|The Lost Lion Tail of Little John|
The tail on the camera-left shelf.
August 5, 1994
Marie & Claude
1½ + ½
In this moat crossing, teammates cross the water simultaneously by swinging on multiple "ancient Babylonian wheels."
Steps of Knowledge
One of the boldest adventurers of the early 1800's was the Frenchwoman named Jean La Mystere. When her fiancé, Pierre Chauvet, was leaving to explore The New World, Jean begged to go with him.
"Don't be silly, Jean. This voyage will be too long and dangerous. It is no place for a woman."
"Hogwash! I can do anything a man can."
So she disguised herself as a man, took the name Little John, and signed on as a cabin boy. Even Pierre didn't recognize her and gave her difficult chores.
"Little John, tote that barge. Trim that sail."
All summer, she trudged along with the other members of the expedition. Legend has it that in Arkansas, Pierre was attacked by a wildcat, and Little John wrestled it into a hammerlock.
"That'll teach you, you mangy cur. Now beat it!"
The wildcat was so scared, it took off without its tail, which Little John kept for a souvenir.
"Little John, you saved my life."
"Pierre, it is I, Jean, your fianceé."
On their return to France, The Lion Tail disappeared.
|Steps of Knowledge Results|
|Who did Little John follow to the New World?||
||Blue Barracudas (Correct - 2 steps left)|
|Was Little John hired as a…?||
||Blue Barracudas (Correct - 1 step left)|
|Which of these was the name of Little John's fianceé?||
||Green Monkeys (Jean - Wrong Answer; Not one of the three choices)|
|Blue Barracudas (Wrong Answer)|
|When did Little John sail to the New World? In the….||
||Purple Parrots (Correct - 2 steps left)|
|Was the New World…?||
||Silver Snakes (Correct - 2 steps left)|
|In what state did Little John wrestle the wildcat?||
||Silver Snakes (Correct - 1 step left)|
|Which of these cities did the French establish in Louisiana?||
||Purple Parrots (Correct - 1 step left)|
|For which of these celebrations is New Orleans famous?||
||Silver Snakes (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)|
|The Louisiana Territory consisted of the land drained by which of these rivers?||
||Purple Parrots (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)|
The Purple Parrots are Marie and Claude. The Silver Snakes are Amanda and Chaz.
Bon Voyage! (Boat)
Little John traveled with her fianceé, Pierre Chauvet across the Atlantic to the New World. Claude and Chaz had to do the same. When Kirk gave the signal, they had to push their boats off and row to the New World. Once there, each player had to plant the French flag, turn his boat around, grab the rope, and pull himself back to the dock. The player to make it back on the dock in 60 seconds won. Chaz planted his French flag and made it back with 38 seconds of spare time, awarding him a half pendant of life.
Expedition Supplies (Zip-line)
To feed the members of the expedition, their ship had to bring many supplies to the New World. When Kirk gave the signal, each player had to sling a backpack over her shoulder, grab the hanger above her, and swoop down to the New World on the opposite side. There, she had to drop the backpack in the bin, grab the next hanger, and zip-line back to the starting point to start again. The player with the most backpacks in her bin in 60 seconds won. Marie won the game with four backpacks while Amanda had three, awarding Marie a half pendant of life.
Petit Jean (Giant Steps)
In honor of Little John, the people of Arkansas named her favorite mountain, Petit Jean after her French name. Here, both teams had to climb Mount Petit Jean and place the name at the top. When Kirk gave the signal, one member from each team had to boost his/her partner up to the top of the first level. Once up, he/she had to turn and help his/her partner up, then go on to the next level. Once a team made it to the top, they then had to put up the sign with Little John's name. The team to place the sign won. As Claude was at the top step, the Silver Snakes dropped their sign, which gave Marie a chance to place her team's sign on, which she did. Because of this, she and Claude won a full pendant, sending them to Olmec's Temple with 1½ pendants of life.
|Temple Games Results|
|Team||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Pendants Won|
|Purple Parrots||Lost||Won||Won||1½ Pendants|
|Silver Snakes||Won||Lost||Lost||½ Pendant|
This was a rather frustrating temple run. The frontrunner moved fairly swiftly through the rooms after she finally got five rocks in the bucket in the Rock Quarry. She was taken out by a temple guard in the Swamp, so with plenty of time to get the artifact out of the temple, her partner raced in. He made a silly move at the beginning and went up to the Crypt, only to be forced to go back down to the Ledges. He sluggishly moved through the rooms until he made it to where his partner had left off. He found the second half to his pendant on the actuator leading to the Dark Forest, but he had to promptly give it away again after he was captured by a temple spirit. He then spent a ridiculously long period of time in the Dark Forest, and before he finally figured out he could bust through the Stone Wall, time was up. As if that was not already enough, in the Mine Shaft he tried using the key he kept from the Dark Forest and putting it into the temple guard's peephole.
|Temple Run Results|
|Reached the Artifact||No|
|Method of Loss||Failed Acquisition|
|Temple Guard Locations|
|Half Pendant Location||The Swamp|
- The Plumed Headdress of Cosa-Rara can be seen in the Mine Shaft while Olmec was telling everybody where the lost lion tail was.
- The Jeweled Necklace of Montezuma can be seen in the King's Storeroom after the third Temple Game.
- This was the first of three episodes where a team of Purple Parrots attempted to retrieve an artifact placed in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey. However, unlike the other two teams in The Snakeskin Boots of Billy the Kid and The Metal Beard of the Egyptian Queen, Marie and Claude weren't able to grab their respective artifact in time.
- Marie was the only player to complete the objective of the Laser Light Room on their first try.
- Claude was the first member of the Purple Parrots to pick up the hidden half pendant in Olmec's Temple.