I don't care what he thinks or anyone thinks in regards to Lucy's post-ILL sitcoms. They didn't stand the chance to begin with given they had a tough act to follow. Even Lucille Ball herself said that she couldn't top what she, Desi, Vivian, and Bill had done. But that didn't make her other sitcoms unwatchable or less valuable. People still continued to watch LUCY w/out the other three (or two in the TLS first three seasons). That says something right there. The love affair with Lucy didn't stop after I Love Lucy. It continued to flourish well into the 60s and 70s.
I, for one, am glad that Lucy continued in series TV after I Love Lucy. Granted there are some instances where it could been handled much better but that doesn't take way from the enjoyment. Lucy was just as entertaining in her other TV sitcoms as she was in I Love Lucy. And yes, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy and Life with Lucy do have some duds here and there but so does I Love Lucy and other television shows in general. One can't just pin it soley on Lucy's post-ILL sitcoms. And let's be honest ... some of the episodic product Lucille Ball made after 1957 rivaled that of I Love Lucy such as getting stuck in the shower, installing a TV antenna, keeping an eye on Ricky while being disguised as a geisha girl and that Geisha Girl dance scene, conducting a symphony, masquerading as Danny Thomas's wife and the whole snowball fight scene and the courtroom scene that followed, getting drafted by a mere technicality and becoming a "marine", crashing an event with roller skates, getting the Burton's ring stuck on her finger, entering a Lucille Ball look-a-like contest, racing the Mertzes and Fred MacMurray in the middle of the desert to be the first to claim uranium, transforming herself into a "My Fair Lady" type persona, tearing up an entire wall just to "fix" a light switch, overhearing a "love scene" and jumping to the wrong conclusion, resorting to skydiving to prove that she is just as much of a daredevil, disguising herself as a patient in a wheelchair only to be followed around by a growing line of nurses throughout the hospital, abruptly becoming a nursemaid to her loved ones even to pregnant cat named Harry, snooping on Mr. Mooney and her substitute through various disguises, ect. So please don't let this guy tell you that the post-ILL sitcoms are trash. Because they aren't. There is PLENTY of gems to watch with memorable scenes. Great entertainment.