Tuesday Trivia Nails the One-Liners!

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Tuesday evening, Pour House Trivia was played across 16 area locations for a total of 174 teams.


The first round of Tuesday’s game proved to be pretty successful overall, with teams tackling topics such as King Henry VIII‘s wives, the now-discontinued soft drink Sierra MistThree Clues about the word halo, and various subway lines of the London Underground. There were 29 perfect team scores in this round, the most of any on Tuesday.


A trio of TV series that won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama were played in Tuesday’s audio clue, with 31% of teams naming all three (The WaltonsThe Sopranos, and Homeland) for bonus points. The most difficult wagering question in the first half came next, with this wonder:

  • Slightly shorter than the Great Pyramid at Giza, which other Egyptian structure was the second-tallest among the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World?

That structure, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, was named by 52% of the field. Other topics included actor Christian Bale, the surgical tummy tuck, and 2000s NBA title leaders Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs. Another round with double-digit perfectos saw 11 teams earn all 36 points each.


TV game shows and college basketball conferences by team made up the halftime round on Tuesday. The average team score for the page was 15.8 points, while 27 teams aced the round for the full 20 points. At the halftime intermission, there was a two-way perfect tie:


The third round featured the two toughest wagering questions in the second half on Tuesday. First, a bit of recent reality TV news was asked to our teams:

  • Which member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills recently announced that she would be departing the show after eight seasons?

About 52% of teams correctly named Lisa Rinna. At the end of the round, this X-Men question became the hardest question of the night:

  • Known simply by his last name, which X-Men character’s mutant ability enables him to absorb all forms of energy and release it from his body? This character may have moved diagonally to join Xavier’s Security Enforcers in his first comic appearance in 1991.

Whether by X-Men knowledge or context clue, just 48% of the field earned wagering points by identifying Bishop; just 5.7% secured two extra points for also knowing his first name, Lucas.  This was the only round all night in which there were no perfect scores.


The first name Peter was Tuesday’s 6-4-2 answer, which 13 teams named from just the first clue for all six points. Round four began with questions about the rattlesnake found on the Gadsden flag, as well as the European nation of Italy. The midpoint of the round featured the most difficult bonus chance all night; a question about theatrical work Equus gave bonus points to just six teams, each able to name Peter Shaffer as the playwright behind the work. An Add a Letter question proved to be the toughest wagering try in the fourth round:

  • If you add one letter to this two-word phrase, you’ll go from a nickname for the Ford Model T to an Irish rock group whose biggest hit was the 1976 song The Boys are Back in Town. Name both phrases.

Just under 60% of our teams had both Tin Lizzy and Thin Lizzy to earn their wager. Mr. Manager and Gilligan’s Wake, both from Nighthawk, picked up perfect scores in this round. With just the final question remaining, these were the highest scores:

FINAL QUESTION (58.6% success rate):

  • Though its opening line is much more well-known, what 1859 novel’s final line is It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known?

The Charles Dickens work A Tale of Two Cities provided that ending line. Seven teams recorded a Perfect 21 for giving correct answers in each of our 21 wagering questions! The final Tuesday leaderboard looked like this:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: How I Met Ronnie  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Freddy Got Fingered)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Birdwatching)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: I’m Bringing Pickleback  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The West Wing)

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

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Super Best Friends  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Microwave Popcorn)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Charles Dickens Novels)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Aristocrats  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Troy (film))

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

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Free Britney! (Pop Star or Basketball Player?))

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Mr. Manager  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ska)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: True Wit  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Speakers of the House)

Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Just Guessing  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World War I)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Three Sheets to the Wind  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nuclear Physics)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Slippy Misses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Super Bowl)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Slippy Misses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Godzilla)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Oedipus and the MFers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lord of the Rings Horses)