Nickelodeon revives classic kids game show Double Dare!!

Nickelodeon reminds us what it was like to truly be a kid and have fun! They are bringing back the classic kids game show, Double Dare. The zany game show had kids go answer a series of questions via “Jeopardy/Family Feud” style where the losing team would be put through a timed challenge that consisted of ridiculous feats such as filling a container past a line with one of a variety of substances including water, uncooked rice, green slime, whipped cream, and milk. Others involved catching a specific number of items before time ran out. For example, during “Pies in the Pants,” a contestant had to catch a set number of pies in a pair of oversized clown pants within the specified time limit, while their teammate launched the pies from a foot-operated catapult at the opposite end of the stage. Contestant were given 20-30 seconds to complete the challenge, although time limits of 10-15 second were also issued.

Double Dare debuted February 22, 1988, hosted by Marc Summers. It was revamped as Super Sloppy Double Dare in January 1989. FOX ran Family Double Dare from April 3 to July 23, 1988, which was picked up by Nickelodeon on October 2, 1990 and continued until February 6, 1993. The show was rebooted as Double Dare 2000, hosted by Jason Harris and aired from January 22 to November 10, 2000.

The new Double Dare series is set to premiere this summer with 40 episodes ordered. A host has yet to be announced.
On the Thursday, April 26 airing of “Good Day” in Philadelphia, host Mike Jerrick called Marc Summers during a commercial break regarding the reboot. Mike reported Marc’s reply as, “Don’t say a word.” Nothing further was said beyond that response.