An Assembly Line of Trivia Fun!
Next Thursday, we’ll be taking a night off from trivia for Thanksgiving, so we saw an uptick in our average attendance tonight, as we welcomed 111 teams to 13 venues. On to the recaps:
Thursday’s opening round began with a question on U.S. Geography, as we learned the Rochester is third-largest city in BOTH New York AND Minnesota. We also asked about these caricatures:
We closed the round with some showtunes, as we noted that actress Anne Hathaway landed herself on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with her version of “I Dreamed a Dream”, a song form the musical “Les Miserables”. Across the board, nine teams began the game with a perfect first round.
We turned back the clock on Thursday’s audio question, as we featured turn-of-the-century composer John Philip Sousa, and a trio of his most notable marches: “The Washington Post”, “The Stars and Stripes Forever”, and “The Liberty Bell”, which most of us probably recognize as the theme from “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”:
After questions on the Cleveland Browns and Franklin Roosevelt’s fireside chats, we closed the second stanza with this mash-up of Toys & TV:
–> In the 1970s, this character was introduced as an extremely flexible action figure. Tomorrow, he will become the title character on an animated series released by Netflix. For your wager, name this character.
2-POINT BONUS: What was the name of his character’s pet dog?
Only six teams knew that Stretch Armstrong’s pet was appropriately named Fetch Armstrong! As a result, the second round yielded just one perfect scores: Clever Team Name (Quincy’s).
Thursday’s halftime page dealt with movie dogs and anniversary gifts. Our teams had no trouble with these topics, notching an average score of 17.4 points, with nearly two dozen perfect scores. Here are Thursday’s top scores after the first half:
- Three Fingers Worth (Olde Mother Brewing): 90
- Is the Correct Response Edwin Drood? (Fish Market): 90
- Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s): 90
- Breadsticks (Quincy’s): 89
- SEVEN TEAMS TIED WITH 88 POINTS
After opening the second half by snacking on some sultanas, we got nostalgic with the literary series “The Baby Sitters Club”, and followed up with this question in the category of The Emmy Awards:
–> Excluding “24”, identify either one of the two most recent series to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama with a one-word title.
Thursday’s final round included the nightly Three Clues question, with tonight’s edition dealing with an NBA team:
CLUE 1: From 1957 through 1961, this team reached the NBA Finals four times, but has failed to reach the Finals since.
CLUE 2: Its current head coach is Mike Budenholzer.
Mixing the old with the new led to just eight teams answering correctly at this point, earning them an extra two points on the field. Most of our teams used the final clue (This team plays its home games at Phillips Arena) to come up with the Atlanta Hawks. Another difficult bonus question closed the last stanza:
–> Name any two of the three countries which share a land border with Somalia.
About half of our teams earned their wagers with at least two correct answers, while 14% snagged the last two-point bonus by knowing all three of these countries. Only two teams swept the final round with a perfect score of 36 point: The Fan Club (Quincy’s) and Is the Correct Response Edwin Drood? (Fish Market). Here are Thursday’s top scores after the fourth round:
- Is the Correct Response Edwin Drood? (Fish Market): 165
- Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s): 161
- PC Principals (Fish Market): 157
- Birds of War (Olde Mother Brewing): 155
- We Drink and We Know Things (The Grille at Flower Hill): 153
FINAL QUESTION (66.7% success rate):
–> In 1918, Walter Jacobs ran one of the earliest American car rental companies known then as “Rent-a-Car”. For your wager, Walter’s company began with just twelve cars, all of what specific make and model?
Exactly two-thirds of our teams arrived at the correct response of the Ford Model T. Congratulations to Birds of War (Olde Mother Brewing) and Just Good Enough (Champion Billiards), who were the only Thursday teams to earn the Perfect 21 tonight with correct answers on all wagering questions. Here are your top overall scores from Thursday:
- Is the Correct Response Edwin Drood? (Fish Market): 170
- PC Principals (Fish Market): 166
- We Drink and We Know Things (The Grille at Flower Hill): 165
- Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s): 165
- Breadsticks (Quincy’s): 164
- Better Side of the River (Smoketown Brewing): 162
- Singing Inferno (Smoketown Brewing): 161
- Boccelicious (Fish Market): 161
- Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market): 159
- Just Good Enough (Champion Billiards): 158
- We Drink and We Know Things (Smoketown Brewing): 158
** ALL VENUES ARE OFF NEXT THURSDAY FOR THANKSGIVING **
Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Lowered Expectations (Next game on Nov. 30 – First category: “The Simpsons” – Seasons 3 – 10)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough (OFF FOR TWO WEEKS – Next game on Dec. 7 First category: Disney’s Haunted Mansion)
Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA: Your Mom ** FOUR WINS IN A ROW! ** (Next game on Nov. 30 – First category: Fantasy Football)
Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Better Side of the River (Next game on Nov. 30 – First category: “Dungeons & Dragons” Monsters)
Beef O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD: We Are Number Two (Next game on Nov. 30 – First category: George Harrison)
Jerry’s Sports Bar in Hagerstown, MD: Sack of Marbles (Next game on Nov. 30 – First category: World War I)
Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Dire Wolves (Next game on Nov. 30 – First category: Animated Disney Films)
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Slapsgiving (Next game on Nov. 30 – First category: Nursery Rhymes)
Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Birds of War (Next game on Nov. 30 – First category: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”)
The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD: We Drink and We Know Things (Next game on Nov. 30 – First category: Rock and Roll Christmas Songs)
Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL: Better Red Than Dead (Next game on Nov. 30 – First category: Johnny Depp)
Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Is the Correct Response Edwin Drood? (Next game on Nov. 30 – First category: “BoJack Horseman”)
Guido’s in Frederick, MD: Faith Plus One (Next game on Nov. 30 – First category: Old Names of Relocated NHL Teams)