The popular 90s TV show Legends of the Hidden Temple makes an appearance in Battle For Azeroth.
The hit TV show Legends of the Hidden Temple ran from 1993 to 1995 (in fact, the TV show celebrates its 25th anniversary on September 11). The show drew influence from the Indiana Jones movies. Notably, one TV critic called it a combination of Jeopardy! and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Kirk Fogg served as the host of Legends of the Hidden Temple, and Dee Bradley Baker was the voice of Olmec, the talking Mayan head in the show.
Baker’s role as Olmec was the start of a stellar voice acting career.
This was also Baker’s first major role on national television. Some of his credits include Daffy Duck and Taz in the 1996 movie Space Jam, as well as roles on Cow & Chicken (as the titular characters’ father), Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Laboratory, The Wild Thornberrys, and Dora the Explorer. In more recent times, Baker also voiced Perry the Platypus on Phineas and Ferb. Baker is also a regular at various conventions, where he is a panelist who mainly talks about voice acting.
The show ran for three seasons for a total of 120 episodes.
The Mayan-themed game show involved six teams of two children (a boy and a girl), competing in various physical and intellectual challenges. The six teams were called the Red Jaguars, the Blue Barracudas, the Green Monkeys, the Orange Iguanas, the Purple Parrots, and the Silver Snakes. You can still watch the show today occasionally on TeenNick’s The Splat.
In the first challenge, players had to cross a moat and ring a gong to advance to the next round. The first four teams to ring the gong went on to the second round. The teams competing in the second round answered questions about the featured artifact, and the next two teams advanced to the third round. In the third round, there were three physical challenges. These challenges determined which team went on to the temple itself. Each challenge awarded half a pendant. The team that made it to the temple had to find the artifact in the temple. The players had to dodge temple guards, solve puzzles, and bring the artifact out within three minutes. One of the challenges was to assemble the Shrine of the Silver Monkey correctly, which is the reference in Nazmir.
Where can we find these pieces?
There are three treasure chests in Nazmir where you can find these pieces. The head is located in Wunja’s Trove (35, 55). The torso is in the “Cleverly” Disguised Chest (35, 85). The statue base, the final piece of the puzzle, is inside the Venomous Seal (46, 82).
What do you think about this particular reference being inserted into the game? Have you found all three pieces in your questing in Battle For Azeroth? Let us know in the comments below!