A Heaping Bowl of Wednesday Night Trivia!

Wednesday is normally the busiest night of the week for Pour House Trivia, and Week 10 of Season XVI was no exception, as we welcomed 108 teams across 16 venues.  Don’t forget to check the end of this blog to confirm whether your venue will be holding a game next Wednesday (the night before Thanksgiving):

ROUND 1:

Wednesday’s opening round included a question on the Founding Fathers:

–> Among the seven men currently pictured on U.S. paper currency valued at $100 or less, name either one of two men who served as U.S. Cabinet Secretaries.

About half of our teams earned bonus points with these two correct answers:

$10 Hamilton $2 Jefferson

We concluded the round by asking for the pair of 1990s films which featured the ‘Wesley-Woody’ combo:

Harrleson Snipes

After one round of play, 12 teams began Wednesday night with a perfect score of 36 points.

ROUND 2:

After our audio question offer up some unique cover versions of Britney Spears songs, we followed with our most difficult wagering question of the first half, in the form of Three Clues / One University:

CLUE 1: Its notable alumni include Francis Ford Coppola and Bernie Madoff.

CLUE 2: Its sports teams were once nicknamed the Flying Dutchmen, but are currently known as the Pride.

CLUE 3: Located on Long Island, this school hosted U.S. Presidential debates in 2008, 2012, and 2016.

Even after hearing all three clues, only 40% of our teams arrived at this correct answer:

Hofstra

The first half concluded with its most difficult bonus question.  After most of the field knew that the advertising character Sprout was featured in commercials with the Jolly Green Giant, only seven teams knew which state is home to this 55-foot statue:

Jolly Green Giant

As you can see, this work of art is located in Blue Earth, Minnesota.  Only two teams escaped the second round with a perfect score: Worst of All Time (Quinn’s) and Sexual Chocolate (Memories).

HALFTIME:

Wednesday’s halftime page had our teams identifying female Grammy winners and matching reality TV shows to their respective filming locations.  With an overall average of 17.8 points, we saw 18 teams rack up a perfect score of 20 points.  Here are Wednesday’s top scores after the first half:

ROUND 3:

Wednesday’s second half began with a question on the recent news regarding this small-town Montana company:

Whitefish

We also looked at the oldest and youngest players in the NFL, with our die-hard football fans able to pull both correct answers of 44-year old Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, who will reach the legal drinking age next week.  We concluded the third stanza with the most difficult bonus question of the night:

–> Name the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who penned a semi-autobiographical trilogy in the 1980s, comprised of “Brighton Beach Memoirs”, “Biloxi Blues” and “Broadway Bound”.

2-POINT BONUS: For which 1991 play did this writer win his Pulitzer Prize for Drama?

About half of the field earned their wagers with the correct answer of Neil Simon, but only three teams picked up bonus points by also knowing that Simon won his Pulitzer Prize for “Lost in Yonkers”.  This bonus question ghave us our funniest wrong answer of the night, as host Kyle at Applebee’s noted that one team guessed “Air Bud”.  Not surprisingly, we did not see any perfect scores in the third round on Wednesday night.

ROUND 4:

The final round opened with a three-part question on Mythology, as we asked for the animals respectively associated with the deities Pan, Horus, and  Ganesha (your answers: goat, falcon, and elephant).  We also looked at the drug Novocaine (which is NOT the same thing as Neosporin), as well as the Oscar-winning effort put forth by this actor:

Tommy Lee Jones Fugitive

Only seven teams earned bonus points by remembering that Tommy Lee Jones portrayed a U.S. Marshal by the name of Sam Gerard.  Just as in the third round, Wednesday’s final round did not yield any perfect scores.  Here are Wednesday’s top overall scores heading into the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (76.8% success rate):

–> Upon its 1941 introduction, Cheerios was given a slightly longer name as a reference to one of its ingredients.  For your wager, what was that original name?

This final question proved to be a bit on the easier side, as just over three-quarters of our teams answered correctlt with Cheerioats.  Congratulations to Lone Pine Mall Rats (Barefoot Bernie’s) and Sexual Chocolate (Memories), who each earned the Perfect 21 on Wednesday by answering all wagering questions correctly.  These were your top overall scores from Wednesday:

TONIGHT’S WINNERS:

Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Shakeweight  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Nov. 29: “MacGyver” (original TV series)

The Tavern in Olney, MD:  Olney the Lonely  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Nov. 29: Dan Fogelberg – AUDIO)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Flight Level Awesome  (Next week’s first category: South American History)

Bennigan’s in Frederick, MD:  Momentary Lapse of Reason  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Nov. 29: “Deadwood”)

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:  Witiots  ** SEVEN WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: Medicinal Herbs)

Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD:  Plugging the A Gap  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Nov. 29: Rules of Rugby)

TopGolf in Alexandria, VA:  Five Dollar Candy  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Nov.  29: “Swingers”)

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

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  Worst of All Time  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Nov. 29: Georgia Tech Basketball Heroes)

Primanti Brothers in Dickson City, PA:  Water Leeches  (Next week’s first category: Clemson University)

Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA:  Brainy Yaks  (Next week’s first category: “Rick and Morty”)

Crab Pot in Long Beach, CA:  Triple B’s  (NEXT GAME ON DEC. 6)

Bennigan’s in Clarksburg, MD:  Star-Bellied Sneeches  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Nov. 29: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Sexual Chocolate  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Nov. 29: 1980s Big East Basketball)

Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD:  Aaahh!!  Real Munsters  ** TEN WINS IN A ROW! **  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Nov. 29: HOST CHOICE)

Applebee’s in Waynesboro, PA:  Not Your Team  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Nov. 29: Palindromes)