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Re: Legends Episode Ranking System
« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2012, 11:06:27 PM »
I haven't watch "Jean Lafitte" in a long time and I don't remember a single thing about that episode. It will probably end up with a bad ranking though, probably close to the score of "The Cracked Crown of the Spanish King". Truth be told though, most episodes had some sort of redeeming value to them like "Iron Mask" had a good legend while "Belle Boyd" had a relatively exciting temple run. I am not really dreading "Jean Lafitte" though since its mostly just mediocre rounds and forgettable. Most of the Legends episodes weren't too bad though. Although there were some episodes that were just flat out bad...  :oops:

And I like your suggestion, maybe I will take "Apanuugpak" after I am done with Jean Lafitte.  ;)

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« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2012, 02:32:49 PM »
Jean Lafitte is one of the most forgettable episodes ever. Good luck finding anything positive about it.

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« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2012, 01:29:43 PM »
Here is my rankings for "The Treasure Map of Jean Lafitte". It ranked higher than I expected, but it was still a dull and mediocre episode. But it wasn't painful at least though.

THE TREASURE MAP OF JEAN LAFITTE



MOAT: 4.5/10



I enjoyed the moat challenge used for this production day compared to the other season one episodes. It was a mixed challenge that was not too easy or too hard. But this moat challenge was kind of boring though. The teams were struggling to throw their inner tubes across the moat and in one instance the Orange Iguana girl fell in while trying to throw it to her partner! This moat was too sloppy compared to the other moat crossings on that day.

LEGEND: 9/10



The legend tells about a Pirate named Jean Lafitte who owned a smuggler's colony south of New Orleans. He was eventually captured by US officials and he burned down his colony in hopes that no one will find his fabled treasure. Jean Lafitte trusted one person with the Treasure Map for his treasure, a cabin boy, and made the cabin boy swear to never indulge on the location of the treasure or else he will be inflicted with the Pirate's curse. 60 years later the cabin boy scouts out the treasure with one of his helpers, but his helper dies supposedly due to the Pirate's curse.

I am always a sucker for stories about Pirates, so this was a good legend that actually told a serious story. One difference between the season one legends and later legends is that the season one legends were more morbid where they talked about death. But still, this was a good legend and it did not come with some corny accents or lame moments.

STEPS OF KNOWLEDGE: 8/10



Like the legend, the Steps of Knowledge was filled with good historical questions and did not wander into the silly questions territory. It was also pretty close competition between Red, Blue, and Green all the way down to the wire. Plus, Terry Kay of the Blue Barracudas showed some good enthusiasm at the end of the Steps. A pretty decent round.

TEMPLE GAMES: 3/10



The temple games were pretty weak for this episode, and I blame that on the producers for poor temple game choices. In the first temple game, the guys had to push a cannonball up a slide that is gushing water. The problem with this temple game was that both male contestants struggled to get their ball up the ramp, and that was because the ball kept getting stuck underneath them. The score was a pathetic 1-0 at the end of it all.

The second temple game was just as pathetic as the first temple game. In this one, the female players had to climb up to the top of the shaft while carrying a piece of gold. Once at the top, they had to place the piece of gold into the bucket at the top. Too bad that both girls struggled to get their pieces of gold at the top. Terry Kay was slightly better than the Red Jaguar, but once again we got a pathetic temple game score of 2-1.

The team temple game was surprisingly competitive though. Both teams put in a decent effort, but Blue screwed up a couple of times. There is no reason why Red shouldn't have won this temple game as they were ahead a couple of times. In the end, it was a tie.

This episode marks one of the rare instances in season one where the team rings in wrong in the tiebreaker and the other team goes to the temple. In this case, the Red Jaguars answered the tiebreaker question wrong and it sent the Barracudas to the temple. Nice job at choking Red Jaguars. :roll:

TEMPLE RUN: 3/10



This temple run was as mediocre as it can get. This is one of those runs where neither player is terribly bad, but they still don't know what they are doing. Aaron, the frontrunner, got unlucky with the Trouble Bridge door being locked from the Gargoyle Room. So what does he do? Instead of trying for the Cave of Sighs, he keeps trying to force the Troubled Bridge door open. Nice work, ace. He eventually gets the hint though and goes down to the Cave of Sighs and eventually is taken out in the Heart Room.

His partner though is equally as incompetent as he was though. Terry Kay tries for the same Troubled Bridge door, but this time it works for her. But now she is taking a different path from her partner with less than a half-pendant. Why would she ever do that? She slowly makes her way to the Shrine, and her last 45 seconds or so, she struggles to get the monkey assembled. Pathetic, both players were slow and this is one temple run that is painful to sit through. And it was not very exciting either.

FINAL VERDICT: 5.5/10

This episode ranked higher than I thought, but that is because the surprisingly good legend and Steps of Knowledge save it from being a completely mediocre episode. Still, other parts of the episode are pretty lackluster and one initial view of this episode is enough. The temple games featured mediocre players and the temple run was so uneventful and lackluster too. Just your typical season one episode with little to no redeeming value.

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« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2012, 02:10:09 PM »
Heh, nice work Ace. :lol:

Anyways, Jean Lafitte has got to be one of the most filler episodes in the shows history. While the legend was interesting, and the Steps were a competitive round, the temple games and temple run were just lackluster. The Blue Barracudas only got to the temple because the Red Jaguars rang in wrong with the tiebreaker. And the temple run sucked, especially at the end when Terri Kay couldn't even assemble the monkey. The Red Jaguars probably would have done a better job if they hadn't choked at the tiebreaker. Overall, a REALLY dull episode. But a 5.5 ranking for this kind of episode is pretty good. Good rankings like always.

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« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2012, 05:20:51 PM »
If it wasn't for the Legend and Steps of Knowledge, then this episode would've ranked much lower. It really was an uneventful episode though and nothing really stands out besides the tiebreaker choke. It is one of the most filler episodes in the series too. It is so filler that they reused the prop from a prior episode ('Map to the Lost Gold Mine"). Definitely the most filler episode of season one, but overall I think there are some episodes that are slightly more filler than this one. (Clovis the First, Sojourner Truth, Snow Cone, Stolen Arm, Cosa Rara).

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« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2012, 06:09:33 PM »
I always thought "The Stolen Arm of Shiva" was more filler. At least Jean Lafitte had the tiebreaker choke and Terri Kay's monkey "assembly" going for it. But I remember nothing about Shiva. Though there was another pathetic attempt to assemble the monkey there too.

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« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2012, 06:47:11 PM »
A 3 for the temple run seems kind of low to me. I don't recall the run being THAT bad. A 4 probably would've been better, but it's your ranking TRJ.



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« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2012, 09:31:12 PM »
I always thought "The Stolen Arm of Shiva" was more filler. At least Jean Lafitte had the tiebreaker choke and Terri Kay's monkey "assembly" going for it. But I remember nothing about Shiva. Though there was another pathetic attempt to assemble the monkey there too.

Oh yeah, "Shiva" definitely ranks up there with "Jean Lafitte". The only thing I remember about this episode is the artifact being in the Bamboo Forest. The screwy monkey attempt doesn't even jump out at you like it did with Kelly from "Montezuma" and Larry. The only other episode that I could possibly think is more filler is "Stone Marker". I think "Leonardo Da Vinci" is even more memorable than "Stone Marker".

A 3 for the temple run seems kind of low to me. I don't recall the run being THAT bad. A 4 probably would've been better, but it's your ranking TRJ.

I don't think it was bad either, just very forgettable and boring to watch. Its one of those runs you just want to be over after the first minute. I might up the score because maybe 3 is a little too harsh. But it was a pretty lackluster and uneventful performance though.

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« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2012, 02:09:48 PM »
Someone suggest earlier that I do "The Mussel-Shell Armor of Apanuugpak" as my next project, and that is the one I am about to post. I have to say that I am not disappointed that selection at all.

THE MUSSEL-SHELL ARMOR OF APANUUGPAK



MOAT: 8/10
MOAT: 8/10 (PPF)



The moat used for this production day is quite possibly the quickest moat ever featured on the show. In this one, the teams had to cross over a pair of icebergs by running across them. If they fell in, then they would have to go back. Even though the moat was very quick, only one team fell in and it was pretty exciting to see what teams would ring in to move onto the next round. Moats that are neck-to-neck are usually the exiting ones.

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For this moat, the players had to run across three floating icebergs. If they fell in or touched the iceberg, they would have to go back and start over again. This was a very exciting round, and quite possibly, THE quickest moat ever. Although "The Pearl Necklace of Gwalior" moat was equally as fast too. Despite the quickness of the moat, it was a very close round where it was like any team could've rang in and advanced to the next round. At the end of the round, the Silver Snakes, Green Monkeys, Blue Barracudas, and Red Jaguars all advanced to the Steps of Knowledge in that order.

LEGEND: 8.5/10
LEGEND: 8/10 (PPF)



The last thing you would ever think that Legends of the Hidden Temple would ever make 7 a legend about is an Eskimo. This was one of those goofy season three episodes that were meant to not be taken seriously, but this one was good and comical though compared to the other legends that season. From the insults like "your mother wears sealskin boots" to the witty comments from Apanuugpak, it definitely was a unique legend. And what the hell was with his wife? She looked like a naked gorilla at first. :lol:

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This legend centered around Apanuugpak, who was an Eskimo who lived in Alaska in the 1700's. He was a hunter and a fearless warrior who could stand still for a very long time to stalk polar bears. One day, him and his wife encountered a band of warriors, who accused Apanuugpak of fishing in their territory. Despite the enemies ganging up on him, Apanuugpak was not afraid of them. They even shot arrows at him, but that did not phase Apanuugpak one bit as he laughed. The men were so astonished they fled from him and ran away. It was then that Apanuugpak invented a mussel shell armor, which later found its way to the temple. I happened to really like this legend. Very few legends talked about Eskimos, and the producers did a very good job executing this story. Plus, you gotta love the witty commentary this legend had. Especially the "your mother wears sealskin boots" line. :lol: While this legend was a bit silly, it didn't drift into parodying itself with ridiculous storylines, like most Season 3 legends tend to do.

STEPS OF KNOWLEDGE: 10/10
STEPS OF KNOWLEDGE: 10/10 (PPF)



The Steps were very close competition and there was not a single wrong answer. I can't seem to find a single flaw in this Steps round and it deserves a perfect score. One of the answers given by the Blue Barracudas was questionable, but Olmec accepted it in memorable fashion - "That is close enough for the rock." Definitely one of the best Steps of Knowledge rounds on the show.

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This was a flawless Steps of Knowledge round. It was very close the whole way through, and there were no wrong answers. There was one questionable answer given, but knowing Season 3 and their lenient rules, Olmec accepted it saying "That's close enough for the rock." That sort of thing also happens in "The Lost Hornpipe of the Pirate Captain." Gator of the Green Monkeys was also very smart during the Steps. He got all of his questions right before the choices were even revealed. It definitely shows that he paid attention during the Legend. The Red Jaguars however, were the first team to finish and advance to the temple games. The Green Monkeys joined them not long after. The Blue Barracudas got two questions right, while the Silver Snakes only got one question right.

TEMPLE GAMES: 8/10
TEMPLE GAMES: 8/10 (PPF)



Like the legend, the temple games featured a goofy sequence of temple games. But they were good temple games though regardless.

The first temple game was kind of lackluster, but that is because the girls kind of struggled in their temple games. In the first temple game, the girls were upside down and had to throw fish into a bucket. They kind of struggled and the Red Jaguars girl even missed a couple of shots. Green wins 4-2.

The second temple game was silly also where the boys had to climb through a maze and carry a couple of stuffed animal seals to the top. Both boys were close, but Gator ended up being a Gator.

The last temple game had the teams knocking down the "Eskimo enemies" with flying cannonballs. Here, the teams kind of struggled and both knocked down one each. But with a pendant score of 2-1, the Green Monkeys go to the temple and prepare themselves for one of the best temple performances ever!

PPF's description

The temple games featured some solid competition throughout. I also liked this round for the unique set up of games used. In the first game, Amanda and Nikolette had to throw fish into their bucket, all while hanging upside down. Both players seemed to struggle here, but Amanda of the Green Monkeys pulled out a win, beating Nikolette 4-2. In the second game, Gator and Jarrod had to jump on a series of trampolines, and bring the seals up to the top of the seal haven. Gator was a BEAST in this game. He flew all the way up there and won the game with plenty of time to spare. This game the Green Monkeys a 1-0 lead over the Red Jaguars going into the final game. In the third game, the teams had to knock over the "Eskimo enemies" with cannonballs. A game which was used quite a bit in Season 3. Both teams kind of struggled here, and the Red Jaguars especially had a difficult time. At the end of the game, both teams tied, giving each of them a full pendant. But the Green Monkeys beat the Red Jaguars 2-1 pendant wise, and earned themselves a trip to the temple!

TEMPLE RUN: 10/10
TEMPLE RUN: 10/10 (PPF)



Very few temple runs deserve a perfect score, and this one is one of them that deserves it. This temple run is memorable for having quite possibly the best player on the show. Center of the temple runs are always tricky, but Gator made it look like there was nothing to it. Amanda was sort of a slow runner, but she made it far with a good amount of time left. That didn't matter to Gator though since he shot through the temple like a bullet once Amanda was taken out. He was so fast that he had to keep pulling his pants up. Not even the camera could keep up with him. He made it all the way to the Chamber, grabbed the Mussel-Shell Armor, and scored one of the best temple wins on the show. This is an awesome temple run and you can never get tired of watching it.  A great effort by the Green Monkeys to score one of the most signature wins on the show.

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This temple run was spectacular, all thanks to Gator. Amanda went in first and she does an alright job. In the Pit, she grabs the rope too high and has trouble knocking over the column. Gator even yells for her to "Jump off!" which Amanda does, and moves on to the Tomb of the Headless Kings, where a temple guard takes her pendant. Amanda makes her away across the bottom floor at a medium pace, and is removed from the temple in the Dark Forest with 1:30 left on the clock. Gator takes over soon after, and I've got to say, he is LIGHTNING FAST! Gator was so fast even the camera crew couldn't keep up with him. Upon making up to where Amanda left off, he busts through the wall, climbs the Quicksand Bog ladder with ease, assembles the monkey swiftly, and gets the right armor on the third try. Gator then grabs the armor in the Chamber, all while the mussels fall off the armor, and escapes with 10 seconds left on the clock. Recording a very rare center of the room victory! Amanda was excited, Gator was excited, Kirk was excited, and I was excited as well. This was easily one of the best wins in the history of the show. And Gator is hands down one of the, if not THE, best Legends contestant in the history of the show. Great temple run all around! :mrgreen:

FINAL VERDICT: 8.9/10
FINAL VERDICT: 8.8/10 (PPF)

This episode deserves this high score because it truly is that awesome. None of the rounds of this episode were bad in anyway, shape or form. It contained competitive teams through each round and nothing was boring at all. Some highlights of this episode include the unique and comical legend and the unique temple games. But the true highlight is the temple run where we see one of the best temple performances on the show. This episode is a must watch and you should even watch it again if you ever get a chance. You will definitely not be disappointed at all with this episode since it meets every aspect of what we are looking for. Quite possibly the best episode on the whole show.

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Overall, Apanuugpak was a great episode from beginning to end. The moat was very quick, the legend was interesting, the teams were smart during the Steps, the temple games were solid, and the temple run was magnificent. Apanuugpak was the second of only two temple runs where a player successfully retrieves an artifact from the center of the room. The other being "The Lucky Pillow of Annie Taylor," from Season 2, another excellent temple run. This temple run was just fantastic, all thanks to Gator. I wish there were more contestants on the show who were just like him. This episode altogether is quite possibly the best episode ever on the show. I definitely recommend this episode to anyone. You'd be missing a lot if you don't watch it.
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« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2012, 02:32:04 PM »
Very few temple runs deserve a perfect score, and this one is one of them that deserves it. This temple run is memorable for having quite possibly the best player on the show. Center of the temple runs are always tricky, but Gator made it look like there was nothing to it. Amanda was sort of a slow runner, but she made it far with a good amount of time left. That didn't matter to Gator though since he shot through the temple like a bullet once Amanda was taken out. He was so fast that he had to keep pulling his pants off. Not even the camera could keep up with him. He made it all the way to the Chamber, grabbed the Mussel-Shell Armor, and scored one of the best temple wins on the show. This is an awesome temple run and you can never get tired of watching it.  A great efffort by the Green Monkeys to score one of the most signature wins on the show,

I'm hoping you meant to say that Gator was so fast that he had to keep pulling his pants UP.

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« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2012, 02:54:23 PM »
Very few temple runs deserve a perfect score, and this one is one of them that deserves it. This temple run is memorable for having quite possibly the best player on the show. Center of the temple runs are always tricky, but Gator made it look like there was nothing to it. Amanda was sort of a slow runner, but she made it far with a good amount of time left. That didn't matter to Gator though since he shot through the temple like a bullet once Amanda was taken out. He was so fast that he had to keep pulling his pants off. Not even the camera could keep up with him. He made it all the way to the Chamber, grabbed the Mussel-Shell Armor, and scored one of the best temple wins on the show. This is an awesome temple run and you can never get tired of watching it.  A great efffort by the Green Monkeys to score one of the most signature wins on the show,

I'm hoping you meant to say that Gator was so fast that he had to keep pulling his pants UP.

Yes, I meant that he had to keep pulling his pants up. I am sure the producers had enough of dirty moments with John and Missy on the show.  :oops: :oops: :oops:

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« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2012, 03:00:23 PM »
Pulling his pants off...wow! :lol:



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« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2012, 03:34:37 PM »
Oh TRJ, get your mind out of the gutter. XD Though it's better than saying "pulling his pants down." :lol:

In all seriousness though, Apanuugpak was a great episode, and it doesn't surprise me one bit it got a near perfect rating. And I don't even need to explain about Gator, he owned everything. I screencapped this episode a few months ago, and I couldn't even take many pictures of Gator running to where Amanda left off. And if I tried too, it came out way too blurry. Yeah, he was that fast. There's no excuse NOT to give this run a perfect 10, it was a great rare center of the room victory. I wish we had more players like Gator on the show. Great episode overall, and definitely a good contender for one of the best episodes ever. Though I liked Lost Hornpipe a little more. Speaking of which, you should rank that episode next.

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« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2012, 04:01:17 PM »
Great to have a high rating for this episode! Oh and I was the one who recommended we do this one next! This was the best of the Green Monkeys and to record a center of the temple victory is rare, only Missy was the other to do it before GATOR did it!



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« Reply #44 on: November 05, 2012, 04:52:09 PM »
In my mind, there are only four temple runs that deserve a perfect 10. PPF named one already in her post. The other two I feel that deserve a perfect rating is another Green Monkey one while the other had the same outcome as "Apanuugpak".

But yeah, this temple win is definitely one of the signature wins on the show. It is definitely one of my all time favorite wins also. I don't think any episode can top the ranking for this episode. Well, there might be 2-3 episodes that I can see doing that. Maybe I will take "Pirate Captain" next too. That is definitely a fun episode - "A musical instrument that does a jig", very competitive temple games, and of course the best team to win in the temple. Although I don't want to use up all the good episodes either.  :P