A Productive Night of Wednesday Trivia!

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Twenty venues hosted Wednesday’s Pour House Trivia for 214 teams.

FIRST ROUND:

The opening round was no trouble for most teams. We celebrated the 30th anniversary of Mrs. Doubtfire, gave three events from 1979, and discussed the multiple uses of the alphanumeric term B-52. A game-high 16 teams were perfect in this round.

SECOND ROUND:

A trio of 8-bit-style cover songs were played in the audio question. Later on, we reached a couple of tough wagering chances. This question regarded a certain shared name:

  • The current starting quarterback for the New York Giants shares his name with a character played by Joe Pesci in which film?

The name Tommy DeVito is shared by the current Giants QB and Pesci’s character in Goodfellas; just under a third of the field got that answer right. A collaborative musical trio provided the night’s hardest wagering query:

  • Comprised of two Brits and a Canadian, which trio of male solo artists teamed up to record All For Love, a #1 hit originally featured in the film The Three Musketeers?

About 26% of teams named at least two of that trio: Rod StewartSting, and Bryan Adams. However, 10.7% earned bonus points for providing all three musicians. This round’s only perfect team was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Denver (Sully’s).

HALFTIME:

Wednesday’s halftime page featured famous TV couples and song titles. Eight teams earned all 20 points, but the average squad scored 14.2 points. A three-way tie for first spotlighted the top of the halftime standings:

THIRD ROUND:

To begin the second half, we horsed around:

  • What was the name of the horse that Paul Revere borrowed from the Larkin family to take his Midnight Ride?

Brown Beauty was named by 29% of the field, but seven teams were able to do so before a multiple-choice component was given for extra points. Other topics in this round included the South African rooibos tea, the famous Red Bottom shoes designed by Christian Louboutin, and Captain America‘s entry in the MCU. Rememberalls (Sully’s) put together the only perfect score in the third round.

FOURTH ROUND:

Wednesday’s 6-4-2 about the state of Kentucky saw just 11 teams earn the full six points. The night’s last round began with a question about Cincinnati and Miami University‘s college football rivalry over the Victory Bell. After that, we looked at a famous literary phrase:

  • The magical phrase open sesame first appears in the tale of what folk hero?

Ali Baba was identified by 39% of teams. The very next question was in the TV field:

  • Featuring its trademark dum-de-DUM-DUM opening, which TV series from the 1950s became the first show to have its theme song hit the Billboard Hot 100?
  • Bonus: Who was the creator and star of this show? 

The original Dragnet series was named by 38% of teams, while 13.5% added bonus points for knowing Jack Webb was its creator and top star. This round had six perfect team scores. Before the night’s final question, these were the top teams:

FINAL QUESTION (5.14% success rate):

  • Along with winning three Academy Awards for acting, who has also won an additional Oscar for producing a 21st century Best Picture winner?

A tough final asked about actress Frances McDormand, who has three Best Actress wins to go along with a Best Picture win for producing Nomadland. However, no teams were able to end the night with a Perfect 21 effort. These were the highest-scoring teams on Wednesday:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Foster’s Grille – Vienna in Vienna, VA: Smartinis  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Marine Mammals)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Frances McDormand)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: SpongeBob SquarePants)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: High School Prom  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Supreme Court)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: What’s That Smell?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hannah as an Animated Christmas Character)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Alien Abduction)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: Comfortably Dumb  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Early 20th Century Computer History)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Titanic Was an Inside Job  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Henry Kissinger)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Trugru.com  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Henry Kissinger)

T.J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Carpet Stretchers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jimmy Carter)

Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Scuby  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Elf)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Toasty  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dragnet (TV series))

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: Konnichiwa, Jason  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Beyonce)

Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Pink Mambas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Blackpink)

Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Slightly Agitated  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dragnet (TV series))

Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD: Susi and the Banshees  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pittsburgh Penguins)

Foster’s Grille – South Riding in South Riding, VA: Scott’s Tots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Catholic Saints)

Two Story Chimney Ciderworks in Gaithersburg, MD: Look at Us Knowing Stuff  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: College Team Nicknames)

Foster’s Grille – Warrenton in Warrenton, VA: 

Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Leaky Cauldron  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Christmas Carols)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mathematics)