Nickelodeon was home to many game shows in the '90s and early 2000s, including the beloved "Legends of the Hidden Temple" and "Figure It Out," but "Double Dare,” which is returning to Nickelodeon this summer, reigned supreme. It did then, and today it still does in the hearts of many a '90s kid. In what other context were we encouraged to roll around in food and pick our noses? (The nose and ears were among the best obstacles, to be honest.)
Take a look at some memorable Physical Challenges and obstacles from the game show we still wish we could appear on.
What '90s kid didn't want to capture the flags on this obstacle course?
The original version of the show, "Family Double Dare," aired from 1986 to 1993 with Marc Summers as host. It returned as "Double Dare 2000" in -- you guessed it -- 2000 with host Jason Harris.
The Gumball Machine! This obstacle was so ginormous "it almost grazed the light grid overhead," "Double Dare" announcer John Harvey told avclub.com.
The Spaghetti Bowl: Better catch those meatballs, mom.
The Pizza Factory gave a new meaning to "family-run pizza joint."
The Human Taco, complete with Guacamole Gak: Is there anything grosser (read: better)?
We're not sure what exactly is happening in this Physical Challenge -- besides mom giving the business in those mom jeans.
Again, who knows what's going on here. This time, on "Double Dare 2000."
The Ball Pit on the obstacle course of "Double Dare 2000" was aptly called "The Slopstacle Course."
The Sundae Slide -- one of the most memorable and greatest course obstacles. Just look at how much fun dad is having.