Name That Tune, Thursday Trivia!
Sixteen venues welcomed a total of 176 teams for an epic Thursday night spent with Pour House Trivia!
The most difficult wagering question in Thursday’s opening round dealt with a TV game show that has gone through multiple title stylings:
- You may omit the dollar amount in the title, but which game show featuring topics such as Things You Find in a Pawn Shop was originally hosted by Dick Clark?
The dollar value in the title has changed over the years, but the Pyramid game show franchise was named by 70% of teams. Other topics included a three-parter on car models, the six-year anniversary of Brexit, and three-time defending Wimbledon champ Novak Djokovic. Five teams racked up a perfect score in the first round on Thursday.
The audio question in this game celebrated Paul McCartney’s recent 80th birthday with a trio of artists covering Beatles songs. That was followed by the first half’s hardest wagering question:
- What is the feminine name of the French dessert consisting of a crêpe covered in a sweet sauce before being served flambé?
Roughly 61% of the field were sweet enough to name crepes Suzette for wagering points. The toughest bonus question came at the end of the round; while more teams identified actress Julie Andrews from her raindrops on roses song lyric, only 7% of teams knew she voiced Marlena in the Despicable Me animated film series. In all, seven teams earned a perfect 36 points in this round.
At halftime, teams were tasked with naming musical groups by caricature drawings, as well as matching chemical elements to their name origins. A full 30% of Thursday’s teams went 20-for-20 on a page that had an average score of 17.5 points. A four-way area tie for first could be found atop the halftime standings:
- Thoroughly Screwed (Loudoun Kitchen): 90
- Ask Me Know Questions (Smoketown): 90
- Bazinga (Champion): 90
- Unemployed Hand Models (Bear Brick Oven): 90
- Samurai Trivia Players (Bear Brick Oven): 89
A Three Clues question on the name Adonis began the second half, followed by a query on the Surgeon’s Photograph, supposedly of the Loch Ness Monster. While a question about the current chart-topping BTS compilation album had a success rate of 75%, only eight teams were able to name the album itself — Proof — for two bonus points. The end of the round featured its hardest wagering question:
- Which NBC drama series created fictitious countries such as the powerful Middle Eastern nation Qumar and the war-torn African republic of Equatorial Kundu?
About 55 percent of our groups named The West Wing to get their wager. Just like last week, Freud’s MILFs (Solace Outpost) was the only team to go perfectly through Thursday’s third round!
Seven teams earned all six points on Thursday’s 6-4-2 about the airline Delta based on a clue about its start as an aerial crop dusting company. Round four did not start off easy; in fact it was just the opposite, as the round started with the hardest wagering question of the game:
- In 1994, punter Tom Tupa became the first player in NFL history to successfully execute which type of scoring play?
A lot of teams guessed either a safety or a dropkick, but Tupa was in fact the first NFL player ever to score a two-point conversion! That answer was given by one-third of the field, with a game-low four teams getting bonus points by knowing Tupa did that for the Cleveland Browns. Not to be completely outdone, the very next question proved to be the second hardest of the night:
- In the title of a Shakespearean comedy, women named Quickly, Ford, and Page were collectively described using which five-letter adjective?
Those women were the Merry Wives of Windsor, an answer good enough for 37% of our teams. We wrapped up the fourth round with topics like animated dog breeds and the thoracic section of the human spine. Due in large part to the first two questions of the round, no teams had perfect scores in the fourth. These teams topped the leaderboard before the final question:
- Freud’s MILFs (Solace Outpost): 161
- Street Sharks (Fourscore): 157
- Transparent Eyeballs (Crooked Run): 156
- Bazinga (Champion): 156
- Cat in the Chat (Loudoun Kitchen): 155
- Samurai Trivia Players (Bear Brick Oven): 155
FINAL QUESTION (16.5% success rate):
- Inspired by the story of Vietnam veteran, which song of the 1970s is the highest-charting single to share its title with a book of the Bible?
Elton John’s hit song Daniel reached #2 on the chart in the spring of 1973. Unfortunately, no teams achieved the Perfect 21 by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly on Thursday. However, these teams could not be denied from their spot at the head of the trivia table:
- Crabcakes (Champion): 161
- Comfortably Dumb (Loudoun Kitchen): 159
- Platinum Blonde (Belly Love): 159
- Street Sharks (Fourscore): 157
- Just Good Enough (Champion): 156
- Transparent Eyeballs (Crooked Run): 155
- Samurai Trivia Players (Bear Brick Oven): 154
- Vapors (Kalypso’s): 153
- Ask Me Know Questions (Smoketown): 153
- FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 150 POINTS
Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Ask Me Know Questions (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2022 Formula One Season)
Pour Dog House in Millersville, MD: Looney Doons (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2022 FIFA World Cup)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Crabcakes (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Breaking Bad)
Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Comfortably Dumb (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Wars Villains)
Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: NO GAME (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift (audio))
Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Platinum Blonde (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Broadway Musicals)
Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Alley Cats (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ronald Reagan)
Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV: Twizzlers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2022 NASCAR Season)
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THIS GAME WILL TEMPORARILY MOVE TO O’CONNELL’S IRISH PUB IN MARTINSBURG
Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Five Heads, One Brain (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Lincoln Lawyer (TV series))
Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Street Sharks (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Transparent Eyeballs (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Arrested Development (seasons 1-3))
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Freud’s MILFs (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Firefighters)
Homaide Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Here For the Beer (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Everybody Loves Raymond)
Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Samurai Trivia Players (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: James Bond Films)
Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: THREE-WAY TIE (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pittsburgh/Minecraft/Cajun Cooking)
Quinn’s in Arlington, VA: Donner Party Platter (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Canadian Geography)
Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: Alien Bounty Hunters (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cat Memes)
Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Vapors (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cheers)
Two Story Chimney Ciderworks in Gaithersburg, MD:
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Key West Creeps (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Washington Bullets)