Wednesday Trivia Here and There!
We added to the 2023 accolades for Pour House Trivia with another Wednesday record: 214 total teams showed up to play across our 19 venues! The biggest game was at Celtic House in Arlington, VA, where 20 teams turned up to the trivia battle.
It didn’t take long to get to the first half’s most difficult bonus chance, which came attached to this wagering question early in the first round:
- Steve Harvey is the current host of which game show originally hosted by Richard Dawson?
The bonus question asked which former Seinfeld actor also hosted the game show in question, Family Feud; just 12% responded with the correct answer, John O’Hurley. Other topics encountered in this round included breakfast cereal mascots, the Latin phrase alma mater, and the Udvar-Hazy Center, which is the National Air and Space Museum‘s annex found near Dulles Airport. A game-high 12 teams recorded a perfect score in this round.
The trickiest wagering opportunity in the first half was found in Wednesday’s audio question: a trio of film clips featuring Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone. About 57% of teams named at least two of those movies, while 21% recognized The Help, Birdman, and Crazy Stupid Love for bonus credit. We moved on to subjects such as the island nation of Taiwan, the Piano Man found in the lyrics of Elton John’s Tiny Dancer, and the Carolina Panthers‘ recent acquisition of the first overall pick in next month’s NFL Draft. This round’s perfect teams were Quick Pink and the Vine Gang (Belles’), I Don’t Know (Hops N Shine), Big Tiny Cats (Celtic House), and Whiskey Business (Celtic House).
Animated characters with B-names and films by lists of their actors were the subjects of Wednesday’s halftime page, which had an average score of 17.4 points and 51 perfect 20-point efforts. One team sat perfect at the halftime break, but there were many teams right on their heels:
- Quick Pink and the Vine Gang (Belles’): 92
- Tokyo Sex Whale (Idiom): 90
- Scotty Doesn’t Know (Celtic House): 90
- Big Tiny Cats (Celtic House): 90
- Toilet Kings (Quinn’s): 90
- Satan’s School for Girls (Memories): 90
- Power Vacuum (Belles’): 90
Wednesday’s second half started with this round’s most difficult wagering question:
- Hip hop musician Timothy Mosley is best known by which stage name taken as a reference to a brand of footwear?
Mosley is much better known as Timbaland, an answer provided by 57% of the field. On top of that, a round-low 27% added bonus points for knowing Timbaland’s first Grammy win came for producing a song by Justin Timberlake (specifically SexyBack). The round went on to cover such things as Hollandaise sauce, the Reader’s Digest magazine, and the ibis, which was a sacred bird in ancient Egyptian culture. We bounced back up to nine teams with perfect scores in this round.
The game rock-paper-scissors was named by 27 teams after the first clue in the night’s 6-4-2 question. The toughest question in the final round came at the end, with this Three Clues set:
- One of this U.S. state’s lesser-known nicknames is the Land of Steady Habits.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain once lived next door to each other here.
- Its residents are sometimes known as Nutmeggers.
The overall wagering success rate of this question was 31%, the lowest of the night, but just over 10% earned bonus points for naming Connecticut before the third and final clue. Some other topics in this round were Bermuda shorts, South Park character Leopold Butters Stotch, and full-season NBA triple-double artists Oscar Robertson and Russell Westbrook. Just like last Wednesday, Quick Pink and the Vine Gang (Belles’) was the only team to record a perfect fourth round score. They also topped the scoreboard after four rounds:
- Quick Pink and the Vine Gang (Belles’): 168
- Power Vacuum (Belles’): 163
- Tokyo Sex Whale (Idiom): 162
- Satan’s School for Girls (Memories): 162
- Knocking Puss and Boots (Hops N Shine): 162
FINAL QUESTION (50.47% success rate):
- What is only word from the Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham that contains more than one syllable?
Slightly over half of the field pulled the word anywhere out for one final correct answer! Seven teams put together a Perfect 21 effort on Wednesday. Final standings were led by these teams:
- Quick Pink and the Vine Gang (Belles’): 176
- Power Vacuum (Belles’): 175
- Knocking Puss and Boots (Hops N Shine): 174
- Satan’s School for Girls (Memories): 174
- Everyone I Love Leaves Me (Memories): 171
- Trending Towards Fourth (T.J. Stone’s): 167
- Run For It, Marty (Grape Escape): 166
- Downtown Crown Family Jewels (Grape Escape): 166
- I Don’t Know (Hops N Shine): 165
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 163 POINTS
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Quick Pink and the Vine Gang (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fire)
Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Satan’s School for Girls (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Epidemiologists)
Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Toilet Kings (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 40oz. to Freedom (Sublime album))
GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Greek Mythology)
TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: Shirts and Skins (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sports Jersey Math)
Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Candy Bars)
Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: Comfortably Dumb (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: La La Land)
Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Knocking Puss and Boots (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Adam Sandler Films (audio))
Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: True Guru (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Grunge Bands)
T.J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Trending Towards Fourth (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Montana)
Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Three Fifes and a Drum (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rush (band))
Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Scuby (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Curse of Oak Island)
Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Downtown Crown Family Jewels (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stadium Architecture)
Shipgarten in McLean, VA: Beefcakes (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Punk Rock 101)
Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Tonya Harding Club (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: March Madness Upsets)
Kitzie’s Restaurant in Martinsburg, WV: Drunken Thoughts (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Casino Lingo)
Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Vandelay Industries (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Three’s Company)
Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Whiskey Business (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Paul Thomas Anderson Films)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Linux)
Augie’s Mussel House in Alexandria, VA: Not the Real Flagship (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cookies)