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Life with Lucy 

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

South Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Aaron Spelling blamed himself for the failure of the show, stating that he should have never granted Lucille Ball creative control. Spelling knew something was wrong when the studio audience in attendance during the pilot gasped when Ball was doing a physical stunt, fearing she would get hurt. Spelling would never produce another sitcom again, saying "If you're gonna fail with Lucille Ball, you should not do comedy." See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Life With Lucy Opening Theme
Music and Lyrics by Martin Silvestri, Jeremy Stone and Joel Higgins
Performed by Eydie Gormé
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Keep on saying 'Yes I can'
30 July 2013 | by BWRocksSee all my reviews

It's unfortunate that the stars that we love and grew up watching don't always end their careers on a high-note. There are many reasons for this and the reason why I think this show never caught on was perhaps because audiences didn't give it a chance. Lucy was loyal to her TV audience for more than thirty years and she was not going to change her formula at all and I have to respect her for that because she was a comedy genius. Instead, she plays the same character that we all grew up watching. It is a fun, funny and delightful sitcom if you appreciate Lucy. I love the Lucy character and everything she did and even if I wasn't a big Lucy fan I think I would enjoy this series as well. Because Ms. Ball wasn't just funny, she was hysterical and she defined the art of slapstick and was a wonderful actress as well because she could do drama and make the best facial expressions. "Life with Lucy" included some great episodes and guest star (such as the late and exceptionally talented John Ritter) as well as Ms. Ball's veteran co-star Mr. Gale Gordon. The series also includes a fabulous theme-song and an exceptional supporting cast. This is The Queen of Comedy's swan song and it deserves a place on DVD. Like many fans, I anticipate and look forward to getting the complete series of "Life with Lucy" once it comes out on DVD.


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