Happier Than a Pig in Slop at Wednesday Trivia!

Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 91 teams across 13 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

We began Wednesday’s game with a question concerning countries that use French as an official language, followed by a Three Clues question about the New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA.  After enjoying a quick bite of the dessert tiramisu, we closed the round with the most difficult bonus question of the first half.  After most teams earned wagering points on a question regarding the cartoon character Strawberry Shortcake, only four teams tacked on two bonus points by also knowing that her dog’s name is Custard.  As a result, the only perfect score of Wednesday’s first round was posted by Simple Minds (Anchor Bar).

SECOND ROUND:

Wednesday’s audio question featured three songs that share the title “Holiday”, as we listened to The Bee Gees, Madonna, and Green Day.  Other second round topics included “The Tracey Ullman Show”, the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby, the Fujita tornado scale, and the upcoming science fiction film “Ad Astra”, because apparently there are not enough big-budget films about space exploration.  Seven teams swept the second round with a perfect score of 36 points.

HALFTIME:

We asked our teams to identify female celebrities with shaved heads in Wednesday’s halftime round, while the bottom half featured a matching section about Broadway showtunes.  With an average score of 15.1 points, this halftime page yielded just five perfect scores.  Here is Wednesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

Wednesday’s second half began with a three-part question regarding words that feature a ‘Q’ that is NOT immediately followed by a ‘U’.  We also looked at Renaissance painter Rembrandt, historical figures associated with Hawaii, and the film work of actor Mark Ruffalo.  We closed the third round with the most difficult bonus question of the night, which was a follow-up to this query about Beastie Boys songs:

–> According to the lyrics of a 1989 song by the Beastie Boys, what game show host’s first and last name complete the following lyric: “Tom Thumb, Tom Cushman, or Tom Foolery / I date women on T.V. with the help of…”?

Most of our teams were able to rhyme “Tom Foolery” with the name “Chuck Woolery”, but only three teams earned a two-point bonus by also knowing that these lyrics are featured in the song “Hey Ladies”.  Thanks to this final bonus question, none of our teams ran the table with a perfect third round score.

FOURTH ROUND:

A question concerning celebrities named Tyson (specifically, Mike and Neil DeGrasse) opened Wednesday’s final round, which also featured a rather difficult three-part question in the category of world geography.  We asked out teams to identify the largest independent nations by area whose names respectively begin with the letters ‘G’, ‘J’, and ‘P’.  Just over half of our teams earned wagering points with at least two correct answers, but only eight teams snagged two bonus points by giving us all three correct answers of Germany, Japan, and Peru.  After closing the round with questions about the use of the viola in rock music and the children’s novel “Hatchet”, we saw two teams earn a perfect final round score: Trash Pandas (Quinn’s) and Fast Forward Not Available (Valley Grill).  These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams after four rounds of play:

WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (60.0% success rate):

–> Which 1995 film was originally banned in Malaysia in order to avoid upsetting Muslims, as the film’s main character was not considered halal?

Though it was released several years prior, the Disney animated film “Aladdin” was the most popular answer to this question.  Just over one-quarter of the field answered correctly with “Babe”.  Congratulations to Beau Khaki (Valley Grill) and Scrotal Charisma (Quinn’s), who each earned the Perfect 21 on Wednesday night.  For Scrotal Charisma (Quinn’s), it is the second consecutive week earning the Perfect 21.  Here is Wednesday’s final overall leaderboard:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: UFC Champions in Multiple Weight Classes)

Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Beau Khaki   (Next week’s first category: Viagra)

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

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:  Pickled   (Next week’s first category: FedEx Cup)

Furnace Grill and Crab House in Thurmont, MD:  Slow Trivia Movement   (Next week’s first category: British Confections)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  Scrotal Charisma   (Next week’s first category: “Mean Girls”)

Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Hillbilly Geniuses   (Next week’s first category: The Periodic Table)

Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA:  Cake or Death   (Next week’s first category: “Psych”)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA:  Why is This Wet?   (Next week’s first category: Cartoon Dogs)

Manor at Silo Falls in Brookeville, MD:  Menace 2 Sobriety   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “The Hobbit” or “Lord of the Rings”?)

Anchor Bar in Frederick, MD:  Half Nelsons  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “The Munsters” or “The Addams Family”?)

28 South in Hagerstown, MD:  Think, McFly, Think   (Next week’s first category: Late 1990s Video Games)

Dave & Buster’s in Springfield, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: Video Games)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Van Buren Boys   (Next week’s first category: Wardrobe Malfunctions)

Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD:  Darn You to Heck   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Sativa or Indica Cannabis Strain?)