Scarlett Envy at Tuesday Trivia!
Fifteen area locations played host to Pour House Trivia on Tuesday for a total of 168 teams.
Almost a fifth of our teams cruised through the opening round on Tuesday with a perfect score. They did so by acing topics such as Harley Quinn‘s popularity as a Halloween costume after the first Suicide Squad film, Chairman Mao‘s quotations in the Little Red Book, and the many names of the Miami Dolphins‘ stadium over the years. The latter carried a bonus question about the current name of that NFL stadium, which is Hard Rock Stadium.
For the audio question, teams were asked to name song titles that were identical to titles of TV shows from the 2000s; over three-quarters of the field named at least two for wagering points, but 26% named Heroes by David Bowie, Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Hills by The Weeknd to collect two extra points. Later in the round, a question on the human body proved to be the most difficult of the first half:
- The alimentary canal is part of which system of the human body?
That name is another moniker for the GI tract, part of the digestive system, which was correctly named by a little more than half of our teams. In all, seven perfect scores were recorded in this round.
A very adorable top half of the halftime page showcased kiddos dressed up as famous movie characters for Halloween, while the bottom part asked teams to match sporting events to the month of 2022 in which they are being held. While the average team score here was 17.7 points, there were 62 perfect scores. A perfect trio topped the halftime leaderboard:
- Stamp Collectors (Ramparts): 92
- Tell Your Dog I Said Hi (Ramparts): 92
- Bringing Pickleback (Dudley’s): 92
- Quizzy McTriviaface (Antietam): 91
- Barking Pumpkins (Rhodeside): 90
- See You Next Tuesday (Ramparts): 90
Tuesday’s second half started off with a question about the next two years that can be expressed in just three Roman numerals (2050 or MML, then 2100 or MMC), followed by a tall boy of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. The round’s most difficult wagering question was one of the musical variety:
- Celebrating her 38th birthday, which singer began her recording career as a teenage singer of Christian music before releasing the pop album One of the Boys?
About 64% of the field named Katy Perry, while a round-low 17% knew her real name of Katy Hudson, the name she released her Christian music under. Perfect scores here were achieved by Our Defending Champions (Cuginis), Off in the Park (Solace Outpost – FC), Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside), and Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s).
We hit blackjack on a 6-4-2 where 21 teams named Singapore from a single clue for all six points. There were two tricky questions in the fourth round, which began with this:
- Bill Mazeroski and Joe Carter are the only two players in MLB history to win the World Series with a walk-off home run, doing so respectively with which two teams?
Mazeroski did it in 1960 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, while Carter did it 33 years later for the Toronto Blue Jays. Roughly 52% named at least one of those teams, but 29% doubled up with both teams for extra points. We soon reached the wagering question with the lowest success rate, this Three Clues question:
- CLUE 1: This is the title of a 1936 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
- CLUE 2: This is the title of a 2014 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- CLUE 3: The Beastie Boys song parodied 1970s television cop shows in the music video for this song.
This was the rare question where no teams got any bonus points, as the entirety of the 49% of correct guesses of Sabotage came in after all three clues were read. This round concluded with questions on the maraschino cherry and escape artist Harry Houdini. Due to the Three Clues question, there were no perfect scores in this round. Before the final question, these were the best scores:
- Off in the Park (Solace Outpost – FC): 163
- Our Defending Champions (Cuginis): 163
- Attack of the Puppet People (Rhodeside): 162
- Bringing Pickleback (Dudley’s): 162
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 161
- Stamp Collectors (Ramparts): 161
FINAL QUESTION (47% success rate):
- Originally published during the 1930s, what was the first Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to be adapted into a film that won the Best Picture Oscar?
That novel is Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind. Six teams recorded a Perfect 21 on Tuesday by earning points on all 21 wagering questions in the game. We had a two-way tie for the high score at the end of the night:
- Stamp Collectors (Ramparts): 172
- In Last Place (Antietam): 172
- Attack of the Puppet People (Rhodeside): 171
- Tell Your Dog I Said Hi (Ramparts): 171
- Lake Okeechobee Gang (Dudley’s): 169
- Aristocrats (Distilled): 169
- Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll (Antietam): 168
- Bringing Pickleback (Dudley’s): 168
- NoVa Compensators (Nighthawk): 166
- Way Off Base (Nighthawk): 166
- More Clues (Gentleman Jim’s): 166
A shoutout to Second to Last (Gentleman Jim’s), which put up 176 points while playing over the limit with more than seven players.
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Joe Dirt)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Dumber Than We Look (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pickleball)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: ON HIATUS (FIRST CATEGORY UPON RETURN: Sports Franchise Relocations)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Lake Okeechobee Gang (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Halloween (holiday))
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classic Universal Monster Films)
Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Trigonometry)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: 1960s New York Yankees or 1960s New York Giants?)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Aristocrats (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: True Crime)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: In Last Place (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World War II Aviation)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: More Clues (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New York Mets)
Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Way Off Base (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Super Bowl MVPs)
Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Metallica)
Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Cell Phony Baloney (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Old Time Radio)
Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Love is Blind Rejects (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Monty Python and the Holy Grail)
Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD: Double Secret Probation (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bluegrass Music)
Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Attack of the Puppet People (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Celebrities’ Original Names)