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This past Tuesday’s edition of Pour House Trivia was played at 24 venues for a total of 277 teams, including a trio of 20-team locations: Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, The Garden in Alexandria, and Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington.

FIRST ROUND:

Topics discussed in Tuesday’s opening round included Drew Barrymore‘s role as Gertie in E.T. the Extra-terrestrial, the shovel play in football, and a Triple 50/50 about Shaun White and Betty White. With no question to truly stump the majority of the field, 23 teams ended this round with a perfect score.

SECOND ROUND:

For the night’s audio question, we played three songs that mention dogs of some kind. Just over a quarter of our teams named all three musical acts for bonus points: George Thorogood (Move It On Over), Baha Men (Who Let the Dogs Out), and Carrie Underwood (The More Boys I Meet). Other questions in the round took us to Australia, researched the origins of the acting term thespian, and celebrated the 25th anniversary of Susan Lucci‘s first Daytime Emmy win for All My Children. Ten teams were perfect in this round.

HALFTIME:

Atop the halftime page, a mystery team asked teams to name actresses who were romantic interests of Jerry on Seinfeld. The bottom section dealt with the countries in which mouths of certain rivers are located. While the average score was 14.1 points, 27 teams got all 20 points. These were the highest scores at the halftime intermission:

THIRD ROUND:

The midpoint of the third round featured this Three Clues question about a certain celebrity:

  • He won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack.
  • He dated Florence Pugh for three years despite a 21-year age gap.
  • He landed his first major screen role portraying a young physician named John Dorian.

For his work on Garden StateZach Braff earned that Grammy; 36% of teams named him for their wager. We skipped back in time another decade for another question:

  • What 1990s rock song features the lyric Hey! Wait! I’ve got a new complaint?

About 38% of the field correctly identified Nirvana’s Heart-Shaped Box. This round had 14 perfect scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

There were 23 correct answers at the six-point clue for the English language in Tuesday’s 6-4-2. The hardest question in the game showed up at the start of the last round:

  • Born in 1921, Winton Blount was the last person to hold this title before it was removed as a part of the U.S. Cabinet. You can either name this position or name the U.S. President under which Blount served.

Blount was the last Postmaster General to be a part of the U.S. Cabinet, doing so under Richard Nixon. About 18% of teams got either of those answers, but a little more than 5% notched two bonus points for submitting both. Other topics in this round included the 1993 film Rookie of the Year directed by Daniel Stern and a three-parter in which each answer was a seven-letter word. A perfect score eluded each of our teams in this round. Before the final question, these were the top five teams:

FINAL QUESTION (23.47% success rate):

  • Octan is the fictional oil company that has appeared on which foreign brand for over 30 years?

The fictional Octan brand is featured in LEGO works. The only team to earn Tuesday’s Perfect 21 teams was I Think, They Drink (Rudy’s). These teams led the field at the end of the night:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: We Drink and We Know Things  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hawaii)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Urban Achievers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Programming Languages)

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Have You Seen My Moral Compass?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Gentleman from Moscow)

Silver Branch Brewing in Warrenton, VA: Handy Jays  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Hip Hop)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Quizzy McTriviaface  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bridgerton)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Box of Rox  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baking)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Mushy Peas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Britney Spears Songs)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Third or Nothing  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Fantasy Films)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Candy Andy  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Heavy Metal Bands (audio))

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Dead Fox Society  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sub-Saharan African Geography)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: What Would Snake Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Lord of the Rings)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: License to Win  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wedding Traditions)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fun with State Abbreviations)

Gran Azteca in Frederick, MD: Enough Already  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: To Kill a Mockingbird)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Offspring)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Geeks and Geeks LLC  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Newborn Babies)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Hank!  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: DC Swampers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Legal History)

Potomac Ridge Brewing in Sharpsburg, MD: Damnit, Hannah  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Three-Name Americana Singers)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Judas Priest or Iron Maiden Song Title?)

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

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Golden Girls)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Aim Low  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pearl Jam)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Good Grief  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s Music)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Donner Party People  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Celebrity Divorces)