Songs in the Key of Thursday Trivia!

Several of our Thursday teams clinched house championships this week, as we welcomed 126 teams across 16 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Thursday’s game opened with a question concerning this film character:

Our nightly Three Clues question looked at the life and work of writer Hunter S. Thompson.  After closing the round with the topics of NBA MVPs and U.S. geography, we saw 14 teams earn a perfect first round score.

SECOND ROUND:

“Dance” music highlighted Tuesday’s audio question, as we listened to “Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats, “Just Dance” by Lady Gaga, and “Stolen Dance” by Milky Chance.  Later, we discussed Haitian leaders, the academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa, and this statue which proves that the residents of Salem, Massachusetts has a twisted sense of humor:

Eight teams ran the table in the second round by posting 36 points.

HALFTIME:

Exterior restaurant designs and “street” songs were the featured topics on Thursday’s halftime page.  Scores were slightly lower than normal, as the overall average reached 15.3 points, while seven teams recorded a perfect score of 20 points.  As reflected in Thursday’s halftime leaderboard, one particular venue had a rather easy time with the halftime page:

THIRD ROUND:

After kicking off Thursday’s second half with a military themed three-part question, we moved on to the topics of the mythical king Oedipus, the islands of Thailand, and the notable quotes spoken by this politician:

Eleven teams answered all three bonus questions correctly to earn 36 third round points.

FOURTH ROUND:

After discussing the Disney character of Ariel in the 6-4-2 question, the final round featured questions concerning the music of Stevie Wonder, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, and this antiquated method of conveyance:

Twelve teams earned a perfect final round score.  These were your highest scoring teams heading into Thursday’s final question:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (24.9% success rate):

–> Debuting on HBO in 1977 and currently airing on Showtime, which show airing weekly from September through February holds the record for the longest running U.S. cable television series by number of seasons?

Many teams were on the right track by recognizing the fact that the correct answer revolved around pro football.  However, less than one-fourth of the field responded correctly with “Inside the NFL”.  Congratulations to the four teams that answered every wagering question correctly on Thursday night to record the Perfect 21: Comfortably Dum (Champion), Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s), Not Your Team (Dawg House), and 50 Shades of Gray Matter (Dawg House).  Here is your final Thursday leaderboard:

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Lowered Expectations   (Next week’s first category: “Rambo”)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Bazinga   (Next week’s first category: “Parks and Recreation”)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA:  Washington Foreskins   (Next week’s first category: The D.E.N.N.I.S. System)

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Uranus Fly Trap   (Next week’s first category: Wes Anderson)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  This is How We Go Down   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Annual or Perennial?)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Tuna Noodle Casserole   (Next week’s first category: Jon Sings Stevie Wonder)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  State of the Fart   (Next week’s first category: Latin Plant Names)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  Being Fat and Stupid   (Next week’s first category: Airport Codes)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Big Brain   (Next week’s first category: Computer Security)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Not Your Team   (Next week’s first category: Yogi Berra Quotes)

The Derby in New Market, MD:  Crazy Cat People   (Next week’s first category: Horse Racing Triple Crown Winners)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA:  Semicircle of Trust   (Next week’s first category: 1990s Alternative Rock)

Jockey Bar and Grill in Boonsboro, MD:  Hard Boiled Eggs and Nuts   (Next week’s first category: Frank Zappa)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  There Goes the Gayborhood   (Next week’s first category: “Sydney Sailboat”)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Brother of Menelaus   (Next week’s first category: “True Lies”)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  F. U. Darts   (Next week’s first category: “Shrek”)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: Jon Sings Seattle Music)