Spencer? Thursday Trivia Doesn’t Know ‘Er!

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Aslin Beer Co brought in 26 teams while Olde Mother welcomed 20 more as part of Pour House Trivia’s Thursday night game. In all, 21 locations hosted a total of 232 teams.

FIRST ROUND:

Questions about Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in The Sound of Music and the origins of the word hallucinate were given in the first round of the evening. The round concluded with an historical NBA query:

  • Which team reached the NBA Finals for ten straight seasons starting in 1957?
  • Bonus: Which franchise was the only team to beat your answer in the finals during this time? 

Most teams were able to name the Boston Celtics, which won nine NBA titles in that ten-year span; the only loss came in 1958 to the then-St. Louis Hawks, named by just five teams! Three of those squads came out of the first round with a perfect score: Donner Party People (Solace Outpost), Dave Martinez School of Management (BBOP), and Dead Sea Squirrels (Aslin).

SECOND ROUND:

The audio question became Thursday’s toughest way to earn wagering points, as teams were asked to identify a trio of titles that began with the word Wild. One-eighth of the field received their wager for naming at least two of Wild Night (Van Morrison), Wild Child (Kenny Chesney), and Wild Side (Normani feat. Cardi B), while only three teams received bonus points for all three titles. Other topics in this round included CMT’s Trick My Truck which was based on MTV’s Pimp My Ride, the early baseball-announcing days of Ronald Reagan, and the Cinnabon baked goods chain. First on First (Mile 20) had this round’s lone perfect score.

HALFTIME:

Blue animated characters such as Stitch, Captain Planet, and Thomas the Tank Engine were featured at the top of the halftime page, while the bottom part showcased blue-titled songs and their artists. Our teams may have been a little blue after this part of the game, as well: the average score was just 14.3 points, with Ask Me Know Questions (Smoketown) submitting the only perfect page. At the halftime break, these were the highest scores:

THIRD ROUND:

Three Clues about actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus kicked off second-half play on Thursday, followed by topics such as the term googly and now-defunct Olympic host countries USSRWest Germany, and Yugoslavia. This question ended the round and became the second-half’s toughest wagering chance:

  • Which brand of vodka features nearly 30 flavored varieties, including such options as Salted Caramel, Cherry Lemonade, and Cake?
  • Bonus: Which company currently owns this brand?

About 18% of the field correctly named Pinnacle as the vodka brand, but only one teamPickle Posse (Loudoun Kitchen) — knew that brand is currently owned by Beam Suntory. As such, no teams went perfect in this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

Almost 45% of the field identified Barbie on the six-point clue for Thursday’s 6-4-2. A couple of bonus questions played tough in this round. First, a question about Giuseppe Garibaldi’s role in the unification of Italy carried a 17% bonus rate for teams that named Garibaldi’s Redshirt volunteers. Two questions later, we asked about The Citadel in South Carolina; here, 15% of teams knew that college’s athletic teams are named the Bulldogs. This round’s most difficult wagering question came next:

  • Which track from Alanis Morissette’s debut album contains the lyrics Swallow it down (what a jagged little pill)?

Morissette namedropped her album in the song You Learn, named by 28% of teams. Dave Martinez School of Management (BBOP) and Heavy Metal Parking Lot (Aslin) had perfect scores in this round. With just the final question remaining, these were the top squads:

FINAL QUESTION (18.1% success rate):

  • In 1812, Spencer Perceval became the only holder of what office to be assassinated?

To this day, Perceval is the only Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to be assassinated while in office. This game had no teams earn the Perfect 21 since none submitted correct answers to each wagering question. However, these teams finished the night on top:

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Painful Burning Sensation  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Yoga)

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Einsteins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bacon)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Educated Friends  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1960s One-Hit Wonders (audio))

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: What’s My Name Again?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Original or Cover? (audio))

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Too Many Jeffs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Back to the Future)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Mad Facts: Query Road  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Coco)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MLB World Series)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Hillbilly Geniuses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fourth Wing)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Alley Cats  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: James Bond Theme Songs)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD:

Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Transparent Eyeballs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Firefighting)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Donner Party People  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Speakers of the House)

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Pickleballers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Children’s Books)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Our Flag Means Death)

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Pandas Need Beer  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Characters)

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: El Cid (not the film))

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Only Murders in the Cluster  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek (original series))

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Scared Money Don’t Make Money  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pit Bulls)

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: Jibbitz  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Children’s Literature

Mustang Sally Brewing in Falls Church, VA: C Minus  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NASA Probes)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Khaki Scouts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Frankenstein)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Maine Vein  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Ghosts)