I’m MAD For Monday Night Trivia!
Monday night regularly features some of the stiffest competition, with PHT World Series champions scattered throughout our seven venues. It made for some packed houses and a few fantastic finishes, so let’s get right to the recaps:
MONDAY’S STATS AND FACTS (51 teams across seven venues):
–> Highest Overall Score: B-58s (DRP) with 163
–> Highest Score after Round 4: High School Prom (Basic Burger) with 159
–> Highest First Half Score: Stink Floyd (Uno Pizzeria) with 90
–> Perfect 21 (correct on all wagers and final): Eat Ham (Morgan Inn), Stink Floyd, High School Prom, The Jeff King Experience (Il Forno)
–> The World Flags / “LOVE” theme for tonight’s halftime page yielded an average of 16.7, with six teams scoring a perfect 20 points.
–> The 6-4-2 question proved to be much more difficult, as Trump Likes Tee Pees from DRP was the ONLY team to snag six points, as they knew that the British musician who took his stage name from the Japanese word for ‘apple’ is Ringo Starr.
MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (82.2% success rate):
–> Which current publication refers to its staff of writers and contributors as “The Usual Gang of Idiots”? (you’ll find the answer later in this blog)
DRP in Alexandria, VA
So after a week respite recovering from my illness, it’s good to be back at DRP for Monday night trivia! Of course, it was foolish of me to think that I would have a light week during my convalescence, but nope, I got 16 teams in contention tonight! And, of course, special thanks goes to Austin who filled in for me while I was out ill.
Our teams knew the answers to questions about St. Augustine and famous people whose names begin with “F”. But a question on Taco Bell’s new “Naked Chalupa” started separating our teams. Later on, teams had to identify which two films tied “La La Land” in Oscar nominations. Most of our teams knew “Titanic”, but only a few were able to identify “All About Eve”, with many of our incorrect teams choosing “Ben-Hur” or “Gone with the Wind”.
A tricky question in Round 3 had teams identifying Western Sahara, while some teams mistook actual sovereign countries for disputed territories. Then we had one team who knew enough of the language to realize Ringo of The Beatles means “apple” in Japanese to score the fully six points in the 6-4-2 question.
Round 4 was a chance for our teams to get creative as they may not have known the answer, but made up for it by coming up with some creative wrong answers. When asked which fictional TV character had a pet octopus named Aristotle, one team came up with Johnny Quest, while some named PETA as the right answer. When the last question asked about an “SNL” sketch parodying Kellyanne Conway in a musical sketch, most teams decided that “I Dreamed a Dream”, “Memories”, and “If I Ruled the World” were the best answers, but not necessarily the correct one.
Here was our medal table for tonight:
First Place: B-58s
Second Place: MSC
Third Place: Del Ray Dummies
Next week’s first category: Puerto Rican History
Next week, I will be out-of-town on Monday, so my colleague Chief will be taking over for me. So I will see you all again in two weeks!
Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD
Today was a cold and windy day, perfect to get out of the elements for some trivia. We had a good one today too, with several interesting questions that definitely changed things up. We started out with a question about the TV show ‘Psych’, where we discussed the character Gus and how he has a very keen sense of smell. The audio question asked teams to identify TV shows based on the opening narration, with ‘The Flash’ being my favorite of the three. Halftime asked teams to identify flags of the world that were edited to have hearts on them, as well as identifying things with ‘Love’ in the name.
The final question of the night was about publications and teams actually did quite well with it, meaning things didn’t shift too much. Third place went to Buzzkilz, while second went to That’s A Niner and the win tonight went to The Arrondissements of Ouagadougou. Congrats!
Until next time,
Next week’s first category: Current NFL Head Coaches
Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD
It is certainly good to see that trivia night here at Morgan Inn keeps growing, as we had a number of new faces out tonight for their first time playing Pour House Trivia, thanks again for coming out! Round one featured a famous Frederick citizen from history:
We also asked about a maniacal raccoon superhero, and a new “spin” on one of Taco Bell’s tasty menu items. For round two moved from TV to the human body, asked about a children’s literary character, and sprinkled in some Oscar winning films:
For the second half of our game, we remembered a little girl’s rescue which captured the attention of the world, some traditionally “icy-cold” countries, and an iconic jokester’s tool:
From there, we touched on the most memorable performance of actress Kathy Bates:
Our top finishers tonight are new to Pour House Trivia, so congrats and we hope to see you back next week! Here are the final results:
First Place: Morgan Station
Second Place: Menace to Sobriety
Third Place: Circle D
Next week’s first category: “The Andy Griffith Show”
Hershey’s Restaurant in Gaithersburg, MD
There was a good battle for first place at our Monday game at Hershey’s Restaurant in Gaithersburg! We had a new team that was in from Minnesota that proved to be a very good challenger. The scores were close at the final question and everyone went “all in” with the 12-point wager, so this was going to decide our winner for sure!
In third place we had The Story of The Ghost, second place went to our Minnesota visitors Margo’s Minions, and our winners tonight were the Pitchers & Catchers Report Fan Club!! They picked the 2017 Baltimore Orioles for next week’s first category next week, so study up and come join us for a game this Monday at Hershey’s Restaurant!!
~ Jon J
Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD
It was another cold Monday night, but we had another hot game of Pour House Trivia here at Uno Pizzeria in Frederick!
Highlights of the Night:
In “Laugh-Damnit-I-Need-The-Self-Esteem-Boost”: I thought my Lassie comment was at least a LITTLE funny with Baby Jessica McClure going down a well. Sure the situation is serious, but come on, you can’t tell me it was a bad joke! Laugh damnit! You’re all the validation I get nowadays!
In “Ohh-No-You-Don’t”: Oi! Miss bartender! Don’t be thinking you can go giving me a ribbing about my cadence when I ask questions and get away with it! Yeah you bring me coffee when I ask for it, but that don’t mean I won’t take a shot when it comes my way 😉 Bates Motel when I’m talking about Kathy Bates. Hehe…
In “Best-Wrong-Answer-Of-The-Night”: No one was able to come up with Roxie on the Kate McKinnon-Kellyanne Conway question. But we DID get some excellent wrong answers; my teams guessed that McKinnon did her song to Popular from Wicked, and Spooky Mormon Hell Dream from The Book of Mormon. Both excellent guesses 😉
In third place tonight, the Litigators!
In second place tonight, Tequila Mockingbird
In first place tonight, Stink Floyd!
Great game everyone! Next week we’ll kick things off with a Triple 50/50 Homer Simpson or Sean Spicer! Should be fun 😉 Study up and we’ll see you next time!
Basic Burger in Arlington, VA
Tonight was our second week at Basic Burger in Arlington, and I had the pleasure of filling in for Katie, who will return next week. We had a close game throughout all four rounds. By the time we reached the final question, our sixth place team was just seven points out of second place (though High School Prom held a ten-point lead over second place).
What really decided our teams’ fates was the wagering of the final questions. To the surprise of no one, High School Proms wagered three which put them out of reach if they answered the final correctly, which they did to take home the win. In second place we had perennial stalwarts Kitten Mittens, followed by a strong third place finish by the Helen Keller Birdwatching Society. Thanks for having me in tonight and have a great week!
Next week’s first category: Wrestlemania VII
Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD
Another week of trivia tonight here at il Forno in Frederick – we had 15 teams playing tonight! Plus, everyone here has played before meaning: A. I don’t have to go in depth on the rules/how-to-play, AND B. that means they all liked what we do enough to come back and join us! Another great game, very tight throughout, seemed like a good fight!
Tonight featured several tough questions. The first toughy popped up in Round 2, essentially we were asking “What was Marie Curie’s husband’s name?”… Despite how famous the duo was, less than half of the teams knew Pierre Curie was the paramour and lover of famed Nobel Prize Winner Marie Curie. Both are Nobel winners and very important figures in the field of physics, both good names to know!
We moved on to the 2nd half where Round 4 saw a question that only four teams were able to answer correctly! We asked about the best-selling book “Go Ask Alice”, which got its name from a lyric from Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit”. Obviously, giving White Rabbit, most teams were on the right track, guessing anything based on that story. Some wrong answers I got were “Alice in Wonderland”, “Alice Tells All”, “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, “Alice”, and even “Ask Alice”. Only a few teams getting credit here. Based on the number of CLOSE but no cigar answers, I’m just assuming these teams hadn’t heard of the book, which makes me feel better because I had no clue what it was either!
Going into the final tonight, The Jeff King Experience pulled into the lead and looked ready to win. Lots of teams tied in second place, and lots of wager shifting made for an exciting finish. MC finishes in third place tonight, getting the final right but only betting seven to try to hedge a potential miss. Kylo Ren and Stimpy finished in second place with a correct response, but winning tonight once again was The Jeff King Experience. They’ve won three in a row now, good momentum building into the season! We’re back next week, until then guys, I’ll see ya soon!
Next week’s first category: Upsets