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Subject: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/26/05 at 9:32 pm

I used to love to watch "Double Dare" on Nickelodeon all the time! Remember some of the goofy prizes they would win..... a pair a British Knights (BK) shoes, an awesome computer system, sometimes a trip to Space Camp...etc.  I used to always want to be on that show...have any of you ever been contestants on the show?



Erin :)


Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: pell on 08/27/05 at 2:08 am

I used to watch it, too. It came on around the same time as "You Can't Do That on Television" which I also watched a lot.

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: Magnum,PI {2} on 08/27/05 at 8:57 am

DOUBLE DARE WAS THE SECOND BEST SHOW EVER (magnum pi is first)

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: Bobby on 08/27/05 at 10:49 am

I used to watch an 80s/very early 90s kids show called 'Double Dare' as part of the Saturday morning show 'Going Live'. It featured loads of gunge and that but most definitely something totally different to what you guys are talking about.  :)

I just found out it was adapted from the show you guys are talking about.  :)

http://www.ukgameshows.com/index.php/Double_Dare

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: robby76 on 08/27/05 at 11:14 am

I watched the US version (which started in 1986) before moving to the UK in 1989. I liked it as a kid, but when I watched the UK version I think I was a little too old for gunging  ;D I remember the UK host was a riot though! Was his name Simon or something?

ps: yeah Peter Simon, just looked at your link Bobby.

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: Bobby on 08/27/05 at 12:20 pm


I watched the US version (which started in 1986) before moving to the UK in 1989. I liked it as a kid, but when I watched the UK version I think I was a little too old for gunging  ;D I remember the UK host was a riot though! Was his name Simon or something?

ps: yeah Peter Simon, just looked at your link Bobby.


Peter Simon was great. Very over-the-top and would always get gunged himself in the end.  ;D

They changed it to 'Run the Risk' later on and it just wasn't the same at all.

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: nally on 08/27/05 at 12:40 pm

I enjoyed the game show "Double Dare" (aka "Super Sloppy Double Dare" in 1989). Since it was a kid-oriented show, and I was a kid back then, I enjoyed watching it. The bonus round featured a sticky obstacle course, which featured eight obstacles, which the winning team would try to complete in one minute or less.

In fact, I just watched an episode of it on the Nick GAS channel last night. It brought back memories for me.

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: zazzlez on 08/27/05 at 2:59 pm

I loved double dare..Did you ever notice that Mark Summers would never get dirty and would freak out if someone tried to get stuff on him!!

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: nally on 08/27/05 at 3:12 pm

No... but I think it happened to Harvey the announcer once. :-\\

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: JamieMcBain on 08/27/05 at 3:54 pm

I saw it a couple of times, it was a pretty good show.

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/28/05 at 1:08 am


I loved double dare..Did you ever notice that Mark Summers would never get dirty and would freak out if someone tried to get stuff on him!!



I saw an interview of him one time and he admitted to having OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), and it would literally drive him crazy if he got dirty in any way.




Erin :)

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: Tanya1976 on 08/29/05 at 2:59 pm

I looooveed that song. I even tried to make my own obstacle course.

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: gemini on 08/29/05 at 3:35 pm



I saw an interview of him one time and he admitted to having OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), and it would literally drive him crazy if he got dirty in any way.




Erin :)

He's on the Food Network now, doing the Food Unwrapped show. I remember watching Double Dare with my girls. It was a fun show!  :)

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/29/05 at 8:52 pm


He's on the Food Network now, doing the Food Unwrapped show. I remember watching Double Dare with my girls. It was a fun show!  :)




oh I LOVE that Unwrapped show...it is so awesome!!



Erin :)

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: gemini on 08/29/05 at 9:11 pm




oh I LOVE that Unwrapped show...it is so awesome!!



Erin :)

Me too! I love watching how they make certain kinds of candy and stuff.  8)

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/29/05 at 9:59 pm


Me too! I love watching how they make certain kinds of candy and stuff.  8)



yes, it brings back many childhood memories!



Erin :)

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: nally on 08/30/05 at 1:42 pm


He's on the Food Network now, doing the Food Unwrapped show. I remember watching Double Dare with my girls. It was a fun show!  :)

He also hosted a short-lived game show on GSN a couple years back, "WinTuition" (2002-03); I liked that show.

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 08/31/05 at 2:07 pm

My mom, brother, and I would all watch it in the evening at it's original air time. They had several family shows like that around that hour (I believe it was between 5:30-7pm). We even had the Double Dare game at home, but it wasn't quite as cool as the show.

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: nally on 08/31/05 at 2:15 pm


My mom, brother, and I would all watch it in the evening at its original air time. They had several family shows like that around that hour (I believe it was between 5:30-7pm). We even had the Double Dare game at home, but it wasn't quite as cool as the show.

I agree with you totally about the home game. I got it for Christmas in '88, but it wasn't nearly as cool as the show.

Another kid-oriented game show that was on at the time was "Fun House"; it premiered in the late 80's, I believe, and ended in the early 90's. Anyone remember that show?

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 08/31/05 at 3:34 pm


I agree with you totally about the home game. I got it for Christmas in '88, but it wasn't nearly as cool as the show.

Another kid-oriented game show that was on at the time was "Fun House"; it premiered in the late 80's, I believe, and ended in the early 90's. Anyone remember that show?


Yes, I couldn't remember the name of that one, but I liked that one (Fun House) too. I think some blond guy hosted that one..

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: nally on 08/31/05 at 3:35 pm


Yes, I couldn't remember the name of that one, but I liked that one (Fun House) too. I think some blond guy hosted that one..

J.D. Roth was the guy's name. He later co-hosted "Sex Wars", a show that was on in the late 90's/early 2000's.

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 08/31/05 at 3:40 pm


J.D. Roth was the guy's name. He later co-hosted "Sex Wars", a show that was on in the late 90's/early 2000's.


That's it! I totally remember him now. Remembering his name really helped. Thanx Nally! I do remember that short lived game show, Sex Wars, but not too much. I could've sworn he hosted another show on the Animal Channel, yet I may have him mistaken with another blond guy.

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: nally on 08/31/05 at 3:41 pm


That's it! I totally remember him now. Remembering his name really helped. Thanx Nally! I do remember that short lived game show, Sex Wars, but not too much. I could've sworn he hosted another show on the Animal Channel, yet I may have him mistaken with another blond guy.


Perhaps. I'm not sure about the animal show.. :-\\


Jeff

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: Patrick Bateman on 08/31/05 at 11:50 pm

Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Guilty as charged. I loved Double Dare.

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: whistledog on 12/29/05 at 11:32 am

I never got Double Dare with my cable system  :\'(  I do remember other kid related Game Shows like "Fun House", "Kidstreet" and that one where the kids would have to run through a maze sticking video game boxes to their velcro suit, and slide down a tunnel

There was a short-lived Game Show in 1977 called Double Dare, hosted by Alex Trebek

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: kellygoo72 on 01/02/06 at 11:55 pm


I used to love to watch "Double Dare" on Nickelodeon all the time! Remember some of the goofy prizes they would win..... a pair a British Knights (BK) shoes, an awesome computer system, sometimes a trip to Space Camp...etc.  I used to always want to be on that show...have any of you ever been contestants on the show?



Erin :)


  I remember Double Dare!! My lil brother <hes 29 now> OUCH! loved that show.. I only liked the end with the course they had to do, i still see the show sometimes on Nick GAS late at night and I still watch the end and root for the families... the prizes really date the show.. LOL.. Bks.. Ha ha.. I remember them, do they even make them still?

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/03/06 at 8:46 pm


  I remember Double Dare!! My lil brother <hes 29 now> OUCH! loved that show.. I only liked the end with the course they had to do, i still see the show sometimes on Nick GAS late at night and I still watch the end and root for the families... the prizes really date the show.. LOL.. Bks.. Ha ha.. I remember them, do they even make them still?



yes, it is hilarious to see all of the prizes! How about the mini-van they would give away on Family Double Dare....it was complete with wood paneling!! ;D

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: kellygoo72 on 01/03/06 at 10:50 pm



yes, it is hilarious to see all of the prizes! How about the mini-van they would give away on Family Double Dare....it was complete with wood paneling!! ;D
Oh I know Erin... EWWW... that wood paneling was the Worst... Reminds me of the Brady Bunch!

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: nally on 06/25/09 at 1:56 pm



There was a short-lived Game Show in 1977 called Double Dare, hosted by Alex Trebek

Yes, and it was a completely different program. I saw some eps from it on GSN about a year or so ago. It was kind of an interesting show.

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: Dude111 on 06/28/09 at 5:27 pm

Good game indeed!!

Subject: Re: Who Loved The Game Show "Double Dare??"

Written By: Doc Brown on 06/29/09 at 6:27 pm

I was a huge fan of Double Dare too. I have no idea which of my friends I'd have chosen as my teammate, but I wanted to be a contestant in the worst way! I mean, what 12-year-old wouldn't want to win a Disney vacation for his family? That was usually the grand prize at the end of the obstacle course in early seasons. 'The Sundae Slide' looked like a blast to try, but I hated the '1-Ton Human Hamster Wheel', it always looked impossible to me. anyone remember some of the other challenges in the course?

Your Pal,
Doc

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