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The Temple => The Heart Room => Topic started by: GreenMonkeys#1 on January 15, 2013, 06:57:09 PM

Title: Last Production Day of Each Season Theory
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on January 15, 2013, 06:57:09 PM
OK, most of you guys have noticed a pattern with the last production day of each season

Season 1:
Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress (Won!)
The Collar of Davy Crockett (Won!)
The Snake Bracelet of Cleopatra (Won!)
The Treasure of Anne Bonny (Reached)

Season 2:
The Levitating Dog Leash of Nostradamus (Won!)
The Broken Wing of Icarus (Reached, but should've won)
The Bonnet of Dolley Madison (Reached)
The Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl (Reached)

Season 3:
The Jeweled Scabbard of Sforza (Won!)
The Good Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie (Reached)
The Ruby Earring of BENZIBAB!!!!!! (Won!)
The Jewel Encrusted Egg of Catherine the Great (Won!)

So as you see, each episode on the last day of the Season had the artifact grabbed or won. But according to the interview with Asher that I find that there was no hints that the Sforza day wasn't the last. But could it be this day?

The Ivory Hunting Horn of Roland (Won!)
The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea (Reached)
The Lost Hornpipe of the Pirate Captain (Won!)
The Enormous Feather of the Me Linh (Reached)

It's probably most likely the Sforza day.
Title: Re: Last Production Day of Each Season Theory
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 15, 2013, 07:14:03 PM
We already know the production order though. Nick Gas aired them all in order before the channel went defunct. And Sforza's taping day was indeed the last. And Asher couldn't have known he was on the last taping day because nobody knew the show was gonna end.

I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to ask. Are you talking about how it's a coincidence that all the said artifacts were all grabbed? Or do you think there was a different "last" production day?
Title: Re: Last Production Day of Each Season Theory
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 15, 2013, 08:02:29 PM
It was the last day of said season, so the production crew probably felt generous at the time and gave every team a fairly easy layout. To be honest, ALL of those runs should've been wins, even Priceless Portrait.
Title: Re: Last Production Day of Each Season Theory
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on January 15, 2013, 08:10:41 PM
It was the last day of said season, so the production crew probably felt generous at the time and gave every team a fairly easy layout. To be honest, ALL of those runs should've been wins, even Priceless Portrait.

The theory was that each one of the artifacts were grabbed (7 won!). There is a big sign of hint that the production crew felt generous that in Empress Eugenie that the Dark Forest was open and The Password and Bog doors didn't from the Shrine. Sforza was straightforward and Lawrence of Arabia could've been a solo win. Icarus was easy, Jason screwed that up with his exit plan, stops, and detour to the Observatory.
Title: Re: Last Production Day of Each Season Theory
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 15, 2013, 08:17:10 PM
There is nothing that really stands out for the "Pirate Captain" day that would make it seem like the last production day. I mean all of the artifacts were reached during that day, but that is about it. The only episode that really sticks out for being unique is the "Roland" episode. Kirk and Olmec were sure having fun with Roland puns and the temple layout sticks out for being pretty simple. Otherwise, this was just another production day for S3.

And I think it makes perfect sense for the "Benzibab" day to be the last production day. All of the episodes during that day just looked too gimmicky. Similar artifacts, better-than-usual camera work, and the layouts were pretty gimmicky and simple. The producers went over-the-top for this day. And the temple run layouts were set up in favor of the contestants compared to other S3 production day. I mean compare the "Queen Boadicea" layout with the "Empress Eugenie" layout, and you can tell that the producers were favoring Jarrid and Janeen more.

And we know the Benzibab day was the last day anyways because both Nickelodeon and Nick GaS aired them as such. ;)

Although I do kind of wonder if the producers set the temple layouts for the last production days to be more simple than usual. I mean look at all the temple layouts for S1L9 (minus Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress). Even "Anne Bonny" had a simple layout and Ron blew it. I think this is what GM1 might be getting at. :o
Title: Re: Last Production Day of Each Season Theory
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on January 15, 2013, 08:24:33 PM
There is nothing that really stands out for the "Pirate Captain" day that would make it seem like the last production day. I mean all of the artifacts were reached during that day, but that is about it. The only episode that really sticks out for being unique is the "Roland" episode. Kirk and Olmec were sure having fun with Roland puns and the temple layout sticks out for being pretty simple. Otherwise, this was just another production day for S3.

And I think it makes perfect sense for the "Benzibab" day to be the last production day. All of the episodes during that day just looked too gimmicky. Similar artifacts, better-than-usual camera work, and the layouts were pretty gimmicky and simple. The producers went over-the-top for this day. And the temple run layouts were set up in favor of the contestants compared to other S3 production day. I mean compare the "Queen Boadicea" layout with the "Empress Eugenie" layout, and you can tell that the producers were favoring Jarrid and Janeen more.

And we know the Benzibab day was the last day anyways because both Nickelodeon and Nick GaS aired them as such. ;)

Although I do kind of wonder if the producers set the temple layouts for the last production days to be more simple than usual. I mean look at all the temple layouts for S1L9 (minus Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress). Even "Anne Bonny" had a simple layout and Ron blew it. I think this is what GM1 might be getting at. :o

Jay and Janeen Mr. Fogg up God  ;)
Title: Re: Last Production Day of Each Season Theory
Post by: PurpleParrot4Life on January 15, 2013, 08:55:45 PM
And I think it makes perfect sense for the "Benzibab" day to be the last production day. All of the episodes during that day just looked too gimmicky. Similar artifacts, better-than-usual camera work, and the layouts were pretty gimmicky and simple. The producers went over-the-top for this day. And the temple run layouts were set up in favor of the contestants compared to other S3 production day. I mean compare the "Queen Boadicea" layout with the "Empress Eugenie" layout, and you can tell that the producers were favoring Jarrid and Janeen more.

And we know the Benzibab day was the last day anyways because both Nickelodeon and Nick GaS aired them as such. ;)

Although I do kind of wonder if the producers set the temple layouts for the last production days to be more simple than usual. I mean look at all the temple layouts for S1L9 (minus Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress). Even "Anne Bonny" had a simple layout and Ron blew it. I think this is what GM1 might be getting at. :o

In one interview, Kirk said that the producers had enough money to fund some certain amount of grand prizes per season. In the interview, he said eight episodes, but it may have been a different number. That aside, the producers may have decided on the difficulty of each production day to ensure they would not exceed the number of grand prizes given away. That reasoning would explain the significantly different difficulties of the "Dried Apple Half" and "Jewel-Encrusted Egg" runs, among others.
Title: Re: Last Production Day of Each Season Theory
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on January 16, 2013, 07:12:30 AM
And I think it makes perfect sense for the "Benzibab" day to be the last production day. All of the episodes during that day just looked too gimmicky. Similar artifacts, better-than-usual camera work, and the layouts were pretty gimmicky and simple. The producers went over-the-top for this day. And the temple run layouts were set up in favor of the contestants compared to other S3 production day. I mean compare the "Queen Boadicea" layout with the "Empress Eugenie" layout, and you can tell that the producers were favoring Jarrid and Janeen more.

And we know the Benzibab day was the last day anyways because both Nickelodeon and Nick GaS aired them as such. ;)

Although I do kind of wonder if the producers set the temple layouts for the last production days to be more simple than usual. I mean look at all the temple layouts for S1L9 (minus Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress). Even "Anne Bonny" had a simple layout and Ron blew it. I think this is what GM1 might be getting at. :o

In one interview, Kirk said that the producers had enough money to fund some certain amount of grand prizes per season. In the interview, he said eight episodes, but it may have been a different number. That aside, the producers may have decided on the difficulty of each production day to ensure they would not exceed the number of grand prizes given away. That reasoning would explain the significantly different difficulties of the "Dried Apple Half" and "Jewel-Encrusted Egg" runs, among others.

Well that explains the Discarded Seal, Dried Apple Half, and Bullet Riddled Handbag runs.
Title: Re: Last Production Day of Each Season Theory
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 17, 2013, 09:40:10 PM
I can understand the producers not wanting to make every temple layout easy and try to make the grand prize an award that the most talented and hardest working team will achieve, but they really overdid it with the "Ivan the Terrible" day. Elisa and Travis really got shafted that day and the producers should feel ashamed of themselves for making that layout.
Title: Re: Last Production Day of Each Season Theory
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 17, 2013, 09:46:24 PM
I can understand the producers not wanting to make every temple layout easy and try to make the grand prize an award that the most talented and hardest working team will achieve, but they really overdid it with the "Ivan the Terrible" day. Elisa and Travis really got shafted that day and the producers should feel ashamed of themselves for making that layout.

This. If we were to rank that run, I'd give it a 10/10. That run was a loss too. That's how solid the run was.
Title: Re: Last Production Day of Each Season Theory
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 17, 2013, 10:03:19 PM
Yeah, if Travis and Elisa did win, that probably would've been the best win on the show. But it was still silly of them to make a temple layout that hard. These kids were only 12-14 years old and already used a lot of energy in the earlier rounds of the show. And now you are going to make them run through every room of the S3 temple? As bad as the "William Tell" kids were, you do have to have some sympathy for them. That layout was so tricky and hard. Perhaps if they had an easier layout like the "Snow Cone" team had, then they might've not looked so bad. It's funny how different teams might look at different layouts.
Title: Re: Last Production Day of Each Season Theory
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 17, 2013, 10:07:20 PM
It's funny how different teams might look at different layouts.

If you gave the :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: kids the Discarded Seal path with the same room objectives that Travis and Elisa had to deal with, I can almost guarantee you that they wouldn't have made it out of the bottom level of the temple. Well, maybe, but the Shrine temple guard would kill their run. :roll:
Title: Re: Last Production Day of Each Season Theory
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 17, 2013, 10:11:15 PM
In Jeremy and Erika defense, it's kind of hard to tell how a Season 1 team would do in a Season 3 temple. They weren't as familiar with the temple as the later season teams were. But if we compare their temple layout to other S1 episodes, then their win just looks even more undeserving. Almost any S1 team could've probably won with the " :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:" layout. Even stupid and slow contestants like Kristen and Jackie could've possibly won because the temple layout was that easy. Seriously, after the Wheel Room, the team just had to sit on a Throne and push two actuators.  :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: