Thursday Trivia is on a Perfect Adventure!

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For Thursday’s Pour House Trivia game, we hosted 315 teams at 25 locations! The highest-attended spots were Solace Outpost and its 25 teams, plus twin 22-teamers at Olde Mother Brewing and Mustang Sally Brewing.

FIRST ROUND:

Topics covered in the first round included Tom Welling‘s portrayal of Superman on Smallville, the 44th anniversary of the American Miracle on Ice men’s hockey victory over the Soviet Union, and the Percy Jackson literary series authored by Rick Riordan. At the round’s conclusion, 13 teams still had perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

Much like the first round, round two was a solid effort for the majority of our teams. An audio question kicked things off, which featured three songs with the word Light in the title: Madonna‘s Ray of LightBeyonce‘s Green Light, and Lover of the Light by Mumford and Sons. Teams also took a trip to North Dakota, viewed Unbreakable sequels Split and Glass, and bought themselves a Rolex. A game-high 20 perfect scores were recorded in the second round.

HALFTIME:

One toy for each decade of the 20th century was showcased at the top of Thursday’s halftime page, which asked teams to name the decade in which each item debuted. For the bottom half, they then had to match performers to the film for which they received their first acting Academy Award. The average score was 13.7 points, but 49 teams notched all 20 points. One team was better than perfect at the halftime intermission:

THIRD ROUND:

Three Roles for actor Timothee Chalamet were given at the start of the second half, followed by this explorer question:

  • Which four-letter word follows Golden in the name of the primary ship commanded by Sir Francis Drake?

This was the toughest wagering question of the night, as 21% of the field knew of the Golden Hind. We immediately followed that with this query about a fashion designer:

  • Best known by her nickname, which French woman was the only fashion designer to appear on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century?
  • Bonus: This woman’s actual first name was which name starting with the letter G?

Most teams earned their wager with Coco Chanel, but 10.1% added a pair of bonus points for knowing her first name was Gabrielle. This round featured six perfect teams.

FOURTH ROUND:

There were 50 correct six-point guesses of North Korea in the night’s 6-4-2. Among the last round’s subjects, we covered Portland Trail Blazer career scoring leaders Damian Lillard and Clyde Drexler, Chuck Woolery’s we’ll be back in two and two catchphrase on Love Connection, and the volcanic inspiration behind the name of the Shasta soft drink brand. Eleven teams popped a perfect score in this round. We swung into the final question with these teams in the lead:

FINAL QUESTION (27.62% success rate):

  • While watching a movie that was based on his life, which 1980s title character decides to leave early while speaking the film’s final line to his girlfriend: I don’t have to see it, Dottie. I lived it.?

Pee-Wee Herman delivered that line at the end of Pee-Wee’s Big AdventureOnce again, we had a pair of Perfect 21 teams on Thursday: Cat in the Chat (Loudoun Kitchen) and Team Pizza (Olde Mother). A massive effort topped the night’s final leaderboard:

On the last week of Season XXIII, Team Pizza (Olde Mother) recorded the third perfect score of the season and the 13th perfect in-person score in Pour House Trivia history!

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: We Drink and We Know Things  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Weird Al Yankovic’s First Album)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Hillbilly Geniuses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Divine Rivals (book))

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Einsteins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ray Liotta)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: El Duderinos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure)

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: Smelly Belly Jelly  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: SpongeBob SquarePants)

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Grilled Cheese  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Golf Terms)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: Quiztopher Walken  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Urban Legends)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Cat in the Chat  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jack McCoy)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Team Pizza  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nickelodeon Game Shows)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Scotty Doesn’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Notre Dame Quarterbacks)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Revenge of the Nerds)

Crooked Run Fermentation in Sterling, VA: Smartacus  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Colonial Virginia)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Peachy  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: John Hughes Films)

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Squirtles All the Way Down  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: All Elite Wrestling)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Samurai Trivia Players  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Leap Year)

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

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Last Word/First Word (Video Games))

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Bad Rhino  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Manchester United)

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pee-Wee’s Playhouse)

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: Buff McGruffs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Films)

Mustang Sally Brewing in Falls Church, VA: Bloodbath and Beyond  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cephalopods)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Back Doors and More  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: British Slang)

metrobar in Washington, DC: Know Nothings  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. National Parks)

Rai’s Rendezvous in Ashburn, VA: Brewsual Suspects  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: I Love Lucy)

Foster’s Grille in Warrenton, VA: 

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Monty Fattius Flying Circus  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Accounting)