No One Could Look As Good As Thursday Trivia!
In our final trivia night of 2021, Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 105 teams across 13 venues.
Opening round topics from Thursday night included ‘directional’ names and phrases, the U. S. states that border the Great Lakes, Native American dreamcatchers, and the notable birthday boys of Tiger Woods (46) and LeBron James (37). Eight Thursday teams began their game with a perfect first round score of 36 points.
Thursday’s audio question featured a clip from Ghostbusters II, after which we moved on to discussions of the NFL playing field, the horror television show Tales From the Crypt, and the music group Coldplay, the latter of which included the most difficult bonus question of the first half. Only eight teams knew that Coldplay frontman Chris Martin had appeared on an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. As a result, Dynamite (Bear Brick Oven) posted the only perfect score in Thursday’s second round.
The top of Thursday’s halftime page depicted celebrities that passed away during 2021. Waiting just two more days to present this topic would have allowed us to include John Madden and Betty White. Instead, the Thursday field struggled to identify people such as Anne Rice, Cicely Tyson, and Biz Markie. The bottom half of the page was just as difficult, as we asked our teams to match #1 hit songs from 2021 to their corresponding artist. The overall average score reached just 10.9 points, with We Like to Come From Behind (Solace Brewing) earning the only perfect score. Thursday’s halftime leaderboard included these teams:
- We Drink and We Know Things (Smoketown): 86
- Educated Friends (Fourscore): 85
- Great Heathen Army (Brewery Fire): 84
- Southpaws (Mark’s): 84
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 83 POINTS
Thursday’s second half began with a rather tame Triple 50/50 question regarding the work of Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. The game took a full 180 as we then asked one of the most difficult wagering questions in recent memory:
- In 1916, which state elected Jeannette Rankin as the first woman to serve in the U. S. Congress?
One might think that such as a significant event in U. S. history would resonate much better with most pub trivia players. Unfortunately, only eight teams responded correctly with Montana. The third stanza continued with topics such as the three-dimension shape called a tetrahedron, Bratz dolls, and the Assassin’s Creed video game series. Beer Winners (Belly Love) and Cat in the Chat (Loudoun Kitchen) notched the only perfect scores of Thursday’s third round.
Before diving into the final round, we posed this query to our Thursday teams to begin the 6-4-2 question:
- Best-selling pediatric author Dr. Benjamin Spock won a gold medal in which sport at the 1924 Summer Olympics?
Black Dogs (Homaide) was the only team to earn the full six points here with the correct answer of rowing. From there, we looked at world capitals and the new wave band Blondie to begin the final round. Next up was the nightly Three Clues question. In an attempt to earn a two-point bonus, dozens of teams turned in the wrong answer after hearing these first two clues:
- CLUE 1: This soft drink was developed in the late 1930s as an alcoholic mixer.
- CLUE 2: It is currently the best-selling non-cola flavored carbonated soft drink in the U. S.
Not surprisingly, the most popular wrong answer was 7Up. Only four teams earned bonus points with a correct response at this stage, with just ten more teams picking up wagering points with the correct response of Mountain Dew. Despite closing the fourth round with a relatively easier question regarding the television series Friday Night Lights, a perfect final round eluded the entire field. These were your highest scoring Thursday teams heading into the final question:
- F .U . Covid (Mark’s): 150
- Transparent Eyeballs (Crooked Run): 150
- Cat in the Chat (Loudoun Kitchen): 149
- Educated Friends (Fourscore): 146
- Hoochie Coochie (Smoketown): 145
- Scared Money Don’t Make Money (Champion): 145
FINAL QUESTION (20.0% success rate):
- Which 1990s film was developed under the working title of $3,000, an amount of money that provides a key plot point?
Exactly one-fifth of the field responded correctly with Pretty Woman. Congratulations to F. U. Covid (Mark’s), who posted the only Perfect 21 on Thursday night by answering every wagering question correctly. Here is Thursday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Cat in the Chat (Loudoun Kitchen): 156
- F .U . Covid (Mark’s): 150
- Deck Chairs on the Titanic (Champion): 150
- Running Late (Fourscore): 150
- Thoroughly Screwed (Solace Brewing): 149
- Transparent Eyeballs (Crooked Run): 147
- Hardy Party (Belly Love): 146
- Hoochie Coochie (Smoketown): 145
- Pho Q (Belly Love): 144
- Just Good Enough (Orioles Nest): 144
Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Hoochie Coochie (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Non Top-Ten Aerosmith Songs)
Pour Dog House in Millersville, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2000s Hip Hop – AUDIO)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Deck Chairs on the Titanic (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: ACC Mascots)
Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Cat in the Chat (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Die Hard with a Vengeance)
Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Shed Team (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: First Generation Pokemon)
Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Hardy Party (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Guys Named Troy)
Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Thoroughly Screwed (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Finding Forrester)
Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV: Jones Springs Hooligans (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nuclear Medicine)
Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Post-1960 Best Picture Oscar Winners)
Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Running Late (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Molecular Biology)
Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Transparent Eyeballs (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seinfeld)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Let’s Go Trivia (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Periodic Table)
Homaide Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Angry Beaver Balls (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Schitt’s Creek)
Orioles Nest #331 in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tom Holland Spider-Man Films)
Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Dynamite (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: War of 1812)
Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Fireballs (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cats – animal)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: F. U. Covid (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Insurrections)