Life with Lucy (1986– )

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This short-lived comedy series featured the legendary Lucille Ball as Lucy Barker, now a grandmother living with her daughter's family, and still getting into the comedic predicaments that ... See full summary »

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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)
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 Kevin McGibbon (13 episodes, 1986)
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 Leonard Stoner (13 episodes, 1986)
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This short-lived comedy series featured the legendary Lucille Ball as Lucy Barker, now a grandmother living with her daughter's family, and still getting into the comedic predicaments that her fans have learned to love. Written by Phil Fernando

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Gale Gordon was lured out of retirement by Ball to be her co-star again. Gordon joined the show on the condition that he be paid for an entire season even if the show was canceled quickly. See more »

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Referenced in Night Court: A Day in the Life (1987) See more »

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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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