WBBM Channel 2 - Double Dare - "Hong Kong King Con" (Preview, Opening, Breaks & Ending, 1985)

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Hey, remember that 1980s show Double Dare? Well, here's a preview, opening and ending (along with some breaks) for the program.

However, if you're expecting to see Marc Summers and kids doing stunts getting slimed, then you're thinking of the wrong show. This Double Dare was a short-lived Billy Dee Williams vehicle that co-starred Ken Wahl (best known for his starring role in the CBS series Wiseguy), as well as Joe Maher and Janet Carroll (the latter as "Lt. Warner").

This Double Dare only lasted for 6 episodes, so there's no danger of the two shows being confused (the iconic Nickelodeon kids' show debuted a year after this came and went).

Includes:

Double Dare preview & opening (joined at preview - voiceover by Mark Elliot)

Sponsor billboard for Dodge (voiceover by ??) - "An American Revolution"
Commercial: Wisk - "Tenant Flirting"
Commercial: 7 Up - "Spaceship" with Geoffrey Holder

Opening moments of episode, with introductory credits:
"Hong Kong King Con"
Guest Starring: James Hong, Evan Kim, Joan Chen
Supervising Producer - Leon Tokatyan
Produced by Carl Pingitore
Co-Producers - David Abramowitz and Shelly Berger
Developed by Leon Tokatyan
Created by Garry Michael White
Written by Thomas Chehak
Directed by Christian Nyby II

Two Double Dare bumpers (voiceover by Joe Maher on first)

Ending moments of episode, with credit at fadeout:
Executive Producer - Terry Hughes

Commercial: Milk - "Milk's Got More"
Commercial: Perma Soft Shampoo & Conditioner
Commercial: Hefty Cinch Sak

Preview of next week's episode (voiceover by Mark Elliot)

Promo for next day's CBS Morning News, with Phyllis George previewing Henry Winkler, Linda Ronstadt, and how to avoid getting cancer (ending voiceover by ??)

Ending credits (with voiceover promo by Dan Rather for next day's CBS Evening News including an "On the Road with Charles Kuralt" segment):
Co-Starring: Ping Wu, Professor Toru Tanaka, Lou Felder, Arsenio "Sonny" Trinidad
Featuring: Eva Gholson, Nathan Jung, Tony Lee, Keith Walker, Lang Yun
Executive Story Consultant - Joseph Gunn
Director of Photography - Robert Sparks
Art Director - Fred Tuch
Music by Sylvester Levay
Unit Production Manager - Ron Grow
1st Assistant Director - Warren Smith
2nd Assistant Director - Ernie Johnson
Edited by Mark Westmore
Sound Editing by Sid Lubow
Music Editing by Abby Treloggen
Sound - Victor B. Goode
Set Decorator - Jean Laughlin
Property Coordinator - Michael Milgrom
Main Title Design by Phill Norman
Makeup - Mark Bussan
Hair Stylist - Chris Lee
Costume Supervisor - Rachael Manderino
Casting by Marc Schwartz & Associates, Victoria Burrows
Executive Consultant - Garry Michael White
Titles and Opticals by Pacific Title
Production Services Supplied by The Burbank Studios, Burbank, California
The characters and events in this production are fictional and any similtary to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
(C) 1985 by Warner Bros. Inc. All Rights Reserved
A Terry Hughes Production, December Enterprises, Inc. and Wanderers Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television - A Warner Communications Company
(tape cuts off just before last note of theme)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Wednesday, April 17th 1985 during the 7:00pm to 8:00pm timeframe.


Date Uploaded: 12/11/2016

Tags: 1980s   WBBM Channel 2   Short-Lived & Obscure Network TV Shows (Opens & Promos)     




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This Double Dare only lasted for 6 episodes, so there's no danger of the two shows being confused (the iconic Nickelodeon kids' show debuted a year after this came and went).

Includes:

Double Dare preview & opening (joined at preview - voiceover by Mark Elliot)

Sponsor billboard for Dodge (voiceover by ??) - "An American Revolution"
Commercial: Wisk - "Tenant Flirting"
Commercial: 7 Up - "Spaceship" with Geoffrey Holder

Opening moments of episode, with introductory credits:
"Hong Kong King Con"
Guest Starring: James Hong, Evan Kim, Joan Chen
Supervising Producer - Leon Tokatyan
Produced by Carl Pingitore
Co-Producers - David Abramowitz and Shelly Berger
Developed by Leon Tokatyan
Created by Garry Michael White
Written by Thomas Chehak
Directed by Christian Nyby II

Two Double Dare bumpers (voiceover by Joe Maher on first)

Ending moments of episode, with credit at fadeout:
Executive Producer - Terry Hughes

Commercial: Milk - "Milk's Got More"
Commercial: Perma Soft Shampoo & Conditioner
Commercial: Hefty Cinch Sak

Preview of next week's episode (voiceover by Mark Elliot)

Promo for next day's CBS Morning News, with Phyllis George previewing Henry Winkler, Linda Ronstadt, and how to avoid getting cancer (ending voiceover by ??)

Ending credits (with voiceover promo by Dan Rather for next day's CBS Evening News including an "On the Road with Charles Kuralt" segment):
Co-Starring: Ping Wu, Professor Toru Tanaka, Lou Felder, Arsenio "Sonny" Trinidad
Featuring: Eva Gholson, Nathan Jung, Tony Lee, Keith Walker, Lang Yun
Executive Story Consultant - Joseph Gunn
Director of Photography - Robert Sparks
Art Director - Fred Tuch
Music by Sylvester Levay
Unit Production Manager - Ron Grow
1st Assistant Director - Warren Smith
2nd Assistant Director - Ernie Johnson
Edited by Mark Westmore
Sound Editing by Sid Lubow
Music Editing by Abby Treloggen
Sound - Victor B. Goode
Set Decorator - Jean Laughlin
Property Coordinator - Michael Milgrom
Main Title Design by Phill Norman
Makeup - Mark Bussan
Hair Stylist - Chris Lee
Costume Supervisor - Rachael Manderino
Casting by Marc Schwartz & Associates, Victoria Burrows
Executive Consultant - Garry Michael White
Titles and Opticals by Pacific Title
Production Services Supplied by The Burbank Studios, Burbank, California
The characters and events in this production are fictional and any similtary to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
(C) 1985 by Warner Bros. Inc. All Rights Reserved
A Terry Hughes Production, December Enterprises, Inc. and Wanderers Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television - A Warner Communications Company
(tape cuts off just before last note of theme)

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W.B. 12/12/2016 Reply

I.I.N.M., the Sylvester Levay who did the music for this short-lived series would have been one and the same as co-writer of Silver Convention's big hit "Fly, Robin, Fly." He later scored other TV shows such as "Airwolf" and the film "Flashdance."

Smctopia 12/12/2016 Reply

I thought the theme sounded like a "Miami Vice" ripoff.

Betamax75 12/12/2016 Reply

This is also not to be confused with the 1976-1977 game show with Alex Trebek as well.

ChrisBCritter 12/14/2016 Reply

So many familiar faces among the Asians in that cast; Evan Kim and Nathan Jung were both in the "A Fistful of Yen" part of Kentucky Fried Movie. A couple Asian actor friends of mine have said it was always the same handful of people showing up at auditions; everybody knew everybody.

Stephen Z. 12/15/2016 Reply

I think the CBS Morning News promo voice is Charles Aidman.