Were You Not Entertained at Tuesday Trivia?

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Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 88 teams across eight venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Our top-notch Tuesday teams breezed through their first round this week, answering questions about Winnie-the-Pooh, the Benjamin Franklin quotation concerning death and taxes, and the former animated television series King of the Hill.  Exactly one-fourth of Tuesday’s field stormed out of the gates with a perfect opening round score.

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question asked our teams to identify three songs based on their instrumental versions.  We listened to (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones, Yellow by Coldplay, and I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas.  Next, we looked at the work of geneticist Gregor Mendel, the film 12 Angry Men, U.S. Vice Presidents from Indiana, and the MLB All-Star Game.  Though none of the bonus questions was particularly daunting, only two teams posted a perfect score of 36 points in Tuesday’s second round: William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside) and Bad P. J.’s (Smoketown Creekside).

HALFTIME:

Film sequels and ‘small’ things were the two topics on Tuesday’s halftime page, which yielded seven perfect scores and an overall average of 17.2 points.  By far, the most difficult pull on this page was the book All Creatures Great and Small.  These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Tuesday’s second half delved into topics such as the Hollywood sign (or “Hollywoo” sign if you’re watching BoJack Horseman), the Bay of Pigs invasion, advertising slogans, and porter beer.  We closed the third stanza with the most difficult wagering and bonus questions of he night:

  • Produced by Vice Studios, which documentary series that debuted in 2019 focuses on controversial and sad moments from professional wrestling?
  • 2-POINT BONUS: The first episode of this series focuses on which two people?

Less than one-fifth of our Tuesday teams responded correctly with Dark Side of the Ring, while only three of those teams tacked on an additional two points with the correct bonus answers of Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth.  As a result, Tuesday’s third round did not yield and perfect scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

Final round topics from Tuesday’s game included the work of Mark Twain (a.k.a. Samuel Clemens), the disease lupus, and the recent return of singer Lisa Loeb, which included the most difficult bonus question of the round.  While virtually everyone remembers Lisa’s hit song Stay, only 18% of the field also knew that the song was originally released as part of the soundtrack for the film Reality Bites.  After asking a question about U.S. Vice Presidents in the first half, the final round featured a question about U.S. Presidents from the Whig Party.  With Tuesday’s fourth round falling a bit on the easier side, seven teams ran the table by posting 36 final round points.  Here is Tuesday’s overall leaderboard heading into the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (19.3% success rate):

  • In the early 2000s, which actor appeared in the lead role in two separate films that collectively won consecutive Oscars for Best Picture?

About one in five teams earned wagering points on this final question with the correct answer of Russell Crowe, who appeared as the lead in Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind.  The Venn diagram of trivia knowledge has an extremely small intersection between professional wrestling and Oscar winners, so none of our Tuesday teams earned the Perfect 21 tonight.  These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Tuesday’s game:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Dumber Than We Look  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: High End Lunch Meat)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Pinot It All  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Veronica Mars)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Birds of Steel  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Billy Joel – AUDIO)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Off In the Park  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Current Reality TV Shows)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Shipwrecked  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Oklahoma!)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Original NES Games)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Wish You Were Beer  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Roger Federer / Rafael Nadal / Novak Djokovic)