Lucy Barker is a grandmother living with her daughter's family while constantly getting into comedic predicaments.
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 Lucy Barker (13 episodes, 1986)
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 Curtis McGibbon (13 episodes, 1986)
Ann Dusenberry ...
 Margo Barker McGibbon (13 episodes, 1986)
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 Ted McGibbon (13 episodes, 1986)
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 Becky McGibbon (13 episodes, 1986)
Philip Amelio ...
 Kevin McGibbon (13 episodes, 1986)
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 Leonard Stoner (13 episodes, 1986)
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Lucy Barker is a grandmother living with her daughter's family while constantly getting into comedic predicaments.

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The show was inspired by the success of The Cosby Show (1984) and The Golden Girls (1985) the previous season. Producers felt that Ball, a past TV star like Cosby, could revive her career with a family sitcom. See more »


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Life With Lucy Opening Theme
Music and Lyrics by Martin Slivestri, Jeremy Stone, Joel Higgins
Performed by Eydie Gorme
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The Reason This Show Failed
31 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've heard it said that Lucy and Gale were too old for the roles in this show, but that isn't the reason that this show failed. There is one reason this show failed and that one reason is a man known as Aaron Spelling! Abc pitched an idea to Aaron about producing a show starring Lucille Ball. He was sold from the start and every actor was signed except for Lucy. It took a lot of talking into from Gale and Gary (Morton) and she finally said "YES." Under one condition- she have Bob Carroll, Jr. and Madelyn Davis write the show. As they did for I Love Lucy, The Lucy Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy! Both were basically Lucy's writers.

To make a long story short, Aaron Spelling got the idea of "Power" in his head. He would often take a script written by Bob and Madelyn and make drastic changes to parts he didn't like or parts that he didn't think were funny. Had Aaron just left the scripts alone and let Lucy run the show, the show would have been a bigger success than it was. The John Ritter episode was the funniest because Aaron wasn't able to get his hands on the scripts right away.

HAPPY TRAILS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR RED RIVER48


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