Wednesday Night Trivia Brought the Cheers!

Our Wednesday night games are some of the fiercest in the PHT lineup, have you tested your meddle against some of our best? Grab a game soon, but until then- here’s our recap.

Valley Grill in Middletown, Md 

WOW we got slammed tonight with 15 teams here at Valley Grill, I mean we had people playing the first round standing while they waited for a table to come open. The final was a crusher, but in a good way and kind of hearkened back to the early days of PHT when we would throw you a real “head scratcher”. Anyway, here are the results:

Stupid Sexy Flanders in 1st

Rum Ham in 2nd

Capt Geech in 3rd

Our first category for next week is Pearl Jam Lyrics ~ Ronnie

Revolution in Fairfax, Va


The Tavern in Olney, Md 

Last night’s game at The Tavern was starting to look like another one of those “crazy ending” kind of games, but once we got to the final question, everyone wagered 12 (well….everyone but the team in 1st) and everyone answered incorrectly! So no crazy upsets but finishing in 3rd was Schweddy Balls, 2nd place went to Olney the Lonely, and king of the mountain once again taking 1st place was John Lithgow’s Fan Club!! They decided to go with “Merle Haggard Songs” in honor of a legend passing, so study up and come have a GREAT time with us next Wednesday at The Tavern!!   ~  Jon J

1. John Lithgow’s Fan Club
2. Olney the Lonely
3. Schweddy Balls
4. Moving Forward
5. In First Place
6. Sunofa.

Applebee’s in Frederick, Md 

Tonight we opened up with a question about Impressionist Art, a category that was met with more than a few groans when initially announced. The question ended up being about the painter who was famous for painting pictures of ballerinas who most teams actually got, with the answer being Edgar Degas. We also had a U.S. Landmarks question where most of us learned that the WWII museum is in New Orleans, since only a couple of teams knew that.

The audio question tonight asked for a common word between the three songs, with songs by Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rolling Stones, and The Spencer Davis Group (who?), where the word in common is Gimme (Gimme Three Steps, Gimme Shelter, Gimme Some Lovin). I felt really bad for a few teams who gave me the word ‘Give’, I guess thinking they are saying ‘Give Me’ in the songs. On the track and field question we learned that there is a hammer throw event, and that the hammer weighs the same as a shotput (16lbs).

Halftime asked teams to match famous novels to their authors based on pictures of the authors, which proved to be a bit tough for some teams. The real killer on the page was the bottom half, however, which asked teams to identify different items based on the touch tone pattern that would have been used to spell them. I had quite a few teams say they just ran out of time on trying to figure out the answers.

In the second half we opened with a question about modern video games, looking for the UbiSoft franchise that takes place across different time periods in the past, like The French Revolution or The Third Crusade, which is the Assassin’s Creed franchise. The toughest question of the night (other than the final) was definitely the Old School Reality TV question, which asked for a show with an ‘exclamatory’ title that was hosted by a Hall of Fame Quarterback and focused on paranormal events that were re-enacted by actors.

I didn’t get any correct answers for the QB which was Fran Tarkenton, but I did get one correct answer of ‘That’s Incredible!’ on this one. I got plenty of amusing joke answers based on the exclamatory part, with answers of ‘Boo!’, ‘Ghosts!!’, and ‘BEES!’ among others. Today’s final round had a current events question which asked teams about the Panama Papers, a controversy that led to the Prime Minister of a European Country resigning. We even had a fake bonus asking teams for his full name, which got more than a few dirty looks my way before I told everybody I was kidding. The PM was from Iceland, and I don’t want to even type his name here because it is very long.

The final question for tonight was a Poetry question and proved to be rather difficult. Only one team managed to get the name of the poem with the subtitle ‘A Ballad of A Republic Sung in 1888’ and featured men with the names of Flynn, Jimmy, Christian, and Cooney, which is the poem ‘Casey At the Bat’. This led to us needing a tiebreaker afterwards to settle the game. Third place went to The Carolina Reapers. Second went to Bored of Ed who made a big jump on the final. The win, however, went to We’ve Embraced Our Mediocrity, who played it safe on the final and won on a tiebreaker! Next week we open with a Triple 50/50: Who Said It? Yoda or a Philosopher? question, so good luck with that! I’ll see you all then!

Until next time,

Belles’ in Frederick, Md

It’s always fun watching the reaction of teams who have played over PHT venues when they come in to Belles on a Wednesday. My veterans were on point, bickering, throwing jabs, threatening to shank those tokyo bastards (Not racist) Basically,  normal night for us. Even had some Zombie singing from the right wing.. I prolly could have done without that, but whatever, can’t all be feel like making love 😉

Was a fun night with the crew, thanks for coming out. I will say I enjoyed announcing the final answer as everyone was all set to hate on Tokyo Sex and ended up yelling at Uranus! Love it! Uranus pulled thewin tonight, being the only team to get the final! 2nd went to Comfortably Dum and 3rd was Tokyo Sex Whale. You can knock them down but not out 😉 First category is Colors that rhyme with ellow. Yeah. Uh huh. Uhhh, study up? ~Samantha



Bennigan’s in Clarksburg, Md 

Last week we saw an upset victory over Dusty Baker’s School of Management. We’ll see them again soon but they never return to the same place twice. Much like lightning. Or the magic turtle in Aladdin III. Last week’s winners were here, The Yellow One is the Sun, looking to defend their title and build up a win streak. We’d see how it would all unfold tonight!
Though I mentioned two other teams in the preceding paragraph, tonight’s game was all about Roaming Gnomes. They held a very strong 6 point lead at the half, and even thought then should’ve had LESS points and contested their big score and I told them they just couldn’t math.
Tonight’s question of the night goes to the final question. It was a doozy tonight…. Roaming Gnomes led by a slim margin on Knock Knock, maybe 2 points. Final question was HARD! Only 1 team getting it right. Roaming Gnomes were in the LEAD and bet ZERO POINTS hoping the Poetry question would be the death of every one… Well nobody got it but them so it didn’t matter. Great showing, great game!
A win for Roaming Gnomes who say its been a while since they last won. Good luck next week, we’ll see you in 7, until then!
1st Place:     Roaming Gnomes
2nd Place:    The Yellow One is the Sun
3rd Place:     Knock Knock
Next week:     Airplane starring Robert Hayes

Memories in Mt. Airy, Md

We had a great game last night, as 14 teams duked it out for the weekly crown of trivia dominance. Scores stayed close, and kept getting closer, as we got our first glimpse at World Series XIII.

We learned all about Count Stroganoff, the weighty Shot Put and Hammer (Sadly, not a discus), and even Benedict Arnold Palmer (Kudos to Robert E. Lee Trevino, as close as you can get to being the correct answer without being correct)…
After a few early upsets, we had a clearly defined field… NOT SO FAST!! With a particularly difficult final question, only one team answered correctly, catapulting them into a tie for 2nd! With some wild guesses as to the population of Denver, we had our Top 3.
Third Place: Dum Dums
Second Place: the Moops
First Place: Up For AnythingUFA has selected, “Astronomy” as next week’s first category. Well, that narrows it down…


Wolfie’s in Smyrna, De .

Tonight at Wolfies was quite a night.  Team In it to Win it, was celebrating a birthday tonight, and enjoyed a night of Trivia, as they ended up in 2nd place due to the final question. Team Awesome won the game, because they went all in on the final question and were able to get it correct. We had others come into the bar and grille and said the game sounded fun, that next time they come to Wolfies would join us!
First Place: Team Awesome
Second Place: Team In it to Win it
Third Place: Team Mike
Winner’s Choice: American Trucks

Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, Md

 There are games. And there are GAMES! Bernies trivia night on Wednesday was for sure the latter! And in a big way! WOW. We had a full house come out and grapple over some toughies for a bit! It kicked off innocently enough with some Beef Stroganoff and Marilyn Monroe questions in the first round. Things started to take a turn in the 2nd & 3rd rounds with some strolls down memory lane to 1984, That’s Incredible and issues with the ole Hammer Throw!
And we even had a URANUS question – which of course, inspired my inner 7th grader to make a cameo.
After 4 rounds of battle we hit that final question and we hit it with a purpose. Lot of strategery in the wagery as many teams had hate and stink eye at the Poetry category. It was Casey at the Bat who decided the whole shebang. Great game everyone! Congrats to our Top 3:
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Hard Times Cafe in Arlington, Va

For each of the last four weeks, Kitten Mittens has won in runaway fashion at Hard Time in Clarendon, but that would NOT be the case tonight (since they didn’t show up), and we had a very competitive game led by a new team called Free Association.  Since they were part of a group, they had no idea how many people would show up to play for their team.  So, when it turned out to be 12 people, they politely bowed out from the prize money.  They did finish in second place, but since they did not come up with the correct response on the final question, it was the Waggle Doodles who took down the win (tonight playing as Squash Banana).  Third place went to the rocket Surgeons.  Next game, we’ll begin with a question on European Capitals!  ~ Matt


UPDATE: There is NO TRIVIA at Hard Times Cafe in Clarendon on April 20th due to the Capitals playoff game.  Likewise, if the series against the Flyers reaches Game 7, trivia will be CANCELED on April 27th as well.