Earl Sinclair is inspired to create My Mother the Lamp

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.



  • Del Close played Dr. Kadigan in "For Whom the Horn Honks," Cheskin in "Many Happy No-Returns," and a camp counselor in "You Can't Get There from Here"
  • Charles Grodin played Fred in "Burned at the Steak"
  • Avery Schreiber played Captain Manzini
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