Nickelodeon’s popular game show Double Dare reportedly welcomed its first same-sex parents on Thursday’s episode.
The most recent reboot of Double Dare, which originally ran on the kid’s cable network from 1986 to 1993, premiered this past June.
“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: A Christmas week 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,” writes Chad Mosher, an educator and game show expert, on Twitter.
The messy trivia show’s new host, Liza Koshy, introduced brothers Oscar and Marcos with their two dads, Liberty and Bryan, on the family-edition episode.
“They love football and they love each other,” Koshy said. “They are team ’Double Dads.’ That’s right! It’s about time we had double dads on Double Dare!”
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:
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. pic.twitter.com/Fd5Fm3UBiB
— Chad Mosher (@ChadMosher) December 28, 2018
“So do you both go by dad?” Koshy asked the couple, who explained that they’re “Dad” and “Papa.” “So how did we become a family?”
“About six years ago we were fortunate enough to adopt our sweet boys and it’s been amazing ever since,” Bryan explained.
“And now we are on Double Dare,” Koshy said. “Double dads, double sons on Double Dare. I love that, I love that.”
Nickelodeon made network history in 2016 with its first portrayal of a same-sex male couple in the animated series The Loud House. The network also featured a younger female couple in the 2014 finale of its animated series The Legend of Korra, and RuPaul voiced a character in a 2015 episode of Bubble Guppies.
Watch the “Double Dads” introduction below.