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Life with Lucy(TV show/series, 1986)

30min per episode | Genre: Comedy

Scripted Reality in 1 season with 14 episodes

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Life with Lucy is an American sitcom starring Lucille Ball that aired for one season on ABC from September 20 to November 15, 1986. It is the only Lucille Ball sitcom to not air on CBS. Only 8 out of the 13 episodes produced were aired before ABC cancelled the series. Unlike Ball's previous sitcoms, Life with Lucy was a failure in the ratings and poorly received by critics and viewers alike, ranking among the worst sitcoms in broadcasting history. ()

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About Life with Lucy

Life With Lucy is an American sitcom starring Lucille Ball. The show ran on the ABC network in 1986, and unlike Ball's previous programs, it was a critical and ratings flop. Only eight out of the thirteen episodes that were filmed aired before ABC cancelled the series.


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Life with Lucy Seasons and Episodes

09/20/1986Season 1 - 14 episodes
#1 | 09/20/1986One Good Grandparent Deserves Another
Curtis (Gale Gordon) comes back from a Hawaiian vacation with the intention of moving in with his son, Ted, and his family. He arrives just in time to learn that his son's mother-in-law, Lucy (Lucille Ball), Curtis's new business partner, has moved in with the family. Crotchety Curtis is annoyed that not only does he have to put up with her shenanigans at work, but now at home as well.
#2 | 09/27/1986Lucy Makes a Hit with John Ritter
John Ritter is doing a play in town, and stops into the hardware store for some antique doorhandles. But instead of being helpful, Lucy is hurtful -- she advertantly injures his hands and foot. So Lucy insists that John stay with her. After the lead actress drops out of the play, Lucy talks John into offering her the part of his love interest.
#3 | 10/04/1986Love Among the Two-by-Fours
A former flame of Lucy's, who is a business prospect for Curtis, comes into the store. After he takes her out, Lucy decides that she does not share the same feelings for him that he has carried for her.
#4 | 10/18/1986Lucy Gets Her Wires Crossed
When a talk-show host comes into the store, Lucy talks him into inviting Curtis on for a Mr-Fix-It segment. Curtis reluctantly agrees to let Lucy join him, at the urging of Becky. But while gluing a lamp together, Lucy ends up gluing herself to Curtis. . .and both talk show hosts!
#5 | 10/25/1986Lucy is a Sax Symbol
While looking for things to put in the yard sale, Lucy happens across her old saxophone and encourages Becky to take up playing. However, Becky finds playing the instrument unsatisfying, as does the annoyed Curtis.
#6 | 11/01/1986Lucy Makes Curtis Byte the Dust
Lucy and Curtis get a computer to help with the books at the store. When she uses it to order a non-returnable fleet of merchandise, Lucy tries to get the bank to stop the check -- and accidentally misinforms them that Curtis has died.
#7 | 11/08/1986Lucy, Legal Beagle
While trying to pass off a Kevin's teddy bear as her own during a clean-up sale, to help avoid taunting from one of Kevin's friends, she sticks it in a bag. The bag is then purchased with the bear inside, so Lucy puts up reward posters around town. When the woman comes in to pick up the reward, she's asking for a lot more than the $50 that Lucy is offering.
#8 | 11/15/1986Mother of the Bride
Lucy's sister Audrey comes to town just in time to see Margo and Ted renew their vows. Lucy's excitement is diminished when Audrey starts making all the wedding arrangements, resulting in a cake fight between the two siblings.
#9Lucy and the Guard Goose
After the hardware store is burglarized due to Lucy foolishly leaving a key in a rock outside, she has the brilliant idea to get a goose to guard the store. But the goose never gets a chance to terrorize the burglars -- he's too busy terrorizing the store's owners.
#10Lucy and Curtis are Up a Tree
Ted and Margo feel that Curtis and Lucy are spoiling their grandchildren too much. It doesn't help matters when Curtis begins building Kevin a treehouse, which begins a quarrel between the couple. While working on the treehouse, Lucy and Curtis decide to relieve Ted and Margo's burden by arguing over which will move out -- and Kevin walks off with the ladder, trapping them in the tree.
#11Lucy's Green Thumb
When Lucy makes health shakes for the family, they show their appreciation by pouring them each into an ailing plant. When the plant shoots up overnight, Curtis thinks he has a million dollar plant growing supplement -- but Lucy can't remember what she put in it.
#12Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Curtis sells Lucy his share of the store so he can retire. Lucy goes all out for a solo-ownership celebration and winds up nearly broke. So she interviews candidates to take over Curtis' position, finally settling on Curtis -- who found retirement less satisfying than he had expected.
#13World's Greatest Grandma
Lucy, jealous that everyone else in the family has a trophy to boast, is urged by Becky to join a talent show. After trying her hand at singing, dancing, telling jokes, and doing magic, Lucy finally settles on reciting a song. When she fails to win the trophy, the grandkids get her one of her own that reads ""World's Greatest Grandma.""
#14Twas the Flight Before Christmas

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: California
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 2 languages: German (DE), English (EN)
Status: Ended
First episode released on: 09/20/1986
Last episode released on: 11/15/1986
Composer: Allyn Ferguson
WatchPlayStream ID: SHOWS:9350, Added: 05/12/2018, Last updated: 01/14/2021