Wednesday Trivia Abides…

Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 132 teams across 16 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

We began Wednesday’s opening round with a three-part question regarding film title characters, followed by a look at the TV sitcom “Mad About You”.  In the most difficult bonus question of the round, only 15% of our teams knew that the character portrayed by Helen Hunt bore the full name of Jamie Buchman.  After a look at the Dunkin’ menu and explorer Thor Heyerdahl, we saw eight teams earn a perfect first round score.

SECOND ROUND:

Wednesday’s audio question featured three songs whose titles include the names of musical instruments.  We listened to “Trumpets” by Jason Derulo, “Mr. Tambourine Man” by The Byrds, and “Mandolin Rain” by Bruce Hornsby and the Range.  With a widely diverse trio of tunes, only 11% of our teams snagged the first bonus points of the second stanza with three correct answers.  Other second round topics included the card game Solitaire, the Super Bowl history of the Kansas City Chiefs, the Toyota Corolla, and the muckraking novel “The Jungle”.  Six teams swept the second round with 36 points.

HALFTIME:

Bodies of water and the ages of current sports franchises were the featured topics on Wednesday’s halftime page, which yielded perfect scores to 12% of the field, as the overall average score reached 15.9 points.  Here is Wednesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

The nightly Three Clues question opened Wednesday’s second half, with this version dealing with British pop star Harry Styles.  We continued with a discussion of the Jewish dish Gefilte fish, the city of Moscow, and the life of Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor.  The third round closed with an art question, which (not surprisingly) gave us both the most difficult wagering and bonus questions of the night:

–> Which color is shared by each of the following: the shirt of the subject in the 1658 painting “The Milkmaid”, the robe worn by the couple in the 1908 painting “The Kiss”, and the floor in the 1888 painting “The Night Café”?

BONUS: Identify the respective painters of these three works.

Only 31% of our teams gave us the correct wagering answer of gold, while just nine teams also knew the names of all three painters: Jan Vermeer, Gustav Klimt, and Vincent van Gogh.  One of those nine teams completed a perfect third round, as Ultimate Source Source (Dragon Hops) posted 36 points.

FOURTH ROUND:

After the 6-4-2 question looked at the Shakespearean comedy “Much Ado About Nothing”, we delved into final round topics such as the nation of Romania, the first name Jethro, Madame Tussaud’s wax museums, and the two NHL teams based in Alberta.  The final round proved to be a breeze for the field, as a whopping 18% of our teams notched a perfect score.  These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams heading into the final question:

WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (65.4% success rate):

–> Set to hit theaters later this month, “The Jesus Rolls” is a spinoff of what 1998 comedy film?

Nearly two-thirds of our teams responded correctly with “The Big Lebowski”.  Congratulations to Smarty Pants (Belles’) and Why Not Zoidberg? (Memories), who were the only two teams to earn a Perfect 21 on Wednesday by answering every wagering question correctly.  Here is Wednesday’s final overall leaderboard:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (NEXT GAME ON FEB. 26 – First category: Sylvester Stallone Films of the 1970s)

Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Beau Khaki   (Next week’s first category: English Premier League)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Flight Level Awesome   (Next week’s first category: “The Big Lebowski”)

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:  Donner Party   (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: Phil Mickelson)

** NIDO’S WILL IMMEDIATELY BEGIN A HIATUS FOR RENOVATIONS **

Furnace Grill and Crab House in Thurmont, MD:  You Should Have Known Stuff   (FRIENDS THEME GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Feb. 26: Name the Missing Boy Band Member)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  Words Scott Can’t Pronounce   (FRIENDS THEME GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Feb. 26: Types of Cheese)

Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Hillbilly Geniuses   (Next week’s first category: English Premier League)

Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA:  Not So Little Women   (Next week’s first category: Recent Best-Selling Books)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA:  Archived   (Next week’s first category: “Star Wars”)

Manor at Silo Falls in Brookeville, MD:  Momma Lu’s   (Next week’s first category: NFL Potpourri)

28 South in Hagerstown, MD:  Common Taters  (Next week’s first category: Rugby Rules)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD:  All In   (Next week’s first category: 17th Century Literature)

Bald Birds Brewing in Audubon, PA:  Dudes   (Next week’s first category: World Capitals)

Augie’s Mussel House in Alexandria, VA:  Brother of Menelaus   (Next week’s first category: “The Good Place”)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Why Not Zoidberg?   (Next week’s first category: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition)

Anchor Bar in Frederick, MD:  Pearls of Wisdom   (Next week’s first category: “BoJack Horseman”)

Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD:  Know Nothings   (Next week’s first category: 1960s Folk Bands)