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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 »

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South Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lucille Ball demanded complete creative control, no pilot requirement, and no audience testing. ABC agreed to these demands due to Ball's previous television successes. 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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Why?!??! Oh, why?!?!?!?!??!
24 July 2000 | by deejay_billSee all my reviews

A few years ago, Nick at Nite aired the first episode of this miserable piece of garbage as part of some kind of "Lucython." I was in Bad-TV heaven; I watched this catastrophe when it first aired in 1986, and I was delighted to see it again in all of it's badly-written, poorly executed glory.

What was the problem? Do you have a few hours? First of all, casting a 75 year-old comedienne LONG past her prime in a series that involves extensive physical comedy is downright pathetic. This sort of thing is difficult for someone in her twenties; watching Lucy and Gale Gordon (who was in his EIGHTIES at the time) was just downright painful. It was impossible to laugh because there was so much concern about these two senior citizens seriously injuring themselves.

Secondly, the scripts were awful. Nothing but a bad rehash of older Lucy shows....only this time the stuff wasn't funny. This show wouldn't have been funny in 1956, let alone 1986.

Third, the annoying hooting and hollering of the studio audience every time the star showed up on the set was unbearable.....think "Married...with Children" but without the subtlety.

Easily one of the most ill-conceived, badly executed, poorly written shows in the history of television, "Life with Lucy" belongs on the list of the top-five worst TV "Mistakes" in history. The series was pulled off the air in less than two months and RARELY surfaces in reruns. If you ever get a chance to see it, make sure you do. In fact, I urge you to write, call, or e-mail Nick at Nite and TV Land and BEG them to show an episode or two of this miserable piece of crap. You won't believe your eyes.


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