Nickelodeon has ordered new episodes of a Double Dare revival, bringing the classic 1980s kids’ game show back for a new audience of youngsters (and probably also for a sizeable audience of ’80s and ’90s kids with arrested development). Nickelodeon sent out a press release about the series order, which will see 40 new episodes made to air this summer. The revival follows a single live episode produced at San Diego Comic-Con in 2016.
If you’re not familiar with the show, teams of kids compete to answer quiz questions or compete in physical challenges. Like most things from the 1980s and 1990s, however, the show is probably best described by its Mad Magazine parody (by Angelo Torres and Dick Debartolo from Mad #282).
Of course, the best part of Double Dare was the physical challenges, which tended to be gross and/or messy.
All of this culminated in the show’s final obstacle course.
It’s unknown whether original host Mark Summers will return, but he’s probably too old and they’ll get John Cena to do it. The press release does promise, however, that the show will feature “appearances from blasts from the past and stars from today.”