A Monday Night Visit to the Land of 10,000 Lakes…

With an abbreviated schedule to close out this holiday week, we saw some of our Wednesday and Thursday night teams joining in on our Monday games, leading to a few crowded games this evening.  All told, Monday’s games featured 80 teams across nine venues:


Monday’s game opened with a question concerning the upcoming TV show which will serve as a sequel to this nostalgic 1980s film:

Karate Kid

While every team was familiar with the plot line of “The Karate Kid”, only six teams earned a two-point bonus by knowing that the title of the upcoming TV series will be “Cobra Kai”.  Sticking with the southern California theme, we closed the round by asking our teams about the 2017 World Series, specifically the ceremonial first pitch which brought together these two Dodger greats:

Vin Scully Fernando Dodgers

Two teams began the night with a perfect score of 36 points in the first round: Master Blaster (Bushwaller’s) and Faith Plus One (Il Forno).


Monday’s audio question featured the voices of these prominent actors making guest appearances on “The Simpsons”:

Simpsons Guest Stars

The majority of our teams had no problem identifying the voices of Patrick Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Leonard Nimoy.  We continued the second round with a look at pistachios, Ukraine, and the notable resting place of this classic rock star:

Doors Jim Morrison

The bonus questions in the second round proved to be the easiest of the night, as 14 teams rolled through the second stanza with a perfect score of 36 points.


Monday’s halftime page featured pictures of Nintendo game systems.  Our average score was slightly lower than usual at 14.2 points, with just two teams recording a perfect score of 20 points: Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique) and Ask Jeeves (Bushwaller’s).  Here are Monday’s top scores at the halftime break:


Monday’s second half began with a question on the classic 1950s film “The Blackboard Jungle”, and its theme song “Rock Around the Clock”.  We continued by asking our teams to name the Native American tribe to which these men belonged:


That is Cochise (left) and Geronimo, who were both members of the Apache tribe.  After concluding the third round with a little poetry, we saw three perfect scores in the third stanza: Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique), Killer Snails (Hershey’s), and H.R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff (DRP).


It was breakfast time for Monday’s six-point question:

–> Introduced in 1977, which brand-name breakfast cereal featured a wizard named Jarvis as its first advertising mascot?

Seven teams earned the full six points with this correct response:

Cookie Crisp


The final round included a question on Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith, as we asked our teams to name either the college at which he played, or the NFL team with which he finished his career.  Our football fans were on point here, as about one-third of our teams earned bonus points with these two answers:

Emmitt Smith

The final round also included the most difficult question of the night (by far):

–> The part of a ship known as the cathead is a large wooden beam used to support what other part of that ship?

There must not have been a lot of Navy men in the audience tonight, as only four teams earned their wagers here with the correct answer of anchor.  Thanks to that question, we did not see any perfect scores to close out the final round.  Here are Monday’s top scores after the fourth round:

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (51.4% success rate):

–> While earning a record 525 electoral votes, Ronald Reagan won 49 of the 50 states in his bid for re-election. For your wager, what state did Reagan NOT win?

Just over half of our teams answered correctly with Minnesota, remembering that Reagan’s Democratic opponent Walter Mondale hailed from the North Star State.  Thanks to the anchor question in Round 4, no teams earned the Perfect 21 on Monday by correctly answering all wagering questions.  Here are your top overall scores from Monday night:


DRP in Alexandria, VA:  H.R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff  (Next week’s first category: “Seinfeld”)

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  Arrondissements of Ouagadougou  (Next week’s first category: “Seinfeld”)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  Westward Ho!  (Next week’s first category: Iron Maiden)

Hershey’s Restaurant in Gaithersburg, MD:  Killer Snails  ** TEN WINS IN A ROW!! **  (Next week’s first category: AC/DC – AUDIO)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  Roy Moore School for Girls  (Next week’s first category: Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Cheesetique in Arlington, VA:  Kitten Mittens  (Next week’s first category: Famous Felines)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  Master Blaster  (Next week’s first category: Golf)

Bar Deco in Washington, DC:  Intentional Grounding  (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones”)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  MC  (Next week’s first category: “Caddyshack”)