10 Popular ’90s TV Shows That Were Actually Terrible

Hey Dude

We can get on board with the revival of many classic Nickelodeon shows. Clarissa Explains It All? Groundbreaking. Salute Your Shorts? Hilarious. The Adventures of Pete & Pete? Visionary. But Hey Dude was one of those shows where everyone is a stereotype (bad-boy Ted, rich-girl Brad, sensitive Native American Danny) and all the drama arises from the kids trying to have fun while avoiding the half-hearted wrath of dude ranch proprietor Mr. Ernst. Considering that the cast and crew cranked out five seasons between 1989 and 1991, it’s not surprising the quality wasn’t so hot. But that hasn’t prevented nostalgia for the show — the first season just came out on DVD.