An Ode To “Hey Dude”

Before there was “Clarissa Explains It All” and the “Adventures of Pete & Pete,” Nickelodeon made its first foray into live-action teen television with “Hey Dude,” which ran from 1989 to 1991. The show was about a nerdy ranch owner named Mr. Ernst and the cool teenagers he hired to work on the Bar None Dude Ranch over the summer. The show focused on two of them—rich bitch Brad (Kelly Brown), who despite her girliness was a champion horse rider, and the enterprising Ted (David Lascher), who was as drawn to her as he was repulsed. Also of note, the show starred Christine Taylor, now Mrs. Ben Stiller. “Hey Dude” had the best theme song ever, as you can witness for yourself above. And miraculously, the first season of the show is available on DVD as of today. Watch out for those man-eating jack rabbits, indeed. [EW]Want to contact the writer of this post? {encode=”kate@thefrisky.com” title=”Email her”}!

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