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Gerry Sont (1989-1990?)
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Tom Jennings (1990-1991?)
Simon Watt (1991-1992)
Simon Watt (1989-1991)
Margie Nunn (1991-1992)
Broadcast (Network Ten)
Double Dare: 13 March 1989 - 17 October 1992
Australian Family Double Dare
Family Double Dare: 24 July - 7 August 1989

(Family) Double Dare was based on the American format of the same name, where two teams answer questions and performing stunts all-the-while getting messy.


At the beginning of each round, the two teams played what's called a Toss-Up Challenge in which the winners of that challenge scored points and control of the game. The team in control had to answer questions in which correct answers to those questions earned points (or dollars in the family version). But of course the kids can always dare the opposing team to answer it for double the points/dollars but beware as the other team can always Double Dare them back for up to four times the amount, then they can answer that question or take the "Physical Challenge" which were extreme messy games that last up between 10 to 30 seconds. Failure to win the challenge and/or answering the question on a dare causes them to lose control of the game and the points/dollars to the other opposing team.


Here how the players scored for success:

Regular Episodes[]

  • Round 1 - Question - 10, Dare/Toss-Up Challenge - 20, Double Dare/Physical Challenge - 40
  • Round 2 - Question - 20, Dare/Toss-Up Challenge - 40, Double Dare/Physical Challenge - 80

Family Episodes[]

  • Round 1 - Question - $25, Dare/Toss-Up Challenge - $50, Double Dare/Physical Challenge - $100
  • Round 2 - Question - $50, Dare/Toss-Up Challenge - $100, Double Dare/Physical Challenge - $200

The team with the most points at the end of two rounds will go on to the obstacle course where their are eight obstacles. Attached to each was an orange flag. The object of the challenge was to grab all the flags and to get all the prizes within 60 seconds.


A spin-off entitled Family Double Dare was launched in Summer 1989, but the ratings were poor and it got the axe after three episodes.

Two series of the show also aired simultaneously in America on Nickelodeon. In 1989, there was a special "G'Day USA" week, as well as the Kangaroo Cup Finals in 1990.



Same music as the American version

"On Your Marc" by Edd Kalehoff


Based on the American game show of the same name by Geoffrey Darby, Michael Klinghoffer, Dee LaDuke, and Bob Mittenthal.

Video Links[]

Clip of the show
Family Double Dare promo

Gerry Sont
Day 1 of "G'Day, USA!" from 1989 (Try Hards vs. The More Mess The Merrier)
Day 2 of "G'Day, USA!" from 1989 (Rapid Rascals vs. Double Trouble)
Day 3 of "G'Day, USA!" from 1989 (No Nonsense vs. True Blues)
Day 4 of "G'Day, USA!" from 1989 (Hootsie Mandootsis vs. Grecian Oils)
Day 5 of "G'Day, USA!" from 1989 (Off & Runnings vs. Teeny Boppers)
Another full episode from 1989 (Uncatchables vs. Wildcats)

Tom Jennings
A full episode from February 1990 (Wacky Wowsers vs. Crazy Critters)
Another episode from 1990 (Heroes vs. Mean Machines)
The Kangaroo Cup Finals from 1990 (Stinky Shoes {US} vs. Slip & Sliders {Australia})

Simon Watt
A full episode from 1991 (Burper Slurpers vs. Moving Groove)
Another episode from 1991 (Blazing Buffalos vs. Legendary Duos)