Let’s Run Away Together for Wednesday Trivia!
With seven Wednesday games each boasting a double-digit field size, we welcomed a healthy crowd of 116 teams across 13 venues.
Wednesday’s game began with a look at the recent revival of the game show “Press Your Luck”, followed by questions about Japanese nuclear power plants and the former mascots of the Baltimore Ravens. We closed the first round with a three-part question regarding film casts, which provided the most difficult bonus question of the opening round. Only 21% of our teams knew that Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, and Paul Rubens (yes, that’s Pee-wee Herman) appeared in the crime drama “Blow”. Ten teams opened their game with a perfect score of 36 points.
Wednesday’s audio question featured three songs whose titles begin with the letters “U-N”. We heard clips from “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole, “Unbelievable” by EMF, and “Unpretty” by TLC. Nearly one-third of our teams picked up bonus points with three correct answers. After a quick trip to the Finger Lakes in New York, we quizzed our teams about the marriage of celebrities Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber, but only 14% of the field tacked on two bonus points by knowing that Stephen Baldwin is the new father-in-law of Biebs. We closed the first half with questions concerning the breakup of AT&T and Frida Kahlo, as eight teams ran the table in the second stanza with a perfect score.
Wednesday’s halftime page asked our teams to identify films based on 19th century novels, while the bottom half featured a matching section about songs with the names of fruits in the title. The overall average reached 15.7 points, but with most of the field being stumped by the Reese Witherspoon film “Vanity Fair”, only two teams earned a perfect score of 20 points: Bi-Curious George (Quinn’s) and Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s). Here is Wednesday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Bi-Curious George (Quinn’s): 92
- Game Time Decision (Black Hoof): 89
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s): 88
- Bite My Shiny Metal Ass (Memories): 88
- Southpaw Fish (Valley Grill): 88
During a typical game of Pour House Trivia, the third round is the most difficult. This week, Wednesday’s third round certainly turned up the heat on our loyal teams, as three of the five wagering questions yielded success rates of under 25%. The second half began with a three-part question about books written in (or about) jail, before continuing with the topics of French food and former NHL star Joe Sakic. None of our Wednesday teams earned wagering points on all three of these questions. We closed the third round with look at another TV revival, with this question asking about the recent one-off live broadcasts of the classic sitcoms “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons”. Needless to say, we did not see any perfect third round scores.
After the 6-4-2 question dealt with the history of the U.S. Speaker of the House, the final round included questions about singer Pink, the Illinois city of Cairo, and the notable achievements of Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda. The final round also included our nightly Three Clues question, which featured the card game Cribbage. Six teams earned a perfect final round score. These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams heading into the final question:
- Bi-Curious George (Quinn’s): 164
- Game Time Decision (Black Hoof): 160
- F Bryce (Black Hoof): 157
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s): 157
- What Else Could It Be? (Memories): 155
- Kitten Mittens (Quinn’s): 155
WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (46.9% success rate):
–> Though it is more commonly associated with marriage, which term is also used to refer to the unattended wandering of patients suffering from dementia?
Just under half of our teams responded correctly with elopement. Thanks to the third round, none of our teams recorded a Perfect 21 on Wednesday night, as each team missed at least one wagering question. Here is your final Wednesday leaderboard:
- Game Time Decision (Black Hoof): 172
- Bi-Curious George (Quinn’s): 170
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s): 169
- What Else Could It Be? (Memories): 167
- Kitten Mittens (Quinn’s): 167
- Cake or Death (Black Hoof): 165
- Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 163
- Please Return My Pens (Memories): 162
- Central Perk (Quinn’s): 159
- Kokoro (Quinn’s): 158
Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: French Language)
Valley Grill in Middletown, MD: Shakeweight (Next week’s first category: “I Love Lucy”)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Mostly Dead (Next week’s first category: Bundesliga)
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD: Lady and the Tramp (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Tom Cruise or Carnival Cruise Lines?)
Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD: Irish Beer Mafia (Next week’s first category: Ben & Jerry’s Flavors)
Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD: Boobs and Brews (Next week’s first category: Summer Songs – AUDIO)
Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Bi-Curious George (Next week’s first category: Stonewall Riots)
Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Dangerous Business (Next week’s first category: “Ishtar”)
Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA: Game Time Decision (Next week’s first category: Collective Nouns)
GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Special Eds (Next week’s first category: “Friends”)
Manor at Silo Falls in Brookeville, MD: Olney the Lonely (Next week’s first category: Yes – AUDIO)
Anchor Bar in Frederick, MD: Slow Trivia Movement (Next week’s first category: Burt Bacharach)
Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA: ON HIATUS (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: Sanitation System of Taipei)
Memories in Mount Airy, MD: What Else Could It Be? (Next week’s first category: Famous Anti-Vaxxers)
Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD: We Came, We Saw, We Tried (Next week’s first category: History of American Sign Language)