Thursday Trivia’s Last Words!

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For the first time in Pour House Trivia history, multiple venues brought in at least 30 teams each! Among the 318 total teams that played on Thursday, Aslin Beer Co led the way with 34 teams, while Metrobar welcomed 30 more. Also racking up high team figures were Olde Mother Brewing (25 teams), Solace Outpost (24), and Mustang Sally Brewing (22).

FIRST ROUND:

Even with all those teams, no question in the first round proved to be too tough overall. We discussed the wardrobe malfunction between Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake 20 years ago, Three Clues about the film adaptation of Les Miserables, and the Book of Genesis story of Jacob, who gained the name of Israel after wrestling with an angel. After this round, 27 teams still had perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

Covers of Michael Jackson songs were played during Thursday’s audio question: Mariah Carey‘s I’ll Be There, the Alien Ant Farm cover of Smooth Criminal, and a version of Billie Jean by Chris Cornell. At the end of the round, we asked about a little European geography:

  • Which two countries occupy the northern border of Hungary?

Just 4.4% of the field named both Slovakia and Ukraine for bonus points. With that, the round ended with no perfect teams.

HALFTIME:

Beer labels and a list of answers with the letters POP contained within were the topics of the evening’s halftime round. The average team scored 17.3 points, but 52 teams racked up all 20 points! At the halftime break, the top seven teams were closely packed together:

THIRD ROUND:

Easily the most difficult wagering question in the four main rounds took place early in the third:

  • Different from the setting of the TV show, Little House in the Big Woods, the first book in the Little House in the Prairie series takes place in Pepin, a small town in which U.S. state?

Pepin is located in Wisconsin, which was named by just 11.9% of the field. A Billboard question came next:

  • At 16 and 8 weeks respectively, which two artists, one male and one female, spent the most time atop the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 2023?

Morgan Wallen (Last Night) and Miley Cyrus (Flowers) were those artists; just under 20% of the field earned their wager, but five teams identified both for bonus points! Once again, there were no perfect teams in this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

At Thursday’s 6-4-2, 10 teams knew the name Simon from the story of nursery rhyme’s Simple Simon for all six points. In the evening’s last round, teams encountered topics such as basketball’s Indiana PacersSean Bean‘s One does not simply walk into Mordor memed line as Boromir in Lord of the Rings, and the classic computer game The Oregon Trail. Sixteen teams forded the fourth round successfully en route to a perfect score. At this point, there was another tie for the top spot in the overall standings:

FINAL QUESTION (8.81% success rate):

  • Hey, you’ve been great. See you in the cafeteria! is the final line spoken in which TV sitcom?

Jerry delivers the final line of Seinfeld as he leaves a prison comedy set. With some tricky questions in the middle rounds and a killer final, there were no Perfect 21  teams on Thursday. These were the top scores in the game:

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

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

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Princesses)

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

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: El Duderinos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ska Music (audio))

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: From Smart to Finish  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Name Those Smurfs)

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

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

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

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Team Pizza  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Childhood Diseases)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Scotty Doesn’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. State Capitals)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Super Bowl MVPs)

Crooked Run Fermentation in Sterling, VA: Transparent Eyeballs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Denzel Washington Films)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Billy Crystal Meth  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 21st Century College Football)

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cover Songs that Charted Higher than the Original (audio))

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Emily Dickinson)

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

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: Hell to the Naw  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Eastern European Adult Film Stars)

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Bad Rhino  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classic Rocky and Bullwinkle Cartoons)

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sean Bean Films)

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: Einsteins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Challenge (MTV))

Mustang Sally Brewing in Falls Church, VA: Stephen Hawking School of Dance  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Avatar: the Last Airbender (TV series))

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

Metrobar in Washington, DC: Beans  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Housing Policy)

Foster’s Grille in Warrenton, VA: Renegades  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Types of Horses)

Rai’s Rendezvous in Ashburn, VA: O2 Dads  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New York Governors)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: MF Pandas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bob’s Burgers)