You Can’t Beat the Feeling of Thursday Trivia!

A lot of our trivia players must have planned a day off on Friday, as the Thursday night venues were PACKED! Nine of our 15 venues featured at least ten teams on Thursday night, as we welcomed a total of 122 teams to this challenging game:


We opened Thursday’s game with a Three Clues question regarding the Roman god Cupid, who (for some reason) shares his name with one of Santa’s reindeer. Next, we quizzed our teams on the origin of the holiday decoration tinsel. The follow-up bonus question proved to be the most difficult of the night, as only one team knew that the German word ‘lametta’ refers to tinsel that features longer strands which are used to emulate icicles. We Just Blue Ourselves (Fish Market) gained two points on the etnire field with a correct response. We closed the first round with a question concerning this animated holiday film:

Eight Crazy Nights

Thanks to a wicked bonus question, we did not see any perfect scores in the first round.


Tuesday’s audio question featured three holiday tunes respectively sung by Freddie Mercury, Adam Levine, and Gwen Stefani. We discussed the annual 24-hour marathon of “A Christmas Story” on TBS as well as the most populous cities in the Mountain Time Zone. Next, we stumped most of the field with the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> If you add together the number of English and British monarchs in history respectively named Edward, George, and Elizabeth, what total would you have?

Only 22% of our teams earned points with the correct answer of 18 (eight kings named Edward, six kings named George, two queens named Elizabeth). Finally, we asked our teams to name the position played by current NBA stars Damian Lillard, Kyrie Irving, and Stephen Curry. After most of our teams earned wagering points with the correct answer of point guard, only five teams tacked on two bonus points by knowing that this Hall of Famer known as “The Big O” scored more points than any other point guard in NBA history:


Airlines and Christmas characters were the featured topics on Thursday’s halftime page, which yielded perfect scores to 18% of the field with an overall average of 17.3 points. Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:


Thursday’s second half began with a three-part question regarding European capital cities, followed by a look at the Advent calendar. After a question about the U2 album “Songs of Innocence”, we offered our teams two bonus points if they could name the 18th century Englishman who created the poetry collection from which the title was borrowed. Across the board, only nine teams gave us the correct response of William Blake. We closed the third stanza with the film work of John Candy and this New York City landmark:

Three teams ran the table in the third round by posting 36 points: 99th Precinct (Smoketown), Uranus Fly Trap (Smoketown), and Bueller…, Bueller… (Belly Love).


A three-part question concerning Christmas-themed TV episodes opened Thursday’s final round. The most difficult of the three parts featured the episode title of “Scrooge Gets an Oscar”, but this episode had nothing to do with the Academy Awards. Instead, it referred to the character named Oscar from this classic series:

Odd Couple

Other final round topics included the film “The Polar Express”, Frangelico hazelnut liqueur, and the sport of boxing. Two teams posted a perfect final round score: 99th Precinct (Smoketown) and Uranus Fly Trap (Smoketown). Here is your Thursday leaderboard after four rounds of play:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (67.3% success rate):

–> Founded in 1886, what American company’s flagship product’s color is officially listed as Caramel E-150d?

Just over two-thirds of our teams responded correctly with Coca-Cola. Congratulations to Breadsticks (Quincy’s) and Thick Thursday (Champion Billiards), who were the only two teams to record the Perfect 21 on Thursday night by answering correctly on every wagering question. Here is your final Thursday leaderboard:


Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Breadsticks  (Next week’s first category: “Fuller House” – Season 4)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Thick Thursday  (Next week’s first category: Original Pokemon)

Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Washington Foreskins  (Next week’s first category: “Love Actually”)

​Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Uranus Fly Trap  (Next week’s first category: Geoffrey Chaucer)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Gryffindorks  (Next week’s first category: 1990s MLB)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Low Cal Calzone  (Next week’s first category: U.S. Presidents)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Bueller…, Bueller…  (Next week’s first category: Stamps)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  Slapsgiving  (Next week’s first category: “Entourage”)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Blood Legion  (Next week’s first category: African Animals)

Black Walnut Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Cake or Death  (Next week’s first category: “Psych”)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  A-Team  (Next week’s first category: 1960s Dallas Cowboys)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  Better Red Than Dead  (Next week’s first category: “Talladega Nights”)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Brother of Menelaus  (Next week’s first category: Historical Beards)

Art’s Tavern in Falls Church, VA:  Charlie’s Angels  (Next week’s first category: “Saturday Night Live” Cast Members)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Unatheltico Madrid  (Next week’s first category: Jon Sings Creed)