Put Your Hands Together for Monday Trivia!

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Fourteen venues played host to Monday’s Pour House Trivia games. A total of 182 teams took part in a game, including a 23-team event at Ragtime.


In the first round, we forded the Mississippi River, had a whale of a time with the Vineyard Vines logo, and recognized Abraham Lincoln as the best U.S. President according to the recent Presidential Greatness Project Expert Survey. With no truly tough questions in the round, 32 teams racked up a perfect score.


Clips from a trio of TV comedies — Three’s CompanyThe Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and Futurama — were played in the game’s audio question. As for the rest of the round, we covered topics such as basketball’s Caitlin Clark setting the NCAA career women’s scoring record, author Victor Hugo, and a medical angioplasty. Perfect scores in this round were earned by 17 teams.


In the halftime round, teams were asked to name comic strip characters and match films to their primary U.S. city setting. The average score was 15.2 points, but 34 teams aced the page for the full 20 points. These were the top scores at the halftime intermission:

  • High Flying Chipmunks (DRP): 91
  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 90
  • Silent But Deadly (William Jeffrey’s): 90
  • Ten Thousand Dugongs (Ragtime): 90


We gave Three Clues about a number to kick off the second half on Monday:

  • This number refers to the most common series of quality management systems as set forth by the ISO.
  • This number follows BFG in the name of a weapon used in the Doom video game series.
  • In the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, this number follows HAL in the name of a supercomputer.

About 18% of the field correctly named the number 9000 before the final clue to receive two bonus points. Other topics in this round included the symbiotic biological relationship, Napoleon’s birth island of Corsica and death island of St. Helena, and Jason Mendoza’s love of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars on The Good Place. There were ten perfect teams in this round.


The 6-4-2 on Monday was about the Pringles potato crisp brand; 26 teams submitted a correct six-point guess. We started the last round with a query about an upcoming film:

  • The upcoming 4th installment of which animated film series will once again feature the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, and Brian Cranston? 
  • Bonus: Which Oscar-winning actress will voice the antagonist in this film?

Most teams earned their wager for knowing of the upcoming Kung Fu Panda film, but only 10.4% knew that Viola Davis will be voicing The Chameleon. We moved on to subjects such as a Plato quote about Atlantis, the musical Evita, and a three-parter about board games. This round had five perfect scores. As the final question approached, these teams were in the overall lead:

FINAL QUESTION (60.44% success rate):

  • Which celebrity holds the Guinness World Record for Most Frequent Clapper in television history?

Congratulating spins, guesses, and prizes for decades on Wheel of Fortune, Vanna White has been acknowledged as TV’s most frequent clapper! That answer solidified a Perfect 21 for eight teams. At the end of the night, these were the high scores:


Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Bitch, Please  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Prince Songs)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Biblical Women)

Del Ray Pizzeria in Alexandria, VA: Demolition  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New York Giants (NFL))

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Hunks and Hunnies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stargate Atlantis)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Less Than Jake)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Southpaws  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Last Man Standing)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Madame Web)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Ten Thousand Dugongs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Texas Landmarks) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Alien Bounty Hunters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Avatar: the Last Airbender (TV))

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Titanic String Quartet  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Renaissance (Beyonce album))

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: No Clue Crew  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: One Direction)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Spider-Pig  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Flintstones Guest Stars)

Black Hog BBQ in Middletown, MD: Socrates Nuts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Saw (film series))

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Almost All-American  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Shriners)