Rerun Away with Monday Trivia!

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Fourteen locations hosted 149 total teams on Monday evening for Pour House Trivia, led by a 20-team event at Ragtime.


A pair of bonus chances proved to be tricky in the first round. First, a question about this year’s People Magazine Sexiest Man AlivePatrick Dempsey, saw just 23% of the field earn extra points for knowing he can currently be seen in the film Thanksgiving. We followed that up with the night’s Three Clues, this time about a certain animal:

  • Scientifically speaking, this animal’s name is Panthera pardus.
  • In the Cary Grant film Bringing Up Baby, the title character is a member of this species.
  • According to Chapter 13 of the Old Testament’s Book of Jeremiah, this animal species can’t change its spots.

About 14% of teams submitted the correct answer, the leopard, before the final clue for bonus credit. We finished the round with a viewing of 60 Minutes and a trip to Japan‘s Winter Olympic cities of Sapporo and Nagano. This round’s perfect teams were Killer Snails (Quincy’s) and Peanut Butter Jelly Time (William Jeffrey’s).


Monday’s audio question played three Oscar-winning songs: Fame by Irene Cara, You’ll Be in My Heart by Phil Collins, and Skyfall by Adele. The last question of the round scaled up a little bit:

  • The Beaufort Scale is used to measure which concept?

Roughly 59% of the field knew the Beaufort Scale measures wind speed; however, 10.7% answered correctly before we revealed the multiple choice component, earning bonus points for doing so. Other topics in this round included the Taj Mahal and the Time Warner merger with America Online in 2000. A game-high six perfect scores were earned in this round.


Funko POPs of film characters from franchises such as Scream and Rocky were shown atop the halftime sheet, while the bottom section asked teams to match musical acts to their album. The average score was 17.9 points, but 33 teams earned a perfect 20-pointer. A few teams made it into the 90s by the halftime break:


Early in the second half, we gave this military question:

  • In the 1970s, Anna Mae Hays became the first woman to attain which U.S. military rank?

Hays was the first U.S. general, an answer submitted by 39% of teams. The very next question proved to be a tough one to earn bonus points on:

  • John Travolta’s character in Pulp Fiction is the brother of another character in which other Quentin Tarantino film? 
  • Bonus: What is the alias used by Travolta’s brother in this film?

Most teams knew Travolta’s character of Vincent Vega is the brother of Michael Madsen’s character from Reservoir Dogs, but only 10% of the field knew Vic Vega’s alias is Mr. Blonde. Two teams were perfect in this round: Smart on the Avenue (DRP) and Dynamite (Rockwell).


Sixty teams earned the full six points on Monday’s 6-4-2 about the city of Chicago. The night’s last round kicked off with this literary query:

  • Which early 20th century children’s novel was originally entitled The Mole and the Water Rat?
  • Bonus: Who is the author of this book?

Not only was this the most difficult wagering question on Monday, it also carried the lowest bonus rate of the game. The Wind in the Willows was named by 38% of teams, while 8.7% of the field also identified author Kenneth Grahame. In other fourth-round action, teams studied lithium, celebrated baseball MVPs Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuña Jr, and took part in a U.S. geography Triple 50/50. In this round, H.R. Pufnstuf (DRP) and Patio Playas (Aslin) each earned all 36 points. These were the top scores before the final question:

  • Smart on the Avenue (DRP): 161
  • Bass Slappers (Il Forno): 159
  • Patio Playas (Aslin): 159
  • Demolition (DRP): 158
  • How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s): 158
  • Santos L Halper (Ragtime): 158

FINAL QUESTION (76.51% success rate):

  • What was the first TV series to use reruns of its original programming, while its star recovered from her pregnancy?

In the 1950s, I Love Lucy introduced the rerun, doing so while Lucille Ball recovered from giving birth. Just one team put together a Perfect 21 on Monday: Dog Park Mafia (William Jeffrey’s). The night concluded with these high scores:


Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: No Child Jeff Behind  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Digital Underground)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Bet Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Arcane)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: Alternative Facts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kansas (band))

Del Ray Pizzeria in Alexandria, VA: Demolition  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wrestlemania History)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Team Blaine  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Grunge Music)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Kramerica  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rolling Stones Songs)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Dog Park Mafia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Somalia)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Santos L Halper  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Shots at the Bar) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Patio Playas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tourist Traps)

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: Not Too Couples  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Grey’s Anatomy)

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

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Bass Slappers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disneyland)