A group of friends work together with their boss at a dude ranch and go through many fun moments and mishaps along the way.
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 Benjamin Ernst (64 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Lucy (63 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Melody Hanson (63 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Danny Lightfoot (63 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Benjamin 'Buddy' Ernst, Jr. (63 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Bradley 'Brad' Taylor (62 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Ted McGriff (46 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Jake Decker (34 episodes, 1990-1991)
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The antics of a colorful group working at the Bar None, a dude ranch. It is owned by Mr. Ernst, a sometimes-too-enthusiastic, but well meaning boss. The staff include sweet Melody, the lifeguard, Brad, the rich horse instructor, Danny, a Native American, Ted, the good-looking but always into trouble Zack Morris type, and Mr. Ernst's young son Buddy. There's also a wise ranchhand named Lucy and later the group expands to include Jake and Kyle. Written by <PartyGrl162@hotmail.com>

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The show was cancelled when Nickelodeon opened their studios in Orlando, Florida and couldn't justify the production costs for filming in Arizona. See more »

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A highlight of the late eighties/early nineties Nickelodeon line-up
1 June 2002 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

"Hey Dude," along with shows like "You Can't Do That On Television," "Clarissa Explains It All," "The Adventures of Pete & Pete," "Salute Your Shorts," "Roundhouse," and "Are You Afraid Of The Dark?" brings instant pangs of nostalgia to those who grew up on Nickelodeon as it passed from the 80s to the 90s, before it was overtaken by animated programming (though later shows like "The Secret World of Alex Mack" and "All That" managed to launch a few careers). While it wasn't perfect (Melody ISN'T the attractive one?), it was great fun, uncomplicated without being insulting to kids, and had characters who were unique and likable in context - except for Lucy as the all-purpose wisdom dispenser. The stories managed to stay lightweight yet engaging, and it was interesting observing what we would later know as sexual tension between the lead male and female (David Lascher and Kelly Brown). It's a shame that it never made it to video or at least reruns - it's due for a marathon.


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