A Magical Time at Tuesday Trivia!
Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia saw 121 teams show up to play at 13 locations.
The first round was very successful for a vast majority of Pour House teams on this Tuesday, as they aced questions on the bloody mary cocktail, the element aluminum, and former late-night great David Letterman. The aforementioned question on aluminum brought the trickiest bonus opportunity of the first round; the question was in a Three Clues format, and only about 30% of teams named it after the first two clues for bonus points. A strong start to the game saw 22 teams go perfect in the first.
The wonderful world of Pour House Trivia supplied a trio of Disney songs for the audio question on Tuesday! The hardest bonus question of the first half came later in the round, as just under a quarter of the field knew that the Seven Sisters colleges are only found in Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania. However, the most difficult wagering question in the half was found in the second round’s final question:
- The sitcom “All in the Family” spun off the Bea Arthur sitcom “Maude”, which in turn spun off which other sitcom centered on an African American family living in Chicago?
About 56% of teams knew that sitcom was Good Times and earned their wagered points for it. In all, eight teams had perfect scores in the second round on Tuesday.
For Tuesday’s halftime page, teams had to match celebrities to the famous people they’ve played on screen, then determine Olympic field events contested by male and female athletes. This was apparently no tough task for our teams; the average score was 18.1, while 38 teams scored the maximum 20 points on the page. At the halftime break, these were the top-scoring teams:
- DC Swampers (Olney): 90
- Royal Replacements (Olney): 90
- Enough Already (Smoketown Creekside): 90
- Killer Snails (Olney): 90
- Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll (Antietam): 89
Topics including Chuck Berry’s Roll Over Beethoven, geography terms that start with the letter F, and the return of the Levi’s company to the New York Stock Exchange highlighted Tuesday’s third round. Those questions came before the most difficult wagering question of the night:
- Which two celebrities became a couple after they met on the set of the remake version of the film “Planet of the Apes”? Although they never married, they spent 13 years together, raising two children in the process.
Only 29.7% of teams knew either director Tim Burton or actress Helena Bonham Carter to be part of that couple, while just under 24% named both to score the two-point bonus. Seven teams were skilled enough to earn perfect third-round scores.
We had a very blue and white 6-4-2 question on Tuesday, with 32.2% of teams naming both of those colors after just one clue to score the maximum six points. As for the fourth round itself, the hardest bonus question kicked things off; about 35% of teams were able to name the soon-to-be-returning Netflix show Russian Doll or its star actress Natasha Lyonne to earn their wager, while a little over one-fifth of the field answered with both for the bonus points. We continued on with questions regarding the PATRIOT Act, the Jesuit religious order, and real-life sports teams found in famous films. Perfect scores in the fourth round were recorded by Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside), Today’s Wordle (Smoketown Creekside), Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s), and Marshfellows (Solace Outpost)! Going into the final question, these were the highest-scoring teams:
- Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside): 163
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 161
- No Drama Llama (Distilled): 161
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 161
- Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll (Antietam): 161
FINAL QUESTION (14.9% success rate):
- By performing more than 500 shows per year for a stretch of 20 years, who has sold more tickets for live performances than any other solo entertainer in history?
It takes a bit of magic to perform that much over that long a stretch of time, so it’s only appropriate that the entertainer in question is David Copperfield! No teams were able to record a Perfect 21 by correctly answering all 21 wagering questions on Tuesday, but here is your final leaderboard:
- Enough Already (Smoketown Creekside): 169
- See Me After Class (Gentleman Jim’s): 168
- Baby Chodas (Dudley’s): 163
- Back Rubs (Ramparts): 162
- No Drama Llama (Distilled): 161
- Brain Freeze (Gentleman Jim’s): 160
- That’s So Clavin (Antietam): 160
- Crusty Broads (Cuginis): 160
- Our Defending Champions (Cuginis): 159
- Austikee (Olney): 158
- Random Unplanned Disassembly (Antietam): 158
Vibrissa Beer and Kitchen in Front Royal, VA: Crawfish Hands (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dog Breeds)
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Crusty Broads (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Penguins)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Dumber Than We Look (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Letterkenny)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Austikee (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ted Lasso)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Baby Chodas (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Early 2000s Reality TV Shows)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Back Rubs (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bob’s Burgers)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Marshfellows (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Infectious Diseases)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Enough Already (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Danny DeVito)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: No Drama Llama (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: That’s So Clavin (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1998 Denver Broncos)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: See Me After Class (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Calculus)
Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: My Bitches (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Elvis Presley)
VFW Post 3285 in Frederick, MD: Ball Family (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fictional Villains)