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The Treasure Room / Legends: Rebirth-The Mystical Earring of Tenskwatawa
« on: November 09, 2010, 03:16:16 PM »
Episode 48: The Mystical Earring of Tenskwatawa

The camera winds and twists its way through a thick jungle of strange and exotic plants. After a few wrong turns, it finally stops in front of an ancient Mayan temple. At the base of the temple, a giant stone head sits. Suddenly, a torch on either side of the head begins burning. The head’s eyes light up, and it begins to speak:

Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth!” These words appear on the screen. “With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is now!”

A middle-aged man wearing a denim shirt and blue jeans rides in on an ATV. He dismounts the vehicle and runs up the Steps of Knowledge, microphone in hand.

“Thank you! Thank you very much! Nice to see everyone! Nice to see you, Olmec! Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth. The rooms are filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards. Only Olmec knows the legends behind each of these all-new treasures in his temple…which one are we gonna hear about today?”

“The legend of the Mystical Earring of Tenskwatawa,” Olmec replies.

“Ooh, the Mystical Earring of Tenska-Tawa,” Kirk says, stumbling over the pronunciation. “Well, the legend is set, and one of these six teams will have a chance to retrieve the Mystical Earring—will it be:

“The Red Jaguars?” The camera zooms in on each team as they are introduced.
“The Blue Barracudas?
“The Green Monkeys?
“The Orange Iguanas?
“The Purple Parrots?
“Or the Silver Snakes?

“They’re gonna have to pass some tough mental and physical tests, but in the end, only one team will earn the right to enter Olmec’s Temple. But first, they’ve gotta cross the Moat, and Olmec will tell us how to do that today…”

Olmec begins to explain the Moat crossing:
“Before you are two vines that stretch across the Moat: one at foot level, and one at arm’s reach. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will walk across the Moat on the bottom vine while holding onto the top vine with their hands. Once you’re safely across, it’s your partner’s turn to cross in the same way. If you fall, or fail to keep at least one hand on the top vine, you must go back and start again. Once both players reach the other side, run over and hit the gong.” Kirk hits the Silver Snakes’ gong to demonstrate. “The first four teams to hit their gongs will go on to the next round!”

“Okay, let’s get started,” Kirk suggests. “Hey teams—are you ready?”
The teams all shout and cheer in response.
“Olmec, are you ready?” Kirk asks.
“Let’s rock,” Olmec replies.
“All right,” says Kirk. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

The teams’ first members reach out to the top vine and grab on, then step onto the bottom vine before making their way across. The Blue Barracudas’ boy takes an early lead, followed by the Green Monkeys’ boy. A mere five seconds into the round, the Purple Parrots’ boy slips and falls in the Moat, and is sent back. The Red Jaguars’ boy touches the water with one of his feet, and has to be sent back as well. “It’s tough going, because you gotta keep holding onto the vines…oh, Silver Snakes just went in!” narrates Kirk as the Silver Snakes’ boy takes a dive and is sent back by a spotter. The three frontrunners that don’t fall in make it across successfully, and their second players all start to cross as well. The Purple Parrots’ boy makes it across on his second try, as does the Red Jaguars’ boy. The Silver Snakes’ boy almost falls in while crossing a second time, but saves himself and continues across. The Blue Barracudas’ girl crosses on her first try, and her team becomes the first to hit their gong. The Green Monkeys’ girl soon follows suit, as does the Orange Iguanas’ boy. “Three teams gonged in—we need only one more!” Kirk says. The Silver Snakes’ boy has crossed now, but his female partner is very slow and deliberate in her moves while crossing. The Red Jaguars’ girl falls in mere steps away from reaching the dock; this allows the Purple Parrots’ girl to step onto the dock and hit her team’s gong to end the Moat Crossing.

“All right, that’s it!” says Kirk as he rushes over and stands beside the Purple Parrots. “That’s it—Purple Parrots had a little trouble there at the start, but they pulled it out in the clutch—goin’ on to the Steps of Knowledge are the Purple Parrots…and the Orange Iguanas…” Kirk briefly pauses between each team’s name to allow for applause. “…and the Blue—Green Monkeys…and the Blue Barracudas! The Red Jaguars and the Silver Snakes didn’t quite make it in time, but we’ve got a great gift for ‘em for playing, and here’s what it is!” They receive a $50 gift card from FYE.

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The Treasure Room / Legends: Rebirth-The Bearskin Cloak of Jim Bridger
« on: September 22, 2010, 05:31:05 PM »
Episode 47: The Bearskin Cloak of Jim Bridger

The camera winds and twists its way through a thick jungle of strange and exotic plants. After a few wrong turns, it finally stops in front of an ancient Mayan temple. At the base of the temple, a giant stone head sits. Suddenly, a torch on either side of the head begins burning. The head’s eyes light up, and it begins to speak:

Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth!” These words appear on the screen. “With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is now!”

A middle-aged man wearing a denim shirt and blue jeans rides in on an ATV. He dismounts the vehicle and runs up the Steps of Knowledge, microphone in hand.

“Thank you! Thank you very much! Nice to see everyone! Nice to see you, Olmec! Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth. The rooms are filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards. Only Olmec knows the legends behind each of these all-new treasures in his temple…which one are we gonna hear about today?”

“The legend of the Bearskin Cloak of Jim Bridger,” Olmec replies.

“Ooh, the Bearskin Cloak of Jim Bridger,” repeats Kirk. “Well, one of our six teams will have a chance to retrieve the Bearskin Cloak—will it be:

“The Red Jaguars?” The camera zooms in on each team as they are introduced.
“The Blue Barracudas?
“The Green Monkeys?
“The Orange Iguanas?
“The Purple Parrots?
“Or the Silver Snakes?

“They’ll all have to pass some tough physical and mental tests, but in the end, only one team will have the right to enter Olmec’s temple. But first, they have to cross the Moat, and here’s Olmec to tell us how they’ll have to do it today…”

Olmec begins to explain the Moat Crossing:
“Before you stands a giant spider’s web that extends across the Moat. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will climb onto the web and begin climbing across to the other side. Once you’re safely across, it’s your partner’s turn to cross in the same way. If you touch the water by stepping through one of the holes in the net, you must go back and start again. Once both players reach the other side, run over and hit the gong.” Kirk hits the Silver Snakes’ gong to demonstrate. “The first four teams to hit their gongs will go on to the next round!”

“All right, then, let’s get started,” Kirk says. “Hey teams, are you ready?”
The players all shout and cheer in response.
“Olmec, are you ready?” Kirk asks.
“I was born ready,” Olmec responds.
“All right,” Kirk replies. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

All six teams send their male members out first, and they all have few problems scrambling across the giant net. The Blue Barracudas’ boy slips through the net and his foot touches the water, so the spotters send him back. The Silver Snakes’ boy gets his shoe caught in the webbing, and upon freeing himself, accidentally loses it. “It’s tough to hang onto that net—there are so many holes in it!” Kirk narrates. The Red Jaguars’ boy makes it across first, followed by the Purple Parrots’ boy, the Green Monkeys’ boy, and the Orange Iguanas’ boy. The Silver Snakes’ boy arrives about fifteen seconds later, and these five teams’ female members climb out onto the net and begin crossing. The Blue Barracudas’ boy has now made it across as well, and his female partner now begins crossing. “Oh, this is close, but I think I know who’s gonna make it!” exclaims Kirk. The Purple Parrots’ girl crosses first, and she hits her team’s gong first. Less than a second later, the Red Jaguars’ girl hits her team’s gong. Three seconds elapse before the Orange Iguanas and Green Monkeys hit their gongs at the same time to end the Moat Crossing.

“That’s it! We’ve got our four teams, right there!” says Kirk as he runs over to stand beside the Purple Parrots. “Purple Parrots had very little trouble getting across—they’re going on to the Steps of Knowledge…along with the Orange Iguanas…” Kirk pauses between each team’s name to allow for applause. “…and the Green Monkeys…and the Red Jaguars! The Blue Barracudas and the Silver Snakes didn’t quite make it, but that’s all right. We’ve got a great gift for them, and here’s what it is!” They receive a $50 gift card from FYE.

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Episode 46: The Well-Weathered Pirate’s Flag of Ned Lowe

The camera winds and twists its way through a thick jungle of strange and exotic plants. After a few wrong turns, it finally stops in front of an ancient Mayan temple. At the base of the temple, a giant stone head sits. Suddenly, a torch on either side of the head begins burning. The head’s eyes light up, and it begins to speak:

Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth!” These words appear on the screen. “With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is now!”

A middle-aged man wearing a denim shirt and blue jeans rides in on an ATV. He dismounts the vehicle and runs up the Steps of Knowledge, microphone in hand.

“Thank you! Thank you very much! Nice to see everyone! Nice to see you, Olmec! Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth. The rooms are filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards. Only Olmec knows the legends behind each of these all-new treasures in his Temple…which one are we gonna hear about today?”

“The legend of the Well-Weathered Pirate’s Flag of Ned Lowe,” Olmec replies.

“Oh, the Well-Weathered Pirate’s Flag of Ned Lowe,” Kirk repeats. “Well, the legend’s set, and one of these six teams will have a chance to retrieve the Pirate’s Flag—will it be:

“The Red Jaguars?” The camera zooms in on each team as they are introduced.
“Or the Blue Barracudas?
“Maybe the Green Monkeys?
“Or maybe the Orange Iguanas?
“What about the Purple Parrots?
“Or the Silver Snakes?

“They’ll have to pass some tough physical and mental tests, but in the end, only one team will have the right to enter Olmec’s Temple. But first, they have to cross the Moat, and Olmec will tell us how they’ll have to do that today…”

Olmec begins to explain the Moat Crossing:
“Before you stands a giant spider’s web that extends across the Moat. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will climb onto the web and begin climbing across to the other side. Once you’re safely across, it’s your partner’s turn to cross in the same way. If you touch the water by stepping through one of the holes in the net, you must go back and start again. Once both players reach the other side, run over and hit the gong.” Kirk hits the Silver Snakes’ gong to demonstrate. “The first four teams to hit their gongs will go on to the next round!”

“All right, let’s get started then,” Kirk says. “Hey teams, are you ready?”
The teams all scream and cheer in response.
“Olmec, are you ready?” asks Kirk.
“Wouldn’t miss it for the world,” Olmec replies.
“Okay then,” Kirk replies. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

All six teams send their male members over first, and they all clamber onto the large net, which lays horizontally over the Moat. The Blue Barracudas’ boy takes an early lead, followed by the Red Jaguars’ boy. “Everybody’s doing great so far,” Kirk narrates, “but they’ve still gotta avoid those holes in that web!” The Red Jaguars’ boy makes it across first, followed closely by the Blue Barracudas’ boy and the Orange Iguanas’ boy. Every other male team member successfully crosses less than ten seconds later, and the girls from each team start to cross. The Blue Barracudas’ girl takes a slight lead, closely followed by the Purple Parrots’ girl. “It’s neck-and-neck, literally anybody could make it!” Kirk excitedly narrates. Every girl makes it across within two seconds of each other, and the Red Jaguars, Purple Parrots, Blue Barracudas and Orange Iguanas just barely beat out the other two teams in hitting their gongs first.

“That’s it!” shouts Kirk as he rushes over and stands beside the Purple Parrots. “Four teams, just like that—Purple Parrots were over in a flash, just like that, and going on to the Steps of Knowledge are the Purple Parrots…along with the Orange Iguanas…” Kirk briefly pauses between each team’s name to allow for applause. “…and the Blue Barracudas…and the Red Jaguars! The Green Monkeys and the Silver Snakes did a great job, too; they’re not going away empty-handed. We’ve got a great gift for ‘em, and here’s what it is!” They receive a $50 gift card from FYE.

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The Treasure Room / Legends: Rebirth-The Tattered Banner of Mother Lu
« on: September 08, 2010, 05:03:54 PM »
Episode 45: The Tattered Banner of Mother Lu

The camera winds and twists its way through a thick jungle of strange and exotic plants. After a few wrong turns, it finally stops in front of an ancient Mayan temple. At the base of the temple, a giant stone head sits. Suddenly, a torch on either side of the head begins burning. The head’s eyes light up, and it begins to speak:

Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth!” These words appear on the screen. “With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is now!”

A middle-aged man wearing a denim shirt and blue jeans rides in on an ATV. He dismounts the vehicle and runs up the Steps of Knowledge, microphone in hand.

“Thank you! Thank you very much! Nice to see everyone! Nice to see you, Olmec! Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth. The rooms are filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards. Only Olmec knows the legends behind each of these all-new treasures in his temple…which one are we gonna hear about today?”

“The legend of the Tattered Banner of Mother Lu,” Olmec replies.

“Oh, the Tattered Banner of Mother Lu,” Kirk repeats. “Well, the legend is set, and one of these six teams will have a chance to retrieve the banner—will it be:

“The Red Jaguars?” The camera zooms in on each team as they are introduced.
“The Blue Barracudas?
“The Green Monkeys?
“The Orange Iguanas?
“The Purple Parrots?
“Or the Silver Snakes?

“They’ll have to pass some really tough physical and mental tests, but in the end, only one team will have the right to enter Olmec’s Temple. But first, they have to cross the Moat, and here’s Olmec to tell us how they’ll have to do that today…”

Olmec begins to explain the Moat Crossing:
“Before you stands a giant spider’s web that extends across the Moat. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will climb onto the web and begin climbing across to the other side. Once you’re safely across, it’s your partner’s turn to cross in the same way. If you touch the water by stepping through one of the holes in the net, you must go back and start again. Once both players reach the other side, run over and hit the gong.” Kirk hits the Silver Snakes’ gong to demonstrate. “The first four teams to hit their gongs will go on to the next round!”

“All right, let’s get started,” Kirk says. “Hey teams, are you ready?”
The teams all scream and cheer in response.
“Olmec, are you ready?” asks Kirk.
“Let’s get started already,” Olmec replies.
“Sounds good to me,” Kirk says. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

All six teams send their male members out first, and they all begin clambering across the giant rope net that covers the vast majority of the Moat. The Silver Snakes’ boy takes a lead, followed closely by the Purple Parrots’ boy and the Red Jaguars’ boy. “They’re scramblin’, scramblin’ to get across that huge spider web!” Kirk narrates. About halfway across, the Green Monkeys’ boy steps through one of the holes in the net, touching the water and prompting the spotters to send him back. The Silver Snakes’ boy makes it across first, followed by the Red Jaguars’ boy, the Purple Parrots’ boy, and the Blue Barracudas’ boy. The Orange Iguanas’ boy seems to be caught in the net about three-fourths of the way across as the Green Monkeys’ boy and the females from the rest of the teams start to cross. The Blue Barracudas’ girl puts her hand through a hole in the net and touches the water almost immediately, so she is sent back. The Purple Parrots’ girl pulls out in front, followed by the Silver Snakes’ girl. The Green Monkeys’ boy makes it across, as does the Orange Iguanas’ boy, and their female partners start to cross now. Soon afterward, the Purple Parrots and Silver Snakes become the first teams to hit their gongs. The Red Jaguars’ girl has steadily made it across, and she scrambles to hit her team’s gong as well. “Three teams in—we only need one more team!” Kirk narrates. The Blue Barracudas’ girl almost puts her hand through the net a second time when she’s almost across it, but she stops herself, finishes crossing, and hits her team’s gong to end the Moat Crossing, which only takes about thirty seconds.

“That’s it!” Kirk shouts as he rushes over and stands beside the Silver Snakes. “Stop right there—we’ve got four teams right there! The Silver Snakes did great; didn’t fall in once, and goin’ on to the Steps of Knowledge are the mighty Silver Snakes…along with the tenacious Purple Parrots…” Kirk briefly pauses between each team’s name to allow applause. “…and the Blue Barracudas…and the Red Jaguars! The Green Monkeys and the Orange Iguanas came up just a little bit short, but we’re not sending them away empty-handed. We’ve got a great gift for ‘em, and here’s what it is!” They receive a $50 gift card from Pacsun.

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The Treasure Room / Legends: Rebirth-The Condor-Feathered Hat of John Muir
« on: September 01, 2010, 05:24:46 PM »
Episode 44: The Condor-Feathered Hat of John Muir

The camera winds and twists its way through a thick jungle of strange and exotic plants. After a few wrong turns, it finally stops in front of an ancient Mayan temple. At the base of the temple, a giant stone head sits. Suddenly, a torch on either side of the head begins burning. The head’s eyes light up, and it begins to speak:

Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth!” These words appear on the screen. “With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is now!”

A middle-aged man wearing a denim shirt and blue jeans rides in on an ATV. He dismounts the vehicle and runs up the Steps of Knowledge, microphone in hand.

“Thank you! Thank you very much! Nice to see everyone! Nice to see you, Olmec! Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth. The rooms are filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards. Only Olmec knows the legends behind each of these all-new treasures in his temple…which one are we gonna hear about today?”

“The legend of the Condor-Feathered Hat of John Muir,” Olmec replies.

“Oh, the Condor-Feathered Hat of John Muir,” Kirk repeats. “Well, the legend is set, and one of these six teams will have a chance to retrieve the Hat—will it be:

“The Red Jaguars?” The camera zooms in on each team as they are introduced.
“The Blue Barracudas?
“The Green Monkeys?
“The Orange Iguanas?
“The Purple Parrots?
“Or the Silver Snakes?

“They’ll have to pass some tough physical and mental tests, but in the end, only one team will have the right to enter Olmec’s Temple. But first, they have to cross the Moat, and Olmec will tell us how they’ll have to do it today…”

Olmec begins to explain the Moat Crossing:
“Before you are two vines that stretch across the Moat: one at foot level, and one at arm’s reach. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will walk across the Moat on the bottom vine while holding onto the top vine with their hands. Once you’re safely across, it’s your partner’s turn to cross in the same way. If you fall, or fail to keep at wea—least one hand on the top vine, you must go back and start again. Once both players reach the other side, run over and hit the gong.” Kirk hits the Silver Snakes’ gong to demonstrate. “The first four teams to hit their gongs will go on to the next round!”

“All right, let’s get started,” says Kirk. “Teams, are you ready?”
All six teams shout and cheer in response.
“Olmec, are you ready?” asks Kirk.
“Indeed I am,” Olmec replies.
“Ah, good,” says Kirk. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

All six teams send their male members across first, except for the Orange Iguanas and Green Monkeys, whose female members cross first. The Blue Barracudas’ boy takes an early lead, followed closely by the Silver Snakes’ boy. The Orange Iguanas’ girl almost falls in, but she holds onto the top vine with both hands and manages to regain her footing back on the bottom vine. “You have to keep your grip on the top vine, all while staying on the bottom vine, and that’s not easy!” Kirk narrates. The Blue Barracudas’ boy makes it across first, followed by the Silver Snakes’ boy and, about five seconds later, the Green Monkeys’ girl and the Orange Iguanas’ girl. The Purple Parrots’ boy seems to be stuck about halfway across the Moat, while the Red Jaguars’ boy falls in about three-quarters of the way across and has to be sent back. “Whoa, he’s gotta go back—and he almost made it, too!” Kirk narrates. The Orange Iguanas’ boy and Green Monkeys’ boy are crossing with few problems as the Purple Parrots’ boy finally makes it across. “They’re fighting their way across, but we still need four teams,” Kirk comments. The Red Jaguars’ boy tries to cross for a second time as the Purple Parrots’ girl starts to make her way across. Meanwhile, the Green Monkeys’ boy and the Blue Barracudas’ girl make it across, and they become the first two teams to hit their gongs. “Oh, there’s our first team—first two teams!” Kirk narrates. “We need two more—oh, we might have a third; here come the Orange Iguanas!” Indeed, the Orange Iguanas’ boy steps onto the deck about two seconds later, and hits his team’s gong. About five seconds later, the Silver Snakes’ girl steps onto the dock, and hits the gong to end the Moat crossing round.

“That’s it—we’ve got four teams, right here!” Kirk says as he rushes over to stand beside the Silver Snakes. “Silver Snakes made it across, they did great, and they’re goin’ on to the Steps of Knowledge…along with the Orange Iguanas…” Kirk briefly pauses between each team’s name to allow for applause. “…and the Green Monkeys…and the Blue Barracudas! The Red Jaguars and the Purple Parrots didn’t quite make it, but that’s all right. We’ve got a great gift for them, and here’s what that is!” They receive a $50 gift card from GameStop.

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Episode 43: The Oxygen-Filled Bell Jar of Joseph Priestley

The camera winds and twists its way through a thick jungle of strange and exotic plants. After a few wrong turns, it finally stops in front of an ancient Mayan temple. At the base of the temple, a giant stone head sits. Suddenly, a torch on either side of the head begins burning. The head’s eyes light up, and it begins to speak:

Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth!” These words appear on the screen. “With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is now!”

A middle-aged man wearing a denim shirt and blue jeans rides in on an ATV. He dismounts the vehicle and runs up the Steps of Knowledge, microphone in hand.

“Thank you! Thank you very much! Nice to see everyone! Nice to see you, Olmec! Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth. The rooms are filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards. Only Olmec knows the legends behind each of these all-new treasures in his temple…which one are we gonna hear about today?”

“The legend of the Oxygen-Filled Bell Jar of Joseph Priestley,” Olmec replies.

“Ooh, the Oxygen-Filled Bell Jar of Joseph Priestley,” Kirk repeats. “Well, the legend’s set, and one of these six teams will have a chance to retrieve the Oxygen-Filled Bell Jar—will it be:

“The Red Jaguars?” The camera zooms in on each team as they are introduced.
“The Blue Barracudas?
“The Green Monkeys?
“The Orange Iguanas?
“The Purple Parrots?
“Or the Silver Snakes?

“They’ll have to pass some tough physical and mental tests, but in the end, only one team will have the rights to enter Olmec’s Temple. But first, they need to cross the Moat, and Olmec will tell them how they have to do it today…”

Olmec begins to explain the Moat Crossing:
“Before you are two vines that stretch across the Moat: one at foot level, and one at arm’s reach. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will walk across the Moat on the bottom vine while holding onto the top vine with their hands. Once you’re safely across, it’s your partner’s turn to cross in the same way. If you fall, or fail to keep at least one hand on the top vine, you must go back and start again. Once both players reach the other side, run over and hit the gong.” Kirk hits the Silver Snakes’ gong to demonstrate. “The first four teams to hit their gongs will go on to the next round!”

“Okay, let’s get started,” remarks Kirk. “Teams, are you ready?”
The teams all shout and cheer in response.
“Olmec, are you ready?” asks Kirk.
“Yessiree,” Olmec replies.
“All right,” says Kirk. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

All six teams send their first members out across the vine (the male members for each team, except the Purple Parrots and Orange Iguanas) as each team begins their journey across the Moat. “This is tricky, because you have to concentrate on staying on the bottom and holding on to the top at the same time!” Kirk explains. The Red Jaguars’ boy makes it about halfway across first, followed closely by the Purple Parrots’ girl and the Green Monkeys’ boy. The Orange Iguanas’ girl loses her grip and falls in the Moat, so she is promptly sent back. The three fastest first players make it across first, and the second players from the Red Jaguars, Green Monkeys and Purple Parrots all start to cross now. The Blue Barracudas’ boy and Silver Snakes’ boy make it across a few seconds later, and their female partners step onto the bottom vine. “It’s close—anybody’s game now!” Kirk observes. The Orange Iguanas’ girl steps onto the deck now, and her male partner starts crossing, but as soon as he steps onto the bottom vine, he slips and falls into the Moat, and the spotters prompt him to try again. The Red Jaguars, Green Monkeys and Purple Parrots all get their second player across successfully, and they all run over to hit their gongs in that order. “One, two, three teams—only room for one more!” Kirk narrates. A few seconds later, the Blue Barracudas’ girl steps onto the dock, and she and her partner hit the gong together.

“That’s it—four teams, just like that!” Kirk shouts as he rushes over and stands beside the Purple Parrots. “Purple Parrots were great—no problems at all, and they’re going on to the Steps of Knowledge…along with the Green Monkeys…” Kirk pauses between each team’s name to allow for applause. “…and the Blue Barracudas…and the Red Jaguars! The Orange Iguanas and the Silver Snakes put up a good fight, but they’re not goin’ home empty-handed. We’ve got a great gift for them, and here it—here’s what it is!” They receive a $50 gift card from FYE.

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Episode 42: The Broken Harpoon of Thor Heyerdahl

The camera winds and twists its way through a thick jungle of strange and exotic plants. After a few wrong turns, it finally stops in front of an ancient Mayan temple. At the base of the temple, a giant stone head sits. Suddenly, a torch on either side of the head begins burning. The head’s eyes light up, and it begins to speak:

Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth!” These words appear on the screen. “With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is now!”

A middle-aged man wearing a denim shirt and blue jeans rides in on an ATV. He dismounts the vehicle and runs up the Steps of Knowledge, microphone in hand.

“Thank you! Thank you very much! Nice to see everyone! Nice to see you, Olmec! Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth. The rooms are filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards. Only Olmec knows the legends behind each of these all-new treasures in his temple…which one are we gonna hear about today?”

“The legend of the Broken Harpoon of Thor Heyerdahl,” Olmec replies.

“Ah, the Broken Harpoon of Thor Heyerdahl,” Kirk replies. “Well, the legend is set, and one of these six teams will have a chance to retrieve the Broken Harpoon—will it be:

“The Red Jaguars?” The camera zooms in on each team as they are introduced.
“The Blue Barracudas?
“The Green Monkeys?
“The Orange Iguanas?
“The Purple Parrots?
“Or the Silver Snakes?

“They’ll have to pass some tough physical and mental tests, but in the long run, only one of these six teams will have the right to enter Olmec’s Temple. But first, they have to cross the Moat, and Olmec will tell us how they’ll have to do it today…”

Olmec begins to explain the Moat crossing:
“Before you are two vines that stretch across the Moat: one at foot level, and one at arm’s reach. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will walk across the Moat on the bottom vine while holding onto the top vine with their hands. Once you’re safely across, it’s your partner’s turn to cross in the same way. If you fall, or fail to keep at least one hand on the top vine, you must go back and start again. Once both players reach the other side, run over and hit the gong.” Kirk hits the Silver Snakes’ gong to demonstrate. “The first four teams to hit their gongs will go on to the next round!”

“Okay, let’s go,” Kirk says. “Teams, are you ready?”
All six teams scream and cheer in response.
“Olmec, are you ready?” Kirk asks.
“Let’s rock the moat,” Olmec replies.
“On your mark, get set, GO!”

“There they go, across the vines!” Kirk narrates as all six teams step out onto the bottom vine and begin making their way across, keeping one hand on the top vine at all times. The Silver Snakes’ boy takes an early lead, closely followed by the Blue Barracudas’ boy. The remaining teams are doing fairly well except for the Orange Iguanas’ girl, who is lagging way behind. “It’s tough to cross, because you’ve got to keep one hand on the vine all the time!” Kirk explains. The Silver Snakes’ boy makes it across a few seconds later, followed closely by the Blue Barracudas’ boy. Every other team gets their first member across within about ten seconds except the Orange Iguanas, whose female member is still lagging behind. The other teams’ second members start to cross, and most are neck-and-neck all the way. The Red Jaguars’ boy lets go of the top rope, though, and he loses his balance and falls into the water. “Oh, Red Jaguars have to go back…meanwhile, everyone else looking good!” Kirk narrates. The Blue Barracudas’ girl makes it across first, followed closely by the Silver Snakes’ girl; these two teams hit their gongs first. “Oh, two teams—we need two more!” Kirk affirms. A few seconds later, the Orange Iguanas’ girl finally makes it across, but by then, it’s too little, too late, as the Green Monkeys and Purple Parrots get their second member across and hit their gongs to end the Moat crossing.

“That’s it!” shouts Kirk as he rushes over to stand beside the Silver Snakes. “There’s our four teams—Silver Snakes are excited, and rightfully so, because they’re going on to the Steps of Knowledge…along with the Purple Parrots…” Kirk briefly pauses between each team’s name to allow applause. “…and the Green Monkeys…and the Blue Barracudas! The Red Jaguars and the Orange Iguanas gave it a great try, but came up just a little bit short. We’ve got a great gift for them, and here’s what it is!” They receive a $50 gift card from Best Buy.

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Episode 41: The Secret Code of the Condemned Pirate

The camera winds and twists its way through a thick jungle of strange and exotic plants. After a few wrong turns, it finally stops in front of an ancient Mayan temple. At the base of the temple, a giant stone head sits. Suddenly, a torch on either side of the head begins burning. The head’s eyes light up, and it begins to speak:

Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth!” These words appear on the screen. “With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is now!”

A middle-aged man wearing a denim shirt and blue jeans rides in on an ATV. He dismounts the vehicle and runs up the Steps of Knowledge, microphone in hand.

“Thank you! Thank you very much! Nice to see everyone! Nice to see you, Olmec! Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth. The rooms are filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards. Only Olmec knows the legends behind each of these all-new treasures in his temple…which one are we gonna hear about today?”

“The legend of the Secret Code of the Condemned Pirate,” Olmec replies.

“Ooh, the Secret Code of the Condemned Pirate,” Kirk repeats. “Well, the legend is set, and one of these six teams will have the chance to retrieve the Secret Code—will it be:

“The Red Jaguars?” The camera zooms in on each team as they are introduced.
“The Blue Barracudas?
“The Green Monkeys?
“The Orange Iguanas?
“The Purple Parrots?
“Or the Silver Snakes?

“They’ll have to pass some tough physical and mental tests, but in the end, only one team will have the rights to enter Olmec’s Temple. But first, they have to cross the Moat, and Olmec will tell us how they have to do that today…”

Olmec begins to explain the Moat Crossing:
“Before you are two vines that stretch across the Moat: one at foot level, and one at arm’s reach. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will walk across the Moat on the bottom vine while holding onto the top vine with their hands. Once you’re safely across, it’s your partner’s turn to cross in the same way. If you fall, or fail to keep at least one hand on the top vine, you must go back and start again. Once both players reach the other side, run over and hit the gong.” Kirk hits the Silver Snakes’ gong to demonstrate. “The first four teams to hit their gongs will go on to the next round!”

“All right, let’s get started,” Kirk insists. “Teams, are you ready?”
All six teams scream and cheer in response.
“Olmec, are you ready?” Kirk asks.
“Let’s rock and roll,” Olmec replies.
“Okay,” Kirk says. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

“There they go, across the vines!” Kirk narrates as the six teams’ first members step onto the bottom vine, hang onto the top vine, and begin making their way across, moving hand-over-hand on the top vine. Nobody has any trouble staying on the vine at first, but the Red Jaguars’ boy doesn’t keep his hands on the top vine, and is immediately sent back. Everyone crosses at different speeds—the Silver Snakes’ boy is almost all the way across at the same time the Purple Parrots’ girl is only halfway there. The Silver Snakes’ boy makes it across first, closely followed by the Blue Barracudas’ boy and the Green Monkeys’ boy. The Orange Iguanas’ boy steps onto the dock about five seconds later. “They got their first players across, now their partners have gotta cross!” Kirk explains. “And they have to keep at least one hand on the top, and that’s not as easy as it might look!” The Red Jaguars’ boy and Purple Parrots’ girl have both now made it across, but the second players from every other team are inching ever-closer to the other side. The Silver Snakes’ girl makes it across, and her team becomes the first to hit their gong. “And our first team…is the Silver Snakes!” Kirk narrates. “Oh, second team—third team!” he adds as the Blue Barracudas and Green Monkeys hit their gongs a few seconds later. “Only room for one more team—it looks like it could be the Orange Iguanas!” Indeed, the Orange Iguanas’ boy helps his partner down off the vine, and they just barely beat out the Red Jaguars to become the fourth team to hit their gong.

“That’s it!” shouts Kirk as he rushes over to stand beside the Silver Snakes. “That’s it—four teams, just like that! The Silver Snakes made it along with the rest of them, and going on to the Steps of Knowledge are the Silver Snakes…and the Orange Iguanas…” Kirk pauses between each team’s name to allow applause. “…and the Green Monkeys…and the Blue Barracudas! The Red Jaguars and the Purple Parrots were close—very close, but we’re not sending them away empty-handed. We’ve got a great gift for them, and here’s what it is!” They receive a $50 gift card from FYE.

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Episode 40: The Lost Knife Sheath of Jim Bowie

The camera winds and twists its way through a thick jungle of strange and exotic plants. After a few wrong turns, it finally stops in front of an ancient Mayan temple. At the base of the temple, a giant stone head sits. Suddenly, the head’s eyes light up and it begins to speak:

Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth!” These words appear on the screen. “With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is now!”

A middle-aged man wearing a denim shirt and blue jeans swings in on a rope. He drops down and runs up the Steps of Knowledge, microphone in hand.

“Thank you! Thank you, everybody! Nice to see everyone again! It’s good to see you again, Olmec! Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth. The rooms are filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards. Only Olmec knows the legends behind each of these newly discovered treasures in his temple…which one are we gonna hear about today, Olmec?”

“The legend of the Lost Knife Sheath of Jim Bowie,” Olmec replies.

“Oh, the Lost Knife Sheath of Jim Bowie,” Kirk repeats. “Well, the legend has been set, and one of these teams will have a chance to retrieve the Lost Knife Sheath—will it be:

“The Red Jaguars?” The camera zooms in on each team as they are introduced.
“The Blue Barracudas?
“The Green Monkeys?
“The Orange Iguanas?
“The Purple Parrots?
“Or the Silver Snakes?

“They’ll have to pass some tough physical and mental tests, but in the end, only one team will have the right to enter Olmec’s Temple. But first, they have to cross the Moat, and Olmec will tell them how they’ll have to do it today…”

Olmec begins to explain the Moat Crossing:
“Before you, a large tree has fallen across the Moat. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will begin walking across the tree until they reach the other side. Once you’re safely across, your partner will cross in the same way. You may use the branches and roots of the tree as handholds; however, if you fall or if a knee touches the tree, you must go back and start again. Once both players reach the other side, run over and hit the gong.” Kirk hits the Silver Snakes’ gong to demonstrate. “The first four teams to hit their gongs will go on to the next round!”

“All right, let’s get started,” Kirk says. “Teams, are you ready?”
All six teams scream and cheer in response.
“Olmec, are you ready?” Kirk asks.
“I’m always ready,” Olmec replies.
“All right—great,” says Kirk. “Teams, on your mark, get set—GO!”

The first players from each team rush out onto the tree-shaped bridge, and begin scrambling to make it across. The Purple Parrots’ boy makes it across first, followed closely by the Blue Barracudas’ boy. The Orange Iguanas’ girl makes it across about fifteen seconds later. “They’ve gotta use those branches; hold on to ‘em to get their balance!” Kirk explains. The Green Monkeys’ boy slips and touches the tree with his knees, and is promptly sent back by the spotters. The Silver Snakes’ girl and Red Jaguars’ boy both fall off just as they are about to make it across. “Oh, they both fell in—back they go to try all over again!” Kirk narrates. The Purple Parrots’ girl, Blue Barracudas’ girl and Orange Iguanas’ boy all make it across the Moat, and they hit their team’s gongs in that order. “There’s one team—two teams—three teams, right off the bat!” Kirk narrates. “We need one more!” The Green Monkeys’ boy, Red Jaguars’ boy, and Silver Snakes’ boy all make it across, and their partners all begin to cross. “It’s down to these three teams—whoever makes it across first is goin’ on to the Steps of Knowledge!” Kirk explains. The Silver Snakes’ girl makes it about halfway across before she loses her footing and touches the tree with her knees. The spotters send her back as the Green Monkeys’ girl and the Red Jaguars’ girl both make it across at about the same time. They have a last-second dash to hit their gong, and the Red Jaguars beat out the Green Monkeys by just a small fraction of a second.

“That’s it—we’ve got our four teams!” Kirk exclaims as he runs over and stands beside the Purple Parrots. “That was neck-and-neck all the way, and the Purple Parrots were great—first team over, no problems at all. And now, going on to the Steps of Knowledge are the mighty Purple Parrots…and the tenacious Orange Iguanas…” Kirk pauses between each team’s name to allow applause. “…and the fiery Blue Barracudas…and the unstoppable Red Jaguars! The Green Monkeys and the Silver Snakes gave it a great effort, it was down to the wire—we’ve got a great gift for them anyway, and here’s what it is!” They receive a $50 gift certificate from GameStop.

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Episode 39: Qui Shih Huang Ti and the Elixir of Life

The camera winds and twists its way through a thick jungle of strange and exotic plants. After a few wrong turns, it finally stops in front of an ancient Mayan temple. At the base of the temple, a giant stone head sits. Suddenly, the head’s eyes light up and it begins to speak:

Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth!” These words appear on the screen. “With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is now!”

A middle-aged man wearing a denim shirt and blue jeans swings in on a rope. He drops down and runs up the Steps of Knowledge, microphone in hand.

“Thank you! Thank you, everybody! Nice to see everyone again! It’s good to see you again, Olmec! Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth. The rooms are filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards. Only Olmec knows the legends behind each of these newly discovered treasures in his Temple…which one are we gonna hear about today, Olmec?”

“The legend of Qui Shih Huang Ti and the Elixir of Life,” Olmec replies.

“Oh, Chin-Jee-Wong-Dee and the Elixir of Life,” Kirk says, pronouncing the name the best that he can. “Well, the legend is set, and one of these six teams will have a chance to retrieve the Elixir of Life—will it be:

“The Red Jaguars?” The camera zooms in on each team as they are introduced.
“The Blue Barracudas?
“The Green Monkeys?
“The Orange Iguanas?
“The Purple Parrots?
“Or the Silver Snakes?

“They’ll have to pass some tough physical and mental tests, but in the end, only one team will have the right to enter Olmec’s Temple. But first, they’ve got to cross the Moat, and Olmec will tell us how they’ll have to do it today…”

Olmec begins to explain the Moat Crossing:
“Before you, a large tree has fallen across the Moat. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will begin walking across the tree until they reach the other side. Once you’re safely across, your partner will cross in the same way. You may use the branches and roots of the tree as handholds; however, if you fall or if a knee touches the tree, you must go back and start again. Once both players reach the other side, run over and hit the gong.” Kirk hits the Silver Snakes’ gong to demonstrate. “The first four teams to hit their gongs will go on to the next round!”

“Well, we’d better get started,” Kirk says. “Hey teams, are you ready?”
All six teams scream and cheer in response.
“Olmec, are you ready?” Kirk asks.
“Let’s rock,” Olmec replies.
“Okay, then,” Kirk says. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

All the teams’ first members rush out onto the fallen tree. The Red Jaguars’ boy and Silver Snakes’ girl fall off trying to cross, but everyone else successfully crosses, using the limbs as handholds. “Those limbs are there for a reason—they’re really helpful trying to hang on to ‘em!” Kirk explains. The Red Jaguars’ boy makes it about halfway across before falling off yet again, and the Orange Iguanas’ girl also hits the drink. The Silver Snakes’ girl makes it across as the Green Monkeys, Blue Barracudas and Purple Parrots each get their second player across—they hit their gongs in that order. “One, two, three teams—only room for one more!” Kirk narrates. The Red Jaguars’ boy falls off the tree yet again, but so does the Orange Iguanas’ girl. The Silver Snakes’ boy makes it across, though, and he hits his team’s gong to end the episode’s Moat Crossing.

“That’s it—our four teams, right there!” Kirk exclaims as he rushes over and stands beside the Silver Snakes. “Silver Snakes had a little trouble staying on there at first, but they did it, and going on to the Steps of Knowledge are the Silver Snakes…and the Purple Parrots…” Kirk briefly pauses between each team’s name to allow some applause. “…and the Green Monkeys…and the Blue Barracudas! The Red Jaguars and the Orange Iguanas did great, too, but didn’t quite make it. That’s okay, because they get a great gift for trying, and here’s what it is!” They receive a $50 gift certificate from FYE.

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Episode 38: The Monogrammed Printing Plate of Johann Gutenberg

The camera winds and twists its way through a thick jungle of strange and exotic plants. After a few wrong turns, it finally stops in front of an ancient Mayan temple. At the base of the temple, a giant stone head sits. Suddenly, the head’s eyes light up and it begins to speak:

Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth!” These words appear on the screen. “With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is now!”

A middle-aged man wearing a denim shirt and blue jeans swings in on a rope. He drops down and runs up the Steps of Knowledge, microphone in hand.

“Thank you! Thank you, everybody! Nice to see everyone again! It’s good to see you again, Olmec! Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth. The rooms are filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards. Only Olmec knows the legends behind each of these newly discovered treasures in his temple…which one are we gonna hear about today, Olmec?”

“The legend of the Monogrammed Printing Plate of Gutenberg,” Olmec replies.

“Ah, the Monogrammed Printing Plate of Gutenberg,” Kirk repeats. “Well, one of these six teams will have a chance to retrieve the Printing Plate—will it be:

“The Red Jaguars?” The camera zooms in on each team as they are introduced.
“The Blue Barracudas?
“The Green Monkeys?
“The Orange Iguanas?
“The Purple Parrots?
“Or the Silver Snakes?

“They’ll have to pass some tough physical and mental tests, but in the end, only one team will have the right to enter Olmec’s Temple. But first, they have to cross the Moat, and Olmec will tell us how they’ll have to do that today…”

Olmec begins to explain the Moat Crossing:
“Before you, a large tree has fallen across the Moat. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will begin walking across the tree until they reach the other side. Once you’re safely across, your partner will cross in the same way. You may use the branches and roots of the tree as handholds; however, if you fall or if a knee touches the tree, you must go back and start again. Once both players reach the other side, run over and hit the gong.” Kirk hits the Silver Snakes’ gong to demonstrate. “The first four teams to hit their gongs will go on to the next round!”

“All right, let’s get started,” Kirk says. “Teams, are you ready?”
All six teams scream and cheer in response.
“Mr. Olmec, are you ready?” Kirk asks.
“Let’s rock the Moat,” Olmec replies.
“Okay,” Kirk says. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

The first members of each team rush out onto the tree trunk. The Purple Parrots’ boy falls off after only a few steps due to not using the branches for leverage, but everyone else uses them. The Blue Barracudas’ boy makes it across first, followed closely by the Green Monkeys’ girl, the Silver Snakes’ girl and the Red Jaguars’ boy. The Orange Iguanas’ boy is a little slower, and reaches the opposite side about six seconds after these other teams. The Green Monkeys’ boy and Blue Barracudas’ girl each make it across successfully, and they ring their team’s gong. “Two teams—oh, three teams!” Kirk says as the Silver Snakes’ boy rings his gong. “Only room for one more team!” The Purple Parrots’ boy makes it across, but the Red Jaguars’ girl is not so lucky—she falls in after losing her grip on a tree branch. This allows the Orange Iguanas’ girl to make it across and hit the gong, ending the Moat crossing.

“There we go—there’s our four teams!” Kirk shouts as he rushes over and stands beside the Silver Snakes. “Silver Snakes were over with no problems, they did it; and going on to the Steps of Knowledge will be the Silver Snakes…and the Orange Iguanas…” Kirk briefly pauses between each team’s name to allow applause. “And the Green Monkeys…and the Blue Barracudas! Red Jaguars and Purple Parrots weren’t quite fast enough, but that’s okay—we’ve got a great gift for them anyway, and here’s what it is!” They receive a $50 gift certificate from Old Navy.

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The Dark Forest / Why I've been AWOL: Part 2
« on: June 11, 2010, 08:10:53 PM »
It's been a couple of days, but I've finally been able to put enough time aside to check in on this forum.

A couple of days ago, my mother got a call from my aunt in Florida, saying that my uncle had committed suicide. So, we're down here with our relatives, comforting them as best we can. My cousin in particular is taking it quite hard, because he was arguing with my uncle mere seconds before he killed himself. Please keep me and my family in your thoughts and prayers.

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The Treasure Room / Legends: Rebirth-The Torn Veil of Angela Merici
« on: May 22, 2010, 01:09:50 PM »
Episode 37: The Torn Veil of Angela Merici

The camera winds and twists its way through a thick jungle of strange and exotic plants. After a few wrong turns, it finally stops in front of an ancient Mayan temple. At the base of the temple, a giant stone head sits. Suddenly, the head’s eyes light up and it begins to speak:

Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth!” These words appear on the screen. “With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is now!”

A middle-aged man wearing a denim shirt and blue jeans swings in on a rope. He drops down and runs up the Steps of Knowledge, microphone in hand.

“Thank you! Thank you, everybody! Nice to see everyone again! It’s good to see you again, Olmec! Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth. The rooms are filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards. Only Olmec knows the legends behind each of these newly discovered treasures in his temple…which one are we gonna hear about today, Olmec?”

“The legend of the Torn Veil of Angela Merici,” Olmec replies.

“Oh, the Torn Veil of Angela Merici,” Kirk repeats. “Well, the legend is set, and one of these six teams will have a chance to retrieve the torn veil—will it be:

“The Red Jaguars?” The camera zooms in on each team as they are introduced.
“The Blue Barracudas?
“The Green Monkeys?
“The Orange Iguanas?
“The Purple Parrots?
“Or the Silver Snakes?

“They’ll have to pass some tough physical and mental tests, but in the end, only one team will have the right to enter the Temple. But first, they have to cross the Moat, and Olmec will tell us how they have to do that today…”

Olmec begins to explain the Moat Crossing:
“Before you, a large tree has fallen across the Moat. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will begin walking across the tree until they reach the other side. Once you’re safely across, your partner will cross in the same way. You may use the branches and roots of the tree as handholds; however, if you fall or if a knee touches the tree, you must go back and start again. Once both players reach the other side, run over and hit the gong.” Kirk bangs the Silver Snakes’ gong to demonstrate. “The first four teams to hit their gongs will go on to the next round!”

“All right, let’s get started, then,” Kirk remarks. “Hey, teams, are you ready?”
All six teams scream and cheer in response.
“Olmec, are you ready?” Kirk asks.
“Let’s rock and roll,” Olmec replies.
“Okay,” Kirk says. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

All six team members rush out onto the fallen tree, using the branches for leverage wherever possible. The Red Jaguars’ boy’s falls off the tree and is sent back, but everyone else eventually makes it across. “This is tough, because you’ve got to keep your balance and make sure your knees don’t touch the trunk!” Kirk narrates as the Green Monkeys’ girl does just that. “Oh, just like that—Green Monkeys have to go back now!” Kirk shouts. The Blue Barracudas’ girl loses her footing and slips into the Moat, and she also has to go back. The Silver Snakes, Orange Iguanas and Purple Parrots all get their second player across rather quickly, and they hit their team’s gongs in that order. “Three teams—we’ve only got room for one more,” Kirk explains. The Red Jaguars’ boy has now made it across, and the Red Jaguars’ girl is crossing along with the Blue Barracudas’ girl and the Green Monkeys’ girl. At about the same time, the Red Jaguars and Blue Barracudas lose their grip on one of the tree limbs, and each fall into the Moat. Before they can trudge back to their starting position, the Green Monkeys’ girl has made it across, and she hits her team’s gong to end the Moat Crossing.

“That’s it—four teams, right there!” Kirk shouts as he runs over and stands beside the Silver Snakes. “Silver Snakes had no problems getting across that Moat, and going on to the Steps of Knowledge will be the Silver Snakes…and the Purple Parrots…” Kirk pauses between each team’s name to allow for applause. “…and the Orange Iguanas…and the Green Monkeys! The Red Jaguars and the Blue Barracudas didn’t quite make it, but we’ve got a great gift for them anyway, and here’s what it is!” They receive a $50 gift certificate from GameStop.

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Episode 36: The Model Heart of William Harvey

The camera winds and twists its way through a thick jungle of strange and exotic plants. After a few wrong turns, it finally stops in front of an ancient Mayan temple. At the base of the temple, a giant stone head sits. Suddenly, the head’s eyes light up and it begins to speak:

Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth!” These words appear on the screen. “With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is now!”

A middle-aged man wearing a denim shirt and blue jeans swings in on a rope. He drops down and runs up the Steps of Knowledge, microphone in hand.

“Thank you! Thank you, everybody! Nice to see everyone again! It’s good to see you again, Olmec! Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth. The rooms are filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards. Only Olmec knows the legends behind each of these newly discovered treasures in his temple…which one are we gonna hear about today, Olmec?”

“The legend of the Model Heart of William Harvey,” Olmec replies.

“Oh, the Model Heart of William Harvey,” Kirk responds. “Well, one of our six teams will have a chance to retrieve the model heart—will it be:

“The Red Jaguars?” The camera zooms in on each team as they are introduced.
“The Blue Barracudas?
“The Green Monkeys?
“The Orange Iguanas?
“The Purple Parrots?
“Or the Silver Snakes?

“They’ll have to pass some tough physical and mental tests, but in the end, only one team will have the right to enter Olmec’s Temple. But first, they have to cross the Moat, and Olmec’s gonna tell us how they have to do that today…”

Olmec begins to explain the Moat Crossing:
“Before you, a large tree has fallen across the Moat. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will begin walking across the tree until they reach the other side. Once you’re safely across, your partner will cross in the same way. You may use the branches and roots of the tree as handholds; however, if you fall or if a knee touches the tree, you must go back and start again. Once both players reach the other side, run over and hit the gong.” Kirk bangs the Silver Snakes’ gong to demonstrate. “The first four teams to hit their gongs will go on to the next round!”

“All right, let’s get started,” Kirk says. “Hey teams, are you ready?”
All six teams scream and cheer in response.
“Olmec, are you ready?” Kirk asks.
“Let’s rock,” Olmec replies.
“All right,” says Kirk. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

The first players from each team rush onto the fallen trunk and begin to cross. The Green Monkeys’ boy falls on the trunk, touching it with his knees, and he is sent back. Everyone else makes it across in less than fifteen seconds. “They’ve got themselves across, now their partners have to make it across!” Kirk narrates. After catching himself with one of the tree’s limbs, the Green Monkeys’ boy makes it across; however, so do most of the second players of each team, and the Silver Snakes, Orange Iguanas, Blue Barracudas and Purple Parrots hit their gongs in quick succession, in that order. The Red Jaguars just come within an eyelash of hitting their gong in time.

“All right, we’ve got four teams right there!” Kirk says as he rushes over to stand beside the Silver Snakes. “The Silver Snakes had no trouble at all, right across that log; and goin’ on to the Steps of Knowledge are the Silver Snakes…along with the Purple Parrots…” Kirk pauses between each team’s name to allow applause. “…and the Orange Iguanas…and the Blue Barracudas! The Red Jaguars and the Green Monkeys did a great job, too, and we’re not sending them home with empty hands. We’ve got a great gift for ‘em, and here’s what that is!” They receive a $50 gift certificate from Old Navy.

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Episode 35: The Modified Charts of Pedro Álvares Cabral

The camera winds and twists its way through a thick jungle of strange and exotic plants. After a few wrong turns, it finally stops in front of an ancient Mayan temple. At the base of the temple, a giant stone head sits. Suddenly, the head’s eyes light up and it begins to speak:

Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth!” These words appear on the screen. “With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is now!”

A middle-aged man wearing a denim shirt and blue jeans swings in on a rope. He drops down and runs up the Steps of Knowledge, microphone in hand.

“Thank you! Thank you, everybody! Nice to see everyone again! It’s good to see you again, Olmec! Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth. The rooms are filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards. Only Olmec knows the legends behind each of these newly discovered treasures in his temple…which one are we gonna hear about today, Olmec?”

“The legend of the Modified Charts of Pedro Álvares Cabral,” Olmec replies.

“Oh, the Modified Charts of Pedro Álvares Cabral,” Kirk repeats. “Well, the legend is set, and one of these six teams will have the chance to retrieve the modified charts—will it be:

“The Red Jaguars?” The camera zooms in on each team as they are introduced.
“The Blue Barracudas?
“The Green Monkeys?
“The Orange Iguanas?
“The Purple Parrots?
“Or the Silver Snakes?

“They’ll have to pass some tough physical and mental tests, but in the end, only one team will have the right to enter Olmec’s Temple. But first, they have to cross the Moat, and Olmec will tell us how they’ll have to do that today…”

Olmec begins to explain the Moat Crossing:
“Before you, a large tree has fallen across the Moat. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will begin walking across the tree until they reach the other side. Once you’re safely across, your partner will cross in the same way. You may use the branches and roots of the tree as handholds; however, if you fall or if a knee touches the tree, you must go back and start again. Once both players reach the other side, run over and hit the gong.” Kirk bangs the Silver Snakes’ gong to demonstrate. “The first four teams to hit their gongs will go on to the next round!”

“All right, let’s get started,” Kirk says. “Teams, are you ready?”
All six teams scream and cheer in response.
“Olmec, are you ready?” Kirk asks.
“You’re darn tootin’,” Olmec replies.
“Okay,” says Kirk. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

All six team members rush out onto the fallen tree and begin quickly making their way across, using the limbs for handholds as necessary. “It’s wise to use those limbs and branches to your advantage,” Kirk narrates. The Orange Iguanas’ girl slips and touches the tree trunk with her knee, prompting the spotters to send her back, but everyone else makes it across on their first try. The Red Jaguars’ girl slips and falls on her face on the tree after making it about halfway across, and has to be sent back. The Blue Barracudas, Purple Parrots and Silver Snakes hit their gongs in that order in the span of about two seconds. “Three teams have made it—we need one more!” Kirk exclaims. The Orange Iguanas’ girl makes it across, but so does the Green Monkeys’ girl, and she rushes to hit her team’s gong to end the Moat Crossing.

“All right, we’ve got four teams!” Kirk says as he runs over to stand beside the Silver Snakes. “Silver Snakes had no problems getting across that tree, one-two-three, and going on to the Steps of Knowledge are the Silver Snakes…along with the Purple Parrots…” Kirk pauses between each team’s name to allow for applause. “…and the Green Monkeys…and the Blue Barracudas! The Red Jaguars and the Orange Iguanas didn’t quite make it, but we’ve got a great gift for ‘em anyway, and here’s what it is!” They receive a $50 gift certificate from GameStop.

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