Turning Red at Monday Trivia!
Terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad weather conditions didn’t stop 81 teams at nine venues from doing a little Pour House Trivia on Monday!
We took care of some rhyming phrases to start the first round on Monday, then followed it up with the ol’ juke: the easiest wagering question of the night, paired with the toughest bonus question of the round. Every single team knew Paul Revere was the rider who warned Massachusetts colonists about the British arrival, but only 40.7% of teams knew Revere was immortalized in an 1860 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Other topics in the round included the Dollywood amusement park and this season’s NBA #1 conference seeds, the Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns. A dirty dozen teams earned perfect scores for the round.
This audio question was a doozy, wasn’t it? The goal was to identify three TV shows named after their lead character, and only 32% of the field were able to even name two to get their wager; six teams, however, snagged bonus points for naming all three of Everybody Loves Raymond, Ally McBeal, and Ted Lasso. Another tricky question followed:
- Using the ad slogan Now you’re playing with power, which 8-bit video game system introduced in 1985 was named the single greatest video game system in history by IGN?
That’s a solid get for the 80s kids, and over half the field knew that was the Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES. We also asked questions on How Do I Live singers LeAnn Rimes and Trisha Yearwood, the Alabama Slammer cocktail, and actor Nicolas Cage. Cobra Kai (DRP) and Legalized Gambling (DRP) withstood the second-round onslaught and came out with perfect scores!
Hopefully everyone did their taxes before coming to play trivia! Halftime topics were a reminder of Tax Day: celebrities who ran afoul of the IRS and phrases taken from the letters in the phrase INCOME TAXES. Teams averaged 17.8 points out of 20, while 14 teams aced the page with perfect scores. At the halftime intermission, these were the top-scoring teams:
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 90
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 90
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 88
- H.R. Puff ‘n’ Stuff (DRP): 88
- That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 88
The hardest bonus question of the night started off round three on Monday, coming on the heels of this wagering question:
- Before appearing on a TV show set in Sunnydale, which actress spent her teenage years portraying Kendall Hart on All My Children, winning a Daytime Emmy Award in 1995?
That would be the future Buffy, Sarah Michelle Gellar, which a round-low 39.5% of teams knew. Only three teams knew enough SMG trivia to score two bonus points by knowing Gellar played Karen Davis in The Grudge. We moved on to other topics, such as the film Taxi Driver and diaper-rash catalyst ammonia. The third round did very third-round things, as no teams scored a perfect 36 here on Monday.
Before the fourth round, nine teams scored the maximum six points on the 6-4-2 about small European country Liechtenstein! We opened round four with a question on motherly actress Katey Segal, before hitting the hardest question of the night:
- Which September 1950 Korean War battle proved to be a decisive victory for the U.N. forces and led to the recapture of Seoul just two weeks later, then became the subject of a 1981 feature film?
That battle (and historically-bad film flop) were both called Inchon, correctly named by just over a quarter of the field. After that, we discussed track-and-field star Jackie Joyner-Kersee, the Harley-Davidson motorcycle brand, and a three-parter on perfect things. Speaking of perfect, Cobra Kai (DRP), Legalized Gambling (DRP), and Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) were just that in the fourth round. A DRP party broke out at the top of the standings before the final question:
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 165
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 159
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 158
- H.R. Puff ‘n’ Stuff (DRP): 155
- Twerk From Home (Bushwaller’s): 151
FINAL QUESTION (18.5% success rate):
- With more than 50 credited screen roles, the films of which actress have combined to earn more than 15 billion dollars worldwide?
Less than a fifth of the Monday field correctly guessed Scarlett Johansson as the uber-successful actress in question. No teams secured a Perfect 21 on Monday by correctly answering every wagering question in the game. Here is your final Monday leaderboard:
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 172
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 170
- H.R. Puff ‘n’ Stuff (DRP): 167
- That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 160
- Beer Haus Arrest (Aslin): 150
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 147
- Pursue This (Bushwaller’s): 145
- Satchel of Richards (Rockwell): 145
- That’s a Bingo (Il Forno): 144
- Heavy Metal Parking Lot (William Jeffrey’s): 144
- Twerk From Home (Bushwaller’s): 144
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: That’s So Clavin (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: #1 or #2 Songs of the 1980s)
DRP in Alexandria, VA: Cobra Kai (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Las Vegas Strip Casinos)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Pursue This (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Scarlett Johansson Films)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Satchel of Richards (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Kingsman)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Southpaws (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: M*A*S*H (TV))
William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Heavy Metal Parking Lot (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New England Patriots)
Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Ten Thousand Dugongs (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Movies About Australia)
Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Beer Haus Arrest (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Zombies)
Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: That’s a Bingo (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Trees)