Take a Number, Tuesday Trivia!

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Nineteen locations played host to Tuesday’s edition of Pour House Trivia, in which 233 teams took part.


An easy-peasy first round handled topics such as the Miranda rights Supreme Court case stemming from an incident in Arizona, Monaco’s land border with France, and the inspiration behind the 1960s TV show The Fugitive. The latter topic had the least successful bonus chance in the first half; just 12% of teams knew that show’s title character was played by actor David Janssen. However, 12 teams were able to put together a perfect first round.


For the game’s audio question, teams heard a trio of songs with the word shake in the title; namely, Elvis Presley’s Shake Rattle and Roll, Shake Your Booty by KC and the Sunshine Band, and Baauer’s Harlem Shake. Another solid round featured questions about plankton, musician Ricky Martin‘s stint on General Hospital, and the William Golding novel Lord of the Flies. This round had the most perfect scores, at 23.


Tuesday’s halftime topics were soda brands and determining whether each of a list of movie musicals won the Oscar for Best Picture. The average score was 14.8 points out of 20, while seven perfect scores were turned in. At the halftime break, these were the top teams:


In the third round, we gave Three Clues about a specific landmark:

  • This landmark was named for the daughter of 19th century businessman Stephen Toof.
  • This landmark is the namesake for a Grammy-winning album released in 1986.
  • This landmark is the second most visited house in the U.S, after The White House.

Only 6% of teams earned bonus points for naming Graceland before the final clue was read, making this question the hardest bonus opportunity on Tuesday. The round’s final question concerned the Superman references found in every episode of Seinfeld; on this one, 12% of teams got bonus points for naming either writer Jerry Siegel or artist Joe Shuster, both credited with creating the superhero. Two perfect teams were found in the third: Demolition (Ramparts) and William Shaqspeare (Smoketown).


The letter O was the 6-4-2 topic on Tuesday, and 19 teams named it early enough to earn all six points. The last round of the evening had topics such as Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler‘s leading roles in the 2017 film The House, the element helium, and the deadpan style of comedy. At the end of the round, we gave the night’s most difficult wagering question:

  • Who is the only individual in the history of the NBA to have won the Most Valuable Player Award, the Coach of the Year Award, and the Executive of the Year Award?

A little less than 30% of the field had the correct answer: Larry Bird, who won Coach of the Year with the Indiana Pacers. Perfect scores in this round were recorded by nine teams. These were the highest scores after four rounds of play:

FINAL QUESTION (17.6% success rate):

  • What is the only electronic product inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame with a number in its name?

The only Hall of Fame toy with that distinction is the Atari 2600! Unfortunately, that answer did not provide any team with a Perfect 21 game. Tuesday’s final standings were led by these squads:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Office Space)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Redrum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: James Bond Gadgets)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Wayne Road Blues  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift’s Ex-Boyfriends)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney World Magic Kingdom Rides)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Picklebacks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kelly’s Heroes)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Justified (TV series))

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: St. Joe’s  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Presidential Campaigns)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: William O. Douglas)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Harry Potter Book or Film?)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Home Improvement)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Baltimore Orioles or New York Yankees?)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Soup Boys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Sopranos)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Mouse Trap  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Freddie Barkury  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The American Revolution)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: The Ocho  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cosmo Kramer)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Quantum Mechanics)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Turd Sandwiches  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World Geography)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Knights  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World Capitals)

Greene Turtle in Brandywine, MD: Sharon  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Beyonce)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Aristocats Characters)