Tuesday Trivia Rings in the New Decade!
Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia was hosted by 15 area venues and was attended by 146 total teams, including 23 teams playing at Solace Outpost.
The first round contained a Triple 50/50 on business and a question about the many interstate highways that run through Texas, but we had a rare Tuesday 0-fer on the round’s final bonus question. Even though over 90% of the field recognized the upcoming series House of the Dragon as a prequel to Game of Thrones, no team got within five of the latter show’s 59 Emmy wins to score two extra points. Obviously, that also meant that the first round had no perfect scores.
As it was the 45th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, our audio clue was comprised of a trio of covers of his songs. Teams had to name the cover artist for each, and 10% recognized all three — UB40, Dolly Parton, and Dwight Yoakam — to earn their bonus points. Another very tricky bonus query came at the round’s midpoint; we asked about the 1987 Vietnam War film Hamburger Hill, but only five teams earned extra points for naming Don Cheadle as the eventual Marvel actor who had one of his earliest roles in the film. If that weren’t enough, the game’s most difficult wagering question came next:
- Which five-letter word precedes the word Admiral in the name of the U.S. Naval rank considered to be the equivalent of a five-star Army General?
About 45% of the field knew that word is Fleet. The round concluded with a question about the Olympic sport of archery but once again, no teams hit the bullseye with a perfect score.
Halftime topics on Tuesday included last names of celebrity families and matching horses to their corresponding fictional characters. Seventeen teams responded perfectly to get all 20 correct answers on a page that averaged 14.3 points overall. These were the leading teams going into the halftime intermission:
- We Thought This Was Speed Dating (The Zone): 88
- Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside): 88
- Supernovas (Dudley’s): 86
- Killer Snails (Olney): 86
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 85 POINTS
The second half of Tuesday’s game kicked off with the third round’s toughest wagering query:
- Starring Russell Park and Ali Wong, which 2019 romantic comedy’s plot features two childhood friends who once had a brief relationship and reconnect in San Francisco? She is opening a new restaurant and he is installing the air conditioning at her temporary residence.
Roughly 48% of the field responded with the correct film title, Always Be My Maybe. Otherwise, we dealt with the geographic region of Oceania, Three Clues about Meat Loaf’s Paradise by the Dashboard Light, and the Patterson-Gimlin Film which supposedly proved the existence of Bigfoot. Unfortunately, we could not confirm the existence of any perfect scores in this round, either.
A 6-4-2 about China was aced by 21 teams who named the country after the first clue regarding its historical name of Cathay, and received the full six points by doing so. The start of round four contained its most difficult wagering chance:
- Which two 19th Century U. S. Presidents also served as Governor of New York?
While 47% of our teams named at least one of the correct answers, Martin Van Buren and Grover Cleveland, just 6.8% got both to earn those all-important bonus points. Moving on through the fourth, teams discussed the origin of the Green Bay Packers team name and the Hershey Krackel candy bar, among other things. We finally had some perfectos in the fourth round, provided by Innovations (Dudley’s), Smartinis (Dudley’s), Marco (Solace Outpost), and Blood Legion (Gentleman Jim’s). We pulled into the final question with these teams ahead:
- Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside): 162
- Killer Snails (Olney): 159
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 156
- Smartinis (Dudley’s): 155
- Supernovas (Dudley’s): 155
FINAL QUESTION (77.4% success rate):
- Though it aired during the 21st century, the final episode of which television series took place on New Year’s Eve in 1979?
The end of the decade appropriately signaled the end of That 70s Show. Four teams earned Tuesday’s Perfect 21, as Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside), Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s), Marshfellows (Solace Outpost), and Second to Last (Gentleman Jim’s) provided correct answers for all 21 wagering questions. Those teams and assorted others ended the night in the top tier of scores on Tuesday:
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 168
- Supernovas (Dudley’s): 167
- Just For Fun (Dudley’s): 166
- Killer Snails (Olney): 165
- Marshfellows (Solace Outpost): 164
- Innovations (Dudley’s): 164
- Second to Last (Gentleman Jim’s): 164
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 164
- Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside): 163
- Nova Compensators (Nighthawk): 163
Vibrissa Beer and Kitchen in Front Royal, VA: NO GAME (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Aesop’s Fables)
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wayne’s World (film))
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jimmy Buffett)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Barbara Eden)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Drunken Birds of Steele (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Only Murders in the Building)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seinfeld Sports Episodes)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Marshfellows (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Infectious Diseases)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cape Cod)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Little Brains, Big Egos (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Horses)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Irish Beer Mafia (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Twin Peaks)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2022 New York Yankees)
Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Nova Compensators (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harrison Ford Films)
Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Blinded by the Wine (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Brady Bunch)
Chalkboard Wings & BBQ in Alexandria, VA: Pure Luck (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Library of Congress Call Numbers)
The Zone in Ashburn, VA: We Thought This Was Speed Dating (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: German Words)
Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Cell Phony Baloney (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON AUG. 30: Baking)
Ledo Pizza in Chambersburg, PA:
Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD: Bristol Four (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter)