Season 3 started airing a bit less than two months after the end of season 2. Among others, the season includes a TV game show audition, a battle with rival Snake Eyes Ranch, a visit from Melody's troubled brother and an encounter with professional wrestler Lou Albano. Ted went away to summer school, and his place was taken over by Jake, a nephew of Mr. Ernst.
Season 3 started with the same seven main characters that had already appeared in seasons 1 and 2. David Lascher left the show during the season to film another TV series. Instead, Jonathan Galkin joined the show. The main characters of season 3 were portrayed by the following regular cast members:
- David Brisbin as Mr. Ernst
- Kelly Brown as Brad
- Jonathan Galkin as Jake
- Debrah Kalman as Lucy
- David Lascher as Ted
- Christine Taylor as Melody
- Joe Torres as Danny
- Josh Tygiel as Buddy
In the last episode, Geoffrey Coy, who in seasons 4 and 5 became a regular cast member, made a guest appearance as Kyle. Thus, season 3 was the first season in which all of the nine main characters of the Hey Dude TV series appeared.
The following lists introduces the individual episodes of season 3 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".
|27||3x01||Inmates Run the Asylum||When Mr. Ernst leaves the Bar None and places Ted in charge, he goes power crazy and drives everyone else nuts.|
|28||3x02||Hey Cinderella||When a handsome guest visits the Bar None, Melody pretends to be something she's not - Brad.|
|29||3x03||Datenite||Ted gets a letter and his refusal to tell the others what is in it makes Danny, Melody and Buddy determined to find out what is in it. Also, after goading from Danny, Ted asks Brad out on a date, and is surprised when she agrees.|
|30||3x04||New Kid on the Block||Mr. Ernst's problem nephew, Jake, becomes the new dude at the Bar None.|
|31||3x05||Sewn at the Hip||Melody finds out that things do change when her long time best friend comes to visit the Bar None.|
|32||3x06||Superstition||When the kids at the Bar None ask Jake to try out for a TV game show, he finds out that his silly superstitions stand in his way.|
|33||3x07||Dueling Ranches||A rival ranch (Snake Eyes Ranch) challenges the Bar None to a baseball game for the water rights.|
|34||3x08||Ex-Static||Buddy hopes that he can mend his parents separation and reunite their family, but he discovers that all are happier with things as they are now.|
|35||3x09||No More Mr. Nice Guy||When Melody gets tired of always being helpful, she decides to go on strike.|
|36||3x10||Killer Ernst||Mr. Ernst becomes a professional wrestler when he takes on Captain Lou Albano to keep from losing the ranch's money.|
|37||3x11||Melody's Brother||Melody helps her brother with a drinking problem.|
|38||3x12||The Bad Seed||Buddy's life is turned upside down when he's put in charge of a young trouble-making guest at the ranch.|
|39||3x13||Stick Around||Lucy's old flame and his son Kyle visit the Bar None. After meeting Brad, Kyle decides he wants to stick around for the summer.|
Season 3 was made available for download at the iTunes Store on November 29, 2011. For unknown reasons, episode 3x11 was missing. Appearantly, the master tape of this episode was lost or damaged.
On June 19, 2012, season 3 was released on DVD by Shout! Factory with the title Hey Dude - Season 3. The DVD release also includes episode 3x11 which was mastered from a video copy made from the original airing of this episode on TV.
- Season 3 Episode List at the IMDb
- Hey Dude Season 3 Episode Guide at www.tv.com
- Hey Dude Episode Guide at www.episodeguide.us
- Season 3 Recap at heydudereviewed.wordpress.com
|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