Baking Up a Batch of Tuesday Night Trivia!

Tuesday’s game featured 113 teams across 15 venues, including a return to Basic Burger in Arlington after a nine-month hiatus!  The overall leaderboard was dominated by one team who nearly pulled off the unlikely perfect game:


Tuesday’s first round include questions on Bastille Day, the pharmaceutical tools of the mortar and pestle, and a Triple 50/50 question on quotes from Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson.  We closed the round with its most difficult bonus question, asking our teams about this actor who has been appeared in six films directed by Quentin Tarantino:

Pulp Fiction

Only nine teams knew that Samuel L. Jackson appeared as the uncredited narrator in the film Inglourious Basterds, leading to just five perfect scores in the opening stanza.


Tuesday’s audio question was one of the more difficult in recent memory as we played three tunes whose titles included the names of Broadway musicals.  Only 14% of our teams earned bonus points with the three correct answers of “Sweet Home Chicago”, “Carnival”  by Natalie Merchant, and “Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked” by Cage the Elephant.  We grabbed a quick snack with maple syrup, visited Long Island, and closed the round with a question on the “Strange Love” of these two celebrities:

Flavor Flav Nielsen

The second round did not yield and perfect scores.


Tuesday’s halftime page quizzed our teams on cooking terms and landlocked countries.  Nine teams recorded perfect scores, with the overall average reaching 16.9 points.  Here are Tuesday’s top scores at the halftime break:


Tuesday’s second half opened with a bit of high culture, as we asked our teams a question concerning the Shakespearean comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.  Only 11% of our teams earned bonus points by knowing that Oscar winner Kevin Kline portrayed the character of Nick Bottom:

Kevin Kline

Later, we gave our teams three clues for the city of Barcelona, talked about the six simple machines, and closed with a question on the foreign candy parodied in this music video:



Only two teams recorded 36 points in the third round: Stink Floyd (Monkey La La) and Screaming Death Monkey (Quincy’s South).


Tuesday’s final round opened with a question on “Saturday Night Live” cast members:

–> Now in his 15th season, this current “Saturday Night Live” performer is the longest-serving cast member in the show’s history.  The man whose record he broke currently serves as the show’s announcer.

Our teams earned points by naming either of these two masters of impersonation:

That’s Darrell Hammond (as Jesse Jackson) and Kenan Thompson (as Al Shaprton).  Only eight teams picked up bonus points with both correct answers.  Other final round topics included Pocahontas, Vanderbilt University, and this energetic dog breed named for a “sporting parson”:

Jack Russell

The final round eased up a bit on the field, as ten perfect scores were recorded across the board.  An extremely impressive performance was turned in by Stink Floyd, who sat just two points shy of a perfect game after recording 36 points in each of three different rounds tonight.  Here are Tuesday’s top scores after four rounds of play:

FINAL QUESTION (19.4% success rate):

–> According to English folklore, if this food is baked and served on Good Friday, it will not only keep evil away, but will not spoil or grow moldy during the subsequent year.

Your answer?  Hot Cross Buns!

Hot Cross Buns

For the second night this week, the correct answer percentage on our final question failed to reach 20%.  Here are the highest overall scores from Tuesday night:


Basic Burger in Arlington, VA:  Kitten Mittens  (Next week’s first category: Mascots of 2018 NCAA Tournament Teams)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Wiseacres  (Next week’s first category: Las Vegas)

Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD:  MoMo  (Next week’s first category: NPR Programs)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: “Sneaky Pete” – TV)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Mindbenders  (Next week’s first category: Monty Python)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  SuperNOVA  (Next week’s first category: American Serial Killers)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  ** FIVE WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 AUDIO – Black Sabbath or Ozzy Osbourne)

P.I.G.S. BBQ in Frederick, MD:  Smarty Pants  (Next week’s first category: Pittsburgh Penguins)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Sloppy Seconds  (Next week’s first category: 1970s NFL)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Zin It To Win It  (Next week’s first category: Pi)

Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL:  Freebirds  (Next week’s first category: “Calvin & Hobbes”)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  (Next week’s first category: Maryland)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Screaming Death Monkey  (Next week’s first category: “Boogie Nights”)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Cleatus  (Next week’s first category: 2000s Rap)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Quiz in My Pants  (Next week’s first category: Pee Wee Herman)