Under the Sea of Tuesday Trivia!

The first week of the Summer Fling season rolled along with 104 teams playing at 14 Tuesday venues:


The first round began with two relatively easy questions that each featured a rather difficult bonus question.  First up, we asked our teams to name either one of the two films starring Tom Hanks which contained the word “Saving” in the title.  Remembering “Saving Private Ryan” was easy, but most of our teams forgot that Hanks also portrayed Walt Disney in this film:

Saving Mr. Banks

We continued with a question on French terms, in which we discovered that very few people know how to spell “hors d’oeuvre” correctly.  The proper spelling was worth an extra two points to just eight teams across the board.  After closing the opening round with a three-part question on celebrities with avian names (Raven Symone, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Robin Wright), we saw just two teams begin their night with a perfect score: I Was Going to Say That (White Horse Tavern) and State Senator McCheese (Monkey La La).


Tuesday’s audio question began with songs that included nationalities in the title, specifically “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors, “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” by Billy Joel, and “Norwegian Wood” by The Beatles.  Later, we looked at this champion thoroughbred:


Even with a final question concerning the Battle of Agincourt and its association with the Shakespearean drama “Henry V”, we saw ten teams earn perfect scores in the second round.


Pictures from TV commercials highlighted Tuesday’s halftime page, which featured an average score of 16.1 points and seven perfect scores.  Here’s a look at Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:


Tuesday’s third round featured varied topics such as rubella (or German measles), the Jamestown colony, and the work of Pablo Picasso.  The toughest bonus question of the round was included on a question concerning these two celebrities that share the same first and last name:

Rob Thomas

Yes, that’s the creator of Veronica Mars and the lead singer of Matchbox 20, both of whom are named Rob Thomas.  Only six teams earned the two-point bonus by knowing that the singer’s highest-charting song as a solo artist was “Lonely No More”.  As a result, none of our teams recorded a perfect third round score.


Any hopes for a perfect final round score were dashed for many teams on the first question of the final round.  Though most of the field knew that Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won each of the last six Emmy Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, only five teams knew that Melissa McCarthy had won the award immediately prior to that streak.  Later, we looked at the origin of the phrase “Devil’s Advocate”, the mythological figure Echo, and gave Three Clues pertaining to this university:


Thanks to the opening question of the round, none of our teams ran the table in the final stanza.  Here are Tuesday’s top scores after four rounds of play:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (31.4% success rate):

–> The actress that voiced which Disney princess recorded many of her parts in the dark in order to get a better sense of the character?

Just under one-third of our teams responded correctly with Ariel.  Congratulations to Comfortably Dum (Champion Billiards) and Trivia Newton John (Shuckin’ Shack), as the only two teams to earn the Perfect 21 tonight by answering all wagering questions correctly.  Here are your top scores on the first Tuesday of the Summer Fling:


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Comfortably Dum  (Next week’s first category: Battle of Gettysburg)

Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD:  Lightfoot  (Next week’s first category: Major League Baseball)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: “The West Wing”)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Trivia Newton John  (Next week’s first category: Science)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Dangerous Business  (Next week’s first category: Jose Andres)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Painal Buddies  (Next week’s first category: World War II Heroes)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  (Next week’s first category: FIFA World Cup Champions)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Breadsticks  (Next week’s first category: Kanye West)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Starving Artists  (Next week’s first category: Broadway Musicals)

White Horse Tavern in Harpers Ferry, WV:  Who’s Your Pater Familias?  (Next week’s first category: “Full Metal Jacket”)

Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL:  Clavins  (Next week’s first category: Multi-Sport Pro Athletes)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  State Senator McCheese  (Next week’s first category: X-Games)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out  (Next week’s first category: Steven Spielberg Films)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  True Wit  (Next week’s first category: FIFA World Cup)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK