Stu's Show Nov 7th Loving Lucy in The Danfield Tribune Posted December 2, 2019 · Report reply On 11/22/2019 at 11:26 PM, Luvsbway said: Do you think some of the reason those comments upset Desi so much wasn't so much a bruised ego about the show but more of a sense that it was something that they created together, their showbiz baby. Instead of being angry it was sadness. Maybe he felt bad for her. This was after the famous quote from the 70s that give her 90% of the credit. The show was Lucy. So he calls her up sad that she's being attacked by some jerk. And factor in the bad LWL press that personally attacked Lucy and maybe it was a sense of, stop knocking this girl I still deeply love. I think it was probably a mixture of a bruised ego and sadness. Totally agree about ILL being their showbiz baby, and Desi was probably more sentimental about it in later years. Plus ILL was the only thing most people remembered him for career-wise, so he may have been even more protective of it for that reason. Regarding feeling bad for her, Eddie's bit mostly made fun of Desi, finishing with saying something extremely raunchy. So, Desi probably felt personally attacked. (I can PM you the clip if you're interested, but don't want to post a link to something that crass here.) Found another quote from Lucy in which she expresses her disapproval: She was insulted by the recent Eddie Murphy and Buddy Hackett specials on HBO: ''Inexcusable. Why should we glorify that by watching it. How can we stop it? It's making money, and as long as they're making a buck they don't seem to care. Nobody cares anymore!'' She throws up her arms in mock surrender. https://www.csmonitor.com/1984/0516/051606.html So really, I'll bet Lucy is speaking out against Eddie's special because of how it hurt Desi, rather than the other way around.