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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Legends Of The Hidden Temple

Nickelodeon announced that it’s creating a made-for-tv movie based on its best game show of all time (at least in my opinion!), Legends of the Hidden Temple.

For any young’uns out there who were barely in diapers when this show was on the air, the game show was about a temple that contained legendary artifacts from folklore and history, and which was guarded by the talking head, Olmec, who co-hosted the show.

Contestants competed in teams, with names such as the blue barracudas and silver snakes, for the chance to traverse the temple and its labyrinth of obstacles and puzzles, including "The Pit of the Pendulum," "The Forest of Lost Souls," and "The Shrine of the Silver Monkey."

The upcoming television movie is reported to contain many callbacks to the original game show, including “Olmec, a talking head who knows the secrets behind the temple; the Steps of Knowledge, the entrance to the temple and launching pad for the mission; and cameos from a green monkey, red jaguar and silver snakes.”

As much as I feel that Nickelodeon has been recently relying on its nostalgia factor to make up for its lack of fresh ideas, as a 90s kid who grew up with the channel, I still can’t help but geek out over stuff like this.

So to celebrate this announcement, I’d like to feature both the best and the worst temple runs that the original show had to offer. Will you watch them? The choice is yours and yours alone:

Best temple run ever:

Worst temple run ever: