|The Mummified Hand of the Egyptian King|
July 13, 1995
Maggie & Josh
The Lost Taj Mahal Turban of Aurangzeb (Production Order)
For this Moat, both players from each team crossed the water simultaneously on a large lily pad and using vines strung from above for guidance, while not falling in the water, missing a vine, or touching the lily pad with their knees.
Steps of Knowledge
One of the most powerful rulers of Ancient Egypt was Pharaoh Khufu. Around 2500 B.C., he built the Great Pyramid at Giza. But legend has it, he didn't like the color, and, with a wave of his hand, he dismissed his Master Builder. As they took him away, the master builder uttered a secret curse.
"May your hand drop from your body and may you never rest till you find it."
Centuries later, Achmed, the grave robber and his clumsy brother, Nachmed, broke into the tomb.
"Achmed, look at this, it's a priceless ceramic vase. Oops!"
"Nachmed, let me do the grave robbing; just stand by that sculpture and don't touch nothing!"
But the sculpture was actually the mummy case of the Great King Khufu. And when Nachmed leaned against it—
"Oops. I'm so sorry, sir! Here, let me give you a hand up."
But the hand of the mummy came off in his own.
"You're not a man, you're a mummy! ACHMED!!!"
And, still carrying the dried hand, the terrified twosome ran from the tomb. Some say the ancient curse came true, and the mummy of King Khufu still searches for his lost hand here in the Temple.
|Steps of Knowledge Results|
|Is the Egyptian word for king...?||
||Green Monkeys (Correct - 2 steps left)|
|Did Khufu build his pyramid in...?||
||Blue Barracudas (Correct - 2 steps left)|
|How long did it take to build Khufu's pyramid?||
||Green Monkeys (Correct - 1 step left)|
|The pharoahs built pyramids to be...?||
||Green Monkeys (Correct - Advance to the Temple Games)|
|What didn't Khufu like about his pyramid?||
||Blue Barracudas (Correct - 1 step left)|
|Who did Khufu banish over the color of his pyramid?||
||Blue Barracudas (Correct - Advance to the Temple Games)|
The Blue Barracudas are Maggie, who plays basketball and enjoys music, and Josh, who enjoys studying drama and is an Orlando Magic fan. The Green Monkeys are Alexandra, who enjoys track and wants to be a veterinarian and C.J., who is a right-wing halfback in soccer and travels to Guyana.
Falling Mummies (Rolling Foam Boulders)
Achmed and Nachmed knocked over Khufu's mummy, and now it's C.J. and Josh's turn to do so; between the boys are two boulders with four mummies behind them. When Kirk gave the signal, each boy would shove the boulders towards the mummies, while staying in their designated zones, and whoever got all four down within 60 seconds would win. Josh knocked down one early on in the game, but C.J. never scored, awarding the Blue Barracudas a half-Pendant.
Booby Trapped Gold (Swinging Foam Boulders)
To ward off graverobbers going after the Pharaoh's treasures, the Egyptians booby-trapped all the tombs; when Kirk gave the signal, Alexandra and Maggie would grab a golden artifact without being hit by the booby trap. Whoever got all four golden artifacts within 60 seconds would win; Alexandra just beat out Maggie with 10 seconds remaining, tying the score with a half-Pendant apiece.
Build a Pyramid (Boulders and Chutes)
The Egyptians required 26 years to build the Great Pyramids at Giza; however, the teams got one minute. When Kirk gave the signal, C.J. and Maggie would toss a boulder onto the overhead chute, and when it rolled off the other side, Alexandra and Josh would catch it in order to place it in the bin. The team with the most boulders passed in 60 seconds would win; the Blue Barracudas won 4-2, sending them 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|
|Green Monkeys||Lost||Won||Lost||½ Pendant|
This is the most unique of Temple Runs, as no other contestant possessed 1½ pendants during this round. It started with Maggie running up to The Crypt; then she entered The Pit of the Pendulum. Maggie tried to stick to their plan of crossing the upper floor, but she could not get back to the ledge so she went into The Tomb of the Headless Kings— she met her first temple guard, but when she tried to give him her Pendant she found out she did not have it. So Josh made it to the pit and found Maggie's Pendant in front of the column. Then he did the worst thing someone could do with less than 2 pendants: he didn't follow his partner's path, because if he did, he would have nabbed the other half of pendant in The Chamber of the Sacred Markers. As a result, this run was soon ended by a temple guard in The Room of the Secret Password.
|Temple Run Results|
|Reached the Artifact||No|
|Method of Loss||Triple Seizure (0:47 Left)|
|Temple Guard Locations|
|Half-Pendant Location||The Chamber of the Sacred Markers|
- This is the second episode where the contestants have to retrieve a severed hand. The first one was The Shriveled Hand of Efoua.
- This was the last time an artifact was placed in the Golden Doors Room.
- This was the only episode in season 3 where the Blue Barracudas advanced to Olmec's Temple with less than two full pendants.
- This was the third of three episodes where the frontrunner loses their Pendant during the temple run. The first two episodes was The Lucky Medallion of Atocha and The Broken Trident of Poseidon.
- This is the only time a player gets taken out by the first Temple Guard instead of the second.
- This is the only time where a runner had more than one pendant.
- This is the only time the second temple guard was given a pendant.
- This was the second of two episodes where the Blue Barracudas was captured by the temple guard. The other run was The Lost Logbooks of Magellan. Coincidentally, Both runs ended in the Top Corner Room.