Wednesday Trivia, We Wrote…

Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 141 teams across 15 venues.


Opening round topics from Wednesday’s game included the card game Texas Hold’em, the cartoon character Strawberry Shortcake, and the human heart.  The final question of the round was also its most difficult, as we asked a three-part question regarding former inmates of San Quentin Prison in California.  With the three correct answers of Charles Manson, Danny Trejo, and Merle Haggard, only 37% of the field earned wagering points with about half of those teams also earning a two-point bonus.  Five teams began their night with a perfect first round score: Tokyo Tentacle Storm (Belles’), Kitten Mittens (Quinn’s), Bibbiddy Bobbiddy Booyah (Silo Falls), Bailey’s Buddies (Grape Escape), and Why Not Zoidberg? (Memories).


Wednesday’s audio question asked our teams to identify songs whose titles include the word “Shop”.  We listened to “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, the title track to the musical film “Little Shop of Horrors”, and “Pawn Shop” by Sublime.  Other second round topics included the TV sitcom “Three’s Company”, the volcanic Mount Etna in Italy, the Cleveland Browns, and the current horror film “The Invisible Man”.  Seven teams earned 36 points en route to a perfect second round.


The top half of Wednesday’s halftime page featured the designs of T-shirts worn by film characters, while the bottom half included ten questions about the word March.  Nine teams earned 19 points on this page, but a perfect score eluded the entire field on Wednesday night.  Here is your overall leaderboard after one half of play:


We began Wednesday’s third round with a question regarding the Franz Kafa novel “The Metamorphosis”, followed by a Last Word / First Word question featuring the answer of Of Monsters and Men in Black.  The theme questions continued with a Three Clues question focusing on the word ‘pike’.  After a look at Egyptian mythology and the U.S. Civil War, we saw four teams sweep the third round: Ultimate Source Source (Dragon Hops), Third or Nothing (Dragon Hops), Boomers (Grape Escape), and Brother of Menelaus (Augie’s).


The first clue in the 6-4-2 question invoked an unusually high number of incorrect responses on Wednesday night:

–> Which actress currently holds the record for the most acting Emmy nominations without ever recording a win, at 17 nominations?

“All My Children” star Susan Lucci became famous for constantly losing at the Daytime Emmy Awards, but for her 19th nomination, she finally won her award.  The fact that she had won an Emmy must not have been well known to the field, as dozens of teams turned in Lucci as an incorrect answer.  None of our 141 teams scored six points by giving us the correct response of Angela Lansbury.  From there, Wednesday’s final round opened with a question concerning French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (and his film portrayal by John Leguizamo), before moving on topics such as Jumbo the elephant, theologian Martin Luther, and Baseball Hall of Famers.  Three teams earned a perfect final round score: Flight Level Awesome (Belles’), Words Scott Can’t Pronounce (Quinn’s), and Duck Dodgers (Grape Escape).  Here is Wednesday’s overall leaderboard heading into the final question:

WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (14.1% success rate):

–> What is the most populous country located entirely south of the Equator?

About one in seven Wednesday teams responded correctly with South Africa.  Congratulations to Words Scott Can’t Pronounce (Quinn’s), who posted the only Perfect 21 on Wednesday to earn every wagering question correctly.  The final Wednesday leaderboard included these teams:


Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (NEXT GAME ON MARCH 25 – First category: Presidential Pardons of 2020)

Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters   (Next week’s first category: Hanna-Barbera Characters)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Flight Level Awesome   (Next week’s first category: Plagues)

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

Furnace Grill and Crab House in Thurmont, MD:  You Should Have Known Stuff  (Next week’s first category: Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalists)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  Words Scott Can’t Pronounce   (Next week’s first category: Disney Channel Films)

Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Ultimate Source Source   (Next week’s first category: Mid-2000’s Disney Channel Shows)

Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA:  Tequila Mockingbird   (Next week’s first category: Fleetwood Mac)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA:  Peeping Tom Cruises   (Next week’s first category: “Love is Blind”)

Manor at Silo Falls in Brookeville, MD:  Bibbiddy Bobbiddy Booyah   (Next week’s first category: “Mars Attacks”)

28 South in Hagerstown, MD:  Think, McFly, Think  (Next week’s first category: Geometry)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD:  Boomers   (Next week’s first category: Rummikub)

Bald Birds Brewing in Audubon, PA:  Tomato Camper   (Next week’s first category: Randy Savage)

Augie’s Mussel House in Alexandria, VA:  Pirate Pizza Party   (Next week’s first category: Female Painters)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Things You Measure   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Coronavirus or Corona Beer?)

Anchor Bar in Frederick, MD:  Half Nelsons   (Next week’s first category: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD:  Pickled   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 AUDIO – Death Cab for Cutie or Postal Service?)