Nostalgia Bomb: Double Dare

I really wanted to crawl up a giant nose to find an orange flag.

I really wanted to crawl up a giant nose to find an orange flag.

“On your mark, get set….GO!”

You’d then be treated to the sight of people doing various “challenges” for points.  Right.  In the end, anyone competing in Double Dare would get messy.  That was the whole point

Double Dare was a game show that ran on Nickelodeon for about 7 years, starting in 1986.  Contestants would compete for points by answering trivia questions, or by doing PHYSICAL CHALLENGES. Its last episode aired in 1993.  So..twenty years ago?  Shit, time does fly.

During these competitions, especially during the obstacle courses at the end, the contestants would be subjected to being covered in slime.  Back then, kids didn’t really care about it, it was all in good fun!  These days, people are more prone to complain about that kinda treatment.  Sigh, the good old days.  Back then, crawling up a giant nose to look for an orange flag was a PRIVILEGE!

(Or they’d make some pervy jokes, but that’s neither here nor there)

I always wondered what happened to Double Dare as the years went on.  Marc Summers, the host of that show went on to some cool shit, like Good Eats! on the Food Network.  Then I found out that he had OCD…meaning that Double Dare must have been a nightmare for him.  A waking nightmare with no end in sight.

Maybe I should organize a “Double Dare” themed party.

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