In Sync with Monday Trivia!

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Fourteen locations brought in 136 total teams for Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia.


In the first round, questions were easily handled by our teams. We experienced tequila cocktails, watched Harrelson/Snipes 90s films White Men Can’t Jump and Money Train, and had a spooky three-parter in which each answer started with the letters BOO. In all, there were 19 perfect teams at the end of this round.


We played three unique covers of Britney Spears songs for the evening’s audio question. From there, we tackled topics such as the repeated thefts of Munch’s The Scream, states with multiple ACC sports schools, and the Pangaea supercontinent. The end of this round brought its toughest bonus opportunity:

  • What advertising character was given a younger, smaller apprentice named Sprout in 1972?
  • Bonus: In what state can you find a 55-foot fiberglass statue of this character?

Most teams knew the (Jolly) Green Giant, but just 9.5% correctly named Minnesota as the state where that tall statue is located. This round’s perfect scores were recorded by Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa) and Santos L Halper (Ragtime).


At Monday’s halftime round, teams had to identify U.S. First Ladies, then name various American locations with colorful names such as Yellowstone and Green Bay. The average score was 16.4 points, while 24 teams aced the page. We reached the halftime break with a two-way tie for first:

  • Ten Thousand Dugongs (Ragtime): 90
  • Killer Snails (Quincy’s): 90
  • Kramerica (Mark’s): 89


This round also waited until its last question to stump our teams. Before that, we cracked open The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, answered a three-part video game question, and revisited Louis Botha, the first prime minister of South Africa. However, a literary question ended the round:

  • Which Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright penned a semi-autobiographical trilogy in the 1980s, comprised of Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues, and Broadway Bound?
  • Bonus: For which 1991 play did this writer win his Pulitzer Prize for Drama?

This proved to be the toughest question on Monday; 34% of teams correctly named playwright Neil Simon, while 7.3% knew his Pulitzer was for Lost in Yonkers. Six teams achieved third-round perfection on this evening.


For a 6-4-2 about the American Civil War, 35 teams submitted the correct answer for the full six points. Monday’s last round began with this film question:

  • In one of the more memorable movie scenes from the 1990s, which film’s closing scene is set to the song Where is My Mind?

Roughly 35% of the field knew that Pixies song was featured at the end of Fight Club. Other topics in this round included novocaineStephen Curry‘s unanimous selection as NBA MVP, and Emmy Rossum’s run on the Showtime series Shameless. This round had eight perfect scores. Three separate ties topped the leaderboard after four rounds:

FINAL QUESTION (20.59% success rate):

  • Due to her writing in common meter, many of Emily Dickinson’s poems can be synced up and sung to the tune of the theme song to which TV show that debuted in September 1964?

You’re able to sync many of Dickinson’s poems to the Gilligan’s Island theme, as shown here! Our Monday two-hour tour concluded with seven Perfect 21 teams, and final standings which looked like this:


Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Here for the Food  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Name That Disease)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Great British Bake-Off)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: Alternative Facts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Philly Cheesesteaks)

Del Ray Pizzeria in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pre-1989 Disney Films)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Twerk From Home  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mystery Science Theater 3000)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Jerk and Thrive  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cream Team  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Columbo)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Ryno  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ryder Cup)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Santos L Halper  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: UCLA Football) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: True Guru  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Popes of the Crusades)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cryptozoology)

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: All Livers, No Brains  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pasta)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Deep Fried Chuckles  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sherlock Holmes Books)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Bass Slappers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Scrubs)