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Double Dare (2018 revival)
DoubleDare2018Logo
Logo for the show

Host

Liza Koshy

Announcer

Marc Summers

Aired

June 25, 2018 – present

Seasons

1

No. of Episodes

31

Double Dare (2018 revival) is the second revival of the original Nickelodeon game show Double Dare. Episodes began airing in June 2018.

HistoryEdit

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original show (which began in 1986), a live reunion special took place at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2016. The live event was later aired on TV on November 23, 2016 as the Double Dare Reunion Special, and included vintage clips, behind the scenes footage, as well as Nickelodeon stars from All That.

During the New York press day for the revival, Summers told AOL that he had been trying to get Nickelodeon to revive the show for 10 years. After Summers heard shows like Blue's Clues and Clarissa Explains It All were coming back, he sent an email to executives asking if he would be getting the phone call next. Two weeks later, he found out that they would be reviving it.[1]

On April 25, 2018, Nickelodeon officially announced that the show would be returning with 40 new episodes airing in summer 2018.[2]

On May 22, 2018, the host was announced to be YouTube personality Liza Koshy, with original Double Dare host Marc Summers returning to, "give color commentary on the challenges, lending his vast knowledge of the game and expertise to each episode"[3] The series began airing on June 25, 2018.

On June 30, 2018, production on season 1 officially concluded.[4][5][6] It is currently unknown if the show will be picked up for a second season.

The first batch of episodes to air, ending with episode 24 on July 27, 2018, revealed that the show would be returning with the last 16 episodes to air in the fall in order to complete the original 40 episodes ordered.[7]

On August 20, 2018, a new live tour was announced for fall 2018 featuring Marc Summers hosting, along with his sidekick, Robin Russo.

On August 29, 2018, Marc announced that new episodes would begin airing starting on September 30, 2018.[8] After episode 25 aired on a Sunday at 7pm ET, it was later changed to Fridays at 8pm ET for episodes 26 and 27, before later changing to Fridays at 7:30pm ET, starting with episode 28.

Episode FormatEdit

Welcome to Double Dare, where we ask plays mind-boggling questions and take on a crazy obstacle course for a chance to win some mind blowing prizes.

Round 1Edit

I'm going to ask you a question. You get it right, you get $50. If you don't know the answer or think the other team hasn't got a clue, you can dare them to answer it for double the amount. But be careful- because they can double dare you right back for four times the amount. Then you'll either have to answer the question, or take the physical challenge.

In Round 1, the two teams first compete in a physical challenge to see who takes control of Round 1. The winning team wins $50 and control of the round. Throughout the round, questions will be asked to the team in control. A team may opt to dare the other team to answer, but the other team then may answer the question or double dare them back, in which the team who got the original question will either have to answer the question or complete a physical challenge. Completing a physical challenge will give you control in the round and $100, while failure to do so will give $200 and control of the round to the opposing team. The end of the round is indicated by the airhorn noises.

Round 2Edit

Welcome back to Round 2 of Double Dare where everything is worth double the dollars. At the end of this round, the winner gets to keep their bank and move on to the final obstacle course. Now this tossup challenge will determine who gets control in Round 2.

In Round 2, the two teams will again compete in a physical challenge to see who takes control of Round 2. The winning team wins $100 and control of the round. The questions and physical challenges follow the same format as Round 1, but with double the amount of money to win. The end of the round is indicated once again by the airhorn noises. The team who has the most money is declared the winner, gets to keep their bank, and moves on to the infamous Double Dare Obstacle Course.

Obstacle CourseEdit

Now it's time to take on the legendary obstacle course. Now, you'll switch off at each obstacle - all eight of them. Grab the flag at each obstacle and earn an incredible prize.

In the Double Dare Obstacle Course, the team who won will try to complete an 8-obstacle course within 60 seconds to win a prize for each completed obstacle. There are a variety of obstacles used for the first 7 obstacles, with the eighth obstacle always being Mount St. Double Dare.

Obstacle ListEdit

Obstacle Name Image
Blow Out
DDBlowOut
Blue Plate Special
Brick Wall Breakout
DoubleDare4
Clogged
Clogged
Couch Searching
DoubleDare2
Down the Hatch
DoubleDare6
Manhole
DDManhole
Mount St. Double Dare
DoubleDareStMt
One Nation Underwear
One-Ton Human Hamster Wheel
DoubleDare5
Overstuffed
DoubleDareOverstuffed
Pick It
DoubleDare3
Pop Lockin'
PopLockin
Ripcord
DDRipcord-front
Slime Hydrant
DDSlimeHydrant
Sundae Slide
DDSundaeSlide
The Hot Dog
DDHotDog
The Tank
The Wringer
DDWringer
Tube-A-Totter
DoubleDareTubeTotter
Unboxing
Unboxing

Set DesignEdit

TBA

TriviaEdit

  • While filming for the show took place, four episodes were filmed in an entire day.[9]
  • This revival of Double Dare uses over 2,000 gallons of slime[9]
    • Five gallons of slime is released from the Pick It nose each time it sneezes.[9]
  • The entire obstacle course is cleaned in under 5 minutes after filming.[9]
  • There are one thousand trivia questions written for the show, spanning over a range of 22 different topics.[9]
  • Over 80 contestants will appear on season 1 of the show.[9]
    • Over 5,000 kids and parents have auditioned for the show.[9]
  • So far in the 2018 revival, only eight teams have beaten the obstacle course within 60 seconds: Sisters on a Roll (Jessica & Michelle) from episode 4 of the revival which aired on June 27, 2018, Dominating Duo (Adam & Tyler) from episode 11 which aired on July 9, 2018, The Shortstacks (Charlotte & William) from episode 15 which aired on July 13, 2018, Who Runs the World (Liam & Theo) from episode 17 which aired on July 17, 2018, Team Over Your Head (RJ & Andre) from episode 19 which aired on July 19, 2018, Run Girrrl (Eric & Gracie) from episode 23 which aired on July 26, 2018, Bow-Tie Boys (Mbowa & Tyson) from episode 27 which aired on October 12, 2018, and Me, Lou and 2 (Louis, Melanie, Jayden, & Isaiah) from episode 29 which aired on October 26, 2018.
    • Throughout the (so far) 31 episodes, eight teams have made it through all 8 obstacles (mentioned above), while, eight teams have made it through 7 obstacles, six teams have made it through 6 obstacles, seven teams have made it through 5 obstacles, one team has made it through 4 obstacles, and one team has made it through 2 obstacles.
  • Thunderstruck vs. Girl Power marks the first episode to not feature a physical challenge with the exception of two toss-up challenges.
  • Team Server vs. Team Spears is the first episode with two celebrities competing for charities. Prizes on the obstacle course is replaced with more money to win for the team's charity.
  • On August 17, 2018, a new game for Facebook Messenger was revealed, able to be played with friends.[10]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. How original 'Double Dare' host Marc Summers got Nickelodeon to bring the beloved show back
  2. Game Show 'Double Dare' Revived at Nickelodeon
  3. Double Dare Returns to Nickelodeon Beginning Monday, June 25, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
  4. Gracie Odoms on Instagram: “📣✨✨ Issa Wrap on Double Dare Season 1 !!! 40 shows , 4 Lewks per day in 12 days. Had the best time working with @lizakoshy , Marc Summers…”
  5. MANDEL ILAGAN on Instagram: “That’s a wrap!!”
  6. On-Camera Audiences on Instagram: “Today was our final day of taping @officialdoubledare 😕 But the last few weeks have been wet, wild, and best of all...MESSY 🙌 This show has…”
  7. Chad Mosher on Twitter: "Tonight's #DoubleDare was the last episode of this summer run. There are 16 more half-hours to air, to come this fall, as announced by @Nickelodeon tonight!")
  8. Marc Summers on Instagram: “New Double Dare episodes begin Sept 30 at 7 PM”
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 BTS 🎬 Double Dare w/ Liza Koshy, Marc Summers & More! | Inside Nick Ep. 9 w/ Tarreyn & Carly
  10. Nickelodeon’s ‘Double Dare’ finds new life in Facebook Messenger