Monday Night Trivia for Superfans!

After some venues enjoyed a week off for Labor Day, our full slate of Monday games was back in action to begin the final week of the Summer Fling season.  Across the board, we welcomed 84 teams across 12 venues:


Many teams hoping for a perfect first round were quite surprised by the answer to the first bonus question on Monday night.  After most of the field recognized a list of stations on the London Underground, we offered two bonus points to any team that could name the year in which The Tube was established.  Most of the answers were much later than the correct response.  Despite a ten-year window, only eight teams landed close enough to the correct response of 1863.  Later, we looked at varieties of apples and the various musical acts who recorded songs entitled “Jump”, one of which was this adolescent duo:

Kris Kross

It’s a shame that the phrase “wiggity, wiggity, wiggity wack” is no longer in common parlance…  As a result of the first bonus question, only four teams snagged 36 points in the opening stanza: Eat Ham (DRP), Pop Rocks (Morgan Inn), Cerebral Cinco (Cheesetique), Honey Badgers (Front Royal Brewing).


Monday’s second round began on a much easier note, with about half of our teams earning bonus points by recognizing audio clips from three films starring Natalie Portman: “V For Vendetta”, “Thor: The Dark World”, “Black Swan”.  We continued with questions regarding the Galapagos tortoise, Tropicana Field, and the shows for which Bruce Willis has won an Emmy Award.  Only 13% of our teams earned bonus points by naming both of these shows:


Six teams earned perfect scores in the second round.


Monday’s halftime round featured Ridley Scott films and U.S. geography.  Falling on the more difficult side, the overall average score reached 14.2 points, with just one team posting 20 points: Five Dollar Jager (Il Forno).  Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:


Our second half began with a question regarding the recent stage adaptation of the George Orwell novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four”.  On the bonus question, only 12% of our teams knew that Orwell’s birth name was Eric Blair.  Later, we looked at the various hosts of “The Tonight Show”, the island country of Tuvalu, and this Canadian songstress:

Nelly Furtado

While most of the field knew that the album “Whoa, Nelly!” was the debut release of Nelly Furtado, only 15% of our teams earned bonus points by naming any one of her #1 hit songs: “Give It To Me”, “Say It Right”, or “Promiscuous”.  With a pair of difficult bonus questions, Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique) notched the only perfect score of the third round.


After the 6-4-2 question dealt with films released or set in the year 1941, we began the final round with a question regarding this recently deceased diplomat:

Kofi Annan

Other final round topics included the Biblical paintings found in the Sistine Chapel, Coppertone suntan lotion, and three uses for the word gambit.  Our teams got a bit of a reprieve in the final round, as nine teams ran the table with the 36 points.  Here is your Monday leaderboard after four rounds of play:

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (53.4% success rate):

–> Since the start of the 2010 season, which NFC team has the most appearances and the most wins on “Monday Night Football”, despite the fact that it has failed to reach the playoffs in each of the last seven seasons?

Sports is a rare topic for our final question, but with the season premiere of “Monday Night Football” as a backdrop, we seized the perfect opportunity to ask this question which just over half of our teams answered correctly.  Despite very little success this decade, the Chicago Bears are still a fixture on Monday nights.  Congratulations to Killer Snails (Hershey’s), Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s), and Our Cup Size is Stanley (Il Forno), who earned the Perfect 21 by answering every wagering question correctly.  These were your highest scoring Monday teams at the end of the night:


DRP in Alexandria, VA:  Unsavories  (Next week’s first category: Russian Composers)

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  I Think One of Us Might Be a Cylon  (Next week’s first category: “Grey’s Anatomy”)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  I Don’t Know Who  (Next week’s first category: Netflix Shows in the Marvel Universe)

Hershey’s Restaurant in Gaithersburg, MD:  Killer Snails  (Next week’s first category: Burt Reynolds)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  Cher’s Zombie Army  (Next week’s first category: Battle of Antietam)

Cheesetique in Arlington, VA:  Kitten Mittens  (Next week’s first category:  )

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  Power Vacuum  (Next week’s first category: Burt Reynolds)

Greene Turtle in Urbana, MD:  Mud Duck Hunt Club  (Next week’s first category: “Duck Dodgers”)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD:  Irregardlessly Unreleveant  (Next week’s first category: Super Bowl MVPs)

Front Royal Brewing Company in Front Royal, VA:  Honey Badgers


Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD:  Blumpkin Spice Latte  (Next week’s first category: “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  Our Cup Size is Stanley  (Next week’s first category: Super Bowl Losers)