A Goop-y Night of Tuesday Trivia…

For the second night in a row, we ushered in a new game of Pour House Trivia, as we welcomed Tommy Joe’s in downtown Bethesda as our newest venue partner.  Across the board, Tuesday’s game welcomed 143 teams across 20 venues.


Opening round topics from Tuesday’s game included Mexican food, the nation of Brazil, and Presidential initials.  This final question about TV sitcom characters tripped up more teams than expected:

–> Introduced in 1987, what TV sitcom character had his original last name “Cochran” changed after the show’s first season, due to the actor wanting the character to reflect his own Greek heritage?

We received a number of different answers, with the most common wrong answer being Balki from “Perfect Strangers”.  Unfortunately for those teams, his last name was always Bartokomous.  Instead, we were looking for this fellow ABC character (TV wife not pictured):

Just over half of our teams earned wagering points here, with only 14% of the field tacking on two bonus points by knowing that Uncle Jesse’s surname was changed to Katsopolis.  Eight teams earned a perfect score with 36 first round points.


Tuesday’s audio question featured three songs whose titles begin with the same word: “Can’t Smile Without You” by Barry Manilow, “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” by Kylie Minogue, and “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.  A diverse trio of tunes led to just 17% of the field earning bonus points by identifying all three song titles.  Later, we discussed dung beetles, the film industry of Hong Kong, and the surprising Final Four appearance by this team:

We closed the first half with its most difficult bonus question, as just 11% of our teams knew that former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin was born in a city currently located in the nation of Georgia.  As a result, only four teams swept the second stanza: Racks and Sacks (Champion Billiards), How Did I Get Here? (Senor Tequila’s), Five Dollar Vasectomy (The Block), and Boy, That Escalated Quickly (Charlie’s).


Celebrities with hyphenated first names adorned Tuesday’s halftime page, which yielded nine perfect scores and an overall average of 13.9 points.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:


Tuesday’s third round looked at Presidential assassins, the classic rock band AC/DC, and the origin of the film term ‘soundtrack’.  We certainly saved the most difficult question for the end of the round, as we ventured back to college math class:

–> “There are no three positive integers a, b, and c, that satisfy the equation an + bn = cn for any value of n greater than two”.  This mathematical theorem was named for what French mathematician that first proposed the theorem in 1637?

Only 9% of the field earned wagering points with the correct answer of Pierre de Fermat.  In spite of this difficulty, we actually tacked on a bonus question here, as six teams knew that British mathematician Andrew Wiles finally proved this theorem to be true in 1995.  Only one team completed a perfect third round: How Did I Get Here? (Senor Tequila’s).


After a discussion of Mark Twain in the 6-4-2 question, we opened Tuesday’s final round with the most difficult bonus question of the night, as only five teams knew that actress Samira Wiley won a 2018 Emmy for her work on the Hulu series “The Handmaid’s Tale”.  Other final round topics included the Bolivian capital of La Paz, the notable achievements of Willie Mays, and the marketing scam lifestyle brand created by this actress:

Thanks to the first bonus question, none of our teams managed to score 36 points in Tuesday’s final round.  These were your highest scoring teams heading into Tuesday’s final question:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (46.9% success rate):

–> Which phrase completes the following quote from an address given in Fulton, Missouri in the mid-20th century: “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, BLANK has descended across the Continent”?

An earlier question about Joseph Stalin provided a bit of foreshadowing, as just under half of our teams responded correctly with “(an) iron curtain”.  Congratulations goes out to Mud Duck Hunt Club (Champion Billiards) and Balls Out (Quincy’s South), who each recorded a Perfect 21 on Tuesday night by answering every wagering question correctly.  Here is your final Tuesday leaderboard:

For the third week in a row, Gouda ‘Nuff For Me tops the overall Tuesday leaderboard!


Pop-Up Trivia in Hagerstown, MD:  Electric Mayhem   (Next week’s first category at Flying Camel Cafe: “Game of Thrones”)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Mud Duck Hunt Club   (Next week’s first category: 1960s Muscle Cars)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Gotta Have ‘Em   (Next week’s first category: World Flags)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  How Did I Get Here?   (Next week’s first category: WrestleMania)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Pearls of Wisdom   (Next week’s first category: Book of Genesis)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Pi  (Next week’s first category: Japanese Foods)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Five Dollar Vasectomy   (Next week’s first category: “Hellraiser”)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Holy Shirts and Pants   (Next week’s first category: Blink-182 – AUDIO)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Get High… Scores   (Next week’s first category: Waterproofing)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  Half Nelsons   (Next week’s first category: Dad Jokes)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Gouda ‘Nuff For Me   (Next week’s first category: Alliance of American Football)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Boy, That Escalated Quickly   (Next week’s first category: Bryce Harper)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Mike Tyson Quote or Yogi Berra Quote?)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Charging Our Fireballs   (Next week’s first category: Scooby-Doo)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd   (Next week’s first category: Jordan Peele)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out   (Next week’s first category: John Steinbeck)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Why?   (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones”)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  Cobra Kai   (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones” – Season 1)

Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD:  Uncle Jack   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – John Wick or Jack Reacher?)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Nasty Neutrons   (Next week’s first category: Alan Jackson – AUDIO)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Simple Minds   (Next week’s first category: Electrical Theory)