- My Mother, the Car (TV)
Episode Title: "My Mother, the Fiend"
Tenuous perhaps, but My Mother, the Car was reviled for at least three decades as being one of the worst sitcoms ever aired. It lasted for one season from its premiere in 1965, whereas the jokes about it lasted much longer. What a dead mother who returns as a car and can only be heard by, and thus torture, her harassed son has in common with an alcoholic mother who may have been a high school mean girl, an ice-veined mother who may have dumped a baby in the girls' bathroom on prom night,
an adopted a stepa mother figure who jumps off a bridge, a mother who abandons her illegitimate child...oh, wait a minute. It's mommy issues.
- 2.09 "My Mother, the Fiend"