Tuesday Trivia Looks Before It Leaps!
Pour House Trivia went out to 14 locations on Tuesday evening for a total of 152 teams.
We began with a question about the 2002 film 8 Mile and its Grammy-winning song Lose Yourself. A three-parter where each answer contained a double-O was the trickiest part of this round, and included this third part:
- What is the last name of brothers Joseph and Lyman, who in 1861, began selling hoop skirts in their Ladies Notions’ Shop on Manhattan’s Lower East Side?
With several other double-O options like Brooks and Woolworth being named, the actual right answer was Bloomingdale. While 61% of teams received wagering points, only 17% got all three parts right for bonus credit. Not to be outdone, the final question of this round proved to have the hardest bonus opportunity. On a question about the Pro Football Hall of Fame, just 9.2% of the field knew Dick Vermeil was the head coach inducted in 2022. Three of those teams had that right answer to end a perfect opening round: Bringing Pickleback (Dudley’s), Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers (Solace Outpost – FC), and Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s).
We had some Halloween leftovers for Tuesday’s audio clue, playing a trio of songs with the word candy in the title. More than three-fourths of our teams knew at least two of the artists (Marcy Playground, 50 Cent, and Christina Aguilera), while 40% named all three. The very next question was the hardest in the first half on Tuesday:
- What was the nickname of fictional doctor Benjamin Franklin Pierce?
That was M*A*S*H‘s own Hawkeye Pierce, correctly named by 59% of the field. Other second round topics included the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, calamari or squid, and book-turned-film Marley & Me. There were 11 perfect scores in this round.
Teams were asked to identify celebs with D.C. initials (like Daniel Craig and Dyan Cannon), then match songs to the appropriate Broadway musical for Tuesday’s halftime tasks. The average score was 15.4 points, but there were 14 teams which got all 20 points! These teams had the highest scores after two rounds:
- Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers (Solace Outpost – FC): 91
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 90
- Aaron Carter Unplugged (Nighthawk): 89
- William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside): 89
- Run-By Fruiting (Smoketown Creekside): 89
Tuesday’s second half started strong with the toughest wagering question of the game:
- Frances Perkins became the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet after she was chosen to head which department?
Either the department (of Labor) or the President who appointed her (Franklin Roosevelt) could have been named for wagering points; 37% of the field had at least one of those answers, but both were named by just 17%. We moved on to Three Clues about the name Lucille and leading women in various iterations of the film King Kong. A game-high 14 teams scored all 36 points in this round.
On this 6-4-2, 16 teams had the correct answer of General from just a single clue. A three-parter about Nevada started this round, followed by this classic rock query:
- Thanks to its development of the rock opera, which British group played live shows at more than a dozen opera houses on its 1969 tour? It also became the first rock act to play at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
A round-low 62% of teams knew that band, The Who. A question about the Reptilia class of animals was the toughest bonus chance in the second half, as only 9.8% of teams knew it before a multiple-choice component. In this round, perfect scores were earned by Bringing Pickleback (Dudley’s), Marshfellows (Solace Outpost – FC), William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside), and Blood Legion (Gentleman Jim’s). A triple threat highlighted the top of the standings before the last question:
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 164
- Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside): 164
- Bringing Pickleback (Dudley’s): 164
- William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside): 163
- Supernovas (Dudley’s): 161
- Aaron Carter Unplugged (Nighthawk): 161
FINAL QUESTION (33.6% success rate):
- Which man was the subject of a Western film which was viewed by paratroopers at Fort Benning the night prior to their inaugural mass jump?
Right around that one-third success rate again this week, for a correct answer of Geronimo. This week had a half-dozen teams record a Perfect 21, each getting right answers for all 21 wagering questions. A close race for overall first place ended up with these final standings on Tuesday:
- Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside): 176
- William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside): 175
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 173
- Supernovas (Dudley’s): 173
- Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers (Solace Outpost – FC): 172
- NoVa Compensators (Nighthawk): 171
- Offbeats (Antietam): 170
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 170
- Three Amigos (Rhodeside Grill): 170
- Areola 51 (Rhodeside Grill): 169
- Innovations (Dudley’s): 169
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: From Justin to Kelly)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fresh Meat (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Win, Lose, or Draw Straws)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: ON HIATUS (FIRST CATEGORY UPON RETURN: Sports Franchise Relocations)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Supernovas (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New York State Geography)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Revisionist Western Films)
Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Animated Films, 1970-1990)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: 1960s New York Yankees or 1960s New York Mets?)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Aristocrats (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pulp Fiction)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Offbeats (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gothic Architecture)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hall of Fame Third Basemen)
Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: NoVa Compensators (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Emilio Estevez Films)
Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: True Wit (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fast Food)
Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Paul (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: South Asian Sports)
Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Drummers Named Ringo (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: SNL Celebrity Jeopardy)
Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Three Amigos (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Queen)