It’s a Yes from Me at Monday Trivia!
Ninety teams showed up on Monday for the latest edition of Pour House Trivia, as hosted by nine area locations.
Opening round topics in Monday’s game included a Three Clues question on Austria, former magazine Mademoiselle, and colorfully-named Ohio sports teams: the Cleveland Browns, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Cincinnati Reds. However, teams had to wait until the end of the round to face the toughest wagering question:
- Introduced on the 1970s show The All-New Super Friends Hour, this duo comprises two siblings who use a fist bump to respectively turn into an animal and a form of water. What is that duo’s collective name?
About 72% of the field knew that duo to be the Wonder Twins, while a round-low 17% earned bonus points by naming either Zan or Jayna as one of those siblings. That’s So Clavin (Cushwa) and One If By Hand, Two If Bi-Curious (Bushwaller’s) took the form of a perfect first round.
We were talkin’ body for Monday’s audio question, which played a trio of songs with body parts in the title. From there, we discussed folktale and German dictionary authors the Brothers Grimm and Mark Wahlberg’s turn in the film Lone Survivor, set mainly in Afghanistan. We had to book a travel agent for the toughest first-half wagering question:
- Born in the city of Oslo, shipping magnate Knut Kloster is the co-founder of which travel and tourism company?
Kloster helped to establish the Norwegian Cruise Line back in 1966. Roughly 41% of teams got their wagers on that correct answer. A tricky bonus question followed on a query about former U.S. President and prominent middle-name-haver John Quincy Adams, with just 14% of the field knowing he was inaugurated in 1825. That’s So Clavin (Cushwa) and H.R. Puff ‘n’ Stuff (DRP) were your perfect squads in this round.
We slowwwwed things down for Monday’s halftime sheet, which featured screencaps of 10 film slow-motion scenes and went on to match “Weird” Al Yankovic song titles to musicians he parodied with each. Thirteen teams took it nice and slow to get all 20 points on a page that averaged 16.2 points. We took an intermission pit stop with these clubhouse leaders:
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 90
- That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 90
- I Don’t Know (DRP): 89
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 87
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 87
The second half wasted no time bringing players the hardest bonus shot of the night:
- All born prior to 1960, which three actors to have hosted Saturday Night Live more than 12 times each?
While more than two-thirds of the field earned wagering points by naming at least two of those actors — Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, and John Goodman — only nine could get all three answers for the two bonus points. A question about the Biblical phrase Jesus wept and a three-parter on sports longshots preceded the round’s toughest wagering question:
- In ancient Greece, Pythia was an oracle who foretold the future at the Temple of Apollo in which city?
Just over half of our teams knew Pythia was the famed Oracle of Delphi. We closed with a question on the novel Wuthering Heights and this time, That’s So Clavin (Cushwa) was joined by Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) earning perfect scores.
More than a third of Monday’s field earned all six points in the 6-4-2 about the Tootsie Pop, which took us to the final round. A question on Disney’s Encanto and soundtrack composer Lin-Manuel Miranda kicked things off here, but the next question struck a lot of the field out:
- Randy Johnson, Mark McGwire, and Tom Seaver attended which Pac-12 university that has won a record 12 College World Series titles?
Those three players all attended the University of Southern California (USC), which a game-low 31% of teams answered correctly for wagering points. We moved on to a three-parter on the name origins of U.S. state capitals, the source of Bacardi‘s bat logo, and the chemical element phosphorus. The latter question had just a 15% bonus success rate regarding the aforementioned element’s atomic number, 15. Perfect scores here were earned by That’s So Clavin (Cushwa), Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP), Cobra Kai (DRP), and I Don’t Know (DRP). You might see some familiar names from this game in the pre-final question standings:
- I Don’t Know (DRP): 163
- That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 162
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 161
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 156
- Just Guessing (DRP): 156
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 156
FINAL QUESTION (37.8% success rate):
- Debuting in June of 2002, what was the first show to finish first in the overall Nielsen ratings for six consecutive seasons?
That record was held by American Idol, then a ratings juggernaut for the Fox network. If you’ve read the blog, you may not be surprised to see that That’s So Clavin (Cushwa) took the night’s only Perfect 21 by correctly answering every wagering question in the game! With all the answers answered, these were Monday’s leading teams:
- I Don’t Know (DRP): 174
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 173
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 168
- Just Guessing (DRP): 168
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 168
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 165
- That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 164
- Mean Girls (DRP): 163
- Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa): 163
- Ryno (William Jeffrey’s): 158
- Ten Thousand Dugongs (Ragtime): 158
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: That’s So Clavin (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Are They Named in We Didn’t Start the Fire?)
DRP in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Olympic Table Tennis)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Chicken Fingers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Simpsons, pre-1995)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Suffering Succotash (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classical Composers)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Christian Music)
William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Ryno (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s #1 Hits)
Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Ten Thousand Dugongs (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seinfeld)
Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Brewsual Suspects (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fleetwood Mac Songs)
Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Pepe Sylvia (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Degrassi franchise)