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The Lucky Pot-Bellied Pig of Amelia Earhart
Lucky Pot-Bellied Pig of Amelia Earhart
The pig on the middle rung of the ladder in the center of the Room of Harmonic Convergence.

Production Number

1-17 (17)

Airdate

October 3, 1993[1]

Team

Blue Barracudas

Contestants

Scott McCaskell & Kristin (aka "Kriddin")

Artifact Location

The Room of Harmonic Convergence

Pendants of Life

Temple Layout

IV

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The Lucky Pot-Bellied Pig of Amelia Earhart is the 17th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. It was the 15th episode to complete production and the sixth to air.

Moat Crossing

Each team had to swim on a raft to the other side and then his partner pulls the raft back and swims on the raft to the other side.

Moat Results
Finish Team Time
First Red Jaguars 0:22
Second Purple Parrots 0:23
Third Silver Snakes 0:27
Fourth Blue Barracudas 0:32

Steps of Knowledge

The first woman to fly across the Atlantic, and the first to fly from Hawaii to California, was also the most famous woman pilot in history. She was Amelia Earhart. Everyone followed her adventures as she tried to fly all the way around the world. By the time she got to New Guinea in the Pacific, she had been through some rough storms and close calls. Jojo, her New Guinea fueler, was loading up her baggage and gassing up her engines for the last leg of her journey. He wanted Amelia to be safe on her trip, so her carved her a statue of a Pot-bellied pig.

"I'm sorry, Jojo, I simply can't take this," Amelia said.

She handed it back apologetically to Jojo. The sun was shining, and all was well, but hours later, she disappeared over the Pacific, never to be heard from again. Some say she was captured by the Japanese. Some say she ran out of gas. But Jojo knew it was because she left behind the lucky pot-bellied pig.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
Was Amelia Earhart the first woman to…?
  • Exceed the speed of sound
  • Travel across the Atlantic in an airplane
Silver Snakes (Correct - Two steps left)
Did Amelia fly from California nonstop to…?
  • Hawaii
  • Japan
Purple Parrots (Correct - Two steps left)
In which direction did Amelia head on her round-the-world journey?
  • Southward
  • Eastward
  • Westward
Blue Barracudas (Wrong Answer)
Purple Parrots (Correct - One step left)
Was Amelia last seen on the island of…?
  • Tasmania
  • New Zealand
  • New Guinea
Purple Parrots (Correct - Advanced to the Temple Games)
Were the first people to achieve powered flight…?
  • The Marx Brothers
  • The Wright Brothers
  • The Wrong Brothers
Blue Barracudas (Correct - Two steps left)
Did the Wright Brothers first fly at…?
  • Eagle's Nest
  • Vulture's Row
  • Kitty Hawk
Blue Barracudas (Correct - One step left)
Which of these aircraft does not need a runway?
  • A Glider
  • A Helicopter
  • A Biplane
Blue Barracudas (Wrong Answer)
Red Jaguars (Correct - Two steps left)
Was the plane that Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic called…?
  • The Spirit of St. Louis
Blue Barracudas (Correct - Advanced to the Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Blue Barracudas are 11-year-old Scott, who collects hats from different U.S. States (his favorite being a black hat with "Nashville" embroidered on it - Kirk suggests he should add the helmet he wore in this episode to his collection), and Kristin (also 11 years old), often nicknamed "Kriddin" by her family as she once had trouble pronouncing her name. The Purple Parrots are 11-year-old Brad, who plays the saxophone and enjoys it, and 10-year-old Annie, often nicknamed "Tree Stump" as she is short.

Pigs-a-Go-Go (Bungee Soap Mat)

In the first game, called "Pigs a Go-Go" by Kirk, Scott and Brad had to race against each other to try and place two pig figurines on each of their two designated pedestals (the "four corners of the earth," apparently), all the while fighting both the slippery floor and the bungee cords tethering them to the center of the field. The game was actually over very quickly— both players moved fast and had little trouble, but Scott was the first one to place all four pigs, finishing the game with a whopping 36 seconds on the clock and earning half of a Pendant of Life for the Blue Barracudas

Fly Like Amelia Earhart (Bamboo Forest)

In the second game, the girls basically had to be airplanes, with a bamboo rod acting as wings and a bamboo forest being the terrain through which to maneuver. Kristin, being the tallest of the last four players, had a relatively hard time making her way through, but Annie's shortness paid off, as she got through the forest first, ending the game with 28 seconds left and earning a half pendant for the Purple Parrots.

Around the World (Bungee Soap Line)

The third game, which might or might not decide the winner, was a challenge to transfer six planes from partner to partner and attach them to a round board painted like the Earth which was lying at the other end of the slippery track, as a way to chart Amelia Earhart's progress on her trip around the world. The Purple Parrots failed to make the first transfer; when Brad slid back, he tried putting a second plane on his head, which further delayed their progress. When time ran out, the Purple Parrots only had three planes on their board, but the Blue Barracudas had five planes on theirs. They won the full pendant, which meant that they won the Temple Games, and would be going to Olmec's Temple with 1½ Pendants.

Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Blue Barracudas Won Lost Won 1½ Pendants
Purple Parrots Lost Won Lost ½ Pendant

Temple Run

Lucky Pig Temple Guard 1

Temple Guard #1

Kristin went up into the Room of the Three Gargoyles and immediately hit a Temple Guard; in the Wall Climb, Kristin only managed to climb up to one of the upper doors when she completely avoided the ropes; she fell back down when she grabbed onto the rope while trying to reach the Heart Room door (where the second Temple Guard had to be), and finally left for the Observatory with 1:55 remaining. From there, Kristin progressed across the top floor, not even trying to open the treasure chest to go down. She knew which order the pieces had to be assembled in, but it took her a while to properly turn the head and jam it down, after which the only door that opened next was the Pirate's Cove.
S1E17 Half Pendant
In the Dungeon (where the other half of Scott's pendant can be seen as Kristin climbed down), she had trouble finding the Stone Wall; in the Tomb of the Ancient Kings, she took a few seconds to find the key in the sarcophagus. With time ticking down, she entered the Swamp, but inevitably met the second Temple Guard with only three seconds left.
Lucky Pig Temple Guard 2

Temple Guard #2

Scott was sent into the Temple, but with only less than a second to go, he could only pass through the Temple Gate before time ran out.
Scott Misses His Chance

Time expires as Scott was about to enter the temple.

Amelia Earhart Temple Run

Kristin's path to the pig.

Temple Run Results
Victory No
Reached the Artifact No
Method of Loss Failed Acquisition (Solo)
Temple Guard Locations The Room of the Three Gargoyles
The Swamp
The Heart Room
Half Pendant Location The Dungeon

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Notes

  • This is the last episode to make use of Temple Layout IV as well as the last appearance of the Wall Climb.
  • This is the only episode where contestants must retrieve an artifact placed in the Room of Harmonic Convergence.
    • This was also the second and last episode in Season 1 an artifact was featured in the bottom of the central shaft.
  • This episode featured the first time that the Blue Barracudas and the Purple Parrots competed against each other in the Temple Games.
  • This is the first episode where a team of Blue Barracudas competed in the Temple Run and the female contestant goes into Olmec's Temple first.
  • This is the first episode where a Temple Guard is encountered in the Room of the Three Gargoyles and thus the first encountered in the upper entrance room in general.
  • This is the first of the two episodes that have been confirmed to feature a half pendant in a room not adjacent to one with a Temple Guard, the other being The Bifocal Monocle of One-Eyed Jack.
  • Kristin brought out the key from the Tomb of the Ancient Kings.
  • This is the first episode where a contestant is removed from the Swamp and the first time a Temple Guard removes a contestant from that particular roomspace.
  • This is the first episode where a team of Blue Barracudas lost the Temple Run as a result of running out of time.

References

  1. Lundberg, D.C. (Unknown Date). D.C. Lundberg's Game Show Trading Post I-L. D.C. Lundberg.