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Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia was hosted at 17 locations for 229 teams. The top-attended venues were Solace Outpost (23 teams) and Mustang Sally Brewing (20 teams).

FIRST ROUND:

The opening round on Thursday celebrated the 55th birthday of the Special Olympics and Luxembourg’s neighbors, FranceGermany, and Belgium. At the end of the round, we asked about a certain award-winning actress:

  • What actress won two Primetime Emmys for her role as Carrie Mathison on the Showtime series Homeland?
  • For a two-point bonus: She earned her first Emmy nomination as the lead role on what short-lived 1990s dramedy series?

Just under half of our teams correctly named Claire Danes, while the bonus part of the question concerned her lead role on 90s cult TV classic My So-Called Life. This was the most successful round overall, as 31 teams had a perfect score.

SECOND ROUND:

The lowest bonus rate of the first half came on Thursday’s audio question, which played three clips of Cate Blanchett film scenes. Almost 20% named all three: Elizabeth (The Golden Age)The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Indiana Jones (and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). Other subjects in this round included the sleeping habits of koalasCamila Cabello‘s chart-topping single Havana, and the hardcourt tennis Grand Slam tournaments of the U.S. Open and Australia Open. We were down to 12 perfect teams in this round.

HALFTIME:

Famous top-hatted pop culture figures and historical people’s on-screen depictions were the topics of Thursday’s halftime sheet. The average score was 17.4 points and 61 teams earned all 20 points here. A five-way tie for first spotlighted the halftime standings:

THIRD ROUND:

The second half began with questions on the Fat Tire flagship beer of the New Belgium Brewing Company and the Battle of Wavre at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. The toughest wagering query of the round came on Thursday’s Three Clues:

  • CLUE 1: In the nursery rhyme Little Bunny Foo Foo, the good fairy threatens to turn the bunny into this if he doesn’t behave. 
  • CLUE 2: In the Popeye cartoons, the character of Alice was this type of creature.
  • CLUE 3: As a reference to a type of hockey player, this was the title of a 2011 film starring Seann William Scott.

About 47% of the field earned their wager with a correct answer of goon, while a game-low 12% got bonus points for answering correctly before the final clue. Another low bonus rate (15%) came at the end of the round on a question about Impressionist painter Claude Monet‘s resting place in the French commune of Giverny. Five perfect scores were recorded in this round, the fewest of any on Thursday.

FOURTH ROUND:

Thursday’s 6-4-2 about Bruce Willis film The Sixth Sense saw 12 teams name it at the first clue for the maximum six points. We started the fourth round with Thursday’s hardest wagering question:

  • Joining the European Union in 2004, which country is essentially divided into Greek- and Turkish-controlled areas?

Cyprus was named by 36% of the field, while 21% added bonus points for knowing its capital, Nicosia. Just exceeded that get rate was the very next query:

  • Which 1990s tv sitcom starred Mark Curry as a former NBA player turned high school teacher?

About 37% knew the TGIF staple Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper. We moved on to La Bamba singer Ritchie Valens and an Over/Under three-parter. This round had seven perfect teams. While there was no longer a tie at the top of the standings, things were still very close before the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (49.34% success rate):

  • What company’s logo combines the crest of the city of Stuttgart with a portion of the coat of arms from the former Württemberg Kingdom?

That combination gets you the logo for Porsche. That right answer gave 12 teams a Perfect 21 designation on Thursday! These were the top scores at the end of the night:

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Ask Me Know Questions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Black Crowes or Counting Crows?)

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Battle of New Orleans)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Smartacus  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Andy Griffith Show)

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: Save the Clock Tower  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Formula One)

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Burnt Ends  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mushrooms)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Jibbitz  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Homestar Runner)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Bridal Party  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tallahassee)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Better Lucky Than Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Americans)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Cuck a Doodle Doo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Miami Dolphins)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: THEME GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Roller Coasters)

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

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Purr and the Kitty Kats  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Javascript Frameworks)

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Mashley  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Where Are They Now?)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Flux Capacitors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hand Tools)

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Pandas Need Beer  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Washington Redskins)

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: Unhinged  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NASCAR)

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Diamond Dogs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hayao Miyazaki Films)

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

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kevin Spacey Films

Mustang Sally Brewing in Falls Church, VA: Waiting For Ted  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Marvel Comics)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: We Real Cool  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1960s Duets)