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« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2008, 08:16:28 PM »
I choose Blackbeard's Treasure Map. One word... Sabrina.

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« Reply #46 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?




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« Reply #47 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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Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
« Reply #48 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.

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Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
« Reply #49 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. ;)

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« Reply #50 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:

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« Reply #51 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:

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Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
« Reply #52 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:)

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Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
« Reply #53 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.

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« Reply #54 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:

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Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
« Reply #55 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:

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« Reply #56 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

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Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
« Reply #57 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.

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Re: The Worst EPISODE Ever
« Reply #58 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

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« Reply #59 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: