9. Doggie Door
Plenty of Double Dare's segments required its competitors to live out a transgressive scenario. But to survive Doggie Door, kids had to break not one, but two standard family homestead rules. Our moms and dads sneered at our desires to splash around in crud. Many parents also had conniptions and rushed us to the hospital after catching us eating out of Fido's bowl. Instead, watching other kids muddle through Doggie Door offered sweet, vicarious vindication.
8. The Tank
Thanks to the prop department's simplicity verging on laziness, The Tank was limited only by its whimsical and budgetary constraints. On different occasions, contestants waded through Styrofoam peanuts, Jell-O, and, in one infamous instance, baked beans. Inevitable soaked shoes made whatever obstacles remained all the trickier to navigate, so while it was hardly physically or mentally challenging, The Tank really sucked.