7pm. Orlando, FL. It had been 25 years since Double Dare actually aired on Nickelodeon, and I guess that means that I forgot the rules. Our team actually consisted of four people. On our team is another Mother and their son. We were going to face two Dads and their sons, all wearing blue. The crowd, numbering around 200, starts to buzz. Make the Pie Fly.
Three consecutive strikes is known as what? Those are the kinds of questions these teams will get. I guess we as Americans are really stupid. By the way...the answer is Turkey.
Mark Summers, the original host of Double Dare, also makes a video cameo asking about The Hobbit.
I miss an answer about U.S. Presidents, so I guess I am a stupid American, but at least I don't have to dress up like a human hot dog, complete with full starch bun and Nickelodeon "mustard." C continues to look at me in embarrassment as I actively root for team Red.
"Will you stop yelling, Dad" C asks pleads. The embarrassment is written all over his face.
Despite my encouragement, Team Red is losing 80 to 40 as we start Round Two. G finally gets to start the round and say something. He has to pick a video featuring either iCarly, Victorious or Big Time Rush. G has seen every episode of iCarly and Victorious so this is a shoe in for him. Unfortunately, he picks Big Time Rush! Nooooooooooo!?!! Now I can't get the song out of my head "Oh you're such a turd. You smell like like a turd..." Team Red now trails 100 points to 60 points as they can't answer the question.
|Double Dare Winners Emerge|
8pm. The Obstacle Course begins nicely as G solves the plastic ball game and finds the first flag and hands it to Mom. After the other team members find the other flags in a plate of Nachos and a big giant nose nostril, G then finds the second flag in the bathtub. When Mom finds the last flag among a gaggle of balloons, Team Red wins and the two kids win the slime reward. Thanks Brian and Brad.
After the show, as he's picks the green slime from his sneakers, G asks me excitedly. "Dad, what did we win?"