The Good Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie
Good Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie

Production Number

3-38 (118)


October 16, 1995


Green Monkeys


Janeen & Jay

Artifact Location

The Tomb of the Headless Kings

Pendants of Life


Temple Layout


Previous Episode

The Jeweled Scabbard of Sforza (Production Order)
The Upside-Down Compass of Henry Hudson (Broadcast Order)

Next Episode

The Ruby Earring of Benzibab (Production Order)
The Thornwood Gavel of Judge Roy Bean (Broadcast Order)

The Good Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie is the 118th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. It was the 112th episode to air.

Moat Crossing

In this Moat, teams must swing with a vine to an abandoned fishing net, then climb over it.

Moat Results
Finish Team Time
1st Red Jaguars 1:04
2nd Blue Barracudas 1:11
3rd Purple Parrots 1:21
4th Green Monkeys 1:33

Steps of Knowledge

One of the most powerful women of her time was the French Empress Eugénie. She met Napoléon III in a garden, when her watch stopped and she asked him for the time. From that moment on, the watch never left her vest. She and Napoléon married, and she became Empress of France. Once, when Napoléon was about to make peace with the Prussians, Eugénie refused.

"Peace? Tah! Ze French Army is the strongest in ze world— we declare war!"

But when Napoléon got to the front, he discovered that he was hopelessly outnumbered, and his top general quickly urged a retreat.

"Sire, we've lost steadily for two days; half of our men are gone, the other are whining. We must regroup!"

"You're right— order the men to retreat!"

But as the retreat was sounded, Eugénie came galloping up in a hail of bullets, her good-luck watch clinging to her vest.

"Retreat? Never, you cowards; General, you are fired! Order the attack."

The soldiers charged, but to no avail. According to legend, at that moment, a bullet struck Eugénie, or so it seemed. In fact, the bullet struck her watch, and Eugénie escaped. Napoléon surrendered, and the watch, lost in battle, ended up in The Temple.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Choices Response
What country did Napoléon and Eugénie rule?
  • France
Blue Barracudas (Correct - 2 steps left)
Did Napoléon III meet Eugénie in a...?
  • Restaraunt
  • Garden
Green Monkeys (Correct - 2 steps left)
When Napoléon met Eugénie, which of these did he ask her?
  • For the time
Red Jaguars (Correct - 2 steps left)
According to legend, was Eugénie's watch...?
  • Running 10 minutes fast
  • Missing the battery
  • Stopped
Purple Parrots (Correct - 2 steps left)
Did Napoléon III want to make peace with...?
  • Russians
  • Prussians
Purple Parrots (Correct - 1 step left)
When he got to the front, were Napoléon's troops...?
  • Winning
  • Outnumbered
  • Eating
Green Monkeys (Correct - 1 step left)
According to legend, did Napoléon III order his troops to...?
  • Retreat
Green Monkeys (Correct - Advance to the Temple Games)
Did Eugénie demand that Napoléon...?
  • Surrender
  • Go fish
  • Attack
Red Jaguars (Correct - 1 step left)
During the battle, what struck Eugénie's watch?
  • Bullet
Purple Parrots (Correct - Advance to the Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Purple Parrots are Courtney, who likes ice-skating and math, and Nate, who is into basketball and wants to be a lawyer. The Green Monkeys are Janeen, who likes to dance and enjoys science, and Jay, who enjoys paintball and wants to be an architect.

Out from the Rear (Bucking Horse)

When Napoléon attempted to retreat, Eugénie came galloping up from the rear, which is what Courtney and Janeen will be doing; when Kirk gives the signal, the horse will begin galloping, with whomever falling off giving their opponent a point. Whoever has the most points within 60 seconds would win; Janeen won 4-0, awarding the Green Monkeys a half-Pendant.

Perpetual Clocks (Spinning Platforms)

Eugénie's watch might have stopped, but Jay and Nate's watch will tick eternally; when Kirk gave the signal, each boy would climb onto the wheel before them and adjusting their weight to make the wheel spin. Each time either of them rotates the marker on the wheel one whole time, it will represent one minute; if either of them falls off, the wheel will stop and they will get back on and start spinning again. Whoever scored the most minutes within 60 seconds would win; Jay won 10-7, completing the Green Monkeys' pendant.

Ready the Cannons! (Boulders and Chutes)

In the heat of battle, it took teams of soldiers to load the cannons; before each team were numerous cannonballs waiting to be loaded. When Kirk gave the signal, each girl would toss a cannonball onto the overhead chute— when it rolled off the opposite side, the boys would catch it and place it in the bin, and whoever passed along the most cannonballs within 60 seconds would win. The Green Monkeys won 7-5, sending them to the Temple with 2 pendants, shutting out the Purple Parrots in the process.

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Results
Green Monkeys Won Won Won 2 pendants
Purple Parrots Lost Lost Lost 0 pendants

Temple Run

The hesitant Janeen went first, getting scared by the Crypt skeleton's live sound effects; Jay had to constantly tell her to run. Janeen met her first guard in The King's Storeroom, only frightening her even more. Not long after, she was taken out in The Shrine of the Silver Monkey with 1:38 left. Jay moved swiftly throughout the temple. Just one room away, Jay encountered a production error in The Jester's Court, having to try the middle painting twice; Jay made to the watch with just five seconds remaining, but couldn't return to the Pit before time expired.

The Temple Run Results
Victory No
Reached the Artifact Yes
Method of Loss Did not escape in time
Temple Guard Locations The King's Storeroom

The Shrine of the Silver Monkey

The Ledges

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  • This was the last episode where the artifact was placed at the bottom of the Central Shaft.
  • This was the last episode where the Purple Parrots competed in the Temple Games.
  • This was the last episode where a team outright won all three of the Temple Games while the opposing team was unable to score.
  • This was the last episode where the the Green Monkeys competed in the Temple Run.
  • Janeen is the last African-American contestant to enter the temple.
  • The markers from The Chamber of the Sacred Markers were already aligned.
  • This was the last episode where a Temple Guard was encountered the Top of the Central Shaft and the Shrine of the Silver Monkey.
  • This was the last episode where time expired and the last episode where a team does not win the grand prize.
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