Tuesday Trivia Walks the Red Carpet!

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Pour House Trivia set a Tuesday attendance record for the second straight week! Sixteen venues played host to a PHT game that night for a total of 217 teams, which included Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA and its 25-team game. We also welcomed Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA to the Pour House family with a game hosted by Max!


Musician and Weezer song namesake Buddy Holly was referenced early in this round, but the most difficult question in Monday’s first half came two questions later:

  • A married woman named Debbi is the founder and namesake of which company that produces cookies and brownies? This company also owns the TCBY yogurt chain.

Even though it was our Hint of the Day, Mrs. Fields was named by just 28% of our teams. The final question of the round dealt with cable TV:

  • Originally known as Pinwheel, which children’s cable network owned by Paramount reaches nearly 90 million U.S. homes?

Nickelodeon wasn’t a terribly difficult main answer, but the bonus asked teams to get within three years of Pinwheel‘s debut year; only 11% of teams were close enough to 1977 for extra points. This round’s perfect scores were earned by Stamp Collectors (Ramparts), Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown), and Baby Nora (Antietam).


After an audio question about animated films and a query about the Galilean moons of Jupiter, we offered a bit of African geography:

  • Located along the eastern border of the Ivory Coast, which African nation was once a British colony known as the Gold Coast?

About 35% of teams named Ghana, making that the least-successful wagering question of the round. Some MLB trivia was featured to wrap things up:

  • Excluding the New York Yankees, which three American League teams have reached the MLB World Series on more than ten occasions?

Those teams are the Boston Red SoxDetroit Tigers, and Oakland Athletics; 37% of teams named at least two of them, while 13% knew all three for bonus credit. This time, the perfect teams were Dynamite (Smoketown), Baby Nora (Antietam), and Lone Strangers (Lost Dog).


At halftime on Tuesday, teams had to name pop culture characters on special playing cards, then match TV shows to the corresponding theme song title and artist. Perfect scores were earned by 22 teams on this page, which carried an average score of 16.6 points. At the halftime break, these were the top five teams:


The third round’s toughest question came on these Three Clues about a specific automobile brand:

  • This brand predates the formation of General Motors, despite the fact that it currently exists as a GM brand.
  • In 1938 it launched the auto industry’s first concept car with a model named the Y-Job. 
  • Its logo is a red, white, and blue Tri-Shield.

Only five teams earned bonus points for naming Buick before the final clue but overall, 46% of the field received their wager for a correct answer at any point. Other topics in this round included the HBO series Big Love and prominent party school Tulane UniversityTell Your Dog I Said Hi (Nighthawk) was the only team to get all 36 points in this round.


The state of New York was the subject of Tuesday’s 6-4-2, with 27 teams earning all six points. The fourth round started with a question about Woody Harrelson’s Oscar-nominated role in The People vs. Larry Flynt; just 11% of teams earned bonus points for knowing Flynt himself played a judge in the film. Tuesday’s toughest wagering query came at the midpoint of this round:

  • Other than the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers, who was the first team to win back-to-back NBA titles?

The Detroit Pistons did so in 1989 and 1990 to achieve that feat; they were named by 21% of the field, with just over 10% naming the team’s arena at the time, The Palace of Auburn Hills, for bonus points. In other fourth-round questions, we discussed former President Bill Clinton and the origins of the word pundit.  By correctly answering all three bonus questions, Stamp Collectors (Ramparts) posted the only perfect fourth round score.  Before the final question, these teams were in the lead:

FINAL QUESTION (10.18% success rate):

  • Formed during the 1970s, what is the only music group in Grammy history to earn the Album of the Year Award twice as the main credited artist?

Doing so about two decades apart, U2 has two Album of the Year Grammy awards! A tough final question was part of the reason why no team on Tuesday achieved the Perfect 21 for answering each wagering question correctly. However, these teams ruled supreme at the end of the night:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Semi-Pro)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Film Soundtracks)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Bringing Pickleback  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Magnum P.I. (original series))

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tom Sizemore Films)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Pink Flamingos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classic TV Westerns)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dumb  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Banshee (season 1))

Distilled in Frederick, MD: No Drama Llama  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Moons of the Solar System)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bruce Springsteen Albums)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Tell Your Dog I Said Hi  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Boy Bands)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Types of Ballroom Dancing)

Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Cell Phony Baloney  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mystery Novels)

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

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Red Rum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: We Thought This Was Speed Dating  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: European World War II Battles)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ocean Governance)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dazed and Confused (film soundtrack))