First off, any game show that challenges you to catch pies in your pants or dive face-first into huge bowls of spaghetti and meatballs is good in our book, and this two-on-two, super-sloppy game show was seriously genius. Kids (and eventually their families, too) would take on elaborately messy obstacle courses searching for tiny red flags in pools of slime, jelly, and other dubious substances. 

Getting filthy is every kid's favorite pastime, and we still have the pressing desire to get down and dirty. Mom may no longer spank us and tell us how naughty we are every time we get grimey, but now we have jobs that we're required to bathe for, so we still need Double Dare to live vicariously through those sloppy kids.