Lucy Barker is a grandmother living with her daughter's family while constantly getting into comedic predicaments.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1986  

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Here's Lucy (1968–1974)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Lucy Carter, a widow with two teen children, takes a job as a secretary for her stuffy brother-in-law.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz
Lucy Calls the President (TV Movie 1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After Indiana housewife Lucy Whittaker (Lucille Ball) calls the White House to discuss a housing project, she finds herself making preparations for the President to visit her home for ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Daniels
Stars: Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Gale Gordon
Stone Pillow (TV Movie 1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In an effort to understand the plight of homeless women living on the streets, young social worker, Carrie Lange (Daphne Zuniga) attempts befriending a homeless woman named Florabelle ('... See full summary »

Director: George Schaefer
Stars: Lucille Ball, Daphne Zuniga, William Converse-Roberts
The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend, and her cantankerous boss.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance
Lucy Gets Lucky (TV Movie 1975)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Lucy Gets Lucky finds the wacky redhead pulling out all the stops in Las Vegas to see her favorite entertainer,'Dean Martin'. Lucy gets a job working at the MGM Grand casino and high stakes hijinks follow.

Director: Jack Donohue
Stars: Lucille Ball, Dean Martin, Jackie Coogan
Lucy in London (TV Movie 1966)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Lucy goes to hip London to experience all the current fads

Director: Steve Binder
Stars: Lucille Ball, Joby Blanshard, Jenny Counsell
Cher... and Other Fantasies (TV Movie 1979)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

After an opening number featuring women from history (all wearing Bob Mackie fashions), Cher finds herself lost in an abandoned building's atrium. With the help of a mystical sign painter (... See full summary »

Director: Art Fisher
Stars: Cher, Lucille Ball, Elliott Gould
What Now, Catherine Curtis? (TV Movie 1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Following twenty years of marriage to a philandering husband, divorcée Catherine Curtis begins life anew as a single woman. After struggling to be alone, Catherine finds romance with a ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Walters
Stars: Lucille Ball, Joseph Bologna, Art Carney
I Love Lucy (1953)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Desi Arnaz greets the "I Love Lucy" studio audience and invites them to watch Lucille Ball and the cast film a special extended episode.

Director: Edward Sedgwick
Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance
Three for Two (TV Movie 1975)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

THREE FOR TWO presents Lucy with the Great One, Jackie Gleason, combining their comedic talents for the first time, in a trio of comedy-dramas centered on the various aspects of marriage.

Director: Charles Walters
Stars: Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, Gino Conforti
Make Room for Granddaddy (1970–1971)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An aging entertainer and his wife take on care of their 6-year-old grandson.

Stars: Danny Thomas, Marjorie Lord, Angela Cartwright
Mame (1974)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

It's the late 1920s. Upon the death of wealthy Chicagoan Edward Dennis, his nine-year old son Patrick Dennis becomes the ward of their only living relative, Edward's equally wealthy New ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Saks
Stars: Lucille Ball, Robert Preston, Bea Arthur
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Lucille Ball ...  Lucy Barker 13 episodes, 1986
Gale Gordon ...  Curtis McGibbon 13 episodes, 1986
Ann Dusenberry ...  Margo Barker McGibbon 13 episodes, 1986
Larry Anderson ...  Ted McGibbon 13 episodes, 1986
Jenny Lewis ...  Becky McGibbon 13 episodes, 1986
Philip Amelio Philip Amelio ...  Kevin McGibbon 13 episodes, 1986
Donovan Scott ...  Leonard Stoner 13 episodes, 1986
Edit

Storyline

Lucy Barker is a grandmother living with her daughter's family while constantly getting into comedic predicaments.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

South Pasadena, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

On the mantle, there are photos of Lucille Ball as a baby. See more »


Soundtracks

Life With Lucy Opening Theme
Music and Lyrics by Martin Silvestri, Jeremy Stone and Joel Higgins
Performed by Eydie Gormé
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Reason This Show Failed
31 December 2004 | by RedRiver48See 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


25 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed