Wednesday Trivia Turns on the Jets!

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Twenty-one venues took part in a game of Pour House Trivia this past Wednesday for 239 teams.


In the first round, we started with a frigid three-parter then heated things up with a grande and venti Starbucks order. The round concluded with a question about the heavy trophy that goes to the winner of the Indianapolis 500. There were 39 perfect scores in this round.


The night’s hardest wagering question was the audio question, which asked teams to identify 2000s TV series from its theme song. Only 27% of teams earned their wager, but 8.78 % named Buffy the Vampire SlayerBreaking Bad, and The Osbournes for bonus credit. At the end of the round, we looked back at a classic rock hit:

  • Which band reached the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in 1970 with a cover of the song Black Magic Woman?
  • Bonus: Which Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band originally released Black Magic Woman in 1968?

The majority of teams correctly identified Santana as the band in question for wagering points, but just 9.21% tacked on two bonus points for knowing Fleetwood Mac originally released the song. This round had no perfect scores.


Celebrity caricatures were shown atop the halftime page, followed by a bottom section that asked teams to identify the missing member of each list. Almost two-thirds of the field earned all 20 points on this page, which carried an average score of 18.2 points. A few teams reached the 90-point mark by the halftime intermission:


The second half began with questions about the astronauts of Purdue University, the animated series Phineas and Ferb, and Three Clues about Agatha Christie. We went to a presidential first after that:

  • The first U.S. Presidential motorcade was created when the Secret Service bought a White Motor Company steam car to follow which President’s horse-drawn carriage?

Just under a third of the field correctly named Theodore Roosevelt. We wrapped up the round with a query about the film A Few Good Men, which saw only 13.8% of teams earn bonus points for naming its director, Rob Reiner. Six teams got through this round with all 36 points.


Just five teams named the musical Grease for all six points in Wednesday’s 6-4-2. Topics in the fourth round included the three home cities for MLB’s Braves franchise, Ariana Grande‘s number-one album Eternal Sunshine, and the trio of columns that make up the Classical Orders of Ancient Greece. There were 13 perfect fourth-round scores. One team held a slight lead over the field after four rounds:

FINAL QUESTION (29.29% success rate):

  • During this man’s professional career, he lost more games than he won, appeared in just three postseason games, and threw 47 more interceptions than touchdowns. Yet, in 1985, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his third year of eligibility. Who is that quarterback?

That interesting list of qualifications detailed the pro career of Joe Namath. However, no team was able to use that answer to cap a Perfect 21 in Wednesday’s game. These were the top scores at the end of the night:


Foster’s Grille – Vienna in Vienna, VA: Smartinis  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New York City Boroughs)

Silver Branch Brewing in Silver Spring, MD: Power of Two  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Washington Nationals)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 20th Century American Painters)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Angevin Empire)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Donner Party People  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: TBD)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: What’s That Smell?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Weird Birds)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: We Cur Also  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sleepytime Songs)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: A-Team  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Marine Corps History)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Barn Gurlz  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chess Openings)

T.J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Carpet Stretchers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MLB Opening Day)

Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, WV: Five Horsemen of the Apocalypse  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: String Theory)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Titanic String Quartet  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wives of Henry VIII)

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: Shohei’s Bookies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: March Madness)

Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Weiners  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Dicks)

Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pastel Colors)

Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD: Nincompoops  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bridge (game))

Foster’s Grille – South Riding in South Riding, VA: No Skating in the Pantheon  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Broadway Musicals)

The Casual Pint in Fairfax, VA: Free Willy  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The College of William and Mary)

RAK Brewing in Frederick, MD: Karnov  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Norse Mythology)

Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Spring Broke  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Not My Easter)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Country Music)