Double Dare

The Nostalgia Critic, takes a look back at one of the best game shows ever; Double Dare, and pays a well deserved tribute to Mark Summers!


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  • evagirl77
    I remember this show! I mean, I never understood it, but it made it all the more hilarious!
  • UncleYaris
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    awsome review, yet again!

    i want a dude, you got balls review :)
  • KingKaor
    ahh.. Double Dare. it brings abck memories.
  • arsenal of megadeath
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    That and "You Can't Do That On Television"

    anyway- they can't do that on television these days- too much PC bullshit.

    The Medal Should've said " Dude You've Got BALLS of Adamantium!"

    I Shit you NOT! Mark Summers was Mr. Monk w/o the whiner factor.
  • Alex
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    I never saw this show before. I can't believe I missed something as awesome as this.

    Great review as always NC.
  • BohemianRhapsody75
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    sadly i didnt see the one w/ mark summers but i seen dd2000 but it was good
  • Onthatpowder  - Man
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    Pauly Shore No Talent?!?!
  • Tazzer88
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    If I had to point to one show that summed up all of Nickelodeon, it would be Double Dare. Just too classic for words.

    Also, I always thought Pick It, the one where they had to dig around in the giant nose, was the hardest obstacle course section ever.
  • Dragon
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    I like Mark summers in "Unwrapped" on the food network better.

    I used to watch this alot too xD

    Great review.
  • XanltheCSG
    i fucking love unwrapped!!!!
  • 00frodo
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    I used to watch this show! Was pretty great. The questions were really easy, and yet the contestants rarely answered them correctly.
  • Andy120290
    I remember Double Dare. It kicked ass! Summers totally deserved that award. Awesome episode.
  • Sancho12
    Great review, I never knew Mark Summers was OCD. Looking back it really does make you wonder how he dealt with all that shit flying everywhere.

    Just a suggestion for your next kids game show tribute though, Wild and Crazy Kids!

  • Funployee109
    Damn That was good.
    "This person actually has talent." Lol.
  • Darth Revan
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    lol i used to watch this show back when it was new, although i grew up more with double dare 2000. anyone remember that??!?!?!? and LOL i had no idea the host was obsessive compulsive, just thinking back on all the times he got messy.....shiiiiiiiit :o
  • xH1Mx
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    I love your reviews NC. You have surpassed the AVGN in my opinion. I remember watching this show when I was younger too and I found it extremely unfair for a kids game show. They asked a lot of questions most people don't even know. They should have stuck to stuff they had on Nickelodeon. And thanks for that last part. "No, this person had talent." lmao
  • Alexo32386
    Back when this show was on I watched it all the time. Marc Summers was in my and my sister's mind the most famous man in our universe. The things they did to him would be enough to make any body snap, let alone a man with a psychological disorder. Always kept his composure, at least until the commercial. A true professional if there ever was one. He deserves that award.
  • silverwolf2006
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    I used to watch this show non-stop next to Wheel of Fortune, Fun House, Guts, and Legends of the Hidden Temple. Not only was this show messy but it was also fun to watch and it made me have a dream of getting a bucket load of 100% Nick Slime dumped on my head. Great review. Also Marc is still the man.
  • Gamechamp
    XD LOVED this show... but seriously? Only a few hundred bucks. Wow, I always imagined them being millionaires.
  • ASP84
    WOW~ I had completely forgotten about this show until now! Good thing you remembered it. haha. I was obsessed with this show as a kid! ;D
  • Mike_Industries
    Man I use to watch Double Dare all the time when I was a kid... I also remember Double Dare 2000, but that wasn't as great as the original. Awesome Video!
  • SquarEvil
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    I can't believe I forgot about that show until now. Double Dare was awesome! ;D. Thanks for the review, NC
  • Curiosity Inc  - Solid work.
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    It's great to see a hilarious review that doesn't tear the subject to shreds. The NC has officially proven that he can be just as funny with praise as he can with bile, and that's something that many critics can't say. Kudos, NC.

    Funnily enough, I saw an interview with Mark Summers that addressed his OCD. In the interview, he points out that if you watch the first couple of seasons, you'll notice that Summers doesn't get a drop of slime on him. Eventually, however, the producers approached Summers and said "Mark, we've got to show you getting more involved," and so he agreed to be slimed. He really is an inspiration for everyone with OCD, Asperger's, etc. and he does deserve a medal for that much.

    Oh, and in regard to the money: $700 seemed like a lot more as a kid, didn't it?

    As for the review, I thought this was a great review with a variety of jokes that were always just long enough (though the marijuana sequence was understandably slow). The opening was inspired and the comments were spot-on. Very well done.
  • Daikun
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    I loved that show. Man, was it insane. I miss when Nickelodeon used to make game shows. Now all they have are slightly okay or mediocre Nicktoons.
  • iamturokforreales  - Totally Awesome
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    I definitely remember Double Dare. But nothing was cooler than Legends of the Hidden Temple, at least in my book.


    But enough of my rambling. This is one of the more memorable NC's that you have put out in a while, keep it up!
  • Spectere
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    Woo, this took me back. :D

    Nice review! You did a great job summing up the spirit of the show.
  • rmlohner
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    Marc Summers also hosted the awesome What Would You Do, which ended with the Pie Pod that threw four pies into a person's face. Pretty fun to watch the series all the way through, as the damn thing clearly worked less and less well every time. Guess it wasn't in the budget to get it fixed.
  • InsrtCoins  - ...
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    No mention of Double Dare 2000? Not even in passing? Oh well. Other than that, great review. Makes me want to watch the show again.
  • Joker
    OMG, you should have an entire show devoted to the Dude, You got balls award.
  • smeagol92055
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    Oh, please, PLEASE review You Can't Do That On Television!
  • counselor2009  - Good trip down memory lane
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    Another good review NC. I do think it is interesting to see you do something that you really liked for a change of pace (especially after the Captain Planet review).To me, Double Dare along with "You Can't Do That on Television" made Nickelodeon in the 80's and made me stop everything to watch them. I think Double Dare is due for a revival.
  • NoTaste  - Really cool review, and a cool show.

    Its cool to see you doing more general nostalgia trips like this rather then straight up reviews. Also its cool to see you do things you like rather then just things you hate. It helps keep things fresh. This show however always held a back seat to wild and crazy kids. Sure this was cool but with wild and crazy kids theyd take like 100 kids and have em do amazing things like run around in bumper boats with giant nerf guns attatched with paint playing war games. Kids with guns is for the win.
  • Raistlinhawke
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    Mark Summers is truly awesome, glad to see him finally get some recognition. He hosts the show "Unwrapped" on Food Network, and its more awesome because of him.
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