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26 Crazy “Legends Of The Hidden Temple” Secrets That Will Blow Your Mind

Guys, Kirk Fogg just carried ChapStick and granola bars in that iconic tool belt.

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2. The moat crossing, which was completed in one to two minutes on the TV show, actually sometimes took 25 to 30 minutes to complete.

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"We could have done just one show on the moat crossing and then cut to the credits and called it a day." —KF

3. They actually shot five different episodes at the same time, so there was around two hours in between each event.

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"So we'd shoot all the moat, all the steps, all the Temple games, and then finally at the end of the night, when they were properly delirious, then we would send them through the Temple." —KF

4. Approximately 15% of the contestants cried after being scared by the Temple guard.

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"Come on, you're completely invested in going through that temple…so just think about going through a temple, you're trying to get something together, you don't know where you're going next, and suddenly this costumed man temple guard comes out and scares [you]." —Kirk Fogg

5. Kirk ran through the Temple a lot.

"I always made sure before the season that I would run through the Temple and make it through the Temple. Because…if they can make it through the Temple, then I can make it through the Temple." —KF

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7. And he always tried to help the contestants.

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"We didn't go through that whole day for them to get stuck doing something. Those rooms were super hard and there [were] a lot of technical things to do in there, so I would have to scream like, 'Turn the wheel to the left! To the left! Put the base on the other way!'" —KF

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14. Kirk and Dee Bradley Baker, aka the voice of Olmec, had a lot of fun joking around together on set.

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"Dee is a very humorous man, but don't ever tell him. And he would often come around Olmec...and I would always make him, in front of a live audience, do his great dinosaur impression. And it's hilarious." —KF

16. One time Kirk had to let the producers know during the show that Olmec’s lips were falling apart.

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"Olmec's lip was starting to get a terrible, terrible canker sore. It was starting to crack down the side, so we had to stop and patch him up." —KF

17. One time Kirk got recognized as the host of LOHT during the filming of an Arby’s commercial.

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"I was sitting across the table from the other actor, and all of the sudden it came to him that I was the host of Legends of the Hidden Temple, and his day was wrecked. He was freaked out after that." —KF

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18. Another time he was recognized while jumping in a bouncy house.

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"The best thing was my brother had a birthday party at his house for my nephew…and I showed up and got in the jumpy and started jumping with these 7-year-old kids, and one by one they started to realize that they were jumping in the jumpy [with] the host of Legends of the Hidden Temple." —KF

20. Kirk started tearing up when one particular girl beat the odds and made it through the Temple.

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"[There was] this one girl who did not seem like she had the capabilities of making it through the Temple. And not only did she make it through the Temple, she made it by herself...and she was crying, and I kinda started crying, and we're all kind of crying because it was really an unexpected win." —KF

21. But then there was that other girl who got stuck in the Pit of Despair, and then threw up in it.

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"She was crying hysterically, then [they] had to clean her all up, reset the clock…and let her run. I don't think she won." —KF

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22. For everyone who questioned the need for those hilarious mouth guards, Kirk says they were 100% necessary.

"I always made sure they had their mouth guard out when we had good money shots…but you had to have a mouth piece. [And] you had to have that helmet or else you're going to knock that cranium off." —KF

25. Everyone needs to stop hating on the kids who couldn’t finish the Shrine of the Silver Monkey, because Kirk says it was REALLY HARD.

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"Do you know how tired you are by the time you get to the Shrine of the Silver Monkey? You are completely out of gas, you get there to this room, the lighting is little bit funky, and you have to find the three pieces...I mean, the body and the base kind of look the same, so a lot of people try and put the body on first." —KF