I’m Always Here at Tuesday Trivia!
Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 94 teams across ten venues.
Opening round topics from Tuesday night included the Bat Signal, the comedy film National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and the ancient namesakes for the months of July and August. A surprisingly difficult question found its way into the first round, preventing many of our teams from notching a perfect score:
- Originally portrayed by DeForest Kelley on a 1960s TV show, which fictional doctor has more recently been portrayed on the big screen by Karl Urban?
- 2-POINT BONUS: What is this doctor’s actual first name?
About one-third of Tuesday’s field earned wagering points with Dr. McCoy (from Star Trek), with about half of those teams tacking on two bonus points by recalling his first name of Leonard. Killer Snails (Olney Winery) and Comfortably Dum (Smoketown Creekside) posted the only perfect first round scores on Tuesday night.
In Tuesday’s audio question, the field largely struggled trying to recognize a clip from the film Across the Universe featuring actor Jim Sturgess singing the Beatles song I’ve Just Seen a Face. Only nine teams snagged the first two bonus points of the second round. Subsequent topics included boxer George Foreman, the literary term soliloquy, the company 23 and Me, and the New England states whose governors serve two-year terms: Vermont and New Hampshire. Here For the Beer (Antietam) notched the only perfect score of Tuesday’s second round.
Items named for people (i.e. Graham crackers, sousaphone, Zamboni) and songs with ‘Man’ in the title were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page. The overall average reached 15.4 points, but thanks to Pascal’s triangle, only three teams earned a perfect score. Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 90
- Austikee (Olney Winery): 88
- Woof (Solace Outpost): 84
- Pavlov’s Bitches (Solace Outpost): 84
- Stamp Collectors (Ramparts): 84
The difficulty level in Tuesday’s game ramped up immediately as we began the second half. An opening question concerning sports mascots proved to be the most difficult wagering question of the night:
- With the recent introduction of Clark the Cub as the mascot of the Chicago Cubs, identify any two of the three MLB teams that currently do NOT have an official mascot.
About one-fifth of the field picked up wagering points with any two of these three correct answers: the Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Yankees, and the Los Angeles Angels. Though the Rally Monkey gained fame in Anaheim years ago, he was never considered an official mascot. Only three teams earned bonus points by giving us all three correct answers. From there, we moved on to easier topics such as pince-nez eyeglasses, geographic locations whose names begin with ‘F’, and the two actors who have refused to accept Academy Awards: Marlon Brando and George C. Scott. A perfect third round score eluded the entire field on Tuesday night.
After a quick trip to Niagara Falls in the 6-4-2 question, the final round discussed Simpsons character Ned Flanders, the current hit song ABCDEFU from teenage Tik Tok star Gayle, U.S. currency, and holiday films whose titles are derived from Christmas carol lyrics. Supernovas (Dudley’s) earned the only perfect score in Tuesday’s fourth round. Heading into the final question, these were your highest scoring Tuesday teams:
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 165
- Pavlov’s Bitches (Solace Outpost): 155
- Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside): 151
- Austikee (Olney Winery): 148
- Stamp Collectors (Ramparts): 148
FINAL QUESTION (18.1% success rate):
- Premiering in 1989, which series was canceled by NBC after one season, but drew a worldwide audience of more than one billion viewers after being revived for syndication one year later?
About one-sixth of Tuesday’s field responded correctly with Baywatch. Congratulations to Killer Snails (Olney Winery), who posted the only Perfect 21 on Tuesday night by correctly answering all 21 wagering questions. Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 169
- Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside): 163
- WABOL (Antietam): 157
- Jeopardy Rejects (Smoketown Creekside): 155
- Comfortably Dum (Smoketown Creekside): 154
- Royal Replacements (Olney Winery): 154
- Pavlov’s Bitches (Solace Outpost): 154
- Enough Already (Distilled): 152
- Stamp Collectors (Ramparts): 150
- D. C. Swampers (Olney Winery): 149
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 149
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Las Vegas / Oakland Raiders)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Supernovas (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON JANUARY 11: True Crime)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Spaghetti Westerns)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Pavlov’s Bitches (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dungeons & Dragons – 5th Edition)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mexican-American War)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Enough Already (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Blue Footed Boobies)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: WABOL (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Latin)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: David Hasselhoff Songs)
Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: My Bitches (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: British Slang)