A Red-Letter Day of Wednesday Trivia!

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We cooked up Pour House Trivia for 182 total teams on Wednesday, playing at any of our 18 locations!


A three-parter about players on the field per team in each of three different sports kicked things off, but the next question spaced out; we asked about the Soviet manned mission to the moon in 1970, but only 18% of teams gave the mission’s name, Luna. The final question of the round ended up being its most difficult:

  • Airing in numerous incarnations over the last 70 years, which classic TV series is the forerunner of shows such as Punk’d and Impractical Jokers?

Roughly 70% of teams were correct to name Candid Camera, while exactly one quarter of the field earned bonus points for naming Allan Funt as that show’s creator. A game-high six teams recorded perfect scores in this round.


Wednesday’s audio question started the second round as usual, but proved to be the first half’s toughest way to earn a wager; three songs with the word Song in the title were played. Of those songs (Your Song by Elton John, Blink-182’s Adam’s Song, and Heartbeat Song by Kelly Clarkson), 51% knew at least two of the titles and 15% got all three for bonus credit. Otherwise, this question later on was the round’s hardest wagering try:

  • Launching the film career of its lead actor, which blockbuster 1986 comedy’s tagline mentioned that the title character survived the most hostile and primitive land known to man – now all he’s got to do is make it through a week in New York?

About 68% of the field knew Crocodile Dundee to earn wagering points. The end of the round featured a question about the former Whig political party, but the least-successful bonus chance before halftime saw just 13% of teams name Millard Fillmore as the last Whig president. This round’s perfect scores were earned by Alcoholics Unanimous (Belles’), Satan’s School For Girls (Memories), and Bobs the Builders (Shipgarten).


The top half of Wednesday’s halftime page featured 10 different Harrison Ford screenshots and asked teams to identify the film for each. At the bottom of the page, teams had to figure out a mystery theme; each answer was the name of a restaurant chain. A tricky halftime page ended up with a 13.5-point average score, but 11 teams managed to earn all 20 points. Of our massive field, one team put together a completely perfect effort before the halftime break:

  • Satan’s School For Girls (Memories): 92
  • Comfortably Dumb (Axes): 90
  • Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 88
  • Donner Party People (Quinn’s): 87


Wednesday’s third round didn’t make it easy on our teams, as the three most difficult wagering questions showed up here back-to-back. We started with a Three Clues question about actor Steve McQueen, in which only 47% of teams earned wagering points at all; just over a quarter of the field did so before the final clue for bonus points. Next up came this literary question:

  • According to the events of his namesake novel, which fictional character leaves an island in Marseille’s harbor in 1829, just to later find treasure on an island in Italy’s Tuscan Archipelago?

Just over two-fifths of our teams were right to name The Count of Monte Cristo for their points. We ended this series of speed bumps with the hardest question all night:

  • Named for a song from the album The Stranger, which jukebox musical released in 2002 featured music and lyrics written by Billy Joel?

About 31% of the field provided the correct answer, Movin’ Out. A game-low ten teams earned bonus points here for naming Twyla Tharp as the musical’s choreographer. Even with this minefield, two teams ended up with perfect third-round scores, both from Belles’: Stink Floyd and Power Vacuum.


Nineteen teams (just 11% of the field) earned the full six-point boost for figuring out skiing was the sport in question in Wednesday’s 6-4-2. The fourth round began with questions on actor Jude Law, the porcupine, and two-time NBA Finals MVP Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. We caught a Netflix show before it got cancelled for this round’s toughest wagering question:

  • Starring Noah Centineo, which current Netflix series focuses on a young CIA lawyer whose life is upended when he meets a woman demanding exoneration?

The Recruit was named by 56% of teams for wagering credit. This was the only round on Wednesday in which no teams reached perfection. Three separate ties in the top five showed up before the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (36.6% success rate):

  • Among all Winter Olympics host cities, which city’s name would score the least number of points in a game of Scrabble?

It’ll only give you four points if the game allowed proper nouns with an entry of Oslo, Norway! A trio of Perfect 21 teams played Wednesday’s game, each giving right answers for the 21 wagering questions: What the Fork (TGI Fridays), Comfortably Dumb (Axes), and Overthinkers Anonymous (Sully’s). Those teams and more can be seen in the night’s final overall standings:


Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: The Gang Plays Bar Trivia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wildflowers (Tom Petty album))

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

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Donner Party People  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Presidential Dogs)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Periodic Table Dancers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: STIs)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Airport Codes)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NASCAR)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: Comfortably Dumb  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Power Ballads)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: H.R. Puf ‘n’ Stuff  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Alexander Ovechkin)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Overthinkers Anonymous  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Noah Centineo Films)

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

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: And In Last Place  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pop Punk Music)

Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Five Horsemen of the Apocalypse  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mysteries of the Rosary)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Black October  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Erin Sings ABBA)

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: Dutton Ranch  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Yellowstone (TV series))

Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Cutthroat  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50 (Harry Potter Book or Film?))

Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Boldly Mediocre  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lord of the Rings Films)

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