Tuesday Trivia Can’t Be Tamed!

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Twenty locations welcomed a total of 213 teams on Tuesday for the night’s edition of Pour House Trivia.

FIRST ROUND:

Tuesday’s game began with the movie ElfThree Clues about the name Polly, and the Koala Kare line of baby changing stations. This was the final question of the round:

  • Debuting on Comedy Central in 2003, which mockumentary series centered on the Washoe County Sherriff’s Department in Nevada?
  • Bonus: Who portrayed the lead character of Lieutenant Jim Dangle?

Most teams were able to name the series Reno 911!, but actor Thomas Lennon was identified by 22% of teams for bonus points. Thirteen teams were perfect in this round.

SECOND ROUND:

For the audio question, teams heard a trio of songs covered in the Pitch Perfect franchise: Europe’s The Final Countdown, George Michael’s Freedom, and Sia’s Cheap Thrills. We followed that up with a hockey question:

  • Who will have his #68 jersey retired by the Pittsburgh Penguins early next year?

Even though he’s still playing professionally in Europe in his early 50s, Jaromir Jagr will be getting his number retired by the NHL’s Penguins. Jagr was named by one third of the field, the lowest wagering success rate of the night. Other topics in this round included the Patuxent tribe’s Squanto and elements oxygenaluminum, and argon. This round had 10 perfect teams.

HALFTIME:

Celebrities who’ve dabbled in plastic surgery were showcased atop the halftime page, while the bottom section asked teams to name whether each of a list of recent films is rated Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Only four teams put up a perfect score, but the average score settled at 15.6 points. These were the highest scores at halftime:

THIRD ROUND:

An Over/Under three-parter set the line at 20 for these government questions:

  • 1)  The number of U.S. Constitutional Amendments.
  • 2)  The number of women currently serving in the U.S. Senate.
  • 3)  Including both current and former members, this is the number of living U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

Only 18% of the field got the correct order: over (27 Amendments), over (25 female Senators), and under (12 living Justices). Later in the round, we had this Academy Award query:

  • With nine, who holds the record for most acting Oscar nominations among all Black performers?

Denzel Washington was named by 44% of teams. Six perfect teams played this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

The color green was named by 88 teams in this night’s 6-4-2 for all six points. Tuesday’s last round began with this question:

  • Maurits Cornelius was the forename of which 20th century graphic artist whose meticulous works often depicted impossible shapes and structures?
  • Bonus: He created a series of three works that collectively share their title with which novella?

That forename puts the initials in the name of M.C. Escher. However, a night-low 17% of the field added bonus points for naming Escher’s Metamorphosis series. Next up, we spaced out:

  • Most of the solar system’s Trojan Asteroids have shared an orbit around the sun with which planet for billions of years?

Those asteroids have shared an orbit with Jupiter, named by 34% of teams. Other topics in this round included Sonya Blade’s inclusion in the original Mortal Kombat and the soccer players who make up the top-three highest paid world athletes. The highest scores before the final question were earned by these teams:

FINAL QUESTION (77% success rate):

  • An ill-tempered character named Katherina is metaphorically known as the title character of which Shakespeare play?

Katherina in featured in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the ShrewEnough Already (Distilled) did enough to earn the night’s only Perfect 21. These were the top teams at the end of the night:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Crusty Broads  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Police Squad!)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: College GameDay Hosts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Foo Fighters)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: TFTI  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Michael Jordan’s Teammates)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys   (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Children’s Literature)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: DC Swampers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The War of Jenkins’ Ear)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: What Would Snake Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving) 

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Lost Faculties  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Native American Tribes)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Skroma  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Winemaking)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Speed Racer (TV series))

Distilled in Frederick, MD: BYOB  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: West Virginia Fun Facts)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Sandwiches)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Montgomery County Council)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Blue Fog  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Green Day)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Hoof Hearted  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: True Crime)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Jim Harbaugh Stole Our Answers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Great British Bake-Off)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Make Trivia Great Again  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: English to Spanish Translations)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Alex Trebek’s Mustache  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Lord of the Rings)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Beatles)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Blue Raspberries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Iowa)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Trials and Trivialations  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Circus)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Three Fifes and a Drum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Korean War)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: Bitch, Please  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World Capitals)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Jac’d  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: EKG Rhythms)