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The Heart Room / Re: "Funky" Temple Game Calls/Rulings
« 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.

The Heart Room / Re: The Room of the Golden Doors
« on: January 28, 2015, 02:20:50 PM »
There were a few other instances where the key was clearly not placed in the trees- Battle Flag, Ivan the Terrible, Xerxes, Mystical Spellbook of the Imperial Wizard, and Belle Boyd being examples from Season 3. I'm sure there were other cases like this, but we don't know exactly which ones since the contestants bypassed trying to find the key in the tree.

As far as the sound effect during the Snow Cone run goes, it is a different sound than that used for that door during the rest of Season 3. But there were some other episodes where different sound effects were used for the same door.

EDIT: And come to think of it, there were several episodes with production errors or improperly-opening doors (the first to come to mind is the War Fan of the 47 Ronin run). In most cases, editing would cover these issues up with dubbing over Kirk's commentary and/or by introducing sound effects.

Heather's opening the door to the Shrine of the Silver Monkey probably was manual. Not only was the sound effect different and the blue cabinet door in the Shrine unopened, but Kirk's commentary saying that she was heading into the Shrine was not dubbed over. This, to me, suggests that that doorway was intended to be accessible; Heather just failed to correctly open it up. Additionally, her posture suggests that she did not place the key on the magnet to open the door, since she neither transferred the key to her left hand, nor did she pivot her body enough to allow her to try the key using her right hand.

The Heart Room / Re: Some Thoughts about Temple Runs
« on: January 28, 2015, 01:59:14 PM »
I doubt that both the Chamber and King's Storeroom opened, since there were only very few instances where multiple doors opened at once during Season 3. Besides multiple doors opening from the Pit of the Pendulum, the only other cases where this happened was in Bifocal Monocle of One-Eyed Jack (Chamber leading to the Ancient Warriors and Tomb of the Headless Kings) and Upside-Down Compass of Henry Hudson (Chamber leading to the King's Storeroom and Ancient Warriors). Season 3, in general, kept players on a more clearly defined path with fewer options for deviation... at least in comparison with Seasons 1 and 2.

The Heart Room / Re: The Room of the Golden Doors
« on: January 28, 2015, 01:18:36 PM »
The golden doors proved to be confusing or troublesome for many contestants. In the Keys to the Alhambra episode in Season 1, every single golden door was either opened or somehow left ajar. Several other times in Season 1, the magnetic key was able to open up both doors leading to the space on the right, even though most teams had to go up or left in order to make progress. In Season 2's Bonnet of Dollie Madison run, Ashlie had difficulty using the magnetic key. Tess in Season 3's Dried Ear of Sojourner Truth run had a similar mishap. These circumstances have all been pretty well-established.

One other observation that I want to mention that occurred in this space was contestants prying the door open that led to the Shrine of the Silver Monkey. It has been mentioned on many occasions that Heather may not have used the key to open the door leading to the Shrine during the Snow Cone of Mount Kilimanjaro run. While she held the key, she never transferred the key to her left hand to place the key on the magnet, nor did her posture suggest that she tried the key with her right hand. There has been some controversy as to whether this was actually the case or not. Well, it just so happens that Pat did something similar in the Marble Armrest of Xerxes run, which occurred three runs later, during the same production day. Noelle tried to find the key in both Dark Forest trees, but was unable to find it. She got removed from the temple in the Quicksand Bog, leaving Pat to follow her path. When he entered the Dark Forest, he tried to go directly into the Shrine, manually opening the golden door without a key at all (when there was 0:35 on the temple run clock). Kirk then commented something to the effect of, "No, that door won't open." He probably recalled the same issue Heather had from the Snow Cone run from earlier that day.

The Heart Room / Re: Some Thoughts about Temple Runs
« on: January 28, 2015, 12:43:10 PM »
Having rewatched the Bent Shaving Pan of Jedidiah Smith, it seems as though Brian would have had to complete the Chamber of the Sacred Markers en route to the King's Storeroom. When Irish entered the Ancient Warriors, she tried the leftmost and rightmost armors before getting caught by a guard in the middle armor. Along with her screaming, a sound effect of a door went off. In comparing this sound effect with other episodes in which teams progressed to the right after completing the Ancient Warriors, it seems as though the sound effect matched those from the Comet-Embroidered Battle Flag of William the Conqueror and the Mussel Shell Armor of Apanuugpak (where the team went from the Ancient Warriors to the Chamber of the Sacred Markers), not that from the Enormous Feather of the Me Linh (where the team went from the Ancient Warriors to the King's Storeroom). For this reason, I believe that Brian would have been forced into the Chamber of the Sacred Markers instead of being allowed to directly access the King's Storeroom.

The Jesters' Court / Re: The Main Spam Topic 2.0
« on: January 25, 2015, 10:12:05 PM »
So... Post away.
Isn't that what we've been trying to do around here anyways?

It depends... is my participating in conversations going to end up being similar to previous experiences? Because I would like to hope that if I put energy into contributing to the site that others will reciprocate in a friendly manner.

The Jesters' Court / Re: The Main Spam Topic 2.0
« on: January 25, 2015, 04:39:07 PM »
Maybe I'm back?

The Jesters' Court / Re: The Main Spam Topic 2.0
« on: May 29, 2014, 10:10:05 PM »
Speaking of Bandit Queen, on Jeopardy! tonight, one of the clues asked for the Bandit Queen's real name. I got mildly excited that I knew it was Belle Starr because of that episode.

The Jesters' Court / Re: The Main Spam Topic 2.0
« on: May 29, 2014, 09:59:54 PM »
And a guest by the name of "Miriam" posted something in the Moat section of the forum earlier today.

The Temple Games / Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Trivia
« on: May 26, 2014, 02:32:28 PM »
Mush Pot Hat of Johnny Appleseed
Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary
Lost Taj Mahal Turban of Aurangzeb
Mystical Spellbook of the Imperial Wizard

The Heart Room / Re: New Legends Research
« on: May 26, 2014, 12:53:55 PM »
Evan from Shiva would've definitely held the record if he had more time. He was not even close before time expired.

I'm pretty sure that honor would go to Larry.

The Temple Games / Re: The LOTHT List Game
« on: May 23, 2014, 01:03:45 PM »
7. Mummified Hand

The Temple Games / Re: The LOTHT List Game
« on: May 23, 2014, 09:14:07 AM »
9. Mary Shelley

The Temple Games / Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Trivia
« on: May 22, 2014, 11:26:09 PM »
King Tut's Cobra Staff
Sacred Ring of Sultan Suleiman
Leopard-Skin Cloak of Annie Oakley

The Temple Games / Re: The LOTHT List Game
« on: May 22, 2014, 10:47:20 PM »
Name the 22 runs in which the team encountered two temple guards in the central shaft.

1. Pendant of Kamehameha- TRJ
2. Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl- Viper
3. Upside-Down Compass of Henry Hudson- TRJ
4. Ponce de Leon and the Lost Fountain of Youth- Viper
5. Robin Hood and Maid Marian's Ladder- TRJ
6. Upside-Down (?) Map of the Chibcha Chieftain- Viper
7. Treasure Map of Jean Lafitte- TRJ
8. Sacred Ring of Sultan Suleiman- Viper
9. Golden Cricket Cage of Khan- TRJ
10. Stone Head of the Evil King- PPF
11. Missing Eye of David- Viper
12. Lost Love Letter of Captain John Smith- PPF
13. Treasure of Anne Bonny- Viper
14. Lion-Slashed Jacket of Sacajawea- PPF
15. Thornwood Gavel of Judge Roy Bean- TRJ
16. Shriveled Hand of Efoua- PPF
17. John Henry’s Lost Hammer- TRJ
18. Levitating Dog Leash of Nostradamus- PPF
19. Golden Stallion of Ali Baba- TRJ
20. Lost Logbooks of Magellan- PPF
21. Silk Sash of Mulan- Viper
22. Collar of Davy Crockett- PPF

TRJ- 8
Viper- 7
PPF- 7

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