TV Show of the Week: "My Mother the Answering Machine"

Half hour situation comedy. Urban playboy Todd Chadwick's (Rob Lowe) wild life is turned upside down when the spirit of his dead mother unexpectedly returns as his new answering machine--and he can't disconnect her. Instead of taking calls from his assorted semi-literate babes of the week, she gives them her own messages, like "Drop dead you slut," and "Sweetie, you sound so stupid I'd be surprised if you can dress yourself." Mother also dials and leaves messages for Lisa (Mare Winningham), a teacher and former neighbor she thinks is perfect for Todd. Brenda Vaccaro is the voice of Mrs. Chadwick; Lindsay Lohan plays this episode's airheaded babe.