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Nickelodeon brings back slimy 'Double Dare' for Comic-Con

By Yvette C. Hammett
Nickelodeon brings back slimy 'Double Dare' for Comic-Con
Marc Summers, the original host of Nickelodeon's "Double Dare," the network's longest-running slimy game show, is coming back for a special live show at San Diego's Comic-Con later this month. Photo from Nickelodeon

LOS ANGELES, July 6 (UPI) -- Nickelodeon's Double Dare, its iconic slime show, will be a huge feature at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego.

The network is bringing back host Marc Summers for the first time in 16 years to host a live edition of the game show during one night of the event. Double Dare is the network's longest running game show. In its original run, it aired from 1986 to 1993.

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"Thirty years later, people still stop me on the street every day and tell me playing Double Dare is the one thing they wish they could have done growing up," Summers said, according to E! News.

"Nickelodeon and The Splat – the network's programming block dedicated to Nick's legendary library of hits from the '90s and 2000s – are blasting open the vaults for a slime-tastic, immersive experience at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016 that's bound to be All That, and more," the network said in a press release.

Nickelodeon plans to pay tribute to some of its most memorable shows and popular characters and will include activations, games, panels, talent signings and interactive design elements from Legends of the Hidden Temple, Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, Double Dare, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, CatDog, Rocko's Modern Life, and Invader Zim, among others.

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"Those who dare to pass through the sacred gates of Comic-Con will enter a world of nostalgic treasures, artifacts and trivia from Nickelodeon's beloved '90s archives," said King Olmec, Keeper of Nickelodeon's booth.

Every day, Nick's booth will feature: a virtual reality 360-experience where fans can step into the world of the upcoming Legends of the Hidden Temple live-action TV movie; an interactive trivia game featuring Legends of the Hidden Temple's King Olmec, Keeper of the Temple; photo opps with a life-size replica of the Hey Arnold! stoop and the nose from Double Dare; a retail area, where attendees can purchase a variety of exclusive Nick, The Splat and '90s-themed gear and one-of-a-kind collectibles; costumed character appearances; and autograph signings with cast member from All That, SpongeBob SquarePants, Tom Kenny, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles voice talent, Kirk Fogg from Legends of the Hidden Temple, and more special appearances to be announced in the coming weeks.

The San Diego Comic-Con runs July 21-24.

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