Cheers to Thursday Trivia!
Opening round topics from Thursday night included the comedy film “Happy Gilmore”, Russian history, and world capitals whose names end with the letter ‘U’. Only eight teams correctly answered the most difficult bonus question of the round by knowing the Doris Day portrayed Calamity Jane in a 1953 film of the same name. Six teams began their night by posting a perfect first round score.
We put a unique spin on Thursday’s audio question by asking for a unique characteristic shared by three musical acts. We then played songs from Tegan and Sara, The Proclaimers, and The Veronicas, all of which include a set of twins. Identifying this connection proved to be quite difficult, as only 16% of the field scored points on this audio question. We continued with a look at the various uses of almonds, NBA star Kawhi Leonard, and the TV series “The Mindy Project”. Two teams earned a perfect second round score, both of which were playing at Mark’s Pub: Jane Austen Powers and Charlie’s Angels.
Avian sports teams and mononymous celebrities were the two topics found on Thursday’s halftime page. Five teams posted a perfect score of 20 points while the overall average reached 15.9 points. Here is Thursday’s leaderboard at the halftime break:
- Unathletico Madrid (Guido’s): 86
- Catherine’s Third Wheel (Mark’s Pub): 86
- Charlie’s Angels (Mark’s Pub): 85
- Fan Club (Quincy’s): 85
- Loco Moco (Flower Hill): 84
Thursday’s second half kicked off with a three-part question regarding epitaphs. We asked our teams to name the celebrities whose gravestones bear the following inscriptions:
- The description “Man of 1000 Voices” and the quote “That’s All Folks”.
- A comedian: “There Goes the Neighborhood”.
- An American poet: “I had a lover’s quarrel with the world”.
Only nine six teams picked up two bonus points by giving us all three correct answers of Mel Blanc, Rodney Dangerfield, and Robert Frost. The third round also quizzed our teams about porcini mushrooms and the artistic genre of pointillism. We then asked the most difficult wagering question of the night:
–> Though it is often capitalized, the three-letter name of this rating system is not an acronym, instead being named after its Hungarian-American inventor. For your wager, name this rating system used to rank chess players and online gamers.
Only 14% of the field responded correctly with the ELO system. As a result, the third round did not yield any perfect scores.
Final round topics from Thursday included London’s West End, the novel “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”, the Simon and Garfunkel song “The Sound of Silence”, and the various tourist attractions of Oklahoma. The only perfect score of Thursday’s final round was posted by Oily Beau Hunks (Jockey). These were your highest scoring teams at the close of the fourth round:
- Loco Moco (Flower Hill): 151
- Uranus Fly Trap (Smoketown): 151
- Fan Club (Quincy’s): 150
- Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa): 150
- Punslingers (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s): 150
THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (47.9% success rate):
–> Which TV sitcom received 19 Emmy nominations in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor for a record six different actors, beginning with a nomination for Nicholas Colasanto and ending with a nomination for Harvey Fierstein?
Nearly half of our teams earned points on this final question with the correct answer of “Cheers”. None of our teams earned the Perfect 21 on Thursday night by correctly answering all 21 wagering questions. Here is Thursday’s final leaderboard:
- Charlie’s Angels (Mark’s Pub): 158
- Punslingers (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s): 157
- Loco Moco (Flower Hill): 155
- Oily Beau Hunks (Jockey): 153
- Zambookie (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s): 152
- Blood Legion (Flower Hill): 152
- Glow in the Dark Boner Tag (Guido’s): 151
- Cheeky Bastards (Cushwa): 151
- Power Vacuum (Champion): 150
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 147 POINTS
Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Brain Freeze (Next week’s first category: Lance Armstrong)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum (Next week’s first category: Chuck Yeager)
Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Your Mom (Next week’s first category: “The Jerk”)
Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: 99th Precinct (Next week’s first category: “Tombstone” Film Quotes)
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD: Punslingers (Next week’s first category: Shark Films)
Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Hot Dog Stigmata (Next week’s first category: Phish – AUDIO)
Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Chappie’s Revenge (Next week’s first category: “South Park”)
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Cheeky Bastards (Next week’s first category: U.S. Railroads)
The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD: Loco Moco (Next week’s first category: Harley-Davidson)
The Derby in New Market, MD: Psychos (Next week’s first category: Quantum Physics)
Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Semi-Circle of Trust (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones”)
Jockey Bar and Grill in Boonsboro, MD: Oily Beau Hunks (Next week’s first category: “Frasier”)
Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Happy Little Trees (Next week’s first category: 1990 Ska Bands)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Charlie’s Angels (Next week’s first category: Alpacas)
Guido’s in Frederick, MD: Glow in the Dark Boner Tag (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Timbuktu or Kathmandu?)