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Wild Jungle EP: The Four-Starred Badge of George Marshall
« on: September 03, 2010, 09:57:53 PM »
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The camera makes its way through lush greenery, and the palms move away as ambient animal noises are heard. Portions of a temple are shown, and suddenly the jungle ends, and we see Olmec’s face light up and shout, “LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE!”

The show’s title card—a pendant of life—crashes together on the screen, and the camera shifts to focus on the temple and its rooms. “With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is now!”

The pendant splinters and Kirk is seen crawling out of the Jungle Crevice to run right into the center of the stage and up the Steps of Knowledge as he begins his narration.

“Thank you, thank you!” says Kirk. “It's nice to see you! Thank you, Olmec. Welcome to the Legends of the Hidden Temple. The rooms are filled with lost treasures that are protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards. Only Olmec knows the legend behind each of the treasures in his temple. Which one are we going to hear about today?”

Olmec replies, “The Legend of The Four-Starred Badge of George Marshall!”

“Oh, the Four-Starred Badge of George Marshall!” says Kirk. “Well, one of these six teams will have the chance to retrieve the Four-Starred Badge—will it be The Red Jaguars?”

At this point, the camera focuses on each team as they are introduced.

“The Blue Barracudas?”
“The Green Monkeys?”
“The Orange Iguanas?”
“The Purple Parrots?”
“Or the Silver Snakes?”

“They’re going to have to pass some tough mental and physical tests,” continues Kirk, “and in the end, only one team will have the right to enter Olmec’s temple, but first they’ll have to cross the Moat, and Olmec’s gonna tell us how they have to do it today.”

Olmec instructs:
“Before you lies a bridge of eight planks. When Kirk gives the signal, step out onto the first plank and try to move to the next. But be careful—two of the planks on each bridge will collapse, and when you step on one of them, you must go back and start again. When you safely make it across, that will be your partner’s signal to cross. When both partners have reached the other side, run over and hit the gong!”

Kirk hits the Silver Snakes’ gong to demonstrate, which—in turn—lights up a bright silver.

“The first four teams to hit their gongs will go on to the next round,” finishes Olmec. “Teams!” shouts Kirk. “Are you ready?”

The teams excitedly reply, “Yeeaahhhh!”

Kirk then asks, “Olmec, are you ready?”

“This rock is ready to roll!” replies Olmec.

“All right, teams,” says Kirk. “On your marks, get set… GO!”

“And there they go!” begins Kirk. “OH! Red Jaguars and Silver Snakes went right in!” The boys on the Red Jaguars and Silver Snakes fall immediately off their collapsing first planks, but the girls on the Orange Iguanas and Purple Parrots move ahead quickly. “It’s about luck the first time round, but memory the second time,” reminds Kirk, as the boy on the Green Monkeys falls into the water on his fourth plank. The girl on the Purple Parrots falls over stepping onto her fifth plank, ending up in the misty water with a large splash. “Whoa!” exclaims Kirk. “Purple Parrots are down—here come the Red Jaguars, making an excellent comeback…” The boy on the Red Jaguars moves forward, but as he steps on his seventh plank, it collapses, sending him into the water once again. “Oh, but they have to go back. The Orange Iguanas are doing good on their second try!” After about 45 seconds into the round, the girl on the Orange Iguanas is the first player to make it onto the deck, followed closely after by the boys on the Red Jaguars and Green Monkeys. “All right, now their partners have to make it across,” explains Kirk, as the girl on the Purple Parrots makes it over to the deck.

With a good minute already gone by, the boy on the Orange Iguanas quickly scrambles across his bridge of planks, swiftly avoiding the sixth and seventh planks, and making it onto the other side safely. “We’ve got our first team!” shouts Kirk, as the Orange Iguanas gong in. “—and our second—they’re the Orange Iguanas and the Purple Parrots! We’re looking for two more teams, though.” The girl on the Blue Barracudas falls in after mis-stepping on her seventh plank. “Oh, no, Red Jaguars are down!” commentates Kirk. “Looks like we might have the Red Jaguars…” The Red Jaguars finally reunite on the deck after about a minute and 20 seconds of the crossing, and they slam down on their gong together. “We’re looking for one more team—” begins Kirk, but is interrupted by the ring of the Green Monkeys’ gong. “We’ve got our fourth team! Stop right there!”

Kirk is seen jogging over to greet the Purple Parrots. “Nice job by the Purple Parrots,” praises Kirk. “Going on to the Steps of Knowledge are the Purple Parrots—and the Orange Iguanas—and the Green Monkeys—and the Red Jaguars.”

“The Silver Snakes and the Blue Barracudas gave it a great effort as well,” he says. “We’re not gonna be sending them away empty-handed. We’ve got a great gift for them, and here’s what it is.”

Dee reads the prize:
“It’s a $50 savings bond from Skechers Footwear! Makers of fun, exciting, cool shoes, sneakers, and boots. Skechers—it’s the ‘S’!”
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Wild Jungle EP: The Four-Starred Badge of George Marshall
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 09:58:10 PM »
The screen transitions to a shot of the four teams atop the Steps of Knowledge. “As we continue our quest,” says Kirk, “it’s now time for Olmec to tell us about The Lucky— or Four-Starred Badge of George Marshall. But teams—pay attention, because your knowledge of the legend can bring you a step closer to Olmec’s Temple.”
   
Olmec narrates the legend:
“One of the most important figures in the history of the American military was George Marshall. He was a strong leader and fought in both World Wars. By 1939, George Marshall became a general in the U.S. Army, and started to lead what was the largest army ever assembled. In addition, he possessed a four-star badge pinned to his uniform to represent his rank.

“One day, he was talking to his good friend, the President of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt, who had promoted George to general.

“‘Say, George, you’re the best general our country has ever had!’ praised Roosevelt.

“‘Well, I’m just trying to protect the country.’

“‘Speaking of that, how would you like being Secretary of State?’

“George paused. ‘I’ll think about it, sir,’ he replied, ‘but I really prefer doing what I’m doing now.’

“Nevertheless, George was promoted to General of the Army, and received a badge with five stars to replace his four-star one. He eventually also accepted Roosevelt’s offer and became the Secretary of State, and when he died, his four-starred badge ended up in the Temple! Your quest is to find the Four-Starred Badge of General George Marshall and bring it back here.”

“Thank you, Olmec,” says Kirk after a short pause, “so tell us—where is the Four-Starred Badge?”

“The Four-Starred Badge of George Marshall can be found… in the Secret Spring,” reveals Olmec. The camera moves along the bottom floor of the Temple until it reaches the Secret Spring, and then we see a close-up of the small badge sitting on the room’s front ledge.

“Alrighty then,” says Kirk in response. “Teams—you are now standing on the Steps of Knowledge. In a minute, Olmec’s gonna ask you a question. If you think you know the answer, stomp down on the ancient marking in front of you. If you’re right, you’ll move down to the next level, but if you’re wrong or run out of time, I’m gonna have to give the other teams a chance to answer. The first two teams that make it to the bottom level—” Kirk runs down the steps, then walks out of view “—will be one step closer to Olmec’s temple. Olmec, we’re now ready for your first question…”

Olmec asks: “Did George Marshall fight in—World War I, World War II, or both World Wars?”

The Purple Parrots are first to stomp down: “Uh… both of the… World Wars?”

“That is correct!” declares Olmec. “All right, come on, step down,” instructs Kirk, letting the Purple Parrots move down to the second step. “Next question…”

Olmec asks: “Was George Marshall—a general, a colonel, or—”

The Purple Parrots ring in: “General?”

“That is correct,” replies Olmec. “Nice job, Purple Parrots!” says Kirk. “And just like that they’re one step away from the Temple Games. Olmec, next question.”

Olmec asks: “Which of these U.S. presidents was one of George Marshall’s friends? Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, or Abraham Lincoln?”

The Purple Parrots ring in again: “Franklin Roosevelt?”

“That is correct!” shouts Olmec. “And just like that, we’ve got our first team going on to the Temple Games!” says Kirk. “It’s the Purple Parrots! We’ve still got room for one more team, though—who’s it gonna be? Let’s carry on, Olmec! Next question.”

Olmec asks: “When George Marshall became general in 1939, did he also receive—a sun-shaped brooch, a four-starred badge, or a—”

The Green Monkeys hit their marking: “His five-starred… badge?”

“That is not one of the three choices,” replies Olmec. “The three choices were: a sun-shaped broo—”

The Orange Iguanas interrupt: “His four-starred badge.”

“That IS correct,” says Olmec. “All right, Orange Iguanas’re on the board,” narrates Kirk. “Remember, you might wanna listen carefully before ringing in. Next question.”

Olmec asks: “What job position did President Roosevelt offer George—the job as his secretary, the Secretary of State, or the job as a Temple Guard?”

The Green Monkeys buzz in: “Uh… as the Secretary of… the State?”

“… that is correct,” declares Olmec. “Oh, but the Green Monkeys recovered!” comments Kirk, “and now they’re making their move. Still plenty of time, though—next question, Olmec.”

Olmec asks: “During World War II, was Germany ruled by—communists, Nazis, or me?”

The Green Monkeys stomp down on their panel: “Nazis?”

“Correct, it wasn’t me…” replies Olmec, as a few members of the audience laugh. “Nice job, Pur—uh, Green Monkeys,” responds Kirk. “That’s not the first time he’s done that one before, I can tell you, ha. Okay—next question.”

Olmec asks: “Which of these prizes did George Marshall win—the Crafoord Prize, the Nobel Peace Prize, or—”

The Green Monkeys cut him off: “The Nobel Peace Prize!”

“That is correct!” yells Olmec. “Okay, these two teams will be going on to the Temple Games!” declares Kirk as he runs over to the teams on the bottom step. “They are the Green Monkeys… and the Purple Parrots! The Orange Iguanas and Red Jaguars gave it a great effort, though. They’re not going away empty-handed. We’ve got a great gift for them, and here’s what it is—”

Dee reads the prize:
““It’s here—the official Legends: Wild Jungle backpack! Custom-designed and made to fit, never venture anywhere without the wildest backpack in the world! The official Legends: Wild Jungle backpack, from Nickelodeon and Jansport!”

The screen wipes to reveal Kirk with his hands on the two remaining teams’ shoulders. “These two teams are gonna be playing for the rights to enter Olmec’s temple,” he says, “and they’re gonna do it—right after this!” We fade to a hand-held shot facing the Temple, moving towards the entrance and Olmec, before zooming in on a small statue sitting in the plant growth on the Temple’s front steps. The show’s titlecard appears, and then we fade to commercial.
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2010, 09:58:29 PM »
The pendant splits, the camera zooms out from an animal skull lying on top of a pile rocks, near the front of the Secret Spring, and then we fade to Kirk and the two teams.

“Welcome back to Legends,” says Kirk, standing in front of The Vine Drop with the two remaining teams. “Now the glory goes to the fastest and the strongest… so before we get started, let’s meet our teams. On the Green Monkeys, we have Angelique. You like baseball, it says here, but tell me about your trip to the Amazon.”

“Uh, yeah,” says the black girl with long black hair in braids. “We were going down the Amazon River in a boat, and suddenly, I fell out.” She laughs.

“So what happened?” Kirk then asks.

“Uh, they pulled me in quickly,” she replies.

“ ‘Kay, glad the piranhas didn’t come,” says Kirk in response, turning to Angelique’s partner, a boy with tanned skin, dark brown hair, and eyes of the same color. “And also, from Barcelona in Spain, we have Diego. First of all, welcome to Los Angeles!”

“Thanks,” says Diego, in a slight Spanish accent.

“Okay,” continues Kirk. “It says here that you like swimming and going to the beach—tell me about that.”

“Well,” explains Diego, “I just go beach on week… ends, mostly. The Bar-the-lonita. Ees close to de cee-ty.”

“Sounds like fun to me,” remarks Kirk. “Let’s hear it for the Green Monkeys!” The audience cheers and claps momentarily for the Green Monkeys, while Kirk moves on to interview the girl on the Purple Parrots—pale-skinned, with blond hair reaching about a fourth of the way down her back.

“And also,” continues Kirk, “on the Purple Parrots, we have Kara. You say you like photography and that you own over 20 cameras, is that right?”

“Uh, yeah,” says Kara. “I got my first camera when I was eight years old, and I started taking a photography course when I was 11.”

“And what’s your favorite camera?” asks Kirk.

“It’s a Nikon,” she says.

“Okay, sounds cool,” comments Kirk, turning to the last player, a boy with short brown hair and equally brown eyes. “And over here, we have Zack. Zack, you tell me that you like to sketch—what do you usually sketch?”

“Um, just anything, really,” he laughs.

“Do you have a favorite thing that you’ve sketched so far?’ asks Kirk.

“Uh, yeah, I once drew a, uh, silhouette of the New York skyline,” says Zack.

“All right, we’ve got a talented team over here!” announces Kirk. “Let’s hear it for the Purple Parrots!” The audience once again cheers, this time for the Purple Parrots.

“Okay, why don’t you girls head over there for the first Temple Games,” Kirk then says, pointing to the left of the screen, “and you boys head over there for the second—I’ll explain what’s gonna happen.” The teams walk off in different directions before Kirk turns back to face the camera.

“In the temple games, teams are competing to win Pendants of Life—” Kirk grabs a pendant out of his pouch and holds it up to the camera. “The winning team will need those pendants to protect themselves from the dreaded Temple Guards, as they make their way through the temple. There are three Temple Games, so Olmec—please tell us about Temple Game #1.”

Olmec explains:
“During World War II, territories were being conquered here and there. Today, you will be expanding your own empire by conquering the cities we’ve laid out for you. Before you is a path through four city walls. When Kirk gives the signal, run through the first wall, and plant one of your flags to show that you have conquered the city. Then go back, grab another flag, and do it again. The first team to conquer all four cities, or the player that’s further along at the end of 60 seconds… wins.”

“Four cities and a half-pendant on the line,” says Kirk. “Let’s put 60 seconds on the clock!”

The clock crashes down into the corner of the screen. “On your marks, get set… GO!” The girls dart forward down the path, the first walls for each team crashing down at about the same time. [0:54] “This is gonna be a close race, all the way,” comments Kirk, as the camera shows Kara racing back to her supply of flags at the start. “The Purple Parrots have a bit of a lead,” narrates Kirk, as Angelique heads out towards her second wall, breaking it down with 41 seconds remaining—but Kara is already turning around. “Woah, Purple Parrots are moving fast!” Indeed, Kara grabs a third flag with 36 seconds remaining, and then runs towards the third wall, breaking it down with her shoulder. [0:29] Angelique also breaks down the third wall just behind her opponent, but has trouble heading back to the beginning. “Oh, it looks like the Purple Parrots may do it…” commentates Kirk, as Kara races towards the fourth wall. [0:22] She breaks it down, steps over the rubble, and plants her last flag into the flag-holder to end the game with 17 seconds remaining!

“All right, that’s it!” shouts Kirk, running over to Kara’s now-broken-down fourth wall. “Stop right there—come on down here, girls… Nice job! Well, uh, Kara here got all four walls down and all four flags planted—that gives the Purple Parrots the half Pendant of Life!” Kara pumps a fist in the air in celebration as the audience applauds.

“The Green Monkeys can catch up in the next game,” explains Kirk. “It’s also worth a half-a-Pendant. Olmec, tell us about Temple Game #2.”

Olmec narrates:
“George Marshall and his army often had to live for weeks in the wilderness, and they couldn’t have survived without food or water. On the pedestal is a ton of water, all reserved for his army. When Kirk gives the signal, run around, jump up, and grab a bottle of water. Then, spin around to the other side and drop it in your bin. The first player that collects all eight water bottles, or the team that collects the most water bottles at the end of 60 seconds… wins.

“Let’s get that water down to the troops,” remarks Kirk. “Let’s set the clock for 60 seconds!”

The clock slams down into the corner of the screen. “On your marks, get set… GO!” Both players begin to run towards the pedestal, both missing the pedestal on their first spin. “It takes awhile to get the momentum,” explains Kirk, “but once they’ve got it, they can start to grab those water bottles!” Diego is first to grab a water bottle, spinning back around to drop it into his basket. [0:47] “Alright, the Green Monkeys’ve got the hang of it,” narrates Kirk. “The Purple Parrots still looking to score—now they’ve got their first bottle!” As Zack drops his first water bottle in his basket, Diego spins around, grabbing a third bottle soon after. He runs back around and drops it in his basket to bring the score up to 3-1. “Oh no, Purple Parrots missed!” shouts Kirk, as Zack knocks a bottle of water onto the ground. [0:30] The score is now 5-2 Green, with Diego showing no sign of slowing down. “Oh, Green Monkeys doing a great job,” says Kirk. Diego finally misses one, jumping up too early. “Oh, but they missed! That gives the Purple Parrots a chance to catch up!” With 15 seconds left, Zack finally drops a third water bottle into his basket, but the Green Monkeys increase their score to six. The audience soon begins to count down: “Ten… nine… eight…” [0:05] Diego drops another water bottle into his bin, but not before Zack manages to do the same—but TIME RUNS OUT shortly after!

“All right, stop the spinning… levers…” instructs Kirk as he runs over to the spotters with the scorecards. “Let’s get our players down… easy does it… and let’s count up the scores.”

He bends down to peer at the scorecards. “Well, the Green Monkeys got seven bottles of water… and the Purple Parrots got four bottles of water—the Green Monkeys get the half Pendant of Life!” The audience cheers as Diego and Zack high-five each other.

“Nice sportsmanship, there,” comments Kirk. “So now our teams each have a half-pendant. We’re going into our third and final game—it’s worth a full Pendant. Olmec, tell us about it.”

Olmec continues:
“Soldiers must be trained for almost any kind of situation, either on courses, or in the wild. Today, you will be training with a little bit of both. Before you is a path through four areas: a hill… a lake… a jungle… and finally, a tower. When Kirk gives the signal, the first player will complete the first obstacle and tag their partner at the end of it. Then the next player will complete the next obstacle and do it again. When you reach the Tower, both of you, climb to the top, and hit the gong. The first team to complete the course and hit their gong… wins.”

“They’re training for Olmec’s Temple,” reminds Kirk. “All right, in position, players… On your marks, get set… GO!”

The boys immediately spring into action, climbing their way up the rock wall on one side of the Hill. “This is gonna take a lot of endurance and speed to get through this course,” comments Kirk. “It’s a tough, tough course.” Zack is first to make it to the top of the Hill, sliding down the other side of it quickly and tagging Kara. “Purple Parrots off with an early lead,” commentates Kirk, as Diego slides down the Hill and tags Angelique. “But the Green Monkeys are catching up quickly,” says Kirk. We see Kara already splashing her way across the Lake, but Angelique dives in and begins to swim through the Lake, quickly catching up. “Oh, they’re splashing all over the place! The Green Monkeys’re making a good comeback…” Angelique is now right on Kara’s tail, and as they both tag their partners—at virtually the same time—they both run out of view of the camera. “Now they’re heading into the Jungle!” shouts Kirk, as we see the boys enter the mess of elastic cords. Zack ends up getting tangled up in the cords, trying to walk through the Jungle and getting stuck, while Diego pushes himself through the cords, crawling his way through the Jungle instead. “Oh, nice move by Diego—he’s taking the lead!” Diego is out of the Jungle first, far ahead of his opponents, and we switch to a wide shot of both Towers, with the Green Monkeys making their way up theirs. “Oh, the Purple Parrots are gonna have to catch up quickly!” But it’s too late for that—the Green Monkeys reach the top of their Tower right as the Green Monkeys make it to the base of theirs, and they hit their gong to end the game!

“That’s it!” announces Kirk, running over to the base of the Towers. “Great job! Come over here, Purple Parrots… Well, the Green Monkeys did make it to the top first, so that gives them the full Pendant of Life—” Kirk is interrupted briefly by the audience applause, but quickly continues.

“That gives them a Pendant and a half,” concludes Kirk. “The Purple Parrots had a half. The Green Monkeys are going to the Temple!” We cut to a shot of Diego and Angelique celebrating on the top of their Tower, hugging and giving each other a high-five.

“Great job by them!” shouts Kirk. “The Purple Parrots here gave it a great effort—it was a closely-fought match. We’re not gonna let them go away empty-handed. We’ve got a great gift for ‘em—here’s what it is!”

Dee reads the prize:
“It’s a $100 savings bond from Skechers Footwear. Makers of fun, exciting, cool shoes, sneakers, and boots. Skechers—it’s the ‘S’!”

The screen wipes to reveal Kirk and the Green Monkeys, who are now standing between the two Towers. “Now we’re gonna see if the Green Monkeys can make it through Olmec’s Temple,” he says, “retrieve The Badge of George Marshall—right after this!” The camera heads between the Towers, through a wall of tropical shrubs, and then stops right before plunging into the Moat. The titlecard appears, and then we fade to commercial.
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2010, 09:58:48 PM »
The pendant splits, the camera zooms out from what appears to be a stray wooden wheel lying in the plants, and then we fade to Kirk with his hands on the Red Jaguars’ shoulders.

“Welcome back to Legends,” he says. “Diego and Angelique have proven themselves worthy and now have earned the right to enter Olmec’s temple. But first, Olmec’s going to give them some information to help them retrieve The Four-Starred Badge of George Marshall.”

Olmec begins his rundown:
“You could start by climbing through the Tigers' Den and climbing down into the Vine Drop. Pull the right vine to raise the stone slab, then race into the Treasury of the Monkeys. Find the right bunch of bananas, and you could choose to go up into the Anaconda's Sanctuary, or into the Grand Marsh. Open the alligators’ mouths to find the tongue, and you might have a chance to enter The Forest… of a Thousand Dragons. Reach into the dragon’s mouths and find the key—but be careful: one of the dragons might be inhabited by the spirit of a Temple Guard! If they grab you, you’ll have to give up a Pendant of Life. Next, plow through the wall and into the Secret Spring—where you can grab The Four-Starred Badge… of George Marshall.

“There, climb up the Falls and into the Catfish Cove. Find the correct bucket, and open the door to the Shriiiiine… of the Silver Monkey. Assemble the statue, and you may be headed for the Lion Cave. Place yourself in the correct mouth, which will allow you into the Wildebeests' Hideout. Turn the correct horn, and run across the Walk of Faith. Then, pass through the Room of the Tropicana Birds, race down the stairs, and back through the temple gates. The choices are yours and yours alone. You won one-and-a-half pendants in the temple games. Who's going first?”

“Me!” shouts Diego.

“Very well, Diego!” replies Olmec. “When Kirk gives the signal, you'll race through the gates into the Temple, and make your way towards the Four-Starred Badge. Hidden inside the Temple are Temple Guards assigned to protect three specific rooms. You can trade your pendant for an extra life and go on but if you're caught without a pendant, you'll be taken out of the Temple... and it will be Angelique’s turn to enter and try his luck. Hidden somewhere in the Temple is the other half of your pendant. If you can find it, and you’re carrying the other half, you will get an extra life. If you can reach the Four-Starred Badge, all the doors of the Temple will instantly unlock and the Temple Guards will vanish. Return through the gates with The Four-Starred Badge of George Marshall in three minutes, and you will both be handsomely rewarded—and here's how!”

Dee reads the team’s prizes:
•   For just going into the temple, you’ll both receive The Singing Machine! It makes you a one-man recording studio, so you can sing along to your favorite songs. Karaoke made much more fun, from The Singing Machine.
•   If you can grab the Four-Starred Badge before three minutes is up, you’ll also receive an electric guitar! The Schafer Electric SST Guitar is designed by Schafer & Sons!
•   And if you can bring the Four-Starred Badge out of the temple before three minutes is up, you’ll both be receiving a new Sony high-definition television! Your new high-definition TV will come with a 60-inch LCD screen with LED backlight, 16:9 widescreen format, built-in Surround sound, and only crystal-clear quality! From Sony!

“Well, let’s see if Diego can take that new television back to Barcelona with him,” says Kirk. “And Angelique too. Let’s get in position, mi amigo… Let’s put three minutes on the clock!”

The clock slams down in the corner of the screen. “Olmec,” says Kirk, “please lower your gate.” The gate lowers as Olmec moans and the lights around him switch off. “On your mark, get set… GO!”

“There goes Diego! Up into the Temple!” shouts Kirk, as Diego races up the stairs of the Temple. “Which way is he gonna go? Up into the Room of the Tropicana Birds… or down? No, he’s going up!” Diego continues up a second set of stairs and enters the Room of the Tropicana Birds. But before he can go any further, a TEMPLE GUARD jumps out from the door in the back wall! [2:50] “Temple Guard!” shouts Kirk. “Gotta give him the Pendant or he won’t go away…” Diego looks confused, the Temple Guard continuing to stretch his hands out, but Diego finally hands the guard his Pendant and begins hitting beaks. “He tries one…” commentates Kirk, as Diego hits the rightmost beak. “He tries the second…” Diego hits the beak of the bird on the right of the Temple Guard door, which opens the door with 2:42 remaining. He heads down the stairway and onto the Walk of Faith, beginning to make his way across the bridge. “All right, now he’s gonna head across… The Stairs… and up to the Wildebeests’ Hideout!” says Kirk, as Diego opens the door to the Wildebeests’ Hideout. [2:35] He races up the spiraling stairway, entering the Hideout with 2:29 on the clock. “Now he has to turn the horns to open one of the doors,” explains Kirk. Diego turns the left horn, and then the right horn, with the right horn opening the door downward. “Okay, now he’s heading down into the Anaconda’s Sanctuary,” commentates Kirk.  He backs down the ladder into the Sanctuary, but as he steps off the final rung, the small panel to the left of the ladder opens up to reveal a second TEMPLE GUARD that removes him from the Temple with 2:15 remaining!

“Oh, Diego’s out!” exclaims Kirk. “Go, Angelique!” Angelique immediately takes off from beside Kirk, running up the front steps, behind Olmec, and into the Room of the Tropicana Birds. [2:05] “She’s got to move quickly if she wants to get to that Secret Spring…” Angelique makes her way down the stairway, and then begins to walk her way across the swinging Walk of Faith. “Nice job!” cheers Kirk, as she heads through the doorway and up the stairs. Angelique appears in the Wildebeests’ Hideout with 1:46 remaining, and then begins to head down the ladder into the Anaconda’s Sanctuary, “—where Diego was taken out,” narrates Kirk. “She’s gonna then have to take a snake… and put it in the correct hole on one of the walls.” Angelique snatches the snake from the front ledge, and then searches around the room for a few seconds, before finding the left-side hole. [1:35] She feeds the snake into the hole, hand-after-hand, and as the snake stops moving, a noise indicates that the door downward has opened. “Something opened!” declares Kirk, as Angelique looks around the room for an open door. “Something opened—I think it’s the door that goes down… now she’s got it… and she’s heading down, into the Room of the Treasury of the Monkeys…”

[1:20] Angelique appears halfway down the ladder into the Treasury of the Monkeys, ignoring the bananas and a small golden object hanging down from the open panel-door. “Oh, she forgot to get the bananas!” narrates Kirk. “That’s gonna cost her some time…” Angelique heads back up the ladder, and grabs two bunches of bananas, before stepping back down onto the floor of the room with 1:14 remaining. She places both bunches on the altar, but no doors open. “Oh, it’s gonna have to be the third bunch,” reveals Kirk, as she climbs back up the ladder to grab the third bunch of bananas, placing it on the altar with 1:05 left on the clock. “There it goes!” The door to the Grand Marsh finally opens, but the camera lingers around the Treasury, zooming in on the golden object hanging off the door to the Sanctuary above—it’s the hidden half-pendant!

[0:59] Angelique jumps into the “swamp waters” of the Grand Marsh, making her way over to the left-side alligator for some reason. “Okay, she’s going straight for the alligator,” announces Kirk. She opens up the alligator mouth, putting her hand inside and feeling around for a good five seconds. “No, there’s nothing in there,” says Kirk. “She’s looking for a tongue to pull on, so she can open a door…” After some hesitation, Angelique wades her way back over to the other side of the room, opening up the right alligator’s mouth with 47 seconds on the clock. This time, a tongue uncoils from the inside of the mouth, and Angelique pulls down on it hard twice before a door opens. “Which door opened?” asks Kirk rhetorically. “Oh, she’s confused… which door opened? I think it’s that door going up…” [0:41] She stalls around in the room, looking left and right, until finally realizing that the center door leading up is open. “Okay, now she’s found it,” commentates Kirk. She begins to climb up the netting, having some trouble getting her feet onto the tattered ropes. “It’s not easy to climb up that rope,” notes Kirk, “but then again, it’s not easy to make it through Olmec’s Temple. But this is a tough team…” With 30 seconds remaining, Angelique finally makes it up to the top of the net, but has to swing the net into position so that she can put her head through the open door and grab onto the ladder leading through it. [0:24] Struggling, Angelique finally climbs up into the Lion Cave. “Nice… upper body strength there,” comments Kirk. “Now she has to find the correct lion—put her head into the correct mouth, and then open one of the doors.” With 20 seconds remaining, she moves over to the rightmost lion head, and ducks underneath its open mouth to get inside. She simply stands inside for a few moments before moving onto the center one. “Nope, you have to push the buttons on the back!” shouts Kirk from the sidelines. “You have… you gotta push the buttons…” Angelique stands in the center lion for a few seconds, once again not pressing her head against the actuator in the back of it. [0:08] “Oh, time’s running out…” wails Kirk. With five seconds remaining, Angelique places herself into the leftmost  lion head, once again, not pressing her head back, but when she finally does, we’re OUT OF TIME!

“OH!” groans Kirk as the clock explodes. “They did a great job, this team… Diego came all the way from Spain, I hope your trip has been worth it… They still get the karaoke machine, though. We’re just about outta time—check us out next time for another great Legend of… The Hidden Temple! Buh-bye!”

The credits begin to scroll as various ending scenes are shown: a skeleton of an animal sitting in the plants, the top floor of the Temple, and the wall of plant growth behind Olmec. Finally, the camera fades out, and the light bulb-Nickelodeon logo is shown as an electric buzzing noise is heard.
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2010, 10:11:02 PM »
Artifact Name: The Four-Starred Badge of George Marshall
Location: The Secret Spring
Result: Ran out of time
Time Remaining: N/A
Pendants Won: 1.5
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Summary:

The episode started off fine, with the Moat crossing being an exceptionally tough one. Players had to cross a bridge of planks, with two of them always falling. The Purple Parrots, Orange Iguanas, Green Monkeys, and Red Jaguars all advanced to the Steps of Knowledge, and from there, the Purple Parrots and the Green Monkeys moved on.

The Green Monkeys were made up of Angelique, who had fallen into the Amazon River, and Diego, a beach lover from Spain. On the Purple Parrots, there was Kara, a photography enthusiast, and there was Zack, who liked to sketch. In the first game, the teams had to knock down walls and plant their flags behind each to "conquer cities". The Purple Parrots finished first, winning the half-pendant. In the second game, teams were strapped into a rotating lever to collect water bottles from a pedestal. The Green Monkeys won 7-4, and they got a half-pendant. In the final game, the players had to run a relay race through a four-part obstacle course. The Green Monkeys finished first, and made it to Olmec's Temple.

This Temple Run had a tough design and would require a strong team to accomplish it. The players would need to have passed through at least nine rooms to get to the Four-Starred Badge, and this team couldn't quite cut it. Diego wasn't the fastest, but he made it to the Anaconda's Sanctuary in only 45 seconds, and was removed from the room. Angelique wasn't even close to fast, and was definitely confused throughout the run. She had to look for several seconds to find open doors, and when she was trying to head up from the Grand Marsh, spent nearly 20 seconds trying to climb the netting. When she finally made it to the Lion Cave, she didn't push her head back on the actuators even after Kirk shouting to her to do so numerous times. Time ran out shortly after.

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The Green Monkeys in this episode were the second and last team in the second season to have an international contestant make it to Olmec's Temple.



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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010, 11:41:37 PM »
It's too bad the team met two Temple Guards? this was probably only winnable if it was a solo run.

Side question about the Moat crossing: How exactly do the planks "collapse"? Are they breakways, do they tip over, sink directly down like in the "correct path" Temple Game or is it something else?
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2010, 06:12:17 AM »
They're pretty much like the Breakaway Planks on this episode of Wipeout:

]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO0eBkCZE_c].

Of course, the planks are much thinner and actually look wooden, and are downsized for the show.
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