An Honest Night of Tuesday Trivia!
Tuesday night’s game included the introduction of Pour House Trivia at our newest venue: Harvest Moon Brewery in New Brunswick, NJ! With six teams on the roster there, we welcomed a grand total of 116 teams across 15 venues:
We opened Tuesday’s game by asking a Three Clues question, with this version garnering very few early guesses:
CLUE 1: The second generation of the Chevrolet Aveo was introduced under this new model name.
CLUE 2: A video game character bearing this name replaced Alex Kidd as the unofficial mascot of his company.
A Chevy comapct car and a video game character?
Only 14% of our teams picked up these two bonus points to begin the game. Later first round topics included S.W.A.T. teams, bamboo, and the newest member of the Washington Redskins: running back Adrian Peterson. Across the board, ten teams earned 36 points in the first round.
Tuesday’s audio question included the stand-up routines of Mitch Hedberg, Rodney Dangerfield, and John Mulaney. We took a trip through the Appalachian Mountains, discussed the origin of the band name ABBA, and quizzed our teams on this Oscar-winning film:
Not surprisingly, the film “Beetlejuice” took home an Oscar for Best Makeup. With about a one quarter of the field picking up those last two bonus points, six teams earned perfect second round scores.
Professional wrestlers highlighted Tuesday’s halftime page, which yielded five perfect scores and an overall average of 15.3 points. These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams at the break:
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Greene Growlers): 92
- How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers): 91
- Comfortably Dum (Champion Billiards): 89
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Senor Tequila’s): 89
- State Senator McCheese (Monkey La La): 87
We opened Tuesday’s second half with a look at this traditional Maori greeting:
The third round also included the most difficult bonus question of the night, as we offered two bonus points to any team that could name the exact year in which all three of these events occurred:
EVENT 1: The NC-17 movie rating replaces the X rating.
EVENT 2: The first known web browser is introduced.
EVENT 3: Universal Studios Orlando theme park opens.
While the majority of the field earned wagering points by pegging the early 1990s as the correct answer, only six teams went as far back as 1990 to earn those extra two points. After closing the round with questions regarding Harper Lee and Lake Nassar, only State Senator McCheese (Monkey La La) could muster a perfect third round score.
The film “Moulin Rouge!” was the subject of Tuesday’s 6-4-2 question, while the final round opened with a question regarding Georgia’s Cobb County (which is also the site of SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves). Next up was a question in the Last Word / First Word category, which is always a popular choice for the potential five-point bonus category. However, tonight’s version certainly fell on the more difficult side:
–> What three-word name would you have if the American architect who popularized the geodesic dome appeared on a Netflix revival series alongside Candace Cameron and Jodie Sweetin?
Only 16% of our teams gave us the correct response of Buckminster Fuller House. With many teams losing five potential points there, the field recovered nicely thanks to a question about this New England beer brand:
Once again, the only perfect score of the final round was recorded from State Senator McCheese (Monkey La La), who rattled off an amazing second half! Here is your Tuesday leaderboard heading into the final question:
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Senor Tequila’s): 163
- State Senator McCheese (Monkey La La): 161
- How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers): 159
- Comfortably Dum (Champion Billiards): 159
- Painal Buddies (The Block): 157
TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (44.4% success rate):
–> Who is the most recent performer to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for portraying a character whose name is mentioned in the title of the film?
Just under half of our teams turned in the correct answer of Daniel Day-Lewis, who won his third Oscar for the film “Lincoln”. Congratulations to the four teams who answered every wagering question correctly to snag Tuesday’s Perfect 21: Comfortably Dum (Champion Billiards), Crystal Methodists (Champion Billiards), Dave Martinez School of Management (Senor Tequila’s), and State Senator McCheese (Monkey La La). These were your highest scoring teams at the end of Tuesday’s game:
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Senor Tequila’s): 167
- Comfortably Dum (Champion Billiards): 167
- Painal Buddies (The Block): 161
- tate Senator McCheese (Monkey La La): 161
- Power Vacuum (Champion Billiards): 159
- Five Dollar Below (The Block): 158
- Hateful Eight (Quincy’s South): 158
- Crystal Methodists (Champion Billiards): 158
- Not At The Bar (Perry’s Restaurant): 157
- Fuller McShite (Cugini’s): 157
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dum (Next week’s first category: 1960s James Bond Films)
Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD: Fuller McShite (Next week’s first category: “Super Smash Bros.”)
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management (Next week’s first category: Ewan McGregor Films)
Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Common Misconceptions)
Topgolf in Ashburn, VA: Pi (Next week’s first category: Child Actors)
The Block in Annandale, VA: Painal Buddies (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Dr. Phil or Dr. Drew?)
Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD: Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Next week’s first category: Matt Groening)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Sloppy Seconds (Next week’s first category: History of Lake Linganore)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Winos (Next week’s first category: David Bowie – AUDIO)
White Horse Tavern in Harpers Ferry, WV: Who’s Your Pater Familias? (Next week’s first category: Jack Daniel’s)
Harvest Moon Brewery in New Brunswick, NJ Dial P For Psycho (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on September 11: German Culture)
Monkey La La in Frederick, MD: State Senator McCheese (Next week’s first category: Famous Hamiltons)
Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD: Hateful Eight (Next week’s first category: NHL Players)
Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA: Vaginas Are For Lovers (Next week’s first category: “The Wire”)
Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD: (Next week’s first category: )
Perry’s Restaurant in Odenton, MD: Not At the Bar (Next week’s first category: Neuroanatomy)