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)
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 Margo Barker McGibbon (13 episodes, 1986)
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 Ted McGibbon (13 episodes, 1986)
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 Kevin McGibbon (13 episodes, 1986)
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 Leonard Stoner (13 episodes, 1986)
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The exterior of the hardware store featured in the show was actually a vacant storefront located directly across the street from the studios. See more »

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Featured in Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie (1993) 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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Nostalgic but hopelessly dated
11 February 2006 | by (Alexandria, Virginia) – See all my reviews

If you loved Lucy, you couldn't help but enjoy seeing her again in her last, very short-lived show, especially the episode with guest star Audrey Meadows.

Unfortunately, the writing didn't evolve at all from her 1960's "Lucy Show" and "Here's Lucy" series. Also, casting a very old Gale Gordon for comic counterpoint added more than a little tedium to the experience.

Lucy occasionally consulted ex-husband Desi Arnaz (who had a great sense of comedy) as to what worked and what didn't in her later shows. He was very ill when this show was produced and presumably couldn't offer much advice.

Somehow, "Love With Lucy" seemed to be a copy and paste affair, with little forethought as to what would please current (1986) viewers. Thus, it was hopelessly dated, and Lucy doing even mild slapstick at age 75 just didn't click.

A sad conclusion to an otherwise stellar career.


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