Hey Dude

Nickelodeon (ended 1991)
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  • show Description
  • Hey Dude was a show on Nickelodeon from 1989-1991. It was set at the fictional Bar None Dude Ranch in Arizona. The show focused on the always amusing predicaments that the teens and the ranch owner, Mr. Ernst, got themselves into over a summer.

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 13


    Aired 8/30/91

  • S 5 : Ep 12

    Double Date

    Aired 8/23/91

  • S 5 : Ep 11

    Jake's Fight

    Aired 8/16/91

  • S 5 : Ep 10

    Low Budget Brad

    Aired 8/9/91

  • S 5 : Ep 9


    Aired 8/2/91

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Brisbin

    Mr. Benjamin Ernst

  • Kelly Brown

    Bradley "Brad" Taylor

  • Geoffrey Coy

    Kyle Chandler (1990-1991)

  • Jonathan Galkin

    Jake Decker (1990-1991)

  • Debrah Kalman


  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (256)

    • Danny: These clothes need a really good breaking in.

    • Brad: Oh hey, if it isn't the senior staph infection.

    • Danny: I think if the president gets sick, Ted takes over!

    • (recurring after each "tied" event) Melody: Can we please just call it a draw? Brad and Ted: NO!

    • Brad(to Buddy): Being the new kid doesn't last forever and the old kids around here happen to be pretty nice. Ted: What was that? Could I hear that again? Brad: In about a year.

    • Danny: Brad is helping Ted? Melody: It must have been a moment of weakness.

    • Ted: Don't worry Lucy I can do this with my eyes open. (Ted runs into a tree)

    • Brad: One match is more than generous, I don't need one at all. Melody: I guess you could always start a fire by rubbing two credit cards together. Brad: Maybe, you could start one by rubbing your two brain cells together.

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    Notes (65)

    • The sets used for Hey Dude were built on land located a half mile from the actual Tanque Verde Ranch. That way production could take place without disturbing the guests staying at the hotel. Most of the buildings still stand today, but they are gutted and run down. The pool scenes were the only ones actually filmed at the Tanque Verde.

    • Hey Dude was filmed on the property of the Tanque Verde Ranch, a former Spanish land grant that sits 2,800 feet up in the foothills of three colorful mountain ranges: the Tanque Verde, Rincon, and Catalina. The ranch's east border is the rugged million-plus acre Coronado National Forest, with the Saguaro National Monument to the south.

    • Mr. Ernst and Lucy do not appear in this episode.

    • Lucy does not appear in this episode.

    • Lucy and Buddy do not appear in this episode.

    • Lucy does not appear in this episode.

    • Lucy does not appear in this episode.

    • Lucy and Danny do not appear in this episode.

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    Trivia (15)

    • When Danny asks Melody when her birthday is, she tells him her birthday is in March...then in episode 64, Ted brings Melody a gift, and she tells him that her birthday isn't till July!

    • In this episode, Brad jokes about the possibility of a memorable date with Ted. 13 episodes later, she'll eat her words as she has a somewhat memorable date with Ted.

    • Here are following ways staffers can earn gold stars under Ted's system: One Star: Helping A Guest Two Stars: Obeying Ted Three Stars: Working Overtime Four Stars: Throwing Yourself In Front Of A Flaming Gas Truck

    • We learn that Melody's parents are divorced.

    • In this episode Buddy is living with Danny & Jake even though he doesn't move in with them until two episodes later.

    • Jake howling replaces the standard howl that is heard when the Cinetel Productions logo appears in the end credits.

    • This episode does not feature the trademark howling when the Cinetel Productions logo appears.

    • This is the first episode of Hey Dude to carry the "In Stereo Where Available" notation in the opening credits.

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    Allusions (29)

    • Candid Camera: A hidden camera show that catches people in funny situations. When Mel Trout is caught robbing the safe in the lodge Buddy tells him he is on Candid Camera.

    • Episode title is taken from the 1966 Clint Eastwood movie, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

    • The Defiant Ones: A 1958 movie about two prisoners handcuffed together when they escape. Lucy tells Brad her being handcuffed to Ted reminds her of this movie.

    • Bon Jovi: Bon Jovi is a rock band that was formed in 1983. After Ted mentions Eddie Good's money may be counterfeit Melody tells him the Secretary of Treasury is listed as Bon Jovi. Ted grabs the bill, but Melody is just kidding.

    • Bon Jovi: A rock band formed in 1983. Melody and Brad give an injured Danny some Bon Jovi tapes to listen to while he rests.

    • Guns N' Roses: A hard rock band that was formed in 1985. Towards the end of the episode, when Brad is happy. Melody asks if it is because she is singing backup for Guns N' Roses.

    • Hulk Hogan: A semi-retired professional wrestler best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation. He is a choice in the personality quiz question "Who would you most like to be stuck in an elevator with?"

    • Pee Wee Herman: A comedian best known for the children's television series "Pee-wee's Playhouse". He is a choice in the personality quiz question "Who would you most like to be stuck in an elevator with?"

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  • Fan Reviews (12)
  • This Nick show rocked! A country edition of Saved By The Bell, minus Screech

    By TriviaDude, Nov 08, 2011

  • Weird but good.

    By gracielove, Nov 09, 2012

  • Staple for kids who grew up in the 90s

    By tripllle, Apr 22, 2009

  • Great Show!

    By taz765, Sep 05, 2006

  • Does anyone know where I can get the ringtone? I've been looking for it for years!

    By annfisanerd, Oct 06, 2007