Double Dare 2000

TV review by
Andrea Graham, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommend
Slippery, slimy fun for the whole family.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 7 reviews

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Positive Messages

Families have fun and work together. Competition is strong, but most participants are good sports.

Violence & Scariness

Contestants do things like throw pies at each other and compete in physical challenges, but it's all in fun and no one gets hurt.

Sexy Stuff

Prizes are all name-brand products.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this family-friendly game show based on the classic Nickelodeon show Double Dare features zany competitions involving things like pie fights, silly trivia questions, and a messy obstacle course. The show promotes family teamwork, patience, and cooperation as two families face off in three rounds of slimy, sloppy debauchery in hopes of winning the grand prize. Teams don't always win, but good sportsmanship is a strong message.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byChuck Reid March 16, 2012
This is one of my favorite game shows of all time.It is fun for the whole family! If they put it on The 90s Are All That record it or stay up late! This premire... Continue reading
Adult Written byhotcat April 9, 2008
Teen, 17 years old Written byMandee3 July 27, 2018

This game show is really fun to watch.

Just like the old show, it's so fun to watch.
Teen, 13 years old Written bySockyChibi<3 August 11, 2012

fun for all ages!

I used to love this show as a kid, until Nick GAS ended:( It's great, thrilling and okay for kids. Kids can cheer on their favorite teams during this show:...

What's the story?

In each episode of DOUBLE DARE 2000, two opposing family teams compete. Each family is asked a silly trivia question; if they can't answer it -- or assume the other team won't be able to, either -- they can dare the rival family to take a shot at it. In turn, the opposing team can volley the question back by suggesting a double dare or a physical challenge. If a team chooses not to answer the question and agrees to the challenge, members take part in a mini competition that more often than not involves some kind of sticky, slimy liquid. The team with the most points at the end of the regulation competition earns the chance to enter the obstacle course, where members must use their athleticism and determination to secure flags in exchange for cool prizes.

Is it any good?

While no team goes home empty-handed, be prepared for some heartbreaking frowns and grimaces as kids watch their parents fumble around and lose the competition. Think of it as an opportunity to point out that even though the team lost, they tried their best and are still a family of winners.

Overall, Double Dare 2000 is a fun, action-filled game show that families can watch together -- amid all the slime are some good messages about family togetherness. Just don't be too surprised if your kids suggest pie fights after watching the show, or if you discover that your family room has been turned into a temporary obstacle course.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the different dynamics of each team. Although the situations are far from ordinary (most families don't team up in everyday life to throw pies and smash slime-filled balloons), the message about the importance of family cooperation is clear. How can families face problems together? How does cooperation benefit a group? Is winning really the most important aspect of a competition? If not, what is?

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