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Our busiest night of the week brought in 132 teams across 19 venues:


We wasted no time in challenging our Tuesday teams, as the first bonus question of the night was also one of its most difficult.  After most teams earned wagering points by knowing that Jerry Orbach appeared on the TV series “Law & Order”, only eight teams tacked on two bonus points by also knowing that he began his acting career by appearing in the stage production “The Fantasticks”.  Next, we looked at this Winter Olympic sport:

Speed Skating

We closed the opening round with questions regarding the city of Brasilia and the human skeleton, but thanks to the first bonus question of the round, only four teams earned a perfect score of 36 points in the first stanza: Wiseacres (Champion Billiards), Comfortably Dum (Champion Billiards), Gouda ‘Nuff For Me (Cheesetique), and Hanson Mothers (Cheesetique).


Tuesday’s second round looked at German language songs, the history of computers, and this thriller film:


After a quick trip to Hawaii, we closed the first half with its most difficult bonus question.  After asking our teams about the “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” self-help book series, we offered two points to any team that could identify the place which completes the follow-up title “Children Are From…”.  Ironically, several teams gave us the joke answer of ‘Hell’, when if fact the correct answer was ‘Heaven’.  With just five teams earning bonus points, How Did I Get Here? (Senor Tequila’s) recorded the only perfect score of the second round.


The Greek alphabet was the featured topic on Tuesdays halftime page, which yielded nine perfect scores and an overall average of 15.4 points.  Here is Tuesday’s leaderboard at the halftime break:


Even after several extremely difficult bonus questions were asked in the first half, we began the second half with a question that nearly stumped EVERY team.  The opening question looked at this animated character and his faithful dog:


Only THREE teams earned the first bonus points of the second half by knowing that British actor Jamie Bell voiced the character of Tintin in a 2011 feature film.  We continued with questions regarding the infamous Fyre Festival, the classic double play combination of Tinker to Evers to Chance, and the confection of marzipan.  Not surprisingly, none of our Tuesday teams ran the table in the third round.


The difficult bonus questions continued into the final round on Tuesday night, as only nine teams could give us Manero as the surname of the lead character from the film “Saturday Night Fever”.  Later, in a relatively easier bonus question, 12% of our teams could name all four of the countries that border the nation of Jordan (Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Syria).  The fourth round also included our nightly Three Clues question, which concluded with a look at this cable series:


The final round did not yield any perfect scores.  Here is Tuesday’s overall leaderboard heading into the final question:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (69.3% success rate):

–> Airing during the 1960s, the episodes “To Serve Man” and “It’s a Good Life” both appeared on TV Guide’s list of the 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.  For your wager, which series which aired BOTH of these episodes?

Just over two-thirds of our teams responded correctly with “The Twilight Zone”.  Despite a slew of difficult bonus questions, the wagering questions actually fell a bit on the easier side, as nine teams recorded the Perfect 21 on Tuesday night.  These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Tuesday’s game:


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Wiseacres  (Next week’s first category: Cookbooks)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Tom Brady is Overrated  (Next week’s first category: Abraham Lincoln)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  (Next week’s first category: Abraham Lincoln)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Ask Before You Reach Around Me  (Next week’s first category: Freshwater Aquarium Fish)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Pi  (Next week’s first category: “Some Like It Hot” – film)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  SuperNOVA  (Next week’s first category: “The Wild Thornberrys”)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  ON HIATUS  (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: “Mean” Gene Okerlund)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Steve Holt  (Next week’s first category: U.S. National Parks)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  It’s Jensen’s Birthday  (Next week’s first category: 1990s Musical Theatre)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  S&M&M’s  (Next week’s first category: The Deftones)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Gouda ‘Nuff For Me  (Next week’s first category: “Casablanca” – film)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Happy Little Trees  (Next week’s first category: 1980s Music)

Bar19 at Worthington Manor in Urbana, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: Arboriculture)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  Cucky Charms  (Next week’s first category: History of the Jumbo Slice)

Fat Daddy’s in Mansfield, TX:  Sexy  (Next week’s first category: Texas History)

Bareburger in Atlanta, GA:  ON HIATUS  (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: 1980s Heavy Metal)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  (Next week’s first category: “Simpsons” Characters Other Than the Simpsons)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out  (Next week’s first category: 1950s Films)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  AMF  (Next week’s first category: Barnyard Animals)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  Ageless Geniuses  (Next week’s first category: “I Love Lucy”)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Nasty Neutrons  (Next week’s first category: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Magnificent Seven  (Next week’s first category: Cartoon Characters)