Change the Channel to Wednesday Trivia!

Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 130 teams across 15 venues.  A slew of diabolical bonus questions separated the elite teams from the rest of the pack.  Let’s check out the nightly recap…

FIRST ROUND:

We wasted no time in challenging our Wednesday teams, as the first bonus question of the night was also one of its most difficult.  After every team earned wagering points on a question regarding the Mayflower, only ten teams tacked on two bonus points by knowing that William Bradford spent 30 intermittent years as Governor of Plymouth Colony.  After a look at the steamboat and the mythological beast Medusa, we asked an even more difficult bonus question to close the first round:

–> Edward Rooney, Sloane Peterson, and Cameron Frye are among the supporting characters in what 1980s comedy film?

BONUS: Name the three performers who played these characters.

The vast majority of our teams knew that the film in question was “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, but only four teams gave us all three correct bonus answers of (respectively) Jeffrey Jones, Mia Sara, and Alan Ruck.  As a result, none of our teams snagged a perfect first round score on Wednesday night.

SECOND ROUND:

Our Wednesday teams called ‘B.S.’ on their nightly audio question, as they were asked to identify the voices of Bob Seger (“Night Moves”), Britney Spears (“Hold It Against Me”), and Blake Shelton (“God’s Country”).  After discussing the life and death of author Ernest Hemingway,  we continued with the most difficult bonus question of the night, as only three teams knew that Raphael Bob-Waksberg created the animated Netflix series “BoJack Horseman”.  From there, we asked an NBA version of a Last Word / First Word question with the correct answer of Carmelo Anthony Davis, before concluding the round by discussing a notable quotation from Albert Einstein.  Two of the three teams that earned bonus points on the “BoJack Horseman” question completed a perfect second round: Words Scott Can’t Pronounce (Quinn’s) and Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s).

HALFTIME:

The top half of Wednesday’s halftime page depicted items with ‘cold’ names (e.g. Vanilla Ice, Robert Frost, “Ice Road Truckers”), while the matching section asked our teams to recall the dates of notable events from African American history.  Exactly one-fifth of the field earned a perfect score, with the overall average reaching an impressive 17.4 points.  Here is Wednesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

We kicked off Wednesday’s second half with a question regarding the Super Bowl, asking our teams to name any two of the three quarterbacks to start a Super Bowl for each of two different teams.  Peyton Manning and Kurt Warer were common correct answers, but only 10% of the field notched two bonus points by also giving us Craig Morton (Super Bowls V and XII).  We continued with a look at the ukulele, words that end with the letters “US”, and the funeral of Jackie Kennedy.  Another wicked bonus question awaited our teams at the close of the third stanza:

–> Named for a mode of transportation, which Western film directed by John Ford featured the breakout role for John Wayne?

BONUS: What character does John Wayne play in this movie?

Though most of our teams could recall the 1939 classic “Stagecoach”, only five teams could also remember that John Wayne portrayed a character known simply as the Ringo Kid.  Three of the five teams that earned these bonus points completed a perfect third round: Kitten Mittens (Quinn’s), Bailey’s Buddies (Grape Escape), and Duck Dodgers (Grape Escape).

FOURTH ROUND:

After playing a quick game of Pac-Man during the 6-4-2 question, the final round featured topics such as “The Simpsons”, the Metallica hit “Enter Sandman”, the Euro, and cocktail ingredients.  The most difficult bonus question of the fourth round saw just 11% of our teams knowing that pagophobia is the fear of ice.  Wednesday’s final round yielded just three perfect scores, all of which were recorded at Quinn’s, as Hipster Fashion Consultants, Kitten Mittens, and Words Scott Can’t Pronounce each ran the table by posting 36 final round points.  These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams after four rounds of play:

WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (52.1% success rate):

–> The Greek word meaning ‘far’ and the Latin word meaning ‘seeing’ were combined to create the name of which 20th century invention?

Just over half of our Wednesday teams gave us the correct answer of television.  Congratulations to the five teams that answered every wagering question correctly on Wednesday to earn a Perfect 21: Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s), Kitten Mittens (Quinn’s), Momma Lu’s (Silo Falls), Special Eds (GearHouse), and Why Not Zoidberg? (Memories).  The final Wednesday leaderboard included these teams:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA:  Green Machine   (NEXT GAME ON MARCH 25 – First category: Presidential Pardons of 2020)

Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Drunk Savants   (Next week’s first category: “The Office”)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Flight Level Awesome   (Next week’s first category: Ukulele Covers – AUDIO)

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:  ON HIATUS   (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: Phil Mickelson)

Furnace Grill and Crab House in Thurmont, MD:  You Should Have Known Stuff  (Next week’s first category: “The Matrix” Film Franchise)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  Kitten Mittens   (Next week’s first category: March Madness)

Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Hillbilly Geniuses   (Next week’s first category: American Revolution)

Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA:  Nightmare Squad   (Next week’s first category: Insurance Commercials)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA:  Special Eds   (Next week’s first category: Disney World Rides)

Manor at Silo Falls in Brookeville, MD:  Momma Lu’s   (Next week’s first category: Pixar Characters)

28 South in Hagerstown, MD:  Think, McFly, Think  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Lightsaber or Live Savers?)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD:  Bailey’s Buddies   (Next week’s first category: U.S. Navy / Marine Corps History)

Bald Birds Brewing in Audubon, PA:  Clean Air Force   (Next week’s first category: “The Office”)

Augie’s Mussel House in Alexandria, VA:  Peele and Eat   (Next week’s first category: Roman Emperors)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Why Not Zoidberg?   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – GMO or LFO?)

Anchor Bar in Frederick, MD:  Pearls of Wisdom   (Next week’s first category: Manitoba)

Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD:  Pickled   (Next week’s first category: Pickleball)