A Standing O’Vation at Wednesday Trivia!
Fifteen venues welcomed a total of 107 teams on Wednesday for another great night of Pour House Trivia!
Wednesday’s game started with a round that our teams handled superbly. After a three-parter all about doctors, a question about the troubled Apollo 13 NASA mission brought the toughest bonus chance of the round; only 36.4% of teams knew that Jim Lovell was the commander of that mission to earn two extra points. After questions on Wrigley Field and prop comic Carrot Top, the round ended with 16 teams scoring perfect scores.
The audio question was a family affair on Wednesday with three duets by father-daughter duos, specifically the Sinatra, Cole, and Cyrus families. The most difficult wagering question of the first half came later in the round:
- British comedienne Phoebe Waller-Bridge created which fourth-wall-breaking British sitcom, in which the actual name of the lead character is never revealed?
The British comedy Fleabag was correctly named by just under 43% of the field. The bonus question here was the hardest of the night, with only 12% of teams able to name Olivia Colman as the stepmother of the show’s lead character. Other round topics included the Eminem film 8 Mile and Hindu holidays Holi and Diwali. Seven teams went perfect in this round.
The top half of Wednesday’s halftime page had a mystery theme: ten celebrities who, as it turned out, all have the word Van in their name. The second part of the page asked teams to match actors to the movies in which they played fictional presidents. Levels of success were varied on this one; the average score was 12.1, and just five teams got all 20 points. After the smoke cleared, this was your halftime leaderboard:
- Barzinga (Belles’): 92
- Cheddar Biscuits (Mark’s): 90
- Titanic Was An Inside Job (Hops N Shine): 90
- Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters (Cellar Door): 89
- FOUR TEAMS WITH 88 POINTS
The third round opened with questions about the months July and August, as well as the tiny blood vessels known as capillaries. A Three Clues question about the Broadway musical Hair followed, and approximately 15% of teams were able to name it after just two clues for bonus points. The hardest wagering question on Wednesday came next:
- Thimphu is the capital of which small Himalayan kingdom nicknamed Land of the Thunder Dragon?
About 41% of the field correctly named Bhutan as that Himalayan country. No teams were able to secure a perfect score in the third round.
A pretty polarizing 6-4-2 on the horse saw 29 teams guess it after the first clue to earn all six points, while more than two-thirds of the field zeroed out. In round four, teams answered questions on young Super Bowl-winning coaches Mike Tomlin and Sean McVay, British automaker Rolls-Royce, and the remake of the Western film The Magnificent Seven; on the latter question, about 29% of the field won bonus points by naming Denzel Washington as the film’s top-billed actor. Diamond Dogs (Idiom), Idiots (Axes and O’s), and Titanic Was An Inside Job (Hops N Shine) each aced the fourth round with perfect scores. After that, these were your top teams:
- Titanic Was An Inside Job (Hops N Shine): 166
- What the Fork (TGI Fridays): 160
- Barzinga (Belles’): 160
- Marco Polo and the Peanuts (Idiom): 160
- I Don’t Know (Moe’s): 156
FINAL QUESTION (57.9% success rate):
- In May of 2011, who visited the Irish village of Moneygall in search of his ancestors and joked that the apostrophe in his surname had been lost over the years?
We were back to our regularly-scheduled success rate on the final question this week, as just under three-fifths of the field knew that Barack Obama was that visitor from across the Atlantic. A trio of Perfect 21 teams answered all wagering questions correctly on Wednesday, so big congrats to Archived! (GearHouse), What the Fork (TGI Fridays), and Titanic Was An Inside Job (Hops N Shine)! The final leaderboard looked like this:
- Barzinga (Belles’): 171
- Stink Floyd (Belles’): 170
- Pointless (Belles’): 167
- Titanic Was An Inside Job (Hops N Shine): 166
- Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters (Cellar Door): 166
- Archived! (GearHouse): 164
- Cheddar Biscuits (Mark’s): 163
- Kiwi Quenchers (Idiom): 162
- Southpaws (Mark’s): 161
- Frederick Trivia Team (Idiom): 161
- Jeopardy Rejects (Cellar Door): 161
Moe’s Peyton Place in Springfield, VA: That’s What She Said (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dental Anatomy)
Valley Sports Grill in Middletown, MD: Excuse Me For Living (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Greek Mythology)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Barzinga (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Community)
Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Band Name Origins)
TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Easter)
Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Kiwi Quenchers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World Flags)
Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: We Like to Come From Behind (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 20th Century Disney Films)
Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Titanic Was An Inside Job (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Great Apes)
Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Overthinkers Anonymous (NEXT GAME APRIL 27 – FIRST CATEGORY: Robert Downey Jr. Films)
Falling Branch Brewery in Street, MD: I’m Useless (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Physics)
T. J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: I Said That (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dictators)
Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Les Grandes Merdes (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The French Revolution)
Cellar Door in Frederick, MD: Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Rabbits)
Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Jones Springs Hooligans (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Bar Louie in Gainesville, VA: Second Place (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NFL)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cheddar Biscuits (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Filipino Cuisine)