The Bonnet of Dolley Madison

Production Number

2-39 (79)


July 11, 1994


Orange Iguanas


Matt & Ashlie

Artifact Location

The Jester's Court

Pendants of Life


Temple Layout


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The Bonnet of Dolley Madison is the 79th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. It was the 51st episode to be aired.

Moat Crossing

Teams have to swing over the water one teammate at a time using a long rope suspended from above.

Moat Results
Finish Team Time
1st Green Monkeys 0:24
2nd Orange Iguanas 0:31
3rd Purple Parrots 0:40
4th Red Jaguars 1:16

Steps of Knowledge

In the War of 1812, British General Ross captured Washington D.C., and went to arrest the First Lady, Dolley Madison.

"Madam…" he shouted, "You are under arrest!"

"Listen, General." said Dolley, "What's your rush? The table's set. Take a load off. Tiffany, get these men some food."

Ross protested, but everything smelled so good.

"You can burn the place later." Dolley said. "Believe me, it'll still be there."

She sat at his elbow, and while Dolley was playing airplane with the General's Cream Corn, her servants were secretly taking the paintings and the documents out the back door. When Dolley got up for water, the General grabbed her arm, but she gave him her bonnet as collateral. Then she skipped out the back door to Virginia with the White House valuables.

"I wanted to move, anyway." she said to Tiffany.

The furious General Ross burned the White House down, but kept her bonnet.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
Is the president's wife known as…?
  • The Leading Lady
  • The Primadonna
  • The First Lady
Purple Parrots (2 steps left)
Which president was James Madison?
  • The Second
  • The Third
  • The Fourth
Orange Iguanas (Wrong Answer)
Purple Parrots (1 step left)
Which British general burned Washington?
  • British General Ross
Orange Iguanas (2 steps left)
During which conflict did the British march on Washington?
  • The War of 1812
Purple Parrots (Advanced to Temple Games)
Which president's portrait did Dolley save from the British?
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • George Washington
  • James Madison
Orange Iguanas (1 step left)
Which of these songs was written during the same battle Dolley was involved in?
  • America the Beautiful
  • The Star-Spangled Banner
  • The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Orange Iguanas (Wrong Answer)
Green Monkeys (2 steps left)
Which of these men wrote the Star-Spangled Banner?
  • Irving Berlin
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Francis Scott Key
Red Jaguars (2 steps left)
What gala event did Dolley organize to commemorate her husband becoming president?
  • The First Inaugural Ball
  • The First Electoral Ball
  • The First Dolley Madison Hoedown
Orange Iguanas (Wrong Answer)
Green Monkeys (1 step left)
Which state's capital was named for Dolley's husband?
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin
Orange Iguanas (Advanced to Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Orange Iguanas are Ashlie and Matt. The Purple Parrots are Dwayne and Jessica.

British Vessels (Boats)

During the War of 1812, the British deployed their navy in the Great Lakes and along the Atlantic coast to attack American cities. In this game, Matt and Dwayne had to capture a British vessel sitting off the coast. Both male players were sitting in a wooden boat. When Kirk gave the signal, they had to push off and row over to the British vessel, grab it, put it in their boat, pull themselves back to the harbor, and climb up onto the dock. The first player to capture the British vessel and get up onto the dock, or the player furthest along in 60 seconds won. Matt made it to the dock first with 45 seconds to spare.

Presidents' Portraits (Bungee Ceiling)

After the White house burned, the Madisons had to move into a new home. When they moved, Dolley probably put up the paintings of her husband and his three predecessors. On the ceiling above Ashlie and Jessica were the portraits of those four men (Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Adams, and of course, James Madison). When Kirk gave the signal, they had to jump up, grab a portrait off the ceiling, and sail back down. When the player reached the floor, she had to place the portrait in the proper space according to the order of their presidency. The first player to place all four in their proper positions or the player who was furthest along in 60 seconds won. Ashlie won 4-2 with all four correctly placed.

Silver Valuables (Trapeze)

According to legend, while the British were dining, Dolley Madison was sneaking the White House silver and valuables out the back door to safety. Beside the teams were two swings. When Kirk gave the signal, Ashlie and Dwayne had to place a piece of silver between her feet, then swing out to meet Matt and Jessica in the middle. Once there, Ashlie and Dwayne had to transfer the silver and swing back, while Matt and Jessica bring it back to their side and place it in the bucket. Then, both players had to repeat the process. The team with the most silver pieces at the end of 60 seconds won. The Orange Iguanas won 2-1 after time was up, sending them to Olmec's Temple.

Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Orange Iguanas Won Won Won 2 Pendants
Purple Parrots Lost Lost Lost 0 Pendants

Temple Run

Matt went first. He started by going down into the Ledges where a temple guard grabbed his leg. He gave him a pendant and went on. He then went up into the Crypt where he pulls a golden book and opened up the door to the Pit where he swung across and raced up to The Observatory and down into the King's Storeroom took him out giving Ashlie a chance to go in. She followed Matt's path and into the Shrine of the Silver Monkey and down into the Dark Forest. After finding the key, She did not know where to place it. She put the key on the magnet, but it was the wrong door. She almost took a wrong turn by plowing into the Mine Shaft.
Faith Ashlie Prevatte Plowing Through the Stone Wall

Ashlie plowing through the stone wall.

Eventually, she found the right door as it allowed access, but time was running short.
Faith Ashlie Prevatte Grabs the Bonnet

Ashlie grabbing the bonnet.

Ashlie grabbed the bonnet and tried to climb up the ladder when Kirk was telling her to go forward. Time was up right when she entered the Laser Light Room.
Temple Run Results
Victory No
Reached the Artifact Yes
Method of Loss Failed Escape
Temple Guard Locations

The Ledges

The King's Storeroom

The Room of the Mandarin Hand

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