Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Weekend Trivia!
Friday night featured our latest theme game, as 32 teams held their version of the Dundies by competing in a game all about the sitcom “The Office”. Overall, our four weekend venues welcomed a total of 57 teams.
Opening round topics from Friday’s game included the “Friday the 13th” horror film franchise, famous people (and supercomputers) named Watson, and the 1980s song “Jack & Diane”. Meanwhile, the first round of our theme game dealt with the parody song “Ryan Started the Fire” and the “Diversity Day” episode. Seven teams began their night with a perfect first round score.
In our standard Friday trivia game, most of the field had no trouble recognizing three ‘zoological’ songs. Dozens of bonus points were doled after we listened to “Crocodile Rock” by Elton John, “Karma Chameleon” by Culture Club, and “Little Lion Man” by Mumford and Sons. The theme game asked our teams to identify the voices of three guest stars from “The Office”: Jim Carrey, Ray Romano, and Joan Cusack. Other second round topics included Silly String, “Inspector Gadget”, and European countries. Nine teams earned a perfect second round score.
The top half of Friday’s halftime page asked our teams to identify celebrities based on their parody versions from the TV show “South Park”, while the bottom half featured two-word phrases bearing the initials D.L. In our theme game, the halftime page depicted minor characters and memorable quotes from “The Office”. The combined average score reached 17.8 points, as nine teams (mostly from the theme game) notched a perfect score. Here is your Friday leaderboard at the halftime break:
- No MSG (P. B. Dye): 91
- You Had Me at Trivia (P. B. Dye): 91
- Nard Dogs (The Office): 91
- Less is More (Springfield): 90
- Slightly Agitated (P. B. Dye): 90
After a relatively easier first half, the difficulty level rose sharply to begin the third stanza. In our theme game, most of our teams struggled to recall the title of Toby’s novel (“A Murder for Framing”) or the name of its lead character (Chad Flenderson). Our standard game doled out questions concerning U. S. state capitals, annual events, the work of author Henry David Thoreau, and the music videos of Paula Abdul. In the most difficult bonus question of the night, only four out of 25 teams knew that MC Skat Kat was the name of the animated feline who appeared alongside Abdul in the music video for the song “Opposites Attract”. The third round did not yield any perfect scores on Friday night.
Final round topics from our standard Friday game included the TV show “Nightline”, the Wars of the Roses, college basketball, and the film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”. Three teams posted a perfect final round score: Gryffindor (The Office), DJ2 (Springfield), and Killer Snails (P. B. Dye). Heading into the final question, the overall leaderboard included these teams:
- Killer Snails (P. B. Dye): 165
- No MSG (P. B. Dye): 163
- Next to Nothing (The Office): 162
- Nard Dogs (The Office): 162
- DJ2 (Springfield): 160
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (20.0% success rate):
–> Each representing a different color, Gillikin, Winkie, and Quadling are three of the four countries that make up which land from an early 20th century children’s novel?
“THE OFFICE” THEME GAME FINAL QUESTION (66.7% success rate):
–> When Andy landed a part in the musical “Sweeney Todd”, Michael unsuccessfully auditioned for a role in that musical by using a monologue from what other NBC show?
The correct answers to these questions were Oz and “Law and Order”. Congratulations to Killer Snails (P. B. Dye), who posted the only Perfect 21 last weekend by answering every wagering question correctly. Here is your final weekend leaderboard:
- Killer Snails (P. B. Dye): 176
- Next to Nothing (The Office): 174
- Nard Dogs (The Office): 174
- Scott’s Tots (The Office): 170
- Gutenpranken (The Office): 168
- Bo Boddy (The Office): 167
- Crooked Foot (The Office): 167
- Knights of the Night (The Office): 165
- Recyclops (The Office): 165
- Social Distance (Springfield): 165
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Social Distance (Next week’s first category: 1970s Rock Bands)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: Nard Dogs (Next week’s first category: 1990s Song Lyrics)
Black Walnut at P. B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD: Killer Snails (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on March 27: “M*A*S*H” – TV)
Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Next to Nothing (Next week’s first category: Physics of Flying)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Roman Emperors)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Bowling or Curling?)