Marching into a Weekend of Pour House Trivia!

As we returned to a normal weekend schedule, we welcomed 34 teams across three games this weekend:

FIRST HALF:

Our Friday teams dealt with first round topics such as British road signs, White Castle cheeseburgers, and this fictitious brand:

Lucy

Our Saturday teams had no trouble with their opening stanza, cruising through topics such as Louisiana cities and these two former Commanders-in-Chief:

Carter and Bush

Our audio questions proved to be slightly more difficult, as only half of our Saturday teams could recognize the theme song to the animated TV series “Bob’s Burgers”.  The most difficult first half question this weekend was asked on Saturday:

–> Name either one of the first two films for which Martin Scorsese earned an Oscar nomination for Best Director.

Much to the surprise of the field, “Taxi Driver” did not earn Marty an Oscar nod, so he head to wait for “Raging Bull” and “The Last Temptation of Christ”.  Only one-third of our Saturday teams earned points here, with none of those teams picking up bonus points with two correct answers.  While our Friday teams closed their first half with a question on UFC, our Saturday teams dealt with this “memoir”:

A Million Little Pieces

If there’s one person in this world you should not piss off, it’s Oprah…  While five of our weekend teams notched perfect first round scores, none of our teams could match the feat in the second round.

HALFTIME:

Mythical monsters and U.S. state “flag maps” were featured on this weekend’s halftime pages.  We saw an overall average score of 16.1 points with two teams recording a perfect 20 points: Gary and the Snails (Springfield Manor Winery) and Uncle Jack (Belles’).  These were our top scores at the halftime break:

SECOND HALF:

Friday’s second half with a Three Clues question about the film which was inspired by this moment:

Invictus

Meanwhile, our Saturday teams ran this musical speed bumps to close the round:

–> Which female singer is credited with 18 number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, earning 12 as a member of a trio, and six during her career as a solo artist?

Beyonce was certainly a popular (wrong) answer, but she gained most of her success as a solo artist rather than as a member of Destiny’s Child.  For this answer our teams had to go much further back in time, and only five of our Saturday teams were successful by remembering Diana Ross.  Just as our Saturday teams were recovering from a rough third round, this final round question also provided some head scratching:

–>  One of the first hits by Konami, which video game featuring Count Dracula and vampire fighter Simon Belmont took its one-word name as a portmanteau?

Castlevania

None of our 34 weekend teams managed to record a perfect score in either the third or fourth rounds.  Here are your top weekend scores heading into the final question:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (20.0% success rate):

–> On modern versions, the audio has been edited out, but the original recording of this album featured the doorman at Abbey Road Studios speaking the line “The only thing that makes it look light is the sun”.  What is this album?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (75.0% success rate):

–> Robert Chesebrough patented this product in 1872, deriving its name from the German word meaning ‘water’ and the Greek word meaning ‘oil’.  What is this brand name?

The correct answers this weekend were “Dark Side of the Moon” and Vaseline.  None of our weekend teams earned the Perfect 21 this weekend.  Here are your top overall scores from last weekend:

THIS WEEKEND’S WINNERS:

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  Just Cheese Without the Just  (Next week’s first category: Beatles Songs)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: Harry Potter)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Tio Willie  (Next week’s first category: NASCAR)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  Fat, Drunk, and Stupid  (Next week’s first category: Battle of Rorke’s Drift)