Multiple Adaptations of Weekend Trivia!

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Nine venues and 91 overall teams took part in the weekend’s Pour House Trivia games.

FIRST ROUND:

Saturday’s first round contained a tricky bonus opportunity on a Three Clues question about a certain celebrity:

  • CLUE 1: One of his lesser known film roles is as Dr. Steve Finch in the 2006 comedy Deck the Halls.
  • CLUE 2: He provided the narration for the Fox TV special A Christmas Story Live!.
  • CLUE 3: He has spent the last 20 years married to Sarah Jessica Parker.

Just one team recognized Matthew Broderick before the final clue to earn two bonus points. Other subjects in this round included the island of Greenland, the Marine Corps Hymn, and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Twelve teams earned a perfect score in this round.

SECOND ROUND:

Audio questions dealt with bad luck song titles for Friday the 13th, a trio of song titles which are also film titles, and 21st-century chart-topping artists. Friday’s toughest wagering question came in this round:

  • Even though this NBC sitcom was typically live action, it has had several specialty-format episodes. In one, Abed sees everything as Claymation. In another, Jeff imagines he’s living in a G.I. Joe-like 1980s cartoon. What is the name of this series?

About 22% of the field correctly named Community. In other second-round trivia, we learned about the namesake of the Jacuzzi, experienced some jet lag, and took a trip to Belarus. This round’s only perfect score was recorded by Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor).

HALFTIME:

Depending on the day, teams had to match written works to the war in which they were set, identify the names and countries of origin for liquor brands, and match NFL quarterbacks to their current team. The average weekend score was just under 14 points while 13 teams earned all 20 points. This is how the top of the leaderboard looked at the halftime intermission:

THIRD ROUND:

The most difficult wagering query on Saturday started the game’s second half:

  • In addition to his long career as a performer, R&B artist Kenneth Edmonds has produced albums for dozens of artists. What is the one-word stage name by which he is known?
  • Bonus: In 1997, Mr. Edmonds won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year for producing which Eric Clapton song?

About 18% of teams knew Edmonds is better known as Babyface, while one team tacked on bonus points for naming the Clapton song Change the World. Other topics discussed in third-round questions were Three Clues about the name Rebecca, legendary German character Faust, and how to determine the volume of a sphere. All four perfect teams in this round played at Mason Social: Supernovas, Virtual Cigar, Billy Crystal Balls, and Lone Strangers.

FOURTH ROUND:

We covered TennesseeOklahoma, and Norway across the weekend’s 6-4-2 offerings. Sunday’s trickiest wagering question started the final round:

  • On this CBS show, Dick van Dyke played Dr. Mark Sloan, a medical doctor who solves crimes with the help of his son Steve, a homicide detective played by his real-life son Barry. What is the title of that show?
  • Bonus: This show was spun-off from what other CBS series?

Diagnosis: Murder was named by about 35% of the field, but none of them knew the series was a spinoff of Jake and the Fatman. Some other questions in this round dealt with rap’s Death Row Records, Disney’s The Jungle Book, and the Winter Olympic biathlon. No teams achieved perfection in this round. However, these teams were in the lead after four rounds:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (14.75% success rate):

  • What 1990 non-fiction novel from H.G. Bissenger was adapted into both a 2004 film and a TV series that ran for five seasons starting in 2006?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (31.25% success rate):

  • Winning both of her awards in the late 20th century, who is the only woman to win two Oscars for Best Lead Actress before turning 30 years old?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (42.86% success rate):

  • People employed in this occupation appeared at the first 44 Super Bowls, but were absent for the first time in Super Bowl history when the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl 45. What is that occupation?

Friday’s novel was Friday Night Lights, Saturday’s actress was Jodie Foster, and Sunday detailed the first Super Bowl with no cheerleaders! The weekend’s trio of Perfect 21 teams were Muffins (South Mountain), Lone Strangers (Mason), and Virtual Cigar (Mason). After the weekend, these were the top overall squads:

WEEKEND WINNERS:

South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Muffins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: English Premier League)

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Slightly Agitated  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Good Place)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Child’s Play (THEME GAME)  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New York Yankees)

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown, MD: Ivy and the Boys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s TV)

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Big Into Karate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: G.I. Joe (1980s TV series))

Whistle Stop Smokehouse in Monrovia, MD: Auction Crew  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taneytown History)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Wrath of Kahan  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Old School RuneScape)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Quality Guesswork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Office (Super Fan Cuts))

The Garage in Frederick, MD: Norfolk and Chance  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: ABBA)

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Eras Tour)