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Re: "Funky" Temple Game Calls/Rulings
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2013, 02:22:13 AM »
Plus, Jason also cheated in the third temple game by trying to skip over some sinking steps. I know Dana won it for the team at the end, but Jason still cheated in that game, and never got sent back for it.

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« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2013, 02:28:30 AM »
Well, Jason chose the wrong sinking step anyways so he had to start over. But yeah, if Jason did jump to the right step, then the producers should've sent him back for sure. The whole objective of the temple game was to memorize a path by following each step. You shouldn't be allowed to skip a step at all. If the producers allowed that and Jason actually won, then this incident would probably be worst than the Anne Bonny moat.  :roll:

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« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2013, 08:04:04 PM »
Don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but the first two games from Dead Man's Hand was miscounted. The first game was a tie anyways, but the second game was declared a tie, yet the Green Monkey girl missed one of her bulls eyes. So, Sara actually should've won the game, and the final pendant score should've been 2-0.5, not 2-1. Not that it would've made a difference anyways, but Kirk totally Fogged Up in ruling the second game a tie.

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« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2015, 02:47:13 PM »
Did anyone ever figure out if Jason cheated in this temple game in Smashed Printing Plate? In his temple game, he and his opponent had to toss newspapers into a bin while riding one of the "bucking horses". Well, while the Purple Parrot boy fell off the horse, some people say that Jason shouldn't have been allowed to throw the newspapers into the bin until the PP boy was back on the horse. Yet, he continued to do so anyways. Is there any official ruling whether Jason was allowed to do this or not? Because I don't recall other episodes that use this temple game like Jason's game.

I know Poseidon and Empress Eugenie had the bucking horse game, but those ones had the players holding onto it without falling off. If the player did fall off in that temple game though, the horse was stopped until the fallen player got back on.

Olmec's rules stated that contestants were to "throw newspapers into the bin. If you miss, throw another one. If you fall off your horse, get back on and keep going." There was no mention of waiting for your opponent to get back on, so Jason didn't "cheat" by continuing to throw newspapers. This was the only temple game that used the "bucking horses" in a way that did not solely require contestants to hold on, so they probably did not think to include a rule clarifying this. You'll often find that when a moat crossing was too quick and easy/slow and challenging, or when a temple game has something "unexpected" or "ambiguous" happen, they would clarify or modify it in subsequent episodes.