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Fourteen venues brought in 134 total teams Monday evening for Pour House Trivia.


The game began with questions about tourist attractions in Venice and the theft of Munch’s The Scream 30 years ago. For the last question of the round, we went slightly more recent with a film:

  • Which film from the early 2000s featured Mandy Moore as a Christian high school girl named Jamie Sullivan who is asked to help the rebellious Landon learn his lines for the school play? 
  • Bonus: Who played the character of Landon in this film?

About 53% of the field named A Walk to Remember, but 14.1% added Shane West‘s name for bonus credit. This round had a game-high eight perfect scores.


For the audio question, 47% of teams earned their wager for naming at least two of the musical acts performing songs named Smile. However, 10.4% knew all three: WeezerAvril Lavigne, and Florida Georgia Line. That made Monday’s audio question the toughest of the first half. From there, we covered topics such as the egg’s yolk scientifically known as the vitellus, Paul the octopus and supposed 2010 FIFA Men’s World Cup prognosticator, and the Disney+ MCU series What If…?. The only perfect score in this round was earned by We Trivia Good (William Jeffrey’s).


Board game pieces and international landmarks were the subjects of Monday’s halftime page. Here, the average score was 18.4 points out of 20, but 58 teams earned a perfect 20-point page. These were the highest team scores at halftime:


Early in the second half, we read the night’s most difficult wagering question:

  • Which disputed British queen was executed at 16 years old by Queen Mary the First exactly 470 years ago?

Monday was the 470th anniversary of Lady Jane Grey‘s execution, correctly remembered by 29% of the field. Other topics in this round included 1974 Mel Brooks box-office hits Blazing Saddles and Young FrankensteinAmerican Idol contestant and band namesake Chris Daughtry, and the Southern Cross constellation found on multiple national flags. A quartet of perfect teams played this round: Bitch, Please (Clyde’s), HFC (DRP), Demolition (DRP), and Peanut Butter Jelly Time (William Jeffrey’s).


Only two teams named the number 10 from a six-point clue about the number of plates used by the Rorschach inkblot test in Monday’s 6-4-2. A couple of very tough bonus chances appeared in the final round, starting with this TV query:

  • Which current CBS series stars Max Theriot as a young convict who, in order to reduce his sentence, volunteers his time with the California Conservation Camp Program?
  • Bonus: What is his character’s first name?

Theriot stars in Fire Country as Bode; just under 40% of the field knew the show, while 5.97% remembered his character’s first name. An NFL player question came a bit later:

  • Recent Football Hall of Fame electee Dwight Freeney spent most of his NFL career with which team?
  • Bonus: Freeney last played in the NFL with which NFC team?

While many teams knew Freeney played mostly as a member of the Indianapolis Colts, H.R. Pufnstuf (DRP) was the only team to earn bonus points for naming the Detroit Lions as Freeney’s last NFL team. There were no perfect scores in this round. We reached the final question with these leading scores:

FINAL QUESTION (17.91% success rate):

  • A 1990s episode of which show featured a kiss between characters Eric and Buddy, which marked the first romantic kiss between two men on American primetime television?

A tough final question saw about a sixth of the field correctly identify That 70s Show. With that, H.R. Pufnstuf (DRP) became the night’s only Perfect 21 team! They also cruised to first place in the night’s overall standings:


Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Heavy Metal Parking Lot  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Goodfellas)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Bet Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rorouni Kenshin: The Final)

Del Ray Pizzeria in Alexandria, VA: H.R. Pufnstuf  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mel Brooks Films)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Team Blaine  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pittsburgh Steelers)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baltimore Colts)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Creamm Teamm  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: That 70s Show)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Dog Park Mafia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dodgeball (film))

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Ten Thousand Dugongs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Human Navel) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Where’s Eric?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Channel Original Films)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Martian (film))

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: All Livers, No Brains  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Craps (game))

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Spider-Pig  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jane Austen)

Black Hog BBQ in Middletown, MD: Southpaw Fish  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Music Theory)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Socrates Nuts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Weezer)