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'Double Dare' turned 30 this year, and we still want to do all the physical challenges

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'Double Dare' turned 30 this year, and we still want to do all the physical challenges

WATCH  | A few weeks after "Double Dare" celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Oct. 6, 1986 premiere, Nickelodeon will air a Nov. 23 prime-time special in honor of the spectacularly sloppy game show. Scroll down to learn five ways it was like nothing else on television.

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1. Making a mess wasn't just OK. It was encouraged.

From its Pie-in-the-Pants physical challenge to its delightfully disgusting obstacle course, "Double Dare" showcased art in a morass of whipped-cream and competition.

Marc Summers on Dateline

2. Marc Summers was a trouper.

The energetic host dealt with it all while living with and de-stigmatizing OCD. He later told Dateline: "I remember [thinking], 'I know this is great television, but I hate this. I hate this. I want to go and take a shower now.'"

3. Kids preyed on intellectual weakness via the 'dare' and 'double dare.' Machiavellian!

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4. Debuting in 1990, the spinoff 'Family Double Dare' got Mom and Dad in the game.

When our parents grounded us as kids, we probably wanted to toss a pie in their direction. So why not do that in the form of a physical challenge and win $100 in the process?

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5. That obstacle course was, is, and forever shall be totally lit.

Eight crazy obstacles. Eight elusive red flags. Don't feel bad if you hopped around your living room while rooting a random family to achieve goopy glory. You weren't alone. 

'Double Dare' turned 30 this year, and we still want to do all the physical challenges

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