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Much like the CBS version of The Joker's Wild, Goodson-Todman's Double Dare is another game show that had a short rerun life on GSN (or, in this case, two of them) which gave way to a lot of scattered information across the internet about it, yet lacks a definitive episode guide anywhere. In response to this, here is my attempt to create an end-all-be-all episode guide for Double Dare, including any instance in which GSN has ever aired it.

Credit for most of the information in this episode guide goes to Russ Scottfield's collection list, Brandon Bolton's collection page, Matt Kaiser's former website for confirming every single episode that GSN aired in 1996-1997, posts made on alt.tv.game-shows in 1996-1999, Jon Hobdon's former website for confirming the second Faux Pause Picks episode (which somehow wasn't mentioned on ATGS), and of course, the episodes available on the trading circuit. Huge, HUGE thanks to Ryan Rinkerman for sending me GSN schedule PDFs from the first half of 2008 to confirm the production codes and GSN air dates for many of the later episodes, as well as confirming which episode GSN showed for the 7/4/99 Game of the Week airing.

Unfortunately, I am missing one piece of information: The episode GSN showed for a one-off "rarity" airing on October 2, 2006. If you know which episode it was, please leave an edit accordingly.

Finally, I have no plans to include any information on when Buzzr aired the show aside from the cutoff point in their rotation; since they aired the same six weeks over and over again for two years straight, providing air date info for that would be extremely futile (whereas GSN only ever aired the show a few times, while also going much, much further into the run).

December 1976 Edit

Production code Original air date Begins with... 1996-1997 GSN air date 2007 GSN air date Notes
01 December 13, 1976 Barry vs. Janna December 15, 1996 September 10, 2007 Premiere. GSN also aired this episode on June 23, 1998 and on June 30, 2008.
02 December 14, 1976 Garry vs. Janna December 16, 1996 September 17, 2007 Joel Palmer's first episode. GSN also aired this episode on July 24, 1998 and on July 7, 2008.
03 December 15, 1976 Joel vs. Garry December 22, 1996 September 24, 2007 GSN also aired this episode on July 7, 2008.
04 December 16, 1976 Joel vs. Garry December 23, 1996 October 1, 2007 GSN also aired this episode on July 14, 2008.
05 December 17, 1976 Gail vs. Joel December 29, 1996 October 8, 2007 GSN also aired this episode on July 14, 2008.
06 December 20, 1976 Randy vs. Joel December 30, 1996 October 15, 2007 GSN also aired this episode on July 21, 2008.
07 December 21, 1976 Joel at Beat the Spoilers January 5, 1997 October 22, 2007 Joel Palmer's final episode. GSN also aired this episode on July 21, 2008.
08 December 22, 1976 Roger vs. Dennis January 6, 1997 October 29, 2007 GSN also aired this episode on July 28, 2008.
09 December 23, 1976 Carol vs. Roger January 12, 1997 November 5, 2007 GSN also aired this episode on July 28, 2008.
10 December 24, 1976 Chuck vs. Roger January 13, 1997 November 12, 2007 Alan Lusher's first episode. GSN also aired this episode on August 4, 2008.
11 December 27, 1976 Alan vs. Chuck January 19, 1997 November 19, 2007 GSN also aired this episode on August 4, 2008.
12 December 28, 1976 Judy vs. Alan January 20, 1997 November 26, 2007 GSN also aired this episode on August 11, 2008.
13 December 29, 1976 Tony vs. Alan January 26, 1997 December 3, 2007 GSN also aired this episode on August 11, 2008.
14 December 30, 1976 Kathy vs. Alan January 27, 1997 December 10, 2007 Kathy also appeared on The Joker's Wild in 1972. GSN also aired this episode on August 18, 2008.
15 December 31, 1976 Joe vs. Alan February 2, 1997 December 17, 2007 GSN also aired this episode on August 18, 2008.

January 1977 Edit

Production code Original air date Begins with... 1997 GSN air date 2007-2008 GSN air date Notes
16 January 3, 1977 Ed vs. Alan February 3, 1997 December 24, 2007 GSN also aired this episode on August 25, 2008.
17 January 4, 1977 Judy vs. Alan February 9, 1997 December 31, 2007 Alan Lusher's final episode. GSN also aired this episode on August 25, 2008.
18 January 5, 1977 Michael at Beat the Spoilers February 10, 1997 January 7, 2008 GSN also aired this episode on July 4, 1999 and on September 1, 2008.
19 January 6, 1977 Nancy at Beat the Spoilers February 16, 1997 January 7, 2008 Mort Kamins' first episode. GSN also aired this episode on September 1, 2008.
20 January 7, 1977 Mark vs. Mort February 17, 1997 January 14, 2008 GSN also aired this episode on September 8, 2008.
21 January 10, 1977 Doug vs. Mort February 23, 1997 January 14, 2008 Mort Kamins' final episode. GSN also aired this episode on September 8, 2008.
22 January 11, 1977 Ken at Beat the Spoilers February 24, 1997 January 21, 2008 GSN also aired this episode on September 15, 2008.
23 January 12, 1977 Gary at Beat the Spoilers March 2, 1997 January 21, 2008 Gary also appeared on Jeopardy! in 1986. GSN also aired this episode on September 15, 2008.
24 January 13, 1977 Linda vs. Gary March 3, 1997 January 28, 2008 GSN also aired this episode on September 22, 2008.
25 January 14, 1977 Bartholomew vs. Gary March 9, 1997 January 28, 2008 Johnny Olson's final episode as announcer. GSN also aired this episode on September 22, 2008.
26 January 17, 1977 Lee vs. Gary March 10, 1997 February 4, 2008 Gene Wood's first episode as announcer.
27 January 18, 1977 Julie vs. Lee March 16, 1997 February 4, 2008
28 January 19, 1977 Richard vs. Julie March 17, 1997 N/A Inexplicably skipped by GSN in 2008.
29 January 20, 1977 Joan vs. Julie March 23, 1997 N/A Ray Winston's first episode. Inexplicably skipped by GSN in 2008.
30 January 21, 1977 Ray vs. Joan March 24, 1997 February 11, 2008 Ray wins $0 in Beat the Spoilers! Final episode in Buzzr's 2015-2017 rotation.
31 January 24, 1977 Lyn vs. Ray March 30, 1997 February 11, 2008 Lyn also appeared on the Second Chance pilot in 1976.
32 January 25, 1977 Don vs. Ray March 31, 1997 February 18, 2008
33 January 26, 1977 Adrienne vs. Ray April 6, 1997 February 18, 2008
34 January 27, 1977 Catherine vs. Ray April 7, 1997 February 25, 2008
35 January 28, 1977 Lee vs. Ray April 13, 1997 February 25, 2008
36 January 31, 1977 Sassy vs. Ray April 14, 1997 March 3, 2008 Sassy also appeared on Face the Music in 1980.

February 1977 Edit

Production code Original air date Begins with... 1997 GSN air date 2008 GSN air date Notes
37 February 1, 1977 Bob vs. Ray April 20, 1997 March 3, 2008 Ray makes the entrance instead of Alex!
38 February 2, 1977 Marie vs. Ray April 21, 1997 March 10, 2008 Ray Winston's final episode. Marie wins the second game $0-$500 in only two subjects!
39 February 3, 1977 Marie at Beat the Spoilers April 27, 1997 March 10, 2008
40 February 4, 1977 Cork vs. Roy April 28, 1997 March 17, 2008
41 February 7, 1977 Bill vs. Cork May 4, 1997 March 17, 2008
42 February 8, 1977 Lorrie at Beat the Spoilers May 5, 1997 March 24, 2008
43 February 9, 1977 Myra vs. Charles May 11, 1997 March 24, 2008 Neither contestant in the second game is able to correctly guess Louise Lasser after all 10 clues are revealed!
44 February 10, 1977 Franklin vs. Charles May 12, 1997 March 31, 2008 Final episode aired by GSN in 1997.
45 February 11, 1977 Nina vs. Franklin N/A March 31, 2008
46 February 14, 1977 Laurie vs. Nina N/A April 7, 2008
47 February 15, 1977 Dick vs. Nina N/A April 7, 2008 Dick wins $0 in Beat the Spoilers!
48 February 16, 1977 ? vs. Dick N/A N/A Skipped by GSN.
49 February 17, 1977 Rosemary vs. Carole N/A April 14, 2008 Patty Duke-Astin makes a surprise appearance in the first game!
50 February 18, 1977 Rob vs. Rosemary N/A April 14, 2008
51 February 21, 1977 Marjorie vs. Rosemary N/A April 21, 2008
52 February 22, 1977 Lee vs. Marjorie N/A April 21, 2008
53 February 23, 1977 John vs. Marjorie N/A April 28, 2008
54 February 24, 1977 Haven vs. John N/A April 28, 2008
55 February 25, 1977 Arthur vs. John N/A May 5, 2008 Marvin Shinkman's first episode.
56 February 28, 1977 Marvin vs. John N/A May 5, 2008

March 1977 Edit

Production code Original air date Begins with... 2008 GSN air date Notes
57 March 1, 1977 Marvin at Beat the Spoilers May 12, 2008
58 March 2, 1977 Greg vs. Marvin May 12, 2008 Marvin Shinkman's final episode.
59 March 3, 1977 Patti vs. Greg May 19, 2008
60 March 4, 1977 Byron vs. Patti May 19, 2008
61 March 7, 1977 Tony vs. Byron May 26, 2008
62 March 8, 1977 Kent vs. Lynne May 26, 2008
63 March 9, 1977 Kent at Beat the Spoilers June 2, 2008
64 March 10, 1977 Janet vs. Kent June 2, 2008 A strange buzzer malfunction occurs in the second game; no sound effect is played when Mary rings in, but Janet's booth closes anyway.
65 March 11, 1977 Janet at Beat the Spoilers June 9, 2008
66 March 14, 1977 Debbie vs. Janet June 9, 2008

On June 16, 2008, GSN pre-empted Double Dare for an encore presentation of Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure; when the show returned the following week, GSN abruptly skipped to the third-to-last episode. Since GSN and Buzzr have never gone this far in the run before or since, it is currently unknown whether or not episodes 67 to 93 even exist.

April 1977 Edit

Production code Original air date Begins with... 2008 GSN air date Notes
94 April 27, 1977 Carmen vs. Ilene June 23, 2008
95 April 28, 1977 Ron vs. Ilene June 23, 2008
96 April 29, 1977 Andy vs. Ilene June 30, 2008 Series finale. GSN also aired this episode on December 31, 1999.
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