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Subject: "Life with Lucy" - Should it have happened?

Written By: SammyReed on 11/25/02 at 10:05 p.m.

    I'd like to put a post up about the short-lived 1986 Lucy show, "Life with Lucy".
    Now, I'm not a big fan of Lucy shows, but one time I happened to catch a little bit of an episode in which she was dealing with a computer. She started doing things with it, then it started having a few problems, then more problems, then Lucy couldn't take it anymore and let out her trademark "Waahhhh".
    Mind you, I already had it with "I Love Lucy" and the stuff with the chocolate conveyor belt, but at the same time I thought it was neat that she was doing that kind of scene with an 80's thing like a computer, on a brand new series. I took it as Lucy still being Lucy, but updating with the times. My thinking was "well, maybe I don't wanna see this stuff continually, but there are other people who do, and as far as that goes, I think she's doing a decent job here."
    Apparently I was wrong about those "other people" as far as this show was concerned, because it wound up lasting about as long as "Pink Lady & Jeff".
    So what do you think? should "Life with Lucy" have happened or not? My belief is that at least she deserved the shot at it.

Subject: Re:

Written By: Steve_H on 11/26/02 at 02:55 a.m.

I don't remember it at all.  I remember the Lucille Ball Show.  She was, in my opinion, the most obnoxious person in the history of television.  Pee Wee Herman and Barbara Walters are in the mix, but no-one touches Lucy in her ability to annoy.

That being said, I agree that she deserved the shot.  Heck, she had an audience, a whole lot of someones liked her.  

Subject: Re: "Life with Lucy" - Should it have happened?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/26/02 at 07:16 a.m.

I remember the show but didn't watch it. I grew up on "I Love Lucy" and watched the numerous re-runs and it was cute. I did watch "The Lucy Show" but started to lose interest. I may have watched "Here's Lucy" a couple of times but really was bored with her antics by then. When "Life with Lucy" came around, I had no desire to watch. All of them were the same and it really got old (like her) by that time. I think she was just trying to get back to what she had in her heyday but by that time, it was gone. She had lost her flair (which is sad). She was trying to recreate the candy conveyor belt only on the computer which you just can't recreate the magic she had with Vivian Vance.


Subject: Re: "Life with Lucy" - Should it have happened?

Written By: jamminoldies on 11/27/02 at 05:43 p.m.

I don't remember"Life With Lucy"But I do remember"STONE PILLOW".Her last final film in 1986.A very nice heartwarming movie.She died 3 years later :'( -howard-