Friday, March 5, 2010

Hey Dude

It's a little wild and a little strange, when you make your home out on the range...

From time to time on this blog I'm going to take a look back at the great shows from my childhood and I thought I'd start with one of the classics!

Hey Dude ran on Nickelodeon from 1989 to 1991 (65 episodes) (I would've been 10-12 years old at the time) and I am confident that I have seen every single episode of this show.
The show is about an Easterner, Mr. Ernst, who buys a ranch out near Tuscan, Arizona. The staff included Ted, Danny, Brad, and Melody along with Buddy and his faithful dog...and Lucy, a ranch hand with a heart of gold. Another character named Kyle was later added to the show to be heart-throb competition for Ted when he returned from summer school, but I think we always knew that Ted had Brad's heart.

Christine Taylor (Melody) was the only one that really went on to do anything of note. The others had bit parts over the years, but nothing really matched what the future Mrs. Ben Stiller would accomplish.
My favorite episode, one I remember to this day, is the one where some scoundrel cowboys try to rob the ranch and they hold several people hostage in the process. But, Mr. Ernst and crew find their way out of that jam as they would many others.

So, everyone join me in salluting a great show from my childhood, Hey Dude, with a "Yippi Ki Yi Yea!"
To read more about Hey Dude, click here. Otherwise, enjoy the video below.


  1. I remember you making me watch this show. What was the one with the fat dude named donkey lips or something like that.

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  3. Jeremy tips his hat to the dude ranch!

  4. Never saw an episode of this show. I'd try to reason why with a rude comment about the show and its followers, but I was probably spending my afternoons watching Muppet Babies and Small Wonder. So I'll just keep my mouth shut. Keep up the blogging. I've been trying to start one of my own and think I've found a good idea for one. Be on the lookout.