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Double Dare is a children's game show, originally hosted by Marc Summers, that aired on Nickelodeon. The show combines trivia questions with often messy "physical challenges." It is often credited with putting the then-fledgling network on the map. An issue of TV Guide released a list of the 50 Greatest Game Shows of All Time on American Television which placed Double Dare at #29. The show originated from the WHYY-TV studios in Philadelphia in 1986. In 1987, the show temporarily moved to New York City for a special weekend edition called Super Sloppy Double Dare. The show returned to Philadelphia in 1988; by then Viacom syndicated the show to the young Fox network. In markets where there was no Fox station, the show aired on independent stations. In 1989, more episodes of Super Sloppy Double Dare were made. Tapings began in Philadelphia, but later that year was moved to Universal Studios in Orlando. The show moved to Nickelodeon Studios in 1990, where it then became Family Double Dare, and it remained that until its cancellation in 1992. The final episodes aired in 1993.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Dare_(1986_game_show)
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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 Exit...Stage Left Marc Summers
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3 Family edition Too many people on one show
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4 Double Dare 2000 It wasn't the same
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5 2000 crap version Slow paced, overproduced, & unfaithful to original
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6 Exit...Stage Left, Harvey Humorless with Doc Holliday around
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7 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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1 Marc Summers's version was the quintessential kids game show and its the longest-running kids game show for a reason. It's popularity also help put Nickelodeon on the map. When it came back in 2000 as Double Dare 2000, the show was the same as the Family Double Dare Version but there were a few problems. The 1st and obvious one was host Jason Harris. He was waaaaaay too hyper and over-the-top and the 2nd glaring problem was the Triple Dare Challenge in Round 2, which ate up a lot of game-playing time due to Jason Harris's tedious over-explaining the Triple Dare Challenge rules. Otherwise this truly is not only one of the very best kids' game shows of all-time but one of the best game shows produced, period. -- Submitted By: (markiemark6891) on August 28, 2011, 10:26 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I enjoyed watching Double Dare when it aired - talk about messy fun. I still remember some obstacles like Sundae Slide, Down the Hatch, and 1-Ton Human Hamster Wheel. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on November 27, 2010, 9:03 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 How sad that fun game shows have been replaced with awful reality shows. This is one of the reasons we watched Nickelodeon: fun game shows. Later, the Nicktoons came along, and we watched those. When Double Dare was canceled, the Nicktoons kept us tuned in. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 6, 2010, 8:25 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Great kids show for the 80s generation. Marc Summers was great, Harvey was funny and the whole thing was a blast. The kids always wanted to do the physical challenge and get messy. When the show became families, it wasn't the same. It slowed down gameplay and the feeling it was a kids only program changed. By the time Double Dare 2000 arrived, there were too many changes. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 4:52 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote

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