Robin Hood and Maid Marian's Silk Ladder
Robin Hood and Maid Marian's Silk Ladder
Maid Marian's Silk Ladder hanging from the edge of the camera-left shelf.

Production Number

1-36 (36)


December 5, 1993


Silver Snakes


Erica & Jeremy Steding

Artifact Location

The Shrine of the Silver Monkey

Pendants of Life


Temple Layout


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The Keys to the Alhambra (Broadcast Order)
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Robin Hood and Maid Marian's Silk Ladder is the 36th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. It was the 24th episode to air.

Moat Crossing

One member from each team is lying in a ring with a rope attached to it. At the start of the game, the first team member must pull themselves towards the other side of the moat with the help of the rope. If they fall out of the tube, then they must swim back to the start and begin the process again. Once they reached the other side of the moat, they must then throw their tube back to their partner, who must also pull themselves to the other side of the moat. While throwing the ring to their partner, the ring must make to them or else the first player must redo the throw. Once the second player successfully reaches the other side of the moat, then they must hit the gong.

Moat Results
Finish Team Time
First Silver Snakes 0:29
Second Purple Parrots 0:34
Third Blue Barracudas 0:41
Fourth Red Jaguars 1:05

Steps of Knowledge

Deep in the Sherwood Forest, a famous outlaw lived with his band of "Merry Men". His name was Robin Hood. Some say they were "Merry Men", because they didn't work. Others say it was because they wore green tights. But everyone was merry, until the Sheriff of Nottingham decided to force Maid Marian to marry him. Robin Hood, Maid Marian's boyfriend, was very upset by this. So, he sneaked into Nottingham to rescue her. Preparations for the marriage had already begun. Maid Marian screamed and cried and stamped her feet. Finally, she locked herself in her tower room, where she convinced her friend, the seamstress, to make an escape ladder with the silk that was supposed to be used for her wedding dress. That night, Marian lowered the ladder from her tower window and escaped into the waiting arms of Robin Hood. Off they went to Sherwood Forest, where they lived happily ever after. The ladder, on the other hand, ended up in the temple.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
Which of these is the location of Robin Hood's hideout?
  • The Enchanted Forest
  • Sherwood Forest
Blue Barracudas (Correct - Two steps left)
Which of these was the title of Robin Hood's chief enemy?
  • Sheriff of Nottingham
Blue Barracudas (Robin Hood and Marian's silk ladder - Wrong Answer; Not one of the three choices)
Silver Snakes (Correct - Two steps left)
Was Robin Hood's gang known as…?
  • The Highwaymen
  • The Merry Men
Silver Snakes (Correct - One step left)
Which of these woodsmen skills did Robin Hood and his Merry Men excel?
  • Archery
Blue Barracudas (Bow and arrow skills - Wrong Answer; Not one of the three choices)
Purple Parrots (Correct - Two steps left)
Did Robin Hood…?
  • Rob from the rich and give to himself
  • Rob from the rich and give to the poor
Red Jaguars (Robbed from the rich - Wrong Answer; Not one of the three choices)
Silver Snakes (Correct - Advanced to the Temple Games)
Was Robin Hood's girlfriend…?
  • Berhilda
  • Maid Marian
Red Jaguars (Correct - Two steps left)
Which of these was Robin Hood's oversized companion?
  • Little John
Red Jaguars (Correct - One step left)
Which of these was Robin Hood's portly religious companion?
  • Friar Tuck
Red Jaguars (Out of time)
Purple Parrots (Correct - One step left)
In which of these countries does the legend of Robin Hood take place?
  • England
Purple Parrots (Correct - Advanced to the Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Silver Snakes are 12-year-old Erica, who collects pencils (has over 200; never sharpens them; her favorite has a massive eraser), and Jeremy (also 12 years old), who collects sports cards (favorite is Dan Marino rookie; has over 10,000). The Purple Parrots are 11-year-old Nicole, who collects glass figurines (has over 50; favorite is one shaped like a teddy bear; broke an expensive one), and Dustin (also 11 years old), who rides motorcycles (has a PW-80 Suzuki; rides it in the dirt; says he looks like a dork with a massive helmet on while riding it).

Maid Marian's Window (Climbing Wall)

Legend has it that Robin Hood used to leave love letters on the window of Maid Marian's room. When Kirk gave the signal, Erica and Dustin had to each grab a letter, climb to the top, and attach it to Maid Marian's window. Then, they had to climb back down and repeat the process until either player had all five of their letters on Maid Marian's window or the team with the most letters on Maid Marian's window at the end of 60 seconds won. Dustin had too much trouble climbing, and was unable to get any love letters on Maid Marian's window. Erica however, got two of her love letters on Maid Marian's window, awarding her a half pendant of life.

Rob from the Rich and Give to the Poor (Bungee Soap Mat)

Robin Hood robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. While the crew did not want to promote anything illegal, they thought they would like to reenact the event. There were two rich people at the front and two poor people at the back. When Kirk gave the signal, Jeremy and Nicole each had to crawl to their rich person, grab a bag of gold, and move it to the poor side and repeat the process. The first player to move four bags of gold to the poor side or the team with the most bags of gold on the poor side at the end of 60 seconds won. Both players had one bag of gold, awarding them a half pendant each.

Airborne Archery (Water Chute)

They say Robin Hood was such a skilled archer that he could hit any target while swinging on a vine. The crew decided they would like to test their own version of airborne archery. Before each team was a chute with a slide with a bulls-eye at the end. One player from each team with an arrow on their head and slide down the chute along the ramp and then throw the arrow through the bulls-eye. Their partner will then repeat the process. The team with the most bulls-eyes in 60 seconds won. The Silver Snakes won the game after scoring eight bulls-eyes over the Purple Parrots' seven, awarding the Silver Snakes a full pendant and sending them to Olmec's Temple with two full pendants.

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

Temple Run

Erica started by heading up into the Room of the Royal Gongs. She tries all three, one of which works and takes her down into the Cave of Sighs. Once there, she opens up the crawl tube and climbs down into the Wheel Room. She quickly turns the wheel and reveals the door to the Throne Room. The first Temple Guard emerges right when she sits on the throne. After she gave him her pendant, she climbs up into the Heart Room where the second Temple Guard emerges. Jeremy follows Erica's path and did not know which way to go from the Throne Room until Kirk tells him to go up into the Heart Room. Once there, he knew which way to go and opens the Treasure Room. The Shrine of the Silver Monkey opens from that room. Jeremy grabs the silk ladder, runs back through the Treasure Room, up through the Observatory, across the Troubled Bridge, through the Room of the Royal Gongs, and out with 33 seconds to spare.

Temple Run Results
Victory Yes (0:33 left)
Reached the Artifact Yes
Temple Guard Locations The Throne Room (gold mask)
The Heart Room (black mask)
The Observatory (blue mask)

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  • This is the last time that the Red Jaguars, Blue Barracudas, Purple Parrots and Silver Snakes compete in the Steps of Knowledge until Season 3.
  • This is the first episode where a team of Silver Snakes attempted to retrieve an artifact placed in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey.
  • This is the first episode where a team is able to grab and later bring out an artifact placed in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey.
  • This episode's run is considered one of the easiest in the show's history.
  • This episode started a four grand prize win streak which ended with The Snake Bracelet of Cleopatra.
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