Monday Trivia Shakes it Off!

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Monday’s Pour House Trivia game welcomed 147 teams to 15 venues, including twin 15-teamers at Virginia’s Ragtime and Aslin Beer Co.


The game started with topics such as basketball’s point guard and shooting guardping-pong diplomacy between the U.S. and China, and TV series’ title characters. The final question got a little noble:

  • Which title of nobility is given to fictional characters such as a Jedi Master turned Sith Lord, a literary vampire, and a number-obsessed Muppet?

While most teams earned their wager by identifying these counts, a little more than a quarter of the field named all three characters: Counts DookuDracula, and von Count. Sixteen perfect scores were recorded in this round.


Monday’s audio clue ended up being the hardest way to earn bonus points in this game. A trio of songs about dreams saw 12% of teams name all three musical acts: Cheap Trick (Dream Police), The Cranberries (Dreams), and Juice WRLD (Lucid Dreams). We hit the big screen at the midpoint of the round:

  • The Mighty Movie is the subtitle for the upcoming sequel to which children’s film based on a TV series?
  • Bonus: Which retired athlete will voice the role of Yoga Yvette in this film?

PAW Patrol‘s next film is The Mighty Movie. Just under a third of our teams submitted that answer, while 15% knew Serena Williams will be Yoga Yvette in the film. The round ended with a dirty martini and a reading of H.G. Wells’s The Time Machine. This was the only round with no perfect scores.


The top part of Monday’s halftime page featured Netflix original series, while the bottom section asked teams to figure whether each in a list of painters was French or Dutch. The average score was 16.1 points, but only four submitted a perfect page. At the halftime intermission, these teams were on top of the leaderboard:

  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 89
  • H.R. Pufnstuf (DRP): 86
  • Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa): 86
  • Kramerica (Mark’s): 85
  • How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s): 85
  • Nine Ten Rugby (Ragtime): 85


Three Clues about the clarinet started the second half, and 14% of the field named it early enough for two bonus points. Two questions later, we visited the Middle East:

  • The Republic of Yemen borders which two bodies of water? These are respectively a Sea and a Gulf separated by the Mandeb Strait.

The Red Sea and Gulf of Aden were both named by a game-low 13% of teams for bonus points. The final question of the round proved to be the night’s hardest:

  • This fictional doctor emerged in a magazine story of the 1930s. By the 1960s, those stories had spawned a radio series, comic strips, comic books, and a TV show which helped launch actor Richard Chamberlain to fame. What is the last name of this character?

Dr. James Kildare was identified by 26% of the field. Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s) had this round’s lone perfect score.


Eleven teams earned the full six points by naming the bulldog from the first 6-4-2 hint. Monday’s final round featured topics such as the pirate BlackbeardJapanese Breakfast lead singer Michelle Zauner’s memoir Crying in H-Mart, and a fish’s spawn of eggs. Seven perfect scores were recorded in the fourth round, after which we had these teams atop the scoreboard:

  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 163
  • Kramerica (Mark’s): 156
  • H.R. Pufnstuf (DRP): 156
  • 13th Graders (DRP): 156
  • True Guru (Aslin): 155

FINAL QUESTION (22.45% success rate):

  • What is the only world capital city mentioned in the title of a work by William Shakespeare?

The Shakespeare work featuring the night’s final answer is Timon of Athens. Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) had the only Perfect 21 finish on Monday! The team also topped the final standings:


Ellie’s Pub in Winchester, VA: Capybaras  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON SEPT. 25: Fullmetal Alchemist)

Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Bitch, Please  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORYTwo and a Half Men (Charlie Sheen seasons))

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Humble Geniuses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Super Bowl MVPs)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: Alternative Facts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chicago (band))

Del Ray Pizzeria in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Only Murders in the Building)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Witiots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Barney Miller or Seinfeld?)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Jerk and Thrive  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cookies)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Porpoise Pod  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pre-20th Century Jewish History)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Ten Thousand Dugongs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s Fashion) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: True Guru  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Virginia Bars)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Thomas Edison)

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: Fat Bears  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Horror Films)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Drunken Teachers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Hawaiian Surfers)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Four Hundred Quatloos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Military Aircraft)