Originally debuting on Nickelodeon in 1986, Double Dare gave teams of kids (and later, families) the chance to answer questions and win points with the hope of making it to the end-of-show obstacle course. Because the series railed against parental advice like telling children to not be loud, play with their food, pick their nose — here in the form of an infamous obstacle course stunt — and other inherent kid-like behaviors, it seemed very anti-authority and that combined with the show’s inherent goofy fun made it a smash hit.
Joined by his funny, bearded sidekick, Harvey, host Marc Summers brought a genial charm to the series that went missing when Nickelodeon rebooted the show without him in 2000. Because we’ve all dreamed of wearing a red sweatsuit and covering ourselves in slime, let’s take a look back at Double Dare‘s most memorable physical challenges.
By the way, as you’ll come to realize by watching these clips, what you would have been able to easily accomplish as a kid would destroy you (and me) now. So, ready? On your mark. Get set. Go!