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Pour House Trivia welcomed a total of 271 teams to Tuesday’s game, held at 24 locations.

FIRST ROUND:

The night’s Three Clues came early, but it took a while for almost every team to figure out the brand name we were describing:

  • Introduced in the 1970s, this product is currently sold by the J.M. Smucker Company.
  • Its commercial jingle was featured on an episode of The Simpsons entitled The Boy Who Knew Too Much.
  • It once used the ad slogan Tastes so good, cats ask for it by name.

Just four teams submitting the correct brand name, Meow Mix, before the final clue was revealed. The round ended with questions on the literary works of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Tina Turner‘s biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It?. Just one team cleaned up in the first round en route to a perfect score: I Think, They Drink (Rudy’s).

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question was a creature feature in song titles: Blue Oyster Cult’s GodzillaZombie by Cranberries, and Olivia Rodrigo’s Vampire. We conquered Tetris and used the Biblical phrase The Lord is my shepherd before reaching the last first-half query:

  • Doing so in 1961 and 2009 respectively, what are the only two animated TV series to earn an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series?

Both The Flintstones and Family Guy were named by 7.74% of the field for bonus points. A game-high 10 perfect teams played this round.

HALFTIME:

We visited various U.S. landmarks for the top half of Tuesday’s halftime page, while the bottom section asked teams to submit a list of answers that each contain a time of day, such as Good Morning Vietnam and Sandra Day O’Connor. The average team earned 16.4 points, but 26 squads aced the page. We reached the halftime intermission with these teams leading the pack:

THIRD ROUND:

Three events from 1952 kicked off the second half, followed by the acronym GMO and the Long Island towns of West Egg and East Egg created for The Great Gatsby. A short but sweet question wasn’t exactly the latter for our teams next:

  • Who was the first sitting U.S. President to appear on color television?

Just under 20% of the field correctly identified Dwight Eisenhower as that colorized commander-in-chief. There were eight perfect scores in this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

A very tough 6-4-2 about Tweety had just two correct six-point guesses, while 61% of teams submitted an incorrect answer, many of them thinking of the other member of that animated duo, Sylvester. Congrats to Pookie (Rhodeside) and Hinks (Solace Outpost FC) for nailing the answer at six points!

We eased up a little, but not that much, with the bonus question that started the final round:

  • Which hard rock band followed up its multi-platinum self-titled album with a pair of 1990s releases entitled Load and Reload?
  • Bonus: Which song from the album Load marks this band’s highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100?

Many teams recognized Metallica was the band in question, but only ten teams added bonus points for the song Until It Sleeps, which hit #10 on the Billboard chart. A Greek mythological question followed:

  • More commonly used in a different context today, what was the name of the first human woman on Earth according to Greek mythology?

Pandora was identified by about 31% of the field. After a trip to Skull Island, we finished the fourth round with only Killer Snails (Olney) having procured all 36 points. With four rounds in the books, these teams had the highest scores:

FINAL QUESTION (25.83% success rate):

  • Due to a location in the county, Brevard County in Florida is serviced by which three-digit area code?

You’ll find Space Coast and Cape Canaveral in Brevard County; as such, their area code is 321! Tuesday’s Perfect 21 teams were Killer Snails (Olney) and Stamp Collectors (Ramparts). These were Tuesday’s top-scoring teams:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Bannon’s Buddies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pittsburgh Steelers)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Clown Shoes (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baldur’s Gate 3)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Wayne Road Blues  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tom Jones (singer))

Silver Branch Brewing in Warrenton, VA: Beerly Human  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Scooby-Doo Villains)

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

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

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Titanic was an Inside Job  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Space Race)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: John Wayne Films) 

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Scruffy-Looking Nerf Herders  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Geography)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hall and Oates)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Nervous Wrecks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: RuPaul’s Drag Race)

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

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Tastykake or Little Debbie?)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Where in the World is Kate Middleton?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Colin Firth Films)

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

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Chloe  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dog Breeds)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Aawon Buh  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bluey)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Smartinis  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chevy Volt)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: ON HIATUS UNTIL APRIL 2  (FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Four Pours and Seven Beers Ago  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Science Fiction Films)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: We Are Bob  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Children’s Literature)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: I Think, They Drink  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Elton John Songs)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Me and Them  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Broadway Musicals)

Ion International Training Center in Leesburg, VA: Puck Buddies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: One-Hit Wonders)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Ten Thousand Dugongs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Colonial Williamsburg)