Zeke and Luther
is a TV series on Disney XD
about two best friends named Zeke and Luther
(Hutch Dano and Adam Hicks) whose mission in life is to become professional skaters. Other characters include:
Not to be confused with Zack and Cody
. Or Zeke and Justin
This show provides examples of...
- Affectionate Parody: Of The Hangover
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Ginger
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Zeke and Luther often will interrupt the show to explain, interject, or something else. It's also functions as a Confession Cam.
- Broken Aesop: In "Cup Stacking". So, if my best friend shows talent in something that doesn't interest me, I should find his friends and scare them into abandoning my friend so he'll come crawling back?
- California Doubling: For California itself. The show repeatedly points out its setting in Gilroy, CA (a town at the southern end of the Bay Area), but it's very obviously filmed in SoCal.
- Catch Phrase:
- Ginger repeatedly calls Zeke and Luther "pit-sniffers". In return, Zeke usually calls Ginger "mini-munch."
- Ginger also tends to say "Oh yeah, baby!" when things are going her way.
- Also, Kojo's "Watch out!" accompanied by a butt-slap.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Olivia completely disappeared following "Adventure Boy" and no mention has been made at all of her since.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Luther and Ozzie, the latter of the Extraverted Nerd variety.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Lisa gets distracted by watching Zeke drink water, which causes her and Ginger to lose an academic competition against Zeke and Luther.
- Demoted to Extra: Ginger in Season 3 due to Ryan Newman leaving the show.
- Enemy Mine: Zeke and Ginger are forced into this to defeat Jumpsuit at one point.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: Jumpsuit Johnson, Stinky Cast.
- It's pretty obvious that Ginger is the Pim Diffy of the present day.
- Ginger is also very similar to Megan Parker (the show itself is often compared to Drake & Josh).
- Fan Disservice: Oswald's shorts are really really short (shudder).
- Free-Range Children: And how!
- G-Rated Drug: The "Nordic Blue" snow-cone syrup that was featured in one episode.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar:
- Luther was sagging in one episode. And yes, they actually referred to the act as sagging.
- An entire episode was based on the plot of The Hangover.
- In one episode, a guy talked about stuffing bananas in his Wedge-o-Matic.
- In "Adventure Boy," when Kojo is trying to teach Zeke girl-grabbing tips, one of the hooking lines he uses is, "Your lips look kinda cold. Let me warm 'em up for you."
- The Ghost: Zeke's parents are mentioned but noticeably absent, even when the plot clearly calls for them.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Zeke and Luther, obviously.
- Jerkass: Most of characters show their jerkass side. Luther seems to be the exception in this trope (sometimes).
- Kid Com
- Killer Robot: In "I, Skatebot"
- Ladykiller in Love: Kojo, in "Sludge"
- Laugh Track: Mercifully averted (unlike several other shows on its network).
- Lawful Stupid: Deputy Dingle
- Name and Name
- Sexophone: Lisa tries to invoke this by getting a friend to play the saxophone to help her seduce Zeke.
- Shout-Out: To anyone who has watched The Shining, watch the Gingernator.
- Also, the B Plot of "Luther Leads" started with Ginger finding a golden golf ball inside a donut and thus being named heir to the donut shop. She was eventually refused because she couldn't stand training or donuts and intended to tear the place down and erect an office building.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: The Plunk Brothers
- Skate Heaven Is A Place On Earth: A rare non-gaming example.
- Stalker with a Crush: Lisa Grubner, Zeke's 12-and-a-half-year-old stalker.
- Stinky Cast is this to Ginger, but not to the same extreme.
- Story Arc: A good chunk of season 3 revolves around the boys skate careers picking up for real.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Kojo, to an insane degree.
- Too Dumb to Live: Luther, at times. Such as when he thinks a hospital bedpan is a guacamole bowl and asks if he can have one.
- Totally Radical: Advertisements hype its "skater lingo."
- Unusual Euphemism: Oh, my god. Watch the show.
- World of Ham: Arguably the best thing about the show.