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Milk bucket challenge: Yadira Hadlett pours milk on Bryan Demarco’s head in a recreation of the ’90s family game show “Double Dare.”
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Oh baby!: Double Dare contestants dressed as babies and tried to find a paciifier in a bowl of slime.
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Tramping the grass: Brittany Hicks runs the bases in her Moon Shoes — the part-trampoline, part-shoe that ascended during the ’90s novelty footwear boom.
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Screwball: Comedian of stage and screen Kel Mitchell threw out the first pitch.
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Throwback: Pitcher Scarlyn Reyes and fellow Cyclones wore orange and green “slime” jersies in a throwback to ’90s kids television.

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MCU Park was awash in 1990s nostalgia as fans celebrated 1990s Night on Aug. 27. Kids television monolith Nickelodeon teamed up with the Cyclones to bring iconic television characters and buckets of the channel’s signature slime to the party. Park-goers said the night was hella awesome — the bomb even.

“It was a nice little blast from the past,” said Sunset Park resident Yadira Hadlett. “It felt like a dream come true.”

Some dudes and dudettes bought special ticket packages for the chance to compete in a live version of the channel’s long-running show “Double Dare,” which combined trivia and messy physical challenges.

“I was super excited — ‘Double Dare’ was my favorite show growing up,” said Genevieve Baldassano, who — while clad in a giant baby bonnet — fished a pacifier out of a bowl of whipped cream with her mouth. You go, girl!

For her efforts, Baldassano won a quintessentially ’90s prize — a Tomagachi digital pet, she said. Another contestant said the throwback prizes were all that and a bag of chips.

“Gak, Tomagachi — the ’90s prizes were really cool,” said Courtney Pollard, who works for Nickelodeon.

Star of TV and stage Kel Mitchell — one of two titular stars of the hit “Keenan and Kel” — hosted the game and threw out the first pitch before the Cyclones opened a can on the Staten Island Yankees.

Concession stand workers wore “Goodburger” hats in a nod to the television sketch and later movie of the same name, and one lucky fan got to run the bases in Moon Shoes — the shoe with a built-in trampoline that contributed to the great ’90s novelty shoe boom.

Brooklyn’s hometown team also donned fly slime-colored jerseys to mark the occasion, and tickets held steady at the ’90s price of just 10 bones.

Boo ya!

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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