The Golden Stallion of Alī Bābā
The golden stallion on the camera-left shelf.

Production Number

2-03 (43)


October 10, 1994


Orange Iguanas


C.J. & Kendra

Artifact Location

The Shrine of the Silver Monkey

Pendants of Life


Temple Layout


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The Golden Stallion of Alī Bābā is the 43rd episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.

Moat Crossing

The moat crossing required players to hang from a rope overhead and walking across two lower ropes which crisscross at the halfway mark.

Moat Results
Finish Team Time
1st Orange Iguanas 0:37
2nd Blue Barracudas 0:38
3rd Silver Snakes 0:40
4th Red Jaguars 0:43

Steps of Knowledge

One of the most famous woodcutters of Old Persia was Alī Bābā. Legend has it that one day when he was out cutting wood in the forest, he saw 40 horsemen ride up to a cliff.

"Open Sesame!", said their leader, and a door slid aside revealing a cave.

The horsemen rode in, and the cave door closed. Alī Bābā crept down to the cave and waited until they left.

"Open Sesame!", he shouted, and stepped inside.

Golden treasure was piled everywhere.

"These guys are thieves, I'm out of here!" He took a little golden stallion with him.

Back home, he told his brother, Bobby Bābā the story. Bobby went to the cave with five mules and loaded up, but he was so excited he forgot the password.

"Open Peanut?", he cried. "Open Sunflower?" "Open Canola?" Nothing worked.

When the 40 thieves returned, they did him in. The golden stallion stayed in Alī Bābā's family for generations.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
Alī Bābā lived in which of these countries?
  • Syria
  • Persia
  • Burma
Silver Snakes (Correct - 2 steps left)
Which of these was Alī Bābā's occupation?
  • Woodcutter
  • Thief
Silver Snakes (Correct - 1 step left)
How many thieves did Alī Bābā take his…?
  • 40
Orange Iguanas (Rang in before Olmec could finish - 2 steps left)
Which of was the secret password Alī Bābā…?
  • "Open Sesame"
Orange Iguanas (Rang in before Olmec could finish - 1 step left)
The command "Open Sesame" opened a secret password into what?
  • A Castle
  • A Bank Vault
  • A Cave
Red Jaguars (Wrong Answer - Not one of the three choices)
Orange Iguanas (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)
Which of these types of carpets is featured in another Arabian legend?
  • A Flying Carpet
Red Jaguars (Correct - 2 steps left)
Which of these is another character in an Arabian legend?
  • Houdini
  • Aladdin
  • Kirkpatrick
Silver Snakes (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Silver Snakes are Jonathan and Shannon. The Orange Iguanas are Kendra and C.J..

40 Thieves' Gold (Trapeze Grid)

In the legend of Alī Bābā, the thieves hid their gold in caves. In front of each player, there are nine caves. When Kirk gave the signal, one player from each team had to place a piece of gold between their feet, swing out, and drop the gold into one of the nine caves. Then, they will go back, grab another piece of gold and try again. The player to fill the most caves in 60 seconds won. Kendra and Jonathan tied with filling two caves awarding them both a half pendant of life.

Memory (Plugging Holes)

Alī Bābā's brother, Bobby Bābā could not remember the password and he was trapped inside the cave. Olmec hoped the players' memory serves them a little better. Beside each player is the fountain of Alī Bābā with nine holes from which water may spring at any time. In a moment, the water sprayed from the holes in a secret sequence (9, 2, 8, 5, 7, 6, 3, 1, 4).
When Kirk gave the signal, each player had to place a marker in the first hole of that sequence. If they are right, nothing will happen. Otherwise, they will be squirted with Persian Water. Then, they will remove their stoppers and try again. The players with most correct guesses won. C.J. won the game and the half pendant of life after scoring seven points while Shannon score four points.

Hidden Gold (Cubbyhole Web)

Alī Bābā found the secret hiding place of the 40 Thieves' gold. Beside each team stands a cave with several covered holes and a giant spider web in the center. Each of the holes contains a bag of gold. When Kirk gave the signal, the first player on each team had to scramble up the web to the opening, smash through the cover, grab the gold, and come back down to place it in the team bin. Then their partner will repeat the process. The higher the hole, the heavier the bag of gold inside. The team with the heaviest loot in 60 seconds won. The Orange Iguanas had the most gold, beating out the Silver Snakes, awarding them a full pendant of life, and sending them to Olmec's Temple in search of the golden stallion. 

Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Orange Iguanas Tied Won Won 2 Pendants
Silver Snakes Tied Lost Lost ½ Pendant

Temple Run

The Orange Iguanas had terrible luck in this temple run. C.J. started off by heading towards the Throne Room.
Alibbab stalliuon seizure 1

Hey! What's that Temple Guard doing entering from the inactive double doors in the Throne Room?

Upon getting there, he was caught by a guard, completed the objective, and went up. By ascending, he unintentionally decided the outcome of the run. In the Heart Room he was taken out of the temple, and Kendra followed his steps. The Heart Room and the Observatory both did not open towards the Shrine, and after a giant loop, she was back on the bottom floor. She made it to the Dark Forest before time expired.
Temple Run Results
Victory No
Reached the Artifact No
Method of Loss Failed Acquisition
Temple Guard Locations

The Throne Room

The Heart Room

The Dark Forest

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  • This is the first episode in Season 2 that features an artifact in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey. However, in the previous episode, the artifact was originally going to be in the Throne Room before the Temple Run was postponed and the artifact was moved to the Shrine.
  • This is the first episode with an untimed temple game.
  • After telling the Orange Iguanas what to do in the Throne Room, Olmec incorrectly said "and you could choose to go up into Medusa's Lair" (before that room even existed). Instead of the Heart Room.
  • This episode has the most noticeable delay between the frontrunner being taken out of the temple and the second runner entering. Kendra was delayed by Kirk's failure to notice that C.J. was taken out by about three seconds.
  • This was the only episode to feature a Temple Guard in the Season 2 Heart Room.
  • Kendra was the only player to use all three doors in the Pit of Despair.
  • This is the last episode to air where a team of Orange Iguanas competed in the Temple Run.