My Mother the Car – My Son the Ventriloquist

my mother the car

Bob Abdou sent in this ditty to share with everyone:

Hey Dan and Steve,

Here is a video for one of the strangest ideas for a tv show my mother the car from 1965. Here Jerry Van Dyke is a ventriloquist so bad it’s good they even made a model toy from the show.

It’s really fun to watch and a few funny jokes.

Bob Abdou

PS: Once you hear the song, you won’t be able to get it out of your head
beep beep…

Thanks Bob for sharing with us.




Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to:

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4 Responses to My Mother the Car – My Son the Ventriloquist

  1. Bill Smith says:

    Corny but fun. I’ll take that day’s sometimes corny humor on tv over today’s total LACK of humor any day! My favorite part though was seeing “Mr. Hotchkiss”. he was played by Harold Perry, who was “The Great Gildersleeve”, first on my favorite old time radio show “Fibber McGee & Molly”, Then on his own show, later replaced by Willard Waterman, Who sounded almost exactly like him. & i loved that figure! Always have had a love for that style figure {Davenport, insull, etc}. Thanks for sharing this Bob, Dan, & Steve. :)

  2. LeeDean says:

    Really good, Bob.

  3. bob abdou says:

    wait, this is the strangest thing ever, check out Sammy Davis Jr sings the theme song “My mother the car” -it’s true!!

  4. Bill Smith says:

    WOW! Bob. That was NEAT! They should have had THAT version of the song on the series instead! Sammy was “SWINGIN'”! The one they used was quite forgettable i thought. Sammy’s was a MUCH better one! Thanks! :)

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