Husband Ben Stiller Gifted Me ‘Hey Dude’ DVDs

Earlier than streaming, Christine Taylor had a tough time monitoring down episodes from her beloved Nickelodeon collection, Hey Dude — till her husband, Ben Stiller, stepped in.

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“I keep in mind it was earlier than the DVDs. There was a time frame the place I used to be making an attempt to come up with the episodes as a result of my dad had recorded them on VHS. In order that places all of it in perspective. My dad had a catalog, and I used to be like, ‘Not solely is that going to be horrible high quality, I don’t need to spend any time to switch these to CDs.’ We had been making an attempt to get all of them and Nickelodeon was owned by Paramount, and I’d simply finished the Brady Bunch film. So we went to Paramount. We’re like, ‘Do you could have a catalog of this present?’” she completely informed Us Weekly on January 9. “And Ben as a birthday reward for me, received all the DVDs and put it in, like, a binder. It’s like an embossed emblem of a leather-based binder. … This will need to have been, like, 2000.”

The couple gathered their children to look at just a few episodes — however they didn’t even get to the credit.

“I used to be so excited to pop in an episode and present my children. Ten minutes in, they had been actually, like, wanting round like, ‘How for much longer are you gonna make us watch this?’ As a result of it’s quiet and sluggish. It’s not nice enhancing or music each second,” she recalled. “It was not one thing they determined to go in to see all 65 episodes. I believe they received their 10 minutes of episode one!”


Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor on the ‘White Noise’ premiere, September 2022.
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Taylor and Stiller, 57, share daughter Ella, 20, and son Quinlin, 17. Years earlier than tying the knot with the Emmy winner in 2000, Taylor dated her former costar David Lascher, with whom she now cohosts the “Hey Dude… The 90s Referred to as!” podcast. The pair performed Melody and Ted, respectively, on the collection, which ran for 5 seasons from 1989 to 1991.

“I didn’t assume that everyone knew … however the forged stated all people knew,” the Blossom alum, 50, defined to Us of their joint interview.

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“And I used to be a teenage woman and I wanted to vent and to share my emotions. So I had all of my go-tos of who I might sob to,” Taylor recalled of her time on set.

As Lascher chimed in: “Oh, so that you informed everybody! You informed everybody!” Taylor teased: “Sure, in fact I did!”

Taylor famous that “the timing was not preferrred” for the exes, which led to their heartbreak.

Christine Taylor Says Husband Ben Stiller Gifted Her 'Hey Dude' DVDs as a Birthday Present: Our Kids Watched About '10 Minutes' green dress

David Lascher and Christine Taylor at Z100’s Jingle Ball, December 2022.
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“I remembered my tears,” Lascher joked. “Earlier than we recorded our first episode, Christine got here to dinner at our home and I believed, ‘Christine, actually, I believed perhaps you’d be very guarded and personal about a variety of issues.’ And he or she was identical to, ‘That is our present. Let’s discuss all the things. Be open and trustworthy.’ And my spouse, Jill [London], and I’m positive Ben is like, ‘Yeah, go for it.’ We had been youngsters and if individuals are , then nice.”

As for whether or not the cut up was mutual? Completely not.

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“David, you stated I broke your coronary heart and I felt horrible. And then you definitely would get mad at me after which I might in all probability say, ‘Let’s attempt to do that once more.’ After which it wouldn’t work,” she stated.

“Pay attention, everybody has that one teenage or younger grownup relationship that crushes them,” Lascher informed Us. “And yeah, Christine had a boyfriend from highschool in Allentown, [Pennsylvania]. That was her past love and he occurred to be on the best school basketball workforce of all time. … We had a pleasant run. We had so many good occasions. I keep in mind the great occasions, the laughs, the love. After which I keep in mind one summer season being crushed.”

“Hey Dude… The 90s Referred to as!” airs Mondays on iHeart. For extra particulars, go right here.