Tuesday Trivia Repeats Itself!
Tuesday’s edition of Pour House Trivia was played by 184 teams in total at seventeen locations, included a 24-team game at Solace Outpost – Falls Church.
The majority of Tuesday’s first round was successful for our teams. They came through with right answers about a trio of people named Diana, the 15-digit card numbers for American Express, and states which border the panhandle of Oklahoma. However, a question about a sci-fi film franchise tripped up a lot of players:
- What are the subtitles for the Stanley Kubrick film 2001 and its sequel 2010?
Most teams were able to get 2001: A Space Odyssey, but only 12.5% of them earned bonus points for also naming 2010: The Year We Make Contact. Of those teams, Comfortably Dum (Smoketown) and Wayne Road Blues (Audacious Fairfax) recorded the only perfect scores in this round.
Cover songs in the style of an 8-bit video game comprised the audio clue in Tuesday’s game. After that, we had the most difficult wagering question of the first half:
- The current NBA playoffs marked the 47th consecutive season in which a postseason sweep occurred, when the Philadelphia 76ers eliminated which Eastern Conference opponent in four games?
About 45% of the field were successful by answering with that team, the Brooklyn Nets. A couple of bonus questions proved to be tough in this round as well; only 13% of teams earned two extra points on a Crimean War question for knowing that conflict occurred in the 1850s, while a question about the Candy Crush mobile game series saw 9.7% correctly name Mario Lopez as the host of its TV game show adaptation. Perfect scores in this round were out of reach for our teams.
At halftime, teams were asked to name various fruits by their photo, then provide a list of answers that each included the name of a body part. The scores here were pretty sweet: sixteen teams had a perfect halftime effort, while the average score was 16.4 points. Going into the halftime break, these were the highest scores:
- Blood Legion (Gentleman Jim’s): 88
- C’mon, It’s Still Good Podcast (Gentleman Jim’s): 87
- Slippy Misses (Audacious Fairfax): 87
- SEVEN TEAMS TIED WITH 86 POINTS
At the midpoint of this round, teams were treated to the toughest wagering question of the night:
- In 1530, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V leased the islands of Malta to the Order of the Knights of St. John, for which they had to pay tribute with one of what kind of animal each year?
That tribute animal was a (Maltese) falcon; 17% of teams knew that answer, while 8.1% added bonus points by identifying Charles as the Archduke of Austria. Other topics in this round included Susan Lucci’s 21 Emmy nominations for portraying Erica Kane on All My Children, the scientific sonic boom, and the Internet term blog, short for weblog. For the second round in a row, no perfect scores were recorded.
Only five teams turned in the correct answer of France for all six points on the 6-4-2. The last round on Tuesday opened with a three-part question which asked teams to name the creator of these primarily 21st-century TV series:
- 1) The West Wing, 2) The Good Place, 3) The Wire
Wagering points were earned by 28% of the field for at least two correct answers, while a game-low 6.5% got bonus credit for all three: in order, Aaron Sorkin, Michael Schur, and David Simon. We moved on to Three Clues about actor Bruce Willis and the shar pei dog breed. At the end of the round, a question about Beatles song Strawberry Fields Forever saw just over 10% of our teams know that it was a non-album double A-side along with Penny Lane. This round’s perfect teams were Tell Your Dog I Said Hi (Nighthawk) and CQ2 (Solace Navy Yard). Before the final question was revealed, these teams were atop the leaderboard:
- DC Swampers (Gentleman Jim’s): 156
- Comfortably Dum (Smoketown): 154
- Pterodactyl (Upper Deck): 153
- Pink Flamingos (Solace Falls Church): 152
- Peanut Nem Nems (Audacious Falls Church): 152
FINAL QUESTION (25% success rate):
- Based on a 1980s film, which stage production featured the tagline The musical. The musical. The musical.?
Exactly a quarter of the field knew that repetitive tagline was for the Beetlejuice stage production. However, no team was able to record a Perfect 21 on Tuesday. These were the highest-scoring teams in Tuesday’s game:
- Comfortably Dum (Smoketown): 163
- Blood Legion (Gentleman Jim’s): 163
- Peanut Nem Nems (Audacious Falls Church): 162
- Our Defending Champions (Cuginis): 160
- Hundo (Cuginis): 159
- Wayne Road Blues (Audacious Fairfax): 157
- Lost Faculties (Ramparts): 157
- Vegenius (Upper Deck): 156
- Way Off Base (Nighthawk): 156
- Soup Boys (Nighthawk): 156
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Succession)
Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Redrum (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter Films)
Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Peanut Nem Nems (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Tudors (TV series))
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Vegenius (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Medical Instruments)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Lake Okeechobee Gang (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Florida History)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Lost Faculties (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Third Parties)
Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Second Place (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Runners-Up)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dum (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Michael Sings the Beatles)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: No Drama Llama (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Pro Wrestling)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bluey)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Toxicology)
Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Way Off Base (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Textiles)
Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NFL History)
Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Joey Triviani (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift Albums)
The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Not So Little Women (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: French Cuisine)
Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Veldons (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: British Royal Family)
The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Underdogs (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Summer House (TV series))
Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Default Winners (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1940s Jazz Musicians)
Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Bork and Associates (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U. S. Supreme Court History)