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Title: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 19, 2012, 11:36:42 PM
What are some of the biggest fails in the entire show's three year tenure? I know we have talked about various Legends fails in other threads on the site, but not in one topic that is a collaboration with the biggest fails on the show. I am thinking about making a video that showcases the top 25 biggest Legends fails on the show. Obviously there are a lot of fails on the show, but I want to try and capture the biggest fails of all time.

Here are some of the biggest fails that I am thinking about:

- The entire "The Golden Cricket Cricket Cage" temple run.
- The Steps of Knowledge for "The Trojan Horseshoe" with all the bad answers.
- "Um, a Scaffolding?" from "The Missing Eye of David"
- Ron the cheater in "The Treasure of Anne Bonny"
- Kim's entire time in the temple in "The Missing Weather Maps of Charles Lindbergh"
- The Silver Snakes from "The Snow Cone of Mount Kilimanjaro"

Feel free to post more. ;)
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on June 19, 2012, 11:42:16 PM
Larry.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 19, 2012, 11:49:13 PM
Yeah, Larry is kind of an obvious answer that I can't believe that I missed. Which reminds me, here are a few more:

- Kristen in general in "The Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl"
- Evan from "The Stolen Arm of Shiva" inability to assemble the monkey
- Kim not being best friends with actuators
- Veronica's struggling for her life to get out of the Pit
- The Green Monkey boy in "The Silk Sash of Mulan" temple games
- The Green Monkeys in "The Marble Armrest of Xerxes"
- The entire win for " :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:"
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on June 19, 2012, 11:54:17 PM
Two more:

-Jason's bad temple planning in The Broken Wing of Icarus
-Kimberly in a losing solo effort after dropping the Trident
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: The Silver Monkey on June 19, 2012, 11:54:37 PM
Colonel Sanders?
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 19, 2012, 11:59:31 PM
Two more:

-Jason's bad temple planning in The Broken Wing of Icarus
-Kimberly in a losing solo effort after dropping the Trident

I say that any contestant with the name "Kim" making it to the temple will be featured in the video. ;)

And just a few more:

- Karisa and her incompetence in "The Enormous Feather of the Me Linh"
- "The Keys to the Alhambra" team fail in the tiebreaker and temple
- The legend for "The Plumed Headdress of Cosa Rara"
- The Silver Snakes in the temple games for "The Lost Lion Tail of Little John"
- Aqila and passing the pepperoni
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 20, 2012, 12:48:49 AM
- Kristen in general in "The Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl"
I disagree. Hesitation aside, she wasn't a bad player at all. At least she went back for her half pendant, and grabbed the artifact too. In the bottom of the central shaft no less. Sure, they would have won if she wasn't so hesitant. But I wouldn't necessarily call her an epic fail.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 20, 2012, 01:21:44 AM
- Kristen in general in "The Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl"
I disagree. Hesitation aside, she wasn't a bad player at all. At least she went back for her half pendant, and grabbed the artifact too. In the bottom of the central shaft no less. Sure, they would have won if she wasn't so hesitant. But I wouldn't necessarily call her an epic fail.

Oh crap, I meant Kristen from "The Lucky Pig of Amelia Earhart".  :oops:

I don't know why I have gotten those two runs mixed up lately. But Kristen from "Amelia Earhart" is a big failure for being utterly stupid in simple rooms like the Dungeon and Treasure Room, and for not knowing how to climb the wall. Kristen from "Polynesian Girl" may have made a couple mistakes, but she definitely was not an epic fail. I guess I am starting to be as bad as when I mixed up "The Stone Head of the Evil King" Tony with "Billy the Kid" Tony.  :oops:

Here is a few more:
- Tony from "The Stone Head of the Evil King". You shouldn't take over a minute to complete a room and then he punches the King's Storeroom pots like a moron.
- Kelly from "The Jeweled Necklace of Montezuma" for failing to assemble the monkey, even when the piece is thrown bacl to her.
- "The War Fan of the 47 Ronin" mishap. The producers should've reran the whole run until they got it right! Poor Jeremy and Elise didn't do anything wrong in the temple.
- "The Pendant of Kamehameha" dungeon guard that reemerges as Tina is about the reach the artifact.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: Red Jaguars Fan on June 20, 2012, 02:06:33 AM
Lisa, anyone?
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 20, 2012, 02:23:53 AM
While we're on the subject of Silver Snakes from Season 2, Christina passing up the half pendant is sort of a fail. I mean, it was signaled back to her, and she STILL missed it. Also, the "AMBASSADOR! AMBASSADOR!" tiebreaker question from "The Electrified Key of Benjamin Franklin" was a pretty big fail too. And the third temple guard from "The Missing Eye of David" is a good fail candidate too.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: Asian Legends Fan on June 20, 2012, 02:50:03 AM
That guy that broke the gong in the Applewood Amulet episode.

EDIT: Which, after some thinking, is even more hilarious when you realize that gongs are an East Asian instrument especially prevalent in China.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: The Dark Enforcer on June 20, 2012, 03:29:50 AM
Ryann from Harriet Tubman, anyone?

Also, TRJ, if we can come up with enough fails can the video be the top 50 fails? Just asking.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 20, 2012, 12:07:02 PM
Ryann from Harriet Tubman, anyone?

Also, TRJ, if we can come up with enough fails can the video be the top 50 fails? Just asking.

Yeah, a top 50 list sounds pretty cool to me. I would probably break the list down into several videos in that case. The only tough part would be to try and rank the fails by severity. And it would give me something to do this summer.

Here is a few more to throw out:

- Jeremy from " :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:" hitting his gong too many times in the moat
- Jennifer getting owned by the boulder during the temple games in "The Melted Head of Madame Tussaud"
- The velociraptor answer in "Alexander and the Gordian Knot"
- Eddie's fall into the Pit in "The Dried Ear of Corn of Sojourner Truth"
- Kelly from "The Thornwood Gavel of Judge Roy Bean"
- Katie in the Chamber from "Clovis the First"
- Chris in "Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat"
- Renee missing the half pendant in "The Crown of Queen Nzinga"
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: The Silver Monkey on June 20, 2012, 05:06:48 PM
More ideas:

-Ron and Tara's exit plans
-The entire Blackbeard run
-The Marble Armrest tiebreaker
-Jeremy from the Golden Spider Web of Robert the Bruce
-Claude
-Brian and Gracelyn
-Ashlie in the Dark Forest in the Bonnet run
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 20, 2012, 06:20:42 PM
Also, Tess in the Dark Forest in the Sojourner Truth run can be an idea as well.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on June 20, 2012, 07:27:58 PM
Hey, I got an idea. How about we all come up with our own top 50 fails of Legends? They don't have to be from the temple runs. It can be anything and anyone, from player failures to Kirk Fogg failures. If top 50 is too much, then you can reduce the number. I say come up with the fails first, then rank them. The first one you come up with might not be #1. Heck, if you can come up with more than 50 failures, then it might not even rank in the top 50. This sounds like a huge project, but it might work.

I can come up with plenty of fails, but ranking them might be a hassle.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on June 20, 2012, 07:29:32 PM
Also, if we do plan on making a big YouTube video or separate videos out of this, then how are we going to get the footage? I originally had something that could record sounds/music and videos on my laptop, but that's what caused my computer to get a virus. Would anyone else be willing to try this?
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on June 20, 2012, 08:41:12 PM
Okay, I just compiled a huge list of fails and I was able to come up with 75 fails. 75! Most of them were in the temple run, but not all of them. Should I post the list that I came up with? If so, then maybe we can add onto it. I didn't rank anything, just compiled.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: The Silver Monkey on June 20, 2012, 08:41:34 PM
Sure, go ahead. :)
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on June 20, 2012, 08:45:31 PM
Okay, this one is going to be huge. I think it's 75, but I might've miscounted. Sorry if it's too big, but here it is:

-The entire Golden Cricket Cage temple run

-Aqila passing up the half pendant AND the Golden Pepperoni

-Larry’s epic fail with the Silver Monkey in the Mysterious Manuscript temple run

-Tarrah’s fall into the pit in the Milk Bucket run

-Jeremy’s temple run performance and him after winning the grand prize in " :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: "

-Jeremy cheating in his temple game in the Golden Spider Web episode

-The Dungeon temple guard in The Pendant of Kamehameha

-Ron’s exit strategy in The Treasure of Anne Bonny temple run

-Ron cheating in the moat in the same episode

-Nick jumping out of the temple in Henry VIII’s Great Seal temple run

-Tara’s exit plan in The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary temple run

-Jason’s stupidity in The Broken Wing of Icarus temple run

-Jason trying to backtrack twice in The Smashed Printing Plate of Frederick Douglass temple run

-Dana’s yelling and incompetence in the same run

-Jennifer’s face plant into the boulder in the team temple game from The Melted Head of Madame Tussaud

-Jennifer’s big mouth in the temple run from the same episode

-Lauren’s big mouth and incompetence in the temple run from The Dried Apple Half of William Tell

-Kim in the temple run for John Henry’s Lost Hammer

-Kim in the temple run for The Missing Weather Maps of Charles Lindbergh

-Kimberly dropping the Trident in The Broken Trident of Poseidon temple run and not escaping in time with no temple guard encounters; loss was a solo effort

-Jennifer tripping over the tarp at the end of the temple run from John Sutter and the Map to the Lost Gold Mine

-Jennifer just missing the Pearl in The Dragon Lady and the Blue Pearl temple run

-The production crew expecting way to much in runs like Ponce de Leon, Bullet-Riddled Handbag, and Discarded Seal

-Katie stalling for a minute in the Chamber of the Sacred Markers from The Lily-Crested Crown of Clovis I temple run

-Tony wasting nearly half of the three minute time limit in Medusa’s Lair in The Stone Head of the Evil King, and then acting stupid in the King’s Storeroom

-Tony almost blowing the first ever Purple Parrot win with his bad exit plan in The Snakeskin Boots of Billy the Kid

-Randy almost blowing the last ever Purple Parrot win with her bad exit plan in The Metal Beard of the Egyptian Queen

-Janeen’s hesitation in the temple run for The Good-Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie

-Karissa’s horrible effort in the temple run for The Enormous Feather of the Me Linh

-The Holes of Python-Tomb of the Ancient Kings door opening in The Mask of Shaka Zulu

-Joel blowing a chance to beat Shaka Zulu’s record with his exit plan in The Enormous Iron Nose Ring of Babe

-Maggie losing her pendant before the first temple guard encounter in The Mummified Hand of the Egyptian King

-Kelly completely blowing the temple run in The Thornwood Gavel of Judge Roy Bean

-Kerry being super slow and stupid in The Cracked Crown of the Spanish King temple run

-“Ambassador! Ambassador!” tiebreaker answer in The Electrified Key of Benjamin Franklin

-“Colonel Sanders” answer at the Steps of Knowledge in Wild Bill Hickok and the Dead Man’s Hand

-Kristin’s piss poor performance in the temple run for The Lucky Pig of Amelia Earhart

-The Silver Snakes dropping their sign in the team temple game from The Lost Lion Tail of Little John

-Claude’s awful effort in the temple run from the same episode

-Ashley getting stuck in the Dark Forest in The Bonnet of Dolley Madison

-Sabrina’s temple run performance in Blackbeard’s Treasure Map

-Lisa backtracking to the Cave of Sighs in The Keys to the Alhambra temple run

-Mitchell trying to assemble the Silver Monkey after grabbing the Moccasins in The Moccasins of Geronimo

-The Cave of Sighs temple guard just looking helplessly as Lea escapes with The Star of Sultan Saladin

-Jackie getting stuck in the Room of the Three Torches in The Oracle Bowl of Delphi temple run

-Evan in the temple run for The Stolen Arm of Shiva

-Chris running between Olmec and the Cave of Sighs in The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa

-Everything bad Chris did after assembling the Silver Monkey in Pecos Bill’s Lost Lariat

-Ryann’s lack of attention costing her immediately in The Walking Stick of Harriet Tubamn temple run

-The hyper-active temple guards in The Silk Sash of Mulan

-Josh’s close encounter with The Imperial Purple Robe of Empress Theodora

-Everyone not realizing that the temple run had ended in The Missing Eye of David

-Nick sticking the Storeroom key in the wrong place in The Leopard-Skin Cloak of Annie Oakley

-Kelly losing the Silver Monkey belly in The Jeweled Necklace of Montezuma

-Derek doing the same thing in The Upside-Down Compass of Henry Hudson, but with a horrible camera edit

-Wrong sound effects being edited in twice when a boy got caught by a temple guard: girl scream SFX for Brian in The Two-Cornered Hat of Napoleon (Laser Light Room) and Brian in The Sacred Ring of Sultan Suleiman (Observatory)

-Renee missing an obvious half pendant in The Crown of Queen Nzinga

-Christina missing the half pendant twice in The Secret Battle Plan of Nathan Hale

-The Blue Barracudas screwing themselves over in the temple run for The Electrified Key of Benjamin Franklin (bad temple planning)

-The Orange Iguanas in The Bifocal Monocle of One-Eyed Jack temple run

-Casey’s temple performance in The Snow Cone of Mt. Kilimanjaro

-Miriam backtracking in The Secret Map of the Bandit Queen

-Jared looking for the Dark Forest key when he could’ve just plowed through the wall in The Mystical Spell Book of the Imperial Wizard

-The door locking shut in The War Fan of the 47 Ronin temple run (Headless Kings)

-The two critical mistakes in the William the Conqueror temple run: Olivia trying to make it back to the platform (only the Headless Kings opened, pointless move) and Jonathan missing the already opened Chamber door

-Noelle doing a horrible job in The Marble Armrest of Xerxes temple run

-Damian’s speed in The Lost Whale Bone of Pytheas temple run

-Eddie’s face plant in the pit in The Dried Ear of Corn of Sojourner Truth temple run

-Quentin trying to enter the temple early in The Red Sash of Tokugawa Ieyasu after Brandy’s first temple guard in the King’s Storeroom

-Some of the artifacts that made it onto the show

-Some of the legends being stupid like Cosa Rara

-“I’m grounded for two weeks without TV’ from The Red Sash of Tokugawa Ieyasu

-The Great Linguini

-Wing Ding and Ring Ling

-Kirk Fogg’s commentary throughout the show
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on June 20, 2012, 08:47:10 PM
Am I missing anything big that should be added?
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 21, 2012, 12:44:59 AM
Thanks everyone for your contribution. In response to PP319's question, I plan on breaking down the videos into different numbers like "41-50", "31-40", etc. This way I don't have one big ass video that will take forever to load for other users and make the uploading process more smoother. Now the next step is to rank the actual epic fail moments.

And I appreciate the contributions in this topic too. I think I have enough now to try and make a top 50. For your list PP319, I glanced over them and agree with almost all of them. I don't think some should be considered epic fails like Jennifer missing the Blue Pearl or Tony from "The Snakeskin Boots of Billy the Kid" exit plan. In Jennifer's case, I don't think it was that big of an epic fail for her to miss the Blue Pearl, even though she didn't need to use a dramatic dive at all. I would consider "The Imperial Purple Robe of Empress Theodora" to be a bigger fail due to the elevator stopping when Josh was mere inches from the Robe.

Overall, I want to start to get working on the biggest epic fails.  :mrred:
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on June 21, 2012, 08:04:35 AM
The reason the elevator stopped in Imperial Purple Robe is because Josh let go of the buttons on the elevator. I consider close encounters where the item was just missed to be fails, like the Blue Pearl run. If you think about it, it was a failure to grab the object at the last moment. I guess you can add Tess' close encounter with the Dried Ear of Corn to my list as well.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on June 21, 2012, 07:31:22 PM
So with the list I put together, should we try to rank everything from that list? We can try it and then decide whether we want to make a set of YouTube videos for the top 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50 fails. I think we should all come together and make this happen the best to our ability.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 22, 2012, 12:56:10 AM
When ranking them, I think the bigger fails should be higher up the list like ones that have an impact on the team's chances at getting to the temple or a temple win. Fails like the Silver Snakes in "Little John", "AMBASSADOR!" "AMBASSADOR!", and Kimberly dropping the Trident. I am starting with a ranking for 41-50, so hopefully I can make a list by tomorrow. ;)
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on June 22, 2012, 09:50:33 PM
Can we all agree that John and Tia's temple performance is the #1 fail?
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 22, 2012, 11:35:44 PM
Can we all agree that John and Tia's temple performance is the #1 fail?

No doubt in my mind that would be number one. How a team gets lost in rooms like the Throne Room and Heart Room and wastes all three minutes there always baffled my mind. I mean there were plenty of teams with stupid players, but the Silver Snakes in that episode took stupidity to a new level. I would've seriously burned this episode and start from scratch. Nothing can top this suckfest.

And at the moment I am working on a list for 46-50. Maybe I will post it here a little later. ;)
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: Triple10X on June 23, 2012, 11:56:22 AM
Not sure if this counts, but in "The Belly Button of Buddha", the male from the Purple Parrots is crossing the moat on the raft...and somehow fails.  All four teams have clocked in, but the first player who only has to paddle with his hands across the moat on a raft somehow doesn't make it over.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 23, 2012, 03:43:32 PM
Oh yeah, I remember that. It certainly made the Purple Parrots look bad in that episode. I'd consider that a pretty big fail, maybe we could add other poor teams who didn't make it past the moat.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: nicklegends on June 23, 2012, 04:46:07 PM
Biggest Legends fails? I'm sure you can add a few Fogg-ups to that list.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: The Silver Monkey on June 23, 2012, 04:48:41 PM
Biggest Legends fails? I'm sure you can add a few Fogg-ups to that list.

Oh, for sure.

"Oh, I know this game. It's called Ring around the Monster!"

"They'll be digging through a lot of rubble. Barney Rubble!"
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on June 23, 2012, 05:03:14 PM
Biggest Legends fails? I'm sure you can add a few Fogg-ups to that list.

Oh, for sure.

"Oh, I know this game. It's called Ring around the Monster!"

"They'll be digging through a lot of rubble. Barney Rubble!"

Adding onto that:

"The key to this game is...the key!"

"She pulls her socks up because she's a cool customer!"

And his voice edit for The Enormous Iron Nose Ring of Babe temple run was terrible too.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on June 23, 2012, 09:51:07 PM
Another Fogg-up:

"Give me those Mox-a-kins!"
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: Triple10X on June 24, 2012, 09:21:36 PM


"She pulls her socks up because she's a cool customer!"


And later it's "She pulls up her sock; she's cool!"  :D
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on June 25, 2012, 12:00:38 AM
Hey TRJ, how is the ranking process going? ;)
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 25, 2012, 01:03:23 AM
I am also finished with #46-50, hopefully I will be able to post it by tonight. The list is kind of detailed with the reasoning being I am going to post it on a website so I can keep the list all on one page.

Also, I am surprised that no one posted the "They are tangled, oh what a mighty web we've weaved for our contestants" from "The Keys to the Alhambra" run. That quote always makes me smile and its also random.  :lol:

Some more Fogg-ups:

"You might want to aim a little higher" - "Wild Bill Hickok and the Dead Man's Hand"

"By the looks of thongs, you are a little soapy" - "The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa"

"Make that heart beat make it beat" - "The Jewel-Encrusted Egg of Catherine the Great"

"The Pendant" - "The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary"

"The Cabinets of the Secret Cabinets" - "The Leopard-Skin Cloak of Annie Oakley"

"First things first when you are assembling a monkey, huh?" - "John Sutter and the Map to the Lost Gold Mine"

"She wanted high adventures and she is on one now" - "The Applewood Amulet of Emiliano Zapata"
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 25, 2012, 03:10:44 PM
Here's the list I have compiled so far for the "Biggest 50 Legends Fails". The post may be written like a blog, but I made it this way because I am adding this list to a separate website so I can post the entire list onto one page. The list is tentative at the moment and I might change the positioning of certain fails sometime down the road. Once I have completed a certain section of the list, then I will compile them into a video.

Legends Fails #46-50:

50. "The Dried Ear of Corn of Sojourner Truth"Eddie takes a tumble




In season three, the new Pit of the Pendulum required the contestants to knock down a column in order to proceed to the next room. In order to do this, most contestants would mount themselves onto a rope (the "Pendulum") and knock the stone column down from there. After knocking it down, the contestants would then proceed to try and swing back to the platform, saving them time from climbing the wall. Many contestants failed to make it back, and Fast Eddie was no exception. In Eddie's case however, he wasn't able to turn around fast enough, and as a result, he takes a nasty hit into the platform. The hit was so bad that you can even hear him grunt when he hits the ground! Poor guy, but he was able to get right back up though and climb the wall.

49. ":roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:" —  Jeremy the magnificent




This kid hardly put in any effort into the temple, yet he celebrates as if pressing two actuators was some kind of accomplishment. His partner Erica covered five rooms in about a minute, and that included completing an actual objective in the Wheel Room. She is taken out two rooms away from the Shrine. Jeremy entered with 2 minutes left on the clock. With such an easy layout, you would think that they would have at least over a minute left on the clock. But not with Jeremy though. He moves so slow and looks clueless in the rooms he entered. It takes him about 1:30 to push two actuators and bring the Silk Ladder back to the temple gate. He even had the nerve to slow down and celebrate once he got to the bottom of the Steps.

48. "John Sutter and the Map to the Lost Gold Mine"The Sheet of Despair




During the ending of the temple run, Jennifer of the Blue Barracudas is just about to bring out the Map to the Lost Gold Mine and score a win. As she is about to cross the temple gates though, she slips over a tarp that was sitting near the giant golden torches. She was able to get back fine and even score the win, but the question remains - what was that sheet doing there in the first place? No other temple run had that sheet lying around.

47. "Galileo's Cannonball"Yeah, that's believable...




Legends had some weird artifacts and legends throughout the history of the show, but the legend of "Galileo's Cannonball" is among one of the most unusual. The legend starts out fine with talking about something that related to the cannonball and Galileo dropping them from the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then all of a sudden, the legend  randomly then begins to talk about how pepperoni pizza was made when Galileo dropped the cannonballs from the Leaning Tower. This moment was so corny that the contestants were staring with disbelief and even Kirk Fogg shook his head. You know your legends are bad when even Kirk Fogg doesn't even find them funny.

46. "The Melted Head of Madame Tussaud"Jennifer takes a boulder to the kn... face




During the team temple games, the contestants had to run under a large boulder to grab a wax head and bring it back without getting hit by the boulder. First, Nicholas of the Orange Iguanas goes out to get a Wax head and he is successful. But when Jennifer runs out, she takes the boulder right to the face! She then falls to the side and stammers for a brief second before getting back up and getting the wax head for her team.







Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on June 25, 2012, 03:38:28 PM
Looks good so far. However, I would've put #50 on the top and #46 on the bottom of the post, like a countdown. ;)

I'm a little surprised Jennifer's face plant was ranked so low, but like you said, things could change.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 25, 2012, 04:02:00 PM
Good list so far. I didn't even notice you posted #'s 46-50 backwards until PP319 pointed them out. :lol:

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It takes him about 1:30 to push two actuators and bring the Silk Ladder back to the temple game.
And it's temple gate, not game. ;)
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on June 25, 2012, 08:18:09 PM
I also like that you're including pics with your rankings. Seeing Kirk's reaction in Galileo's Cannonball is priceless. :lol:
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 26, 2012, 01:40:55 PM
Thanks for the feedback you guys. I like the idea that PP319 proposed for the countdown, so I went ahead and edited my post to reflect the change. I also fixed the typo that PPF pointed out for the Jeremy one.


I'm a little surprised Jennifer's face plant was ranked so low, but like you said, things could change.

I don't know, I feel as if that wasn't a too big of a fail. It was a funny moment, but its not like it changed the outcome of the temple games and she was able to get right back up and grab the next head. But like I said, the list is tentative and it will probably change once I rank more of them.

Also, I hope to have #41-45 up soon. ;)
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: Red Jaguars Fan on June 27, 2012, 10:26:02 AM
I'm not sure if this has been said, but what about Noelle and her "I can't swing on the rope properly but I'll keep trying! Oh wait, I can just push it."?
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 27, 2012, 03:50:57 PM
I'm not sure if this has been said, but what about Noelle and her "I can't swing on the rope properly but I'll keep trying! Oh wait, I can just push it."?

Most definitely! That team didn't even put up any effort in the temple. They were both slow and her partner couldn't make any progress with the minute they had on the clock. Both were incompetent also even if the layout was hard.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 02, 2012, 09:00:58 PM
Here is my next set of rankings for the latest Legends fails list. Once again, I used the input from everyone in this topic and it included on this list. It took me a while to rank these next set of rankings, but I hope they are agreeable for the most part.  :mrred:

Legends Fails #41-45:

45. "The Upside-Down Compass of Henry Hudson"Should've just left that unedited...




During the last few seconds of the temple run, Derek of the Purple Parrots makes a last ditch effort to try and assemble the monkey. What happens though is that he accidentally drops the torso of the Silver Monkey over the edge in the last couple of seconds of the run, probably due to struggling to assemble the monkey. While the mistake was easy to overlook due to little time he had, the producers tried a little too hard to edit the mistake out. What happens though is that the camera pans out to a wider view of the temple and we can see the monkey torso falling into the Dark Forest as Derek awkwardly watches as the monkey falls below. It probably would've just been better to leave the monkey drop unedited as it looked more silly when they panned out of the Shrine of the Silver Monkey.

44. "The Pendant of Kamehameha"The straggling temple guard




Everyone remembers this temple run for its heartbreaking ending where Tina finishes one room away from the artifact only for her to be taken out by a temple guard in the Dungeon. Let's be honest, the temple guard encounter was to be expected due to the path the team took in the temple - there was no way to avoid that temple guard at all. And it wasn't exactly the temple guard's fault for not catching Tina when she enters te Dungeon because Tina moved both fast and the tarp in the Dungeon probably slowed the guard down. But still, the moment is so awkward that it warrants a place on this list. Just watching the temple guard strolling into the Tomb of the Ancient Kings like he missed his cue made it a very unusual and awkward moment for Robbie and Tina.

43. "The Silk Sash of Mulan"When morons ruin it for their partner




The Green Monkey boy in the temple games for this episode just looked like an idiot in general. In his temple game where the players had to spin the giant Olmec Pendant, he kept running really fast on the wheel to the point that he kept falling off. And when he fell off the wheel, it took him a long time to get back up and try again. After the temple game is over, he stands there looking clueless before making a dumb pose in front of the camera. And then in the team game, he was the player in the swinging sack and had to use his body to help his partner knock down the soldiers. Except that he wasn't even trying in this temple game either and was just swinging around like an idiot. As bad as the Blue Barracudas were in the temple in this episode, I am glad they made it to the temple over this moron.

42. "The Secret Map of the Bandit Queen"We appreciate the Temple Spirits help for once




Many people remember this episode for the amazing temple win by Zac Turney. But this episode might've not been a win if it wasn't for his partner Miriam. The girl just wasted too much time backtracking between the Dark Forest and Jester's Court because she was supposedly afraid of the trees in the Dark Forest. The teams only had three minutes in the temple to reach the artifact and it is simply not enough time to goof around and be afraid to complete an objective. Thankfully, there was a temple spirit in the Dark Forest that removed Miriam from the temple. Luckily for her, Zac hauled ass to get all the way to where Miriam left off and even brought the Secret Map out of the temple. So this wasn't that big of a fail after all, but the point still stands that Miriam almost blew this win had she not been taken out earlier in the temple.

41. "The Mystical Spellbook of the Imperial Wizard" "The producers are racist..."




Out of all the titles the producers could've used for this episode, they just had to use a title that relates to the Ku Klux Klan. An "Imperial Wizard" during the Reconstruction-era was the name of the leader for the KKK that was the head honco of all the operations of the Klan. Luckily though, the episode had nothing to do with the KKK. But wait, this episode manages to be even more racist! In the legend, the Emperor has a wife named "Ling Ling" who he loves with all his heart. When his wife died, he tries to find a way to revive her. The legend doesn't sound so bad, but enter two more Chinese women named "Ring Ling" and "Wing Ding" who are asked to be the wife for Emperor Wu-Ti. The producers apparently think that every Chinese woman's name should rhyme with "ing". Both of the names sound dumb and it just ruins the legend for the episode. Way to go producers. :roll:
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on July 02, 2012, 10:54:08 PM
Another good list. From the poor editing at the end of the "Henry Hudson" run, to the racist (and ridiculous) "Imperial Wizard" legend. In the "Kamehameha" screencap, it looks like Tina is getting arrested by the temple guard. That's what it always looked like to me everytime I saw that run. :lol:

And I definitely remember that idiot boy on the Green Monkeys in the "Silk Sash" episode. I'm glad he didn't make it to the temple. :roll:
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Post by: PurpleParrot319 on July 02, 2012, 11:28:26 PM
Just watched the full episode for The Silk Sash of Mulan and I must say, I really didn't see the Green Monkey boy do much wrong. Other than that, the list looks fine. I would've had the Dungeon temple guard up a little higher, but that's just me.
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Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 03, 2012, 10:11:48 AM
Another good list. From the poor editing at the end of the "Henry Hudson" run, to the racist (and ridiculous) "Imperial Wizard" legend. In the "Kamehameha" screencap, it looks like Tina is getting arrested by the temple guard. That's what it always looked like to me everytime I saw that run. :lol:

And I definitely remember that idiot boy on the Green Monkeys in the "Silk Sash" episode. I'm glad he didn't make it to the temple. :roll:

Yeah, the temple guard pulling Tina away was just so awkward. He just strolls into the Tomb and grabs Tina like nothing happened. Poor team though, they should've won.

Just watched the full episode for The Silk Sash of Mulan and I must say, I really didn't see the Green Monkey boy do much wrong. Other than that, the list looks fine. I would've had the Dungeon temple guard up a little higher, but that's just me.

Personally, I felt like he wasn't even trying at all. In his temple game, he kept running fast on the pendant wheel to the point that he kept falling off. And after the temple game was finished, he just stood there looking like an idiot before he made a stupid face to the camera. And in the team game, he didn't attempt to knock down the soldiers like Jessie was doing. Plus, he kept spinning the sack around while his partner was pushing him. Either way, he looked like an idiot who just wanted to be on TV.

As for the Dungeon guard, I didn't think it was too big of a fail on account that it was expected to be encountered. But either way, the list is tentative so I might move some of them around.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on July 03, 2012, 03:43:34 PM
Yeah, the Green Monkey boy wasn't trying at all. He LOST his temple game, yet he does this stupid looking wave to the camera. And he looked just ridiculous in the team temple game. Like he wasn't even attempting to knock the soldiers down. He was just an attention seeker who just wanted to be on camera. He was an idiot, he deserves to be on that list.

And I don't mind the ranking of the Dungeon temple guard. Because like TRJ said, they had the capture coming since the team entered almost every room at that point.
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Post by: PurpleParrot319 on July 03, 2012, 03:47:55 PM
I guess you guys are right about the Kamehameha run. It was more of a temple guard fail rather than a player fail. When Tina entered the Pirate's Cove, you knew a capture was coming. The way the capture happened was unusual.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 03, 2012, 11:50:30 PM
I guess you guys are right about the Kamehameha run. It was more of a temple guard fail rather than a player fail. When Tina entered the Pirate's Cove, you knew a capture was coming. The way the capture happened was unusual.

It wasn't either Tina's or the temple guards fault really for the run ending like that. Tina was moving fast once she reached the Dungeon, so the guard didn't have enough time to capture her. Plus, I bet the tarp slowed him down a little bit. So its not like the guard purposely waited until she entered the Tomb for him to come out. And on the other hand, its not Tina's fault either for being able to enter the Tomb of the Ancient Kings. Either way, I think the temple guard deserves a mention because he just awkwardly walks in the room and captures Tina like he missed his cue. But in the end, I don't think it was too big of a fail due to the circumstances listed above. Its still a heartbreaking ending though.  :cry:
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Post by: PurpleParrot319 on July 31, 2012, 08:51:20 PM
Oh wow, almost a month since we've gotten an update. :o
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Post by: The Dark Enforcer on August 03, 2012, 03:03:09 AM
Oh wow, almost a month since we've gotten an update. :o
Yeah, TRJ, don't leave us hanging!!!
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Post by: The Red Jaguars on August 03, 2012, 01:00:23 PM
I am glad that you two bumped this, because I want to try and get as much done as possible on this list before I go back to school at the end of August.

Maybe I will be abl to post an update tonight. ;)
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Post by: PurpleParrot319 on August 04, 2012, 11:17:10 PM
And by maybe, he means a day or two later. ;)
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Post by: The Red Jaguars on August 05, 2012, 02:44:28 AM
Here's the next set of fails. Like always, leave your feedback and I appreciate every bit of it. ;)

Legends Fails 36-40:

40. "The Applewood Amulet of Emiliano Zapata"The Gong's revenge




During the moat crossing for the Blue Barracudas, they were the last team to chime into the moat and move onto the Steps of Knowledge. When they chimed into the gong, they knocked the gong right off the pedestal. Right after that, Kirk points out that the Silver Snakes were wrongly sent back during the moat and that they were the team that was going to be replaced in the Steps. So the Blue Barracudas were disqualified in the moat as if they were being punish for breaking off the gong. Luckily for them, they were given a second chance in "The Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl" where they actually made it to the temple games but ultimately lost to another moat replacement team coincidentally.

39. "The Metal Beard of the Egyptian Queen"An exit that was not so Randy



This episode marked the first time the Purple Parrots made it to the temple while beating another team in a tiebreaker. As for the temple run itself, both T.J. and Randy were a strong team and Randy made it to the Metal Beard with plenty of time on the clock. But the run takes a turn for the worst when Randy starts taking an awkward path out of the temple, which involved running into different rooms. Her exit plan was starting to tick T.J. off, who was shouting at her to hurry the hell up. When she even enters the Ledges, she climbs up to the Crypt before running down the stairs. Luckily, this team still won with 0:05 remaining. But this might've not been a win if Randy planned a little better,

38. "The Dragon Lady and the Blue Pearl""Jennifer, you are going to have to dive for it..."




This episode marks the closest a contestant has attempted to reach an artifact, but failed to grab it before time is up. Jennifer was literally inches or even millimeters away from grabbing the Blue Pearl. She could've grabbed the Blue Pearl had she not made the dramatic dive for it. Although I blame Kirk in part of this also because she told her to go for the dramatic dive. But even after hauling ass to get to the Holes of Python, Jennifer still comes up short. Although most of the blame should be put onto her partner Albert, but that is an entirely different story that must be saved for later.

37. "The Silk Sash of Mulan" Attack of the temple guards




Normally, the temple guards were frightening to the contestants due to their scary and surprising nature. But these temple guards in this episode took it to a new limit. The first temple guard in the Crypt was trying so hard to capture Jessie that he broke the temple guard door. And afterwards, she throws the pendant of life at him and then he looks around stupidly like a lost animal looking for the pendant on the ground. But their insanity doesn't stop there. When Steven enters the Laser Light Room, the final temple guard instantly grabs him and demands the pendant of life from him. Then he starts screaming at Steven and makes weird noises while Steven scrambles to give him his pendant. He even grabs Steven while he is trying to give him a half-pendant? What were these temple guards on during this run? They were more out of control than usual.

36. "The Electrified Key of Benjamin Franklin"If only it was that simple...



Bottom of the central shaft runs were always tricky on the show, but this team tried a little to hard to blow it as much as they can. The name of the fail here is Peter. He starts off his temple run by running straight into the Pit and pushing the actuator to the Throne Room. Honestly, why do these kids think pressing the button that leads right to the artifact is going to work? Nothing is ever that simple. In season two, nevertheless. But the fail does not stop there. After being forced to the top of the temple, he continues to beeline for the Throne Room by entering Medusa's Lair. Here, he encounters a temple guard and loses a pendant. He is then taken out in the next room by a temple guard. Michelle almost made a fail herself by almost running into the Crypt, which had a temple guard in it by judging from the path the team took. But the biggest fail was Peter trying too hard to get into the Throne Room. Sorry kids, but Olmec's temple is just not that simple.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on August 25, 2012, 11:53:39 AM
I'm glad you included Peter in this. Michelle also had a fail on her part when she ignored the Shrine-Forest passage. I really despise that run.
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Post by: The Red Jaguars on August 25, 2012, 12:00:21 PM
You despise that run?  :o I always thought that it was pretty exciting, even if the Blue Barracudas made some not so smart moves. Peter may have beelined for the direct path, but I thought he moved pretty fast in the temple. Michelle was also very fast, and she had one of the fastest King's Storeroom completions on the show. And they had a pretty lengthy layout and still almost reached the Electrified Key. Its a pretty still exciting run despite all the flaws.  :mrblue:
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on August 25, 2012, 03:53:03 PM
Yeah, I fail to see how it was a terrible run. It's not like they ran into a third temple guard and lost with over a minute on the clock. And it's not like they went all the way around the bend and couldn't get past the Dark Forest. Mistakes aside, they were pretty fast players who knew what they were doing. Disappointing run yes, but it's not an absolute terrible run.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on August 25, 2012, 04:05:11 PM
I never said it was a terrible run. I do think it was a good run, but one I don't like because of the mistakes made. The win was handed to them, but they threw it away with the mistakes.

And with TRJ going back to college soon, maybe it's time for one more set of five fails before you go? ;)
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Post by: The Red Jaguars on August 26, 2012, 02:13:06 AM
I don't really consider the win being handed to them. ;) I mean the minimum number of rooms they had to enter to reach the Key was seven, which was quite a task for a season two temple. This run reminds me of "The Golden Earring of Henry Morgan" where both contestants on each team make a mistake that cost them the grand prize. Both Peter and Ashley could've had a solo victory if they chose a different path. And both Michelle and Shem entered an unnecessary room en route to the artifact. Although the "Henry Morgan" run was more exciting than "Benjamin Franklin". But still, I can overlook both player's mistakes as they still put up a good effort and the outcome is not that disappointing. Its not like "The Missing Missing Maps of Charles Lindbergh" where Nick sets up a nice path and Kim blows it. Now THAT was a disappointing mess. :roll:

And yeah, maybe I should get back to this list? I am also trying to complete my Player Rankings for the "Henry Morgan" production day before going back to school. :o :mrred:
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on August 26, 2012, 03:53:02 PM
Peter and Michelle were the Electrified Key team. Shem and Ashley were the Golden Earring team.
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Post by: The Red Jaguars on August 26, 2012, 06:38:17 PM
I know that, silly. ;) I was just comparing how both runs were similar. Although my post was a little confusing. This is what I meant:

Peter ("Benjamin Franklin") - Ran into Medusa's Lair even though the King's Storeroom door was open, ruining his team's chance for a solo win.
Ashley ("Henry Morgan") - Ran into the Mine Shaft when she found the Dark Forest key. Had she taken the Shrine route, then her team would've had a solo win.

Both frontrunners in their respective runs each had a chance at a solo win, but both players took a different route that messed up their chances for the solo win.

Michelle ("Benjamin Franklin") - She missed the Dark Forest door from the Shrine, wasting more time by climbing down the Mine Shaft.
Shem ("Henry Morgan") - He ran into the Observatory when the door from the King's Storeroom to the Room of the Mandarin Hand opened. So he added an unnecessary objective onto his route.

Both second runners added another room on their route when they didn't need to. As a result, they wasted more time by doing this. However, I feel that both Peter and Ashley were to be blamed for their respective runs ending in a loss. They pretty much blew their team's chance at a solo win. But other than that, both teams did well under each circumstance and the "Henry Morgan" team even reached their respective artifact.  :mrsilver:
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on August 30, 2012, 10:09:43 PM
Give me the Henry Morgan run over the Ben Franklin run any day.
Title: Re: Biggest fails on Legends?
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on December 20, 2012, 05:56:43 PM
I just realized this topic hasn't been touched for a long time. I think it's time to bring this back to life. ;)
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Post by: PurpleParrot4Life on December 20, 2012, 06:26:29 PM
There are a few moments that stick out to me for this topic that, unless I missed them while skimming through this thread's archives, I'd like to include. I'm surprised there was no mention of the following:

- The door getting stuck in the War Fan of the Forty-Seven Ronin (and also Comet-Embroidered Battle Flag of William the Conqueror)
- The girl with the wedgie during the Season 1 moat crossing
- Lauren ("Dried Apple Half") during her whole minute in the temple
- Dana ("Smashed Printing Plate") during her time in the temple (and for the majority of the rest of the episode, as well)
- Both Ashley and Tess getting lost in the Dark Forest
- Both Kelly and Derrick dropping the statue in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey
- Renee missing the half pendant and then getting caught by a temple spirit, which may have been avoidable had she plowed through the stone wall
- Noelle ("Marble Armrest of Xerxes") falling off of the pendulum in the Pit, and also motioning to an imaginary half pendant in the Jesters' Court