It was a Storybook Finish to Tuesday Night Trivia!

There was no World Series hangover for our Tuesday teams, as the first Tuesday night of Season XVII welcomed 98 teams across 14 venues:


Tuesday’s opening round began with a question regarding the intense rivalry between these two Olympic ice hockey teams:

Olympic Hockey

Since women’s ice hockey was introduced as an official medal event in 1998, only Canada and the United States have won gold medals.  We continued with a look at the early success of The Beatles and the taxonomic kingdom of fungus.  We closed with a three-part question on words that begin with “FAR”, which included a reference to this sci-fi series co-created by the Jim Henson Company:


After one round of play, 13 teams were rolling with a perfect score of 36 points.


Tuesday’s audio question saw our teams identifying the theme song to the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black”, which was no problem for most of the field.  But only 19% of our teams tacked on a two-point bonus by knowing that the series was created by Jenji Kohan.  We took a quick trip to Greece before asking about this upcoming animated flick:

Peter Rabbit

As the most notable creation of author Beatrix Potter, the lovable Peter Rabbit (as voiced by late night host James Corden) will get the big screen treatment later this month.  Next, we quizzed our teams about the quirky commercials created by the Duluth Trading Company:


We closed the second round with our nightly Three Clues question, as 16% of our teams earned bonus points with an early correct answer based on these two clues:

CLUE 1: This former Olympic athlete died as a result of an automobile accident in December of 1945.

CLUE 2: In Bill O’ Reilly’s “Killing” book series, he is the only titular American who was NOT a U.S. President.

World War II General George Patton finished in fifth place at the Modern Pentathlon competition during the 1912 Olympics (though he finished first overall among non-Swedish competitors).  Collectively, the second round bonus questions fell on the more difficult side, as we saw just one perfect score: I Am Smartacus (Quincy’s South).


Tuesday’s halftime round featured pictures of celebrities who have undergone (extensive) plastic surgery, as well as a 50/50 section on Rotten Tomatoes scores of recent blockbuster films.  We saw an average score of 16.1 points, with seven teams notching perfect scores.  Here are Tuesday’s top scores at the halftime:


The second half began with a three-part question on actress Jessica Alba.  Surprisingly, most of our teams had forgotten about the lawsuit Alba had filed as a result of this magazine cover:

Alba Playboy

As a result, only nine teams answered all three questions correctly to earn a two-point bonus.  We ordered some soup for our next question on gazpacho, before discussing the madness of King George III.  Next up was a question in the category of Change a Letter, which is normally a bonus category magnet.  Tonight’s edition cost several teams those potential five-point bonuses, as this question proved to be quite difficult:

–> If you change one letter among these two words, you’ll go from a brand of writing instrument to a Greek word meaning ‘life’.

Just under half of our teams earned points here with the correct answers of Bic and Bio.  Just as we saw in the second round, the third stanza featured just one perfect score: Five Dollar Massage (The Block).


Tuesday’s six-point question yielded more correct answers than usual, as 37% of the field earned the full allotment of points after hearing this first clue:

–> Among independent countries whose common English names are a single word, which is the only country with four ‘A’s in its name?

Head to the Indian Ocean to find the correct answer of Madagascar.


We opened the final round with a question on the musical “South Pacific”, before asking what proved to be the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> How many spaces are there on a standard Scrabble board?

Only 22% of our teams responded correctly by knowing a Scrabble board is 15 by 15, which means 225 squares:


Later, we found three uses for the word Sonic, before deciphering between Italian painters and Italian cars.  After a lull in the perfect scores, we saw six teams close their game with 36 points in the final round.  Here are Tuesday’s top scores after four rounds of play:

FINAL QUESTION (41.3% success rate):

–> Twelve feature length, fully-animated Disney films including “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Cinderella”, and most recently the 2011 version of “Winnie the Pooh”, share what commonality among their opening sequences?

About two-fifths our teams answered correctly with the “Storybook Opening”:


Congratulations to Bluth Frozen Banana Hammocks (Greene Growlers), who notched the only Perfect 21 tonight by correctly answering every wagering question.  Here are the highest overall scores from Tuesday night:


Capitol City Brewing in Arlington, VA:  Stop the Bus  (Next week’s first category: Adult Film Actresses in Mainstream Films)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Crystal Methodists  (Next week’s first category: Human Anatomy)

Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD:  PAX  (Next week’s first category: Jacksonville Jaguars)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  The Fan Club ** 18 WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: “Mindhunter”)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Duchess  (Next week’s first category: Urban Legends)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Victorious Secret  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Feb. 13: “Star Wars”)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Warm Turkey Facial  (Next week’s first category: QVC Personalities)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  MMMBop  (Next week’s first category: Gaithersburg History)

P.I.G.S. BBQ in Frederick, MD:  Half Nelsons  (Next week’s first category: 1990s Hip Hop)

Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL:  GTS  (Next week’s first category: Super Bowl Halftime Shows)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  (Next week’s first category: Ice Hockey)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  TBD  (Next week’s first category: Nuclear Law)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  True Wit  (Next week’s first category: Loudoun County History)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Big Deihl  (Next week’s first category: Classical Music in Film)