Oh Goodie! Monday Trivia!

As we enter the fourth week of Season XIX, Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 88 teams across ten venues:


We opened Monday’s game with some Super Bowl leftovers, asking our teams to name either one of the two players that have recorded at least 350 passing yards in each of three Super Bowls.  Obviously, Tom Brady was a no-brainer, but nearly every team forgot about this Hall of Famer:

Kurt Warner

Only seven teams earned bonus points by remembering that Kurt Warner also led the Arizona Cardinals to the big game.  After asking a Three Clues question concerning copper, we closed with the most difficult bonus question of the first half, as only three teams could identify Konstantin Chernenko as the man whom Mikhail Gorbachev replaced as Soviet leader in the 1980s.  With these two wicked bonus questions, the only team to post a perfect first round score was That’s So Clavin (Greene Turtle).


Monday’s audio question featured songs from familial music groups such as The Jackson Five (“I’ll Be There”), The Band Perry (“If I Die Young”), and Kongos (“Come With Me Now”).  Only 13% of our teams picked up two bonus points by recognizing all three musical acts.  We continued with a look at Spanish tapas, Biblical patriarchs, and the two most notable roles for actor Sterling K. Brown:

Sterling K Brown

Two teams notched a perfect second round score: Alternate Best (DRP) and the Chum Conspiracy (Flanagan’s).


For what is certainly the first and last time in PHT history, nougat was the focus of Monday’s halftime page.  In addition to a 50/50 round about the presence of the mysterious confection in ten candy brands, we also asked our teams to identify some reality TV stars.  Despite a relatively high overall average of 17.2 points, only one team swept the halftime round with 20 points: Who the F is Alice? (Bushwaller’s).  Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:


Third round topics from Monday included martial arts, characters from the film “Frozen”, and the world’s most famous sock puppet:

Puppet Trivia

The third round also included the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> The 2018 album “Bible of Love” served as the debut gospel album of what rapper, much like his 2013 album “Reincarnated” served as his debut reggae album?

Apparently, only 31% of our teams are keeping up with the musical career of Snoop Dogg.  The third round closed with another difficult bonus question about the Soviet Union (has our trivia game been hacked?), as just six teams knew that Vostok 1 was the name of the spacecraft in which Yuri Gagarin made his historic spaceflight.  Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s) posted the only perfect score in Monday’s third round.


Monday’s final round opened with a look at the film work of the late director Penny Marshall, before moving on to topics such as the ancient city of Carthage, the scientist Lord Kelvin, and this American classic:

Streetcar Named Desire

After closing the round with a a three-part question regarding numerical word play, we saw four teams post 36 final round points: Great Heathen Army (Morgan Inn), Morgan Station (Morgan Inn), Killer Snails (Hershey’s), and Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique).  Here is Monday’s leaderboard heading into the final question:

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (64.3% success rate):

–> In a 1958 short film, what villain explains his motivation for trying to destroy the Earth by saying, “it obstructs my view of Venus”?

Nearly two-thirds of our teams responded correctly with the Looney Tunes character of Marvin the Martian.  Congratulations to the four teams that earned the Perfect 21 on Monday night by correctly answering all wagering questions: Oliver’s Army (DRP), George Washington’s Camel (DRP), That’s So Clavin (Greene Turtle), and Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique).  These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Monday’s game:


DRP in Alexandria, VA:  MSC  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Oklahoma Musicians)

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  That’s So Clavin  (Next week’s first category: Queen)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  Pop Rocks  (Next week’s first category: Deep Purple)

Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD:  Killer Snails  (Next week’s first category: Cheech and Chong)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  This How We Go Down  (Next week’s first category: Ken Jeong)

Cheesetique in Arlington, VA:  Kitten Mittens  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Abraham Lincoln or George Washington?)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  Who the F is Alice?  (Next week’s first category: NASA History)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD:  Royally Oaked  (Next week’s first category: FBS Mascots)

Bareburger in Atlanta, GA:  ON HIATUS  (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: U.S. Presidents)

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD:  Low Expectations  (Next week’s first category: “RuPaul’s Drag Race”)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  Glow in the Dark Boner Tag  (Next week’s first category: “Space Jam”)