Holy Human Hamster Wheel, Sign Me the Fuck Up for the Double Dare Reboot

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The ’90s reboot to end all ’90s reboots is here—Nickelodeon is bringing back its iconic game show Double Dare this summer with 40 episodes. I’m not sure who asked for this, but sign me the fuck up.

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In case you’ve forgotten your youth—listen, bud, it’s hard out there, I get it. Double Dare was a game show in which two teams competed in a series of super messy, physical challenges and/or trivia questions to win prizes. The show premiered in 1986, aired through 1993, and became Nickelodeon’s longest running game show. You might remember the human hamster wheel, or the Mouse Trap-esque obstacle courses. And if you’re me, you remember this gross, slime snot nose task thing called “Pick It”:

Ew?
Ew?
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According to Variety, the revival will feature “several unnamed guests from the show’s earlier years,” whatever that means. I’m hoping they’re alluding to the fact that adults can participate (because, honestly, what kid of now-time wants this?) and I can play. Please, Marc Summers*, if you’re out there, pick me.

Revisit some of the greatness here.

*He’s the host! You know that, olds.

No. Senior Writer, Jezebel. My debut book, LARGER THAN LIFE: A History of Boy Bands, is out now.

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Detective Brenda Lee Johnson

I had the idea the other day of opening a gym based off of all of our childhood competition shows. So you get to do the Double Dare obstacle course, or the Legend’s temple, or the Crag from GUTS as an exercise. It’s probably one of the better ideas I’ve had recently haha.