In what appears to be a ‘Double Dare’ first, the iconic 90s Nickelodeon game show featured a family with two dads on Thursday night’s episode.
The show’s new host, Liza Koshy, introduced dads Liberty and Bryan and their adopted children Oscar and Marcos.
“Let’s meet our teams, in Blue, we have Oscar and Marcos and their dads Liberty and Bryan. They love football and they love each other. They are team ‘Double Dads,’ ” said Koshy. “That’s right! It’s about time we had double dads on Double Dare.”
“So do you both go by dad?” Koshy asked the couple.
The couple said they go by “Dad” and “Papa.”
“So how did we become family?” Koshy asked.
“So about six years ago we were fortunate enough to adopt our sweet boys and it’s been amazing ever since,” said ‘Dad.’
“And now we are on Double Dare,” Koshy said, adding, “Double Dads and double sons on Double Dare, I love that, I love that.”
As Twitter user Chad Moser notes, “This is one of those things that I hope won’t be a big deal soon, but right now I think it’s worth noting: Last night’s episode of Double Dare featured a family with two dads competing, which I think has to be one of the first real-life examples of same-sex families on kids’ TV.”
This is one of those things that I hope won't be a big deal soon, but right now I think it's worth noting:
Last night's episode of Double Dare featured a family with two dads competing, which I think has to be one of the first real-life examples of same-sex families on kids' TV. pic.twitter.com/Fd5Fm3UBiB
— Chad Mosher (@ChadMosher) December 28, 2018
watching an episode of Double Dare on Nick & the blue team's name is Double Dads😊💖
— Terry (@TSquare04) December 28, 2018
Watch the episode, below:
The new Double Dare reboot, like the original, features two teams competing to win prizes by answering trivia questions, completing messy physical stunts and ultimately going into the infamous obstacle course.