Lucy Barker is a grandmother living with her daughter's family while constantly getting into comedic predicaments.
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Complete series cast summary:
...  Lucy Barker 13 episodes, 1986
...  Curtis McGibbon 13 episodes, 1986
...  Margo Barker McGibbon 13 episodes, 1986
...  Ted McGibbon 13 episodes, 1986
...  Becky McGibbon 13 episodes, 1986
Philip Amelio ...  Kevin McGibbon 13 episodes, 1986
...  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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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 »


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Life With Lucy Opening Theme
Music and Lyrics by Martin Silvestri, Jeremy Stone and Joel Higgins
Performed by Eydie Gormé
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Horrendous
28 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

In the era of "The Golden Girls," Lucy attempted a comeback utilizing a comedic style three decades old. It was a BAD idea. Nobody wanted to see a rehash of "I Love Lucy," melded with a vacuous 80s sitcom family.

IMAGINE Lucy, at that age, in something MUCH better. Her comedic timing is legend, and she deserved a more sophisticated finale. I saw her in person, a few years prior to her death, and her caustic wit was astounding. Most likely, she feared moving away from the tried-and-true image she had established.

Eve Arden suffered a similar fate, and I would have killed to see the two of them in a series together.

I admire Ball's loyalty to her original creative team, but the enterprise is clearly a mistake, that her family and advisers should have stopped her from making.

Yes, I watched the series during its original run. The supporting "family" cast is appalling. Good grief, even if they'd just presented her and Gale Gordon as an older married couple, it might have survived.

She appeared on, I believe, The Tonight Show, after the failure of this sitcom. She was in tears, and it broke my heart. It is said that her despair over the failure of this show quickened her death. Whatever the case, she deserved much better.


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