Into the Thursday Trivia-verse…

Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 119 teams across 16 venues, one of which was our newest trivia partner: Harpers Ferry Brewing in Purcellville, VA:


The first bonus question from Thursday night was also the most difficult of the first half, as only 11% of our teams knew that Megara was the wife of the mythical hero Hercules.  Other first round topics included the history of Texas and the home of these fictional creatures:


Six teams began their night with a perfect first round score.


Thursday’s audio question featured extended versions of TV theme songs, as we listened to lesser-known lyrics from the theme songs to “The Golden Girls”, “Cheers”, and “DuckTales”.  Next, we marveled at the accomplishments of this NFL rookie:

Saquon Barkley

Later, we discussed the hit songs of the 1990s alternative band Eve 6, the publications of Harvard University, and the nation of Colombia.  Once again, six teams earned a perfect score of 36 points in the second round.


We took a slight detour on our way to the art gallery during Thursday’s halftime page, as we looked at “Muppified” works of art such as this mastrerpiece:


The overall average reached 14.7 points, while eight teams notched a perfect score of 20 points.  Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:


We kicked off Thursday’s second half with a three-part question regarding romantic film duos, followed by a quick break to enjoy this beer brand:

Dogfish Head

We continued with the most difficult wagering question of the round, as we asked our teams to name any two of the three national capital cities with two-word alliterative names.  Only 27% of our teams earned wagering points with any two of these three cities: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), and San Salvador (El Salvador).  We concluded the third round with questions concerning medical pioneer Elizabeth Blackwell and the work of author Franz Kafka.  Two teams recorded a perfect score in the third stanza: Fan Club (Quincy’s) and Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market).


Thursday’s final round began with the always popular category of We Share a Last Name.  Like clockwork, the majority of our teams chose this as their bonus category, but many were regretting that decision after hearing these three clues:

  • Serving as Labor Secretary from 1933 to 1945, she was the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet.
  • She scored early film roles in the 1980s with the comedy films “About Last Night” and “Big”.
  • This zoologist was best known as the host and narrator of the docu-series “Wild Kingdom” from 1963 to 1985.

Just under half of our teams earned points on this question by identifying Perkins as the common surname (Frances, Elizabeth, Marlon).  Other final round topics included “The Addams Family” and the music featured in this recent film:


Four teams recorded a perfect score in the final round stanza: Fan Club (Quincy’s), Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s), Uranus Fly Trap (Smoketown), and Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market).  A masterful performance was turned in by Brother of Menelaus, who achieved the maximum possible score… after missing the first bonus question of the night.  These were your highest scoring teams heading into Thursday’s final question:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (34.2% success rate):

–> The 1967 film “A Countess from Hong Kong” was the last film directed, written, produced, and scored by what filmmaker, one of the two films that he directed in which he did not play a major role, as well as his only color film, and his final onscreen appearance?

Just over one-third of our teams gave us the correct answer of Charlie Chaplin.  Congratulations to Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market), who recorded the only Perfect 21 of the night after answering all 21 wagering questions correctly.  Here is your final Thursday leaderboard:


Harpers Ferry Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Ingenious Bastards  (NEXT GAME ON FEB. 21 – First category: “Talladega Nights”)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – PGA Tour Alma Maters)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Vitrifiers  (Next week’s first category: “Kingdom Heart”)

Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Thoroughly Screwed  (Next week’s first category: “This is Us”)

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Uranus Fly Trap  (Next week’s first category: Zach Sings Alice Cooper)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  This Is How We Go Down  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “The Addams Family” or “The Munsters”?)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Orgy Planning Committee  (Next week’s first category: “League of Legends”)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Bueller…, Bueller…  (Next week’s first category: Jackson 5 – AUDIO)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  Smarty Pints  (Next week’s first category: “The Golden Girls”)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Blood Legion  (Next week’s first category: “Seinfeld”)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Not Your Team  (Next week’s first category: Alfred Hitchcock Films)

The Derby Restaurant in New Market, MD:  Random Neighbors  (Next week’s first category: 1980s Rock Music)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  Hardee Academic Team  (Next week’s first category: “Batman”)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Brother of Menelaus  (Next week’s first category: “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”)

Art’s Tavern in Falls Church, VA:  Reach Around  (Next week’s first category: Disco Groups Other Than The Bee Gees)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Unatheltico Madrid  (Next week’s first category: Jon Sings Usher and MF Doom)