Everything’s Coming Up Roseannes at Tuesday Trivia!
The month of March began with 108 teams taking in a game of Pour House Trivia at one of 12 venues.
We opened Tuesday’s game by noting the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park and posing a three-part question regarding names and phrases that begin with the word March: the non-profit organization March of Dimes, the Alice in Wonderland character of the March Hare, and March King, the nickname of patriotic American composer John Philip Sousa. The final question of the round included the most difficult two-point bonus of the opening stanza:
- Respectively directed by Steven Spielberg and Denis Villeneuve, identify either one of the two current Best Picture Oscar nominees considered to be remake films.
Tuesday’s teams were largely successful in recalling at least one correct answer, but only 21% of the field submitted both correct responses of West Side Story (Spielberg) and Dune (Villeneuve). Nine Tuesday teams began their night by posting a perfect first round score.
Tuesday’s audio question asked our teams to identify three singers with alliterative names. We listened to Janis Joplin (Me and Bobby McGee), Mandy Moore (Candy), and Philip Phillips (Gone, Gone, Gone). Despite winning the 11th season of American Idol, the voice of Philip Phillips was a mystery to most of our teams. Other second round topics included the Bausch & Lomb optical brand, the Real Housewives reality television franchise, and the human pancreas. Once again, the final bonus question of the round was also its most difficult:
- Identify either one of the two NCAA schools located within Washington D.C. that use the official athletic nickname of Bison.
Most schools earned wagering points by responding with Howard University, but only 13% of our teams also knew that Gallaudet University uses the the official athletic nickname of Bison. Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s) earned the only perfect score of Tuesday’s second round.
The top half of Tuesday’s handout round divided the United States into ten geographic regions, asking our teams to identify the most populous city in each region (with its first letter included as a hint). Most of the field was surprised to learn that Nashville has far more people than New Orleans. Meanwhile, the bottom half featured names and phrases containing the letters ‘R-I-V-E-R’. The overall average reached 14.8 points, with two teams earning a perfect score: Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s) and Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside). Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 91
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 86
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 86
- Southpaw Fish (Distilled): 86
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s): 85
- Singing Inferno (Smoketown Creekside): 85
We kicked off Tuesday’s second half with our nightly Three Clues question, which in this case asked for a specific decade of the 20th century. The question began with these two clues:
- EVENT 1: Pearl Buck becomes the first American woman to the Nobel Prize in Literature.
- EVENT 2: Pablo Picasso creates the mural Guernica.
Very few teams attempted to earn a two-point bonus by submitting an early response, but 12% of the field cashed in on those bonus points with the correct response of the 1930s. Other third round topics included Dolly Madison snack cakes, the deathstalker scorpion, the 1980s song Rock the Casbah, and the animated aardvark Arthur, the last of which dealt our teams another difficult bonus question. Only 15% of the field knew that Arthur’s last name is Read. As a result, a perfect third round score eluded the entire field on Tuesday night.
After discussing the origins of the Corvette sports car in the 6-4-2 question, we began Tuesday’s final round with this difficult question on the topic of NFL Quarterbacks:
- Identify either one of the two active NFL quarterbacks to have won both a Heisman Trophy and the NFL regular season MVP Award.
Even with the recent retirement of Tom Brady removing a potential wrong answer from consideration, the field still struggled with this question, as incorrect guesses for Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes were plentiful. Only 29% of our teams earned wagering points by giving us either correct answer of Cam Newton (Auburn) and Lamar Jackson (Louisville). Ten teams tacked on two bonus points with both correct responses. Other final round topics included the nation of Lebanon, the Disney character Dopey, and the Gospel According to Matthew. None of our teams ran the table in Tuesday’s fourth round. Heading into the final question, these were your highest scoring Tuesday teams:
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 161
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s): 157
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 156
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 154
- Wisecares (Distilled): 153
FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):
- Three cast members from The Big Bang Theory also appeared in recurring roles on which sitcom that debuted during the 1980s?
Exactly half of our field responded correctly with Roseanne, as Johnny Galecki, Laurie Metcalf, and Sara Gilbert appeared on both series. Six Tuesday teams earned a Perfect 21 by answering every wagering question correctly. These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Tuesday’s game:
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 172
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s): 162
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 162
- Wisecares (Distilled): 161
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 160
- Blood Legion (Gentleman Jim’s): 160
- Marshfellows (Solace Outpost): 160
- Our Defending Champions (Cuginis Restaurant): 160
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 159
- Off in the Park (Solace Outpost): 159
Vibrissa Beer and Kitchen in Front Royal, VA: Untitled (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stephen King Films)
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Defending Sports Champions)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Motown)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Back to School)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Drunken Birds of Steele (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Saved By the Bell)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Led Tassos (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s Music)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Marshfellows (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Brass Instruments)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dumb (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sid and Marty Krofft Shows)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Wiseacres (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U. S. First Ladies)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Smartinis (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Broadway Musicals)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sledge Hammer – TV)
Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: 3CPO (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Alternative Music – AUDIO)