Is This Heaven? No, It’s Tuesday Trivia!

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Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 107 teams across ten venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from Tuesday trivia included the historic gunfight at the O. K. Corral in Tombstone, words that contain the letters ‘B-U-G’, the Japanese kimono, and the only Roman Catholic Presidents in U.S. history: John Kennedy and Joe Biden.  Sixteen teams began their game with a perfect first round.

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question featured Bad Reputation by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, a song that served as the theme to the short-lived comedy series Freaks and Geeks.  We also discussed the various uses of the word mole and the origins of the Dr. Scholl’s brand name.  We closed the first half with its most difficult wagering and bonus questions:

  • In which film do Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott portray two energy drink salesmen who are forced to perform community service?
  • 2-POINT BONUS: Who portrayed the girlfriend of Paul Rudd’s character in this film?

About 60% of our teams picked up wagering points with the correct response of Role Models, while about one-third of those teams tacked on the final two bonus points of the first half by knowing Elizabeth Banks portrayed the girlfriend of Paul Rudd’s character.  Three teams notched 36 points en route to a perfect second round: Enough Already (Distilled), Stamp Collectors (Ramparts), and Washington Trivia Team (Solace Outpost).

HALFTIME:

Gas station logos and songs named for thoroughfares were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page.  The overall average reached 16.2 points, with sixteen teams posting a perfect score.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

We opened Tuesday’s second half with the the most difficult bonus question of the night:

  • Identify either one of the two Baseball Hall of Famers who played their entire careers with the Boston Red Sox and played together as teammates from 1974 through 1983.

About half of our teams earned wagering points with either correct answer, but only 17% of the field knew both correct responses of Carl Yastrzemski and Jim Rice.  The rest of the third round progressed much smoother, as the vast majority of teams correctly answered questions concerning the Duplo line of Legos, celebrities with the surname of Roth, the Italian wine chianti, and the musical duo of Simon and Garfunkel.  Three teams ran the table in Tuesday’s third round: Killer Snails (Olney Winery), Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s), and Sexual Chocolate (Gentleman Jim’s).

FOURTH ROUND:

Tuesday’s final round opened with the most difficult wagering question of the night:

  • Later adapted into a Broadway musical, which Irish film tells the story of two struggling musicians known simply as Guy and Girl?

Not only was this film adapted into a stage production, but it eventually won a Tony Award for Best Musical.  Only 37% of the field gave us the correct answer of Once.  Other final round topics included the origin of the term Buffalo Soldier, car parts, and television shows about fictitious television shows.  None of our teams secured a perfect final round score on Tuesday night.  After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Tuesday teams:

FINAL QUESTION (33.6% success rate):

  • Apart than Missouri, which is the only U.S. state to have at least a portion of its borders formed by BOTH the Missouri River and the Mississippi River?

Just over one-third of the field responded correctly with Iowa.  The Perfect 21 eluded the entire field on Tuesday, as none of our teams correctly answered all 21 wagering questions.  Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Dumber Than We Look  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Back to the Future)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rod Stewart – AUDIO)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Supernovas (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: True Crime)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Post Apocalyptic Films)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Moose Killers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lost)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Foreign Cars)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Wiseacres  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fictitious Spokespeople)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: That’s So Clavin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: PAW Patrol – film)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous M. J.’s)

Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: My Bitches  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Election Day)