A (Literal) Perfect Weekend of Trivia!

Our two busiest venues were back in action as we once again topped 15 teams at each of our regular Friday venues, comprising the majority of our weekend field of 53 teams.  But the story of the weekend was a masterful performance on Saturday night:


Our Friday game got off to a tasty start after a question regarding these sweet treats:

Munchkins Dunkin

Other first round topics included the animated film “The Incredibles” and the lakes of Minnesota.  We took things to the small screen for our weekend audio questions, as we quizzed our Friday teams on the theme song from the MTV series “Jackass”.  Saturday’s second round began with audio clips from the sitcoms “The Munsters”, 3rd Rock From the Sun”, and “Fresh Off the Boat”.  The toughest question of either first half was this literary question asked in Friday’s second round:

–> In the same vein as Orwellian or Dickensian, the term Shavian was coined by which Irish-born writer to describe the prevailing themes of his own literary works?

Only 27% of our Friday teams earned points with the correct answer of George Bernard Shaw.  Each of the first two rounds yielded seven perfect scores overall, with the majority of those coming from our Saturday teams.


Pictures of veggies highlighted Friday’s halftime round, while our Saturday teams looked at the logos of fictional companies from TV shows.  Overall, the average score on these two halftime pages reached 15.8 points, with four teams posting a perfect score of 20 points.  These were your highest weekend scores at the halftime break:


Second half topics from last weekend included synovial fluid, the death of John the Baptist, and the giant squid, which features the largest eyeball in the animal kingdom.  We also told our teams to “Stop Making Sense” by asking about this new wave band:

Talking Heads

The teams at Belles’ Sports Bar must have enjoyed a good laugh on Saturday after this question was posed in the final round:

–> Today, his name is also used in a slang term for an unpleasant but temporary medical condition. For your wager, man who ruled the Aztec Empire from 1502 to 1520?

I’m sure that most of the teams at Belles’ would have known the correct answer anyway, but just in case they needed a hint, one of the teams at the bar was using the team name Scott Gave Me Montezuma’s Revenge.  Only two of our weekend teams earned perfect third round scores: Cutie Batties (Vanish Brewery) and J. T. Snow School of Babysitting (Belles’), but seven teams were able replicate that feat in the final round.

J. T. Snow School of Babysitting became the first team this season to record four perfect rounds in one game, and with the inclusion of six points on the 6-4-2 question (which they earned by knowing the creator of Dr. Dolittle), the team joined an elite group by answering every bonus question correctly, notching the maximum score of 170 points before the final question.  Here is your weekend leaderboard heading into the final question:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (41.2% success rate):

–> Composed by Modest Mussorgsky, the work entitled “A Night on Bald Mountain” was featured in which 1940 film whose sequel was released 59 years later?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (75.0% success rate):

–> Making its debut at a 1920 event in Antwerp, Belgium, which symbol representing the global land masses was designed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin?

Your respective correct answers were “Fantasia” and the Olympic logo.  In addition to the five teams that recorded the Perfect 21 last weekend with correct answers on all wagering questions, a special congratulations goes out to J. T. Snow School of Babysitting, who recorded the sixth perfect game in PHT history.  Here is your final weekend leaderboard:


Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  Table 55  (Next week’s first category: Varieties of Tea)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Tequila Mockingbird  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Nov. 2: “Hocus Pocus”)

Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT GAME ON NOV. 9 – First category: Internet Memes)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  J. T. Snow School of Babysitting  (Next week’s first category: “The Sandlot”)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  Irish Beer Mafia  (Next week’s first category: U.S. Civil War People)