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Luke Ventura

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:22 pm
by Dr. Shoe
Does anybody know why Luke left the show after 7 episodes? He mentions his participation on his website. http://www.ritchshydner.com/ But he gives no reason for his departure. I wonder if he thought it wouldn't last or if he got another gig... I e-mailed him but no response to my question.

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:13 am
by Shoe Dick
I guess they just wrote him off like with Seven, can't be sure though. His character was not that important anyway. Not exactly like when Steve left.

EDIT: I just emailed him asking the same question, I hope I will get a response. Thanks for the link!

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:13 pm
by Ron
Hi guys,

Sorry that this has never been responeded to. I came across this forum from someone that clicked on the link in this thread and noticed the unanswered question.

Ritch's role as "Luke Ventura" was abandoned after what he says was a change in direction for the show. They decided to focus more on Kelly than a co-worker of Al's.

From MWC Ritch went on to be a writer for other TV shows, wrote for Blue Collar TV and writing material for other comedians to co-authoring a book with Mark Schiff (I Killed: True Stories of the Raod From America's Top Comics).

Hope this helped answer the question.
Ron
c/o ritchshydner.com

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:50 pm
by Shoe Dick
Thank you for clearing that up for us here at the forum Ron. It is deeply appreciated.

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:32 am
by Dr. Shoe
Thanks Ron, that's the kind of answer I was looking for. I'm sorry Ritch's role got sidelined but hey, at least he got to appear on the greatest tv show in history!

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:51 am
by Ron
My pleasure...I'm glad I could help. Don't feel too bad for Ritch, he went on to write for "Roseanne" after MWC and helped make that show what it was. Everything happens the way it's supposed to in life and Ritch is an incredibly talented performer as well as a writer and is a "legend" in his field.

When I told him about this website and thread he was flattered to know anyone even noticed him or cared about his part.

Personally I loved the show too and am impressed that it had/has such a global following.

Thanks again,
Ron

Re: Luke Ventura

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:32 am
by ARMAN
just started watching from the beginning once again, Luke did a great job on the show even if for a short while :P

Re: Luke Ventura

Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:57 pm
by marriedaniac
I dunno, I'm glad he left when he did. But it did give us Jerry Hall and her fabulous hair.

At least they gave his narcisistic characteristics to Bud! :P

Re: Luke Ventura

Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:46 pm
by ARMAN
Marcy Rhoades wrote:Luke gefiel mir besonders in Al Loses His Cherry

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hehe i posted it here after seeing that episode :) "the day Luke Venture doesnt help his friend is a day when he have something better to do" :mrgreen:

Re: Luke Ventura

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:01 am
by Dr. Shoe
ARMAN wrote:
Marcy Rhoades wrote:Luke gefiel mir besonders in Al Loses His Cherry

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hehe i posted it here after seeing that episode :) "the day Luke Venture doesnt help his friend is a day when he have something better to do" :mrgreen:


Hee hee, that made me chuckle. :D

Re: Luke Ventura

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:07 pm
by marriedaniac
It made Ed chuckle too, seeing as he mentioned it during the Reunion special. :D

Re: Luke Ventura

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:46 am
by Dr. Shoe
Saw this on ebay, a cast photo with him in it.

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Re: Luke Ventura

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:09 pm
by Shoe Dick

Re: Luke Ventura

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:15 am
by Dr. Shoe
Shoe Dick wrote:Ahem: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3576

:wink:


Oh, well you know great minds.... We needed on on the Luke thread anyway.

Re: Luke Ventura

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:13 pm
by Spare Tire Dixon
There is a picture of Luke on the cover of "Shoe News" magazine in a much later episode.