Weekend Trivia Shares the Love!

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Seven locations hosted Pour House Trivia during the first weekend of March for a total of 72 squads.


The most difficult bonus opportunity in any first round came on Friday with a trio of cartoon villains; while most teams knew Cobra Commander from G.I. Joe and Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, just two teams tacked on bonus points for knowing Oil Can Harry was a villain in Mighty Mouse. We gave some Tom Hanks trivia at the end of Saturday’s round:

  • After winning back-to-back Oscars for Forrest Gump and Philadelphia, Tom Hanks has since earned Oscar nominations for which three other films?

Only 43% of teams named at least two of Saving Private RyanCast Away, and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Other topics covered here included NFL quarterback Rayne Dakota Prescott, better known as Dak, the orange juice and grenadine found in a Tequila Sunrise cocktail, and scientist and two-time member of British Parliament Isaac Newton. This round had eight perfect teams.


Over the weekend, audio categories dealt with repetitive song titles such as Louie Louie and Tonight Tonight, songs about losing, and a three-parter on Paul Simon‘s 1986 hit You Can Call Me Al. Sunday featured this round’s hardest wagering question:

  • What film production company was created in 1994 as an attempt by media moguls Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen to create a new Hollywood studio?

DreamWorks was named by 44% of the field, with three teams earning bonus points for knowing its first traditionally-animated feature film, The Prince of Egypt. In other second-round action, teams handled topics like Three Clues about Peru, the next Summer and Winter Olympics being held in France and Italy respectively, and Abraham Lincoln, the only U.S. President to receive a patent. A quartet of perfect scores were recorded in this round, each by Mouse Rat (Dragon), Sherlock Homies (Belles’), Little Debbie and the Snack Cakes (Belles’), and Ten Thousand Dugongs (Mason).


Some of the tasks teams dealt with on weekend halftime pages included animated characters with G names, movie remakes matched to the original film, and obscured beer brand logos. The average score among all weekend halftimes was 15.4, but three teams were able to achieve a 20-for-20 page. After this, the top of the overall leaderboard looked like this:

  • Ten Thousand Dugongs (Mason): 91
  • PB & J (Belles’): 89
  • Sexual Chocolate (Garage): 89


Each weekend game featured a wagering question with a success rate under 50%. On Friday, this fashion question stumped the field:

  • Which type of hat once worn by military men gained further notoriety when Jacqueline Kennedy wore one designed by Halston to her husband’s presidential inauguration in 1961?

While many teams referenced the beret, Jackie Kennedy in fact wore a pillbox hat, named by 45% of the field. Saturday’s tricky question concerned a certain literary character:

  • Though she sounds like a character from The Simpsons, which literary title character was actually created in 1722 by Daniel DeFoe, who wrote of her many Fortunes and Misfortunes as a prostitute and con woman? An American film adaptation from 1996 featured Morgan Freeman as Hibble and Robin Wright in the title role.

Moll Flanders was named by just 21% of teams. To end the tough trifecta, Sunday’s third round ended with this NFL question:

  • Though the Green Bay Packers were the first team to win consecutive Super Bowls, which team was the first to lose consecutive Super Bowls, losing to both the Miami Dolphins and the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s?

About 22% of the field correctly identified the Minnesota Vikings, while one of those teams was able to name its head coach at that time, Bud Grant. Some other questions in this round referenced the Biblical figure Daniel, cult favorite TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000, and the cochlea found in the human ear. The only perfect scores in this round were recorded by DC Swampers (South Mountain) and Sexual Chocolate (Garage).


Weekend 6-4-2s gave clues about Ukraine, the number 19, and the letter Z. Friday’s fourth round featured the weekend’s hardest wagering question:

  • Doing so in 2015 and 2016, the most recent team with back-to-back NBA Rookie of the Year Award winners is which Northwest Division team which joined the NBA in 1989? This team has only reached the Western Conference Finals once.

Only 12% of teams were able to name the Minnesota Timberwolves, while two teams earned bonus points for naming either of those Rookies of the Year: Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. Other subjects in the fourth round were the element lithium, British outerwear company London Fog, and Mount Vinson, the highest mountain in Antarctica. A perfect score eluded the entire field in this round. With that, these were the high scores before the final question:

  • Sexual Chocolate (Garage): 159
  • Cowbell Fever (Dragon): 155
  • PB & J (Belles’): 154
  • Ten Thousand Dugongs (Mason): 154
  • Heavy Metal Parking Lot (Mason): 154

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (54.84% success rate):

  • Starting in 1964, pop artist Robert Indiana created a series of prints and sculptures, one of which would go on to appear on a U.S. postage stamp. For your wager, which single word is depicted in each of these works?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (73.91% success rate):

  • For your wager, which 20th Century novel opens with a line referring to an animal that moved silently through the night water, propelled by short sweeps of its crescent tail?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50% success rate):

  • On June 9, 1943, this man was three days shy of his 19th birthday when he became one of the youngest Naval pilots in U.S. history. During World War II, he flew 58 combat missions in an airplane nicknamed Barbara. Name that famous American.

Robert Indiana created the famous LOVE graphic seen in Philadelphia and other places, the novel on Saturday is Jaws, and Sunday asked its teams about George H.W. Bush. Sexual Chocolate (Garage) became the only Perfect 21 team all weekend, doing so on Sunday’s game. At the weekend’s conclusion, these were the best overall teams:


South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Titanic String Quartet  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gilmore Girls)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Cowbell Fever  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Christopher Walken)

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Misfits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORYBon Jovi)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: PB & J  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Saint Patrick)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Granny  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dog Breeds)

The Garage in Frederick, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY1980s WWF Champions)

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Ten Thousand Dugongs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORYFailed Inventions)