Case Number 23089


Shout! Factory // 1990 // 300 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge Dawn Hunt // January 8th, 2012

The Charge

"Watch out for those man-eating jack rabbits."

Opening Statement

The second season of staffer misadventures at a touristy dude ranch in Arizona.

Facts of the Case

All thirteen episodes of the Season Two are presented on two discs.

* "Loose Lips"
* "Battle of a Hundred Bucks"
* "Our Little Champion"
* "Bunkmate Battles"
* "Crash Landing"
* "Ghost Stories"
* "Teacher's Pest"
* "Treasure Teens"
* "Dan the Man"
* "Superstar"
* "Bar None Babysitter"
* "Cowboy Ernst"
* "Take Me to Your Leader"

The Evidence

Return with me to the Bar None Ranch in Arizona, where we meet up with Ted (David Lascher, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch), Danny (Joe Torres), Melody (Christine Taylor, Tropic Thunder), Brad (Kelly Brown), Mr. Ernst (David Brisbin, E.R.), Lucy (Debrah Kalman) and Mr. Ernst's son Buddy (Josh Tygiel).

There are definite moments of slapstick, but this time a lot of the plots revolve around interpersonal relationships among the staff, as opposed to specific ranch problems. One of the most prevalent themes is getting one up on someone, be it through pranks or scaring someone silly.

Hey Dude is very much a product of the late '80s/early '90s. The standard definition 1.33:1 full frame transfer is a bit cleaner than a VHS tape, so don't hope for HD quality. The Dolby 2.0 stereo is clean and clear, actually a step above what you might expect from something this old. No special features, which is not cool even if a timesaver for yours truly.

Closing Statement

You're going to plunk down the money for Hey Dude: Season Two, if you're already a fan of the series.

The Verdict

Not guilty.

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Scales of Justice
Video: 72
Audio: 70
Extras: 0
Acting: 80
Story: 80
Judgment: 82

Perp Profile
Studio: Shout! Factory
Video Formats:
* Full Frame

Audio Formats:
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)

* None

Running Time: 300 Minutes
Release Year: 1990
MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Distinguishing Marks
* None

* IMDb

* Tanqueverde Ranch