Monday, February 15, 2010

Remembering Lucas

Note: I didn't expect a feed today because of special coverage NBC will air this afternoon for the Olympics. As it turned out, there was a feed, so I dutifully began typing up today's post. Not that DOOL repeats itself much, but I was almost to the first break before I realized they were feeding exactly the same episode they fed Friday! I have no idea why they would do this, unless it would be to give people the satisfaction of seeing Melanie shot again. Anyway, there was a feed, but I guess we should say it didn't count.

As far as I know, this is the only time during the 2010 Winter Olympics that NBC will preempt DOOL, so during that time the show and Prevuze will continue as usual.

Since there was no (new) feed, we have taken today to remember Lucas, who will be leaving the show for good this week (meaning he'll be off the show until the producers decide they can make a big splash and increase ratings by bringing him back). So without further folderol, let's travel down memory lane...


What can you say about Lucas Desmond Roberts Horton as he departs Salem? Lucas Horton... unlucky in love... prankster royale... quick of mouth and slow of mind... A fixture on Days Of Our Lives since 1993, we hardly knew ye, Lucas. Well, that's not exactly true. Fact is, we knew ye a little too well.

When you look up "schmuck" in the dictionary, all you see is a picture of poor Lucas. Take, for example his relationship with Nicole Walker. She loved him so much it only took five million bucks to get her to marry him. Or consider the case of Carrie Brady. His young love, Lucas finally snagged her as he approached middle age and within a couple weeks after the wedding Carrie was so taken with him she was doing the rooftop rumba butt nekkid with none other than Lucas' own brother. And Chloe, who left him practically as fast for her perverted octopus of a doctor.

But then there was Sami. Sami Brady... his broken-bed, couch-sex, underwear racing soul mate, who married him and vowed to be with him through thick and thin, through all the days of their lives. Until, that is, she left him to marry her rapist* so he wouldn't get ticked off.

*OK, rapist, non-rapist, guy who forced her to have sex, guy who said he was sorry for it and that made it OK, the guy who accidentally had sex with her, it was really a passionate night of true love... whatever you want to call it, we're not here to debate that.

With four marriages under his belt and yet to celebrate a first anniversary, I guess there is one thing you can say about Lucas. He must have the sex appeal of a slug crawling through a salt mine.

Lucas Horton... the guy who had a schedule for disowning his mother, who's brain never had a thought that didn't somehow work its way to his tongue, who had less of an ability to stay employed than he did to stay married... well, the guy had one talent for sure. As a practical joker, Lucas had no equal. Some say he actually invented the "dog poo in the burning sack" trick and in his career has made use of fire extinguishers, paint cans and rumor has it he keeps a box of saran wrap in the bathroom.

And then there was his trademark. Lucas has landed more sucker-punches than jobs for sure. If Lucas Horton hasn't landed a sucker-punch on your face, you haven't been to Salem. And that goes for the guys, too.

But, hey, Lucas, we kid because we care — Not to mention we also kid because most of it is true. So how do we pay homage to this major character (and, lets face it, if Lucas was anything he was definitely a character) who now leaves the show? Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words. So here it is, our "50,000 word" photo essay remembering Lucas through the years...

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PREVUZE ADVISOR




Dear Prevuze:

In your opinion, do the words "doofus" and "Lucas" rhyme? If so, do you think there is something to it, or is it just a coincidence?



Stupefied in Salem



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Dear Stupe:

Wow. We never thought of that before. Let's just try it out and see if it works...

There once was a young man named Lucas
Who behaved like a flaming doofus
Wives, he had three*
Soon a bachelor he'll be
'Cause his brains are in his tucas.


Gosh, it seems to work for us, so we'd have to say they do rhyme. And we don't believe in coincidences.

-P

*First appeared in Prevuze Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Oh, Lucas we are so going to miss you. You have provided Prevuze with so much material and now there is certain to be a void. But we understand. You have to leave. Duty calls. Out there somewhere... another town needs a village idiot.


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13 Comments:

Anonymous Berg said...

Ah, poor Pucas. Prevuze, truely, one of the greatest send offs ever. I agree, another village is looking for it's idiot and unfortuntely in Salem take your pick who will step up to the plate.

I will miss the little whiney, small tyke. Who always seemed to have diarrhea of the mouth. Who could never keep a girl. Who could always be counted on for a sucker punch or two. Sniff, sniff.

Every catapillar, must cocoon and turn into a butterfly or moth in this case.

A fitting tribute Prevuze.

3:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job Prevuze. I think you may have finally outdone yourself.

3:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh prevuze prevuze you have selective memory, you forget that Sami Brady was his soulmate who he was obsessed for years and years in order to discover every of her schemes (hey he evn called her scammie !) and he framed her for murder and attempted to murder her so she left her attempted murderer for her so called rapist, the girl likes to live dangerously (i mean she used to because now...no comment). But he could be a really cute funny guy when he wanted and was not always a big asshole who loved to be self-righteous and berate and his so called soulmate..

4:24 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

Prevuze – What a trip down the Lucas Desmond Robert Horton memory lane! Poor Lucas. He ended up the odd man out because TPTB couldn’t find a story for him. Actually, it amounts to the fact that TPTB couldn’t come up with a love interest for good ole Lucas. Let’s face it. On Daze if a character is not part of a triangle or a quadrangle, there’s not much hope for a decent storyline. Of course, I use the word “decent” in comparison only to everything else that goes on in Salem. The really cruel cut is that Lucas became expendable because he was replaced by a character devoid of a personality, a back story, a sense of humor, a clue, or more than one expression. That would be the self-righteous imbecile – Rafe. Rafe has one thing going for him. He’s taller than Lucas. Unfortunately, the trade off is that the quality of acting took a nose dive. My big question is will Lucas fade into the sunset referred to only as a babysitter for Allie or will his body be found floating in Salem’s river, lake, ocean, gulf, and/or tributary?

Thanks for the special Lucas tribute Prevuze!!! Let’s just hope that Bryan finds a nice job that makes use of his considerable comedic talents. Playing Lucas all those year had to have been a hoot!!

5:48 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

As Prevuze pointed out, I'm sure Lucas will be back. Sometime. Perhaps for the better. He came back from 2-3 years in a coma totally buffed. Who knows how he'll return next time.

7:05 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

What a great trip down memory lane! Of course just because a character is off-screen doesn't mean we can't imagine what they are doing (think Shawn and Belle). Unless they kill off the character, which I can't imagine, I have a feeling we will somehow keep Lucas alive.

It's hard to pick favorites because they're all great. I LOL over the reason Vic hired him at Titan and Maggie suggesting he'd need change for his thoughts.

Thanks for giving us our Prevuze fix even without a feed. And for those who get the holiday today happy Monday! :D

7:53 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Of course just because a character is off-screen doesn't mean we can't imagine what they are doing (think Shawn and Belle). Unless they kill off the character, which I can't imagine, I have a feeling we will somehow keep Lucas alive.

It's really true, isn't it? Just because a character isn't on the show has no bearing at all on whether that character will appear in Prevuze. Patch and Kayla... John and Marlena... Shawn and Belle... these are still some of Prevuze' favorites and we'll bring them up whenever we have the opportunity to take a cheap shot.

Heck, former characters don't even have to be alive to appear in Prevuze. Hilda is one of my favorites to bring up whenever Sami gets on her gooshy soapbox about how Rafe protects people.

So, as Lucas departs, his fans (both of them) can take heart that he lives on in Prevuze even though the DOOL writers have chucked him out like yesterday's trash.

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waaaaaah! I am a Lumi! How will I muster any interest in Safe or Ejami?

10:05 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Waaaaaah! I am a Lumi! How will I muster any interest in Safe or Ejami?

Fear not! Prevuze vows to be here to trash the Ejami and Safe relationships just as much as we trashed the Lumi relationship!

We are equal opportunity bashers and as always we are (say it with me) here for you.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lumi fan you can also stop watching the show, not really hard ! I kid Lucas could be an awesome character and a arrogant ass but most of the time he was not boring unlike others...

5:31 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

If Lucas is leaving, then Will and Ali will be without a DAD! ACK! Who's going to "daddy" them now?

10:34 PM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Who's going to "daddy" them now?

OTOH, if Lucas stays in town, Sami has yet another built-in, unseen baby sitter to dump Allie on.

12:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awww its a soap mann i just live with the belief that no matter what they will come back... everyone else that has died has and i mean seriously why couldnt they get rid of him and leave patch and kayla... atleast they had morals..oh well

2:58 AM  

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