The first season of the Hey Dude TV series began airing on July 14, 1989, on the Nickelodeon television network, and concluded its initial airing on October 6, 1989 with 13 episodes.


Season 1 started witout a previous pilot film. It introduced the original main characters of the show: Mr. Ernst, the new ranch owner of the Bar None Ranch, his son Buddy, female ranch hand Lucy, and the four original teenage summer employees Ted, Danny, Melody, and Brad.


Of the nine main characters of the Hey Dude TV series, seven appeared already in season 1. They were portrayed by the following regular cast members:

In the intro, Josh Tygiel was shown and credited together with Buddy's pet dog Cassie.


The following lists introduces the individual episodes of season 1 with a short summary. For details such as the writer(s) and director(s) of the episodes and their original air date on Nickelodeon see "Episodes".

No. Image Title Summary
1 1x01 1x01 Day One at the Bar None The pilot of Hey Dude introduces the staff of the Bar None Ranch as well as the new owner Mr. Ernst and his son Buddy who is unhappy about their change.

When horse crazy Bradley arrives at the Bar None ranch, everyone thinks she's a great guest. Ted McGriff's efforts to impress Bradley backfire.

2 1x02 1x02 Battle of the Sexes Who's a better rider, a better cook, better at catching fish -- Ted and Danny or Melody and Bradley? They agree to disagree in a comical "Battle of the Sexes".
3 1x03 1x03 Goldilocks Buddy Ernst finally finds something to like at the ranch, a yellow-maned pony named Goldilocks. When Buddy learns that his father plans to sell the horse, he and Goldilocks head out into the heat of the desert.
4 1x04 1x04 Ted's Saddle Ted wants to buy a saddle that was owned by John Wayne, so he starts doing odd jobs for guests. The problem is he neglects his normal duties leaving the rest of the staff to pick up the slack.
5 1x05 1x05 The Competition Brad and Melody want the chance to lead overnight camping trips in the desert, but only one of them may do it. Who will it be?
6 1x06 1x06 Rehearsal for Romance Sixteen year old Melody's fondest wish comes true when a "college man" asks her out on a date. Will she use Ted's ridiculous date-coaching to help her through this momentous evening?
7 1x07 1x07 Perfect Father Ranchowner Ben Ernst never has time for his twelve year old son Buddy, but when two crooks try to rob the guests, father and son team up to save the day.
8 1x08 1x08 The Good, the Bad, the Obnoxious One of Brad's snooty friends from private school shows up at the ranch, much to Brad's embarrassment.
9 1x09 1x09 Rainmen Danny does some soulsearching when the ranch's well runs dry and he must decide whether to help his friends or remain true to his native American heritage.
10 1x10 1x10 Ted and Brad Get Handcuffed Finally, Ted has the perfect scheme to be very, very close to Bradley. Only the scheme backfires.
11 1x11 1x11 Suspicion The kids at the ranch suspect a ranch guest of foul play - maybe even murder.
12 1x12 1x12 Employee of the Week To encourage hard work and positive attitudes, Mr. Ernst sets up a competition to see who's the "Employee of the Week".
13 1x13 1x13 Pain in the Neck Ted's fascination with girls sends Danny crashing to the ground from a tall ladder. Now it is Danny's turn to have Ted wait on him.



Front cover of the Season 1 DVD box

Season 1 was made available for download at the iTunes Store on July 29, 2008.

On July 19, 2011, it was released on DVD by Shout! Factory with the title Hey Dude - Season 1.

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Seasons and Episodes
Season 1: 1x01 - 1x02 - 1x03 - 1x04 - 1x05 - 1x06 - 1x07 - 1x08 - 1x09 - 1x10 - 1x11 - 1x12 - 1x13
Season 2: 2x01 - 2x02 - 2x03 - 2x04 - 2x05 - 2x06 - 2x07 - 2x08 - 2x09 - 2x10 - 2x11 - 2x12 - 2x13
Season 3: 3x01 - 3x02 - 3x03 - 3x04 - 3x05 - 3x06 - 3x07 - 3x08 - 3x09 - 3x10 - 3x11 - 3x12 - 3x13
Season 4: 4x01 - 4x02 - 4x03 - 4x04 - 4x05 - 4x06 - 4x07 - 4x08 - 4x09 - 4x10 - 4x11 - 4x12 - 4x13
Season 5: 5x01 - 5x02 - 5x03 - 5x04 - 5x05 - 5x06 - 5x07 - 5x08 - 5x09 - 5x10 - 5x11 - 5x12 - 5x13