Wednesday Night Trivia Put the Lotion in the Basket!

Wednesday night’s games featured 112 teams across across 14 venues, but one of those teams was comprised of just a single player who turned in a very impressive performance.  Read on to find out just who that was:


Wednesday’s opening round began with a question on the game 501, which is a variant on this popular barroom pastime:


We snacked on Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and enjoyed a little patriotic music courtesy of Johann Offenbach, while also asking about this Hollywood couple:

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

Across the board, six teams notched perfect scores in the first round.


We’ve featured clips from Christmas films on Wednesday’s audio question.  Most of the field easily recognized the voice of Jimmy Stewart in “It’s a Wonderful Life” and Bill Murray in “Scrooged”, but only 18% of our teams picked up two bonus points by recognizing the Portuguese spoken in this romantic comedy:

The second round continued with questions on jet lag and Lady Gaga‘s Born This Way Foundation, as well as a nostalgic look at this classic TV game show:

Press Your Luck

The second round did not yield any perfect scores.


We headed to the library for Wednesday’s halftime page, as our teams matched novels to the wars in which they were set.  We saw an overall average of 14.7 points, with seven teams recording a perfect score.  Here are Wednesday’s top scores after the first half:


Wednesday’s third round opened with a question on R&B performer (and producer) Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, as well as TV title cards such as this one:

Mad Men

Only Shakeweight (Valley Grill) managed to record a perfect third round score.


Our final round included a question in the category of We Share a First Name, which (as usual) was chosen by many teams as their bonus category.  Unfortunately, most of those teams were regretting that decision as this was the most difficult question of the night:

–> Though they are spelled differently, what first name is shared by one of the Chipettes in the “Alvin and the Chipmunks” franchise, one of the Dashwood sisters in Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”, and Kristen Bell’s character in the NBC sitcom “The Good Place”?

Only 13% of our teams earned points with Eleanor.  The final round did not yield any perfect scores.  Here are Wednesday’s top overall scores heading into the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (26.8% success rate):

–> Winning both of her awards in the late 20th century, who is the only woman to win two Oscars for Best Lead Actress before turning 30 years old?

About one-quarter of the field turned in this correct response:

Jodie Foster

Congratulations to No Reservations (Whole Foods Market), Sexual Chocolate (Memories), and Gangnam Style (Quinn’s), as the only teams to earn the Perfect 21 on Wednesday by answering all wagering questions correctly.  These were your top overall scores from Wednesday:


Among tonight’s winners, you’ll find Parasites By the Dashboard Light at The Furnace, which tonight was comprised of just a single player: Mike Maccarone.  As Pour House Trivia’s traveling powerhouse, Mike has now notched a solo victory at 29 different venues.  In addition, he ended the 14-game winning streak put together by Ahhh!! Real Munsters!

Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA:  No Reservations  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 31 – First category: NHL Team Nicknames)

Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Southpaw Fish  (Next week’s first category: 1980s Films)

The Tavern in Olney, MD:  If You’re Not First, You’re Last  (Next week’s first category: Serial Killers)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Tokyo Sex Robot  (Next week’s first category: “The Warriors” – film)

Bennigan’s in Frederick, MD:  Simple Minds  (Next week’s first category: Cartography)

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:  Witiots  ** 12 WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: 1960s TV Sitcoms)

Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD:  Lone Pine Mall Rats  ** FIVE WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: Grateful Dead)

Delirium Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Just Us  (Next week’s first category: James Bond Films)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  Gangnam Style  (Next week’s first category: CCH Pounder)

Primanti Brothers in Dickson City, PA:  The William Tafts  (Next week’s first category: William Taft)

Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA:  Let’s Get Quizzical  (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones” novels)

Bennigan’s in Clarksburg, MD:  Oneders  (Next week’s first category: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” – TV series)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Stephen Hawking’s Karaoke Machine  (Next week’s first category: Led Zeppelin)

Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD:  Parasites By the Dashboard Light  (Next week’s first category: Jodie Foster)

Applebee’s in Waynesboro, PA:  Not Your Team  ** SIX WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: “The Goonies”)