It’s only a slight exaggeration to say that every child of the 1990s dreamed of getting covered in slime on Nickelodeon’s Double Dare. And now that all those kids are of legal drinking age, they may actually have the opportunity to do it with a beer in their hand. Marc Summers (yes, the real Double Dare Marc Summers) has been hosting an adult version of his old Nickelodeon show called Dunkel Dare during Beer Week in his home of Philadelphia since 2012. This year he’s got his old assistant Robin and announcer Harvey joining him to complete the perfect 90s reunion. Cheering 30-somethings, pint glasses in hand, picking an oversized plastic nose that drips green slime will complete the nostalgic scene.
Dunkel Dare will take place June 4 to 5 at Frankford Hall Beer Garden at 7 p.m. We got to talk with Marc about his past, his long stint working with the Food Network and what it’s like to get drunk people to do anything he asks them to.
Do people still think of you as Marc from Double Dare?