Tuesday Night Trivia, Hot and Fresh!
Tuesday night is one of the strongest in our line up- heavy hitters all over the Maryland and Virginia area. You know it’s going to be a good time but you better bring your A game if you want to hang with this crew.
Its been a whole year since we started folks and its been quite a ride! Tonight was no different. We were all dancing queens tonight as we had a blast with tonight’s questions. It was a back and forth battle but Get Smart took the top prize tonight!
We had a nail biter of a finish at our Tuesday night game at Zepheira Sports Bar! The team in 2nd was already behind by 6 after the puzzle page, then REALLY needed to make up ground after missing a question in round 3 with a 5 wager. Luckily for them, the team in first missed their bonus question in round 4! Once we got to the final question, there was only a 1 point difference between 1st and 2nd! Unfortunately that’s how it stayed after the final was answered… In 3rd place we had I’m Just Making This Up as I Go Along, finishing with a tough 2nd was the Avengers, and cutting it close but keeping their 1st place winning streak alive was Sanford & Son! They decided on “Horror Film Re-makes” for next weeks winners choice category so study up a I hope you’ll join us next Tuesday at Zepheira Sports Bar!! ~ Jon J
The weather cooled off just enough to fully enjoy a hot night of trivia at Capitol City Brewing! The hardcore regulars were joined by a couple teams that had been away from the action, “Salt & Pepper” and “It’s Been a While”. Salt & Pepper won the host’s award for Best Wrong Answer of the night, for their salute to British Maj. Farnsworth Bentley, who of course was not a British officer at all, but rather Puff Daddy’s personal umbrella holder. Yeah, remember him?
It was nice to have a break from the excessive heat outside, however the teams here at Cugini’s brought the heat inside for a very close game of PHT. 7 of the 8 teams tonight had a shot at 1st, great job! Here are the results:
Drunk N Disorderly in 1st
Lightfoot in 2nd
MoMo in 3rd
Our first category for next week is Outlander ~ Ronnie
Tonight we opened up with a question about Restaurants in downtown Frederick, asking about the #1 spot according to trip advisor, that serves Greek and Middle Eastern food. Most teams got this one right, with the answer being Ayse Meze over on East Street. The audio question for today asked teams to identify live-action Disney films based on clips from the movies. Most teams did well getting The Parent Trap and The Princess Diaries. Turns out that Old Yeller was a bit tougher to recognize, although it definitely didn’t help that the clip sounded like it was from 1865.
Halftime asked teams to identify TV shows based on pictures of Funko figures of the characters, as well as matching candy to slogan. I was impressed teams did so well on the slogans, I thought a few were tough. On the TV shows it seemed the hardest were Big Bang Theory and Dragon Ball Z. In the second half we had a question about The Simpsons, which ended up being pretty tough. The question asked for the name of Springfield’s rival town, which only a few teams knew was Shelbyville.
In the final round we started with a poetry question, which asked about the actual name of the Langston Hughes poem commonly called ‘A dream deferred’. Turns out the name of the poem is Harlem, and that a line from the poem was used as the title for the Broadway play A Raisin In the Sun. We also had a tougher vocabulary question, where we asked for the antonym of the word nadir, which is actually the opposite of zenith.
The last two questions were somewhat related, as we asked about Makers Mark, which deals their bottles with wax, and about a horror movie that is slightly related. The movie we were talking about, which got remade recently, was House of Wax, with the original starring Vincent Price and the remake starring Chad Michael Murray. Tonight the final question was about Business Headlines, and asked for the company that was founded in 1889 and recently enjoyed a 120% increase in share prices between July 6 and July 18. Only a few teams knew that we were talking about Nintendo, who enjoyed this surge thanks to Pokemon GO.
Third place tonight went to the Know Nothings, and second went to Black Steel. The winners tonight pulled off another big win, congrats to Fractured but Whole! Next week we start with Olympic Recognized Sports, so good luck and I’ll see you then!
Until next time,
Second Place: Ignorance Is Bliss
First Place: Dave’s Not Here
Highlights of the Night:
In “What-The-Hell-Is-That??”: I’m pretty sure you’d have to go for a long drive to find anyone who knows what Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is. Yet someone did in fact get the Flaming Lips correct tonight, and I am a little astounded. Seriously though, what the hell is this musical??
In “The-Airing-of-Grievances”: The puzzle page tonight wasn’t super popular with the crowd, even when I made sure that everything was in color for everyone. What do y’all have against candy and action figures??
In “Words-I’ve-Never-Heard-Of”: Nadir is not in my vocabulary. So I would’ve been totally lost on this one tonight, but you guys rocked this one! I mostly know what a zenith is, so I can extrapolate nadir for now, but I’ll have to double check because I heard some interesting definitions from teams. Pretty sure there’s no Radio company named nadir…
Once the final was all locked up, we had our podium!
In third place tonight, Beer Pressure!
In second place tonight, Axl’s Doghouse!
In first place tonight, The Fan Club!
Great game everyone! Next week we’re gonna kick things off with a Triple 50/50 Ben Affleck or Matt Damon movies! How bout dem apples! Study up, and we’ll see you next time!
It started off innocently enough – a little Netflix & Chill as a category set the tone for a nice evening of trivia cuddling and spooning. Oh yeah its a thing! At Monkey La La trivia night we get pretty creative!
We even had a cameo from the epic crew “The Flaming Lips!” Any trivia game with that band in it is a good time!
But tonight’s contest all came down to the 2nd half. There were some toughies for sure! Between “A Raisin in the Sun” and the Zenith – Nadir conundrum Round 4 had a little bit of bite to it Tuesday night! That said…
the La La trivia crews bumrush forward and made a game of it all all the way to the finish line! And I gotta say, this might be one of my favorite PHT finals in a long while. With all the hooplah around Pokemon GO we were finally able to fit in a final Q about it. And everyone evolved their Pikachu…our Top 3 were a stellar bunch:
Thanks for playing tonight everyone. Hope you had some fun! Next week we kick off with “Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the TV Show).” Study up on that classic and have a great rest of your week. I will see you soon. Dg 🙂