Thursday Trivia is Peachy!

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A whopping 255 teams played Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia across 22 venues!

FIRST ROUND:

The night’s Three Clues came early on Thursday, asking teams to name a certain phrase:

  • The doo-wop group The Marcels took their version of this song to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1961.
  • The name of a detective agency featured on an ABC series of the 1980s.
  • A brand of Belgian-style beer sold by Molson Coors, often served with an orange wedge.

Referencing the series Moonlighting with the second clue, 11.7% of the field correctly named Blue Moon early enough for bonus credit. Other topics in this round included the Hatfield and McCoy feud of Kentucky and West Virginia and the social network Instagram. This round had seven perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

We were mad about Thursday’s audio question, as just under 40% of teams named at least two of the musical acts: Belinda Carlisle (Mad About You), Savage Garden (Truly Madly Deeply), and Muse (Madness). All three acts were identified by 16% of the field. We moved on to other topics such as the metric hectareDancing With the Stars winner and Crocodile Hunter daughter Bindi Irwin, and the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes’ previous home of Hartford, where they were known as the Whalers. Fourteen teams were perfect in this round.

HALFTIME:

On Thursday’s halftime sheet, teams had to name items that begin with the letter K such as kimchi and WWE wrestler Kane, then move on to identify media franchises from their creator and debut year. The average score was 14.5 points and no team was able to record the full 20 points! A first-place quartet was featured at the top of the halftime standings:

THIRD ROUND:

Round three featured this Last Word/First Word query early on:

  • What three-word band name would you have if Nick, Joe, and Kevin joined a country music duo known for the hits It Ain’t My Fault and Stay a Little Longer?

That mashed-up quintet would be Jonas Brothers Osborne, named by 40% of the field. We followed that with a question about the Peter Pan peanut butter brand, in which a game-low four teams earned bonus points for knowing the brand is currently sold by Post. Finally, the end of the round brought Thursday’s toughest wagering question:

  • Though the record has since been broken, which Hall of Fame quarterback threw at least one touchdown pass in 47 consecutive games between 1956 and 1960?
  • Bonus: This quarterback attended which university that has since become a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference?

Louisville alumnus Johnny Unitas was correctly named by just over a third of our teams. This was the only round of the evening with no perfect team scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

Thursday’s 6-4-2 about the word bazooka saw just three teams name it early enough to receive all six points! The final round of the night was no trouble for our teams. They tackled topics such as the Biblical figure MethuselahThe Simpsons show-within-a-show Itchy and Scratchy, and the Monroe Doctrine. A game-high 20 perfect scores were recorded here. Before the final question, we had another four-way tie for first:

FINAL QUESTION (57.65% success rate):

  • In addition to creating a title character named James, which British author also wrote the screenplay to the James Bond film You Only Live Twice?

The final answer was Bond screenwriter and James and the Giant Peach author Roald Dahl! Eight teams ended the game with a Perfect 21. These teams led the way in the final standings:

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Painful Burning Sensation  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Beer Brewing)

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Einsteins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Itchy and Scratchy)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Smartacus  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Jetsons)

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: What the Heck Kathleen?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Kathy or Jenny?)

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Burnt Endz  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Wars)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Cat in the Chat  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: James Bond Theme Singers)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Triviasaurus Rex  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: I’m McLovin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift Songs)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Teachers Have Class  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1960s Bond Girls)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Country Music)

Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Transparent Eyeballs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Song of Solomon)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Donner Party People  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: March Madness)

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Twin Peaks: the Return)

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

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

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Homeland)

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Bad Rhino  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Avatar: the Last Airbender (TV series))

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Black Flag (band))

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: Moist Gang  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Parks and Recreation

Mustang Sally Brewing in Falls Church, VA: Part-Time Models  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Neil Gaiman)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Christian Girl Thautumn  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Women’s Gymnastics)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Lonely in Your Nightmare  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Library Science)