The Fish are Biting at Tuesday Trivia!

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Tuesday night’s Pour House Trivia game was played at 21 venues by 242 total teams.

FIRST ROUND:

The first round had no individual question that played tough for the field. Here, we discussed states that border California, replaced animals in song lyrics with their scientific name, and celebrated the 46th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever‘s film premiere. This round had 31 perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

For Tuesday’s audio question, we played clips from a trio of 21st century TV shows: Curb Your Enthusiasm30 Rock, and Monk. Wagering points were earned by 44% of teams, but 9.9% identified all three series for bonus points. Other topics in this round included the NFL’s oldest stadiums, housing the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, and the glaucoma eye test. Eight teams earned perfect scores in this round.

HALFTIME:

At halftime, teams had to name celebrities with last names that are also adjectives (such as Taylor Swift and Martin Short), then fill in the numerical blanks in various song titles. The average score was just 13.6 points on a tough halftime page, which 18 teams aced. At halftime, one team stood just ahead of a large runner-up group:

  • DC Swampers (Olney): 92
  • NINE TEAMS TIED WITH 90 POINTS

THIRD ROUND:

We started the second half with Three Clues about a nursery rhyme:

  • Originally published in 1830, this nursery rhyme was based on a poem describing real events.
  • Its text was the first set of words ever recorded by Thomas Edison on his newly-invented phonograph in 1877.
  • Its five-word title contains the name of an ovine creature.

Just over 20% of the field named Mary Had a Little Lamb before the final clue to receive bonus credit. We moved on to subjects such as Christopher Luxon recently taking over as New Zealand‘s Prime Minister, the 2000s war film Jarhead, and the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts. Seven teams each recorded all 36 points in this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

There were 54 correct six-point guesses of Hawaii at the 6-4-2. The last round kicked off with a three-parter in which each answer started with D and ended with R, then we sampled a bit of cognac and took a trip to the moon with the upcoming Artemis NASA mission. The last question of the round proved to be Tuesday’s hardest:

  • Which three bands have names which appear in the subtitle of a Guitar Hero expansion pack?

While many teams answered with either the Beatles or Green Day, those bands were in Rock Band packs, not Guitar Hero; the bands in the latter franchise were AerosmithMetallica, and Van Halen. About 30% of teams earned their wager with two right answers, while 4.54% got all three. The only team to have a perfect fourth round was Blue Fog (Nighthawk). At the final question, these were the top scores:

FINAL QUESTION (67.36% success rate):

  • You don’t need to wait for the fish to bite or the wind to fly a kite to know that which book was the final book published by Dr. Seuss prior to his death?

The year before he passed, Dr. Seuss released Oh, the Places You’ll Go!. A trio of Perfect 21 teams played on Tuesday: Tell Your Dog I Said Hi (Dudley’s), Enough Already (Distilled), and Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll (Antietam). These teams finished atop the final Tuesday leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Grilled Cheese  (FIRST CATEGORY ON DEC. 21: Monty Python)

**NOTE: Mookie’s will be back to its regular Thursday night game on Dec. 21!**

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Crusty Broads  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: ADHD)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Gene Parmesan  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Christmas Music)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Dead Last  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 20th Century Physicists)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: MST  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NASA Space Shuttles)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: DC Swampers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: European Landmarks)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: What Would Snake Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Die Hard) 

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Magnum P.I. (original))

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Pancakes  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50 (U.S. States Work Permit Age of Consent))

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jimmy Buffett)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Enough Already  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Christmas Story)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON DEC. 26: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Nacho Trivia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pittsburgh)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Blue Fog  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Percy Jackson Books)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Hoof Hearted  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Reconstruction Era)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Three Sheets to the Wind  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Boxing)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Blinded by the Wine  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Doctor Who 60th Anniversary)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: 

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: ON HIATUS  (FIRST CATEGORY AFTER HIATUS: Star Trek)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Doy  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dragonball Z)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Trivia Bear  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Muppet Christmas Carol)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Hair Bands)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: Bitch, Please  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: National Capitals)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dazed and Confused Soundtrack)