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"Double Dare" features its first two-dad family

"Double dads" are featured as contestants on "Double Dare."
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No amount of slime could have spoiled the moment when host Liza Koshy introduced a family competing on the show Double Dare last month. 

“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.”

The game show pits two families against each other in a series of physical challenges that could result in a chance to run the end-game obstacle course for prizes. 

The show's original run was hosted by Mark Summers and aired from 1986 to 1993. There have been two revivals including this latest reboot which airs on Nickelodeon.

Some social media pop culture enthusiasts applauded the cable network for finally including a same-sex family on the show.

"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," wrote Chad Mosher. "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."