My Mother the Car was a TV sitcom which ran a single season (1965-1966). However, the title and premise later became widely spoofed and mocked for their absurdity and the show regularly discussed in retrospectives and books on bad television. As the title implies, a man buys an antique car, a 1928 Porter, only to find it's the reincarnation of his mother.
- In the Jim Henson Hour pitch tape, Gonzo claims to see My Mother the Car on one of the monitors on the Inner Tube set.
- In the third season Dinosaurs episode "Network Genius," Earl Sinclair briefly spitballs the idea of a new show, My Mother the Lamp, with details to follow later.