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Zeke and Luther
Zeke & Luther - logo
Format Teen sitcom
Created by Matt Dearborn, Tom Burkhard
Starring Hutch Dano,

Adam Hicks, Daniel Curtis Lee, Ryan Newman (season 1-2, regular; season 3, recurring)

Opening theme Theme song preformed by Hutch Dano, Daniel Curtis Lee & Adam Hicks
Composer(s) Christopher Brady

(season 1) Scott Cluasen & Christopher Lee (season 2-present)

Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 72 (aired) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive
producer(s)
Matt Dearborn

Tom Burkhard

Camera setup Film; Single-camera
Running time Approx. 23 minutes
Production
company(s)
Turtle Rock Productions,

Disney XD Original Productions

Broadcast
Original channel Disney XD
Picture format 480i (SDTV)

720p (HDTV)

Original run June 15, 2009 – April 2, 2012
Status Ended
External links
Disney XD website


Zeke and Luther is an American Disney XD sitcom about two best friends setting their sights on becoming he world's greatest skateboarders. The show stars Hutch Dano, Adam Hicks, Daniel Curtis Lee and Ryan Newman (season 1-2).

Zeke and Luther is set in the northern part of Gilroy, California, specifically in the fictional area of Pacific Terrace, which is stated frequently throughout the series. Gilroy was also mentioned occasionally in the Disney Channel series Even Stevens, which was also created by Zeke and Luther co-creator Matt Dearborn.

The episode "Bros Go Pro" was made available to download for free on iTunes in the beginning of June, two weeks before the show's television premiere. The series premiered on June 15, 2009 in the U.S.

On August 2, 2010, it was announced that Zeke and Luther has been renewed for a third season which premiered on February 28, 2011. On June 18, 2011, in an interview with Deadline.com, Matt Dearborn confirmed that the show's third season would be it's last. The show is currently Disney XD's longest running original series and first to make it to a third season.

CharactersEdit

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The cast of Zeke and Luther (from left to right), Hutch Dano, Ryan Newman, Daniel Curtis Lee, and Adam Hicks.

Main Characters===
  • Ezekiel "Zeke" Falcone[4] (Hutch Dano): Zeke was born in Japan, as revealed in the episode "Head of Skate". He was born on April 7, 1993 as revealed in "Not My Sister's Keeper" and lives at 4920 Eisenhower Drive, Gilroy. He is the smarter of the two, but still he is a C- student and only got an A+ once in the episode, "Board in Class". His biggest weakness however is his crush on Olivia Masterson, his neighbor from across the street, but later on in the series does not really care for girls much and thinks that the only "perfect girl", is his skateboard, as he says in episode "Double Crush." His last name is revealed to be Falcone in the episode "The Bro List". He is the older but shorter one of the two being 6'. As of mid-season 2 and 3 he and Luther become sponsored by Riot Skates.
  • Luthisour "Luther" Jerome Waffles (Adam Hicks): He was born in Don's Donuts, as revealed in the episode "Head of Skate". He was born on February 29, 1996, as revealed in the episode "Luther Turns 4". (Although it wasn't premiered on leap year, it was intended in that episode, for the day being February 29, 1996) Best friends to Zeke, cup stacking champion, turkey jerky enthusiast, he can be a bit of an airhead sometimes and is an excessive gamer. He also used to have an armpit hair named Gordon. He adopted a rat that "Jumpsuit" Johnson captured, and named it Lucky. Lucky is both his pet and good luck charm. Luther is also a C- student in class but in the episode "Summer School", Luther gets an A+ by filling in the circles on his ScanTron test sheet in such a way that it resembles a T-Rex. He is the younger but taller one being 6'2 (185 cm). He and Zeke become sponsored by Riot Skates as of mid- season 2.
  • Kornelius "Kojo" Jonesworth (Daniel Curtis Lee): is kind of a friend to Zeke and Luther but also a rival for the reputation of best skater in town. In the beginning of the series he disliked Zeke and Luther equally and referred to them as losers but later on they worked it out. He is full of himself to the point of him having his own calendar. He is sponsored by "Dastardly Skate". Kojo also calls his girlfriends "female ladies". It is revealed in episode "Luck Be a Rodent Tonight", that his mother's name is Nancy. He also thinks he is a better skater than both Zeke and Luther. When something goes well for him he will usually say "Watch out!", and then slaps his buttocks. Kojo had a crush on Zeke's cousin Mia. However, since Mia only stayed in Gilroy for a few days, he dated an extremely tall (yet pleasant and helpful) blonde model in the episode "Daredevils". As revealed in the episode "Kojo's BFF", Kojo is also a big fan of turkey jerky.
  • Ginger Falcone[4] (Ryan Newman) (seasons 1–2 main; season 3 recurring): She is Zeke's younger sister and the main antagonist of the series. In the episode "Bros Go Pro", she uses the boys to make money. She is smart and constantly looks for ways to torture Zeke, like telling Olivia he likes her and ratting Zeke and Luther out when they hid in episode "Bros Go Pro". She also has a habit for making stands such as a falafel stand in the pilot episode and a lemonade stand in the episode "Bros Go Pro". She stresses personal hygiene and having a clean and sanitary surrounding as seen in the episode "Robo-Luth" She's also an accomplished flutist and can also tumble as shown in episode "Skate Camp".

Recurring charactersEdit

  • Oswald "Ozzie" Kepphart (Nate Hartley): Local power walker, caterpillar enthusiast and a nerd. He used to hate skateboarding but became a part-time skater, the first sport he did not quit after a day, and eventually became a good skater. He occasionally sticks his butt out as a rude gesture, which annoys Luther. When he skates he flaps his arms as if he's attempting to fly. He is very nerdy, wears big glasses and he is a fan of Star Wars.
  • Donald "Don" Donaldson (David Ury): Owner and proprietor of Don's Donuts, Zeke and Luther's favorite hangout. In the episode "Luther Leads", Luther called Don a donuthead because he finally realized that he is the only one that works at Don's Donuts and also realized that he's always employee of the month every month (because he's the only one who works at Don's Donuts.) But in the second season he remodels his shop and hires more workers. He also has a twin brother, Ronald, who was mayor of Gilroy as revealed in episode "Head of Skate".
  • Dorothy Joanne "Nana" Waffles (Marianne Muellerleile): "Nana" lives in an apartment with her husband Carl. She often inspires Luther because he does not want to disappoint her loft view of him, and the boys often come to her aid when she's in trouble.
  • Lisa Grubner (Abigail Mavity): A young, geeky girl who has an overwhelming crush on Zeke. She lives in a pink dollhouse in her parents' driveway and is an avid flutist and tumbler. Her first appearance was in the episode "Donut Jockey".
  • Deputy Dingle (Scott Beehner): A bumbling police officer who's always onto Zeke and Luther's shenanigans, but is easily bribed by turkey jerky as seen in "Bro, Where's Our Car?". Although an officer, he is very stupid, and also can be strict.
  • Reginald "Jumpsuit" Johnson (Lawrence Mandley): Zeke and Luther's cranky ex-astronaut neighbor who commonly throws away old space stuff in the trash and has a gravity simulator in his garage. His nickname is because of the fact that he wears a jumpsuit every day. He once called Luther a menace but made no comment about Zeke. However, it is more probable that he despises Zeke more than Luther.
  • Dale Davis (Ron Fassler): A local television news reporter always on the scene of a big event.
  • Monica Lopez (Tristin Mays): Kojo's on-and-off cheerleader girlfriend. She also appears in the episode "Bro, Where's Our Car?" as a Junior Miss Gilroy candidate who, alongside Bridget, is taken to the beach by Zeke and Luther in an attempt to woo them.
  • Poochie McGruder (Lily Jackson) (seasons 1–2): Ginger's friend who helps her to prank Zeke. She is weird, likes clapping at anything Ginger says or does, and her catchphrase is "Yay!". She wears glasses and always bright.
  • Olivia Masterson (Juliet Holland-Rose) (season 1): Formerly the olive girl for the "Langley Olives" company, she was once Zeke's next door neighbor and crush. She tried designing him a skater look in episode "Cape Fear" but only for it to fail, mainly to a large cape that became a safety hazard. It is noted that she has a crush on Zeke. She did not know if he liked her until he liked her in episode "Adventure Boy". She is said to like brave guys.
  • Garrett "Stinky Cast" Delfino (Andy Pessoa) (seasons 1–2): Local boy camera man who constantly wears the same sleeveless white shirts, jean shorts and trademark cast. He's Zeke and Luther's camera guy. He has the hugest crush on Ginger which Zeke uses as leverage to pay for Stinky Cast's videos. He had his cast removed in the episode "The Big Red Stacking Machine" which he was upset about due to losing his trademark. He then proceeded to try to injure himself to get a new cast and succeeded, thus restoring his name.
  • Kirby Cheddar (David Gore) (seasons 1–2): He lives near Zeke and Luther. He plays the airdrums and the trombone. His mother is very overprotective.
  • Charlie and Doyce Plunk (Reid Ewing and Chris Zylka) (entire run and seasons 1–2, respectively): Brothers that are always ready to give Zeke and Luther a hard time, and they are their arch rivals. They come from the family of barbers and they play pranks on other teens by cutting their hairs.
  • Roy Waffles (Davis Cleveland) (seasons 2–3): Luther's younger and rarely mentioned brother. He is obsessed with playing video games and stays in his room so much that he didn't even know what the sun was when Zeke and Luther took him outside. When someone takes his video game away from him, he gets "Roy Rage" and becomes super strong, allowing him to bend metal bars and lift a car. He has appeared in the episodes "Little Bro, Big Trouble" and "Sibling Rivalries".
  • Dr. Ricardo (Carlos Lacámara) (season 2–3): A doctor that Zeke and Luther regularly visit who sometimes doesn't give the best prescriptions.
  • Eddie Coletti (Paul Tei) (season 3): The owner of Riot Skates, the company that Zeke and Luther are sponsored by. He is known to have a major sweating problem.
  • Bridget (Claudia Lee) (season 3): A waitress at a Don's Donuts and Luther's love interest. She is a common-sense person surrounded by crazy characters.

EpisodesEdit

Main article: List of Zeke and Luther episodes
Season Episodes Originally Aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 21 June 15, 2009 February 1, 2010
2 26 March 15, 2010 December 6, 2010
3 26 February 28, 2011 April 2, 2012

International releaseEdit

Country / Region Channel Season 1 Premiere Season 2 Premiere Title
 United States Disney XD June 15, 2009 March 15, 2010 Zeke and Luther
Disney Channel July 3, 2009 2010
 Mexico Disney XD Latin America

Disney Channel Latin America

July 3, 2009

July 2, 2010

July 4, 2010

November 8, 2010

Zeke y Luther
 Argentina
 El Salvador
 Honduras
 Peru
 Guatemala
 Venezuela
 Costa Rica
 Colombia
 Ecuador
 Bolivia
 Paraguay
 Brazil Disney XD Brazil July 3, 2009 July 4, 2010 Zeke e Luther
Disney Channel Brazil and Rede Globo July 2, 2010 - Rede Globo, November 7, 2011 November 10, 2010 - Rede Globo, December 6, 2011
 Australia Disney Channel August 15, 2009 June 28, 2010 Zeke and Luther
 New Zealand Disney Channel August 15, 2009 June 28, 2010
TV 2 July 2, 2011 TBA
 Egypt Disney XD Egypt September 15, 2009 2010 Zeke & Luther
 France Disney XD France September 15, 2009 Zeke et Luther
 Spain Disney XD (Spain) September 18, 2009 Zeke y Luther
Disney Channel April 3, 2010
 Poland Disney XD Poland September 19, 2009 July 17, 2010 Zeke i Luther
 Canada Family September 20, 2009 - May 29, 2011 March 12, 2010 Zeke & Luther
Disney XD (Canada) June 2, 2011 June 2, 2011
 Japan Disney XD Japan September 27, 2009 ジーク アンド ルーサー
 South Korea Disney Channel Korea 지크와 루터
 Italy Disney XD Italy September 28, 2009 September 13, 2010 Zeke e Luther
Disney Channel Italy October 3, 2009 September 18, 2010
 United Kingdom Disney XD UK 2010 Zeke & Luther
Disney Channel UK
 Ireland Disney XD Irland
Disney Channel Ireland
 Greece Disney XD Greece Ζικ και Λούθερ
 Serbia Disney XD Serbia Zik i Luter
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Montenegro
 Germany Disney XD Germany October 9, 2009 (Advance)

November 13, 2009 (Premiere)

October 9, 2010 Zeke und Luther
Super RTL July 26, 2010 2011
 Austria ORF 1 June 26, 2010
 Portugal Disney Channel Portugal October 10, 2009 2010 Zeke e Luther
 Israel Disney Channel Israel October 30, 2009 זיק ולות'ר
 Czech Republic Disney Channel Central and Eastern Europe November 7, 2009 Zeke a Luther
 Slovakia
 Slovenia
 Hungary Zeke és Luther
 Bulgaria Зик и Лутър
 Romania March 19, 2011 Zeke şi Luther
 Ukraine Disney Channel Ukraine September 9, 2009 May 28, 2010 Зiк i Лютер
 India Disney XD India November 15, 2009 June 15, 2010 Zeke & Luther
 Hong Kong Disney Channel Asia December 13, 2009 April 17, 2011
 Vietnam
 Thailand
 Singapore
 Malaysia
 Philippines
 Republic of China Disney XD Taiwan 2010
 Netherlands Disney XD The Netherlands January 1, 2010 August 22, 2010
 Russia Disney Channel (Russia) November 1, 2010 April 1, 2011 Зик и Лютер
 Chile Disney XD Latin America

Disney Channel Latin America

July 3, 2009

July 2, 2010

July 4, 2010

November 8, 2010

Zeke y Luther
Canal 13 (Chile) December 13, 2010 2011
 Turkey Disney XD (Turkey) September 15, 2009 Mid-2010 Zeke ve Luther

ReferencesEdit

External links Edit

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