Getting Spooky with Tuesday Trivia!

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It was a dark and quizzy night on Halloween, as 126 teams played among Pour House Trivia’s 17 locations.

FIRST ROUND:

The first half’s toughest wagering question was apt considering the night:

  • After the success of a Saturday Night Live sketch, Tom Hanks returned for an animated special to voice which Halloween-themed character?

Just over a third of the field named Hanks SNL character David S. Pumpkins (any questions?). The round ended walking the runway:

  • Currently married to a professional athlete, who is the most recent woman to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue three times?
  • Bonus: She is the protagonist of the music video for which country song?

Most teams were able to earn their wager for naming Kate Upton, but only 4.76% knew she was in the video for Lady A’s Bartender. No team escaped the first round unscathed, as there were no perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

Rocker screams from Roger DaltreyJim Morrison, and Dave Grohl were played for Tuesday’s audio question; just 11% of teams received bonus points for recognizing all three musicians. At the end of the round, we discussed a video game series:

  • Released in 2003, the video game subtitled Knights of the Old Republic is tied to which film franchise?
  • Bonus: This game was developed by which Canadian company?

KOTOR is based in the Star Wars franchise, with the original game developed by BioWare, a company identified by just over 10% of teams. Nine Inch Males (Ramparts) was the only perfect team in this round.

HALFTIME:

Tuesday’s halftime page featured horror movie posters and a series of questions about the number 31. Coincidentally enough, the average score was half of that: 15.5 points. No team was able to score all 20 points, though. These were the highest scores at the halftime intermission:

THIRD ROUND:

In a turnabout, the third round was the easiest overall. Teams conquered topics such as hemoglobinFranz Kafka work The Metamorphosis, and the song Zombie by the Cranberries. A night-high 12 teams earned perfect scores in this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

Eight teams recognized London on a six-point clue about it being the resting place of Karl Marx in Tuesday’s 6-4-2. The fourth round featured a couple of difficult wagering chances. First up, this geography question:

  • James Bay comprises the southernmost portion of which body of water named for an explorer?

Hudson Bay was named by 34% of the field. We followed that up with a chance to fill in this film quote blank:

  • During one of the closing scenes of The Martian, Matt Damon’s character says I admit it’s fatally dangerous, but I’d get to fly around like BLANK. What superhero fills in the blank in that quote? 
  • Bonus: What was the name of the ship featured in The Martian?

Damon’s character referenced Iron Man in that quote, while his ship was called the Hermes. The wagering success rate was 27%, while 4.76% earned bonus points. Off in the Park (Solace Outpost FC) and Blue Fog (Nighthawk) had perfect scores in this round. Before the final question, these were the top scores:

FINAL QUESTION (24.6% success rate):

  • Which 2000s horror film featured the tagline The Slicer…The Dicer…And This Time, They’re Not Any Nicer!?

Almost a fourth of the field earned their final wager for knowing that tagline was for Freddy vs. Jason. Damn, Gina (Antietam) and Blue Fog (Nighthawk) conjured up a Perfect 21 on Tuesday. They were also the top two teams on the final leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Arnold Schwarzenegger)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Clown Shoes  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Clone Wars (TV))

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Peanut Nem Nems  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mathematics)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Joni Mitchell (audio))

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Underdogs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Host Choice) 

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Nine Inch Males  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Quentin Tarantino Films)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s MLB Players)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: American Hockey League)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Southpaw Fish  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: One Tree Hill)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Damn, Gina  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Travis Sings Chris Stapleton)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rick Riordan Novels)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Blue Fog  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Big Brother (season 25))

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Hoof Hearted  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bill Murray Films)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Solace  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Motorcycles)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wednesday (TV series))

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Elections)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Trivia Newton John  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chandler Bing)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Fab at 50  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: John Hughes Films)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Cheech and Chong  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Eras Tour or Renaissance Tour?)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Alex Lacamoire)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: OJ’s Glove  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fredericksburg)