Parents' Guide to

Hey Dude

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Classic Nick sitcom is cheesy but has merit for kids.

TV TeenNick Comedy 1989
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Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

This sucks!

Thank goodness it's gone! This was the 2nd worst show on Nick next to Nick News.Which is far worse than this! This show is plain BOING.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (7):

By any standard, this short-lived original Nickelodeon sitcom is pretty cheesy, but compared to the host of modern shows vying for the coveted tween market, its low-budget feel makes it a hard sell for viewers. On the upside, though, the teens are a likable bunch, and the troubles they encounter are realistic enough, typically focusing on misunderstandings, good-natured arguments that arise among them, or schemes that go awry. As they muddle through solving their problems, they pass along what they learn about friendship, responsibility, and peer pressure to viewers.

For some (namely parents), Hey Dude's slower pace and visual simplicity may be a welcome change from the often-hectic shows that today's kids typically watch. What's more, there's no fear of more modern issues like teen pregnancy or drug use making their way into the stories, so if your kids do want to tune in, there's no reason not to let them.

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