Lights, Camera, Tuesday Trivia!

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We cruised into Tuesday evening with 219 total teams across twenty Pour House Trivia locations.


A look back at the 11 Oscars won by The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King started Tuesday’s game, followed by Three Clues about the first name Seth. The first round’s most difficult wagering query came next:

  • What do the letters MI stand for in the name of the British government agency MI6?

Roughly 38% of teams knew those letters stand for Military Intelligence. Sixteen teams earned a perfect score in this round, the most of any on Tuesday.


Three songs with building names in the title were showcased in Tuesday’s audio question, followed by topics like the noble metals and Pinky and the Brain, which was a spinoff of Animaniacs. The round concluded with this question about a certain poet:

  • Before passing away due to Bright’s disease in 1886, which woman penned more than 1,800 poems, though less than 1% were published during her lifetime?
  • Bonus: She was born and died in which Massachusetts town?

Emily Dickinson was identified by most teams, but 23% also knew she was born and died in Amherst. This round had nine perfect teams.


For the halftime page, we featured actors with fake noses such as Nicole Kidman in The Hours and Billy Crystal in The Princess Bride, then had a match-’em between literary characters and their sidekicks. While 22 teams had a perfect score, the average score was 15.9 points. A two-way tie led the halftime standings:


A Triple 50/50 about felines began the third round, followed by a musical query:

  • Stevie Wonder celebrated the birth of his daughter Aisha by recording which tune from the album Songs in the Key of Life?

Just 36% of the field recognized Stevie Wonder’s Isn’t She Lovely from that question. Later, we asked this retail question:

  • According to its founder, which athletic apparel retailer described its ideal customer to be a 32-year-old professional single woman named Ocean who makes $100,000 a year?
  • Bonus: This brand is headquartered in which Canadian city? 

While Lululemon is the brand, just under a fifth of teams added bonus points for knowing the company is headquartered in Vancouver. There were six perfect teams in this round.


The number 50 was given the 6-4-2 treatment on Tuesday; 39 teams earned all six points with their guess. Topics in the final round included the recent NHL Winter Classic between the Seattle Kraken and Vegas Golden Knights, the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, and ballets by Peter Tchaikovsky. The last question of the round was a three-parter in which each answer started with the letters ZU:

  • 1)  The surname of the actress who played Princess Vespa in Spaceballs and Jo Reynolds on Melrose Place.
  • 2)  Before it was discontinued in 2012, this portable media player was intended to be Microsoft’s answer to the iPod.
  • 3)  This public park in Lower Manhattan was the center of the 2011 Occupy Wall Street protests.

This was the toughest question of the night; 30% of the field earned their wager while five teams submitted the correct trio of Daphne ZunigaZune, and Zuccotti Park. The only perfect score for this round was recorded by What Would Snake Do? (Dudley’s). These teams were on top before the final question:

  • What Would Snake Do? (Dudley’s): 160
  • Pokemon? I Barely Know Her (Idiom): 159
  • The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Idiom): 159
  • Wayne Road Blues (Audacious FC): 159
  • Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll (Antietam): 158

FINAL QUESTION (36.53% success rate):

  • Released more than 20 years ago, what was the first music video featuring Ben Affleck in non-archival footage?

The first music video to feature Affleck as a character was Jennifer Lopez’s Jenny from the Block. However, a Perfect 21 was just out of reach for Tuesday’s teams. The final standings featured these highest scores:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Spilled Pizza  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Lord of the Rings (book series))

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: We Drink and We Know Things  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: World Geography)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Wayne Road Blues  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Genesis (band))

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Billions (TV series))

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: DC Swampers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Conspiracy (HBO film))

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: What Would Snake Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New Orleans) 

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: We Know Nothing  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Obscure Disney Characters)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Red  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mario Kart)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: The Gang Plays Bar Trivia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Black Sabbath)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: BYOB  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Motown)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Country Music Classics (audio))

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: 1-800-Gambler  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tay Tay Songs)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Blue Fog  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Hoof Hearted  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Avian Sports Team Names)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Tuesday Trivia Titans  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Navy History)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Better Lucky Than Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Orbital Mechanics)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Alex Trebek’s Mustache  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1920s Silent Films)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Teamsters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mel Brooks Films)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Three Fifes and a Drum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World War II Pacific Battles)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Portuguese Landmarks)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dazed and Confused Film Soundtrack)