Yippee-Ki-Yay, Wednesday Trivia!
Wednesday’s edition of Pour House Trivia went out to 15 locations around the Mid-Atlantic and 137 total teams!
After a three-parter on phrases that feature the word truth, we headed straight into the toughest wagering question of the first round:
- Vince Vaughn starred in which holiday film where he plays the title character, the brother of St. Nicholas?
Three-quarters of the field correctly named that film, Fred Claus. The last question of the round about the Ugg footwear brand featured its hardest bonus opportunity, as only 19% of teams knew that Cher is the brand’s newest celebrity ambassador. In a rarity, only one team — FBB (Falling Branch) — pulled out a perfect score in the opening round.
Wednesday’s audio question went deep; three songs with the word ocean in the title played for our teams. Next up, the first half’s most difficult wagering chance:
- Although they were introduced in 1966, which character’s name was not coined until four years later after his creator was inspired by a picture of a bird perched on a guitar?
Charles Schulz coined Woodstock‘s name after seeing a poster from the famous 1969 concert; just over two-thirds of Wednesday’s teams answered correctly for wagering points. The first half’s toughest bonus question came in this round on a question about retired baseball star Ichiro Suzuki, with just 13 percent of the field knowing Ichiro primarily wore number 51 in his MLB career. We wrapped up the round on a trip to Death Valley in the Mojave Desert. Perfect scores in this round were earned by Tokyo Sex Whale (Belles’) and The House Doesn’t Always Win (Mark’s).
Topics on Wednesday’s halftime sheet included actresses in gender-bending film roles and phrases that contain the world color. This wasn’t the easiest halftime page we’ve ever had; the average score was 13.7 points, and only three teams earned perfect scores. At the halftime break, these teams had the highest scores:
- Comfortably Dumb (Axes and O’s): 88
- Tokyo Sex Whale (Belles’): 88
- The House Doesn’t Always Win (Mark’s): 87
- Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 87
- Pterodactyl (Belles’): 87
We didn’t start the second half off easily, since the first question of round three came packed with the hardest bonus question of the game. A three-parter on the fate of three Shakespearean title characters (who all ended up dead by the end of their respective plays — they are tragedies, after all!) saw only nine percent of teams get all three parts correct for two extra points. Topics such as the Southern Lights phenomenon, former eight-year Presidents Grover Cleveland and Ulysses S. Grant, and the rhombus preceded the toughest wagering query of the night:
- Which series from the 2010s that featured musical numbers in almost every episode focused on a lawyer from New York City named Rebecca who moved to California to pursue a relationship with her ex-boyfriend from high school summer camp?
Only 40% of teams knew that (very underrated) series, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, while 12% earned bonus points for knowing its lead actress, Rachel Bloom. Another one-team perfect round came and went with that perfect score going to Fresh Off the U-Haul (Mark’s).
A 6-4-2 on cheese granted the maximum six points to 33 teams able to guess the food based solely off one clue about how much it is consumed by the average French and American citizen. The most difficult fourth-round question started it off:
- Which 19th Century British scientist lent his name to a retail chain that later became GameStop? Often nicknamed the father of the computer, he is credited as the inventor of the first mechanical computing system.
Even with a multiple-choice portion, Charles Babbage was named by 58% of teams; a quarter of the field did so before the multiple choices were revealed, earning bonus points for it. We moved on to topics like 1980s band Starship, a three-parter on June 22 birthday celebs, and reigning Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp. This round had the most perfect scores, as Tokyo Sex Whale (Belles’), Stink Floyd (Belles’), and Chanitlay (Sully’s) achieve a 36-point effort. These teams were seen atop the pre-final question standings:
- Tokyo Sex Whale (Belles’): 160
- Fresh Off the U-Haul (Mark’s): 159
- Glad to Be Here (Memories): 158
- Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 158
- Comfortably Dumb (Axes and O’s): 158
FINAL QUESTION (29.9% success rate):
- Doing so for films released in 1988 and 1991, which actor was the only one to make two appearances on the British Magazine Empire‘s list of the 20 greatest movie villains of all time?
The late Alan Rickman nabbed two spots on that list for his roles as Die Hard‘s Hans Gruber and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves‘s Sheriff of Nottingham. Three teams achieved the Perfect 21 on Wednesday; Stink Floyd (Belles’), Glad to Be Here (Memories), and Marco Polo and the Peanuts (Idiom) answered every wagering question correctly in the game. Your Wednesday trivia champs can be found right here:
- Glad to Be Here (Memories): 170
- Stink Floyd (Belles’): 169
- What the Fork (TGI Fridays): 162
- Kentucky Fried Panda (Craftworx): 161
- Sally O’Malley (TGI Fridays): 161
- Marco Polo and the Peanuts (Idiom): 161
- Virtual Cigar (Hops N Shine): 158
- The Legend of Taylor Heinicke (Axes and O’s): 155
- Archived! (GearHouse): 153
- Thursday Night (Axes and O’s): 153
Moe’s Peyton Place in Springfield, VA: That’s What She Said (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Vegetables)
Valley Sports Grill in Middletown, MD: Smuttynose (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Paul McCartney)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Back to the Future Part II)
Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Glad to Be Here (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: First-Generation Pokemon)
TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stranger Things)
Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Marco Polo and the Peanuts (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Alan Rickman)
Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: The Legend of Taylor Heinicke (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Olivia Newton-John Songs)
Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Virtual Cigar (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Monty Python’s Life of Brian)
Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Chicken Cutlets (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bridesmaids)
Falling Branch Brewery in Street, MD: Nut House (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: James Bond Cars)
T. J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Cell Phony Baloney (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Perry Mason (original series))
Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Kentucky Fried Panda (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Simpsons)
Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Carter (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World Geography)
Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Duck Dodgers in the 24th Century (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fun With Numbers)