Wear Your Black Turtleneck for Thursday Trivia!

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Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 111 teams across 16 venues.


Thursday’s game began with a Three Clues question regarding the color red, as well as discussions of Clark Kent, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Hotel Transylvania animated film franchise.  The opening round also included the first of several incredibly difficult bonus questions, as only three teams knew that the most recent film in the Hotel Transylvania franchise is subtitled Transformania.  As a result, Trivia Newton John (Champion) posted the only perfect score in Thursday’s first round.


Thursday’s audio question featured a mix of media related to animals.  We listened to the classic Beatles song Rocky Raccoon, the theme song from the television series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and a clip from the animated film Kung-Fu Panda.  Our field easily answered questions concerning the chemical element potassium and the Great Lakes, but a baseball question kept nearly all of the perfect scores off the board:

  • In 2010, which National League pitcher became the first player to record 600 career saves?
  • 2-POINT BONUS: This player finished his MLB playing career with which team?

The words ‘National League’ were added to the question to rule out Yankees great Mariano Rivera, but it appears that Rivera is literally the only MLB relief pitcher that most of our teams can identify.  Only 18% of the field earned wagering points with Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman.  Furthermore, only one team tacked on two bonus points by also knowing that Hoffman left the San Diego Padres late in his career for a short stint with the Milwaukee Brewers.  As the only team to answer that bonus question correctly, Quarter Century (Crooked Run) earned a perfect score in Thursday’s first round.


Items with ‘TOP’ in their names and U. S. landmarks were the featured topics on Thursday’s halftime page.  Five teams recorded a perfect score, while the overall average reached 14.8 points.  Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:


Thursday’s third round looked at foods whose names begin with the letter ‘P’, the planet Saturn, the Mom’s Spaghetti novelty restaurant recently opened by Eminem, the Dalai Lama, and the former computer company Sun Microsystems.  Once again, a single bonus question kept nearly all of the perfect scores off the board, as only three teams new that the ‘SUN’ in Sun Microsystems stands for Stanford University NetworkWe Drink and We Know Things (Smoketown) snagged those last two bonus points to earn the only perfect third round score on Thursday night.


After visiting the city of Nashville in the 6-4-2 question, we began Thursday’s final round with another incredibly difficult bonus question.  About 40% of the field earned wagering points by knowing that Billy Ray Cyrus portrayed the lead character on the cable medical drama Doc, but NONE of our teams picked up bonus points by knowing that the show aired on the PAX Network (though we would have also accepted its current name of Ion Television).  The rest of the round progressed more smoothly, with easier questions concerning sports trophies and geometry, but obviously the final round did not yield any perfect scores.  These were your highest scoring Thursday teams heading into the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (73.4% success rate):

  • On January 9, 2007, Jonathan Ive and Phil Schiller participated in a landmark telephone conversation in San Francisco.  Who was the third person included in this conversation?

Nearly three-quarters of the field responded correctly with Steve Jobs.  Congratulations to Great Heathen Army (Brewery Fire), who earned the only Perfect 21 on Thursday night with correct responses on all 21 wagering questions.  Here is Thursday’s final overall leaderboard:


Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: We Drink and We Know Things  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MacOS Nicknames)

Pour Dog House in Millersville, MD: Red T-Shirt  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Amusement Parks)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Trivia Newton John  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: King of the Hill)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Cat In the Chat  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Raul Julia)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: And in Dead Last  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Hillbilly Geniuses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bones – TV show)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Rookie Score  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Happy Gilmore)

Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV: Jones Springs Hooligans  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2021 NASCAR Season)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Squid Game)

Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: YOLO Swaggins (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Outrageously Large Numbers)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Kitten Mittens  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bravo Network Reality Shows)

Homaide Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Angry Beaver Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Halloween Films)

Orioles Nest #331 in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Iron Maiden)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: We’re Hungry  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 19th Century U. S. Presidents)

Lake Linganore Association in New Market, MD: Faking Bad


Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cheddar Biscuits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Schitt’s Creek)