Wednesday Trivia! Wednesday Trivia! Wednesday Trivia!
Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 114 teams across 15 venues. Don’t forget to check the end of this blog post to see your venue’s status for next week’s game!
We wasted no time challenging our teams on Wednesday night, as the first bonus question of the game proved to be one of its most difficult. After most of our teams knew that “Californication” was used as the title of both a Red Hot Chili Peppers song and a cable TV series, only eight teams also knew that David Duchovny’s character on that show was named Hank Moody. We followed with our nightly Three Clues question, with Wednesday’s version dealing with a fictional character:
CLUE 1: This character was portrayed by Reb Brown in a pair of 1970s television films.
CLUE 2: The film “Easy Rider” features a motorcycle that shares its name with this character.
These two clues were enough for 14% of our teams to tack on another two bonus points with the correct answer of Captain America:
We closed the opening stanza with a look at The Masters golf tournament (and its most recent winner Patrick Reed). In a bit of a rarity, none of our teams managed to record a perfect first round score.
Wednesday’s audio clue featured clips from the similarly titled songs of “No One Like You” by The Scorpions, “Someone Like You” by Adele, and “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 and Cardi B. Other second topics included Camel cigarettes, Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and this painting by Marcel Duchamp:
With several teams cruising towards a perfect score, the final bonus question of the round stumped most of the field:
–> For your wager, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were members of which ruling house?
2-POINT BONUS: Which monarch from this house reigned for six years before passing away at age 15?
Coming up with the House of Tudor was no issue for our squads, but only 11% of the field also knew that King Edward VI was the only (legitimate) son of King Henry VIII to survive infancy. As a result, the only team to notch 36 second round points was Dave Martinez School of Management (Bennigan’s – Clarksburg).
Wednesday’s halftime page dealt with the topics of child actresses and sports infractions. Falling a bit on the easier side, the overall average score reached 18.1 points, while 22% of the field notched a perfect score of 20 points. These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams at the halftime break:
- It’s Mueller Time (Quinn’s): 90
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Bennigan’s – Clarksburg): 89
- Kitten Mittens (Quinn’s): 87
- SEVEN TEAMS TIED WITH 86 POINTS
We hopped on the trivia “van” to begin Wednesday’s second half, as the first two questions concerned Ludwig van Beethoven and Martin van Buren. Later, we discussed the musical film “Meet Me in St. Louis” and took a trip to this Asian country:
Just as in the second round, the only perfect score of the third stanza was posted by Dave Martinez School of Management (Bennigan’s – Clarksburg).
After “hassling the Hoff” in the 6-4-2 question, we quizzed our teams about of Greek mythology, the inventor of the barometer, and the not-so-stellar career of this notorious NFL draft bust:
Later, we discussed the fact that the Outkast song “Hey Ya!” helped perpetuate the myth that shaking a Polaroid picture would help develop the image faster. After closing with a Triple 50/50 question on the topic of world geography, we saw eight teams notch perfect final round scores. These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams after four rounds of play:
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Bennigan’s – Clarksburg): 165
- It’s Mueller Time (Quinn’s): 164
- Momma Lu’s (The Tavern): 160
- Teachers (Bennigan’s): 159
- Kitten Mittens (Quinn’s): 159
WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (65.3% success rate):
–> Which upcoming stage musical based on a movie of the late 1980s has been advertised using the tagline: “The musical. The musical. The musical.”?
Just under two-thirds of our teams responded correctly with “Beetlejuice”. Seven teams ran the table on Wednesday’s wagering questions to earn the Perfect 21. Here is your final Wednesday leaderboard:
- It’s Mueller Time (Quinn’s): 172
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Bennigan’s – Clarksburg): 166
- Simple Minds (Valley Grill): 165
- Chad Kelly’s House Party (Belles’): 165
- Momma Lu’s (The Tavern): 165
- Flight Level Awesome (Belles’): 164
- Party On Wayne (The Tavern): 164
- Teachers (Bennigan’s): 164
- Southpaw Fish (Valley Grill): 163
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 162 POINTS
Valley Grill in Middletown, MD: Simple Minds (Next week’s first category: Movie Monsters)
The Tavern in Olney, MD: Momma Lu’s (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on November 7: “Hocus Pocus”)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Chad Kelly’s House Party (Next week’s first category: “Ernest Scared Stupid”)
Bennigan’s in Frederick, MD: Teachers (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on November 7: “Captain America: Civil War”)
Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD: Witiots (Next week’s first category: Three Clues / One Monster)
Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD: Save the Clock Tower (Next week’s first category: “Ernest Scared Stupid”)
Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: It’s Mueller Time (Next week’s first category: “The Nightmare Before Christmas”)
Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Thundercats (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on November 7: “Beetlejuice”)
Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA: Bet Smart (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on November 7: Candy Bars)
Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA: Unfrozen Cavemand Lawyers (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on November 7: MVC Programming Paradigm)
Kildare’s Pub in Scranton, PA: Seneca is My Homeboy (Next week’s first category: “The Good Place”)
Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Diseases of the Eye)
Bennigan’s in Clarksburg, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on November 7: Women’s Tennis)
Memories in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate (Next week’s first category: British Monarchs By Nickname)
Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD: The More You Know (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50: “Full House” or “Family Matters”)
Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD: Zeppelin (Next week’s first category: Dead Celebrities)