Sunday, June 23, 2019

'Double Dare' Season 2 to Feature 'SpongeBob SquarePants Week' & 'WWE Superstars Week'

Originally published: Saturday, March 16, 2019.

Who lives in a Pineapple under the sea, and is about to take on Nickelodeon's legendary Double Dare obstacle course? SpongeBob SquarePants!


It has been revealed that Nickelodeon has just filmed a sponge-tastic SpongeBob SquarePants Week of it's hit game show, Double Dare!

Credit: Twitter /@i3zKO.

Update (6/21) - Marc Summers has announced on Instagram that Nickelodeon USA will be hosting a special "SpongeBob Week" in July 2019! According to Zap2it, "SpongeBob Week" will begin on either Monday, July 8, 2019 or Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

Update (6/23) - Drake Bell and Guava Juice will take part in "SpongeBob Week Game 2"!

In "SpongeBob Week Game 1", two four-person teams compete in a series of challenges for the chance to advance in the first-ever SpongeBob Week Tournament; only one squad will swim its way onto the obstacle course and into the next games to play with their favorite celebrities.

It's currently unknown who'll be taking on all the super sloppy and slimy challenges in the week of SpongeBob SquarePants-themed episodes of Double Dare - it could be the show's voice cast, famous SpongeBob fans, SpongeBob superfans, or a mixture of all three. It could also feature the cast of SpongeBob SquarePants itself! It's not impossible, Cat and Dog from CatDog was a panelist on a episode of Nickelodeon's Figure It Out in the '90s - and got slimed! Maybe we'll see Fred take on the famous Double Dare obstacle course!


It's also currently unknown when Double Dare's SpongeBob SquarePants Week will air, however, it's thought that SpongeBob SquarePants Week will air in either May or July 2019, as part of Nickelodeon's "The Best Year Ever" celebrations to mark SpongeBob SquarePants' landmark 20th anniversary.

The “Best Year Ever” kicks off Friday, July 12, with the premiere of “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” an original mixed live-action and animated special. In the one-hour special, it’s SpongeBob’s birthday, and Patrick and SpongeBob journey to the surface world and come across a few familiar characters during lunchtime rush at The Trusty Slab restaurant. Meanwhile, the Bikini Bottom residents set up a surprise party for SpongeBob. The special which feature for the first time the celebrated voice talent behind SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Squidward and Plankton playing live-action doppelgรคnger versions of the animated characters they voice. The “Best Year Ever” will lead up to the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge, coming summer 2020.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Week of episodes will form part of Double Dare's recently wrapped second season, which will also includes: the recently aired Kids' Choice Awards Week (March 11-14) and the upcoming WWE Superstars Week (which is speculated to air around the time of Wrestlemania 35 on April 7, 2019; two of the teams in one episodes will be Little Giants vs Generation Yes), Halloween Week (airing sometime around Halloween), and Holiday Week (Christmas Week; airing sometime around the holidays).

Update (3/22) - Nickelodeon will host Double Dare WWE Superstars Week between Monday, April 8 - Thursday, April 11, 2019! The news was announced by Double Dare legend Marc Summers! One of the child contestants taking part in the special week will be Steven Weitz.

Double Dare season two episodes were taped at CBS Studios-Radford in California between February 27-28, 2019, as well as March 2, 4-5, and 7-8, 2019. Three episodes were filmed per day. There are thought to be 20 episodes in total for season two.

A major difference between Double Dare seasons one and two is, season two features a new tournament-style to it, where "Game 1" is 4v4, then "Game 2" and "Game 3" split up half of the winning team to celebrity contestants, and "Finals" is where the winners from 2 & 3 face-off against each other.

In additional news, On Camera Audiences, which distributes tickets to watch and be in the audience of television shows being filmed, is reporting that Nickelodeon has already commissioned Double Dare season three, which is set to go into production in 2020! The news has yet to be confirmed by Nickelodeon.






Credit: Instagram /@xuxojesse via Double Dare Wiki

Originally hosted in the '80s by Marc Summers, the latest series of Double Dare, which made its debut during summer 2018, is hosted by Liza Koshy, with Summers providing color commentary on the challenges and lending his vast knowledge of the game and expertise to each episode.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Marks 20 Years of "SpongeBob SquarePants" with the "Best Year Ever"!

H/T: Huge thanks @Magitroopa (II, III) for the news!; Additional sources: Google.co.uk, GIFER

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