Taking Monday Trivia by the Horns!

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Eleven locations hosted a total of 119 local teams for the first Pour House Trivia outing in August. We also welcomed our newest venue, Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg!


A question about swimming’s butterfly and breaststroke came before the first round’s hardest wagering question, a three-parter on band names that contain body parts. About 71% of Monday’s teams named at least two of RadioheadNine Inch Nails, and the Flaming Lips for wagering points, but 35% got bonus points for having all three of those correct answers. The round wrapped up with questions on the hippopotamus and Sicily, the Mediterranean Sea’s largest island. A game-high sixteen teams earned perfect scores in this round.


Live-action Disney films were the topic of Monday’s audio clue, which came before one of the second round’s tough wagering questions. The first involved an upcoming novel:

  • The upcoming book Fairy Tale tells the story of Charlie Reade, a 17-year-old who obtains keys to an alternate reality. This book will be the 64th novel written by which American?

Just over half the field had the correct answer of Stephen King. The next question, about former two-time U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, saw only 13% of teams correctly name Clement Atlee as the PM in between Churchill’s two terms in office. The hardest wagering and bonus chances came in a single package to end this round:

  • A 1995 episode of The Simpsons entitled Lemon of Troy centered on the rivalry between Springfield and a neighboring town. Name that town, or name the item that was used as a modern stand-in for the Trojan Horse in this episode.

Springfield’s rivalry with Shelbyville was highlighted here, including the RV owned by Ned Flanders used as a Trojan Horse-esque object in the episode. Either of those answers was given by 45% of the field, while 10 percent nailed both answers. As one of those teams, Cobra Kai (DRP) achieved the only perfect second-round score on Monday.


Television series by Funko Pop figurines topped the halftime sheet, followed by advertising slogans that had to be matched up to the corresponding candy bar brand. On average, teams scored 16.6 points on this page and perfect scores were earned by 29 teams. The top seven teams at halftime came from just two venues:

  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 92
  • Just Guessing (DRP): 89
  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 89
  • Legalized Gambling (DRP): 88
  • I Don’t Know (DRP): 88
  • Jerk and Thrive (Rockwell): 88
  • Three Clues/One Cup (Rockwell): 88


The third round is sometimes gonna do third-round things, and that was no different on Monday where it contained the most difficult wagering and bonus questions of the whole game. Starting off with the Langston Hughes poem Harlem and the Gallup polling company, we turned to the night’s Three Clues question where only four teams named the rat before the final clue for bonus points. The last question of the round was the biggest pain to the overall field:

  • Based on a 60 Minutes interview, which Oscar-nominated film features Russell Crowe as a tobacco industry whistleblower?

One-fifth of our teams named The Insider, while seven of those teams added two extra points for knowing Christopher Plummer had a turn in that film portraying real-life reporter Mike Wallace. No teams secured a perfect third-round score.


Benjamin Franklin was named by 19 teams from a single clue to get the maximum score in the 6-4-2. We started the fourth discussing the hit country song Circles Around This Town by Maren Morris, then reached the round’s toughest wagering question:

  • Which two words, each ending with the same set of three letters, are used to refer to the Moon’s closest and furthest points from the Earth during the course of its orbit?

Teams needed both of those words for wagering points, and 29% did so with answers of perigee and apogee. Other topics in the round included TV drama Pretty Little Liars, the unique bottle-sealing method by Maker’s Mark, and a three-parter on historical events on August 1sts of years past. Another round with only one perfect score saw Why Are You Up? (DRP) earn that honor. We headed into the final question with this quintet atop the standings:

  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 162
  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 162
  • Why Are You Up? (DRP): 157
  • Legalized Gambling (DRP): 156
  • That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 156

FINAL QUESTION (32.8% success rate):

  • What is the only current team to have made at least two appearances in the NBA Finals without ever having lost a Finals series?

All in the 1990s, the Chicago Bulls are a perfect 6-for-6 in NBA Finals appearances. That’s So Clavin (Cushwa) and Cobra Kai (DRP) went above and beyond to secure a Perfect 21, becoming the only Monday squads to answer all 21 wagering questions correctly. These teams took the top spots at the end of Monday’s game:


Ellie’s Pub in Winchester, VA: Dubliners  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Roots Music (genre))

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: That’s So Clavin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pittsburgh Panthers Football)

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Better Call Saul)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Team Holt  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pittsburgh Steelers Accomplishments)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Jerk and Thrive  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pitbull)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: The House Never Wins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Retired Philadelphia Eagles)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Reasonable Doubt  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Naruto)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Van Buren Boys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Godfather) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: First on First  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Shawshank Redemption)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dustin Hoffman Films)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Bass Slappers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Severance)