Double Dare is 30 years old—!!!—and we flipped the table on host Marc Summers. Summers hosted the series from 1986-1993 and was on hand for Nickelodeon's 30th anniversary special where we tasked him with answering the questions that got "double-dared."

A little refresher: Double Dare pitted two teams against each other. During the question round, a team could pass on a question and dare the other to answer the question, doubling the question's value. The opponents then could double-dare to quadruple the question's value. The team who was double-dared would then have to answer the question or compete in a physical challenge. We asked Summers to answer questions from his tenure that received the double dare.

The questions were based on a variety of topics, from the Great Lakes, Superman, flicks and US history.

"Alan Silberberg, our head writer—whenever we'd want to go to a physical challenge would write a question like that," Summers told E! News on set of the Nick at Nite special when tasked with a very tricky TV kids and math question. "I want to kill him right about now."

Summers said he still gets stopped on the street to talk about the show, yes, 30 years after it debuted.

"It was the right place at the right time," he said of the show's unexpected longevity. "I'm just thrilled that anybody remembers."

Some of those people who remember? Bruno Mars and Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda. Summers, who is a big fan of Bruno Mars, said he was backstage at a concert and got the chance to meet the singer, totally expecting him to not know who he was.

"He sees me and he runs down and hugs me. And I said, ‘You know who I am?' and he said, ‘You raised me!' and I'm like, ‘Oh my god,'" Summers said.

Watch the video above for Summers' Hamilton story.

The Double Dare 30th anniversary special airs Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 9 p.m. on Nick at Nite. Be sure to watch E! News tonight at 7 p.m. for more.

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