Question: How do you make knee pads look cool?
Answer: Wear them as a contestant on Nickelodeon game show Double Dare.
Oh, the late '80s and early '90s.
Slippery, slimy kids' show Double Dare is back, more than 30 years after its heyday, on a 2019 tour that will land in the Dallas area. No confirmation of knee pads yet, but we can dream.
The Nickelodeon show, which aired from 1986 to 1993, will bring longtime host Marc Summers to Grand Prairie for the live event on April 13. Like the Nick gameshow, Double Dare Live will bring two teams of contestants up on stage to answer trivia questions. Audience members can also expect "messy physical challenges" (yes!) and the "legendary obstacle course" (double yes!), according to a press release. The tour was created to "introduce this classic show to the next generation," Summers said in a statement.
The show will not be taped and aired on TV; it's just for fun. (Although, there is a reboot season of Double Dare that began airing on TV in mid 2018.) Contestants will be selected from the audience. They don't tell you to bring knee pads, but ... go ahead and slip some on under your khakis. Just in case.
Tickets to see Double Dare Live on April 13 go on sale on Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. at axs.com. Tickets cost $29.75 to $89.75.