Often cited as the worst television
This 1965 series starred Jerry Van Dyke as Dave and Avery Schreiber as Captain Manzini. Dave's mother died and reincarnated as a 1928 Porter station wagon. Dave buys the station wagon and the laughs just start pouring in.
I actually liked the show - then again I was only 6 years old. All I remember is that she (mother/car) could communicate by flashing her headlights or honking her horn. Avery Schreiber was the bad guy, trying to get the car away from Dave. Dave, of course, couldn't tell him the real reason he refused to part with the car.
This series ran for a full season on NBC, approximately 30 shows.