Tuesday Trivia Goes Beneath the Surface!

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Tuesday’s Pour House Trivia event took place at 21 venues for 222 teams, including a 21-team game at Rhodeside Grill and dual 20-teamers at Nighthawk Pizza and Solace Outpost – Falls Church.

FIRST ROUND:

Three Clues about a certain TV series was the first tough bonus chance in the game:

  • Based on the number of episodes, this is the longest-running mockumentary-style TV series in American history.
  • This series has won a total of 22 Emmy awards from 75 nominations.
  • This show centers on the Pritchetts and the Dunphys.

Modern Family was named before the final clue by 7.65% of the field. This round also took us for a matinee in D-word state capitals DenverDes Moines, and Dover. All three perfect teams in this round played at Dudley’s: What Would Snake Do?, Quiz in My Pants, and Here for the Tacos.

SECOND ROUND:

For the audio question, teams heard three covers of David Bowie songs: The Man Who Sold the World by NirvanaHeroes by the Wallflowers, and Under Pressure by Shawn Mendes. Wagering points were earned by 48% of the field, while 7.2% knew all three musical acts for bonus credit. At the end of the round, we asked about a Basketball Hall of Famer:

  • Who is the only Basketball Hall of Famer to have appeared in ten consecutive NBA Finals?

Doing so as a player then later a player-coach, Bill Russell led the Boston Celtics to ten straight finals appearances; he was named by 46% of teams, making this the most difficult wagering question of the first half. Cheeky Bastards (Antietam) and Way Off Base (Nighthawk) had this round’s only perfect scores.

HALFTIME:

At halftime, teams had to identify famous duos from other people with those names (such as Adam Levine and rapper Eve), then identify 11 of the top 12 countries that are at least partially located in Asia. Nine teams earned all 20 points here, but the average tally was 14.7 points. We reached the halftime intermission with the top of the standings looking like this:

THIRD ROUND:

The last two questions of this round were a speed bump for most teams, starting with this query about an animated series:

  • Airing since 2016 on Nickelodeon, which series focuses on the chaotic life of a boy named Lincoln and his other 10 siblings and family in the town of Royal Woods, Michigan?

The Loud House was identified by 31% of teams. Next, this question about a band that peaked in the 1990s:

  • Which two ballads topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the band Savage Garden during the 1990s?

About 13% of the field knew both Truly, Madly, Deeply and I Knew I Loved You for bonus points. Not So Little Women (The Branch) and Weekend Warriors (Nighthawk) were the only perfect teams in this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

For the 6-4-2, the letter i was named by 34 teams for all six points. The most difficult bonus query of the second half was found midway through the fourth round:

  • Who is the title character of the only novel penned by Oscar Wilde?
  • Bonus: Actor Reeve Carney portrayed this character on which cable TV series?

While most teams named the title character of Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Grey, only 9% knew Carney portrayed him on Penny Dreadful. The following question took us to an Olympic record:

  • In which Olympic track and field event did Bob Beamon set a world record in 1968 that has only been broken one time since, in 1991 by Mike Powell?

Beamon obliterated the long jump record that year, beating the previous mark by 21 3/4 inches! A game-low 30% of teams named the correct event. A three-parter on 50th-birthday boy Christian Bale’s film career ended the round:

  • 1) At 12 years old, he starred in this film about being a prisoner of war at a Japanese internment camp during World War II.
  • 2) He won an Oscar for his portrayal of boxer Dickey Eklund in this film.
  • 3) Ridley Scott directed him in this film in which he played the Biblical figure Moses. 

About 10.8% of the field knew all three films: Empire of the SunThe Fighter, and Exodus (Gods and Kings). The only team to get through this round with all 36 points was What Would Snake Do? (Dudley’s). The top two teams at halftime held steady after four rounds:

FINAL QUESTION (34.23% success rate):

  • In 2022, a self-portrait of which foreign artist was found on the back of his work Head of a Peasant Woman?

A recent discovery of a Vincent Van Gogh self portrait was found on that work. However, there were no Perfect 21 teams in Tuesday’s game. Final standings were led by these teams:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: True Detective: Night Country)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Pickled Dragons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Newsies)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Middle of the Pack  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Power Ballads)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Groundhog Day (film))

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mockumentary Films)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: What Would Snake Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Super Bowls)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Bar Backs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classical Piano) 

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Pancakes  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: What We Do in the Shadows (TV series))

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: We are the World (song))

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Deep Fried Pickle Ricks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Adult Swim Cartoons)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Cheeky Bastards  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dark Shadows (original series))

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Soul Music Artists)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Queens of 23rd  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Twilight Film Series Soundtrack)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Music Theory)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Best Guessers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Breadsticks)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Not So Little Women  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mardi Gras)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: One-Hit Wonders)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Question Authority  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: American Pickers)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Four Dudes and a Van  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Heavy Metal Music)

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

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 Soundtrack)