We’re Off to See Wednesday Trivia!
Nineteen venues opened their doors to a total of 154 teams ready to throw down for bragging rights on Wednesday with Pour House Trivia!
A question midway through the first round about offshoots of the board game Trivial Pursuit brought with it the toughest bonus chance of the round, as only a third of the field knew the original edition was known as Genus. We ended the round with the most difficult wagering question:
- Topping the domestic box office 35 years ago today, which film starred Michael Douglas as a married man who has an affair with a woman who then becomes obsessed with him?
About three quarters of our teams had the right answer of Fatal Attraction. A full 23 teams aced this round.
We kicked off Round 2 as usual with the night’s audio question, which double-dipped as the most difficult way to earn wagering and bonus points. Teams heard three pairs of songs, each pair performed by a vocalist with the same last name. About 48% of teams were able to name at least two correctly, while just 18% knew all three (Bob & Jakob Dylan, Neneh & Eagle Eye Cherry, and Jessica & Ashlee Simpson). We moved on to topics like the kitchen spatula, Dolly Parton‘s role as godmother of Miley Cyrus, and Three Clues about Arizona. This was the final question of the round:
- Which sports nickname was used as the title of the W.P. Kinsella novel that was adapted into the film Field of Dreams?
That would be Shoeless Joe, answered correctly by 70% of the field. This round had 12 perfect team scores.
At halftime, teams were asked to name real and fictional princesses, then match up NFL teams to an explanation of their mascot. There were 59 perfect teams here, while the average score was 17.9 points. With an extra 2-point bonus in the first half, perfection at the intermission was 94 points; two teams made it there, with a few close behind:
- Scuby (Barstool): 94
- We Like to Come From Behind (Axes and O’s): 94
- Glad to Be Here (Memories): 93
- Pterodactyl (Memories): 93
- EIGHT TEAMS TIED WITH 92 POINTS
The second half of play began with this sweet question:
- Two commercial bakeries, Little Brownie Bakers and ABC Bakers, are the sole producers of which food item, of which there are currently 12 varieties?
Girl Scout Cookies were identified by 51% of our teams. After a trip to West Point and a showing of The Taking of Pelham 123, we reached this country music query:
- Which controversial country artist currently has two hits, You Proof and Wasted on You, inside the Billboard Hot 100?
Roughly 57% of the field named Morgan Wallen for credit, while a round-low 12% correctly guessed Dangerous as the album those songs are from. There were no perfect team scores in the third round.
There were 35 teams able to name the surname Wilson from a single clue to nab all six points in Wednesday’s 6-4-2. The last round started with the night’s most difficult bonus question; we asked about the Hummer vehicle brand, and only three teams knew that it was introduced by manufacturing brand AM General. Another question later in the round also proved to be a rough go:
- What American playwright of The Iceman Cometh and Long Day’s Journey into Night lends his name to the theatre currently home to the Broadway production of The Book of Mormon?
This was the lowest success rate of the game, with a third of teams getting Eugene O’Neill for wagering credit; just 8.4% added bonus points for knowing the musical Spring Awakening also debuted at the aforementioned theatre. Once again, a perfect score eluded the entirety of our teams here. With only one question left in the tank, these teams were on top:
- The Legend of Taylor Heinicke (Axes and O’s): 167
- Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 166
- I Don’t Know (Hops N Shine): 166
- Glad to Be Here (Memories): 165
- Satan’s School for Girls (Memories): 164
FINAL QUESTION (26.6% success rate):
- Gillikin Country, Winkie Country, and Quadling Country were among the geographic areas comprising which fictional locale?
It might’ve been easier with the fourth region, Munchkin Country, added in for this final question about the literary Land of Oz. Even with no perfect scores in the second half, we did end up with a trio of Perfect 21 teams: I Don’t Know (Hops N Shine), Oh, Wait (Hops N Shine), and Vapors (Sully’s), had right answers for each of our wagering questions. Here’s a look at the top of the final leaderboard on Wednesday:
- Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 178
- Satan’s School for Girls (Memories): 176
- I Don’t Know (Hops N Shine): 175
- Comfortably Dumb (Axes and O’s): 174
- Oh, Wait (Hops N Shine): 174
- Trying Our Best (Celtic House): 171
- Vapors (Sully’s): 171
- Thick and Skinny (Thick-N-Thin): 171
- Deep Fried Chuckles (Sully’s): 170
- Pterodactyl (Memories): 168
Valley Sports Grill in Middletown, MD: ON HIATUS (FIRST CATEGORY UPON RETURN: Pittsburgh Steelers)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Penguins)
Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON NOV. 30: Con Air (film))
Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Quiz on My Face (NEW WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sailing)
GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Archived! (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Three Clues/One Superhero)
TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Simpsons)
Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Creed (audio))
Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: Comfortably Dumb (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Alternative Rock Bands)
Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 30 Rock)
Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Vapors (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: French History)
Falling Branch Brewery in Street, MD: Hoof Hearted (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON NOV. 30: Poland)
T. J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: The 223s (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Electoral College)
Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Sherlock Homies (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Muppets in Space)
Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Five Horsemen of the Apocalypse (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Godfather Trilogy)
Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Bailey’s Buddies (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Current NFL Quarterbacks)
Shipgarten in McLean, VA: Bobs the Builders (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: American Tall Tales)
Elysium Axe Bar in Purcellville, VA: Irish Corner Guns (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rock Bassists)
Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Thick and Skinny (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Horror Films)
Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Trying Our Best (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The West Wing)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1960s TV Protagonists)