Anyone who grew up during the 1990s will instantly be able to tell you that Nickelodeon likely holds a special place in his or her heart. During its glory years, the network offered an absolute arsenal of amazing animated and live-action series that could get any kid excited. One of the more beloved series from that era came in the form of the gross-out game show Double Dare. Although it's been years since the hit program graced our television sets, it now seems that a revival is in the works and we couldn't be more excited.
We've just learned that Nickelodeon's The Splat -- the go-to place for all of your favorite 1990s Nick shows -- will soon bring Double Dare back for a new generation. In order to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of the beloved game show (we feel really old right now) The Splat has announced that the show will soon make a return for a special live episode at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Taking place on July 22 at 9:30 p.m. PST on Facebook, the live revival will bring back iconic host Marc Summers and undoubtedly tap into our collective nostalgia for Nickelodeon's golden years.
They say that you shouldn't attempt to fix something if it isn't broken, and as such it appears that few changes will be made to the original Double Dare format when it returns. The show will still feature a blue team facing off against a red team in a combination of trivia and physical challenges. One such returning challenge will come in the form of the classic Double Dare obstacle course, which required contestants to go through gloriously disgusting hurdles such as the Human Hamster Wheel, the Wringer, and the Double Dare Nose -- complete with all of the slime one would expect from such a course.
This live event will subsequently kick off Double Dare week for the network, during which time The Splat will pay homage to everything we loved about the show during its initial run. From behind-the-scenes photos, to a compilation of best-of moments from classic episodes, we will have no shortage of content from Double Dare, as well as spinoff programs Family Double Dare and Double Dare 2000. Additionally, the network will similarly honor other classic Nickelodeon programs at Comic-Con, ranging from _Legends of the Hidden Temple _to Invader Zim.
It's almost impossible to believe that it's been 30 years since Double Dare originally aired on Nickelodeon. The game show has gone on to become one of the most legendary facets of the classic Nick lineup, and this event will bring host Marc Summers back for the first time in 16 years. In addition to the upcoming Double Dare anniversary special, Nickelodeon is also working on a Hey Arnold! television movie event, and continues to air beloved programs from a bygone era for a new generation of fans.
Nostalgia is a powerful thing, and it's clear that Nickelodeon has begun to expertly tap into it with strikingly effective results. We will bring you more information concerning the upcoming Double Dare anniversary as it becomes available to us. For now, you can check out what TV has coming up with our premiere schedule.
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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