Monday Trivia: the Second Story!

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Pour House Trivia was played at 14 locations by a total of 152 teams this past Monday.

FIRST ROUND:

The toughest question of the first half dealt with a current TV series:

  • Which current NBC show features a character played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar chained up in a basement helping to solve current abduction cases?

The series Found was identified by just over 30% of the field. Other topics in this round included film series The Princess Diaries, a three-parter on pop culture events from October 23 in history, and the Romanian region of Transylvania. Nine teams were perfect this time around.

SECOND ROUND:

Theme songs to mystery TV series (The X-FilesMonk, and Only Murders in the Building) comprised Monday’s audio question. We moved on to tie a Windsor knot, hear an Aaron Burr song in Hamilton, and discuss the sponsorship history of the home arena for the Washington Wizards and Capitals. A game-high 26 perfect teams played this round.

HALFTIME:

Monday’s halftime page started with a set of films that each starred Michael Caine and concluded with song titles that had to be matched with their parenthetical parts. The average score was 17.1 points while nine teams earned all 20 points. At the halftime break, these were the highest scores:

THIRD ROUND:

After Three Clues about the bat, we reached the third round’s toughest wagering question:

  • The current sports comedy Shoresy is a spinoff of which long-running comedy series?

Just 21% of teams recognized Shoresy as a spinoff of Letterkenny. We also had questions on Fergie‘s debut solo album, Edwin Land’s founding of Polaroid, and the Roman god Cupid. This round had 10 perfect scores. 

FOURTH ROUND:

On the 6-4-2, 53 teams — more than a third of the field — correctly named John F. Kennedy on the six-point clue! Teams had to wait until the last round on Monday to find the night’s hardest wagering query:

  • In a letter to his rival Robert Hooke, who said If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants?

Isaac Newton was correctly named by 15% of teams. Other topics in this round included Goonies on-screen brothers Sean Astin and Josh Brolin, as well as the European nation of Andorra. Seven teams each earned all 36 points in this round. Heading into Monday’s final question, these teams led the way:

FINAL QUESTION (8.55% success rate):

  • Over 60 years since the original was published, a sequel to which Dr. Seuss book was released earlier this year? 

It was just last month that a sequel to How the Grinch Stole Christmas was released, titled How the Grinch Lost Christmas. While there were a lot of perfect rounds in this game, only one team put together a Perfect 21: Neopets (Ragtime). That team also comfortably took first place for the night, followed by these others:

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Bitch, Please  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. State Mottos)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Bet Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World Geography)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: JAWOL  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mystery Science Theater 3000)

Del Ray Pizzeria in Alexandria, VA: H.R. Pufnstuff  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Danny Elfman Film Scores)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Witiots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seinfeld)

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

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Creamm Teamm  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Paul Verhoeven Films)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Peanut Butter Jelly Time  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NBA Champions)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Neopets  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tim Burton Films) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Patio Playas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Presidential First Pitches)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jefferson Airplane (audio))

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: Not Two Couples  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Real Housewives of Salt Lake City)

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

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Four Hundred Quatloos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Whale Species)