History Series / DoubleDare1986

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* [[DevelopersForesight Showrunner's Foresight:]] The prizes were chosen based not on dollar value, but intrinsic value to the kids. The money awards in the show's first half we so that the winners would be able to pay the taxes on the prizes.
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* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Almost. The only ones on the show truly safe seemed to be Robin and Dave. Anyone else, male or female, was fair game.
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* BonusRound: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ks8VIopSP0 The Obstacle Course]]. On ''2000'', this was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku5e-1XKl3c the Slopstacle Course]] but essentially the same. The winning team had 60 seconds to get through 8 obstacles, finding/grabbing and passing an orange flag at the end of each. Prizes of increasing value were awarded for each completed obstacle, and completing the course typically awarded a trip (or a car on most of the ''Family'' versions).

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* BonusRound: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ks8VIopSP0 The Obstacle Course]]. Course. On ''2000'', this was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku5e-1XKl3c the Slopstacle Course]] Course but essentially the same. The winning team had 60 seconds to get through 8 obstacles, finding/grabbing and passing an orange flag at the end of each. Prizes of increasing value were awarded for each completed obstacle, and completing the course typically awarded a trip (or a car on most of the ''Family'' versions).



* ConfettiDrop: Subverted; used whenever someone [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyE2xH_zegg#t=16m51s went for]] the Triple Dare Challenge on ''2000''.

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* ConfettiDrop: Subverted; used whenever someone [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyE2xH_zegg#t=16m51s went for]] for the Triple Dare Challenge on ''2000''.



** LovelyAssistant: The assistants filled this role. Marc even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARoz45sopss#t=11m29s compared Robin]] to the ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' letter turner.
** StudioAudience: Occasionally, Marc would [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzg3IqF3ZgI#t=16m2s pull someone from the audience to demonstrate one of the obstacles.]]
* RulesSpiel: Marc Summers even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2ehN8YLhAY#t=1m52s made a ceremony out of ripping up the cue cards with the rules on them]] when he finally had them memorized.

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** LovelyAssistant: The assistants filled this role. Marc even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARoz45sopss#t=11m29s compared Robin]] Robin to the ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' letter turner.
turner one time.
** StudioAudience: Occasionally, Marc would [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzg3IqF3ZgI#t=16m2s pull someone from the audience to demonstrate one of the obstacles.]]
obstacles.
* RulesSpiel: Marc Summers even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2ehN8YLhAY#t=1m52s made a ceremony out of ripping up the cue cards with the rules on them]] them when he finally had them memorized.



** He would sometimes get other people ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcZtM5yXRZY#t=2m1s like the show’s new producer]]) to say all or part of the rules. One time, he even brought out a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifzf5u75sBc#t=2m3s large group of crew members]], whom he dubbed the ''Double Dare'' Rules Choir, to say it in unison.

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** He would sometimes get other people ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcZtM5yXRZY#t=2m1s like (like the show’s new producer]]) producer) to say all or part of the rules. One time, he even brought out a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifzf5u75sBc#t=2m3s large group of crew members]], members, whom he dubbed the ''Double Dare'' Rules Choir, to say it in unison.



* SuddenDeath: If round 2 ends with a tie score, They would go for the ''Tie-Breaker Challenge''.

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* SuddenDeath: If round 2 ends with a tie score, They they would go for the ''Tie-Breaker Challenge''.



* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Played with in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3VD95RIn-4#t=7m41s one of the physical challenges]]. A contestant would have a slime-filled balloon put on his/her hat, and then sit down receiving a pat on the head from a giant hand. This would break the balloon leaving him/her CoveredInGunge.
* BarSlide: The basis for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBbjsfJamCc#t=4m54s one of the physical challenges,]] albeit with a "[[FrothyMugsOfWater root beer-like substance]]" and later a green slime-type liquid.

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* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Played with in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3VD95RIn-4#t=7m41s one of the physical challenges]].challenges. A contestant would have a slime-filled balloon put on his/her hat, and then sit down receiving a pat on the head from a giant hand. This would break the balloon leaving him/her CoveredInGunge.
* BarSlide: The basis for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBbjsfJamCc#t=4m54s one of the physical challenges,]] challenges, albeit with a "[[FrothyMugsOfWater root beer-like substance]]" and later a green slime-type liquid.



** There were also single-episode examples like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jssnNPb5iNM the one with the wheelchair athlete]] who got slimed twice after the physical challenge was already finished.
** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8LB0W2E9vc some episodes]], one person on the team seems to be picked to perform most of the wet and messy stunts.

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** There were also single-episode examples like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jssnNPb5iNM the one with the wheelchair athlete]] athlete who got slimed twice after the physical challenge was already finished.
** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8LB0W2E9vc some episodes]], episodes, one person on the team seems to be picked to perform most of the wet and messy stunts.



** ''Series/MakeTheGrade'' host Robb Edward Morris once [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwJaX4rDLsA appeared randomly sitting in the audience before a commercial]] and received a PieInTheFace. [[TakeThat And given his hosting ability...]]

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** ''Series/MakeTheGrade'' host Robb Edward Morris once [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwJaX4rDLsA appeared randomly sitting in the audience before a commercial]] commercial and received a PieInTheFace. [[TakeThat And given his hosting ability...]]



* CameraAbuse: On a show as active as this one, it is not surprising that the camera is occasionally hit or splattered during physical challenges and the obstacle course. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ry4F37FFY8 One notable example]] happened in ''2000'' when a large dollop of slime landed on the main camera on the first obstacle. It remained there for the rest of the run, slowly dropping down to the bottom while the family ran the course.

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* CameraAbuse: On a show as active as this one, it is not surprising that the camera is occasionally hit or splattered during physical challenges and the obstacle course. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ry4F37FFY8 One notable example]] example happened in ''2000'' when a large dollop of slime landed on the main camera on the first obstacle. It remained there for the rest of the run, slowly dropping down to the bottom while the family ran the course.



** A {{pilot}} was made in July 1987 for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjPstM3i5Ts Celebrity Double Dare]]'', a spinoff with celebrity/adult contestant pairings. Bruce Jenner hosted and Bob Hilton announced. Didn't work.

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** A {{pilot}} was made in July 1987 for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjPstM3i5Ts Celebrity Double Dare]]'', a spinoff with celebrity/adult contestant pairings. Bruce Jenner hosted and [[Series/{{Blockbusters}} Bob Hilton Hilton]] announced. Didn't work.



** In 1992, they had a couple of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXnp-BjSmwY Super Special]]'' episodes. One of these episodes featured cast members from two then-running Nickelodeon sitcoms, ''Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll'' and ''Series/WelcomeFreshmen'', competing alongside civilian contestants in a Boys vs. Girls match, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG-PEPpdTbE the other]] featured four NBA All-Stars competing alongside civilian contestants.
** For ''2000'', Nickelodeon did the same thing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpQmjudEGts using actors from its own shows.]] In this case it was the cast of ''Series/TheAmandaShow'' vs. the cast of ''Series/OneHundredDeedsForEddieMcDowd''.
** On [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_meDbrnMwC0 one edition]] of ''Super Sloppy Double Dare'', Marc and Harvey paired off with child teammates. [[Series/TooCloseForComfort Jim]] J. [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Bullock]] took over hosting duties and ''Double Dare'' production assistants Robin and Dave filled in as announcers. They were then made to run the Obstacle Course as a pair with any prizes won going to both civilian contestants.[[note]] They finished the course in 57 seconds, albeit not without glossing over some botched flag handovers.[[/note]]
** ''Family Double Dare'' had a handful of episodes where a kid from a popular sitcom would join a family of three to play the game. Participants included [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGYaJoR0KMU Zachary Ty Bryan and Jonathan Taylor Thomas]] from ''Series/HomeImprovement'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75X8FTQABkE Tina Yothers]] from ''Series/FamilyTies'', and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4NyJGXTxAE Tatyana Ali]] from ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''.

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** In 1992, they had a couple of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXnp-BjSmwY Super Special]]'' ''Super Special'' episodes. One of these episodes featured cast members from two then-running Nickelodeon sitcoms, ''Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll'' and ''Series/WelcomeFreshmen'', competing alongside civilian contestants in a Boys vs. Girls match, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG-PEPpdTbE the other]] other featured four NBA All-Stars competing alongside civilian contestants.
** For ''2000'', Nickelodeon did the same thing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpQmjudEGts using actors from its own shows.]] shows. In this case it was the cast of ''Series/TheAmandaShow'' vs. the cast of ''Series/OneHundredDeedsForEddieMcDowd''.
** On [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_meDbrnMwC0 one edition]] edition of ''Super Sloppy Double Dare'', Marc and Harvey paired off with child teammates. [[Series/TooCloseForComfort Jim]] J. [[Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide J.]] [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Bullock]] took over hosting duties and ''Double Dare'' production assistants Robin and Dave filled in as announcers. They were then made to run the Obstacle Course as a pair with any prizes won going to both civilian contestants.[[note]] They finished the course in 57 seconds, albeit not without glossing over some botched flag handovers.[[/note]]
** ''Family Double Dare'' had a handful of episodes where a kid from a popular sitcom would join a family of three to play the game. Participants included [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGYaJoR0KMU Zachary Ty Bryan and Jonathan Taylor Thomas]] Thomas from ''Series/HomeImprovement'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75X8FTQABkE Tina Yothers]] Yothers from ''Series/FamilyTies'', and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4NyJGXTxAE Tatyana Ali]] Ali from ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''.''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''. Other celebrities were occasionally used with this setup- like Music/WeirdAlYankovic vs. [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk Lou Ferrigno]].



* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Not until the first-taped Syndicated episode in 1988, but for the majority of the show's run it was always the red team (or family) vs. the blue team. The crew members wore gray shirts from 1988-1992/2000 (previously, they wore purple, and red in very early 1986 episodes).
* ConspicuousTrenchCoat: Before the spy spoof physical challenge [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSJaF_CXol4#t=4m17s Contraband]], Robin would come out with one on. One of the contestants would put it on and break balloons on his partner's head.
* {{Crossover}}: With ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'', ''Series/NickArcade'', and ''[[Series/WhatWouldYouDoNickelodeon What Would You Do?]]'' called the Nickelodeon All-Star Challenge that aired during The Big Help in 1994.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Not until the first-taped Syndicated syndicated episode in 1988, but for the majority of the show's run it was always the red team (or family) vs. the blue team. The crew members wore gray shirts from 1988-1992/2000 (previously, they wore purple, and red in very early 1986 episodes).
* ConspicuousTrenchCoat: Before the spy spoof physical challenge [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSJaF_CXol4#t=4m17s Contraband]], Contraband, Robin would come out with one on. One of the contestants would put it on and break balloons on his partner's head.
* {{Crossover}}: With ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'', ''Series/NickArcade'', and ''[[Series/WhatWouldYouDoNickelodeon What Would You Do?]]'' called the Nickelodeon ''Nickelodeon All-Star Challenge Challenge'' that aired during The ''The Big Help Help'' in 1994.



* DownerEnding: It wasn't uncommon for the team to pace through the [[BonusRound Obstacle Course]] looking like they could win, only to run out of time on the last one, but on one occasion the contestant's gunge-covered hand ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a23VauDFiAs slipped off of the last flag]] at the last second''. The real kick in the nuts? That slip cost the family a '''Ford Mustang'''.

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* DownerEnding: It wasn't uncommon for the team to pace through the [[BonusRound Obstacle Course]] looking like they could win, only to run out of time on the last one, but on one occasion the contestant's gunge-covered hand ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a23VauDFiAs slipped ''slipped off of the last flag]] flag at the last second''. The real kick in the nuts? That slip cost the family a '''Ford Mustang'''.



** There were several physical challenges where a person getting messy had to dress like a gorilla (a few episodes even featured [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzvZdjpT_AE#t=9m10s Robin dressed in the costume]]). Marc would often give the other player in such challenges a Fay Wray wig, meaning if you were told to wear that you were safe from the mess; however, he once pulled a BaitAndSwitch by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6HyYZRxcQY#t=11m38s telling a girl to put the wig on and then having her also put on the gorilla outfit and receive the messy end of the challenge.]]
** ''2000'' had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvF4K97fOT4 a chimp mascot named Brooks]] in a few episodes.

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** There were several physical challenges where a person getting messy had to dress like a gorilla (a few episodes even featured [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzvZdjpT_AE#t=9m10s Robin dressed in the costume]]). costume). Marc would often give the other player in such challenges a Fay Wray wig, meaning if you were told to wear that you were safe from the mess; however, he once pulled a BaitAndSwitch by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6HyYZRxcQY#t=11m38s telling a girl to put the wig on and then having her also put on the gorilla outfit and receive the messy end of the challenge.]]
challenge.
** ''2000'' had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvF4K97fOT4 a chimp mascot named Brooks]] Brooks in a few episodes.



* GameBreakingBug: While all the searching obstacles were hard, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1LTLdQjwuE#t=3m55s Pick It could be this]] if the flag was put up too high for a contestant to get while on his/her back.

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* GameBreakingBug: While all the searching obstacles were hard, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1LTLdQjwuE#t=3m55s Pick It could be this]] this if the flag was put up too high for a contestant to get while on his/her back.



** The contestant could be in a container and have the dish made around him/her with the contestant acting as a sort of bonus ingredient, for example the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW3v_P33PV8 Sushi rolls]].
** A common variation on the "contestant as bonus ingredient" idea was the rolling challenges. One contestant would lie down and his/her partners would pour gak on him/her. S/he would then be rolled to the other end of the stage and have more gak poured on him/her. The best known of these is probably [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lwC7J6z2PU the Human Burrito.]]
** The contestant replaced the main food item and have the condiments put on him/her, like in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRW5Rft1pEc#t=4m39s Take Me Out To The Ballgame Hotdog]].
** The contestant would be holding a large food item. S/he would then try to catch ingredients in it. ''2000''[='=]s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRgp2uxpEHA Thanksgiving Turkey]] was a good example of this.
** The contest would be part of the base item or container, and run to different stations to add ingredients. An example of this is the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMrxmQVf3yo#t=8m2s Banana Split Boat]].
** Finally, there were the physical challenges where a contestant sat in a container with the main ingredient already there, and s/he would have to catch the finishing touches. An example is the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjMWzdHqS_U#t=10m14s Spaghetti Bowl.]]

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** The contestant could be in a container and have the dish made around him/her with the contestant acting as a sort of bonus ingredient, for example the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW3v_P33PV8 Sushi rolls]].
sushi rolls.
** A common variation on the "contestant as bonus ingredient" idea was the rolling challenges. One contestant would lie down and his/her partners would pour gak on him/her. S/he would then be rolled to the other end of the stage and have more gak poured on him/her. The best known of these is probably [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lwC7J6z2PU the Human Burrito.]]
Burrito.
** The contestant replaced the main food item and have the condiments put on him/her, like in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRW5Rft1pEc#t=4m39s Take "Take Me Out To The Ballgame Hotdog]].
Hotdog".
** The contestant would be holding a large food item. S/he would then try to catch ingredients in it. ''2000''[='=]s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRgp2uxpEHA Thanksgiving Turkey]] "Thanksgiving Turkey" was a good example of this.
** The contest would be part of the base item or container, and run to different stations to add ingredients. An example of this is the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMrxmQVf3yo#t=8m2s Banana "Banana Split Boat]].Boat".
** Finally, there were the physical challenges where a contestant sat in a container with the main ingredient already there, and s/he would have to catch the finishing touches. An example is the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjMWzdHqS_U#t=10m14s Spaghetti Bowl.]]"Spaghetti Bowl".



* ObviousRulePatch: In the 1986 series, contestants quickly learned that "Icy Trike" became trivial if, rather than sitting on the tricycle and either pedalling or pushing with their feet, they simply put one foot on the back of the tricycle and propelled themselves with the other foot as if it were a scooter. From the 1987 series onward, the producers closed this loophole by declaring that contestants ''had'' to sit on the tricycle or they would have to start over.

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* ObviousRulePatch: In the 1986 series, season, contestants quickly learned that "Icy Trike" became trivial if, rather than sitting on the tricycle and either pedalling pedaling or pushing with their feet, they simply put one foot on the back of the tricycle and propelled themselves with the other foot as if it were a scooter. From the 1987 series season onward, the producers closed this loophole by declaring that contestants ''had'' to sit on the tricycle or they would have to start over.



** Before ''Double Dare 2000'' debuted, a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpQmjudEGts special preview episode]] aired on SNICK. It featured the casts of ''Series/OneHundredDeedsForEddieMcDowd'' and ''Series/TheAmandaShow''.
** A similar thing happened on during the Philly era of ''Super Sloppy Double Dare'', which featured Football players and their children playing in honor of Super Bowl XXIII, and the Fox era of ''Family Double Dare''.
* OutOfOrder: Averted with the Fox Primetime version, in which the episodes aired in taping order.
* PieInTheFace: While not as iconic as the gak or memorable as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg-Ui2dki2s#t=16m17s pies in the pants]], physical challenges that required a contestant to get their face covered in whipped cream have been a part of the show's physical challenges since day one. However, the one that takes the cake (no pun intended) was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPGPnAsYw50 the "Flying Trapeze"]] from the final season of ''Family Double Dare'', where a person was put on a platform being moved back and forth by his family and had to throw four pies at his teammate's face while she sat in front of him.
** This was not limited to the contestants. Sometimes, during the show's AdBumpers, when the camera zoomed in on the audience the operator would zero in on a particular person and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwz1d5iA27M#t=9m37s smash a pie in the fan's face.]] Marc was also the occasional target of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRbWpdRmwTw#t=4m47s pie pranks]] by Harvey, Robin, or other members of the crew.
** A subversion happened on the President's Day special when a contestant was told to make a pie by putting cherries on a plate, put a few handfuls of cream on it, and put it into his partner's face. Instead, with the clock nearing zero, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuZeomfCvno#t=9m6s he put the cherries in the big bowl of cream and smashed the whole thing in her face!]] (The judges declared this a rule violation, and the money went to the other team.)
** In the 1987 ''Super Sloppy Double Dare'' episode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiqEDHFpPXE "The Difference vs. Punky Preppies",]] Harvey announced that part of the grand-prize package for the Obstacle Course was the right to smash a pie into Marc's face. Marc made it into a bet saying that if the team lost, Harvey would receive the pie in the face, to which Harvey reluctantly agreed. [[spoiler: The team won literally at the last second, and Marc got the pie in the face.]]
** Marc and Harvey made the bet again in the 1989 episode, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl7ofJSQmms "Slime Busters vs. Bodacious Blonds".]] [[spoiler: The Mirror Maze hung the team up, and Harvey got the pie in the face this time.]]

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** Before ''Double Dare 2000'' debuted, a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpQmjudEGts special preview episode]] episode aired on SNICK. It featured the casts of ''Series/OneHundredDeedsForEddieMcDowd'' and ''Series/TheAmandaShow''.
** A similar thing happened on during the Philly era of ''Super Sloppy Double Dare'', which featured Football football players and their children playing in honor of Super Bowl XXIII, and the Fox era of ''Family Double Dare''.
* OutOfOrder: Averted with the Fox Primetime primetime version, in which the episodes aired in taping order.
* PieInTheFace: While not as iconic as the gak or memorable as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg-Ui2dki2s#t=16m17s pies in the pants]], pants, physical challenges that required a contestant to get their face covered in whipped cream have been a part of the show's physical challenges since day one. However, the one that takes the cake (no pun intended) was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPGPnAsYw50 the "Flying Trapeze"]] Trapeze" from the final season of ''Family Double Dare'', where a person was put on a platform being moved back and forth by his family and had to throw four pies at his teammate's face while she sat in front of him.
** This was not limited to the contestants. Sometimes, during the show's AdBumpers, when the camera zoomed in on the audience the operator would zero in on a particular person and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwz1d5iA27M#t=9m37s smash mash a pie in the fan's face.]] face. Marc was also the occasional target of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRbWpdRmwTw#t=4m47s pie pranks]] pranks by Harvey, Robin, or other members of the crew.
** A subversion happened on the President's Day special when a contestant was told to make a pie by putting cherries on a plate, put a few handfuls of cream on it, and put it into his partner's face. Instead, with the clock nearing zero, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuZeomfCvno#t=9m6s he put the cherries in the big bowl of cream and smashed the whole thing in her face!]] face! (The judges declared this a rule violation, and the money went to the other team.)
** In the 1987 ''Super Sloppy Double Dare'' episode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiqEDHFpPXE "The Difference vs. Punky Preppies",]] Preppies", Harvey announced that part of the grand-prize package for the Obstacle Course was the right to smash a pie into Marc's face. Marc made it into a bet saying that if the team lost, Harvey would receive the pie in the face, to which Harvey reluctantly agreed. [[spoiler: The team won literally at the last second, and Marc got the pie in the face.]]
** Marc and Harvey made the bet again in the 1989 episode, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl7ofJSQmms "Slime Busters vs. Bodacious Blonds".]] [[spoiler: The Mirror Maze hung the team up, and Harvey got the pie in the face this time.]]



* RearrangeTheSong: The music cues (including the main theme) originally had a synth lead. Beginning with the Fox Primetime version of ''Family Double Dare'' in 1988, they were given a jazzy makeover, along with the addition of guitar, horn, and saxophone leads. The updated music cues would be carried over to subsequent episodes/editions of the 80's era (until 1992), though some of the original synth cues would be snuck in as well.

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* RearrangeTheSong: The music cues (including the main theme) originally had a synth lead. Beginning with the Fox Primetime primetime version of ''Family Double Dare'' in 1988, they were given a jazzy makeover, along with the addition of guitar, horn, and saxophone leads. The updated music cues would be carried over to subsequent episodes/editions of the 80's era (until 1992), though some of the original synth cues would be snuck in as well.



*** A season after the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1Zf03XGddA I Love Lucy]]'' episode, the show introduced a new toss-up challenge called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gliGUhumkh4 "Honey I'm Home Ah Ah Ah"]]. In it a female contestent would dress like Ricky and try to catch objects in a briefcase. She would then go threw a door where her husband was waiting dressed like Lucy (in the process she would be CoveredInGunge from a BucketBoobyTrap). Marc loved it because it gave him a chance to do his Desi Arnaz impression, and would frequently try to get the women dressed as Ricky to join in.
*** There was also a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iavs2oEm0Hk#t=3m31s physical challenge]] based on ''Hollywood Squares'' that involved throwing sponges at a tic-tac-toe board. However, it was infamously hard and was never completed.
** Once during his pre-Obstacle Course rundown, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CDxutcKTVU#t=54s Marc ran into Baravelli]] (Chico Marx's character from ''Film/HorseFeathers''). He demanded a password before letting him through the drawbridge.
** During [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6qtuONOdC4 one episode]] of ''Family Double Dare'', Marc had a box on stage containing a head similar to the Pedro puppet used by Señor Wences.
** Marc is a big fan of comedians and shows from the 1950s-60s, and would do an impression of one if something reminded him of them. For example, during Stupid Hat Day, he was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma74CVtsbDk#t=4m30s given a sombrero after a question]] and did a quick impression of the Creator/MelBlanc character Sy from ''Series/TheJackBennyProgram''.
** One episode was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj603rJfVwM a tribute to fellow game show host Wink Martindale]], who was the MC of shows like ''Series/TicTacDough'' and ''Series/{{Debt}}''.

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*** A season after the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1Zf03XGddA I ''I Love Lucy]]'' Lucy'' episode, the show introduced a new toss-up challenge called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gliGUhumkh4 "Honey I'm Home Ah Ah Ah"]]. Ah". In it a female contestent contestant would dress like Ricky and try to catch objects in a briefcase. She would then go threw a door where her husband was waiting dressed like Lucy (in the process she would be CoveredInGunge from a BucketBoobyTrap). Marc loved it because it gave him a chance to do his Desi Arnaz impression, and would frequently try to get the women dressed as Ricky to join in.
*** There was also a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iavs2oEm0Hk#t=3m31s physical challenge]] challenge based on ''Hollywood Squares'' that involved throwing sponges at a tic-tac-toe board. However, it was infamously hard and was never completed.
** Once during his pre-Obstacle Course rundown, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CDxutcKTVU#t=54s Marc ran into Baravelli]] Baravelli (Chico Marx's character from ''Film/HorseFeathers''). He demanded a password before letting him through the drawbridge.
** During [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6qtuONOdC4 one episode]] episode of ''Family Double Dare'', Marc had a box on stage containing a head similar to the Pedro puppet used by Señor Wences.
** Marc is a big fan of comedians and shows from the 1950s-60s, and would do an impression of one if something reminded him of them. For example, during Stupid Hat Day, he was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma74CVtsbDk#t=4m30s given a sombrero after a question]] question and did a quick impression of the Creator/MelBlanc character Sy from ''Series/TheJackBennyProgram''.
** One episode was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj603rJfVwM a tribute to fellow game show host Wink Martindale]], Martindale, who was the MC of shows like ''Series/TicTacDough'' and ''Series/{{Debt}}''.''Series/HighRollers''; he actually worked with Martindale as a substitute announcer during ''TTD'''s stint at CBS Television City.



** They aimed quite a few potshots at their rival, ''Series/FunHouse''.



** From Australia: Aired on the Ten Network for 3 years from 1989-1992. Each season had a different host (Gerry Sont, Tom Jennings, and Simon Watt respectively {the last one had previously served as TheAnnouncer}). This version was the most identical to the American original, in terms of set design and music. There was also a primetime Family version, but this one was even less successful, running only 3 episodes in 1989, with Larry Emdur as host.

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** From Australia: Aired on the Ten Network for 3 years from 1989-1992. Each season had a different host (Gerry Sont, Tom Jennings, and Simon Watt respectively {the last one had previously served as TheAnnouncer}). This version was the most identical to the American original, in terms of set design and music. There was also a primetime Family ''Family'' version, but this one was even less successful, running only 3 episodes in 1989, with Larry Emdur as host.



* UnexpectedlyObscureAnswer: In the original run, this was most often done on the third question of the game to induce a physical challenge. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF3c5UKpbWw It didn't always work, though.]]

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* UnexpectedlyObscureAnswer: In the original run, this was most often done on the third question of the game to induce a physical challenge. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF3c5UKpbWw It didn't always work, though.]]



* VerySpecialEpisode: There have been a few episodes with differently able individuals competing. For example, an episode of ''Family Double Dare'' featured [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7Cn97hwNh4 wheelchair athletes]] competing. There was also a ''2000'' episode which featured [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61rXxzZrPF8 Special Olympics athletes.]]

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* VerySpecialEpisode: There have been a few episodes with differently able individuals competing. For example, an episode of ''Family Double Dare'' featured [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7Cn97hwNh4 wheelchair athletes]] athletes competing. There was also a ''2000'' episode which featured [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61rXxzZrPF8 Special Olympics athletes.]]
26th Oct '16 9:27:12 AM themisterfree
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In 1988, the show entered syndication, later reviving the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbOvh9YMJCs Super Sloppy Double Dare]]'' name, this new version substantially increased the gak and mess of the show. While the syndicated run ended in 1989, the show returned to Nick with a new ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7S_mB7D5io Family Double Dare]]'', which was the last incarnation of the show. (By this point, they had moved to the Nickelodeon Studios complex located inside Universal Studios Florida (opened with the park in 1990, and closed in 2005 after years of declining activity); prior to that it had taped at the studios of the PBS affiliate WHYY-12 in Philadelphia (the first two seasons of ''Series/FindersKeepers'' and the first season of ''Series/ThinkFast'' also taped there), and at Unitel Studios while in New York.)

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In 1988, the show entered syndication, later reviving the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbOvh9YMJCs Super Sloppy Double Dare]]'' name, this new version substantially increased the gak and mess of the show. While the syndicated run ended in 1989, the show returned to Nick with a new ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7S_mB7D5io Family Double Dare]]'', which was the last incarnation of the show. (By this point, they had moved to the Nickelodeon Studios complex located inside Universal Studios Ride/UniversalStudios Florida (opened with the park in 1990, and closed in 2005 after years of declining activity); prior to that it had taped at the studios of the PBS Creator/{{PBS}} affiliate WHYY-12 in Philadelphia (the first two seasons of ''Series/FindersKeepers'' and the first season of ''Series/ThinkFast'' also taped there), and at Unitel Studios while in New York.)



A UK version of the show was made, the only major difference being the teams played for points rather than money (UK law forbids kids from winning cash on game shows; this was also the case for some of the other International versions mentioned below). It became famous for host Peter Simon slipping on the gunge and falling over, which happened almost OnceAnEpisode.

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A UK version of the show was made, the only major difference being the teams played for points rather than money (UK law forbids kids from winning cash on game shows; this was also the case for some of the other International international versions mentioned below). It became famous for host Peter Simon slipping on the gunge and falling over, which happened almost OnceAnEpisode.
10th Sep '16 7:41:26 AM KoopaKid17
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* WritingLines: Some ''Super Sloppy'' episodes had a physical challenge where contestants had to stick graduation caps on a chalkboard. To introduce the challenge, Marc would have to stop Harvey and Robin from writing "I will not watch ''Series/FunHouse''" on it.
19th Aug '16 8:30:31 AM BuddyBoy600alt
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* SuddenDeath: If round 2 ends with a tie score, They would go for the ''Tie-Breaker Challenge''.
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* TakeThat: Invoked by Marc with this question:
-->'''Marc:''' In ''Film/EncinoMan'', what actor plays the caveman?
-->'''Contestant:''' Pauly Shore?
-->'''Marc:''' No, it is not Pauly Shore. [[Creator/BrendanFraser This person]] has talent.
11th Mar '16 8:46:24 PM Gimere
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* FollowTheLeader: There were several "messy kids' show" clones, most egregiously the short-lived ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqzyGmeX4No Slime Time]]''. However, most of the other kids' games of the era had completely different stunts and/or presentation.
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