The Lost Hornpipe of the Pirate Captain

Production Number

3-23 (103)


August 24, 1995


Green Monkeys

Winning Contestants

Jessica & Jarrid

Artifact Location

The Quicksand Bog

Pendants of Life

Temple Layout


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The Enormous Feather of the Mê Linh (Production Order)
The Marble Armrest of Xerxes (Broadcast Order)

The Lost Hornpipe of the Pirate Captain is the 103rd episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.

Moat Crossing

Players from each team must individually run and dive onto a long plank with enough speed to reach a rope toward its end which they can use to pull themselves in. If any player stops without being able to reach the rope, falls into the water, or touches the side, he or she is sent back to try again.

Moat Results
Finish Team Time
1st Green Monkeys 0:21
2nd Purple Parrots 0:22
3rd Blue Barracudas 1:06
4th Red Jaguars 1:27

Steps of Knowledge

One of the youngest, yet boldest sea captains of the 1800s was captain John Greenwood. At only 21, he became captain of his own ship and set off on his first voyage. But soon, he and his men were overcome by Joseph Wheeland, the most treacherous pirate on the bounding mane. Greenwood’s crew was terrified, but Greenwood never lost his nerve.

"Take the ship, but let my men go free!"

"Free? Har! See this?"

And he took out his dreaded hornpipe.

"You’ll all be dancing the last hornpipe jig from the yardarm by morning. Take em below!"

The pirates towed the ship in the midst of their pirate fleet, and only Wheeland and three mates stayed aboard with Greenwood to count their booty.

"Toss that crate over there, ya lubbers. Captain, what cargo are you carrying?"

"I can’t remember, but I've got a list if you'll take me to the cabin."

As the greedy pirates gathered around the list, Greenwood backed away and locked them in the cabin. He threw the mate on deck overboard. The pirates on the surrounding ships began firing on him, but Greenwood ran through the whizzing musket balls, cut the ship free, and sailed away before they could stop him. Joseph Wheeland went down with his ship, but his hornpipe washed ashore at the temple.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
How old was John Greenwood when—?
  • 21
Green Monkeys (Correct - 2 steps left)
Was John Greenwood's ship overcome by...?
  • Treacherous pirates
Purple Parrots (Correct - 2 steps left)
Was the pirate captain's name...?
  • ​Joseph Wheland
​Purple Parrots​ (Correct - 1 step left)
Is a hornpipe a...?
  • Musical instrument that does a jig
​Red Jaguars (Correct - 2 steps left)
Is a yardarm a...?
  • Tall tree
  • Part of the ship's mast
  • Metal shield
​Green Monkeys ​(Correct - 1 step left)
Is a group of ships called...?
  • A fleet
​Purple Parrots (Correct - Advanced to the Temple Games)
What type of boat is designed to tug another ship?
  • Schooner
  • Tugboat
  • Kayak
​Red Jaguars (Correct - 1 step left)
Is the title of the captain's second-in-command?
  • Best man
  • Co-pilot
  • First mate
​Blue Barracudas (Correct - 2 steps left)
Is the lookout platform at the top of the ship called?
  • The crow's nest
​Green Monkeys (Correct - Advanced to the Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Green Monkeys are Jessica, who wants to be an actress and collects cow-related stuff, and Jarrid, who is an actor and also loves to draw. The Purple Parrots are Mary, who does cheerleading, and Brent, who collects bags and enjoys country music.

Giant Sacks of Cargo (Rolling Foam Boulders)

With Joseph Wheland locked in the cabin, John Greenwood hurled the sacks of cargo at the crew, sending them overboard; between Brent and Jarrid were giant sacks of cargo, and behind them were four pirates. When Kirk gave the signal, both boys would push the cargo to knock out the pirates while staying in their designated zone; whoever knocked out all four pirates within 60 seconds would win. Brent got all four down with 31 seconds remaining, awarding him a half-Pendant.

Barnacle Removal (Oversized Table)

To keep the ship's keel safe and clean, crew members would swim below and pull off barnacles; fortunately for Jessica and Mary, their ship was in dry dock. When Kirk gave the signal, each girl would crawl out, grab a barnacle and return to drop it in their bin; whoever got the most barnacles within 60 seconds would win. Jessica and Mary tied with four barnacles in their bins, giving the former a half-Pendant, and the latter a full Pendant.

Sinking Enemy Fleet (Swinging Sacks)

John Greenwood ended the attack by crashing through Joseph Wheland's ships; here, the teams would sink a fleet of three using the girls in sacks suspended from the crow's nest. When Kirk gave the signal, the boys would swing them to sink the ship by knocking it over, and whoever sank all three within 60 seconds would win. The Green Monkeys finished the job with 40 seconds remaining, sending them to Olmec's Temple with 1½ pendants.

Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Green Monkeys Lost Tied Won 1½ Pendants
Purple Parrots Won Tied Lost 1 Pendant

Temple Run


The half pendant in the King's Storeroom standing up next to the remaining clay pot.

Temple Run Results
Victory Yes (0:14 left)
Reached the Artifact Yes
Temple Guard Locations

The Chamber of the Sacred Markers

The Room of the Ancient Warriors

The Ledges

Half Pendant Location The King's Storeroom

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  • In the Steps of Knowledge, instead of saying "that is correct" or "incorrect" on a question. Olmec responds "Close enough for the rock".
  • This was the last episode where a team of Green Monkeys attempted to retrieve an artifact placed in the bottom corner room.
  • When both Jessica and Jarrid were climbing the central shaft, both columns were down. This indicates that the door connecting the Pit of the Pendulum to the King's Storeroom was supposed to open but did not.
  • This was the fourth and final episode where a contestant was able to retrieve an artifact placed in the bottom corner room. The first three episodes were Galileo's Cannonball, The Lucky Medallion of Atocha, and The Lion-Headed Bracelet of Chandragupta.
  • This was the second of three episodes where a team scales the Central Shaft and was able to win the Grand Prize. The first episode was The Collar of Davy Crockett and the third was The Jeweled Scabbard of Sforza.
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