Wednesday Trivia is an Animal!
Twenty locations hosted a total of 197 teams on Wednesday for Pour House Trivia.
It took until the end of Wednesday’s opening round to reach a tough question:
- Instead of a linear storyline, which 1983 Monty Python film presented a loosely structured series of sketches that all dealt with a common theme? This film was the last to feature all six original Python members.
- Bonus: Which esteemed actor made an uncredited cameo in this film in the role of Wounded British Soldier?
Roughly 28% of the field — the lowest success rate on a wagering question all night — correctly named Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, while 9.6% knew that Michael Caine had that uncredited cameo. We also had questions on Ohio and Kentucky, the electrical fuse, and answers with the initials R.N. At the end of the round, seven teams still had perfect scores.
The second round kicked off with three song titles that begin with the same phrase: In My Head by Jason Derulo, In My Life by the Beatles, and In My Room by the Beach Boys. Later in the round, we discussed a TV ad mascot:
- Which travel website uses a bearded advertising character named Captain Obvious?
Hotels.com was identified by 30% of our teams. This question ended the first half:
- Perhaps best known to Americans for his inclusion in the hit R.E.M. song It’s the End of the World as We Know It, what politician followed Nikita Khrushchev as de facto leader of the Soviet Union?
- Bonus: What leader immediately succeeded this man in that position upon his 1982 death?
About 43% of teams named Leonid Brezhnev for wagering points, but 13% went further with his successor, Yuri Andropov. This round’s perfect teams were Donner Party People (Quinn’s), Bob Dole’s Grip (Idiom), and Black October (Grape Escape).
At halftime, teams were asked to identify companies from their logos, then move on to name the nine current NFL franchises which were founded before 1940. Eight teams went 20-for-20 on this page, which carried an average score of 16.5 points. At the halftime break, we had these teams atop the leaderboard:
- Donner Party People (Quinn’s): 90
- Bob Dole’s Grip (Idiom): 89
- Satan’s School for Girls (Memories): 88
- Leaking Caultron (Celtic House): 87
- Whiskey Business (Celtic House): 87
- Black October (Grape Escape): 87
- Carpet Stretchers (T.J. Stone’s): 87
This round began with Three Clues about a country:
- Located two miles from the Pacific Ocean, this country’s University of San Marcos is regarded as the oldest university in South America.
- This country’s northernmost point is located along the Putumayo River, just two miles south of the Equator.
- It is the only South American nation whose capital city has a four-letter name.
Just 11% of our teams named Peru before the third clue for bonus points. Next up, a Change a Letter question:
- If you change one letter among these two words, you’ll go from a word meaning slightly drunk to the nickname of former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Felix Martinez, who once set an MLB record by picking off three runners in one inning. Name both words.
The words tipsy and Tippy were provided by 47% of the field, making it the toughest wagering question in the second half. Later on, a question about Gen V, an upcoming spinoff of The Boys, saw a game-low 6.5% of teams know that this show’s Luke Riordan will be played by the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Leaking Caultron (Celtic House) was the only team able to put together a perfect third round.
Only six teams were able to get the 6-4-2 answer of Saturn at the six-point clue. Topics covered by the fourth round’s questions included baseball films, Starland Vocal Band’s Afternoon Delight, and a three-parter in which each answer is a prime number. Twelve teams earned a perfect score in this round, the most of any round on Wednesday. After four rounds, the leaderboard was topped by these squads:
- Leaking Caultron (Celtic House): 159
- Satan’s School for Girls (Memories): 158
- Carpet Stretchers (T.J. Stone’s): 157
- Black October (Grape Escape): 155
- Bob Dole’s Grip (Idiom): 155
FINAL QUESTION (15.74% success rate):
Also known in a different context, which animal fills in the blanks in the following movie quote?
Quote: In Africa, the saying goes In the bush, an elephant can kill you, a leopard can kill you, and a BLANK can kill you. But only with the BLANK is death sure.
A quote from Kill Bill Vol. 2 references the codename of its Bride, the Black Mamba, which was also the name of Basketball Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant. Wednesday’s Perfect 21 teams were Power Vacuum (Belles’) and Not the Doctors You’re Looking For (Grape Escape). We wrapped up the evening with these top-scoring teams:
- Leaking Caultron (Celtic House): 169
- Not the Doctors You’re Looking For (Grape Escape): 165
- Backdoors and More (Hops N Shine): 163
- Power Vacuum (Belles’): 163
- Titanic Was an Inside Job (Hops N Shine): 162
- Stink Floyd (Belles’): 162
- Carpet Stretchers (T.J. Stone’s): 160
- Satan’s School for Girls (Memories): 158
- Emily is Blunt (Quinn’s): 155
- Peanut Gallery (Quinn’s): 154
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NHL Hall of Famers Not Named Wayne)
Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Satan’s School for Girls (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift Songs)
Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Emily is Blunt (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Vanderpump Rules)
GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: What’s That Smell? (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Hannahs)
TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Muppets)
Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Joe Buck’s Forehead (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Paul Blart: Mall Cop)
Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: Comfortably Dumb (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Shield)
Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Backdoors and More (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: First Aid)
Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Green Tea Shots (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pulp Fiction)
T.J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Carpet Stretchers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Foreign Currency)
Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Rattle and Roll (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jimmy Buffett Songs)
Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Not the Doctors You’re Looking For (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Oregon Ducks Football (2009-12))
Shipgarten in McLean, VA: TCA (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: True Crime)
Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Hawks (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pax Romana)
Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Vandelay Industries (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pennsylvania)
Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD: Let’s Get Quizical (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Clint Eastwood)
Foster’s Grille in South Riding, VA: Pip Pip Di Doodly Do (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kobe Bryant)
Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Leaking Cauldron (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Broadway)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Computer Networking)