The Fling is Good on Monday!
Olympics are good, but dammit- our trivia is right up there! Quite a few teams were making their mark and scaling our podiums, check the write up for who make the cut.
Sixteen teams battled it out tonight on this fine Monday night at DRP here in Alexandria. One of the things I like about this place is that there are always new faces getting a taste of PHT for their first time. Thanks again. Here are the results:
B58’s in 1st
MSC in 2nd
Worst Case Ontario in 3rd
We’re going back 100 years for next week’s first category, “August, 1916” ~ Ronnie
Tonight we opened up with a question about the TV show ‘The Practice’, which is apparently about a law firm, or something. The question asked for the character who appeared in a crossover episode from her own show as a lawyer, which a few teams knew was Ally McBeal. We also had a cool audio question about TV show theme songs, where all the shows had US cities in the title. This one actually ended up being tough, as ‘Dallas’ and ‘WKRP in Cincinatti’ weren’t easy for teams. ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ was a bit easier, but still not an easy one.
Halftime asked teams to identify movies, and they all had a hidden theme which was something about transportation. A few turned out to be complete stumpers on that one. We also asked for answers that had ‘FAT’ in them somewhere. In the second half, we started out with a tough European cities question, that really stumped some teams. Turns out nobody knee that Naples is one of the three most populous cities in Italy, behind Rome and Milan.
Tonight’s final question asked teams about world currency, and asked for the only country outside Latin America that still uses the Peso as its official currency. It turns out that Spain switched to the Euro in 2002, making the answer the Philippines! With that question, things changed a bit, as second place slid down to third, congrats to 404: Answer Not Found. The third place team managed to jump up a bit, with second going to Cotton Candy! And congrats on the win, nice job to That’s A Niner! Next week we open with a question about fast food, so I’ll see you all then!
Until next time,
Highlights of the Night:
In “How-High-Is-It”: The Washington DC question was a toughie tonight, with lots of teams going for the Washington Monument, and no one managing to get within the height range. Well, except one team. They in fact put the exact height of the Capitol Building as their bonus answer. Unfortunately, they put the Washington Monument too. That stung a bit even to announce!
In “My-Sincerest-Apologies”: So normally when I have big long words that I’ve never heard said aloud before in my set list, I forwarn and apologize in advance in case I butcher it. I didn’t do that tonight for the stamps question because I didn’t think I’d have any stamp collectors in the house. So when not one but two yell out the correct pronunciation on me…*sigh* my apologies to the philatelists in the house!
After a tricky final shook things up at the end, we had our podium.
Honorable Mention tonight went to Kitten Mittens!
In second place tonight, Walking Talking Steven Hawking!
In first place tonight, PC Principals!
Great game everyone! Next week you guys will start the game off with a Gilmore Girls category! Study up on those fast talking mothers and daughters. Thank you all so much for being so welcoming to me as I fill in in the absence of your new permanent host! I had a great time and hope you did too! I’ll see you around, maybe at an end of the season tournament.