A Nice Cuppa Monday Trivia!

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Monday night featured Pour House Trivia at 13 locations for a total of 154 teams, including a 22-team matchup at Ragtime in Arlington, VA.


The first round on Monday was of no real issue to the majority of our teams. We asked questions on Boris and Natasha’s roles on Rocky and Bullwinkle, famous newsman Walter Cronkite, and the state of Iowa. A game-high 29 teams earned perfect scores in this round.


A trio of 8-bit covers were played for the audio question on Monday, followed by this toughie:

  • A protagonist known as The Kid is featured in Graffiti Bridge, the sequel to which 1980s film?

Graffiti Bridge is the 1990 sequel to Prince’s Purple Rain, which was named by 15% of teams, the lowest success rate of any wagering question in this game. After questions about the literary Hardy Boys and the definition of succulent plants, we reached the first half’s trickiest bonus chance:

  • This current offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles lost both their offensive and defensive coordinators, Shane Steichen and Jonathan Gannon to head coaching opportunities elsewhere in the NFL. Which two teams hired these men as head coaches?

Just over 30% of the field named both teams, the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals, for two extra points. Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) and Jerk and Thrive (Rockwell) had this round’s only perfect scores.


Monday’s halftime subjects were Scarlett Johansson films and answers that begin and end with the letter C (such as the Honda Civic and Jon Lovitz’s role on The Critic). On average, teams had a score of 17.9 points, with 46 teams getting all 20 points. A two-way tie for first was seen at the top of the halftime standings:

  • Jerk and Thrive (Rockwell): 90
  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 90
  • George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 89
  • You Had Me at Chester Arthur (Cushwa): 89
  • Saucy Taylors (Ragtime): 87
  • Killer Snails (Quincy’s): 87


Early in the third round, we had this question about a certain measuring system:

  • The Binet-Simon scale was introduced in 1905 by a pair of French psychologists, becoming the first system devised to measure which aspect of modern science?

That scale measures human intelligence, an answer provided by 51% of teams. Two questions later, a Netflix query proved to be the toughest of the round:

  • Featuring a cameo appearance from Tom Brady, the Netflix series Living with Yourself featured which lead actor?

That series features Paul Rudd in the lead role; roughly 47% of teams had that correct answer. Finally, an MLB query ended up as the least-successful bonus opportunity in Monday’s game:

  • Playing for the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Athletics respectively, which two MLB Hall of Famers combined to win seven of the 10 batting titles during the decade of the 1900s?

Only five teams earned extra points for naming both Ty Cobb and Nap Lajoie. Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) was the lone team to earn all 36 points in this round.


In Monday’s 6-4-2, 28 teams knew musician Stevie Wonder from the 6-point clue. The final round of the night started with an Over/Under three-parter, after which we reached the round’s hardest wagering question:

  • Often regarded as the finest architect in English history, who was responsible for designing and rebuilding 51 London churches following the Great Fire of 1666?

Christopher Wren was named by 32% of the field. The last question of the round was about the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin and featured another tricky bonus question; just 7.1% of teams knew the young straw-spinning girl in the fairy tale had a father who worked as a miller. This round’s perfect teams were Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) and How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s). Before the final question went out, these were the high scores:

FINAL QUESTION (35.06% success rate):

  • Every day, which American company sells about four million of its signature product, nearly all of which comes with its own zarf?

As a zarf is the name for the sleeve that goes around your coffee cup, the company in question is Starbucks. Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) was Monday’s only Perfect 21 team, coming very close to a perfect game in the process! That team found itself well ahead of all the rest in the final overall standings:


Ellie’s Pub in Winchester, VA: No Probllama  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: John Wayne Films)

Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Jeff Cab For Cutie  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Renaissance Artists)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Skool Nite Drinkerz  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Wire)

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Third Party Presidential Candidates)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Witiots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: U.S. Vice President or Convicted Criminal?)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: A New Hop  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Anthrax (infection))

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Lone Ranger  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Broadway Musicals)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Porpoise Pod  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Folklore (Taylor Swift album))

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Saucy Taylors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Irish Rock Groups) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Best in Reston  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Opera Composers)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World Capitals)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Newbies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Monopoly)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Almost All-Americans  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Obscure Presidential Facts)