We are Thankful for Weekend Trivia

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Last weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 40 teams across seven venues.

FIRST HALF:

We hosted one Thanksgiving night game so those stats are included with our weekend stats this wee. First half topics from last weekend’s games included Thanksgiving,  Reba McEntire, Santa’s Reindeer, and a trip to Lake Michigan.  Our audio questions featured commercials featuring Kevin Bacon Films, and bands with the word ‘head’ in their names, Talking Heads, Radiohead, and Motorhead.  Across the board, eight of our teams earned a perfect first-round score and four teams picked up the perfect 36 points in the second round.  Here is last weekend’s halftime leaderboard:

SECOND HALF:

Eleven of our teams managed to post a perfect score on our halftime sheets which came in at a combined average of 18.1 points.

Our second half touched on topics such as Mötley Crüe, the ice cream Chunky Monkey, and famous brothers. We also paid tribute to the late Stephen Sondheim by asking a question about A Little Night Music.

The most difficult question of the weekend was this tv sitcom question.

  • In addition to her role on “Melrose Place”, actress Courtney Thorne-Smith also played the TV wife of a former “Saturday Night Live” actor on this ABC sitcom of the 2000s. 

The answer here was According to Jim. 

Three teams were able to earn a perfect round during the second half this weekend.  

After four rounds of play, the overall weekend leaderboard included these teams:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (80% success rate):

  • Because of a surplus of leftover Thanksgiving turkeys, the Swanson Company created which product that sold more than one million units within a year of its introduction?

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (21.9% success rate):

  • Entering the American lexicon in the 1950s, which foreign word means ‘traveling companion’ in its native tongue of Russian?

WEEKEND FINAL QUESTION (66.7% success rate):

  • With about 3.1 million residents, this state currently ranks 32nd in the U.S. in terms of population. It is the LEAST populous state in the country with a home venue for at least one team in one of the four major U.S. men’s professional sports leagues (MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA).

The respective correct answers to these final questions were TV Dinner, Sputnik, and Nevada. No teams were able to post a Perfect 21 by answering all 21 wagering questions correctlyHere is your final weekend leaderboard:

WEEKEND WINNERS:

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Your Mom  (NO GAME THIS WEEK, NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Female Rock Stars)

P. B. Dye Golf Course in Ijamsville, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT GAME ON JANUARY 14: Famous Eyepatch Wearers)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD:   (NO GAME THIS WEEK, FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 3: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Smarty Pants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Goldbergs – TV Show)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Ah-Ha  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: ACC Men’s Basketball)

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chess)