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On your mark! Get set! Go! For one night only at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, Nickelodeon is bringing back the show Double Dare in honor of Nickelodeon’s new nostalgia block, The Splat. To make things more exciting, Marc Summers, the show’s original host, will be returning to host the one night special event. So, if you’re one of the lucky few who will be at the show, make sure this is on your list of things to do because this is something you don’t want to miss.

Now, for those of you who have no clue what Double Dare is, it was a family game show that aired on Nickelodeon from 1986-1993. There were two versions of the show, Double Dare and Family Double Dare. The first version paired two kids against each other and the other paired a family with four members against each other.

To play the game teams would go through several trivia rounds and the end of those rounds the team with the most points would go on to the obstacle course. During the trivia rounds, one team would be asked a question. They had the chance to answer the question to earn some points or Dare their opponents to answer the question. If successful, the opposing team would earn more points for answering the question on a Dare or send it back on Double Dare where the original team could answer for even more points. If any team answered the question incorrectly, control of the board would change over to their opponent. However, if a team wanted to, they could opt out of answering the question and take on a physical challenge, but only a Double Dare.

Physical challenges one of the best parts of the show. A great example of a physical challenge was the Cookie Toss challenge. During the challenge one person would pour a frosting substance on these 12 inch discs. That person’s partner would take another disc and create a sandwich (kind of like an Oreo). They would then have to toss the newly made cookie sandwich into a giant vat of “milk” which was about a yard away. And if they could toss four cookies into the milk, they would win the challenge and the points. These challenges were always messy and a riot to watch. There was a reason why helmets and padding were always worn during them.

At the end the game, the team with the most points would win the game and go on to take on the obstacle course for a chance at even more prizes.

It was one of those shows you had to see to believe it, and as a kid growing up in the 90’s it was one of the game shows you always wanted to be on. Now it and it’s original host will be back for one special night. Even the giant nose prop will make an appearance! There is no word if Robin will be there. If you can’t be there in person to see it all, don’t worry. The entire event will be streamed live on Facebook on Friday, July 22 at 6:30 PM EST.

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Source: Screenrant

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