The Silver Horseshoe of Butch Cassidy
The silver horseshoe on the lid of the camera-right snake jar.

Production Number

2-01 (41)


September 23, 1994


Orange Iguanas


Paula Francisco & Matt

Artifact Location

The Viper's Nest

Pendants of Life


Temple Layout


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The Silver Horseshoe of Butch Cassidy is the 41st episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. It was the 67th episode to air.

Moat Crossing

The moat crossing required players to hang from a rope overhead and walking across two lower ropes which crisscross at the halfway mark.

Moat Results
Finish Team Time
First Red Jaguars 0:33
Second Purple Parrots 0:34
Third Green Monkeys 0:36
Fourth Orange Iguanas 0:37

Steps of Knowledge

The wiliest gentlemen outlaws in the Old West were Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Together with the Hole in the Wall Gang, they robbed trains, banks, and stages without ever killing anyone. They planned their robberies carefully, and always had fresh horses concealed along their escape route, so they could elude any posse that chased them. They were also especially polite to ladies. Legend has it that one day, Butch was robbing a train, and a beautiful young woman recognized him.

"You're Butch Cassidy, aren't you?"

He blushed, and lowered the bandana which hid his face.

"The one and only."

"Can I have your autograph?"

"Can't write, but I do have a calling card."

And he handed her a silver horseshoe engraved with his initials. She treasured that horseshoe all her life, but it disappeared.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
Which of these men was Butch Cassidy's partner in crime?
  • Billy the Kid
  • The Sundance Kid
Orange Iguanas (Correct - Two steps left)
Which of these was the name of Butch and Sundance's gang?
  • The Hole in the Wall Gang
Orange Iguanas (Correct - One step left)
Which of these is the term for the group deputized to track down outlaws?
  • Posse
Orange Iguanas (Correct - Advanced to the Temple Games)
Which of these men was another famous outlaw?
  • Jesse James
  • Roy Bean
  • Wyatt Earp
Purple Parrots (Correct - Two steps left)
Were cemeteries located at the edge of town in the Old West often called…?
  • Heartbreak Ridge
  • Murderers' Row
  • Boot Hill
Red Jaguars (Correct - Two steps left)
Which of these was a location of a famous gunfight in the Old West?
  • The Fort Worth Stockyards
  • The O.K. Corral
  • The Alright Ranch
Purple Parrots (Correct - One step left)
Which of these men was in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral?
  • Pecos Bill
  • Butch Cassidy
  • Doc Holliday
Green Monkeys (Correct - Two steps left)
Which of these towns was the location of the O.K. Corral?
  • Tombstone
  • Headstone
  • Stone Mountain
Purple Parrots (Correct - Advanced to the Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Orange Iguanas are Paula, who plays the violin and loves horses, and Matt, who runs long distances. The Purple Parrots are 12-year-old Wendy, who paints and makes crafts (she had her painting of a toucan in the Orlando Art Museum), and 11-year-old Terry, who survived being pulled under a four-foot wave.

Bank Robbery (Swinging Sandbags)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid robbed their way all across the west while at the same time, avoiding the law. When Kirk gave the signal, Terry and Paula had to crawl to the first block, grab the first bag of gold, crawl back to their starting block, drop it in their basket, and repeat the process with the next starting block and bag of gold. Moving back and forth, they had to avoid the swinging sandbags. If either player touched any of the swinging sandbags, they had to go back to their starting block and try again. The player with all of their bags of gold in his/her basket or the player further along in 60 seconds won. Terry beat Paula having collected three bags while she collected two bags, awarding him a half pendant of life.

Swinging for Gold (Tilt Swing)

For Butch and Sundance, a successful robbery might gain them a lot of gold. There is a ton of gold ripe for the picking laid out on the boards before Matt and Wendy. When Kirk gave the signal, they had to run to the gold, jump up, grab one piece each rotation, and drop it in their bins. The player with the most gold in their buckets at the end of 60 seconds won. Wendy won the game after dropping three pieces of gold, over Matt who only had two, just like her partner Terry beat Matt's partner, Paula in the previous temple game. She won a half pendant of life.

Fresh Getaway Horses (Spinning Horses)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid stowed fresh getaway horses along their escape route, so they could outrun a posse, and folks say they can jump from horse to horse without even stopping. Fortunately for the two teams, their task is to stay on only one horse as long as possible. When Kirk gave the signal, the horses started to spin, and all the players needed were a very tight grip on their team's horse. The team with one or both players on the horse at the end of 60 seconds won. Terry fell off while Wendy and both Orange Iguanas held tight. Both Orange Iguanas stayed on until their 60 seconds were up, awarding them a full pendant of life, leading to a tie.


Olmec: "Which of these was a fast and famous mail service of the Old West—?" Matt correctly answered "Pony Express", sending him and Paula to Olmec's Temple in search of the silver horseshoe.

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

Temple Run

Paula went into the Ledges at a moderately fast pace then climbed up the wall to the Heart Room.
Behind the Throne

Paula is behind the throne.

She then descended to the Throne Room and crawled into the Swamp. After the Swamp, Paula went into the Dark Forest where she got caught by a temple guard (spirit). She then busted through the Stone Wall and ascended in the slow slow Mine Shaft elevator. She then grabbed the horseshoe in the Viper's Nest with about 1:20 and raced through the top floor like she only had ten seconds left.
Paula Grabbing the Silver Horseshoe

Paula grabbing the horseshoe.

She then jumped back into the Pit of Despair and climbed back through the Ledges and won with 52 seconds remaining.
Temple Run Results
Victory Yes (Solo - 0:52 left)
Reached the Artifact Yes
Temple Guard Locations

The Dark Forest (black mask)

The King's Storeroom (blue mask)

The Crypt (gold mask)

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  • This is the first episode of Season 2 to be filmed.
  • The first featured the first use of Layout X, and the first appearance of the Crypt, the King's Storeroom, the Viper's Nest, the Dark Forest, and the Ledges as well as the stone column in the Observatory and the rotating throne within the Throne Room.
  • Prior to the actual filming of the third temple game, there was a test round. Terry severely jammed his finger on this test round. Terry did not have time to alert the crew of the injury because of time constraints. The handle caused severe pain that made him give up early on the horse for the filming.
  • Paula's legs loosening at the end of the third temple game has caused some controversy because it can be viewed as she fell of the horse at the last second.
  • When Paula was in the Throne Room, the door opened despite her not even touching the throne itself.
  • Paula was the first member of the Orange Iguanas to grab the artifact and subsequently, the first one to bring it out of the temple before time expired.
  • With 0:52 remaining when Paula crossed the Temple Gates, this is the fastest Orange Iguana victory in the series.
  • Coincidentally, this episode and The Trojan Horseshoe both have horseshoes as artifacts and both end as a win.
  • This episode was the last ever episode of any Nickelodeon show that was shown on the Dish Network feed of Nick GaS.
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