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The Mysterious Manuscript of Mary Shelley
Manuscript

Production Number

3-18 (98)

Airdate

November 29, 1995

Team

Blue Barracudas

Contestants

Kate & Larry

Artifact Location

The Dark Forest

Pendants of Life

2

Temple Layout

XV

Previous Episode

The Discarded Seal of Ivan the Terrible

Next Episode

The Dried Apple Half of William Tell

The Moat

In this Moat, teams have to progress from giant inflatable lily-pad to giant inflatable lily-pad using a wooden plank. Both players must cross before the team hits their gong.

Moat Results

 
1st Red Jaguars 0:42
2nd Blue Barrucudas 0:49
3rd Green Monkeys 0:51
4th Silver Snakes 1:04

The Steps of Knowledge

One of the brightest literary talents of the early 1800's was a beautiful English woman named Mary Shelley. She wrote the classic horror novel Frankenstein. Her friends were aghast.

"How can such a lovely creature create such a horrifying monster?"

Legend has it that perhaps she didn't create it. One night, seeking refuge from a storm, Mary entered a dark forboden tavern. Moments later, a hulking shadowed figure sat down next to her.

"Beware."

"Where, be where?"

"No, no, you don't understand me."

Mary shivered as his hideous voice rasped out the story of a horrible monster that had terrorized a small German village.

"He was brought back from the dead by an evil doctor, a former pediatrician from Bavaria."

From his ragged coat he drew out an old and yellowing manuscript.

"But another monster will never be created, for now you hold the secret. Guard it well."

Lightning flashed and Mary caught a glimpse at a horribly scarred face. Then the hulking figure strolled away into the night. Her heart raced as she read the cover.

"The Secrets of Life and Death by Victor Frankenstein."

Shelley wrote her novel, but kept the secret diary hidden away until it eventually made its way to the Temple. Your task is to find the Mysterious Manusript of Mary Shelley and bring it back here.

The Mysterious Manuscript of Mary Shelley can be found in the Dark Forest.

Steps of Knowledge Results

The Temple Games

6 Chapters of "Frankenstein"

Frankenstein's Electricity

Ring around the Monster

Temple Games' Results


The Temple Run

Neither player on the Barracudas moved at an incredible speed, but they seemed to have a well-built plan. Kate made it all the way to the Shrine of the Silver Monkey before being removed from the temple, and Larry took over with 1:13 to go. At the Pit, he made a smart move and climbed up to the King's Storeroom instead of going to the Chamber and taking time climbing the ladder. He made it into the Shrine with a full thirty-nine seconds remaining. He was just a room away from the artifact! Unfortunately, he had incredible difficulty assembling the monkey. The base was sideways, the belly was upside-down, and the head was reversed, but he tried forcing it down with all his might anyway! Although Olmec's legend spoke much of Frankenstein, Larry was not supposed to make the monkey resemble him. He wasted the rest of the run here.

Temple Run Results

 
Victory No
Reached the Artifact No
Method of Loss Ran out of time
Temple Guard Locations

The Chamber of the Sacred Markers

The Shrine of the Silver Monkey

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Notes

Larry's Shrine Fail

Larry assembles the Silver Monkey in a rather odd way as time runs out.

  • The original prize plugs for this episode were as follows:
    • George and Jimmy figures (Moat Crossing)
    • Moon Shoes (Steps of Knowledge)
    • Looney Tunes B-Ball for Super Nintendo (Temple Games)
  • This episode features the first Blue Barracudas run of season 3.
  • This episode shows one of the most infamous attempts to assemble the Silver Monkey.
  • This episode is one of two times where the players only stay on the top floor of Olmec's temple. The other being The Snake Bracelet of Cleopatra.

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