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Title: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 04, 2013, 10:42:40 AM
I have kept this idea on the back burner but here it is.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 04, 2013, 10:59:08 AM
And I will start now....

#120: The Keys to the Alhambra :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops: :mrred:  

Yep, this is the Worst Episode in the history of Legends. :roll:  The Red Jaguars just barely scraped by, especially in the Temple Games. To top it off, Lisa was just terrible in the Temple. The Legend was just alright. The Temple Games were close and the Tiebreaker was one of the biggest fails on Legends. Now, that officially rolled out the red carpet on one of the worst players on Legends. :oops:  The first 30 seconds of the run was the only good part of the run, Lisa was an absolute waste.  :oops: She slowly makes her way to the Tomb of Ancient Kings. Then after about 45 seconds in there, she heads backwards, all the way to the Pit.  :roll: Enough said, this was just the worst episode in Legends history. :oops:  :roll:

Post your reactions below  ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 04, 2013, 11:38:08 AM
Neat idea, I will check in every time you have an update and post my feedback. ;)

As for Alhambra, yeah it is one of the worst episodes on the whole show. I personally don't think it is the worse, but a lot of other people do. The Red Jaguars did get some lucky breaks throughout the episode. They only won their team game and got to the temple due to the Silver Snakes answering incorrectly in the tiebreaker. The temple run was among the worst on the show, and that was thanks to Lisa. She literally made no progress in her 2:30+ minutes in the temple. The only reason I don't rank it as the worst episode because of nostalgic reasons since I remember this one from my childhood. But a lot of people consider this the worst, so no problems really with this ranking by me.  ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 04, 2013, 12:30:54 PM
Let's keep going

#119: The Golden Cricket Cage of Khan  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :mrsilver:

If Alhambra is the worst episode, this is the worst run ever. Two words, John & Tia  :oops:  :oops: . They had absolutely no clue on what was going on. And they only went through four rooms in the process, and Tia got lost in the Heart room of all places  :roll: The Legend wasn't even that interesting too. Whoever put John & Tia on the show was probably fired at the end of the season.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Bandit King on May 04, 2013, 12:39:44 PM
Looking good so far. I agree with every one of your rankings. :)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 04, 2013, 01:43:35 PM
Golden Cricket Cage... now this might be the worst episode ever. Nothing good to say about this episode. It was just painful and annoying to watch. The Silver Snakes sucked and it makes you wonder how they made it to the temple. Every round was mediocre and John's obnoxiousness through the episode was annoying too. The temple run was the biggest fail on the show just for the fact that both players made it through four rooms in three minutes. This episode should just be locked in a cold dark place in the corner of the earth where no one would find it.  :roll:

Good place for this episode. I probably would've placed it in the same spot too.  :mrsilver:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 04, 2013, 02:02:23 PM
Golden Cricket Cage... now this might be the worst episode ever. Nothing good to say about this episode. It was just painful and annoying to watch. The Silver Snakes sucked and it makes you wonder how they made it to the temple. Every round was mediocre and John's obnoxiousness through the episode was annoying too. The temple run was the biggest fail on the show just for the fact that both players made it through four rooms in three minutes. This episode should just be locked in a cold dark place in the corner of the earth where no one would find it.  :roll:

Good place for this episode. I probably would've placed it in the same spot too.  :mrsilver:
John sure sometimes act like that Green Monkey boy in Mulan  :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 04, 2013, 03:24:56 PM
Alhambra was clearly the worst episode. Cricket Cage was the worst temple run, but the episode itself sucked too.

Not to mention, I remember when John was on Get the Picture, and he was dumb on that show too. Also, I remember him saying (on Get the Picture), that he wanted to be a game show host. Like he'd do any better than Kirk Fogg, or Mike O'Malley for that matter. :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 04, 2013, 05:02:24 PM
Moving on

#118: The Bifocal Monocle of One Eyed Jack  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :mrorange:

If the other two episodes I said weren't that big of fails, this would've been #120. It was such an awful episode. The Legend was weird, the artifact was ugly. That Red Jaguar boy was so weak in his game  :roll: . And then there is Veronica. She wastes half the run in the Pit of the Pendulum. She really couldn't climb. Thomas wasn't that great either. Such a terrible episode and run  :roll: .
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 04, 2013, 10:06:10 PM
And I'll stop here for today

#117: The Snow Cone of Mt. Kilimanjaro :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :mrsilver:

This episode had disaster written all over it. Right away, you knew it was fake. The Legend was probably pulled out of the producers ass  :roll: (See Phony Stuff thread). The Temple Games were just boring. And the run was terrible. Casey had to be one of the slowest people in Season 3. The ending was also weird with the Golden Door opening and the Shrine Door still locked. Seriously, this episode is terrible. Hell, it even got a solid 1 in the Rate the Episode thread  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 05, 2013, 12:38:48 AM
When it comes to Bifocal Monocle and Snow Cone, both episodes are pure trash and I don't even know which one is worse. Bifocal Monocle was consistently more crappy though than Kilimanjaro. I mean every round of that episode was bad - stupid legend, lame and kiddish looking artifact, temple game fail by the Red Jaguar boy, and Veronica and Thomas were one of the worst teams to plague the temple. Their performance was so bad that some of the mistakes they made was unique just to them.  :roll:

Snow Cone was utter garbage too. Compared to Bifocal Monocle though, at least the temple games were slightly better. But that doesn't say much since both teams sucked too. And Casey and Heather were slightly better in the temple than those two lost causes above. Of course, these two sucked also and traveling through 5 rooms in 3 minutes is a bunch of crap for S3. I would've probably put both episodes in the exact same spot.

Good rankings as usual. All the episodes you listed so far would be ones that I would rate as a 1. And the Red Jaguars lost to both the Snow Cone and Bifocal Monocle team.  :x  :roll:  :oops:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 05, 2013, 12:45:23 AM
Good rankings as usual. All the episodes you listed so far would be ones that I would rate as a 1. And the Red Jaguars lost to both the Snow Cone and Bifocal Monocle team.  :x  :roll:  :oops:
Like the Bifocal Monocle Red Jaguars would've done a better job. Does Thomas' temple game mean anything to you?
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 05, 2013, 12:47:23 AM
No, I was just more ashamed that the Red Jaguars lost to both Snow Cone and Bifocal Monocle kids. But those Red Jaguar teams sucked anyways, so I am not sure if they would've done better in their respective runs...  :oops:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 05, 2013, 08:50:13 AM
#116: John Henry's Lost Hammer  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :mrsilver:

So, the Silver Snakes have 3 of the bottom 5 slots. That must really suck. The Moat crossing was unusual in that the Green Monkeys were DQed for not crossing right. What did they do that wasn't right, I was thinking the girl just hanged on and didn't paddle or the boy fell half way and walked to the other side. Anyway, Damian & Jennifer make an appearance here (you'll find them in a later episode  ;) ). The Legend was mostly accurate. The Temple Games were interesting. But the Run was a completely different story. Kim, Y U NO PRESS A BUTTON?  :oops: How do you not know what an actuator is?  :roll: Kim wastes a majority of the run in the Pit & Heart Room of all places trying to press a button  :oops: . It was so bad, they sent in a Mercy Guard in the Heart Room  :roll: . Billy was fast, he has troubles in the Spider's Lair trying to get a direct path. But Kim was just a waste.  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 05, 2013, 12:34:56 PM
Lost Hammer is an episode that has been getting A LOT of discussion around here. It featured one of the biggest fails on the show named Kim. The fact that she was the only one who did not know how to press an actuator tells you how awful of a contestant she was. Billy never had a chance to win even if he did climb the Spider's Lair webbing for no reason. One of the worst temple runs ever thanks to Kim. The rest of the episode was just average, but Kim and Billy were pretty good before the temple. You wonder how they did so bad in the temple. I would've ranked this episode slightly higher because there are a couple of episodes I can's stand more than this one. But, this is still a good spot for Lost Hammer.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 06, 2013, 05:08:31 PM
#115: The Dried Apple Half of William Tell

This episode was a disgrace to the Green Monkeys. The Legend was just alright. The Temple Games were interesting. But the run was just awful. Brett & Lauren had an impossible layout and they had no match to go far in it. They were too slow in the Temple. Plus Lauren couldn't climb out of the Pit to save her life. She was also loud and annoying. You sometimes wonder how did this team made it to the Temple.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 06, 2013, 09:34:12 PM
I am kind of surprised to see William Tell rank this low. :o While the temple run did suck, the rest of the episode was just below average to average. I am surprised to see it outrank Lost Lion Tail, Cracked Crown, Amelia Earhart, and maybe even Xerxes. Either way, it is a crappy episode and Lauren was so annoying. I would probably have ranked it higher though, but we all have different opinions. If I would rate this episode though, I would give it a 3.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 06, 2013, 09:39:05 PM
William Tell was a pretty terrible episode. I remember when you did rankings on it, NONE of the contestants got above a 5 average. That's.... not good for a Season 3 episode. I'd say William Tell deserves to be as low as it is.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 06, 2013, 09:46:22 PM
Now that you mention it, I do remember Lauren and Brett ranking much lower than any of the other teams that day. Even lower than Kate and Larry. The rest of the episode was just uneventful and the artifact was pretty lame too. It probably wouldn't have ranked much higher than GM1's ranking on my list. While S3 had a lot of great episodes, it also had some really crappy episodes - Bifocal Monocle, Snow Cone, William Tell, Enormous Feather, Clovis the First, Xerxes, and Smashed Printing Plate. I can't stand any of those episodes.  :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 07, 2013, 05:06:22 PM
#114: The Cracked Crown of the Spanish King

Man do I hate this episode.  :oops:  This is the most boring episode in Legends history. Heaven forbid, the Moat was 45 min long.  :roll: The Steps were average. The Temple Games were pathetic, one even lasted only 7 seconds due to the Green Monkey Girl's weakness  :roll: . Because of this, we sent Kerry to the Temple  :roll: . Josh was amazing, but Kerry was soooooooo slow  :roll: and clueless :roll:  :oops: . The only good thing I can say is the Half-Pendant was found. But that's not enough to overcome slow Kerry  :roll: . And not only that, when she completes the Shrine, she goes to the VIPER'S NEST instead of the King's Storeroom  :oops:  :roll: . Pathetic use of an episode.  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 07, 2013, 07:10:08 PM
Yes, I hate the Cracked Crown episode so much!  :roll: Everything about that episode annoys me so much. Long and boring moat, boring legend, pathetic temple game performance by the Green Monkey girl named after a season, and a boring + sucky temple run. Kerry is the reason why the slow runner should go into the temple first. It was amazing how slow and stupid she was in the temple. I never understood why some contestants moved as slow as her when they only had three minutes on the clock. My most hated episode of Season 2.  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 07, 2013, 08:07:24 PM
Yeah, Cracked Crown sucked. MOVE FASTER KERRY. Plus, Nick Gas used to play this like, every other day. :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 08, 2013, 05:08:54 PM
#113: The Silver Cannonball of Grandy Nanny

This episode just wasn't good enough. The thing is I can't believe that Jonathan & Amber were bad in the Temple. They were a strong pre-temple team with a Temple Game sweep on their belt. They did so bad in the Temple, Jonathan was slow and Amber detoured in the Observatory for no reason. The Temple Guard at the end was weird too. Plus, Olmec fogs up here by saying the Silvel  Silver Cannonball.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 08, 2013, 06:51:47 PM
Grandy Nanny sucks and I can't stand this episode at all either. It was just an awkward episode from the beginning to the end. All of the rounds were boring and lackluster too. I don't know why, but the Orange Iguanas annoy the hell out of me in this episode. Maybe it was because they were jumping around every second when they were near the camera.  -_- Someone should've put a leash on those two. The temple run was a crappy performance after they swept the temple games. How did they even do that in the first place? One thing I am surprised wasn't mentioned was the crappy camerawork. The camera was way off in the temple games and temple run. Because of this, many people use to think that this was the first episode of Season 2. But it was the very opposite of that. But yeah, I forget this episode even exists. Boring crap is all it is.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 08, 2013, 09:14:29 PM
Plus, Grandy Nanny was one of those 20 episodes played in that episode cycle, like Cracked Crown was. And yeah, the camera work was just terrible in that episode. And Kirk was fogging up more than ever too. "And the first one is.... Olmec, tell us about it!" That's probably why everyone thought THAT was the first Season 2 episode pre production order reveal. I also agree about Jonathan too. One of the most hyperactive ADD kids I've ever seen on the show. When he wins his temple game, he almost runs out of the arena! When the Orange Iguanas sweep the temple games, he takes off his helmet and throws it in the air. Yet another attention starved kid that just wanted his 15 minutes of fame. :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 08, 2013, 11:19:07 PM
Amber was also pretty over-the-top with jumping around too. I guess the producers must've gave the kids too much sugar or something. And I forgot how Jonathan threw his helmet also. That would've been no joke if that hit the other contestants or production crew. Oh well, he pretty much blew his load in the temple run. He was pretty much like the Green Monkey boy in Shaka Zulu and the Green Monkey boy in Mulan. I can tolerate Kate at least because at least she seemed playful and actually getting into the competition. The Green Monkey boy from Mulan was still the worst offender.  :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on May 08, 2013, 11:25:39 PM
I'm surprised we haven't seen Blackbeard's Treasure Map yet. :|

Otherwise, this has been a great list so far. I like that you DIDN'T put Cricket Cage at spot #120. That would've been too obvious, so I like that you put Alhambra as the worst. ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 09, 2013, 05:10:32 PM
Don't be, because....

#112: Blackbeard's Treasure Map

This episode was the first ever on the list, and it was a disaster. The Moat was extremely long, the Steps were boring too. The Temple Games were interesting as well as a rare 2-1.5 score. But, did Sabrina lay an egg or did she lay an egg  :roll: . She wasted the entire 3:00 in the Temple searching through 5 rooms. It took her 2:00 to get past the Gargoyle room  :roll:  :roll:  :roll: . She even got lost in the Heart Room  :oops:  :roll:  :roll:. And after that, she turned around.  :roll:  Not a good way to start an amazing series  :roll:  :oops:  :roll:  :oops:  :roll:  :oops:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 09, 2013, 09:19:24 PM
Blackbeard's Treasure Map... the first ever episode on Legends. It wasn't actually the first episode produced (that belongs to "Belshazzar"), but it was intended to be the first episode. The whole episode is crappy though from the piss poor edits and temple run. Seriously, no other episode can't be as crappy when it comes to editing like this one - butt picking shot in the moat, no figure during the legend, the camera panning out of the temple during the temple run, and no ending credits. The rest of the episode is pretty mediocre, but the Red Jaguars somehow won two pendants. And don't get me started on the temple run.  :roll: Sabrina only made it through five rooms in her whole three minutes. She got lost in the Heart Room too and at the end just gave up. Sure, the Wheel Room deadend was kind of cruel (although I don't think it was a deadend), but she was so slow and dumb that this team never had a chance. Just a crappy episode in general and one of the worst Red Jaguar episodes on the show. I agree with this ranking.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 09, 2013, 09:22:51 PM
Yeah, Blackbeard was not the first episode ever recorded at all. Just because it says "Episode 1," doesn't mean it's actually first. But yeah, it's a terrible episode, from the poor editing to the pathetic temple run. Plus, Sabrina looks like a man. :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 10, 2013, 05:13:21 PM
#111: The Lost Lion Tail of Little John


This was one disaster disaster that was preventable. The Moat lasted a while. Didn't the Green Monkey boy have trouble getting a gong? The Third Temple Game was the start of a bad domino effect when the Silver Snakes dropping the Petit Jean sign. This sends a lost cause by the name of Claude to the Temple  :oops:. Claude was so slow and he just looked so unhappy. He even put the Dark Forest key in the Mineshaft peephole  :roll:. This was a terrible episode, and all the Purple Parrot fans hate this episode.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 10, 2013, 05:25:02 PM
You might want to change the summary portion of your review to the white text like you did for your other summaries. That purple text is kind of hard to read with the forum's background. ;)

Lost Lion Tail was the worst Purple Parrot episode in the whole series for sure. The legend didn't really make a whole lot sense at all. How did they not know that Little John was not a woman? And wild lions in the United States? The temple games were infamous for the Silver Snakes dropping their signs on the giant step temple game. This gave Marie and Claude a clear shot and free pass to the temple. If this didn't happen, then we wouldn't have been subject to Claude's stupidity.  :roll: The temple run did suck though, and I blame this one on Claude. Marie actually did fine, her only problem was that she kept missing rocks in the Rock Quarry. Claude, however, was a lost cause. He moved so slow and didn't even know what he was doing. He got lost in the Mine Shaft and even put his finger into the temple guard's peephole. He looked like he didn't even want to be on the show as you mentioned. He was easily the worst Purple Parrot contestant on the show and probably the worst male contestant ever after John.

If I recall correctly though, an old user named The Purple Parrot actually liked this episode. ;) Not sure if he shared the same feelings for the other Parrot ones, but I do remember saying that he liked this one.  :o

Overall, good job like usual and I agree with everything posted.  ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 10, 2013, 06:38:25 PM
Yeah, TPP actually liked this episode. I guess he didn't think the rest of the episode was bad? Oh well, to each their own. As a Purple Parrot fan, I personally hated it. It's very hard to find anything even remotely redeemable about it. This is often skipped over whenever I go back to watch reruns on YouTube. The Purple Parrots only made it to the temple because the silver Snakes dropped their sign, only to have Claude go in there and screw it all up. Marie was okay though, and she pretty much carried the team throughout the episode. But Claude was just a lost cause. And I agree that he looked like he didn't even want to be on the show. Seriously, did he even say one word that whole episode? Oh, and I fixed the text in GM1's post. Just so it's more easier to read. ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 11, 2013, 10:12:39 AM
#110: The Enormous Feather of the Me Linh

This was terrible from the start. The Orange Iguanas just barely made it through every round. 4th in the Moat, 2nd at the Steps, 1 Pendant in the Temple Games, and they still got to go to the Temple. The Legend wasn't that good either. The Run was horrible, Karisa was trying her best to make sure this was a loss. :roll:  She still got the Feather and yet if she moved faster, it would've been a win. Note: This was the only team artifact grabbing in the Upper Room space ever, the 4 others were all solo and all wins (Sultan Saladin, Buddha, Ahmed Baba, Freydis)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 11, 2013, 02:27:46 PM
I definitely agree with this position when it comes to Enormous Feather. Karisa makes me hate this episode so much because of her piss poor performance. The rest of the episode is not that great either. The Orange Iguanas barely advanced by each round of the temple and their only real dominance was both of them winning their individual games. Other than that, everything else sucked about this episode. And oh boy did that temple run suck. Karisa is the reason why the slow player should never go in second. David was a great player, but Karisa was a lost cause. I don't mind if a temple run ends in a loss as long as the player's put up a good performance. Episodes like Ivan the Terrible, Queen Boadicea, Blue Pearl, and Polynesian Girl are exciting to me because of the players' performances even though they lost. But Karisa put up a half-assed performance and tried to blow this run anyway she can. She didn't even bother picking up the pace after grabbing the Enormous Feather. I hate this episode so much. :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 11, 2013, 03:40:37 PM
Yeah, I just rewatched it recently, and it was bad. Karisa didn't even RUN when she entered the King's Storeroom, and didn't even run when she tried to escape with the feather. Even if she went in first, lord knows how much time she would've wasted. :roll:

I was rooting for the Parrots in the temple games. :(
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 11, 2013, 04:34:21 PM
Just for reference, here is GM1's rankings to date. ;)

#120 - The Keys to the Alhambra
#119 - The Golden Cricket Cage of Khan
#118 - The Bifocal Monocle of One-Eyed Jack
#117 - The Snow Cone of Mt. Kilimanjaro
#116 - John Henry's Lost Hammer
#115 - The Dried Apple Half of William Tell
#114 - The Cracked Crown of the Spanish King
#113 - The Silver Cannonball of Grandy Nanny
#112 - Blackbeard's Treasure Map
#111 - The Lost Lion Tail of Little John
#110 - The Enormous Feather of the Me Linh

The Barracudas have been lucky so far to not have any episodes ranked yet.  :o
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 11, 2013, 04:46:49 PM
You have Cracked Crown and Apple Half switched around  ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on May 11, 2013, 04:50:23 PM
Kind of pleasantly surprised that not even "The Lucky Pig of Amelia Earhart" was in the bottom 10.  I'm sure it's coming up soon, but still.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 11, 2013, 05:44:26 PM
I fixed the Cracked Crown/William Tell mistake. Thanks for pointing that out. ;)

And yeah, I am surprised Amelia Earhart hasn't been mentioned yet either. It would've definitely been in my bottom 10 all time Legends episodes. Every round of that episode was bad. Lame artifact, Kristen's consistently crappy performance, horrible temple run, and it was boring in general. The only interesting thing about this one is the rare bamboo pole temple game.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 11, 2013, 06:27:55 PM
Case in point for how bad Lucky Pig is, check out my rankings of Kristen in the "Player Ranking" thread. She couldn't even made a 5 average. -_-
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 12, 2013, 08:31:57 AM
#109: Elizabeth I's Golden Ship

This was an unusual episode. The Moat & Steps were just typical. The Temple Games were weird though. During the second game, there were supposed to be four wigs but there were only 3. So the Red Jaguars and Purple Parrots just kept digging until time ran out  :lol: . The third game was unusual. Everyone just kept flipping tiles upside down. Only one panel was flipped in it's upright position, it belonged to the Red Jaguars. The run was the shortest ever... but not in a good way. The team ran into only four rooms and saw all three guards and they didn't have the half pendant. They were caught 1:30 into the run. Because of it's unusual Temple Games and short run, it ranks here. The players would've had more time if they were faster.  :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 12, 2013, 12:03:12 PM
I didn't really expect to see "Golden Ship" ranked this low, but I am not surprised nevertheless. Every round of this episode was boring and plain average. The temple games were memorable for the goof-up by the producers where they only gave Gabby and the Purple Parrot girl 3 wigs instead of 4. How do you do that in the final production of an episode? That is Season One for you. The last temple game was pretty annoying too. The whole flag position order was a bunch of crap and I don't see why it was a big deal on how they were placed. Plus, Kirk always shouting "on your knees" was too much also. The temple run featured the team only going though four rooms. Unlike Golden Cricket Cage though, Joe and Gabby had an excuse - their run ended in triple capture. But they were so slow anyways and I doubt they would've made it to the artifact if they used up all their time.

Overall, I might've placed Golden Ship a little higher. But this is still a good range for it to be in.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 12, 2013, 03:52:10 PM
I'm surprised at how low Golden Ship ranks as well. I don't really consider it a terrible episode, but it is forgettable and weak nonetheless.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 13, 2013, 05:19:51 PM
#108: The Secret Battle Plan of Nathan Hale

This Episode just doesn't make sense. The Temple Games were partially controversial due to the Attack Philadelphia game being that it should've counted for the Silver Snakes. Man was that Green Monkey boy really tall compared to everyone else. The Temple just never made sense to me. First it was in Layout 2-1, now Layout 2-5. I believe it was due to an error in the King's Storeroom. Christina really should've found the half-pendant. She just went run on by. James even pointed it to her  :roll: . Not a good episode
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 13, 2013, 05:54:06 PM
Nathan Hale was one of the quirkiest episodes on the whole show. I agree, that Green Monkey boy was very tall. He must've been as tall as Brandon from "Blackfeet Chief".  :P The whole temple game order for Christina's temple game seemed like a bunch of crap to me. It's not like Christina had the letters in the wrong order, the "IL" was just upside down. I really think they should've counted that considering the producers had counted even sketchier calls in other episodes. :roll: And the temple run is such a disaster. How did Christina not find the half-pendant that was in plain sight, pointed out by James, and then Kirk even told her she passed it? What a very inattentive player. I doubt they would've won if she found the half-pendant because was so slow anyways and probably would've been forced down into the Jester's Court.

And as for the reason the temple run got postponed, I like the "King's Storeroom Pot" theory better than the "Christina puked in the Pit" one. It makes sense that something happened in the original Nathan Hale run, or else the pots between Butch Cassidy and Grandy Nanny wouldn't be different. Oh well, this episode sucked anyways and it was probably the worst triple capture on the show.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 14, 2013, 05:28:34 PM
#107: The Golden Spider Web of Robert the Bruce

Ugh, I hate this episode. The Legend was so phony, it was about how you should never give up. If I remember right, one of the spider pictures I think was from Charlotte's Web  :roll: . So that tells you how bad of a Legend this is. Jeremy cheated in his own game and got caught with it. If it wasn't for him cheating, it would've ben a sweep. He also passed up the half pendant (which he needed) and he wasn't that fast either. Jeremy is a disgrace to the Green Monkeys  :roll: .
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 15, 2013, 01:14:33 AM
Robert the Bruce is an episode I don't bother watching unless I take a picture of it or need to use it for reference. I don't particularly care for it, but I don't think it was too horrible. I think the whole Jeremy thing was an honest mistake on his part. During his temple game, he probably didn't realize that he couldn't use that opening to move up a level. His mistake was at least forgivable and he got called back for it too. It's not like the loser Ron in my avatar that cheated and got away with.  :evil: The rest of the episode is average though and very boring too. I almost fell asleep when I ranked Jeremy and Christine and the Silver Snakes. As for the temple run, I don't think that it is a bad run either. It was pretty mediocre, but the layout was hard anyways even if Jeremy found the half-pendant. The team would've still made more progress than the Blue Barracudas from "Hans Holbein" if they had a full second pendant. But it still had a crappy outcome either way.

I don't disagree with the ranking either way. I don't think the episode is bad, but it was so boring and I literally almost fell asleep watching. And the rest of the episode had some pretty mediocre moments like the legend you mentioned. Overall, I try to stay away from this one but it is watchable.  ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 15, 2013, 05:08:29 PM
#106: The Treasure Map of Jean Lafitte

The Blue Barracudas were not that good of a team. They barely scrapped by each round here and only got to the Temple due to an incorrect tiebreaker. Then you get Terry-Kay walking and straying from her partner's path. She also had trouble with the Silver Monkey at the end. Nick GaS put this episode in the 20 episode cycle so that made me dislike it even more. I hate this episode more than Lucky Pig.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 16, 2013, 01:54:11 AM
Jean Lafitte was a pretty crappy episode and one that I actually reviewed in my other thread. :P Nothing memorable or good at all about this episode. The only thing I really liked about it was the legend was sort of interesting. Everything else was lackluster and boring. And the Blue Barracudas got a lucky break in the tiebreaker with the Jaguars ringing in wrong (payback for Alhambra I bet :roll:). The temple run was pretty sucky IMO also. Neither player was great at all and Terry Kay was so slow and clueless. I really wish she got caught by the third guard for her stupidity. And the way she was assembling that Monkey was laughable. Imagine if she had more time? She might've taken longer than Jessica from "Lost Logbooks". :roll: Just an episode I don't care about in general. I would rate it a 2.5/10.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 16, 2013, 06:06:52 PM
#105: The Plumed Headdress of Cosa Rara

This was another bad episode. The Legend was so fake, it's second worst (Mt. Kilimanjaro). The Legend was about a dinner chat with King Ludwig II & Cosa Rara.... a horse  :roll: . No wonder why King Ludwig was insane  :roll: . The Temple Run was just mediocre. Jessica was just too slow and if she had some speed, she might've had a chance at this horrible artifact.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 16, 2013, 06:45:11 PM
I hate the Cosa Rara episode too. I have seen it many times and it is so boring. The legend was very laughable and I lost it the first time I watched it. The whole thing was hilarious from the horse sounds to King Ludwig making soup for the horse at the dinner table.  :lol: I honestly don't know what the producers were thinking with the legend. The temple games were boring, although I thought the team game was sort of interesting. The temple run sucked though. Justin did fine in the temple, but Jessie was not a good player at all. She took her plain old time to get where Justin was taken out and she only made one room progress. It didn't help that the team beelined for the direct path either. I give this episode a 2/10.  :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 17, 2013, 04:52:40 PM
#104: The Oracle Bowl of Delphi

This was another bad Purple Parrot episode. Shane & Jackie proved to be strong before the Temple. Shane was really fast, Jackie was completely opposite. Plus she wasted the final 45 seconds in the PIRATE'S COVE  :roll: . Sorry for being too brief today, in a little bit of a hurry  ;) .
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 18, 2013, 01:51:29 AM
I am honestly surprised to see Oracle Bowl ranked this low. I would've ranked it in the mid 90's range. The temple run was bad, but the rest of the episode was alright. It was memorable and decent to watch up until the temple run. I am surprised it outranked garbage like Xerxes, Jedediah Smith, Amelia Earhart, Queen Nzinga, Lily-Crested Crown, and maybe even Sultan Suleiman. But I guess the temple run makes this episode look very bad.  :o
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 18, 2013, 08:43:28 PM
#103: The Smashed Printing Plate of Frederick Douglass

Ugh,  :roll: . Why do I have to talk about this  :roll: . Jason cheated in the team game and got away with it. Wait... Jason & Dana SWEPT the Temple Games :shock: !? That bad of a team is good enough to do that but enough to suck in the Temple . Jason was so slow and clueless. And don't get me started with Dana's loud assed mouth  :roll: .
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 19, 2013, 01:37:46 AM
Smashed Printing Plate is trash tier episode. The episode is so annoying and the Red Jaguars were a terrible team. But I just want to note that the Red Jaguars actually won their team game fairly. While Jason did attempt to cheat by jumping to the second pole, it was the wrong pole anyways and he was forced to start over. Dana was the one that crossed fairly and correctly anyways. So cheating didn't benefit them in the game either way. ;) They were still a terrible team either way and that temple run was so annoying. Between Dana's screaming and Jason's incompetence, its hard to even sit through that. And to a certain extent, I can see why Dana was shouting. But jeez, at least do something in the temple when it is your turn and not make it past the second room. :roll: Annoying and crappy episode overall.  :evil:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 19, 2013, 01:49:11 AM
I always wondered what was up with the team game, since the only time I've seen the full episode was once. I take it you must've rewatched this episode recently? But if he was attempting to cheat, that's still sort of cheating to me. Plus, didn't he cheat in his individual game by throwing ink jars while the Purple Parrot boy was off his horse? Either way, Jason and Dana were a terrible team whose temple run is precisely why I hate the Red Jaguars. Their temple runs and episodes are always my least favorite. Should've been the Purple Parrots. :(
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 19, 2013, 02:01:56 AM
Well, I have seen this pitiful episode quite a few times.  :oops: Plus, I ranked Jason and Dana in the Ranking Thread not too long ago. I agree, Jason was a cheater even if they won their team game fairly. I mean people always rank Jeremy from Robert the Bruce as a cheater, even though his cheating didn't have an impact on the final outcome of the game. So Jason should be labeled as one too. As for the individual game though, I am not sure if Jason was suppose to stop throwing the newspapers in the basket while the Purple Parrot boy was down or not. I am not sure if there were temple games with similar rules that day. I think Katie's temple game in Imperial Wizard was similar to Jason's, so I might have to rewatch it. In the end though, Dana won her temple game and team game fairly. So they probably would've gone to the temple either way if Jason was called out for cheating in his individual game. Oh well, those two sucked anyways and that temple performance was a load of crap.  :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 19, 2013, 02:13:00 AM
Katie had the sinking steps temple game, not the bucking horse game. Jason did have the sinking steps game as the team game though. And while Dana did win her "portion" of the game fairly, Jason definitely tried to cheat. When you ranked his episode last year, you gave him a "1" for the temple game. Jeremy got a "3" for his temple game, though I always thought his cheating was an honest mistake. As for Jason's individual game, it could've made it a little clearer what exactly the rules were regarding the paper throwing. I always thought Jason was supposed to wait until the Purple Parrot boy was back on the horse, then throw the papers again. But, I could be wrong on that.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 19, 2013, 03:16:11 PM
Yeah, I gave him a "1" for the fact that he tried cheating. In Jason's case, he knew better than to try and jump to the second pole. This was halfway into the temple game when he decided to do that. By then, he should've known better. In Jeremy's case, it was more of an honest mistake. I am not too familiar with Jason's temple game rules. What other temple games featured the bucking horse where the contestants had to throw stuff into the bin? I know episodes like Sacagawea and Thornwood Gavel had the bucking horse games. But those ones had the contestants hold on without falling off. There was no throwing at all. It would be good to know if other temple games like Jason's stated that the player shouldn't throw while Jason was riding it.  :?:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 19, 2013, 06:16:27 PM
#102: The Lost Whale Bone of Pytheas

Another boring episode. The Legend just didn't make sense to me.  :| The Temple Games were the highlight of this episode with a rare 2-1.5 score.  But the Orange Iguanas were too slow for the Temple. As Kirk would say "You can't slow down too much in the Temple, cause it will get you, and you won't get to the artifact".  It was surprising however that they still got one room away from a Center of the Room artifact. By the way, I was watching this episode today and I found someone who says he was Damien in this episode. The picture of him seems reasonable but I'm not buying.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 19, 2013, 06:58:14 PM
It kind of looks like him to me. Here's his YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/damienorion2009) in case anyone else wants to see for themselves. I don't know, I think it is him. I know this is YouTube, but I don't see how he could make something like that up. And if that really is him, someone get an interview from him ASAP. :P
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 20, 2013, 01:45:38 AM
I was a little skeptical at first whether that was the same Damien or not. After a closer look at his Youtube comments and profile, I agree that both are one and the same. The Damien on Youtube had his account for a couple of years and it was named Damien. So it's not like it was a joke account made last week to impersonate him. And no one would make the same name as a contestant to mimic them anyways, unless they are just sad. Plus, he has the same skin tone as Damien in Pytheas and still has the gut also.  :o  :o

As for Pytheas, I don't mind the whole episode too much. I have seen it plenty of times thanks to Nick GaS, so I do have a little resentment towards it. I do remember the lame legend though like most of the S3 seemed to be. The rest of the episode was fine though, albeit a little boring. The temple run was plain average and I never hated it to the extent of other people did. Brittany and Damien were just slow, but they still knew what they were doing. Hence how they finished one room away. Although Damien's slowness was way too much and if he moved faster, it would've been a "Battle Flag' type ending. But still, I would take this over Robert the Bruce and Xerxes (surprised this one hasn't made it your list yet.)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 20, 2013, 07:14:04 PM
#101: The Mysterious Manuscript of Mary Shelley

This episode would've been better on Comedy Central than Nick. Kate was just way too excited so she was just acting crazy throughout the whole episode. And then to top it off, we all know about Larry. He dances around in the Room of the Ancient Warriors and then... it happened. Monster Monkey was created. The bottom was backwards, the belly was upside down, and the head was sideways. The whole assembly was laughable  :lol: . Even Kate was going crazy.

And for tomorrow, I'm going to wake you up with a surprise  ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 21, 2013, 11:57:32 AM
You need to wake up so...

#100: The Missing Portrait of Hans Holbein

Overrated. This was just an average episode to begin with. There are a few reasons it is low. One is due to the Legend being more about Henry VIII rather than Hans Holbein. We already had a Henry VIII episode  :roll: . The run was rigged and it was in my opinion the second hardest layout ever (Discarded Seal, ironically on the same day, has the hardest). Plus Rachel's voice was annoying too.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 22, 2013, 05:49:56 PM
#99: The Marble Armrest of Xerxes

This is being spoken from a Green Monkey fan. The Green Monkeys should've never gone to the Temple in this episode. They lucked out due to one of the easiest tiebreaker questions ever. What was Xerxes armrest made of?  :roll: Once we found out that Levi (Purple Parrot) was Zac's brother, we felt that he should've gone to the Temple. He probably wouldn't be as fast as Zac, but he would've done better than what Pat & Noelle did. Noelle doesn't know how to use a rope  :roll: and Pat couldn't climb up the Pharoah's Secret Passage to save his life :roll: . My guess was the slide was greased due to Zac torturing it the day before.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 22, 2013, 06:15:58 PM
Yeah, the slide was definitely greased up to make it harder, especially considering Zac's climbing of the slide from the previous day. And yeah, Xerxes is definitely a terrible episode, Noelle and Pat just didn't deserve to go to the temple. I sort of liked the temple game sequence, but that's about the only nice thing I can say about this episode. Should've been the Purple Parrots. :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on May 22, 2013, 07:35:36 PM
I'm surprised that Marble Armrest made it inside the top 100. :o
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 22, 2013, 07:49:58 PM
I'm surprised that Marble Armrest made it inside the top 100. :o

This. Not only that, I m surprised "Hans Holbein" even ranked this low.  :o  I mean it was just an average episode and uneventful, but I am surprised it outranked the dozens of S1 and S2 episodes that were forgettable and uneventful. I would take that episode any day over Stone Marker, Gordian Knot, Silver Saddle Horn, Captain John Smith, Sultan Suleiman, Bent Shaving Pan, and Charles Lindbergh. Heck, I am surprised that Xerxes outranked it. But if there is one thing I agree with, it being that Rachel's voice was so annoying during that run. :roll:

And I am surprised Xerxes cracked the top 100 also. The whole episode is nothing but a bunch of crap. Okay, I will admit the temple games were sort of interesting. But everything else was crap. The Green Monkeys barely advanced by each round and answered one of the dumbest tiebreaker questions ever asked on the show. And that temple run performance was piss poor. How do you only complete the bottom floor in your whole three minutes? Heck, David from the "Enormous Feather" cleared the bottom floor by himself in about a minute. But these two were lost causes.  :oops:  :oops:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Silver Monkey on May 22, 2013, 10:13:52 PM
I'm surprised that Marble Armrest made it inside the top 100. :o

And I'm surprised that we haven't seen Lucky Pig yet.  :shock:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 23, 2013, 01:59:36 PM
Yeah, I am really surprised Amelia Earhart hasn't made it yet either. I can't think of anything real good about it. Kristen sucked throughout the whole episode and the episode in general was mediocre. The only good thing about is the rare bamboo pole temple game. The moat sucked, the artifact was a lame choice for Earhart, the temple games were pretty sucky aside from the game mentioned above, and the temple run was such a disgrace. I would honestly give this episode a 1/10 if it wasn't for that rare temple game and Scott. I would still rate it 2/10 though. :roll: 
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 23, 2013, 05:03:50 PM
#98: The Golden Stallion of Ali Baba

Another awkward episode. It starts the awkward business with the Legend. C'mon, Bobby Baba? :roll: Open Peanut?  :roll: . The run was very unfair and it was due to an error. The Throne/Swamp door was shut in the Throne Room but open in the Swamp. This throws the Orange Iguanas off and they go up the shaft. But then when Kendra came back to the Throne Room, the door opened. Time ran out in the Dark Forest.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 23, 2013, 05:42:37 PM
Golden Stallion was one of those episodes that fell into the "25% of the Legends episodes I don't watch because it is so forgettable." I don't hate the episode or anything, but I hardly can fine a reason to watch it. The legend was pretty lame too. Although the "Open Peanut?, Open Sunflower?", Open Pumpernickel?" quote was a joke due to the password being "Open Sesame" and sesame is a type of seeds along with the other ones he tried guessing. :lol: It was still lame though as was the name Bobby Baba. I highly doubt that there was anybody named Bobby during those times. :roll: It still has nothing on Wing Ding and Ring Ling though. :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll: The Orange Iguanas kind of got shafted in the temple run. If they noticed the Swamp from the start, it would've been a "Dr. Livingstone" type of win. Too bad they had no alternate path to take though. I probably would've ranked this in the same range you have it in now, so no complaints from me on this one.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 23, 2013, 06:24:38 PM
Golden Stallion is a very forgettable episode. The only thing I remember is the lame legend, the squirting temple game, and the production error in the temple run. No wonder this episode was never used for pictures in the picture thread for over a year. :lol:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 24, 2013, 03:15:05 PM
#97: The Dried Ear of Corn of Sojourner Truth

This was another unusual episode. The Steps went by VERY fast. One of the most odd moments happened during the second game. The Green Monkeys had the Orange basket and the Orange Iguanas had the Green basket  :lol: . The run also had an odd moment. Have any of you noticed the Room of the Ancient Warriors is darker than usual  :huh: . At the end, Tess screws the chance at the artifact by getting lost in the Dark Forest. Kirk quote: "One more second".

Here is the Ancient Warriors in this episode.




It is unusually darker.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 24, 2013, 03:32:23 PM
Wow, another episode I am surprised to see this low.  :o Sojourner Truth was a pretty forgettable and boring episode though, so I don't have a problem with it this low though. I don't remember much about this episode. The artifact was pretty lame though. I mean couldn't they come up with something better for Sojourner Truth? Now that you mention the temple game goof with the two color baskets, I remember noticing that detail too a long time ago. :P The temple run wasn't too bad though, but they were slow and Tess made a mistake in the Dark Forest too. I am surprised you didn't mention "Fast Eddie's" little slip in the Pit of the Pendulum. If anything, that is the most memorable moment about that run too me. :P Tess should've reached the Dried Ear of Corn though, but I don't think they would've won though. Kirk was kind of annoying in this episode too. Oh well, it was a pretty boring and uneventful episode.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 25, 2013, 11:11:27 AM
#96: The Stolen Arm of Shiva

This was just another one of your typical Season 1 episode. The Temple Games were the best part of the episode IMO. The run was a disaster though. If you want to know what happened, see TSM's sig  :roll: .
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 25, 2013, 03:20:24 PM
The Stolen Arm of Shiva has got to be one of the most forgettable episodes ever. I forget it's even an episode title half the time. Plus, both players moved too slowly in the temple, and don't get me started on Evan's "attempt" to assemble the monkey. :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 25, 2013, 04:39:16 PM
I definitely agree with your rankings for the Shiva episode. It was a very forgettable episode and there is not a single noteworthy piece of detail about it. I personally remember a couple of details, but for many people it seems to be nonexistent to them. This episode is never really on my radar either. I do remember the Stolen Arm being the only artifact in the Dark Forest. And there was one temple game where the contestants had to collect a bunch of arms that was pretty quirky. The temple run was very forgettable though, and they were so slow too. Even Kirk felt that Christina and Evan were moving too slow. Furthermore, Evan's Silver Monkey assembly was pretty laughable. If Larry's screwjob was not so memorable, this one would be runner-up. Overall, I agree with your rankings for this one. ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 25, 2013, 06:19:30 PM
Bamboo Forest, NOT Dark Forest. ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 26, 2013, 11:43:01 AM
#95: The Shriveled Hand of Efoua

This is such a forgettable episode. The Legend was just sub-par. The Temple Games featured a rare Blue/Orange matchup. The run was so boring. That's basically the reason it won Most Forgettable Run.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 27, 2013, 10:18:51 AM
Your wish has now come true

#94: The Lucky Pig of Amelia Earhart

This was just a screwjob episode thanks to Kristen. The Blue Barracudas just barely scraped by each round. The pig just didn't seem to blend in the Room of Harmonic Convergence. It was interesting that Jim & Annie (Purple Parrot girl) were classmates, she would've been better than Kristen. Speaking of Kristen, she was so slow and clueless. Because of her, Jim didn't get a chance to go to the Temple. What a waste. This episode also featured the rare Bamboo temple Game.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 27, 2013, 01:18:52 PM
At last, Amelia Earhart makes it to the list!  :mrblue: I hate this episode a lot and it actually finishes in my bottom 10 episodes of all time. It was the first episode I remember seeing on Nick GaS a long time ago when I discovered the channel airing this show. Overall though, this episode sucked. Especially Kristen. Scott did all of the work in this episode, not her. He got the team across the moat, answered all the questions at the Steps, won his individual game, and after all that he never got a real chance at the temple. Like you mention, the episode is boring and the artifact was lame. They couldn't do better for Amelia Earhart? The temple run sucked and at one time I use to feel sorry for the Blue Barracudas because there layout was very brutal. But after watching Kristen taking forever to climb the Wall and get lost in the Treasure Room and Dungeon, I realized that she was just a horrible player and it didn't matter if they had an easy temple run like the "Moccasins" layout because they probably would've still lost. And her partner never got a chance to go to the temple either because of her slowness. Too bad, because he was very supportive of her too. The Purple Parrots would've done better than Kristen in the temple. The only thing to like about this episode is the rare bamboo pole temple game. Other than that, this episode comes VERY close to a 1/10 if it wasn't for Scott and that rare temple game. And I am surprised that it finished this high too.  :o
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 27, 2013, 03:55:45 PM
Yeah, and Kristen couldn't even get a 5 average in my player rankings. Annie and Scott should've been the Purple Parrots, especially since they were classmates. Even 10 year old Annie would know how to climb walls and have a better idea what to do in every room. :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 28, 2013, 08:19:03 PM
#93: King Tut's Cobra Staff

This one was one of those episodes where the run was good but not the other parts of it. I kinda find this episode a little overrated. The Temple Games were somewhat interesting but the part that stood out was the Silk game. The Run was alright, except for Eusinia detouring into the Throne Room and trying to go through the Rock Slab :roll:. David made up and got the Staff but time ran out after.

EDIT: PPF is probably going to kill me
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on May 28, 2013, 08:24:50 PM
Wow, umm...This is a rather shocking result. I was expecting King Tut to be much higher than that. Maybe top 50, but you have it barely cracking the top 100? :shock:  :shock:  :shock:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 28, 2013, 09:33:42 PM
Yeah, I was gonna say.... this isn't a bad episode at all. :? Eusinia was kind of slow, but this is actually one of the most exciting episodes on the show despite that. This episode is always made out to be much worse than it is. Also, I don't know why only my name is singled out. I think everyone is gonna be shocked with this result.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 29, 2013, 12:41:19 AM
Wow, Cobra Staff was a great episode and I am surprised it even ranked below the half-way point.  :shock: It was a great episode from the decent legend, cool artifact and location for it, interesting temple game sequence, and the temple run was a pretty interesting and exciting loss. The temple games used both a rare temple game and was memorable for David and Eusinia's interview. The temple run was an exciting loss and interesting for how David and Eusinia complement each other's weaknesses. Even if Eusinia was a little clueless, at least they reached the Cobra Staff at the last few seconds of the run. Not to mention, this episode got a 7.75 in the Episode Rating thread. It is probably even a top 10 episode in S1 too. Besides, episodes like Silver Saddle Horn, Stone Marker, Leonardo Da Vinci, Magellan, Belshazzar, Golden Chains, Joan of Arc, and even Shaka Zulu should not be above Cobra Staff.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 29, 2013, 12:44:05 AM
Yeah, one thing I liked about this run is both Eusinia and David had what each other lacked. Eusinia had no common sense, and David was smarter in the temple. David moved pretty slow, but Eusinia moved faster than him. How many other teams can say they had that quality? This is one of the better Season 1 episodes actually. It's much better than boring episodes like Dead Man's Hand, Silver Saddle Horn, etc.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 29, 2013, 12:51:01 AM
I am even surprised to see it ranked lower than even some Purple Parrot episodes like Golden Pepperoni, Sultan Suleiman, and Henry Hudson. I bet most people who remembers a Purple Parrot episode from S1, they would most likely mention Cobra Staff. I definitely remember this episode more from along time ago than I did for Oracle Bowl.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 29, 2013, 05:10:54 PM
#92 The Walking Stick of Harriet Tubman

There is no excuse on why this episode is bad. The Moat was really long (not as long as Cracked Crown ;)). The Temple Games were descent with a rare Blue/Orange matchup. But the run was inexcusable. Chris did alright till the Shrine when he got taken but it went downhill in a matter of seconds. One Rule: YOU SHOULD ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR PARTNER'S PATH WHEN YOU HAVE LESS THAN 1 PENDANT ON YOU :roll:. Ryann never did and got caught in the Crypt :roll:.
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Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 30, 2013, 05:08:49 PM
#91: The Stone Head of the Evil King

This episode ran on the insane Moat day, which meant the Moat was very hard. The Legend is more about Perseus killed Medusa. The Head should've been in Medusa's Lair. The run was going fine.... until Tony entered Medusa's Lair. It must've took a minute just for Tony to complete the objective :roll:. And that's not all, he punched the pots in the King's Storeroom which probably sent the key flying. :roll: And Kelly & Tony swept the Games? By the look of the layout, it sure looked like they didn't.
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Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 30, 2013, 06:23:43 PM
First off, their names were Heather and Tony. ;) I actually got to correct my own common mistake for once.  :mrred:

But I definitely agree with the rankings for Stone Head though. It's a shame that the really long moat and disappointing temple run brings this episode down. Everything else about this episode was great. The legend was very interesting and I am a sucker for stories about Greek mythology. I am not sure why the Stone Head was in the Swamp either. It would've easily been more fitting in Medusa's Lair. The temple games were very exciting too and the Blue Barracudas dominated. Unfortunately, the temple run was not good though. After sweeping the temple games, the Blue Barracudas only traveled through 5 rooms in 3 minutes. Tony really dropped the ball though when he took over a minute in Medusa's Lair. I do feel kind of bad though because you could tell he was getting frustrated. Perhaps if he calmed down a little bit, he would've completed it more efficiently and quicker. And the way he smashed the pots though was really dumb. Perhaps they would've done better if Heather went in second. Either way though, it should never take a minute to complete an objective. Too bad this episode turned out this way because it would've ranked much higher if it wasn't for the crappy moat and disappointing temple run.  :?
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 30, 2013, 07:40:19 PM
First off, their names were Heather and Tony. ;) I actually got to correct my own common mistake for once.  :mrred:


Now I get the Fogg-ups :oops: Whyyyyyyyyyy???????? :oops: :cry:
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Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on May 31, 2013, 05:09:34 PM
#90: The Lily Crested Crown of Clovis I


This episode is so forgettable, so I'll describe three moments I remember. 1. Silver Snakes dancing. 2. Rare 2-1.5 Temple Games. 3. Katie's trouble in the Chamber of Sacred Markers
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Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 31, 2013, 10:03:46 PM
I like to think of the Silver Snakes dancing at the moat as escapees from the mental institution. Seriously, just look at them in the GIF that was made by TRJ. I should make a demotivational poster out of that too. :lol:
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Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 01, 2013, 01:25:16 AM
PPF, I really think you should make that poster. That would be hilarious. That dance they did was laughable and cringeworthy too. I remember they did something similar in the Steps of Knowledge when Kirk acknowledged them. But not as "fancy" as the moat one. :P And we thought that Kate was bad.  :o

(For reference, Silver Snakes dance in Lily-Crested Crown)


 (http://gifsoup.com/view/4695014/silversnakes-clovisi.html) GIFSoup (http://gifsoup.com)

As for the rest of the Lily-Crested Crown episode, it was very boring and nothing really interesting about it. This was one of those many times the Purple Parrots should've gone to the temple instead of the Orange Iguanas. And even though the Iguanas won two pendants, they weren't THAT great. Considering the temple game score was 2-1.5. The temple run blew also and Katie messed up in the Chamber big time. There is no reason it should've taken her 1/3 of the run to complete the room. The team only made it through five rooms also, which is not that great for S3. And they didn't have the Silver Monkey assembled. This episode was probably the most anticipated on Nick GaS and it failed bad. I agree with this ranking.  ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 01, 2013, 01:28:01 AM
Yeah, Lily Crested Crown had got to be one of the most boring episodes ever. While the Chamber is a hard room, it should never take you like, a minute to complete a single room. I was rooting for the Parrots in the temple games. :(
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Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 01, 2013, 07:50:46 PM
#89: The Melted Head of Madame Tussaud


This was just an average episode, with some memorable moments. The artifact has to be one of the worst ever created, it looked so ugly :roll:. The Temple Games were the best part of the episode. Each one had something noticeable. In the first game, the Purple Parrot was ahead of the line when knocking down 2 soldiers. In the second game, the Orange Iguana went past the ticket. But the best was the third. Jennifer got slammed in the face by that big ball  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:. The Temple Run was sub-par. Nick was slow. So slow that Jennifer was screaming so loud that it could be heard in Scotland  :roll:.
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Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 02, 2013, 06:27:37 PM
#88: The Treasure of Anne Bonny


Bad, Bad episode. All thanks to Ron the Cheater. Ron cheated by using a tube to get past the bridge of tubes in the Moat. Then later, he goes so slow in the Temple. And to top it off, he goes down the Central Shaft and blows the run after grabbing the artifact with 50+ seconds left  :roll:. Another thing to point out was that Katherine's nickname was Fred. But she was so pissed when Ron went down the shaft.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 02, 2013, 06:34:30 PM
You could tell Katherine wanted to murder Ron after time was called. They basically had that win, and Ron blew it. Can you blame Katherine for looking pissed at Ron? I guess cheating at the moat is bad karma enough. :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 02, 2013, 07:22:46 PM
I kind of disagree with this ranking for "Anne Bonny". I thought this episode would end up much higher on the list. I thought it was a pretty decent episode, even if Ron did ruin it. I guess Ron the Cheater brings this episode down? And you got the method of cheating wrong for Ron also. ;) In the moat, the players were suppose to complete it by swimming across the ring of innertubes. Ron basically swam along side the innertubes and did not cross it like everyone else did.  :oops: Other than that, the rest of the episode was pretty good. The legend was interesting, the temple games were memorable for Fred's interview, and the temple run featured a close loss. Too bad Ron blew his load by taking the bottom of the central shaft out of the temple. If Fred would've gone in second, this would've made a 4/4 production day. But at least the temple run was watchable and the team reached the artifact.

Ron was a moron though and he made this episode look kind of bad. But there are some Red Jaguar episodes that I am surprised outranked Anne Bonny - Silver Saddle Horn, Stone Marker, Belshazzar, Queen Boadicea, and Captain John Smith were episodes that were worse than Anne Bonny. Thanks a lot loser in my avatar.  :roll: 
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 02, 2013, 08:44:34 PM
Wait, Queen Boadicea is worse than Anne Bonny? :huh:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 02, 2013, 08:48:22 PM
No way, that is definitely the second best Red Jaguar episode after "Catherine the Great".  :shock:   I meant the lowly Queen Nzinga that shouldn't have been outranked by Anne Bonny.  :oops: Boadicea was an awesome episode and my second favorite Jaguar one.  :mrred:  :mrred:  :mrred:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 03, 2013, 06:10:03 PM
#87: The Golden Chains of Zenobia


This is a contender for most boring episode ever. It's a shame for the Orange Iguanas though, they were a strong team (including a Temple Game sweep). The run is what brings it down here. This was a confusing path and even I had a hard time drawing for Temple Layouts. Justin is to blame here, he was so slow and he even got lost in the Treasure Room of all places :roll:. This episode is very forgettable.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 03, 2013, 11:03:44 PM
Either Jennifer and Justin in "Zenobia" were really good, or that Purple Parrot team was really pathetic.  :shock:  That must've been the worst Purple Parrot temple game performance on the show. But yeah, everything else about this episode was boring and lame. I do remember the legend though at least. And the Golden Chains looked like something that came out of a toy dispenser at the grocery store. :roll: The temple run was pretty lame too, and Justin was kind of a lost cause. He could not get his act together and wasted all that time running in a triangle between the Heart Room, Treasure Room, and Observatory. They would've done better if Jennifer went into the temple second. Plus, this episode is one of the reasons why the Treasure Room was my most hated room. I mean why wouldn't it open in this circumstance? God, that room was a waste of space.  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 03, 2013, 11:31:31 PM
The Purple Parrots were downright embarrassing in the temple games. Especially the third temple game, where they couldn't even get one ring up before the Orange Iguanas got all 8 rings on their poll before time ran out. It was so obvious who was going to the temple in that episode. The temple run was less than stellar, mostly for Justin's confusion and going back and forth between the same rooms. I also hate the Treasure Room of the same reason, it always seemed to mess the contestants up more often than not.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 04, 2013, 12:16:57 PM
It never made any sense to me why the Treasure Chest shouldn't work in this situation. This would've been a perfect time to actually use the Treasure Chest, since the Shrine was locked and the team had to travel through the bottom floor anyways. And yeah, the Treasure Chest did mess up a couple of contestants. Most notably the "Silver Saddle Horn" and "Zenobia" teams. I like how Kirk tells them to press the actuators inside of the Treasure Chest. :roll: There were definitely no actuators inside of them. Mitchell just opened up the Treasure Chest just fine and he didn't have to press any actuators. Lame room. :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 04, 2013, 05:12:33 PM
#86: The Golden Goblet of Atilla the Hun


The first episode we rated in the Rate the Episodes thread. It was also one of the most forgettable episodes out there. I can't believe 90s are All That aired this with Bifocal Monocle. There is nothing significant about this episode except that it went to a tiebreaker.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 04, 2013, 09:33:35 PM
Yeah, "Attila the Hun" was a pretty mediocre and forgettable episode. Even though I watched it on T90'sAAT this past summer, I don't remember many details about it. I think this was the episode where the Purple Parrot girl didn't look like she wanted to be on the show. Her individual game performance was laughable.  :shock: The temple layout was sort of lengthy, but Rachelle was painfully slow that they weren't going to win with her as frontrunner. It is also one of the few episodes where the frontrunner runs out of the time in the temple, team doesn't reach the artifact, and the second runner doesn't even get a chance to enter. The only other episode this happened in was "Blackbeard's Treasure Map".  :oops: Also, you can tell Taylor had something for Becca in this episode because he kept blowing kisses at her. Even though Taylor looked creepy.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 04, 2013, 10:02:54 PM
Rachelle not Becca. ;) And yeah, he did have a thing for her.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 05, 2013, 08:54:54 PM
#85: The Lost Love Letter of Captain John Smith

This would be Derrick's episode :mrred: . This would start the Dark Forest curse because of Whitney. The Episode was just average. Derrick & Whitney finished first in a very difficult Moat. The Steps was very edited, Derrick originally said that the Blue Barracuda button was broken so they redid it all. The Temple Games were competitive, but I didn't understand why they would put a DQ rule in Derrick's Game :| . This episode did come down to a tiebreaker. The run was sub-par thanks to the attempt of a direct path and Whitney passing the half-pendant :roll: . It still seems funny how Derrick is the GM at the Plymouth Buffalo Wild Wings :D. Also, he had a picture of him & Whitney after the episode.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 06, 2013, 09:14:01 PM
#84: The Lion Slashed Jacket of Sacagawea

This is a really forgettable episode. The Temple Games were the highlight which did include a tiebreaker. The run was so close but it did have a rare half-pendant retrieval in Season 3.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 06, 2013, 09:38:02 PM
Lion-Slashed Jacket is such a boring episode, but I actually do remember bits and pieces of the episode. The legend was interesting and the artifact looked cool. The temple games used were pretty interesting, especially Mike's individual game that involved various U.S. states. I do remember the tiebreaker in this episode also. The temple run really wasn't as bad as people make it out to be. Lauren was pretty slow moving in the temple, but Mike was actually pretty good. He sort of took his time to ascend the central shaft, but he moved pretty fast for the most part. His Silver Monkey assembly was also very fast. The trek up the central shaft was unfair, but they would've reached the artifact if Mike went into the temple first. It still is one of the most forgettable episodes though. But I actually do kind of like this episode.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 06, 2013, 10:41:35 PM
I never liked Sacagewea and I completely agree with it ranking low. So boring.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 07, 2013, 07:15:31 PM
#83: The Mask of Shaka Zulu

This is the first win eliminated. The episode was just average till the Temple Games. There, we get the "Drat That Zulu Drought" line. The run featured the faulty door that lead to the victory. But I saw something during the pre-run through. The door in the Tomb of Ancient Kings was left open. Can someone get a closer picture of this? :|
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 07, 2013, 08:21:41 PM
Shaka Zulu is extremely overrated. It's not that it's anyones "fault" and I'm not saying players can weasel their way into a win by asking the producers to rig it for them. But just because Bobby got lucky with his path, doesn't make him "the best player ever." This team just didn't deserve to win. If he was forced to use the Treasure Chest, they wouldn't have won.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 08, 2013, 12:53:58 AM
Shaka Zulu was definitely my least favorite episode ending in a win. It wasn't even that great for the earlier rounds either. I am surprised you didn't mention the annoying Green Monkey boy Phillip who liked to move around. :o And the "Drat that Zulu Drought" line was lame too. The temple win was so annoying, and Bobby wasn't that great of a contestant at all. The only reason people get hard on for this run because it is the fastest time. I don't know why it is impressive either, go watch "Roland" or "Iron Nose Ring" for a more impressive victory. Although I do like the ending with Kirk telling "They won it all. The boom box, the glider, the trip to Puerto Rico. They can take the glider to Puerto Rico". Yeah, I don't think this victory at all. Although I still think this one should be ahead of Stone Marker and Silver Saddle Horn...  ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 08, 2013, 07:10:51 PM
#82: The Broken Trident of Poseidon

Another fairly descant episode until the run. Kimberly started off ok until she got in the Quicksand Bog, that's when trouble started. She had a hard time with the Pharoah's Secret Passage, but still got the Trident. So this is good, you'd think she has 50 seconds to an easy win, right? WRONG. When Kimberly got to the Room of the Ancient Warriors, she drops the Trident and continues without it. Kirk kept shouting "GET THE TRIDENT", but not before the time she got in the Chamber of Sacred Markers. She ran out of time in the Pit. This episode also had the "It's a fucking Poseidon" line.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 09, 2013, 12:38:09 AM
I would've put "Poseidon" much higher on the list. The whole episode was good and even if the temple run was a fail, it was still memorable and decent to a certain extent. There is a lot of episodes that should not be above Poseidon - Sultan Suleiman, Cosa Rara, Silver Saddle Horn, Dead Man's Hand, Stone Marker, and dozens of more. I liked the earlier rounds of that episode from the interesting legends, interesting temple game segment, and Kimberly was doing fine until she reached the Broken Trident. She deserves the criticism she gets for not getting it out in time, but at least it was more watchable than the runs listed above...
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 09, 2013, 07:05:57 PM
#81: The War Fan of 47 Ronin

This was a quirky episode. The Temple Games were competitive and it did come down to a tiebreaker. The run was a different story. When Jeremy entered the Tomb of Headless Kings, he accidently shut the door to the Pit and locked it somehow. :| He was taken out in the Room of the Secret Password, one room away from the War Fan. Elise discovers the door and cannot open it due to an error. It took 30 seconds just to open that door. Time ran our just as Elise was going to go down the Pharoah's Secret Passage. According to an interview, the team did get the second prize due to the error.
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Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 10, 2013, 07:17:52 PM
#80: The Codebook of Mata Hari

Annoying episode. The reason why was during the Temple Games. Here, Kirk took the "furthest along" rule too far, Blue was obviously farther in the 1st Game. The 3rd game was weird too. The Blue Barracuda girl did nothing :roll:. There was a tie, but Kirk said Silver was furthest along and they get the full pendant. Blue should've won 2-1 but Silver won 1.5-0.5. I'd rather have Silver go on though, I couldn't imagine that Blue Barracuda girl in the Temple  :roll:. Gareth got really far in his time but he also fell victim to the one room away guard. Rinette was not a factor and no one really cares :roll:.
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Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 10, 2013, 07:45:27 PM
I knew Mata Hari was gonna show up on this list soon. It has the worst officiated temple game sequence I have ever seen. Though I doubt anyone would've won with the layout the Silver Snakes got. Not even the Blue Barracudas would've won unless they met all three temple guards. Can't really fault Gareth because he was a decent player, but Rinette was both too slow and clueless. :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 11, 2013, 12:16:01 AM
Even though the Silver Snakes didn't look like that good of a team in the temple, I think it was good for them to go over the Blue Barracudas. After watching that Blue Barracuda girl struggle in the team game, I would hate to see her in the temple. She probably would've been the new Lisa or Tia. :roll: As for the temple run, the one room away guard was pretty unfair. I also thought that Garrett did a decent job. He could've moved faster, but he made it one room away with some time left. Rinette, while having no chance of reaching the artifact, did NOT use her time wisely at all. She was walking through the temple, sat on the Throne Room chair for no reason, and took her sweet time in the Holes of Python. Overall, I think this is a good place for "Mata Hari". I do like the legend in this episode though and thought it was pretty memorable. ;)
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Post by: PurpleParrot319 on June 11, 2013, 12:27:06 AM
Quite surprised to see War Fan ranked so low. :?
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 11, 2013, 12:29:30 AM
Quite surprised to see War Fan ranked so low. :?

Same here. It wasn't the most exciting episode on the show, but I thought it would rank towards the middle pack of episode (60-70 range). I am still surprised we haven't seen Stone Marker or Silver Saddle Horn yet.  :o
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 11, 2013, 12:44:38 AM
Yeah, War Fan definitely should've ranked higher than rather boring episodes like Stone Marker and Hannibal. It's not Jeremy's fault the production error happened, or at least it was an accident. Plus, there were so many faulty doors on the first day of Season 3 anyways.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 11, 2013, 01:17:17 AM
I don't think Jeremy even was the one that locked the door either. I mean he bumped into it, but that shouldn't have locked the door though. I think the exact same door in the "William the Conqueror" run (right before War Fan) got stuck too, and I am sure Jonathan didn't bump into it. The producers should've been ashamed of the editing and gave Jeremy and Elise another chance. Although according to Jeremy's post on Youtube, the studio had a blackout. So I guess they already reran the run before the one we saw? But still, they could've postponed it like they did for Nathan Hale for whatever reason.

Also, I am surprised we haven't seen Charles Lindbergh either. Now that was a bad episode right there.  :o
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 11, 2013, 03:10:37 PM
#79: The Golden Pepperoni of Catherine de Medici

This was one of the more weirder episodes. The Moat and Temple Games were average, the Legend was definitely one of the worst. It's about how Catherine de Medici kept building too many castles and started to have nightmares after eating pepperoni or something like that :roll:, and don't get me started about The Great Linguini :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:. The run was intense, nailbiting, and ackward. Aqila passes the half pendant, goes back, grabs it, and uses it (rare use of half pendant only happened 4 other times). Time is starting to run out and Aqila enters the Room where the Pepperoni is but she instead passes it and goes down the Mineshaft. Then you hear Kirk yelling "GET THE PEPPERONI". How do you not know what the artifact is  :roll:. Chris went down on his knees after that.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 12, 2013, 12:48:24 AM
Golden Pepperoni wasn't even a bad episode at all.  :o It certainly can't be worse than "Sultan Suleiman" or "Charles Lindbergh". I actually enjoyed this whole episode, minus the stupid legend. The artifact is also a pretty WTF? choice. But the temple games were very exciting too. The temple run was also good and very memorable too. People also blow Aqila's performance way out of proportion and make her out to be a Karisa or Kim. She only had two minutes to herself in the temple and she cleared: Laser Light Room, Jester's Court, King's Storeroom, and the Shrine of the Silver Monkey. All of those rooms had actual objectives too. And she even found the half-pendant, where half of the teams in S2 missed it and had their runs cut short. Obviously Aqila could've moved faster, but they still probably wouldn't have won because she only had 2 minutes to herself with only 2 rooms cleared for her. The ending was a fail, but the best she would've done was grabbed the Pepperoni and have her time end in the Secret Password. It was still a good run and very memorable too from Kirk screaming to Chris falling on his knees.  :lol:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 12, 2013, 05:42:57 PM
#78: The Silk Sash of Mulan


What a dumb episode. There are two reasons why this episode sucks. One is the Green Monkey boy in this episode, man he was so annoying he makes the Green Monkeys look stupid  :roll:. Second is the Guards in this one. Someone must've gave them something illegal to make them all hyper. You should've seen the Laser Light Guard, he was so mad after Steven threw the Blocks at him, he was shouting "GIVE ME THE PENDANT!" :lol: . A very tricky layout and backtracking didn't help the Blue Barracudas here.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 13, 2013, 07:38:18 PM
#77: The Silver Horseshoe of Butch Cassidy

This is the second win eliminated. The reason was that Matt & Ashlie just scraped by each round. So much that Kirk dubbed them the Comeback kids. They were 4th in the Moat, then they got oh so lucky in the third game where Paula was falling off her horse at the last second but Kirk didn't count that. Orange eventually won the tiebreaker. The run was one of the easiest and IMO the Season 2 version of  :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:. So yeah, just a lucky team.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 13, 2013, 07:50:31 PM
Matt and Paula, silly. ;)
 
Interesting choice in ranking "Butch Cassidy" this low though. I am not a fan of this run and win by any means, but I definitely don't think it should be right above "Mulan". The episode was at least memorable and watchable from Matt sweeping the Steps of Knowledge to the controversial call in the final temple game. The win was pretty lame and easy though, and Paula was overrated indeed. But this episode is talked about a lot around here, and it should be above a couple of wins like " :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll: " and "Moccasins" at least... ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 14, 2013, 08:51:13 PM
#76: Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat

Well, here's a Green Monkey fan's worst nightmare. There are just a couple things worth mentioning. First is the Green Monkey girl imitating a horse :lol:. As much as I'm into horse racing, that's fine with me. The other thing I wish I didn't remember. Chris had Chokejob written all over him. He probably took the worst way out for Season 1. He starts taking the shortcut, but Kirk had to open his mouth and told Chris to use the bottom floor, which he did :roll:. I just hate this run. Everyone deserved the blame here :roll: :oops:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: NekoSuave on June 15, 2013, 04:42:51 AM
First is the Green Monkey girl imitating a horse :lol:.

Blue Barracuda girl, actually.

And this episode deserved to be ranked low. Nothing memorable about this one, aside from the horse thing, the Temple Run, and, for me at least, the Green Monkey boy stomping on the marking during the Steps of Knowledge. What can I say, I'm easily amused.  :D
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 15, 2013, 02:09:24 PM
Yeah, Lost Lariat was a pretty disappointing in experience general and had the potential to be a good episode. The artifact had to be the most uninspiring and bland artifact on the show.  :shock: Also, the Blue Barracuda girl's imitation of a horse was very good. She looked pretty embarrassed too after she was done.  :lol: The temple run is pretty unique and frustrating. Colleen, Kirk, and Chris were all responsible for the loss. But I still think Chris should get most of the blame though. Colleen traveled through five rooms in 30 seconds, and all Chris had to do was assemble the Silver Monkey and ride the elevator. Even after grabbing the Lost Lariat with 53 seconds, Chris still can't get the artifact out of the temple. I don't mind seeing this episode low, but I hope to see Hannibal and Stone Marker on this list soon. ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 15, 2013, 07:16:00 PM
#75: The Mystical Spellbook of the Imperial Wizard

Average episode here. Before I get to the Legend *breathes in, breathes out X6* now I'm ready. This is the most racial legend of all of them. Ling Ling was alright for a person but the producers took it too far with Wing Ding & Ring Ling :roll:. Not every Chinese person ends with "ing" :roll: :roll: :roll:. The run was sub-par because according to the interview by Katie, Jared wanted to go first after saying that Katie went first in the previous rounds, and he blew it by going slow. Katie somehow got to where he left off as time expired.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 16, 2013, 06:31:05 PM
#74: The Electrified Key of Benjamin Franklin

This was one episode that also had Chokejob written on it. The Green Monkey Boy kept stomping early and interrupting early. Then in the Tiebreaker well I'll do it like this

Kirk: Olmec, tell us the final question
Olmec: During the Revolutionary War, did Benjamin Franklin serve as Ambassador to
*Green Monkey Boy rings in before the word to is said*
Kirk: Green Monkeys
Green Monkey Boy: AMBASSADOR! AMBASSADOR!
Kirk: It's Ambassador
Olmec: That is incorrect
*Peter asks to finish the question*
Olmec: Did Benjamin Franklin serve as ambassador to Spain, France or...
*As the Green Monkey puts his head down in disgust, Blue rings in*
Peter: France
Olmec: That is Correct
Kirk: The Blue Barracudas are going to the Temple!

Yeah, Karma came back to bite his ass.  :roll: As for the run, Peter blows it from being a victory by a trip to Medusa's Lair.


Personally, I find this to be the odd one out on the four tiebreaker day.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 16, 2013, 07:17:44 PM
Yeah, "Benjamin Franklin" was definitely the odd man out of the whole production day on the show. Although people don't seem to like this episode, but I found it pretty enjoyable. Obviously it doesn't have the same charm as the other episodes that day, but still was memorable and had some exciting moments. There was also too many fails in this episode, from the Green Monkeys tiebreaker fail to the Blue Barracudas in the temple. Although the Green Monkeys deserved to lose after trying to answer that tiebreaker prematurely. The temple run really should've been a win, but Peter blew it by beelining for the direct path. I always thought it was lame how he thought the Throne Room would open from the Pit. Really, Peter? Do you really think it was going to be that easy? Michelle was pretty smart, but she could've picked the pace up a bit. If this team won in the temple, this would've been a solid and the best production days hands down. Plus, we would've had both the first center of the temple and bottom of the central shaft victory all in one day!

And didn't Michelle answer the tiebreaker question?  ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 17, 2013, 06:06:27 PM
#73: The Silver Saddle Horn of Hannibal

There is nothing much I remember from this episode. Hell, I even forget it exists half the time :?. This was the one where I think the Green Monkey boy was British. The rare distance temple game was used. The run was forgettable too.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 17, 2013, 10:46:35 PM
Another thing to mention about Silver Saddle Horn was that it was the longest recorded moat on the show. Not the longest moat taken to complete, but the longest moat on tape. I am surprised this episode ranked this high too. The temple run was definitely disappointing, but I blame the stupid Treasure Chest for not working. Vicky would've probably had a solo victory if she stayed low.  :?
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 18, 2013, 10:59:12 AM
Here are the next 2 days worth

#72: Wild Bill Hickok & the Dead Man's Hand

This was one of the first episodes recorded. The best thing in this episode was one of the Steps answers when the infamous "Colonel Sanders" answer was given :lol:. Sanders had nothing to do with Wild Bill, he started KFC  :roll:. Also, Josh did take a groin shot during the third game :lol:. The run was too hard and the players couldn't take it.


#71: The Stone Marker of Leif Erikson
[insert episode description here] Yep, that's why it won Most Forgettable Legends Episode. :P
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 20, 2013, 04:51:29 PM
#70: The Lost Logbooks of Magellan

Well, this was also forgettable. There were a couple things worth pointing out. 1 is a rare Blue/Orange matchup. 2 is how the Blue Barracudas got ripped by the Room of Harmonic Convergence dead end. And 3 The Silver Monkey assemble took forever, hell I think it took longer than Kim :oops:.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 21, 2013, 01:19:02 AM
Yes, Jessica did have the longest Silver Monkey assembly ever on the show. And the whole Harmonic Convergence deadend was sort of the Blue Barracudas fault. I can forgive Robert for running into that room, but definitely not Jessica though. If she saw the room was the dead end for her partner, what made her think that it would be any different for her? Honestly, she was a bad player. She was slow, ran into a dead end for no reason, and took a long time with the Silver Monkey. Although Kelly (Montezuma) and Larry (Mary Shelley) would've had longer Silver Monkey assemblies if they actually completed theirs. :P And the rest of the episode is boring and so forgettable. The only other note is the rare Orange/Blue with Blue actually winning. I forget that "Magellan" is even an episode half of the time.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 21, 2013, 01:27:07 AM
Yeah, Magellan is a very forgettable episode. And so is Stone Marker for that matter.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 21, 2013, 07:31:50 PM
#69: The Upside Down Compass of Henry Hudson

If an artifact is in the Dark Forest, you know the team will have a hard time. Here was no exception. This is another forgettable episode and was poorly edited. So poorly, that they showed the monkey torso falling off :roll:.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 22, 2013, 12:56:44 AM
Well, the whole episode wasn't poorly edited, just that one shot at the last couple of seconds of the run. Although I wonder how Derek managed to drop the torso piece with two seconds? I guess he was scrambling to get the Silver Monkey together and just fumbled it over the edge? Other than that, "Henry Hudson" was just plain average. But the Purple Parrots were very dominant before the temple run though including sweeping the temple games. Sherra and Randy look alike also. :P And while the episode was not very exciting, it was by far the best episode on a day made of Snow Cone, Marble Armrest, and Jedediah Smith.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 22, 2013, 09:32:39 PM
#68: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa

This was another interesting Season 1 episodes. This was also went to a Tiebreaker as well. There was a weird moment at the beginning of the run where Chris went in the passage between the Cave of Sighs & Olmec :lol:. Chris ran into a bad detour into the Heart Room. Tracy was still able to grab the artifact (in the Treasure Room :roll:) and ran out of time shortly after.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Bandit King on June 22, 2013, 10:07:50 PM
Just wondering...Are any of these analyses going to be POSITIVE? :lol:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 22, 2013, 10:16:42 PM
I'm kind of surprised to see Atahualpa rank this low. I found the episode to be very exciting, despite all Chris' detours in the temple run.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 23, 2013, 01:18:05 AM
Yeah, Atahualpa was one of the better episodes from S1. From the unique and funny temple games to the rather exciting temple run, I expected to see this one rank much higher.  :? I definitely don't think "Charles Lindbergh" or "Lost Taj Mahal Turban" should be above this one.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 23, 2013, 04:56:25 PM
#67: The Sacred Ring of Sultan Suleiman

This was another one of those average episodes. There were only two things I remember. The Temple Games had an ultra rare experience where the First Game & the Third Game were kinda linked. The First Game was to get the ring off, the second was just the water squirt game :roll:, the third was to put the same ring on the finger. The run was sub-par. Brian made a deadly mistake by not trying the Crypt doors first and went to the Ledges where a Temple Guard awaited. The Ledges was also a dead-end. The layout was also unusual, I'm not sure if the team was to access the Dark Forest from the Shrine, Lightning Room, & Mineshaft; or Medusa's Lair, the Laser Light Room, & the Swamp. Either way, the team was bad.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 24, 2013, 11:23:05 PM
#66: The Bonnet of Dolley Madison

Here is a better episode. The Legend was the closes we've ever got to a President, we got a First Lady though :P. The run was average, Shem blew it by a trip to the Ledges, but he had one of the fastest completions of the Stone Column. Ashley had trouble in the Dark Forest, but later got the artifact... Then she did absolutely nothing.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Silver Monkey on June 24, 2013, 11:23:46 PM
Matt, not Shem. ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 24, 2013, 11:31:59 PM
Dolley Madison this low? It was a very fun episode from the unique temple games to the Orange Iguanas domination! I thought the temple run was very exciting too. People exaggerate on how bad Matt and Ashlie performed. They were a great team that lost due to a bad decision by Ashlie. But other than that, this was a good and one of the few Orange Iguana episodes I like. I don't think it should be lower than some average episodes like Empress Theodora or Butch Cassidy who haven't even appeared on this list next.  :cry: I would give this episode an 8/10 overall. It was a great watch! :mrorange:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 25, 2013, 12:30:00 AM
Butch Cassidy already appeared on the list.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 25, 2013, 08:40:18 PM
#65: Robin Hood & Marian's Ladder

Oh, look what we have here, it's  :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:! But some of the earlier rounds were good. Jeremy & Erica were strong before the Temple which did include 1st in the Moat, 1st in the Steps, 2 Pendants & Won (the other team that did this was 100,000 times better :roll:) Now the run is how this episode got the  :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:. The run had buttons galore to the artifact. So much that there was no real objective. Jeremy's celebration was stupid too :roll: :roll: :roll:. Also during the Steps, the Blue Barracudas had stupid answers like "Robin Hood & Marian's Ladder" (when it has nothing to do with the question) and "Bow and Arrow skills" :roll:
Verdict: Episode renamed to  :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 25, 2013, 08:47:30 PM
To be honest, the "Bow and Arrow Skills" answers should've been correct. If this was S2 or S3, then I am pretty sure the producers would've accepted it. But still, the "Robin Hood and Marian's Ladder" answer was dumb. It had nothing to do with the question. :o The temple win though is very lame. Aside from the win, the rest of of the episode is pretty good. I find it hard to believe that Jeremy actually has 10,000+ sports cards.  :shock: That is what he said in his interview. The temple win is so lame though. I actually don't mind Erica at all though. She made it through 5 rooms in under a minute and that included the Wheel Room, which was an actual objective in my eyes. Jeremy was pretty bad though. It took him almost 1:30 to reach the Silk Ladder and bring it back to the temple gates. All he had to do was press two buttons, but he moves like a slowpoke and looks lost. I hate his stupid victory celebration also.  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  He literally slows down when he gets to the temple gate. Congrats Jeremy, you just won the easiest temple layout ever.  :afro: This is the worst win on the show, and even John and Tia would've won it.  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  There is nothing accomplishing about it at all.  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:

The whole episode altogether though is pretty good. I would watch it over Shaka Zulu and Geronimo though. (Not the win though, that is definitely the worst win ever  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll: )
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 26, 2013, 11:37:04 PM
#64: The Red Sash of Tokugawa Ieyasu

This was exciting and weird at the same time. I'll start at the episode's weak point. The Legend was going good UNTIL "I'm Grounded for 2 Weeks with no TV?!" :roll:. Seriously, not even a 5 year old will believe that :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:. The Run was the exciting part, but weird. The Shrine/Password door was left open. Why was that? There was a close finish, but the team was just a few feet away.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 27, 2013, 11:45:06 PM
#63: The Thornwood Gavel of Judge Roy Bean

Average and forgettable fits this episode clearly. The Temple Games were the best part. Kelli brings the run down by not knowing what to do. At least Mike was good.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 28, 2013, 09:59:21 PM
#62: The Missing Eye of David

This episode was great with just a disappointing ending. The Silver Snakes were a very strong team that got ripped off in the Temple due to a complicated location of the Half-Pendant. I would have to believe this was the steps where the "Uh, a Scafolding?" answer was given. Also, 4 way tie on last step.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 29, 2013, 01:44:11 AM
Missing Eye was a pretty unique episode and I actually like this one. From the 4-way tie on the second to last Step, to the memorable temple games, it was very quirky for sure. :lol: The temple run was also quirky too, and I do think Michael and Emily got shafted with the half-pendant location. I mean do you really expect them to find it in Medusa's Lair? Not to mention, the other 1.5 pendants runs that day (Enormous Iron Nose Ring and Ahmed Baba) both have their half-pendants in plain view. They would've won too if they found that half-pendant. It was a pretty solid episode, despite the disappointing outcome. Also, "Um, a scaffolding?"  :P  :mrsilver:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 29, 2013, 05:26:42 PM
#61: The Pendant of Kamehameha

To conclude the first half, I have the episode that was the 120th I saw ;). This had more excitement than people actually think. The Temple Games were interesting and it did come down to a tiebreaker. The run was ackward. Tina entered the wrong entrance room (could've been deadly, they only had 1 pendant), but that wasn't the ackward part. As Tina goes down the ladder to the Dungeon and plows through the wall to the Tomb trying to find the key, a Temple Guard emerges from the DUNGEON to take Tina out. I'm assuming this Guard was either drunk or sleeping on the job :lol:.


And with that we're halfway there :)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 30, 2013, 09:52:44 PM
#60: The Golden Cup of Belshazzar

This is the first episode that I saw. Not good, not bad, but average. The episode was also famous for having the run postponed. There was also a bad dead end in the Room of Harmonic Convergence, which really threw the team off. The run was awkward but that's what most of the season 1 runs were.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 01, 2013, 04:51:56 PM
#59: The Moccasins of Geronimo[/color][/b]

Here's another episode where the run is the only thing I remember. The run was a win but I hate it. Mitchell had an easy layout and even got luckier with the Treasure Chest working. He even tried doing the Monkey after grabbing the Moccasins. :roll: Overall, bad win.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 01, 2013, 06:49:01 PM
Geronimo is a lame episode and I am surprised you didn't rank it much lower. I am pretty sure when PPF ranked this episode, it got a score of 5/10. I remember hardly anything about the earlier rounds. The temple win is overrated and Mitchell is probably the most overrated contestant. Props for him for using the Treasure Chest, but was it really part of his strategy or was it dumb luck that it worked for him for that one day? He wasn't that great anyways and him assembling the Silver Monkey at the end was laughable.  :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on July 01, 2013, 07:58:33 PM
Yeah, the episode got a 5.2 average when I ranked it. For an episode that features a quick win, it's incredibly lame and overrated.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 02, 2013, 09:07:31 PM
#58: The Pearl Necklace of Gwalior

This one is also one of those episodes where the run is the only thing I remember. The run was like a Season 3 version of Blue Pearl. Dawn went down the Pharoah's Secret Passage, and made a desperate move for the artifact, but came just short.  :idea: Oh now I remember something! The Moat was way too easy. So easy, in fact that after that Moat, they changed it for the other 3 episodes that day. And the Green Monkeys in this episode were actually a temple team in a fanfic (correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it was TBK's fanfic).
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Bandit King on July 02, 2013, 10:54:06 PM
"Pearl Necklace" was pretty lackluster except for the nail-biter of a run. Surprised to see it this high, though.

And yep, the Green Monkeys in this episode share their names with the winning team in the Rebirth episode "The Infamous Lion Skin of the Tsavo Hunter" (http://phantomstemple.us.to/index.php?topic=1645.0) (the first one I ever wrote, as a matter of fact)! The weird thing is, though, I had no idea of that when I first wrote it! I actually named the contestants Ashleigh and Joseph after two of my younger cousins. :lol:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 02, 2013, 10:59:50 PM
Didn't the Blue Barracuda girl's name in Belle Boyd was spelled Ashleigh also? Same way.

And yeah, I don't remember much about Gwalior. I do remember the legend vaguely and the temple win was exciting like mentioned above. If Ryan and Dawn moved faster, they would've reached the Pearl Necklace and might've actually won. Although their path wasn't easy by any means either. I would've put this episode slightly lower, but I don't mind seeing it that high.  :mrblue:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on July 03, 2013, 08:58:53 AM
No, the Blue Barracuda girl was named Ashley. And her partner looked just like John from Cricket Cage, AND shared the same name. As for Gwalior, this episode is just boring. The temple run and extremely short moat is literally the only thing I remember about this episode.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 03, 2013, 07:15:13 PM
#57: The Bent Shaving Pan of Jedidiah Smith

Another forgettable episode here. Who's Brian? Who's Irish? The run was bad because the players were going so slow. Also TAW's image is when Irish is captured!
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on July 03, 2013, 09:36:19 PM
Bent Shaving Pan is by far the most forgettable episode ever. I remember next to nothing about this episode other than the tiebreaker and Irish's one room away capture. And Brian has got to be by far one of the worst second runners on the show. I don't care how much time he had left on the clock. It should never take you 30 seconds to reach the Dark Forest, as the second player.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on July 03, 2013, 09:51:52 PM
So there's nothing worth mentioning in Bent Shaving Pan, yet it's somehow in the top half of Legends episodes? I really don't understand this. :|
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on July 03, 2013, 09:56:22 PM
It's a forgettable episode, and doesn't deserve to make it past the barely Top 60 mark. While it should've ranked lower, I agree with the spot it was on anyways. I don't understand why people have sympathy for this episode. I don't even remember this Orange Iguana team. And both players were way too slow. Why shouldn't it rank any better/worse than it is?
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on July 03, 2013, 10:04:11 PM
King Tut ranked lower than Bent Shaving Pan. No reason for that. Silver Horseshoe was better and it's been ranked low too. I don't know, I just feel that some episodes are getting ranked too low or too high when they don't deserve it.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 03, 2013, 10:16:21 PM
I am honestly surprised to see Bent Shaving Pan ranked that high. There is no way it should be above a good quality Orange Iguana episode like "Dolley Madison". If anything, this episode should be in the 80's-90's range IMO. It's such a boring episode with nothing memorable about it. And the temple run was not that great either. I could see how some people like this episode, but there is no way that this should be above Red Sash, Dolley Madison, Cobra Staff, Missing Eye, and Butch Cassidy, who actually are memorable and decent. I would give Bent Shaving Pan a 3/10 in all honesty.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 04, 2013, 06:55:57 PM
#56: The Ivory Elephant of Scheherazade

This area on the countdown is starting to feel like forgettable valley. There is simply nothing memorable here and it is one of the least talked about episodes on here. I don't think this episode was brought up ever since it was on the Rate the Legends episodes. I do remember how Monica had really long hair, Brad failing to notice the Dark Forest door, and the hard layout.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on July 04, 2013, 10:53:23 PM
The layout really wasn't hard at all. They made it harder for themselves for not taking shortcuts, and for moving like slow moving rocks. The rest of the episode is completely forgettable too. I really don't remember anything about it other than Monica's waist length hair.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 05, 2013, 01:08:28 PM
"Ivory Elephant" was another very forgettable episode like "Jedediah Smith". However, I found "Ivory Elephant" to be more exciting at least. I do remember the legend though about how Scheherezade told a story every night to prevent her husband from killing her. And yeah, Brad and Monica brought the hard layout on themselves. Unlike "Hans Holbein" and "Robert the Bruce", these two had the option of taking the Shrine-Dark Forest shortcut. Plus, Monica spent a long time in the Ledges and took too long to assemble the Stone Column. And Brad didn't take any shortcuts and made that detour into the Ledges. If they didn't make those mistakes, they could've grabbed the Ivory Elephant. I don't find this episode to be too bad though, just very forgettable. And I do remember that this was the last episode TMH needed for completion on his site.  :mrblue:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 05, 2013, 06:34:27 PM
#55: Henry VIII's Great Seal

Finally, one that I can remember! :P This was one of the better episodes on the first season. Close Moat, interesting legend, & competitive Temple Games. The run, however, is funny. The Temple Guards must've drank Red Bull before the run!  :lol: They were scaring the Silver Snakes! Shay got so startled by the Heart Room guard, she went back to the Throne Room! Nick, however gets the award for Best Temple Guard reaction. When the Temple Guard got him in the Tomb of Ancient Kings, he jumped out of the Temple!!  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I still can't get over that moment. Even Kirk mentioned that moment in the radio interview!
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on July 06, 2013, 02:04:10 PM
Kind of surprised to see Henry VIII rank this low. I thought it would've been Top 30 at least. Anyways, it was a great episode. I remember Kirk said in his radio interview that Nick jumped out of the Ledges, when he really meant the Tomb of the Ancient Kings. I guess even after all these years, Kirk can still make Fogg Ups. ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 06, 2013, 06:50:43 PM
#54: The Helmet of Joan of Arc

Welcome back to forgettable territory. Another episode where I don't remember much about. There are just two things that I remember. One is that there were two Amanda s in the Temple Games. Another is that the Torch objective was completed, a feat only accomplished twice.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 06, 2013, 06:51:36 PM
Great Seal was a classic episode and I was surprised when some people were disappointed to see T90'sAAT airing that the first time around. All of the rounds were fun and great to watch. The legend was memorable for the producers over-exaggerating on Henry VIII's size (I think they said that they buried him in a coffin the size of a piano?). The temple games were memorable for Nick knocking Kirk down and for Shay's temple game interview. The temple run was also a pretty exciting loss. Between the over-the-top temple guards and Nick jumping out of the temple, it was definitely an eventful temple run.  :lol: Like PPF said, I wouldn't have mind to see this episode rank very high. I would've ranked "Kamehameha" also a little closer to Great Seal also. I love this episode, and I would give it an 8.5/10.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Bandit King on July 06, 2013, 08:25:16 PM
No offense, but I really don't get this. If "Henry VIII" is more memorable to you, then why didn't you rank it ahead of "Joan of Arc"? :?
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 07, 2013, 07:52:36 PM
#53: The Broken Wing of Icarus

This here is by far a stressful episode. There was a weird moment in the third game. This was the only time the audience noticed a Fogg Up. When Kirk was counting the last game, he said the Silver Snakes tied it, making the score 2-1 Green, but really Silver had two more. Kirk realized this and counted those 2, sending the teams to the tiebreaker. That set up one of the biggest Tiebreaker fails. Seriously, when did Mt. Olympus have anything to do with Atlantis :roll: :roll: :roll:. The Green Monkeys get a lucky break. Jason was average in the Temple, but made some really bad mistakes. He went to the Observatory after completing the King's Storeroom, went to the Temple Guard door in the Shrine, STOPPED in the Observatory, and had a really bad exit plan.


Verdict: Same story as the The Tackle (if you don't know football, the Tackle was in Super Bowl XXXIV when Mike Jones of the Rams tackled Kevin Dyson of the Titans at the one yard line) Jason falls one yard short. It was unbelievable! Even Kirk didn't believe it.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on July 07, 2013, 08:06:23 PM
The Broken Wing temple run is so frustrating. Jason had the whole thing in the bag, but he blew it. This could've easily been avoided if he didn't hesitate so much. The rest of the episode was pretty exciting though, and it was neck and neck competition between the Green Monkeys and the Silver Snakes. Though how do you miss an easy tiebreaker question that has to do with Atlantis?
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 08, 2013, 07:32:19 PM
The is no reason why Jason couldn't pull it off. If Olivia-Emma can bring her artifact back to the temple gate with 15 seconds less than Jason, there is no reason why he couldn't do it either. And Olivia-Emma was one room further away than Jason. Even Tarrah from "Freydis" brang her artifact out after taking a nasty fall. Jason deserved to lose after that horrible exit plan. As for the rest of the episode, is was definitely a good watch. The Silver Snakes and Green Monkeys were neck and neck all day long. The legend was interesting and the temple games were fun. But it was laughable the Silver Snakes got that tiebreaker question wrong. I am sure any 8-year old would've known the answer was Atlantis. But the Green Monkeys seemed like the more deserving team, so I am glad they went to the temple.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 08, 2013, 08:10:19 PM
#52: Alexander & the Gordian Knot

[TRJ please add details] ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on July 08, 2013, 08:23:23 PM
No episode description? ;) Not that I blame you, since Gordian Knot was such a forgettable episode. Like most Orange Iguana episodes are.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 08, 2013, 11:02:38 PM
Here is my description for Gordian Knot :P

"......."

There is not a lot to say about it at all. I do remember Tim and Retina being in a different episode and the legend about the Gordian Knot is actually a real story. So the producers didn't make up some random tangled rope as an artifact. :P The temple run is just like "Joan of Arc" where Tim was fast and didn't last long. But Retina was slow and took the slow Well bucket. They probably would've reached the Gordian Knot had Retina tried a shortcut.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 09, 2013, 08:37:08 PM
#51: The Mask of the Man in the Iron Mask
This one I also remember just the run. Danielle really blew the whole run by going to Medusa's Lair when it would obviously be a dead end. But I have to admit though, Justin's head first dive in the rock wall was amazing :lol:. I just wish this run was a win.


With that said, we have 50 to go :D
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 09, 2013, 08:44:34 PM
Iron Mask is actually not a bad episode at all, just forgettable. The legend was very interesting though as was the artifact. Justin and Danielle were very strong in the temple games too. Especially in their individual games. This episode also had the awkward "The key to the game... is the key", which was a reference to Justin's temple game where they had to collect keys. The keys also looked very similar to the Electrified Key artifact. :o The team screwed up during the temple run when Danielle went up into Medusa's Lair. Had she not done that, then she would've had a solo win similar to "Ahmed Baba". And she moved faster than Shane too, so I would say her win would've been more exciting. Justin also had the totally unnecessary head first slide into the Mine Shaft also.  :lol: Although when I recently rewatched this temple run, I noticed how annoying Justin was when he was rooting for Danielle.  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:

Other than that, it was pretty forgettable. But definitely not a bad episode. ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 11, 2013, 09:14:15 PM
Forgot to do it yesterday, so here is 2

#50: Ponce De Leon & the Lost Fountain of Youth

Pretty forgettable episode. It's the only one where the artifact's name isn't in it. The First Temple Game was probably the best use of it all season. The run was the Season 1 version of Discarded Seal and the Green Monkeys were no match for it.

#49: The Bone Necklace of the Blackfeet Chief

Also not remembered much. It was the only time the Purple Parrots beat the Red Jaguars. The team moved at average pace, but did good enough to get the artifact.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on July 11, 2013, 10:38:31 PM
I don't think Ponce de Leon can be compared to Discarded Seal to be honest. In Discarded Seal, Elisa and Travis lost because their layout was impossible, and didn't make ANY mistakes. In Ponce De Leon, James brought the loss on himself by adding extra rooms to his path. Plus, if he had started in the Cave instead of the Gargoyle Room, he would've been taken out sooner. Then the third temple guard wouldn't have mattered. And Jessica was just a lost cause, period. Neither temple run is identical to each other at all.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 13, 2013, 07:13:30 AM
Another 2

#48: The Paintbrush of Leonardo Da Vinci

This episode was a lot better than it's almost identical twin, Stone Marker. There was a 4-way tie at the last step.  :o The run is almost exactly like Stone Marker which is not a good thing, but Stone Marker came after, but the layout in both was stupid.


#47: The Bullet Riddled Handbag of Belle Boyd


This was a really unusual episode for two reasons. One is that the Blue Barracuda boy looked exactly like John from Golden Cricket Cage.... and was named John! :shock: Please god no :oops: :oops: :oops:. The second is the hard layout. But I think Matthew & Leah did that themselves.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 13, 2013, 01:19:12 PM
Leonardo Da Vinci was a pretty forgettable episode. While it was more memorable then "Stone Marker", it still wasn't that exciting or great. I would give this episode a 5/10 and place it closer to Stone Marker.

Belle Boyd is a pretty exciting episode though. Interesting legend, close temple games, and the temple run is very exciting. Leah and Matthew put up a great effort and it was almost like the "Ivan the Terrible" layout. Too bad they loss, but I like this episode a lot. It is kind of forgettable though. And I don't think that is really John from Golden Cricket Cage either. ;) If it really was him, we should give Leah and Matthew a big thank you for not letting him go to the temple. :P
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on July 13, 2013, 03:55:11 PM
That was NOT John from Cricket Cage. They don't allow contestants who already made it to the temple on another season to come back again. Not him.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 14, 2013, 05:36:02 PM
#46: The Missing Weathermaps of Charles Lindbergh

Wait, I know what you're thinking. Doesn't this episode suck? I say, just the final minute in the run. Just like TPP likes Little John, this is how I like Charles Lindbergh. The legend was one of the best and that it was the only one that used video. Nick & Kim even swept their games. Nick did really good in the Temple. Kim however choked in the final minute. First she detoured in the Observatory, then fucked the Silver Monkey badly, then retreated to the Room of the Secret Password, then finally to the Dark Forest to come up a few feet short.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 15, 2013, 02:15:28 AM
As a Red Jaguars fan, I never really cared for this episode. Truth be told, "Charles Lindbergh" was not a bad episode at all. Like you said, it was pretty good up until the temple run. The legend segment is VERY interesting for the live footage that was used. I wish Legends did this for more of their legends. I am surprised they didn't in S3? That makes this episode unique.  I remember the temple games for both players being named Kim and the Red Jaguars sweeping. Kim actually looked good in the temple games too. The temple run was reallly bad though, even if the team came close. Kim didn't just choke the final minute of her run either. She choked the second she set foot into Olmec's temple. She was a very bad player. She was so slow, confused, backtrack into the Observatory, and struggled badly with the Silver Monkey. She had 2:00+ minutes to herself to reach the Dark Forest, but she screwed it all up. She was the second worst S2 player after Claude. This bad temple run really brang this episode down. This might've ranked up there with the best Red Jaguars run if Nick and Kim won. Nick was a beast, but Kim was an embarrasment.  :roll:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 15, 2013, 10:27:08 PM
#45: The Jeweled Necklace of Montezuma

Did you bring your baseball glove? You might need it. There were a couple memorable reason. First, the artifact was designed by a kindergardener  :roll:. Second, Kevin made the unnessary detour to Medusa's Lair. Third (now put your glove on) Kelly dropped the Middle monkey piece! :roll: A temple spirit got it and threw it back... yet she still couldn't get it fully assembled :roll:.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 16, 2013, 06:28:32 PM
#44: The Useless Map of the Chibcha Chieftain

This episode I hardly watch, which I don't know why. It's a good episode because Jared & Hallie were a great team that ran into bad luck. They were caught with 1:23 to go and they only had 1 Pendant. They however did miss the King's Storeroom door.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on July 17, 2013, 03:27:50 PM
Jeweled Necklace was a decent episode. Though this team would've had a much better chance at winning if Kevin didn't constantly beeline a direct path, and if Kelly didn't fail with the monkey so badly. And Useless Map was one of the more forgettable episodes, like most Orange Iguanas temple runs are. Hallie and Jared were a good team, they just encountered some bad luck.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 17, 2013, 04:09:57 PM
It was too bad Jared and Hallie didn't win their final temple game in "Useless Map". Otherwise, they would've gone to the temple with two pendants and the third temple guard wouldn't have been a problem. If Hallie stayed at the top of the temple also, then they would've avoided triple capture and saved time for the entire central shaft. I think they would've had a legit shot at reaching the Dark Forest too with this strategy. Too bad.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 17, 2013, 08:29:20 PM
#43: The Mummified Hand of the Egyptian King

This was an awkward episode. First, the Legend was stupid. It was like a story from Are You Afraid of the Dark. And don't get me started on Achmed & Nachmed.  :roll: :roll: The run was weird because Maggie fumbled her pendant in the Pit and got taken out. Josh found it, then strayed from the path. If he stayed on the path, they would've won!
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 18, 2013, 04:58:27 PM
#42: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary

This was a great episode but just didn't have enough to crack the top 1/3. Danny & Tara were great and they recorded the first sweep on the show. The hard part was the layout. It was really ugly. [off topic]If you notice during the run, the Shrine temple guard door is left open[/off topic] Tara was forced to go to the Well to the Torch Room, where the Medal was located. Bad thing was that Tara choked and went down the Central Shaft, making sure this would be a loss. It's too bad because Sir Edmund Hillary was living at the time.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 19, 2013, 05:49:08 PM
#41: The Crown of Queen Nzinga

*tried to point something out other than 3 straight guards and Renee missing the half pendant, but can't*

Now we're in the top 40!
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 19, 2013, 06:23:33 PM
Wow, I am very surprised that Nzinga got this far. :o I couldn't find anything good to say about it. The earlier rounds were boring and mediocre, and the temple run was complete crap. Renee had two easy options of plowing through the wall or finding the half-pendant, and she does neither. This episode definitely belongs in the bottom 30, and not above Belle Boyd or Sir Edmund Hillary.  :cry:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on July 19, 2013, 07:05:26 PM
Yeah, Nzinga doesn't belong in the Top 40 at all. It should've been like #80. One of the worst episodes in the history of the show. Renee could've just plowed through the wall, if it was breakable that is. I was rooting for the Purple Parrots in the temple game. :(
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 20, 2013, 06:40:31 AM
Since we have 40 episodes, here they are in the production order.

Galileo's Cannonball
John Sutter & the Map to the Lost Gold Mine
The Star of Sultan Saladin
The Helmet of Genghis Khan
The Trojan Horseshoe
The Belly Button of Buddha
The Dragon Lady & the Blue Pearl
Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress
The Collar of Davy Crockett
The Snake Bracelet of Cleopatra
The Diary of Dr. Livingstone
The Mush Pot Hat of Johnny Appleseed
The Imperial Purple Robe of Empress Theodora
The Lucky Medallion of Atocha
The Applewood Amulet of Emiliano Zapata
The Lucky Pillow of Annie Taylor
The Enormous Iron Nose Ring of Babe
The Very Tall Turban of Ahmed Baba
The Two Cornered Hat of Napoleon
The Leopard Skin Cloak of Annie Oakley
The Snakeskin Boots of Billy the Kid
The Golden Earring of Henry Morgan
The Milk Bucket of Freydis
The Levitating Dog Leash of Nostradamus
The Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl
The Comet Embroidered Battle Flag of William the Conqueror
The Much Heralded Helmet of Sir Gawain
The Lion Headed Bracelet of Chandragupta
The Secret Map of the Bandit Queen
The Discarded Seal of Ivan the Terrible
The Ivory Hunting Horn of Roland
The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
The Lost Hornpipe of the Pirate Captain
The Mussel Shell Armor of Apanuugpak
The Metal Beard of the Egyptian Queen
The Lost Taj Mahal Turban of Aurangzeb
The Jeweled Scabbard of Sforza
The Good Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie
The Ruby Earring of BENZIBAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Jewel Encrusted Egg of Catherine the Great
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 20, 2013, 04:10:38 PM
#40 The Imperial Purple Robe of Empress Theodora

Interesting episode as we kick off the top 40. This was the closest we ever got to a Two Pendant Tiebreaker. The run was also interesting because the wall didn't breakdown, that was only the second out of two times, the other was a disaster. :roll: The run was a nail bitter, because the stupid elevator is slow and it stopped preventing Josh getting the Robe. They should've given them the second prize because of that. Now, could the wall be broken down from the other side? :?
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 20, 2013, 09:11:34 PM
I definitely agree with your position for "Empress Theodora". It was a pretty interesting episode IMO at least. The moat wasn't as painful as the later two episodes (Spanish King and Evil King) and it also featured Jim and Kristen from "Polynesian Girl".  :mrsilver: The temple games were very close. So close that it was almost a 2-2 tiebreaker. :o The temple run was average, but also sort of a nail biter. The ending was similar to "Blue Pearl", but just not as exciting. Maybe it was because both players moved too slow and Josh should've let the elevator finish descending. All in all, it was an above average episode.

And to answer your question, I do think the wall would've broken down for Josh. ;) I think it was only sealed on one side of the room and not the other.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 22, 2013, 12:24:14 PM
Forgot to post here yesterday so 2 today

#39: The Lost Taj Mahal Turban of Aurangzeb

This was a mix between Imperial Wizard & Robert the Bruce. It gets the Imperial Wizard side for two reasons. First, the Legend featured someone named Needmore Rupees.  :roll: Also, the layout was tricky too. It gets the Robert the Bruce side because the team passed half pendant and got caught. Also, this was the longest triple capture. Also the last guard was in the Quicksand Bog, same location as Robert the Bruce.

#38: The Comet Embroided Battle Flag of William the Conqueror

There are 50 letters in the longest title for an episode! Olivia & Jonathan were a good team that even swept the games, but made two crucial errors. Olivia tried climbing the pit, but the only door open was the Tomb. Jonathan overlooked the door to the Chamber & tried each Ancient Warrior twice. That was why this was a reached artifact episode instead of a victory. Still, they got a Center of the Room artifact grabbed!  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 22, 2013, 01:06:38 PM
Lost Taj Mahal Turban is a pretty good episode, even if it was forgettable. You're right about the similarities between "Imperial Wizard" and "Robert the Bruce", but I think it is more similar to "Imperial Wizard" altogether. Dumb legend, almost exact same temple layout, Green Monkeys run, and the temple run ends one room away from the artifact. Chrystine and Dean were a pretty good team also. Too bad Chrystine didn't find her half-pendant in the Pit. Even though she obviously looked for it there. I like this episode and I have no problems with this triple capture. There was much worse than this one.

William the Conqueror was another good Green Monkeys episode. The episode title was way too fancy and long though. Couldn't "The Battle Flag of William the Conqueror" work? :roll: The earlier rounds of the episode were good, and Jonathan and Olivia were dominant in the temple games. The temple loss was very exciting too, and both of them came close escaping with a center of the temple win. Too bad they didn't win though, but it was a great effort. They should be happy that they even reached the Chamber artifact. Overall, I like this episode a lot. Would've ranked much higher if they won. And Jonathan really should've untucked his shirt from his pants in the temple. It made him look a little nerdy. ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 23, 2013, 07:55:32 PM
#37: The Mush Pot Hat of Johnny Appleseed

Mush Pot Hat... the Season 2 version of Sir Edmund Hillary. Overall, not too bad of an episode and we got a really good Orange Iguana team (finally!) :P. Chris & Angela may have lacked some speed but they still got the artifact. The reason they didn't win was that stupid Mineshaft elevator. Just like the episode I previously mentioned, they were forced to take the elevator from the Shrine. Angela got all the way to the Ledges entrance from the Pit when time ran out, that's good enough for me. :mrorange:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 24, 2013, 06:39:24 PM
#36: The Leopard Skin Cloak of Annie Oakley

This episode is almost like it's more successful brother that came right after. Nick & Chandra were 1st in the Moat, 1st in the Steps, had 2 Pendants.... but they failed to put the cherry on top. Chandra was the only person to do the Secret Password in Season 2, but she wasn't supposed to do it as we found out that the Shaft/Shrine door was unlocked. Unfortunately, Chandra was taken one room away. Nick got all the way into the King's Storeroom, and put the key into the wall :lol:. Still, a good Purple Parrot team, but three more Purple Parrot episodes were better (by now, you should know which ones ;)) :mrpurple:.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 25, 2013, 12:34:29 AM
Annie Oakley was a solid episode and Chandra and Nick were a very good team. The Purple Parrots were dominating all day, and had one of the strongest performance pre-temple run. Unfortunately, they couldn't pull off a win in the temple. Part of it was due to Chandra taking the slow Mine Shaft elevator. On the other hand, the one room away guard was unfair. Nick did a good job following up on her path, but there was no time by the time he entered the King's Storeroom. Too bad they didn't win, but luckily the following Purple Parrot team did win it all. And in dominating fashion too. But if Chandra and Nick won first, then this would've been slightly more impressive than Kelly and Tony.  :mrpurple:

And speaking of Billy the Kid, does anyone notice the similarities between this episode and Annie Oakley? Both were produced back to back, both episodes were about historical figures in the Old West, both artifacts were made of "Skin", both teams were first in each round, both teams swept some sort of round (temple games sweep in Annie Oakley and Steps of Knowledge sweep in Billy the Kid), and both teams met their guards in the Laser Light Room. This was probably their best production day.  :mrpurple:

Also, I am pretty sure someone said they were related to Annie Oakley on this forum? I wonder who it was?  :o
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 25, 2013, 08:07:20 PM
#35: The Diary of Dr. Livingstone

I think this is the last of the forgettable episodes. I believe that this is so forgettable, that some of us forget that Brett & Tabitha won! The team did fine, they were just average. Brett entered all 12 rooms of the Temple because he had a bad exit plan. Still a win is a win. :mrblue:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 26, 2013, 08:02:15 PM
#34: The Two Cornered Hat of Napoleon
This was a good artifact grabbing. This was the only episode the Green Monkeys never advanced from  :jaguars2: :monkeys2: :iguanas2: :snakes2:.  Brian & Carly were good, but having Carly taking the elevator, that prevented them from winning. At least they got the artifact. :mrred:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 26, 2013, 10:07:22 PM
Good spot for "Two-Cornered Hat". I like this episode a lot and it was one of the few good moments for the Red Jaguars. The legend was interesting and the artifacts was one of the best designs on the show. I also enjoyed the temple games too. The temple run was pretty exciting also. From Brian's girly's scream to Carly's fast speed, this run was memorable. Too bad Carly didn't try the Mine Shaft-Shrine shortcut. They would've won and the Red Jaguars would've had an actual victory in S2 (even though they should've won in Charles Lindbergh  :roll:  :roll:  :roll: ). But still, this is their second best loss after "Queen Boadicea". I also remember this episode being paired with "Madame Tussaud" and being overplayed a lot on Nick GaS. And both episodes dealt with Napoleon too.  :mrred:  :mrorange:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 27, 2013, 03:13:22 PM
#33: The Helmet of Genghis Khan

This was the better of the 2 victories by the Red Jaguars in Season 1. Before that though, there was a good Temple Games. One was scoreless, though the Red Jaguars just grabbed a head instead of the whole soldier! :lol: The run may have looked easy, but when compared to the other Red Jaguar win, it looks amazing. Once the run was over, Taylor & Becca were so happy, they went off camera, Kirk had to get them back! :lol: I really like this Season 1 win. :mrred:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 28, 2013, 07:00:24 PM
#32: The Enormous Iron Nose Ring of Babe

I do kinda find this episode a bit overrated. The Legend is mostly accurate and I should know it since it has to do with Paul Bunyan & Babe the Ox. This was a Minnesotan Legend :lol: ! Joel was a really good player, but I do find him overrated for three reasons. 1. He had a very lucky layout. 2. He took a while with the Silver Monkey 3. He had a bad exit plan. Even if I find it overrated, it is still a great episode. :mrsilver:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on July 28, 2013, 08:15:16 PM
Pretty good position for "Enormous Iron Nose Ring". I know the temple win was overrated, but the whole episode was enjoyable. The legend was good and the temple games were memorable for the "Babes on Bells Neck" quote too. Joel was also very strong throughout this episode and his enthusiasm added to the memorable experience of it. The temple win was pretty overrated though. But Joel was also an awesome contestant too. He blazed through the bottom floor of the temple and even avoided a temple spirit. Unfortunately, when he met an actual objective in the Shrine, he faltered a little bit. And when he grabbed the Nose Ring also, he took the central shaft out of the temple. Luckily he had enough time or else we would've had an "Anne Bonny" type ending. And if he didn't make these mistakes, he could've possibly beaten "Shaka Zulu's" record too. This was a pretty good episode though. I might've put it above "Ahmed Baba", but nothing wrong with ranking either.

By the way, how old is Joel suppose to be? I swear, he looks like he was 16 years old.  :shock: No wonder they had an age cutoff because the older kids would've destroyed the show like Zac and Joel did.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on July 28, 2013, 08:52:18 PM
I'm pretty sure Joel was about 15 at the time. Just like the Red Jaguar boy from Bandit Queen and Shawn from Trojan Horseshoe was.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 29, 2013, 10:46:57 PM
I'm a little overdue for today :P

#31: The Snake Bracelet of Cleopatra


Now we are at another Season 1 episode. This was a great one too, because the Silver Snakes were probably one of the best Season 1 teams. Robert was fast but was taken out too soon. Tracy somehow tried to open the Observatory/Golden Orb door by lifting the bar and sliding the door open. :lol: She still got the artifact, but had a questionable exit plan, mainly because of her door malfunction. She still made sure it was a victory but it wasn't enough to crack the top 30. But it is still one to watch :mrsilver:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 30, 2013, 08:52:44 AM
Now that we have 30 episodes left, here is a list of those episodes

Galileo's Cannonball
John Sutter & the Map to the Lost Gold Mine
The Star of Sultan Saladin
The Trojan Horseshoe
The Belly Button of Buddha
The Dragon Lady & the Blue Pearl
Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress
The Collar of Davy Crockett
The Lucky Medallion of Atocha
The Applewood Amulet of Emiliano Zapata
The Lucky Pillow of Annie Taylor
The Very Tall Turban of Ahmed Baba
The Snakeskin Boots of Billy the Kid
The Golden Earring of Henry Morgan
The Milk Bucket of Freydis
The Levitating Dog Leash of Nostradamus
The Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl
The Much Heralded Helmet of Sir Gawain
The Lion Headed Bracelet of Chandragupta
The Secret Map of the Bandit Queen
The Discarded Seal of Ivan the Terrible
The Ivory Hunting Horn of Roland
The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
The Lost Hornpipe of the Pirate Captain
The Mussel Shell Armor of Apanuugpak
The Metal Beard of the Egyptian Queen
The Jeweled Scabbard of Sforza
The Good Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie
The Ruby Earring of BENZIBAB!!!!!
The Jewel Encrusted Egg of Catherine the Great
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 30, 2013, 08:58:21 PM
Let's kick off the top 1/4

#30: The Collar of Davy Crockett

It was either this or Snake Bracelet and I chose Collar. This had to be one of the worst artifacts ever, it was a Pendant of Life! :shock: :roll: :roll: :roll: There were very competitive Temple Games with a tiebreaker. The run was a mix of Sforza &  :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:. Shannon was fast but Adam was slow. He won with 4 seconds left. Kirk had to evaluate the artifact to make sure too, because it was a motherfucking pendant! :roll: Still, this was a lot better than :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:.  :mrsilver:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on July 31, 2013, 08:47:31 PM
#29: The Dragon Lady & the Blue Pearl


This was a nail biting episode. The silk wrap game was used in this episode (and King Tut). The run is what makes it nail biting. Albert was kinda slow, especially after the first guard. He deserved to be taken out one room away. Jennifer somehow caught up, even after a delay for the elevator. It is unfair they made the team use the elevator twice, and you'll find out. Jennifer makes it to the Holes of Python, dives for the Blue Pearl in the closing seconds, and fell one yard short.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on August 01, 2013, 09:26:39 PM
#28: The Very Tall Turban of Ahmed Baba

This was a Shane episode. Shane & Jamie were a good team. Shane went through 10 rooms all by himself. Shane had some trouble in the Swamp so the Guard tried to help. Shane eventually got the Turban, and almost pulled a Tara. Eventually he won. Shane's name was said 16 times during the run.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on August 02, 2013, 11:45:15 AM
Dragon Lady was a very exciting episode and a nail biter too. The legend was good, the artifact looked beautiful, and the temple games were fun for the rare mummy wrapping game and dragon tunnel temple games. The temple loss was very exciting on the show, one of my all time favorite losses after "Ivan the Terrible" and "Henry Morgan". Just one more second Jennifer would've reached the Blue Pearl. Very memorable ending though. This episode ranks closer to my top 20, but I am glad it made it to the top 30. I would give this episode a 9/10.

Ahmed Baba is pretty boring to me. If it wasn't a win, then I wouldn't have cared about it at all. I don't remember many details about this one either, except for the Purple Parrots choking in the team game. The temple win is overrated though and any average contestant would've won with Shane's layout. Oh well, he earned it and it was sort fun watching someone complete almost all the temple rooms. The temple run commentary was obnoxious though. "When are you coming home, Shane?!". -_- I give this one a 6/10 personally (and that is being generous).
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on August 02, 2013, 10:15:50 PM
#27: The Good Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie

Spoiler alert. This is the first of three straight bottom of the central shaft grabs. If you haven't noticed on YouTube, this is the only episode that has the Nick logo on it. All the others have Nick Gas. Janeen made sure this would be a loss.  :roll: But at least the "Mr. Temple Guard" experience was funny! :lol: Jay was fast, but he really got screwed by a Jester's Court error. He got the watch as time expired
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on August 04, 2013, 04:47:13 PM
#26: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea

This has to be the closest we got to a Bottom Central Shaft victory. Lissy is the reason why this wasn't a victory, she took forever to clear three rooms. Nate, on the other hand, was much faster. He tore through the Temple and got the Royal Torque with 15 seconds left. He climbs up to the Chamber thinking it may be faster, but time ran out in the Pit.

#25: The Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl

This was a good episode. The Purple Parrots were brought back from Applewood Amulet & the Silver Snakes came back from Imperial Purple Robe. Scott was alright but he didn't last long. Kristen found the necessary half pendant and later got the Portrait, but was just entering the Ledges when time ran out.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on August 04, 2013, 08:33:03 PM
Two bottom central shaft episodes huh? And both episodes were reviewed in the Chamber of the Sacred Markers recently too. :mrred: :mrsilver:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on August 05, 2013, 12:07:33 AM
You got the part right about Polynesian Girl being ahead of Queen Boadicea. Both episodes were great and very exciting. Boadicea featured the better temple team, but Polynesian Girl was all around a more memorable and exciting episode. I actually would've put this episode in the top 20. Good legend, interesting artifact, and the temple games were fun too. The producers did a good job on the art theme throughout the whole episode. Especially Kristen's temple game where the girls had to make a picture with their hands. The temple run was very exciting, but JIM (not Scott ;) ) should've gone in second. Kristen wasn't a bad player, but she was kind of slow and hesitant. The ending was very exciting and memorable though. Only 6 more seconds, then the Silver Snakes would've won. It was definitely a solid way to end S2.  :mrsilver:  :mrsilver:  :mrsilver:  :mrsilver:  :mrsilver:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on August 05, 2013, 08:54:32 PM
#24: The Trojan Horseshoe

Lots of stuff here, oh where to start. First, if you read the Homer's epic poems Iliad & Odyssey, you will know that the Legend is mostly inaccurate. Then the Silver Snakes gave out bad answers. Paris was the answer to one of them, when it had nothing to do with the question. One was "Odysseus went on a ten year adventure", the Silver Snakes interrupted and said "He landed in um...." which he obviously didn't know because Olmec didn't finish the question. The most popular one was the "part at the bottom of your foot! *points to heel*" :lol: . Somehow, the Silver Snakes got to the bottom of the Steps. Shawn was one of the rare contestants who was 15. Lucretia was average, and Shawn was above average. He grabbed the Horseshoe and won. This was the first Green Monkey run and their first win, and it proved that more amazing wins were yet to come.  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on August 05, 2013, 09:30:00 PM
The Trojan Horseshoe is a pretty good episode in my eyes. The Steps of Knowledge round was one of the few moments on Legends to actually make me laugh. Especially the Silver Snake boy's reactions when he gave a wrong answer. The "part at the bottom of the foot" answer with him pointing to his heel was the best part. :lol: This was easily the worst Steps round ever when it comes to bad answers. But is also hilarious. :P The rest of the episode was pretty good too, and Shawn was a good contestant also. The temple win is similar to "Map to the Lost Gold Mine" layout wise, but I like Lost Gold Mine better than "The Trojan Horseshoe". The temple win wasn't bad though, just unexciting. Plus, Kirk's overexaggerated "It's opening, it's opening!" in the Pirate's Cove was hilarious too.  :lol: Good episode, even though I would've had it slightly lower on the list.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on August 06, 2013, 07:35:46 PM
#23: The Golden Earring of Henry Morgan

This episode featured two amazing players that went to the Temple. They're so amazing, that I forget they ever won their individual games only! :o Ashley was fast but prevented the run being solo by just plowing through the wall, where a Temple Guard was. Matt was even faster and also messed up by failing to notice the Storeroom/Hand door. He still had an amazing Stone Column assembly and got the Earring at the last possible second. Ashley was pretty excited about that even though they still lost. :mrsilver:


Also, there is only one losing episode left. Spoiler: It's the team that had a "Terrible" layout
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on August 07, 2013, 09:43:44 PM
#22: The Much Heralded Helmet of Sir Gawain

Just missing the cut is this one. This episode also had the infamous "Tiffani" interview. Also, it's more famous for the "Exit Stage Left" by the  :iguanas2:& the  :parrots2:. It felt like another day at the office for the Orange Iguanas as the beat the Parrots once again. Tiffani had a good solo run, but she didn't have any guards in her route. The artifact was pretty heavy too, Tiffani kept tripping with that large helmet. She won at the clossing seconds. Also, only time a team retrieved an artifact in the Jester's Court and brought it out. :mrorange:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on August 08, 2013, 09:45:50 PM
#21: The Discarded Seal of Ivan the Terrible

This is the last of all the losses. Travis & Elisa were so good :mrgreen: , it almost felt like they did nothing wrong. For being a good team, they got handed the hardest layout on the entire show and that is why this isn't a top 20 episode. This team would've won in almost any other layout, but no, they got the hardest one and they still couldn't get the Seal. :roll:  The path was the Chamber was the only door that opened from the Pit, which is where the first guard was. Then down through the Tomb, afterwards, Travis would break the foot button at the far right paiting in the Jester's Court.  :lol: This team was only allowed one shortcut, the Bog/Shrine passage. The second guard was in the Shrine. Elisa made it to the Shrine, assembled the Statue with about 15 seconds left, so they could have a last second grab for the Seal... until a Guard showed up in the Ancient Warriors, which guaranteed no artifact grabbing. If I was a staff member on the show, I would've at least give the Green Monkeys the second prize because of this layout. I'd rather have these two switch episodes with David & Karisa from Me Linh, at least they got their artifact... in a crappy way :roll: . Travis & Elisa would've easily won that and Karisa probably wouldn't have made it past the Quicksand Bog.


With that said, we are now entering the Top 20! :mrred: :mrblue: :mrgreen: :mrorange: :mrpurple: :mrsilver:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on August 09, 2013, 01:38:07 PM
Now that there are 20 left, here are the remaining episodes

Galileo's Cannonball
John Sutter & the Map to the Lost Gold Mine
The Star of Sultan Saladin
The Belly Button of Buddha
Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress
The Lucky Medallion of Atocha
The Applewood Amulet of Emiliano Zapata
The Lucky Pillow of Annie Taylor
The Snakeskin Boots of Billy the Kid
The Milk Bucket of Freydis
The Levitating Dog Leash of Nostradamus
The Lion Headed Bracelet of Chandragupta
The Secret Map of the Bandit Queen
The Ivory Hunting Horn of Roland
The Lost Hornpipe of the Pirate Captain
The Mussel Shell Armor of Apanuugpak
The Metal Beard of the Egyptian Queen
The Jeweled Scabbard of Sforza
The Ruby Earring of BENZIBAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Jewel Encrusted Egg of Catherine the Great
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on August 09, 2013, 02:18:10 PM
Pretty solid list, but I would've kept some of the episodes ending in losses in the top 20. Especially episodes like Ivan the Terrible and Henry Morgan. Those were much better and more exciting than some of the episodes not ranked like Buddha, Benzibab, and Roland. It will be interesting though for how the top 20 will play out.  :mrred:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on August 09, 2013, 03:04:22 PM
It is time for the grand finale

20: The Belly Button of Buddha :mrblue:
I find this to be underrated. Buddha was a solid victory, and Jennifer may have been on the slow side, and got lost in the Treasure Room, she still was a great contestant. The episode was good too, but the other 19 are better.

19: The Ruby Earring of Benzibab :mrsilver:
BENZIBAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was also a good episode. Kevin & Annie completed the run with a minute to spare, making this the only team run to finish with over a minute. This episode is probably more famous for a certain user. ;) Kamehameha loved screaming BENZIBAB!!!!!!!

18: The Ivory Hunting Horn of Roland :mrred:
Well, what are you waiting for... let's get Roland! :lol: Olmec & Kirk Fogg were messing with that pun. Kraig & Yakerra dominated the boulder throwing game, the same one that went scoreless on another episode. Yakerra did have a cakewalk layout and the 2nd fastest time as well. 

17. The Jeweled Scabbard of Sforza :mrgreen:
And this would be the episode that featured the scoreless boulder game. Kirk almost gave the Tiebreaker to the wrong team! :lol: Easiest layout in Season 3. Lacey & Asher just had to use the Central Shaft.

16. The Metal Beard of the Egyptian Queen :mrpurple:
The only time the Purple Parrots won a tiebreaker. And it was against the Green Monkeys :oops: :cry: . TJ & Randy were a good team, but Randy (PPF's avvie) had a bad exit plan, she did enter all 12 rooms though.

15. The Star of Sultan Saladin :mrsilver:
The first solo win in the show's history. Lea was fast, however she did try for the direct path in the Pit. She still was fast and had lots of time when she won!

14. The Lion Headed Bracelet of Chandragupta :mrgreen:
The YoutubePoop run. Andrea was a great contestant in Season 3, and produced one of the greatest solo wins ever. Also, watch out for those panthers on the side of the steps! :lol:

13. Galileo's Cannonball :mrsilver:
This was a great Season 1 episode. The legend was accurate until Olmec mentioned about the cannonballs landing on sandwiches proving his theory and inventing pizza. :roll: :roll: Even Kirk didn't believe that. Jammin Jon was amazing and got out with 1 second left! 

12: The Applewood Amulet of Emiliano Zapata :mrgreen:
I don't know why PP4L says this episode isn't as good as some other wins. But this was a good one. Olivia-Emma Houliana went through the Temple with a direct path working. By the way, she did chisel some part of the Silver Monkey when the head was put on. She grabbed the artifact with 37 second left, and ran out with not even a second left. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

11: The Levitating Dog Leash of Nostradamus :mrorange:
This is the only Orange Iguanas team win, and man did they deserve it. Especially Jason who is my 2nd favorite Orange Iguana. He took the leash, used it to grab the rope in the Pit to swing across, and made it across. Amazing win. :mrorange:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on August 09, 2013, 03:38:02 PM
THE TOP 10!!!

10: The Snakeskin Boots of Billy the Kid :mrpurple:
Purple Parrot Pwnage. This is another one that is underrated. HeatherKelly & Tony were first in the Moat, Steps, had 2 Pendants and won. The only problem was Tony in the Ledges and how you guys compare the run to :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

9: The Secret Map of the Bandit Queen :mrsilver:
Zac Turney's episode. This was a great episode. Miriam does prevent this from going further because of what happened in the Jester's Court. But Zac made the impossible possible. He was probably the fastest contestant the show ever had. He only had 1:18 when he entered, and left with 0:10 left. That's how fast he was :mrsilver:

8: John Sutter & the Map to the Lost Gold Mine :mrblue: 
Memorable Fogg Ups happened here. The Sixteen are going to the Temple, The Ledge of Size, The Temple of the Tomb of the Ancient Kings, and the Center of the Room. Both Jennifer & Damien were fast. We all love Jennifer's slip on the tarp. :lol:

7: The Lucky Medallion of Atocha :mrorange:
Ty, like Ty Cobb, he could be doing this by himself. He did. Ty started by dropping his Pendant, but Jennifer threw it back and Ty used it on the guard in the Ledges. When he got the artifact, he blazed through the bottom floor. He is the best Orange Iguana.

6: The Milk Bucket of Freydis :mrpurple:
The puking episode. Tarrah puked in the Pit (off camera) and they had to redo taping. Then she pulled a Jennifer from Buddha, then got the Bucket, then got smacked by the rock wall in the Pit! :lol: She also got out with one second left. This was the best Purple Parrot episode :mrpurple:

5: The Jewel Encrusted Egg of Catherine the Great :mrred:
Series finale. My favorite part is when Kirk is running from the camera and jumps in the Pit. :lol: :lol: :lol: Kris & Kristen were the best Red Jaguar team and Kristen was the best Red Jaguar. This was a great way to end an amazing series. :mrred: :mrred: 

4: The Lucky Pillow of Annie Taylor :mrblue: 
We love this episode. The Blue Barracudas came from behind in the Third Game, and tied it with the Parrots, 1-1. After the Blue Barracudas got the Tiebreaker right, John touched Missy's Boob!! :lol: :lol: :afro: :afro: Missy had a great run too, even if she tried a direct path or if she was a tad bit on the slow side. She was the first to retrieve an artifact from the Center of the Room and bring it out. John & Missy were so emotional when the run ended. I say this team was the most likely to get married. :mrblue:

3: The Lost Hornpipe of the Pirate Captain :mrgreen:
The top 3 are all Green Monkey episodes! :mrgreen: Brent (Purple Parrot on this episode) collects bags! :lol: :lol: :lol: Jessica & Jarrid were a great team and they proved it in the Temple. Jarrid did make a near crucial mistake by going to the Room of the Secret Password, but realized his mistake, and went to the Bog to grab the Hornpipe. Even Kirk said this was one of the best teams on the show. He's not lying :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

2: The Mussel Shell Armor of Apanuugpak :mrgreen:
This episode featured the fastest Moat. It was only completed in ten seconds. :o The Legend was mostly accurate along with some phony lines like "Your Mother wears sealskin boots". Whoever designed the picture for Apanuugpak's mother should've been fired because the mother looked like a naked gorilla. :roll: The run is what makes this episode famous. Gator is my favorite contestant and he proves why. He tore through the Temple, & was really fast. He also scored a Center of the Room victory as well. This was my favorite run. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on August 09, 2013, 03:46:53 PM
And now, the moment you all have been waiting for

THE NUMBER ONE EPISODE IS...




































LAWRENCE OF ARABIA'S HEADDRESS :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

We had 120 and now we are #1. This is my favorite episode. David was a beast at the Moat, even Kirk didn't believe it. David & Candice were so good, they swept their games. Candice went in the Temple first, and took a little time to get to the Royal Gong Room. She did go for a direct path, and got taken out in the Room of Fallen Columns. David was amazing, and had the best Silver Monkey assemble ever. He also notice the Shrine/Tomb shortcut, which was very important. He got the Headdress with 27 seconds left, then hauled ass out and even climbs the holes of the Pit instead of the ladder. He makes it through with one second left. Nickelodeon aired this episode first, and they picked the best one to air. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

And with that said, the countdown is complete. Thanks to all of you who followed this for the past 3 1/2 months. :mrred: :mrblue: :mrgreen: :mrorange: :mrpurple: :mrsilver:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on August 09, 2013, 03:58:08 PM
Hard to believe you're done with the list now. :o Seems like only yesterday you started off this thread by griping about Cricket Cage and Alhambra. And I totally agree with Lawrence of Arabia being #1. It's easily the best episode of Season 1, next to John Sutter. I would've gone with Lucky Pillow as my personal #1, but Lawrence of Arabia is a great choice too. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on August 09, 2013, 04:00:02 PM
Also, today is the 1st anniversary of having this list done, so I had this list ready a whole month before I joined the forum.  :D
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on August 09, 2013, 04:01:29 PM
Pretty solid top 20 list, GM1.  I figured that "Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress" was going to be the #1 episode. I love that episode a lot also, and it is my second favorite episode after "Annie Taylor". There is just a few notes I want to point out.

1. The Sforza win was definitely not the easiest layout in S3. ;) The central shaft was actually a pretty tough set of rooms to complete. So Lacey and Asher layout wasn't that hard. Roland is much more easy than the Sforza win, as well as Benzibab. If Kevin and Annie had the Sforza layout, they probably wouldn't have finished with 1:00+ on the clock.

2. Emiliano Zapata is a great episode overall, but I can understand why PP4L feels that the win is not that great. I mean Robert and Olivia-Emma only had to travel through 5 rooms before reaching the Applewood Amulet. But they did a good job, and I love this run and episode to death. Definitely a nail biter of an ending.

3. I believe the legend for "Galileo's Cannonball" said that Galileo dropped cannonballs onto a pizza (not a sandwich), which started the invention for pepperoni pizza. You can definitely tell the producers forced this part of the legend into the story. Even Kirk thought it was lame. :roll:

4. We don't really know if Tarrah from Freydis was the one that puked. ;) There is a lot of speculation that she was the one that did it, but it definitely is not 100% confirmed. But we still have a lot of evidence that it could've been her.

5. I wonder if Missy looks back at her episode and realizes how big of a pervert John was. :lol: I wound love to interview her and ask her this question. :P

Good list overall. Are you going to post the final list with all the episodes and how you rank them? I agree with your rankings for the most part and you did a good job. ;) I might do a similar thing somewhere down the road. But instead, using the Legends Episode Ranking thread that we have been working on. ;)  :mrred:
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on August 09, 2013, 04:04:43 PM
That episode ranking is probably more accurate than this list.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on August 09, 2013, 04:06:57 PM
And I just watched the Freydis run, it looked like there was some editing in the Pit, so that's why I think Tarrah was the one that puked.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on August 09, 2013, 04:11:49 PM
That episode ranking is probably more accurate than this list.

This list is your personal opinion at the end of the day, so don't feel like you did a bad job. No matter who creates the list, the rankings will never be perfect. ;) I think you do a really good job and you nailed most of the episode's spots too. ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkey546 on August 09, 2013, 11:08:42 PM
That episode ranking is probably more accurate than this list.
Please GM1...
You did a great job. It's your opinion, we all have ours and have to respect yours. And also you made a few remarks on each one, which makes it more interesting to read
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on August 13, 2013, 09:20:09 PM
1-30: These episodes are the best of the best of Legends and you are missing out by not watching them. You can watch them over and over again and not get sick of the episodes. They defined Legends.

31-60: They're above average episodes. While not quite good enough for the best of the best category, they still got some redeeming stuff in. Some are the better of the forgettable area. These episodes are worthy of some watches.

61-90: These are the sub-par episodes. Most of these episodes are boring, forgettable, and don't have much redeeming value. You can watch these, but not as often as the other two.

91-120: Alert: Stay away from these episodes. These are the worst of the worst of Legends and you should only watch for completion, pictures, or review. They have little to no redeeming value at all and there are a whole bunch of lost causes in this part. One watch is probably good enough for this category.
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: The Red Jaguars on August 13, 2013, 09:25:43 PM
The only exception for the 91-120 ranking is the Cobra Staff episode that was ranked at #93. ;) That was actually a very fun and exciting to watch, and there was very little bad about it. That was a solid episode that would receive a 8/10 from me.  :mrpurple:  Otherwise, I agree with your feelings about each ranking. ;)
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on August 13, 2013, 09:34:51 PM
The only exception for the 91-120 ranking is the Cobra Staff episode that was ranked at #93. ;) That was actually a very fun and exciting to watch, and there was very little bad about it. That was a solid episode that would receive a 8/10 from me. :mrpurple: Otherwise, I agree with your feelings about each ranking. ;)

I'm sorry, but IMO I'm not a fan of the Cobra Staff episode.

Here's the top 30
1. Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress
2. The Mussel Shell Armor of Apanuugpak
3. The Lost Hornpipe of the Pirate Captain
4. The Lucky Pillow of Annie Taylor
5. The Jewel Encrusted Egg of Catherine the Great
6. The Milk Bucket of Freydis
7. The Lucky Medallion of Atocha
8. John Sutter & the Map to the Lost Gold Mine
9. The Secret Map of the Bandit Queen
10. The Snakeskin Boots of Billy the Kid
11. The Levitating Dog Leash of Nostradamus
12. The Applewood Amulet of Emiliano Zapata
13. Galileo's Cannonball
14. The Lion Headed Bracelet of Chandragupta
15. The Star of Sultan Saladin
16. The Metal Beard of the Egyptian Queen
17. The Jeweled Scabbard of Sforza
18. The Ivory Hunting Horn of Roland
19. The Ruby Earring of BENZIBAB!!!!!
20. The Belly Button of Buddha
21. The Discarded Seal of Ivan the Terrible
22. The Much Heralded Helmet of Sir Gawain
23. The Golden Earring of Henry Morgan
24. The Trojan Horseshoe
25. The Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl
26. The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
27. The Good Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie
28. The Very Tall Turban of Ahmed Baba
29. The Dragon Lady & the Blue Pearl
30. The Collar of Davy Crockett
Title: Re: GM1's Countdown of Episodes
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on August 13, 2013, 10:10:09 PM
Cobra Staff was a great episode, it should've been Top 50 at least. I often think it gets a bad rap just because of Eusinia and just because it's the Purple Parrots and they're the "loser team." I'm not addressing anyone in particular, but I just feel like Cobra Staff gets way too much flak. Even TRJ ranked it pretty high in the episode ranking thread. It's definitely an episode I wouldn't skip over.