Jul 11, 2017
My Mother the Car
Besides, he was considerably more attractive than his gawky older brother.
Maybe because of a few poor decisions, like rejecting the roles of Gilligan on Gilligan's Island and Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith Show.
The program he chose instead, My Mother the Car, is universally lambasted as ridiculous, although really, was the premise any more far out than Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Mr. Ed, or for that matter, Gilligan's Island.
A man discovers that a car is a reincarnation of his mother (or maybe her ghost is trapped in the car -- it's really not explained in any detail).
Men obsessed with their mothers: 1960s code for gay.
Watching it today, it doesn't seem particularly terrible, for a 1960s sitcom. The mother thing is kind of creepy, but the main problem is, it's just dull. Mom doesn't provide the comedic foil that Mr. Ed did, and the main antagonist, an obsessed car collector, isn't chummy enough to provide a gay subtext or evil enough to provide any conflict.