Nickelodeon’s “Double Dare” Included A Family With Two Dads

Oscar and Marcos with their two dads Liberty and Marcos / Screenshot

 A ‘90s classic just got a major modern update.


Earlier this year, kids’ channel Nickelodeon brought back the competition show Double Dare that originally ran from 1986 to 1993 (and briefly returned in 2000).

The family against family version of the series shows two parents and two kids competing in toss-up physical challenges. The winning team then receives control of the round and money for their final score. The host, YouTuber Liza Koshy, then asks contestants trivia questions. Each correct answer earns more money for their score and incorrect answers give the other team control.

The name of the series comes from the dare mechanic. A team in control can dare the other team to answer a question and double the monetary value. That team though can double dare for quadruple the original value.

But why are we talking about the series here? Because a recent episode contained a family with same-sex parents.


“This is one of those things that I hope won’t be a big deal soon, but right now I think it’s worth noting: A Christmas week episode of Double Dare featured a family with two dads competing, which I think has to be one of the first real-life examples of same-sex families on kids’ TV,” wrote game show expert Chad Mosher on Twitter.


Host Liza Koshy also commented on the moment by saying, “They love football and they love each other,” Koshy said. “They are team ’Double Dads.’ That’s right! It’s about time we had double dads on Double Dare!”

You can watch some of the moment down below.

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