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Would the Purple Parrots do better than the temple team in this episode?

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Offline The Red Jaguars

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Damn, I have been posting so much in the temple games forum that I forgot about this topic. :o Either way, we can all agree that we support the Purple Parrots in Lily-Crested Crown. ;)

Next up is "The Melted Head of Madame Tussaud". In this episode, the Purple Parrots lost to the Orange Iguanas in a close temple games match-up. Inside the temple, Nicholas had a lot of trouble as he spend almost all of his time in the temple just getting up the central shaft. Jennifer, who gets criticized for shouting, simply did not have enough time to make up for his hesitations. Would the Purple Parrots do better than the Orange Iguanas? Layout below:



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This was a hard decision for me. I supported the Orange Iguanas though and it is all because of Jennifer. She was the star of her episode all day. She won her temple game against the MALE Purple Parrot player and won the team game too. Nicholas was a lost cause in the temple and she had every right to shout at him. He spent way too long in the central shaft where other teams like Pirate Captain and Sforza completed them much faster. So I can totally see why she was shouting at him. If she went into the temple first, I think that this temple run would've been successful as she seemed both smarter and faster than Nicholas. I think the Purple Parrots would've done better than Nicholas for sure. But Jennifer was a strong player and I think she would've also given her team a chance at victory. So I do support the Iguanas in this one. ;)

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No. Big fat no. The Purple Parrots were a terrible team all episode. Just barely crossed the moat, just barely advanced from the steps, and they were absolutely terrible in the temple games. Can you imagine this team in the temple? They would've failed miserably. This was an easy choice for me. This team was absolutely pathetic. So no, I don't support this team in the slightest. :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:

And isn't Lost Taj Mahal Turban supposed to come next?

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Dang, Taj Mahal Turban should've been the next one. :oops: No worries, I will cover that tomorrow. ;) After this one and Taj Mahal Turban, I think Good-Luck Watch is the last one for Purple Parrot losses. :o

As for this episode, the Purple Parrots were pathetic. Nicholas and Jennifer were first in the moat and SoK, and they did really good in the temple games too. I actually watched this episode the other day too. :mrorange: I might actually review this episode next. I never understood the hate this episode gets. It was pretty entertaining from start to finish. I do find the temple run annoying and frustrating, all thanks to Nicholas of course. He really ruined the ending of this otherwise good episode. :?

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Plus, Jennifer beat A BOY in her temple game, the rock pushing one. And the Purple Parrots just barely scraped by all episode by being 4th in the moat and 2nd in the Steps. The Orange Iguanas were much more dominant, and this is one of the rare Orange/Purple episodes where the Orange Iguanas deserved to go to the temple. Can't wait for your rewrite of the episode too. The hate it gets is undeserved.

And I know I'm late to the game on this, but the Purple Parrot boy from Lily Crested Crown was named Stephen, not Jeremy. You named those Purple Parrots after the Silk Ladder team. :lol: Speaking of the latter episode, that will be the first "win" we cover I believe.

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And we all agree that Jennifer and Nicholas deserved to go to the temple over the Purple Parrots. ;)

Next up is the run I skipped over - "The Lost Taj Mahal Turban of Aurangzeb". In this episode, the Purple Parrots did pretty good before the temple including winning 1st in the moat and 1st in the SoK (Green was 4th and 2nd respectively). Inside the temple, Chrystine and Dean's run in triple capture after they faced a long layout where all three guards were forced. It didn't help that the team missed the obvious half-pendant either. Would Jennifer and Chad do better than the Green Monkeys? Summary of run below:



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I actually support the Purple Parrots in this episode. They looked like a pretty strong team in this episode, as evident on how they were first in the moat and SoK. I feel that they would've fared better in the temple too. First off, I felt Dean was too slow and a little clueless as a frontrunner. There were some rooms where I felt that he took too much time, like the Chamber and Ancient Warriors. Second, the triple capture outcome should not have happened. Even though Chrystine did try to look for the half-pendant, she still should've found it. I feel that if the Purple Parrots had entered the temple, they would've avoided triple capture and probably grabbed the Taj Mahal Turban. And I am not saying that Dean and Chrystine were an undeserving or bad team. I don't have a problem with them at all and their triple capture was probably the least offensive one on the show. But between the two teams, I felt that the Purple Parrots would've done better. It is actually a very close call, but in the end this one can go either way for me. ;)

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No. I voted a big fat fucking no. :roll: First of all, this Purple Parrot team may have been bad ass pre temple, but they weren't THAT great. Did Dean and Chrystine really bomb their temple layout THAT much? That layout was hard, the Purple Parrots would've bombed that layout too. How do we know THEY wouldn't have passed up the half pendant? How do we know THEY wouldn't have moved slowly either? That triple capture was not their fault, AT ALL. Look where that half pendant was. It was tacked on WAY too high. Those Purple Parrots would've missed that too. The Purple Parrots would've done a terrible job in the temple, and the results would've been, the same thing. They would've been triple captured too. I expect this vote to be unanimous. This was the easiest vote next to Cricket Cage. This Purple Parrot team was not impressive at all, and they deserved to lose the temple games. They only won their first temple game, that's bad in my opinion. So no, this team gets zero support for me and I thought Dean and Chrystine deserved their temple appearance. Just because a team dominates, doesn't mean they're strong. Easy vote for me, easiest decision ever. It's a no for me. :roll:

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This layout reminds me of Golden Ship when it comes to the triple capture. The temple guard layout was unfair and cheap, and the half-pendant location was bullshit. I mean why were Chrystine and Dean forced to encounter every single guard? No other triple capture was like that. If a team has 1.5 Pendants, they should have one guard that avoidable. But yeah, I actually agree with your reasoning. I haven't seen the full episode in a long time and I might rewatch the temple games again to see how the Purple Parrots perform. I also want to hear what other people think about these two teams too. ;)

I might change my vote to the Green Moneys, which was my first gut feeling. I want to see what other people vote. ;)

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Also, look at Heather and Tony from Stone Head. They dominated almost every single round, and then failed miserably in the temple. Despite the Purple Parrots in Lost Taj Mahal Turban dominating pre temple games, they could've very well have fallen apart in the temple. Same goes for teams like Mysterious Manuscript and Dried Ear of Corn. Teams who kicked ass pre temple, but then completely fell apart in the temple. And in those episodes, you can't blame a hard layout. They all made avoidable mistakes that shouldn't have happened to begin with. Plus, Lost Taj Mahal Turban was A LOT like Mystical Spellbook. Tough layouts where there was very little a team could do about it. Plus, the producers really need to learn that tacking up a half pendant as high as possible is NOT going to be en effective solution. Plus, Chrystine was fast too. Almost as good as Katie from Mystical Spellbook even. This was one of those layouts where a team was doomed from the start. Granted, I didn't find either team impressive in this episode, but the Green Monkeys dominated more in the temple games. And I thought they deserved their temple appearance more. ;)

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Also, Oracle Bowl and Lost Hammer are teams that dominated before the temple run but sucked in the temple. We need to make a full list of these temple teams. :lol: But yeah, I never had a problem with the Green Monkeys outcome in Taj Mahal Turban. ;) I mean they had little time on the clock left and the temple guard layout was so unfair. There was no way to avoid any of the guards! And you're right about the half-pendant location too, it was actually pretty far out of view. In Sforza, Asher found the half-pendant right above the Headless Kings door. In Robert the Bruce, the half-pendant was right next to the King's Storeroom door. And yet Jeremy still missed it. :roll: The Taj Mahal Turban layout was one of those layouts that no team would really win, like Mystical Spellbook. Dean and Chrystine fared pretty well, but I felt that Dean could've done better in certain rooms. Other than that, the temple guard layout sucked and this run reminds me a lot like Golden Ship. But Golden Ship's temple guard layout was slightly more cheap IMO. ;)

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Yeah, we really need to start a topic like that. But in the Heart Room of course. ;) Also, this triple capture was done in the shortest time ever. And it was the last ever triple capture. Yet the Golden Ship team got the first ever triple capture, and it was done in the quickest time. :lol: Not to mention, the Green Monkeys only had two triple captures on the whole show, this one and Golden Spider Web. Both clocked in with under 30 seconds left on the clock, and had already hopeless layouts to begin with. Unlike Golden Spider Web though, this team truly had a tough layout, and the half pendant was in an obscure location. And they had a MUCH harder layout. If the Purple Parrots ever got triple captured and moved fast, they would've had much more time left on the clock. Other than that, this temple run definitely wasn't bad at all. Dean was pretty hesitant, but fortunately Chrystine did a much better job. ;)

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I want to finish this topic up since we only have this run and Good-Luck Watch to finish. So anyone not vote support the Green Monkeys or Purple Parrots in Lost Taj Mahal Turban? I know it is not an exciting or memorable episode, but you can just vote whether you believe the Parrots would do a better job than the Monkeys. ;)

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I was just gonna bring this topic up. And if you update this now, then we'll have three topics dedicated to the Good Luck Watch episode. It'll be Good Luck Watch overload. :afro: :lol:

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I really want to continue this thread. There is only one run left to cover. I am going to change my vote for a "No" for Lost Taj Mahal Turban. At the end of the day, I can't see how the Purple Parrots would've done better. Dean and Chrystine were not a bad team at all after I recently rewatched this episode. In fact, Chrystine actually did a good job in the temple. And the half-pendant passing doesn't bother me either. At least it's not like Jeremy from Robert the Bruce. :afro:

To end this topic, we will move onto the Good-Luck Watch.  :mrgreen: In their very last temple game appearance, the Purple Parrots faced a power-house Green Monkeys team. The temple run featured a failed escape run where the team grabbed a bottom of the central shaft artifact. While this was an impressive feat, this layout should've been a win because it was very favorable towards the team. Unfortunately, it didn't happen because Janeen was way too hesitant and slow in the temple. Would Courtney and Nate do better than the Green Monkeys in this episode? Diagram of the temple run below: