Repeat After Me: It’s Wednesday Trivia!
Pour House Trivia hosted 152 teams this past Wednesday across its 18 venues.
The opening set of questions were easy peasy for Wednesday’s squads. We started with a bit of film material Flubber, which was a portmanteau of flying and rubber. From there, we covered topics such as Jane Austen characters, Cal Ripken Jr.‘s record-setting 2131st consecutive MLB game played, and the Galapagos Islands. A game-high 17 perfect scores were recorded in this round.
Wednesday’s audio question played clips of drunk characters in three different TV comedies: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Bob’s Burgers, and Parks and Recreation. Other subjects in this round included the Lame Duck U.S. Constitutional amendment and the parsec unit of distance. The first half concluded with this flashback to some infamous musical clothing:
- Although they are called parachute pants, this type of clothing is now mostly associated with which hip hop artist from the 1990s?
- Bonus: What is this artist’s real first name?
Most of our teams earned wagers for naming MC Hammer, but only 5.9% of the field knew his real name is Stanley. A perfect score was out of reach for our teams in this round.
Halftime tasks included naming TV characters and giving a set of answers that each included the name of an MLB team. Only four perfect scores were recorded here on a halftime sheet that had an average tally of 12.4 points. We reached the halftime break with these top-scoring teams:
- Billy Crystal Balls (Quinn’s): 88
- Carpet Stretchers (T.J. Stone’s): 86
- Satan’s School for Girls (Memories): 85
- Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 85
- Not the Doctors You’re Looking For (Grape Escape): 84
- Stink Floyd (Belles’): 84
We opened the second half with this question:
What is the last name of the Philippine president who was named Time Magazine Person of the Year for 1986?
Bonus points were earned by 9.8% of teams who named Corazon Aquino before an additional crossword clue was revealed. Later in the round, we got a little workout in:
- What workout regimen takes its name from the Greek words for beauty and strength?
About 36% of the field identified calisthenics as the appropriate workout. The round ended with a query about actor Hank Azaria in which a game-low four teams earned perfect scores for knowing the performer earned an Emmy for his guest role on the Showtime series Ray Donovan. Billy Crystal Balls (Quinn’s) was this round’s only perfect team.
Wednesday’s 6-4-2 about Bolivia had 41 teams name it after a single clue for all six points. Halfway through the fourth round, we shanked one into the water:
- Doing so in 1945, which PGA golfer holds the record by winning 18 tournaments in a single season?
- Bonus: The annual golf tournament named for this golfer takes place around the metro area of which city?
Teams could’ve used a mulligan on this one, as just 12.5% of the field correctly named Byron Nelson; 9.2% went on to name Dallas for bonus credit. Other topics in this round included the third installment of Denzel Washington’s The Equalizer film series, the anglerfish, and Lainey Wilson hit country track Watermelon Moonshine. In this round, Sexual Chocolate (Memories) and Billy Crystal Balls (Quinn’s) each earned all 36 points. Before the final question, these teams were in the lead:
- Billy Crystal Balls (Quinn’s): 166
- Donner Party People (Quinn’s): 159
- Not the Doctors You’re Looking For (Grape Escape): 157
- Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 156
- Power Vacuum (Belles’): 152
FINAL QUESTION (83.55% success rate):
- Products such as Copy Cat, Follow Me, and Pocket Repeat were knockoffs of which classic game?
The aforementioned games were knockoffs of Simon. Wednesday’s only Perfect 21 team was Billy Crystal Balls (Quinn’s), which also ended up comfortably ahead of the field in the night’s final standings:
- Billy Crystal Balls (Quinn’s): 178
- Not the Doctors You’re Looking For (Grape Escape): 165
- Toasty (Grape Escape): 164
- Titanic Was an Inside Job (Hops N Shine): 160
- Power Vacuum (Belles’): 159
- Stink Floyd (Belles’): 158
- Carpet Stretchers (T.J. Stone’s): 158
- Rememberalls (T.J. Stone’s): 156
- Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 156
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 155 POINTS
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bruce Springsteen)
Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Quantum Computing)
Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Billy Crystal Balls (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: College Football Mascots)
GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: What’s That Smell? (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hannah Recites a Classic Commercial)
TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Gospel of John)
Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Tug and the Heartstrings (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Depeche Mode)
Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: Comfortably Dumb (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gilmore Girls)
Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Titanic Was an Inside Job (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: European Rivers)
Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Rememberalls (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Schitt’s Creek)
T.J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Carpet Stretchers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MLB Wild Card Games)
Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Mack Attack (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fourth Generation Pokemon)
Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Not the Doctors You’re Looking For (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Young Justice)
Shipgarten in McLean, VA: Rat Funk (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Wars Prequel Memes)
Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Second Breakfast Club (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: What We Do in the Shadows (TV series))
Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA:
Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD: A New Hope (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Bronte Sisters)
Foster’s Grille in South Riding, VA: We Like to Come From Behind (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wedding Films)
Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Boldly Arrowski (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Twilight Zone (original))
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:
Augie’s Mussel House in Alexandria, VA: Smartinis (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: I Dream of Jeannie)