Tuesday Night Trivia Was a Real Scream!

The 2019 Summer Fling season is in full swing, as Tuesday’s game welcomed 144 teams across 23 venues.


Tuesday’s game opened with a rather difficult bonus question, as we asked our teams to identify either one of the two foreign nations that unified during the 1990s.  Most teams earned wagering points with the correct answer of Germany, but only 11% of the field added the first two bonus points of the game by also knowing that North Yemen and South Yemen unified in 1990.  That was the only sticking point for most teams, as our players breezed through subsequent first round questions regarding people named Wood (Elijah, Ed, and Natalie), the state of Louisiana, and Tabasco sauce.  Nine teams began their night with a perfect first round score.


Tuesday’s audio question featured three songs whose titles begin with the phrase “This is”.  We listened to “This is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan, “This is a Call” by Foo Fighters, and “This is America” by Childish Gambino.  Later, we asked an incredibly difficult bonus question about the former TV drama series “Saving Grace”.  Nearly every team knew that Oscar winner Holly Hunter starred as the title character, but only ONE TEAM (Happy Little Trees from Charlie’s) tacked on two bonus points by knowing that Grace’s surname was Hanadarko.  The first half closed with relatively easier questions about the Super Bowl and 18th century womanizer Casanova, but the second round did not yield any perfect scores.


Bespectacled TV characters and sports venues were the topics featured on Tuesday’s halftime page.  This sheet yielded an average score of 15.6 points, as ten teams notched a perfect score of 20 points.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:


Tuesday’s second half began with our nightly Three Clues question, as we discussed a trio of facts about actor James Franco.  We continued with a look at the rejected team names for the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, twice-baked cookies, and the Chicago-themed poetry of Carl Sandburg.  While none of the three bonus questions in the third round were particularly diabolical, each of the three yielded success rates under 15%, which meant that only one team earned a perfect third round score: Happy Little Trees (Charlie’s).


After the 6-4-2 question featured a discussion of the painting “The Scream” by Edvard Munch, the final round looked at anthropology, the science fiction TV series “Quantum Leap”, and the Broadway musical “42nd Street”.  We closed Tuesday’s game with a three-part question regarding mnemonic devices used for remembering lists such as taxonomic classification, the colors of the rainbow, and the lines on a treble clef.  Four teams earned 36 points en route to a perfect final round: Fan Club (Senor Tequila’s), Half Nelsons (Casa Rico), Peele and Eat (Vola’s), and Bonesaw (Topgolf).  These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams heading into the final question:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (44.8% success rate):

–> Twenty years ago, who was fourth in the line of U.S. Presidential succession, despite not legally being allowed to hold the office of the presidency?

Just under half of our teams arrived at the correct answer of Czech-born Madeleine Albright, who served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Clinton.  Congratulations to the four teams that earned a Perfect 21 on Tuesday night by answering every wagering question correctly: Jungle Fever (Champion), How Did I Get Here? (Senor Tequila’s), Cell Phony Baloney (Charlie’s), and Wingardium Triviosa (Quincy’s South).  Here are your highest scoring teams at the close of Tuesday’s  game:


Pop-Up Trivia in Hagerstown, MD:  Save the Clock Tower   (Next week’s first category at Flying Camel: Genesis – band)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Wiseacres   (Next week’s first category: Mythological Monsters)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Gotta Have ‘Em   (Next week’s first category: “Barry”)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  How Did I Get Here?   (Next week’s first category: Heavyweight Boxing)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Duchess   (Next week’s first category: Unsolved Crimes and Mysteries)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Taco Tuesday   (Next week’s first category: “30 Rock”)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Red Rum   (Next week’s first category: Washington Capitals 2017-18 Season)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:   Dumber Than We Look   (Next week’s first category: 1980s Hair Bands)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Nerdvana   (Next week’s first category: Cocktails)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  ON HIATUS   (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: “Barry”)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Gouda Done Feta   (Next week’s first category: “Seinfeld”)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Cell Phony Baloney   (Next week’s first category: Superhero Sidekicks)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  Peele and Eat   (Next week’s first category: Prince)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Athletic Supporters   (Next week’s first category: NBA Draft)

Casa Rico in Frederick, MD:  Tequila Mockingbird   (Next week’s first category: Veterinary Medicine)

The Locker Room in Falls Church, VA:  Inconceivables   (Next week’s first category: Heavy Metal Band Mascots)

Dudley’s in Arlington, VA:  Hipster Fashion Consultants   (Next week’s first category: Best Picture Oscar Winners)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Doris Day and the Time   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Bob Dylan or Bob Seger?)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Wingardium Triviosa   (Next week’s first category: Sylvester Stallone Action Films)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Pho Q   (Next week’s first category: 1990s Hip Hop)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  D’oh!   (Next week’s first category: Beer)

Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD:  Hunchback of Notre Gone   (Next week’s first category: American Ultimate Disc League)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  A Neutron Walks Into a Bar   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Snoop Dogg or Willie Nelson?)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Suck It Trebek   (Next week’s first category: 21st Century Super Bowls)