"The Lost Lion Tail of Little John" is the 63rd episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.

Moat Crossing

In this Moat, teammates cross the water simultaneously by swinging on multiple "ancient Babylonian wheels."

1st Silver Snakes 0:38
2nd Green Monkeys 0:59
3rd Purple Parrots 1:04
4th Blue Barracudas 1:05

Steps of Knowledge

One of the boldest adventurers of the early 1800s was the Frenchwoman named Jean La Mystere. When her fiancé, Pierre Chavet, 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. Pierre: Little John, you saved my life.

"Pierre, it is I, Jean, your fianceé."

"Sacré bleu!"

On their return to France, The Lion Tail disappeared.

Blue Barracudas Green Monkeys Purple Parrots Silver Snakes
1st - Correct
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2nd - Incorrect 1st - Stupid Answer
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Temple Games

Bon Voyage! (Boat)

Little John traveled with her fiancé, Pierre Chavet 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 beat Amanda 4-3, awarding Marie a half pendant of life.

Petit Jean (Giant Steps)

In honor of Little John, the people of Arkansas 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.

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Purple Parrots Lost Won Won 1½ Pendants
Silver Snakes Won Lost Lost ½ Pendant

Temple Run

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 not-so-smart 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 wall, time was up. As if that wasn't 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.


Winning Team Purple Parrots
Contestants Marie & Claude
Result Failed Acquisition
Pendants of Life 1½ + ½
Artifact Location The Shrine of the Silver Monkey
Temple Guard Locations

The Ledges

The Swamp

The Dark Forest

Half Pendant Location The Swamp

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Legends of the Hidden Temple Lost Lion Tail of Little John

Legends of the Hidden Temple Lost Lion Tail of Little John


  • No animals were harmed in this episode; The lion tail used here may have been cut off a large stuffed lion and later sewn back on.
  • Marie was the only person to use the ladder in the pit in season two.
  • Marie was the only person to complete the objective of the Laser Light Room on the first try.
  • Goof: The Plumed Headdress of Cosa-Rara was in The Mine Shaft while Olmec was telling everybody where the lost lion tail was!
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