Series / Double Dare (1976)
created by Jay Wolpert for Mark Goodson
, which aired on CBS
from 1976-77 and directed by Paul Alter
. Host Alex Trebek
read a series of clues to his two contestants, who were in Sound Proof Booths
. When one player buzzed in to guess the subject, the other player's booth closed. An incorrect answer resulted in a "penalty clue" and free guess for the opposing player. A correct answer was worth $50 and allowed the player to Dare their opponent to guess the answer with the next clue for $100. If the dared player missed, the darer could "Double Dare" with one more clue for $200. A correct answer on a Dare awarded $50, while one on a Double Dare awarded $100.
The first player to score $500 played the Bonus Round
against "The Spoilers," usually three men (sometimes two men and a woman) with doctorates in different disciplines. The contestant was shown a subject and tried to stump the Spoilers by choosing four clues from a pool of eight, with the ability to pass up to four if they felt it was too easy. Each time a Spoiler didn't guess the answer, the contestant received $100; if a Spoiler guessed the answer, they received $100 and sat out for the rest of the round. If at least one Spoiler remained stumped after the fourth clue, the contestant won $5,000.
Not to be confused with Nickelodeon
's Double Dare
, which is a very different show.
This series provides examples of: