Imma Be… at Monday Trivia!
Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 82 teams across 11 venues:
We began Monday’s game with a look at the rivers which flow through this impressive landmark:
Nearly half of our teams earned bonus points on the opening question by pegging the distance of the Colorado River within 200 miles either way (1,450 miles). Other first round topics included paper mâché and Ulysses S. Grant. We saw 14 teams notch perfect scores to kick off Monday night’s game.
Excessively long song titles were featured in Monday’s audio question, which included clips from “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”, “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”, and “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s An Arms Race”. The third song (from Fall Out Boy) proved to be the most difficult to recognize, leading to just 11% of our teams earning bonus points with three correct answers. We followed with the most difficult wagering question of the first half, as only about half of our teams knew that the S.S. Minnow from Gilligan’s Island departed on its fateful voyage from the state of Hawaii. Next up, a question about Super Bowl champions:
–> Which NFL team lost each of its first four Super Bowl appearances before winning consecutive titles in the late 1990s?
The correct answer featured this Hall of Fame quarterback:
After closing the first half with questions concerning Shakespearean quotes and McDonald’s advertising slogans, only one team managed to run the table in the second stanza: Worst Case Ontario (DRP).
Exotic animals and former names of prominent world cities and were the featured topics on Monday’s halftime page, which yielded six perfect scores and an overall average of 16.8 points. These were your highest scoring Monday teams at the halftime break:
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 92
- Fan Club (Hershey’s): 90
- Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 90
- Brain Freeze (Hershey’s): 87
- Unsavories (DRP): 87
- Outdoor Alcoholics (Flanagan’s): 87
Questions regarding Broadway showtunes and Ivy League geography opened Monday’s second half. Next, we asked our teams if they recognized the names of film characters portrayed by this actor:
We followed up with the most difficult wagering question of the night (by far), which was asked in the category of The Name’s the Same:
–> Which FIRST and LAST name is shared by a co-founder of Twitter and a brand of bourbon that features the words ‘Since 1783’ on its black label variety?
Only six teams responded correctly with Evan Williams. Not surprisingly, the third round did not yield any perfect scores.
We played a little Last Word / First Word in Monday’s final round with the answer of ‘Curious George Takei’. We also asked about the coaching achievements of “Zen Master” Phil Jackson:
By closing the night with this Three Clues question, we kept the perfoect scores off the board in the final round:
CLUE 1: Varieties of this fruit include the Greengage, the Mirabelle, and the Victoria.
CLUE 2: Penned by William Carlos Williams, the short poem “This Is Just to Say” mentions this fruit in its text.
Very few teams attempted to earn a two-point bonus by turning in an early response, leading to just six teams picking up bonus points with the correct answer of ‘plum’. Just as we saw in the third round, the final stanza did not yield any perfect scores. Here is your Monday leaderboard heading into the final question:
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 165
- Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 159
- Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Greene Turtle – Hagerstown): 156
- I Don’t Know Who (Morgan Inn): 154
- Ask Jeeves (Bushwaller’s): 154
MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (52.4% success rate):
–> Topping the charts in 2010, what is the most recent music group with a female member to record a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?
Just over half of our teams earned points on the final question with the correct response of the Black Eyed Peas. Unfortunately, none of our teams earned the Perfect 21 on Monday night. Several teams would have been perfect had it not been for the pesky Evan Williams question in the third round. Here is your final overall leaderboard to begin Week 5 of Season XVIII:
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 177
- Ask Jeeves (Bushwaller’s): 166
- Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 164
- Ralf Fines (Flanagan’s): 164
- Outdoor Alcoholics (Flanagan’s): 163
- Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Greene Turtle – Hagerstown): 160
- Irish Beer Mafia (Greene Turtle – Hagerstown): 159
- Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s): 158
- Mud Duck Hunt Club (Greene Turtle – Urbana): 158
- Trivia Newton John (DRP): 157
An honorable mention goes out to Our Cup Size is Stanley, who notched an impressive 160 points while playing ‘over the limit’ at DRP.
DRP in Alexandria, VA: Worst Case Ontario (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Georgia (state) or Georgia (country)?)
Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD: Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Next week’s first category: “WKRP in Cincinnati”)
Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD: I Don’t Know Who (Next week’s first category: “Gone With the Wind”)
Hershey’s Restaurant in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails (Next week’s first category: Christopher Lloyd)
Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Cher’s Zombie Army (Next week’s first category: “Beetlejuice”)
Cheesetique in Arlington, VA: Arlington Underground (Next week’s first category: 1990s Grunge Music)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Ask Jeeves (Next week’s first category: Maryland Craft Beers)
Greene Turtle in Urbana, MD: Mud Duck Hunt Club (Next week’s first category: Endangered Duck Species)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Fookin’ Koontz (Next week’s first category: World War II Submarines)
Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD: Ralf Fines (Next week’s first category: “The Room”)
Il Forno in Frederick, MD: Five Dollar Jager (Next week’s first category: “The Muppet Christmas Carol”)