Tuesday Trivia is NOT Horrible, Terrible, or Very Bad…

Tuesday night’s game featured several teams who were putting some impressive winning streaks on the line, including one team clinging to the slim chance of a perfect season!  We also hosted a crowd of 18 teams at Champion Billiards in Frederick.  Overall, 108 teams at 14 venues took in a fun game of trivia:


Tuesday’s first round was no match for our field, as most teams were clearly well-versed on the subject of the next Marvel Comics film:


We also discussed U.S. cities located along bodies of water, and these comedic advertising characters:

Serta Sheep

With very few surprises in the first round,  we saw 26 teams bust out of the gate with a perfect score of 36 points.


As usual, Tuesday’s second round began with the audio question, and our teams had no trouble identifying three songs linked by the same phrase: “Here Comes the Sun” (The Beatles), “Here Comes the Rain Again” (Eurythmics), and “Here Comes the Hotstepper” (Ini Kamoze).  We continued with a question on this disgraced politician with a hilariously appropriate last name:


Our most difficult bonus question of the round was asked in the topic of Stadiums.  Most of our teams knew the equine nickname of this Big Ten stadium:

Ohio OSU Buckeyes Stadium

But only 21% of the field earned a two-point bonus by knowing the “Horseshoe” is located on Woody Hayes Drive.  The second stanza was not quite as easy as the first round, but we still saw 11 teams record a perfect score, including six teams which rolled into halftime without missing a single point.


The top half of Tuesday night’s halftime page featured pictures of celebrities with ‘occupational’ surnames, while the bottom half matched up film actors to their respective voice roles.  Across the board, the average came in at 17.3 points, with 14 teams recording a perfect score.  Here are Tuesday’s top scores after the first half:


Tuesday’s second half began with a question on the classic TV series “The Twilight Zone”, which of course included a reference to this memorable episode:

Twilight Zone

After a question on the Stanford Prison Experiment, we offered up our most difficult bonus question of the night:

–> Often served over thin pasta, what American dish named for an Italian opera singer is made with diced poultry or seafood, mixed with mushrooms and tossed in a butter/cream and Parmesan sauce?

We offered a two-point bonus to any team that could turn in the correct answer before a crossword-style hint was given, but very few teams took the chance.  As a result, only five teams earned a two-point bonus here, with most teams earning their wager after being told that the answer contained a set of consecutive Z’s.  Your answer was the delectable Chicken Tetrazzini:


I hope I’m not the only person that thinks of this clip whenever he hears the phrase “Chicken Tetrazzini”:

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We closed with the most difficult wagering question of the night, asking our teams to name any two of the three British Prime Ministers that immediately followed Margaret Thatcher in office:

Prime Minister

Only 34% of our teams could name any two of John Major, Tony Blair, and Gordon Brown.  Though there were nine teams were able to name all three, we did not see any perfect scores in the third round.

6-4-2- QUESTION:

We pulled out the U.S. map for Tuesday’s 6-4-2 question:

–> Which U.S. state is home of Katmai National Park and Preserve, in which you will find the “Valley of 10,000 Smokes”?

We doled out six points to 11 teams who knew that the Valley of 10,000 Smokes was a reference to volcanic activity, leading them to the correct answer of Alaska.


Tuesday’s final round opened with a look at the career of this NBA star who is now the oldest active player in the league at nearly 41 years old:

Vince Carter

Only eight teams earned a two-point bonus on this question by knowing that Vince Carter is currently a member of the Sacramento Kings.  Later, we asked a question on the Diana Ross song “I’m Coming Out”, which was not only sampled on the Notorious B.I.G. hit “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems”, but has also served as an anthem for the LGBT community.  Finally, we closed the round by discussing this children’s book (and subsequent feature film):


Only two teams finished their night with one more perfect score: Uncle Jack (Quincy’s South) and Menace 2 Sobriety (Capitol City Brewing).  Uncle Jack became the second team this season to rattle off three perfect rounds in one night.  Here are Tuesday’s top overall scores after the final round:

FINAL QUESTION (38.9% success rate):

–> Besides the United States, there are two mainland countries in the Americas that use the U.S. dollar as their currency.  Additionally, both of these countries have names that begin with the same letter, with no other countries in the Americas sharing that starting letter.  What are these two countries?

Your answers?  El Salvador and Ecuador!  Congratulations to Uncle Jack (Quincy’s South), Might Have a Clue (Cugini’s), and Give Us Your Beer Money (Primanti Brothers), who earned the Perfect 21 by answering every wagering question correctly.  Here are Tuesday’s top overall scores:


Capitol City Brewing in Arlington, VA:  Salt and Pepper  (Next week’s first category: John Cusack Films)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Scared Money Don’t Make Money  (Next week’s first category: Texas Hold’Em)

Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD:  Might Have a Clue  (Next week’s first category: “It” – 2017 film)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  The Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: “Purple Rain” Soundtrack)  ** FOUR WINS IN A ROW!  **

Fireflies in Alexandria, VA:  Bad Hombres  (Next week’s first category: “The Exorcist” – original film)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Trivia Newton John  (Next week’s first category: Cliches)

Top Golf in Ashburn, VA:  Kellie’s Heroes  (Next week’s first category: Hard Drinks)

Primanti Brothers in Hagerstown, MD:  Give Us Your Beer Money  (Next week’s first category: African Countries)  ** SIX WINS IN A ROW! **

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Uncles With Benefits  (Next week’s first category: 19th Century German Poetry)

Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL:  Freebirds  (Next week’s first category: World War II Battles)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  (Next week’s first category: Warm Embrace of Death)  ** FOUR WINS IN A ROW!  **

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Uncle Jack  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Harvery Weinstein or Harvey Fierstein)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:    (Next week’s first category: )

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Big Diehl-Do  (Next week’s first category: Famous Touchdowns)