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9 Famous TV Flops


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My Mother the Car

My Mother the Car, typically named the worst TV show of all time, aired on NBC from 1965 to 1966. It starred Jerry Van Dyke as the owner of a 1928 Porter convertible possessed by his deceased mother (Ann Sothern), whose voice came out of the car radio. Although written by Allan Burns and Chris Hayward, who had success with The Munsters, the show was panned by critics. Still, My Mother the Car managed to survive a year, but in the end, a country that loved a talking horse just wasn't ready for a talking car.

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS:

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