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Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Notundercovercop327 on December 14, 2006, 11:15:31 AM
I want to know what guys think is the worst episode ever is. Now before you say Broken Trident of Posiden or Cricket cage of Kahn let me state something. it has to be the worst episode ever not the worst temple run. sure the temple run can play a factor but ultamatly it has to have other reasons (long moat crossing, idiots at the steps of knowledge, unfair temple games.) i think this is going to be a debateable topic.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 14, 2006, 11:46:16 AM
There were a lot of insanely (sp?) long moat crossings and idiots @ the steps of knowledge that always get questions wrong that I've seen, but I can't seem to find one that sticks out and one that I really think is the worst.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Olmec on December 14, 2006, 11:52:16 AM
Golden Spider Web of Robert the Bruce? I hope Jeremy now knows that cheaters never win.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: kamehemeha on December 14, 2006, 12:07:53 PM
War Fan of the 47 Ronin, Golden Spider Web or Taj Mahal Turban.

And, overall, the War Fan is the worst Temple Run, too.  They went off on the lowest note possible (I think it's the last one)
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Purple Parrot on December 14, 2006, 12:13:07 PM
I personally love the long moat crossing and the idiots on the steps.

My least favorite episodes usually have to do with short moat crossing and the Red Jaguars.

The Keys to the Alhambra stands out to me as one of the worst episodes possible.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: kamehemeha on December 14, 2006, 12:14:37 PM
Personally, I like the Mask of Shaka Zulu and the Helmet of Genghis Khan.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: nicklegends on December 14, 2006, 01:01:57 PM
Quote from: ""The Purple Parrot""
The Keys to the Alhambra stands out to me as one of the worst episodes possible.

Yes, same here. It didn't have anything extraordinarily memorable, just extraordinarily ugly.

I think the worst episode would be one where the following occur:

--A Moat that's really long because the players are poor contestants. Long moats are normally okay, but when the players obviously shouldn't be on the show, it looks bad.
--A Steps of Knowledge where the two winning teams sweep the steps, except for one correct guess by either of the two others late in the round.
--A Temple Games that is horrifically one-sided, has its outcome based on luck, or has a game like the common two-person pulley game of the first season where the game itself doesn't lend itself well to competition.
--And a Temple Run where one knows the players will lose after the first 20 seconds.

I'm not sure which episodes came closest to that, but I'd pick whatever ones did as the absolute worst.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: PAK Man on December 14, 2006, 01:08:23 PM
^ Something you can add to that list are the episodes in the first season where the team won by that stupid "furthest along" rule. Kirk sometimes took that WAY too literally. For that, I think my least-favorite episode is The Code Book of Mata Hari. It was in that episode where the Snakes won two Temple Games because of that rule, despite the fact that the other team clearly won the other two games.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Notundercovercop327 on December 14, 2006, 01:18:48 PM
Quote from: ""Olmec""
Golden Spider Web of Robert the Bruce? I hope Jeremy now knows that cheaters never win.


Jason in the smashed printing plate of fredrick douglas also cheated by jumping to the second pole in the third temple game. i would have to say this is the worst episode ever the purple parrots dominated the steps. but the red jaguars kept just barly winning in the temple games in the horse game jason didn't wait for the purple parrot to get back on after he fell he just kept throwing papers. and in the second game it would have been a tie but the purple parrot accidentally threw the jar of ink to far. and in the third temple game dana won by using the path that the purple parrots made. plus in the steps of knowledge they just barly make it to the bottom. these kids weren't comeback kids they were dumb (I put the emphasas on dumb) luck kids.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 14, 2006, 01:45:24 PM
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The Keys to the Alhambra stands out to me as one of the worst episodes possible.

^ I agree with you there. I felt that they really didn't deserve to win. The only reason Steve and Lisa even went to the temple is because @ the tiebreaker, their opponents the Silver Snakes answered the tie breaker question wrong, giving the Red Jaguars the automatic go ahead to the temple.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: tss1011 on December 14, 2006, 01:47:02 PM
The Cracked Crown of the Spanish King stands out to me as a bad one.  REALLY long moat crossing, idiocy in the temple games (girl falling off the horse in seconds), and a not-very-good temple run.  I also hate the Marble Armrest of Xerxes, mainly because the better team (with Zac's brother) shot themselves in the foot during the EASY tie-breaker.  It made the lousy temple run more painful to watch than most.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 14, 2006, 01:51:47 PM
^ Definately true there. If the Purple Parrots DID win @ the tiebreaker in the 'Marble Armrest' episode, their temple run (considering Zac's bro was the purple parrot boy) would have been quite spectacular. (Well, if Levi was as speedy as his bro was that is)... Also, I doubt that team would have neglected (my spelling is really off today) the forest/shrine passage or move @ a sluggish pace. The Green Monkeys in the Marble Armrest episode were just terrible...enough said. The 'Cracked Crown' episode was pretty crappy too. All the rounds sucked and the temple run was just abysmal. Plus, the 2nd runner was clueless and ridiculously slow.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: tss1011 on December 14, 2006, 02:06:14 PM
Maybe not spectacular, but a lot better than Green's debacle of a run.

Speaking of episodes where the superior team senselessly blows it at the end of the temple games, I also can't stand "The Lost Lion Tail of Little John".  In addition to the temple games and run, the clincher for me is the awful legend (some hoo-ha about a French woman sneaking to Canada and scaring off...a lion).  That's the best female empowerment story you guys could hatch?
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on December 27, 2006, 09:34:56 AM
Quote from: ""nicklegends""
I think the worst episode would be one where the following occur:

--A Moat that's really long because the players are poor contestants. Long moats are normally okay, but when the players obviously shouldn't be on the show, it looks bad.
--A Steps of Knowledge where the two winning teams sweep the steps, except for one correct guess by either of the two others late in the round.
--A Temple Games that is horrifically one-sided, has its outcome based on luck, or has a game like the common two-person pulley game of the first season where the game itself doesn't lend itself well to competition.
--And a Temple Run where one knows the players will lose after the first 20 seconds.

I'm not sure which episodes came closest to that, but I'd pick whatever ones did as the absolute worst.


The Cracked Crown of the Spanish King falls into all those categories except for the Temple Games one.  Josh and Kerry were'nt too fast in the Temple.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 27, 2006, 12:09:50 PM
Josh was pretty fast, Kerry on the other hand...was extremely slow.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Purple Parrot on December 27, 2006, 12:50:52 PM
I would agree that the Marble Armrest of Xerxes was one of the worst episodes, but it's not. Only the temple was bad. The episode itself is actually very exciting, especially the temple games.

The temple run is definitely one of the worst ever though.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on May 06, 2007, 01:02:41 PM
You know, the thing that bugs me is the answer kinda depends on your point of view.

Personally, I like Moat crossings where the teams all ring in around the same time, doesn't matter how fast or slow, but it can't be too obvious who's gonna be the four teams.

Steps of Knowledge IMHO are terrible when there's so many bad answers.  I mean, if the players are this bad now and they somehow move on (such as the Silver Snakes in The Trojan Horseshoe,) it's gonna be sad for the rest of the show.

Temple Games that're luck-based or where a certain team wins due to questionable judging strike me as a bit iritating.

And the Temple Runs that're quick victories are okay as long as the players know what they're doing and look like the ones that deserve to win no matter how short or long the layout.  So The Ivory Hunting Horn of Roland is a fairly good run in my book, because Yakerra knew exactly what to do in each room.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Red Jaguars on May 06, 2007, 01:13:24 PM
I never really liked the Codebook of Mata Hari episode. The Steps of Knowledge was boring ands the Silver Snakes swept the steps. The temple run was average and not bad. The temple games however were horrible. The first game should've gone to the blue barracudas since Rinette was not further along then the blue barracuda guy. The same can be said for the team game.

The legend however was pretty interesting.  :)
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on May 06, 2007, 04:03:37 PM
Quote from: ""The Ancient Warrior""
Steps of Knowledge IMHO are terrible when there's so many bad answers.  I mean, if the players are this bad now and they somehow move on (such as the Silver Snakes in The Trojan Horseshoe,) it's gonna be sad for the rest of the show.
I agree with that part, especially in the episode "Electrifid Key of Benjamin Franklin" The answers didn't seem bad, but the constant ringing in early was very annoying.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Mandarin Hand on May 07, 2007, 11:09:46 AM
PPF, you fail to mention how answering early would eventually bite the Green Monkeys in the ass.  Ah, that episode is the BEST example of poetic justice in the show's tenure.

Almost all of the first season episodes are pretty bad.  I really don't like "The Ivory Hunting Horn of Roland".
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Notundercovercop327 on May 07, 2007, 01:02:16 PM
Quote from: ""Renegade Pancake""
PPF, you fail to mention how answering early would eventually bite the Green Monkeys in the ass.  Ah, that episode is the BEST example of poetic justice in the show's tenure.

I completely disagree with you. Just because you know the answer before olmec reads his answers doesn't mean your dumb. It actually symbolizes good memory. Look at the blue barracudas in the walking stick of harriet tubman. Olmec mearly read "Because she lead so many people to freedom" The blue barracuda emediatly remembered the quote, rung in and said "Moses" And sure enough it was that memory that lead them to the temple games.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Mandarin Hand on May 07, 2007, 01:51:25 PM
What you don't realize, outer space, is that the Green Monkeys boy ALWAYS answered early in that episode.  In the tie-breaker, he did the same - not answering with any of the three choices.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on May 07, 2007, 03:49:08 PM
Plus it's because of ringing in early that we have answers like "Bow and arrow skills" and "A scaffolding."

The way Olmec usually phrases the questions doesn't help too much, for the girl on the Orange Iguanas in The Missing Eye of David mistook the word "on" as the last word in the question and "Wet plaster" as one of the choices.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Olmec on May 07, 2007, 04:40:25 PM
Quote from: ""The Ancient Warrior""
Plus it's because of ringing in early that we have answers like "Bow and arrow skills" and "A scaffolding."

The way Olmec usually phrases the questions doesn't help too much, for the girl on the Orange Iguanas in The Missing Eye of David mistook the word "on" as the last word in the question and "Wet plaster" as one of the choices.


It always sounds like Olmec is saying "west plaster" to me, but you can still know that he means. Ringing in early also got us "Uh... ambassador!"
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on May 07, 2007, 04:44:25 PM
We allready covered that one, actually (see Renegade's post concerning The Electrified Key of Benjamin Franklin.)

Not to mention a couple other bad answers in Robin Hood and Marian's Ladder, among which the boy Blue Barracuda answering with the episode's title and the girl on the Red Jaguars actually saying nothing after ringing in early. (She was asked to name a certain Merry Man, I just forget which.)
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: PAK Man on May 11, 2007, 01:47:41 PM
Quote from: ""The Ancient Warrior""
We allready covered that one, actually (see Renegade's post concerning The Electrified Key of Benjamin Franklin.)

Not to mention a couple other bad answers in Robin Hood and Marian's Ladder, among which the boy Blue Barracuda answering with the episode's title and the girl on the Red Jaguars actually saying nothing after ringing in early. (She was asked to name a certain Merry Man, I just forget which.)


I love watching that moment in the Electrified Key episode, mostly because of how the kid's inability to control himself got the best of him in the end.

I also can't stand the entire episode of Robin Hood & Marian's Silk Ladder. The Temple Run itself was very boring, and that kid in the Steps gave some of the worst answers of all time. Granted, he got one question correct, but look at the other two he gave. Olmec's first question was what the title of Robin Hood's greatest foe was. The kid buzzed in, saying "Robin Hood and Marian's Silk Ladder." Olmec also asked what skills Robin Hood had, and the kid buzzed in and said "Bow and Arrow Skills."

The best part of that is listening to Olmec's reply to the kid's dumb answer. He says, in a stern voice (which is even stern for Olmec) "No, that is NOT correct."
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Purple Parrot on May 19, 2007, 12:52:01 PM
I don't necessarily see how "Bow and Arrow skills" was such a bad answer... The correct answer was "Archery skills." Last time I checked Archery skills = bow and arrow skills.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Silver Monkey on May 22, 2007, 05:00:13 AM
Colonel Sanders?
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: PAK Man on May 22, 2007, 01:19:25 PM
Quote from: ""The Purple Parrot""
I don't necessarily see how "Bow and Arrow skills" was such a bad answer... The correct answer was "Archery skills." Last time I checked Archery skills = bow and arrow skills.


You know, it's interesting you should say that, because I've been thinking about that answer. I sometimes wonder if that episode had taken place during season three (when they were so lenient with the rules) would they have accepted that answer? Something tells me they would have.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on May 27, 2007, 10:24:44 AM
Judging by "The Lost Hornpipe of the Pirate Captain," "The Mussel Shell Armor of Apanupak" and the tiebreaker in "The Jeweled Scabbard of Sforza" (they said "sword" instead of "scabard,") I'm gonna say you're probably right.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Piranesi on June 05, 2007, 04:27:25 PM
The first one, when the producers expected way too much.  It was just too hard to take in, though all the mishaps were rather comical.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: nicklegends on June 05, 2007, 08:25:12 PM
Quote from: ""Piranesi""
The first one, when the producers expected way too much.  It was just too hard to take in, though all the mishaps were rather comical.

It's so true, but the crew deserved a bad episode for not shooting a pilot of any form prior to the first episode.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Piranesi on June 05, 2007, 08:26:54 PM
Quote from: ""nicklegends""
Quote from: ""Piranesi""
The first one, when the producers expected way too much.  It was just too hard to take in, though all the mishaps were rather comical.
It's so true, but the crew deserved a bad episode for not shooting a pilot of any form prior to the first episode.

At the very least, they could have tested it.  Actually, there was a Kirk Fogg interview in which he said he tested the temple once before every season.

Actually, if I recall, he also said that he didn't have to deal with guards.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: nicklegends on June 05, 2007, 08:29:14 PM
Quote from: ""Piranesi""
Quote from: ""nicklegends""
Quote from: ""Piranesi""
The first one, when the producers expected way too much.  It was just too hard to take in, though all the mishaps were rather comical.
It's so true, but the crew deserved a bad episode for not shooting a pilot of any form prior to the first episode.
At the very least, they could have tested it.  Actually, there was a Kirk Fogg interview in which he said he tested the temple once before every season.

Actually, if I recall, he also said that he didn't have to deal with guards.

Kirk, while he said he didn't, had a better grasp on the objective than the kids did (not to mention the strength to get him to the artifact and out), so it's not a perfect comparison, but I can see your point. (I wonder if Dee Baker got to run through it as well?)
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Piranesi on June 05, 2007, 08:33:19 PM
Quote from: ""nicklegends""
Quote from: ""Piranesi""
Quote from: ""nicklegends""
Quote from: ""Piranesi""
The first one, when the producers expected way too much.  It was just too hard to take in, though all the mishaps were rather comical.
It's so true, but the crew deserved a bad episode for not shooting a pilot of any form prior to the first episode.
At the very least, they could have tested it.  Actually, there was a Kirk Fogg interview in which he said he tested the temple once before every season.

Actually, if I recall, he also said that he didn't have to deal with guards.
Kirk, while he said he didn't, had a better grasp on the objective than the kids did (not to mention the strength to get him to the artifact and out), so it's not a perfect comparison, but I can see your point. (I wonder if Dee Baker got to run through it as well?)

If Kirk did, Dee might have, but I wouldn't bet on it.  And yeah, Kirk had an exponentially greater idea of what he had to do.  But, I suppose if the kids had paid attention, run through it verbally and in their heads, they could have done as well as Kirk.

And as a little bonus, they also had Kirk's infinite wisdom.  "The door's unlocked!" and stuff like that.

EDIT:  Kirk may have been physically stronger, but that doesn't mean he had better cardiovascular fitness.  He hosted a game show, probably worked out occasionally, but most of the kids claimed roots in sports, which would require periodic workouts and practices.

That said, it's possible some of the kids had deeper gas tanks, if you will.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Mandarin Hand on June 06, 2007, 09:28:16 AM
Deeper gas tanks do no good when you're filled with crap.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Piranesi on June 06, 2007, 11:30:50 AM
Quote from: ""Renegade Pancake""
Deeper gas tanks do no good when you're filled with crap.

Let's say the artifact is in the king's storeroom.  Player A gets taken out in the shrine.  Player B has to sprint across the bottom floor, around the horn (through the slide) and back.  Of course they get time to catch their breaths, but notice how many are panting and catching their breath at the end.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: TBombMadeEZ on June 06, 2007, 01:34:50 PM
Yeah, but how many people go slow because of fatigue?

The people that are slow, are the tentative ones, for the most part.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 06, 2007, 01:36:42 PM
Yeah, just like Karisa from the 'Enourmous Feather' was. Slow and tentative...not a good combination at all.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Piranesi on June 06, 2007, 01:36:46 PM
Quote from: ""TBombMadeEZ""
Yeah, but how many people go slow because of fatigue?

The people that are slow, are the tentative ones, for the most part.

For the most part, yes, but there are many instances in which a player just burns out.  Tries keeping a pace his body won't accept.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on June 06, 2007, 02:16:39 PM
True.  i know this might be a bad example, but you know how out of breath Zac was after he brought the Secret Map out of the Temple.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Piranesi on June 06, 2007, 02:17:43 PM
Quote from: ""The Ancient Warrior""
True.  i know this might be a bad example, but you know how out of breath Zac was after he brought the Secret Map out of the Temple.

He was freakin' wrecked, yeah.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Purple Parrots rock! on August 18, 2007, 07:49:03 PM
I hate the broken wing of icarus.  I hate short steps of knowledge and the silver snakes swept it with the green monkeys to follow.  And Jason could've easily won in the temple if he just didn't make so many mistakes like not realizing the door to Jester's court opened from the King's Storeroom.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on August 21, 2007, 05:10:07 PM
At least the Temple Games in "The Broken Wing of Icarus" were exciting with it coming down to a tiebreaker.  The Temple Run was still exciting; even though it had a disappointing outcome, it was still very close to being a win.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: howierules86 on December 09, 2007, 01:29:30 PM
My vote goes to The Paintbrush of Leonardo da Vinci.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: silverMarker on January 09, 2008, 08:16:28 PM
I choose Blackbeard's Treasure Map. One word... Sabrina.
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Dark Enforcer on January 10, 2008, 08:39:29 PM
I don't know why, but I've always hated "Ponce de Leon and the Lost Fountain of Youth". Anyone like to quip in about this episode?
Title: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Kornography17 on November 19, 2008, 01:27:35 PM
Hi guys Im back... Sorry for bumping this topic up. Btw, is there any way to change my name to 17 instead of 16? i aint 16 no more :P. Anyways, Worse episode...probably still has to be the cricket cage. The snakes themselves barely won their respective games and not to mention the abomination that was their temple run.

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Title: Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Red Jaguars on April 26, 2014, 01:36:11 AM
Super Mega Bump? I thought it would be interesting to bump this topic instead of creating a new one.

I am surprised at some of the responses in the topic. Even if they are really old. War Fan and Lost Taj Mahal Turban? Those episodes aren't anywhere near as bad as most Legends episodes. They are just average. And I am not sure what kamehameha was thinking when he said War Fan was the worst temple run. :roll:

I would never consider Poseidon or Icarus the worst episode either. Those episodes were actually great before the temple run.  I gave to say that the worst episode ever is "The Snow Cone of Mt. Kilimanjaro". This was the most absurd idea for an episode plot, and everything about it was bad. I can't believe someone thought it was a good idea to talk about a dessert on a mountain. :?

My personal vote goes to "Cracked Crown" though. It was one of the most overplayed episodes and every round had something bad about it. Also, Kerry is the poster child for not sending the slow runner in second. My original vote in this thread was "Mata Hari", but I am going to change that to Cracked Crown in a heart beat. Not a fan of Mata Hari, but Cracked Crown is way more hated in my book.
Title: Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on April 26, 2014, 01:46:26 AM
Alhambra was clearly the worst. Steve and Lisa just didn't deserve to go to the temple. Cracked Crown was bad too. :roll:

Thanks for bumping this by the way. I liked this topic. ;)
Title: Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Red Jaguars on April 26, 2014, 01:57:49 AM
Oh yeah, I completely forgot about Alhambra. It even ranked the lowest in my Ranking Thread. And almost everyone calls this the worst episode ever too. Steve and Lisa had to be the most undeserving team in the temple. They won their team game and then went to the temple because their opponent got the tiebreaker wrong. I know it happened in Jean Lafitte too, but at least that episode had some roudns that were interesting.

As bad Golden Cricket Cage is, I don't think it is the worst episode ever. The temple games were competitive at least and the legend was okay. But it is still a horrible episode. And the temple run is... extra special. :roll:
Title: Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on April 26, 2014, 02:03:37 AM
Yeah, and I also agreed about Ed's reasoning (on the first page) for what really makes a bad episode.

I think the worst episode would be one where the following occur:

--A Moat that's really long because the players are poor contestants. Long moats are normally okay, but when the players obviously shouldn't be on the show, it looks bad.
--A Steps of Knowledge where the two winning teams sweep the steps, except for one correct guess by either of the two others late in the round.
--A Temple Games that is horrifically one-sided, has its outcome based on luck, or has a game like the common two-person pulley game of the first season where the game itself doesn't lend itself well to competition.
--And a Temple Run where one knows the players will lose after the first 20 seconds.

I'm not sure which episodes came closest to that, but I'd pick whatever ones did as the absolute worst.

Come to think of it, I think I made a topic just like that, questioning what it REALLY takes for an episode to be truly bad. :lol:
Title: Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Red Jaguars on April 26, 2014, 02:15:08 AM
Yeah, I totally agree with Ed's list on what makes a bad episode. There is one thing that I would add though.

-- A legend that tells a story that is very inaccurate or has too many silly moments in it. These are legends that are hard to believe and have silly lines and voice-acting in them. And they have nothing to do with their artifacts.

This is why I hate Cracked Crown the most going by Ed's list.
-- This episode literally featured the longest moat ever.
-- The temple games contained one of the quickest losses where Winter fell off her horse in like 10 seconds.
-- You can tell that the Orange Iguanas had no hope in the temple as soon as Kerry got lost in the Ledges. :roll:

Nothing will ever top my hate for Cracked Crown. Not even Golden Cricket Cage or Snow Cone. (Although they are not far behind. :roll:)
Title: Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on April 26, 2014, 02:19:48 AM
I don't know, I still think Cricket Cage is the perfect candidate for "worst episode ever." Long moat, idiots on the Steps, John and Tia just barely won their temple games, and of course their temple run. :roll:

For me, the worst episode to me would be:
-- A moat that's too long or too short.
-- A ridiculous legend.
-- Steps with too many wrong answers (Trojan Horseshoe I'm looking at you) :roll:
-- One sided temple games where it's obvious the winning team is gonna sweep the temple games.
-- Temple runs where the players obviously have no hope at winning. Whether it be impossible layout, clueless players, or both.

But yeah, Cracked Crown is a terrible episode. I literally haven't watched that episode since 2009, when the CNS downloads were up.
Title: Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Red Jaguars on April 26, 2014, 02:27:27 AM
I am conflicted about temple game sweeps resulting in a bad temple game round. It depends on the episode I guess. Lawrence of Arabia and Annie Oakley were temple game sweeps, but they were very exciting and memorable. On the other hand, Golden Chains and Charles Lindbergh were also temple game sweeps, but those were hard to watch because the losing teams were no match at all. It depends on the end result I would say. Sometimes a team would sweep the temple games, but the results of all the games are close. But then you have the temple games like in Golden Chains and you can tell that Jessica and Justin will sweep. :roll: Also, I like the temple game rounds when it comes to the temple game sequence. If a temple games round has a more unique sequence, I tend to like them better. But if reused the same tired game (like the "swinging boulder" game in S3 or the slippery ramp one in S1), then I look down on it. It really depends on the episode and how well the team performs.

And works on Golden Cricket Cage too. Poor RJF had to sit through that one and I rewatched it the other day to adjust my rankings.  :oops:
Title: Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on April 26, 2014, 02:33:04 AM
That's what I meant. If the temple games are too one sided, where it's WAY too obvious who's gonna win and the other team doesn't have a chance, then it makes the round more painful to watch. I personally love episodes like Leopard Skin Cloak, and Lawrence of Arabia. I would NEVER in a million years look down on those episodes. But it's temple game rounds like Zenobia, where the losing team just doesn't have any hope. Sorry if I didn't make that more clear the first time around. ;)

While we're on the subject of temple games, I also don't like when a team goes to the temple on a questionable call. Where Kirk takes the "furthest along" rule too literally. The Codebook of Mata Hari is a perfect example of that. And also, poor performance in the temple games is hard to watch as well. Which we also say in Mata Hari. I mean, is it really that hard to climb a dragon tunnel? :shock: :roll:
Title: Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Red Jaguars on April 26, 2014, 02:38:06 AM
Mata Hari is the worst temple game round in my opinion. We had two temple games that were questionable calls. And it was a lackluster performance all around too. Especially by GiGi in the team game. You should not have that hard of time climbing the Dragon Tunnel like GiGi did. Even John from Cricket Cage did fine when he had that temple game. :roll: And chubby Garrett also moved alright. The Blue Barracudas deserved to lose after that act. :? Although Bifocal Monocle was pretty pathetic too with the Red Jaguars boy in the male temple game. He probably would've struggled like Veronica did in the Pit if he made it to the temple. :roll:

Here's an interesting question. What episode(s) do you think is the worst for each round?  ;)

-- Moat
-- Legend
-- Steps of Knowledge
-- Temple Games
-- Temple Run
Title: Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on April 26, 2014, 02:52:08 AM
Moat: Stone Head, Cracked Crown, Silver Saddle Horn (can't believe that hasn't been mentioned yet)
Legend: Snow Cone (It's so bad I blocked everything out), Cosa Rara, Efoua (Dismemberment? Gross) :shock:
Steps of Knowledge: Trojan Horseshoe
Temple Games: Mata Hari, Zenobia, Xerxes (though I did like the set of games that were used)
Temple Run: Cricket Cage, Alhambra, Bifocal Monocle, insert a bunch I'm missing here

I hope this is what you meant. ;) Because all those respective moments I mentioned above were pretty bad.
Title: Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Red Jaguars on April 26, 2014, 11:28:18 AM
I totally agree with all of those. For each of those episodes, they perfectly fit into each category that Ed and us both outlined. Those are also rounds that we gave very low scores when we ranked those episodes in Legends Episode thread. I will make a list using your nominations and expand it a little more:

Moat:
- Stone Head (Cut intro to the moat, sloppy editing, and players struggling getting across)
- Cracked Crown (The moat that took 45 minutes long to complete)
- Silver Saddle Horn (longest recorded moat ever on the show)
- Imperial Purple Robe (A pretty bad edited moat like the the first two)
- Atocha (Great episode, but this moat was very long!)

Legend:
- Snow Cone (Just look at the artifact :roll: )
- Cosa Rara (The whole legend is absurd and is dedicated to a horse. :roll: )
- Efoua (The legend talks about dismembered body parts and cannibals eating them :shock: )
- Bifocal Monocle (The whole legend was full of nonsense)

Steps of Knowledge
- Trojan Horseshoe (At least every team got one wrong. And the Silver Snakes boy got 3 wrong answers!)
-  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll: (Another round that was chock full of bad answers.)
- Geronimo (No one ever seems to talk about this episode with all the bad answers)

Temple Games:
- Mata Hari (Horrible officiating for a couple of temple games and a pathetic performance by the Blue Barracudas girl)
- Zenobia (The Purple Parrots stood no chance against the Orange Iguanas. Just watch the team game shut out. :roll: )
- Xerxes (Pat and Noelle really didn't deserve to go to the temple)
- Cracked Crown (For Winter's temple game alone)
- Lost Lion Tail (The Silver Snakes dropping their sign and Claude sucking ass)
- Bifocal Monocle (For the Red Jaguars boy that didn't know how to climb and the boring sequence)

Temple Runs:
- Golden Cricket Cage
- Blackbeard
- Lost Hammer
- Alhambra
- Cracked Crown
- Lost Lion Tail
- Bifocal Monocle
- Snow Cone
- Dried Apple Half
- Nathan Hale
Title: Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on April 26, 2014, 03:18:45 PM
Total word to your entire list. And thanks for mentioning Geronimo too. That had a lot of "Trojan Horseshoe" esque bad answers too. Even in my first ever episode review of Geronimo, I ranked the steps round there low. And another Blue-Green-Purple-Silver match up just like Trojan Horseshoe, go figure. :lol: Ditto for Atocha's moat. That moat was just terrible. It was one of those moats where it takes a long time getting the last team across because the players are poor contestants. The rest of the episode was great, but boy did that episode get off to a rocky start. :shock:

Speaking of great episodes with lackluster rounds, John Sutter had a pretty lackluster Steps of Knowledge round as well. As much as I LOVE this episode, a bunch of questions had to be thrown out due to stupid answers. There were even some questions where literally nobody answered at all. Not that it detracts from what a great episode that is though. ;)

As for ridiculous legends, I'm pretty sure "The Lost Lion Tail of Little John" had a stupid legend as well. :roll:
Title: Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: The Red Jaguars on April 27, 2014, 01:39:30 AM
Lost Lion Tail's legend was pretty absurd also. It was about a woman disguising herself as a young boy named Little John or something like that. And she hunted with a bunch of men who did not even know she was a woman. :roll:

Speaking of bad Purple Parrots legends, the Golden Pepperoni one needs to be on that list too. The artifact was already questionable, but then we had the nightmares about pepperoni and the Great Linguini in the legend. -_-

Season 3 had the silliest legends of them all. Red Sash had the "I'm grounded for two weeks with no TV line?!". Yeah, I am sure kids would believe that they would have televisions in the Tokugawa Era. :roll: The Mummified Hand legend sound it came from AYAOTD episode too.  :roll:
Title: Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on April 27, 2014, 01:43:37 AM
Yeah, all those legends were pretty bad. And besides Lost Lion Tail, the rest of the episodes were actually pretty good.