A Prime Night of Monday Trivia!

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Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia was played by 133 teams at 14 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

The first round was no trouble for Monday’s teams. They carved through topics such as the council areas of Scotland, the 45th anniversary of Pope John Paul II‘s papal election, and the Buffy spinoff Angel. There were 17 perfect scores in this round.

SECOND ROUND:

The first speed bump for Monday’s teams came in the audio question, which asked teams to identify song titles that contained PC keyboard functions: Control by Janet Jackson, End of the Road by Boyz II Men, and Work From Home by Fifth Harmony. Just 45% of the field named two of those songs for wagering points, while 14% knew all three for bonus credit. We followed that up with the toughest wagering query of the first half:

  • Which Hall of Fame manager of the Atlanta Braves holds the MLB record with 161 career ejections?

As much as teams would’ve liked to have thrown this question out, Bobby Cox was named by 42% of the field. This round’s perfect teams were Ten Thousand Dugongs (Ragtime), Get Off My Lawn (Quincy’s), How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s), and Peanut Butter Jelly Time (William Jeffrey’s).

HALFTIME:

Teams had to name real-life people from their animated forms, then match musical acts to their famous albums to put together a possible 20-point page. As it turned out, 16 teams did just that; the average score was 15.9 points. From there, these teams were in the lead:

  • Smart on the Avenue (DRP): 90
  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 90
  • How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s): 89
  • Ten Thousand Dugongs (Ragtime): 89
  • FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 88 POINTS

THIRD ROUND:

Monday’s two toughest wagering questions were asked in the third round. First, this scientific query:

  • Sharing his first name with a comic strip character, which American won two unshared Nobel Prizes?

A night-low 20.3% named Linus Pauling. Two questions later, we had this literary question:

  • The Rainbow, Women in Love, and Sons and Lovers were written by what author, whose most famous work has been the target of many bans due to obscene content and its use of then-unprintable words?

Just 24% of teams knew Lady Chatterley’s Lover author D.H. Lawrence. In this round, Hankering for Cowbell (DRP), Witiots (Bushwaller’s), and Neopets (Ragtime) were perfect.

FOURTH ROUND:

As with last week, six teams got all six points on the 6-4-2 about Milwaukee, this time based on the city in which Teddy Roosevelt was shot in 1912. Monday’s toughest bonus chance kicked off the last round:

  • Which artist recently won Song of the Year at the People’s Choice Country Awards for the song Need a Favor?
  • Bonus: Which male artist was also honored at this ceremony for the Country Icon Award?

Only 24.8% of the field named Jelly Roll as the musician in question, but Toby Keith‘s Country Icon Award was noted by just 4.5 percent of teams. Other topics in this round included the Love family’s gas station kingdom, the film Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Three Clues about the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. This was the only round with no perfect scores. However, we had these teams atop the standings before the final question:

  • Hankering for Cowbell (DRP): 164
  • Ten Thousand Dugongs (Ragtime): 163
  • How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s): 162
  • Neopets (Ragtime): 160
  • Smart on the Avenue (DRP): 159

FINAL QUESTION (9.02% success rate):

  • Who has appeared on five namesake television shows, the most recent of which currently airs in primetime on NBC?

On a twice-self-naming current series, that final answer is George Lopez. There were no Perfect 21 teams in Monday’s game. These were the highest scores for the night:

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Bitch, Please  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Human Anatomy)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Bet Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NHL Awards)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: JAWOL  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Hapsburgs)

Del Ray Pizzeria in Alexandria, VA: Smart on the Avenue  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Magnum, P.I. (original series))

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Witiots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Princesses)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Toby Keith)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Creamm Teamm  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter Books)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Peanut Butter Jelly Time  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gilmore Girls)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Neopets  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nagorno-Karakbakh Conflict) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Patio Playas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Girl Scout Cookies)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Quantum Leap (original series))

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: All Livers, No Brains  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: African Geography)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Electric Lettuce Boys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New Lingo)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Four Hundred Quatloos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disc Golf)