Idolizing Thursday Night Trivia…

Halloween night gave us an abbreviated schedule, as we welcomed 51 teams across seven venues.


Opening round topics from Thursday night included the sitcom roles of Tim Allen, U.S. geography, potatoes, and the work of Pablo Picasso.  The final bonus question of the first round proved to be incredibly difficult:

–> After the Rose Period, Pablo Picasso began experimenting with primitivism in his artwork, leading to which period named after a place?

The only two teams to give us the correct answer of the African Period completed a perfect first round: Weasigators (Cushwa) and Indians (Loudoun Kitchen).


Thursday’s audio question featured ‘monstrous’ songs from Imagine Dragons, Nicki Minaj, and Metallica.  We immediately continued with the most difficult wagering question of the first half:

–> ‘Holocene’ is the name of the current one of these geochronological time measurements that are longer than an ‘age’ but shorter than a ‘period’.

Only 31% of the field gave us the correct answer of epoch.  Other second round topics included the football career of John Elway and South American geography.  Two teams earned a perfect second round score: Slapsgiving (Cushwa) and Dave Martinez School of Management (Quincy’s).


We kept the holiday theme going into the halftime round with pictures of celebrities dressed in Halloween costumes.  The bottom half of the page featured ten answers that were also the names of candy bars.  Several teams earned 19 points, but a perfect scores eluded the entire field, as the overall average score came in at just  14.1 points.  Here are your highest scoring teams after the first half:


Thursday’s second half began with a three-part question concerning untimely deaths.  Most teams earned wagering points by identifying Roberto Clemente and Glenn Miller, only six teams tacked on two bonus points by recognizing the life and death of former U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold.  Other third round topics included Gwyneth Paltrow’s appearances on the TV series “Glee” (and her marriage to series co-creator Brad Falchuk) and the 1970s one-hit wonder “Escape”, otherwise known as “The Pina Colada Song”.  The third round also included the most difficult wagering question of the game:

–> Currently in theaters, what is the one-word title of the horror film that carries the tagline: “Death? There’s an app for that.”?

Only 22% of the field responded correctly with “Countdown”.  The third round did not yield any perfect scores on Thursday night.


Topics from Thursday’s final round included the mythological Minotaur, Dartmouth College, the early political phrase “Don’t Tread on Me”, and the leading scorers in NBA history.  With a slightly easier trio of bonus uqestions, we saw three teams run the table with 36 final round points: Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s), Dave Martinez School of Management (Quincy’s), and We Just Blue Ourselves (Fish Market).  These were your highest scoring Thursday teams after four rounds of play:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (31.9% success rate):

–> What was the first show from the FOX network to be the season’s highest Nielsen-rated show?

Nearly one-third of our teams gave us the correct response of “American Idol”.  None of our teams earned the Perfect 21 on Thursday by answering every wagering question correctly.  Continuing its impressive streak, Dave Martinez School of Management has held the highest overall score after the fourth round and after the final question in each of the last seven weeks.  Here is Thursday’s final overall leaderboard:


Lost Rhino Brewing in Ashburn, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: “X-Men” Comic Books)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Dave Martinez School of Management   (Next week’s first category: Dave Martinez)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: Nuclear Power Plants)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA:  Washington Foreskins   (Next week’s first category: “Hot Fuzz”)

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:   NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: Taylor Swift)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Rum Ham   (Next week’s first category: G. I. Joe)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: 12th Century English Anarchy)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  Gong Gong and the Butt Demons   (Next week’s first category: “Over the Top”)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: Harry Potter books)

The Derby in New Market, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: The Periodic Table)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: Adam Sandler Films)

Jockey Bar and Grill in Boonsboro, MD:  Hard Boiled Eggs and Nuts   (Next week’s first category: Quentin Tarantino Films)

Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: Beatles Songs)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Nightmare on F Street   (Next week’s first category: Witches and Wizards)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  Crypt Kickers   (Next week’s first category: Long Haul Truckers)