A Hallmark Moment at Wednesday Trivia!

Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 112 teams across 16 venues:

ROUND 1:

Wednesday’s opening round featured questions on Lucky Charms cereal, the award-winning soundtrack to the film “O Brother, Where Art Thou”, and the recent return of this animated duo:

Rocky Bullwinkle

While most of our teams knew that Rocky and Bullwinkle were returning to television, only nine teams earned two bonus points by also knowing that these new episodes would be streamed on Amazon Video.  That was the tipping point for perfect first round scores, as seven of those nine teams closed out their first round with a perfect score of 36 points.

ROUND 2:

Wednesday’s second round included the most difficult wagering question of the first half:

–>  During his 35-year tenure on the Supreme Court, which 19th century Chief Justice presided over landmark cases such as Marbury v. Madison and McCulloch v. Maryland?

Only 31% of our teams came away with points thanks to the correct response of John Marshall.  We continued with questions on the Swiss city of Geneva and this college football powerhouse:

Alabama Football

Once again, seven teams ran the table with 36 points in the second round.

HALFTIME:

Wednesday’s halftime had our teams identifying equipment and tokens for various games.  With 17% of our teams notching perfect scores, we saw an overall average of 17.4 points.  Here are Wednesday’s top scores after the first half:

ROUND 3:

Wednesday’s third round included questions on “Game of Thrones”, the Mesozoic Era, and the island of Hispaniola.  We closed with a look at this Hollywood classic:

Sunset

That is Gloria Swanson in her role as the deranged Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard”.  Only two teams notched perfect third round scores: Stephen Hawking’s Karaoke Machine (Memories) and Bell Hooks (Lost Dog Cafe).

ROUND 4:

Wednesday’s final round opened with this question on NBA teams:

–> Instead of using the name of a city or a state as its geographic designation, which current NBA team uses an official U.S. state nickname?

While most of our teams came up with the correct response of the Golden State Warriors, only 19% of the field earned bonus points by remembering that the franchise originated in Philadelphia.  Later, we quizzed our teams on the kings of Saudi Arabia and this hip hop duo:

Outkast

After closing the final stanza with a three-part question on celebrities named Cook, we saw five teams record perfect final round scores.  Here are Wednesday’s top scores after four rounds of play:

FINAL QUESTION (51.9% success rate):

–> Later this year, a pair of sister networks owned by Crown Media Holdings will debut a combined 34 original Christmas films.  For your wager, which word appears in the names of both of these networks?

Just over half of our teams responded correctly with Hallmark.  Congratulations to the five teams that registered the Perfect 21 on Wednesday by answering every wagering question correctly.  These were your top overall scores from Wednesday:

TONIGHT’S WINNERS:

Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Shakeweight  (Next week’s first category: News Events of 2001)

The Tavern in Olney, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: American Film Institute’s Top 100 Film Quotes)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Jason Sucks  (Next week’s first category: April Fool’s Jokes)

Bennigan’s in Frederick, MD:  HoJo MoJo  (Next week’s first category: “Hamilton”)

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:  Donner Party  (Next week’s first category: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)

Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD:  63 Earths Fit in Uranus  (Next week’s first category: The NBA Finals)

Topgolf in Alexandria, VA:  Five Dollar Massage  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Golf or Tennis Player?)

Delirium Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Five Sure  (Next week’s first category: Shoes)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  It’s Mueller Time  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “Captain America: Civil War” or “Avengers: Infinity War”?)

Angus & Ale in Berkeley Springs, WV:  Easy Peazy Lemon Squeezy  (Next week’s first category: “The Sound of Music” – film)

Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA:  Unfrozen Caveman Lawyers  (Next week’s first category: Phil Hartman’s “SNL” Impersonations)

Kildare’s Pub in Scranton, PA:  Jake Tapper Cake Topper  (Next week’s first category: Pokemon)

Bennigan’s in Clarksburg, MD:  Oneders  (Next week’s first category: “A Knight’s Tale”)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Stephen Hawking’s Karaoke Machine  (Next week’s first category: “The Office”)

Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD:  I’d Eat That Off of a Flip Flop  ** EIGHT WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: Colonel Sanders Impersonations – AUDIO)

Lost Dog Cafe in Arlington, VA:  Bad Hombres  (Next week’s first category: Owen Wilson)

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