Saturday, June 10, 2017
Dare to be Alex
An example is their "Games Gone By" section. This page covers game shows from the distant past...Buzzr territory, you might say. In fact, this week's entry highlights a show that Buzzr currently carries on weekends, Double Dare (see screenshot). Game Show Newsnet calls it a "forgotten game show," so they must not get Buzzr on their cable systems.
No, we're not talking about the well-known slimefest from Nick. That's long been a source of confusion, intentional or otherwise. This Double Dare is the short-lived CBS quizzer from the '70s. Alex Trebek hosted the quiet, cerebral game where the clues to the answer in each round got more and more revealing as the round went on.
As in a certain rigged show, Double Dare featured isolation booths, though Charles Van Doren never put in an appearance. GSNN opines that the format might have been a little too slow and "brainiac" for its own good. That's certainly possible, and another drawback was that the rules got complicated with all the daring and double daring. But the show was a passable quizzer, and it adequately fills a couple weekend hours on Buzzr.