Six teams compete through a series of physical and mental challenges as it narrows down to only one team given the privilege to enter a mysterious temple in order to retrieve an artifact from a well known figure in a limited amount of time.
Did You Know?
The three passwords in the Room of the Secret Password are "Long Live Olmec", "Open Sesame", and "Klatu Barada Nikto." The first is a reference to the show's stone head co-host, the second a line said famously by Ali Baba, and the third from The Day the Earth Stood Still
(1951). See more
One episode in the second season consisted of a different layout of the temple throughout three-quarters of the show. When the temple run is shown, the layout of the temple completely changed. Not only that, the artifact was spotted in the wrong location before the temple run began. Originally, the artifact was not seen when Olmec announced where it is. See more
It's tough trying to make it out of the pit. Many have never returned from the pit.
Most temple runs ran the full 3 minutes, and thus the closing credits scrolled by very quickly. However, if a temple run was cut short either by a player retrieving the artifact or the team getting caught my 3 temple guards, the credits would scroll by much slower to make up for "lost time." See more
Referenced in Workaholics: Ditch Day