No World Series Hangover on Monday!

After another thrilling Pour House Trivia World Series, our Monday teams were back in action to kick off the 2018 Summer Fling Season!  We welcomed 83 teams across ten venues tonight:

FIRST ROUND:

We began Monday’s game with a three-part question on words that begin with “GOT”, before moving on to Australian geography and the history of this company:

Carnival Cruise

The final question of the opening stanza proved to be much more difficult than expected, especially considering how many teams consider Disney films to be a wheelhouse category:

–> Which hyphenated adjective was included in the title of the Disney film which introduced moviegoers to Flubber?

Only 38% of the field earned points by remembering that Fred MacMurray portrayed “The Absent-Minded Professor”.  As a result, only four teams swept the opening round with a perfect score of 36 points: Cher’s Zombie Army (Uno Pizzeria), Brain Freeze (Hershey’s), Outdoor Alcoholics (Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle), and Mud Duck Hunt Club (Greene Turtle – Urbana).

SECOND ROUND:

Monday’s audio question included the most difficult bonus question of the first half.  After hearing clips from three songs which shared the same title, most teams earned points by recognizing “3 A.M.” as the common title.  But when asked to name all three musical acts for a two-point bonus, many were surprised to learn that the second clip was from Eminem.  Listen for yourself:

Only five teams earned bonus points on Monday’s audio question.  Later, we visited the University of Oxford, ran a post pattern, and discussed the Federalist party.  We closed the second round with a look at this recently revived game show:

Cash Cab

“Cash Cab” is back!  The first bonus question of the round was the sticking point for most teams, as the second round did not yield any perfect scores.

HALFTIME:

Just in time for the World Cup, Monday’s halftime round featured pictures of items whose name include the letters “GOL”.  We saw an overall average score of 16.7 points, with six teams earning a perfect 20 points.  These were your top scoring Monday teams at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Monday’s second half began with an Over / Under question, which usually leads to a variety of different wagering amounts.  This question was no different, as very few teams were confident in their answers to whether or not these numbers are greater than or less than 80:

1)  The number of years which passed between the birth of George Washington and the birth of Abraham Lincoln.

2)  The number of countries which competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

3)  The number of U.S. dollars which currently equal 100 Canadian dollars.

With respective answers of UNDER (77), OVER (92), and UNDER (77), only 15% of the field earned bonus points here with three correct answers.  We continued with a look at the English band Muse, mincemeat pie, and this American author who recently passed away:

Philip Roth

Don’t worry if you don’t recognize him…  In what proved to be one of the two questions which tied for the most difficult wagering question of the night, only 17% of our teams responded correctly with Philip Roth.  Just like Monday’s second round, none of our teams were able to run the table with a perfect third round.

FOURTH ROUND:

We began Monday’s final round with another treacherous bonus question.  While most of the field knew that Chevy Chase was the first “Saturday Night Live” cast member to leave the show (and allow Bill Murray to join the cast), only seven teams knew that Mr. Chase was born with the real name of Cornelius.  Two questions later, we asked the second of the two most difficult wagering questions of the night, resulting in another success rate of 17%:

–> After directing dozens of music videos for artists such as Sting, Madonna, and Aerosmith, which Oscar-nominated director made his feature film debut directing “Alien 3”?

The correct answer in this case was David Fincher, who has since directed “The Social Network” and “Gone Girl”.  We closed the round with a Three Clues question concerning this video game character (and namesake of the latest hit song from Nicki Minaj):

Chun Li

For the third round in a row, we did not see any perfect scores coming home on Monday.  Here are your highest scoring Monday teams heading into the final question:

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):

–> Barrels of whisky were placed along the route of which construction project, in order to encourage the Irish immigrants digging the 363 miles of its route?

Exactly half of our team responded correctly with the Erie Canal.  Thanks to Philip Roth and David Fincher, none of our teams earned the Perfect 21 on Monday night correct answers on all wagering questions.  Here is your final Monday night leaderboard:

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

DRP in Alexandria, VA:  MAJ  (Next week’s first category: Jennifer Lawrence)

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  Periodically Under the Table  (Next week’s first category: Futurama)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  I Don’t Know Who  (Next week’s first category: 1980s WWF Intercontinental Champions)

Hershey’s Restaurant in Gaithersburg, MD:  Killer Snails  (Next week’s first category: 1970s Rock)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  Cher’s Zombie Army  (Next week’s first category: European Capitals)

Cheesetique in Arlington, VA:  We’re Not Gouda at This  (Next week’s first category: Presidential Houses)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  Wednesday’s Child  (Next week’s first category: Mexican Food)

Greene Turtle in Urbana, MD:  Mud Duck Hunt Club  (Next week’s first category: Donald Duck)

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD:  Need More Trash Culture  (Next week’s first category: Russian Composers)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  Our Cup Size is Stanley  (Next week’s first category: 1998 Stanley Cup Finals)