All Aboard for Wednesday Trivia!

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This past Wednesday, 248 teams played Pour House Trivia at our 22 venues.


Nothing in the opening round on Wednesday was truly tough for the majority of our players. We had questions on former President Ronald ReaganThree Clues about the film Mean Girls, and the large islands of Alaska. When the round was over, 32 teams still carried perfect scores.


The night’s audio question gave marching band renditions of three famous songs. Later in the round, we asked about a famous TV spinoff:

  • Actress Vicki Lawrence starred as the title character on the TV sitcom Mama’s Family, a show which grew from a recurring sketch on which 1970s sketch comedy series?
  • Bonus: What was the actual first name of the character nicknamed Mama?

Most teams knew Mama’s Family was spun off from The Carol Burnett Show, but a game-low 7.66% of the field earned bonus points for getting Mama’s real name of Thelma. This round’s perfect teams were Billy Crystal Balls (Casual Pint), Two Johnsons (Grape Escape), Damn, Gina! (Thick-N-Thin), and Heavy Metal Parking Lot (Mark’s).


Halftime on Wednesday was a double-dip, as teams were given screenshots from ten films. For one point, they had to name the film. For another point, they had to name the real-life brand being referenced in the featured picture. There were 50 perfect scores here, while the average team put up 18.3 points. At the halftime intermission, three teams led the way:


After an Over/Under three-parter kicked off second-half action, we read this question about a Nobel Prize winner:

  • Which Russian scientist won the 1904 Nobel Prize in Physiology in recognition of his work on the physiology of digestion?

That Nobel Prize was won by Ivan Pavlov; unfortunately, that name didn’t ring any bells for a lot of teams, as only 18% got that question right. The round continued with topics such as the upcoming film Twisters and the recent 15th UEFA Champions League title won by Real Madrid. In this round, Irregardlessly Unrelevant (RAK), Tug and the Heart Strings (RAK), and Not the Doctors You’re Looking For (Grape Escape) were perfect.


The sport of gymnastics was named by 52 teams for the maximum six points in Wednesday’s 6-4-2. As it turns out, this game was bookended by pretty smooth rounds. The fourth round contained subjects such as the Houses of Lancaster and York in the Wars of the Roses, the national flag of Nepal, and the works of artist Frida Kahlo. Perfect scores were earned by 18 teams here. As we got to the night’s final question, things were close at the top of the leaderboard:

  • Black October (Grape Escape): 165
  • Tug and the Heart Strings (RAK): 164
  • Not the Doctors You’re Looking For (Grape Escape): 163
  • Awesome Power, International Team of Mystery (Belles’): 163
  • Fresh Off the U-Haul (Mark’s): 162

FINAL QUESTION (47.58% success rate):

  • For more than 80 years, the original Orient Express would depart from Paris and finish at which other city?

The Orient Express traveled from Paris to Istanbul, as almost half of our teams figured out. That answer led to seven Perfect 21 efforts on the night. The game concluded with these highest-scoring teams:


Silver Branch Brewing in Silver Spring, MD: Where is Anuj?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Homeopathy)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Awesome Power, International Team of Mystery  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Born in the USA (album))

The Casual Pint in Fairfax, VA: Billy Crystal Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2024 Best Musical Tony Nominees)

Foster’s Grille – South Riding in South Riding, VA: Mac  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: National Flags of Africa)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Java  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: SpongeBob Squarepants)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Black October  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s Big Red Machine (baseball))

Hard Times Cafe in Springfield, VA: Ronny  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Films)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Yay, Beer!  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Moonshine)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s True Crime)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Kim Deal or No Deal  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stone Cold (film))

RAK Brewing in Frederick, MD: Tug and the Heart Strings  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: D-Day)

Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD: Bonkers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Almost Famous)

Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Toys ‘R’ Us Kids  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mambo No. 5)

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Canadian Criminal Code)

Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, WV: Old School  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classic Rock)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Hypothetical 5K  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: James Bond)

TGI Fridays in Frederick, MD: Deep Fried Pickle Rick  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Songs of Summer)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: We Cur Also  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Father’s Day)

Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Win Some, Learn Some  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mobile Games)

T.J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Washington Trivia Team  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. National Parks)

Parc de Ville in Fairfax, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fighting Games)

Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Madhouse at the End of the Bar  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tom Crean (explorer))

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1994-95 Houston Rockets)