Trivia: Legends of the Hidden Temple


  • Over the series' 120-episode run, just 32 Temple runs were completed successfully, for a win rate of 26.7%. In terms of the ratio of the number of Temple runs won to the number of Temple runs attempted, the Silver Snakes were the "winningest" team, with a 38% success rate (21 runs, 8 wins) over all three seasons. The Green Monkeys were a close second with 33.3% (24 runs, including 15 in the final season; 8 wins), followed by the Purple Parrots with 27.2% (11 runs, 3 wins). The Orange Iguanas were statistically the "worst" team, with a success rate of only 16% (25 runs, 4 wins). The Red Jaguars were little better, only winning 20% of their Temple runs (20 runs, 4 wins). Just short of average were the Blue Barracudas, who won 26.3% of the time (19 runs, 5 wins).
    • The winners of those 32 Temple runs make up a whopping 4.4% of all the kids who ever appeared on the show.
  • Counterintuitively, the fewer pendants a team had upon entering the Temple, the more often they won the grand prize (11 wins in 53 runs (20.8%) for two pendants, 15 wins in 52 runs (28.8%) for one and a half pendants, and 6 wins in 15 runs (40%!) for one pendant).
  • The Purple Parrots, despite being the third-most winningest team in the Temple Runs, had won only three of their eleven trips to the Temple ("Snake Skin Boots of Billy the Kid", "Milk Bucket of Freydis", and "Metal Beard of the Egyptian Queen").
  • The fastest Temple Run was, of course, "The Mask of Shaka Zulu" at 1:47 due to an error that made the temple run stupid easy. The fastest Temple Run not to involve a Good Bad Bug was "The Ivory Hunting Horn of Roland" at 1:50. Coincidentally, the runners in both episodes were the Red Jaguars.

  • Hey, It's That Voice!: The voice of Olmec is Dee Bradley Baker, whom you may recognize from a lot of animated TV shows and video games (to wit, American Dad!, Cow and Chicken, Kingdom Hearts, and Gears of Warnote ). He also did announcer work on another Stone Stanley Production game show: Shop Til You Drop.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Sadly, Nick GaS (a spin-off cable channel that featured a lot of classic Nickelodeon game shows, such as both versions of Double Darenote , Think Fast, Nickelodeon GUTSnote , and this show) is no longer a channel, thanks to Teen Nick. Some select episodes are available on YouTube.

  • According to an interview by a former contestant on an Image Board, Olmec was the protector of children in the Ancient Empire of Ottawa, and hosts a game show because he wants to lead modern kids on adventures.

  • The only room in the temple never to have been changed at all is, you guessed it, the Shrine of the Silver Monkey.