You Would Have to Be a Fool to Miss Monday Night Trivia!

We crowned two more House Champions on Monday night, as Season XIV draws to a close.  Once again, we had some very impressive performances down in Virginia, we certainly hope that all of these teams will give the Maryland crowd a run for the money in two weeks!  Here are your top performers.

MONDAY’S STATS AND FACTS (51 teams across seven venues):

–> Highest Overall Score: The A Team (Il Forno) with 172

–> Highest Score after Round 4: PC Principals (Spider Kelly’s) and The A Team (Il Forno) with 166

–> Highest First Half Score: H.R. Puff ‘n’ Stuff (DRP) with 90

–> Perfect 21 (correct on all wagers and final): Kitten Mittens (Spider Kelly’s – second week in a row), Bone Thugs and Hermoine (Morgan Inn)

–> The halftime page played fairly easily tonight, as about 40% of the field scored a perfect 20 on the halftime page, with an overall average of 18.1.

–> About 20% of our teams earned six points on the 6-4-2 by knowing that the New York Giants have a perfect 5-0 record in the NFC Championship Game.

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (29.3% success rate):

–> Which ONE WORD links all of the following: a novel by Katherine Ann Porter, a film starring Salma Hayek, a song by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, a poetic line by Alexander Pope, a play by Neil Simon, and an informal holiday?  (you’ll find the answer later in this blog)


DRP in Alexandria, VA

Tonight, we celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Monday night trivia at DRP once again.  And with the holiday today, we had a lot of new teams come out to play, with about half of our players tonight being established teams and the other half as our newer teams.  Being as it is MLK Day, it was very fitting we had a question about his birthplace and the church where he was a Reverend.  However, some of our teams missed by thinking he was from Alabama instead of Atlanta, Georgia.  Then, we moved on to an awkward moment when teams had to identify the make-out scene from the film “Catch Me if You Can”.

Teams who remembered the old “divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived” saying for Henry VIII were able to pick up a few points, while some of those same teams were struggling to remember precisely what the “U” and “P” stood for in the abbreviation “UPC”.  Eventually, only four of our teams knew that the word “Fools” connected a line from Alexander Pope, a Selma Hayek film, and a Frankie Lymon song.  However, that led to a tie for first place, which was broken by determining how many nominations Meryl Streep received for her filmography.  That led to our medal table for tonight.

First Place:  Wingardium Mimosa

Second Place:  B-58s

Third Place:  HR Puff ‘n’ Stuff

Next week’s first category: “My Brother, My Brother, and Me” Internet podcast

I won’t be at the Virginia Playoffs so I wish our DRP delegation luck and hopefully they’ll emerge victorious this Saturday!  Until next time,

~ Chris



Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD

At the Greene Turtle we wrapped up Season XIV by crowning What Else Could It Be?! as house champions, nice work folks!  However it wasn’t all ceremony, as we still had a game of trivia to play!  We started out with a question about Super Bowl 50, where we asked how Malik Jackson scored his touchdown, in a manner that hadn’t happened in a Super Bowl for 20 years or so.  Most teams remembered that he scored on a fumble recovery (when MVP Von Miller strip sacked Cam early in the game).  The audio question today was interesting, which asked about films starring Amy Adams.  Most teams recognized Julie and Julia and Talladega Nights, but Catch Me If You Can was a bit tougher.

Halftime asked teams to identify different things that start with a ‘D’, as well as matching different famous actors to movies they directed, which seems like a tough premise but teams did rather well on it.  The final question tonight was about common bonds and proved to be rather tough, as only two teams got it right.  This led to third place going to That’s A Niner, while second went to Buzzkilz, and the win tonight went to What Else Could It Be?!

Until next time,

~ Chad

Next week’s first category:  “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”

Willy Wonka Trivia


Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD

Six teams came to Morgan Inn tonight here in Lisbon to play some Monday night PHT, which is a personal best for this location, so thanks again!  Our first round had some NFL, board games, and a tribute to MLK Jr, while round two dived into some Amy Adams films, human anatomy, and some tasty fungi.  Our second half moved around quite a bit from game shows, Peanuts, and hamburger, to Steve Harvey, Meryl Streep, and some British New Wave music. Congrats to Men & Pausers as the House Champions here at Morgan Inn! Here are the results:

First Place:  Bone Thugs & Hermoine

Second Place:  Men & Pausers

Third Place:  River Benders

Next week’s first category:  Garage Bands

~ Ronnie



Hershey’s Restaurant in Gaithersburg, MD

We had a fun back and forth game for first place between a regular team and a first timer team at Hershey’s Restaurant!  They both played so well that they were tied for first after the final question!  I asked them the tie breaker question, and one of the teams gave me the EXACT number for the win.  After that, we had Shart Attack finishing 3rd!  Playing a tough game but taking 2nd was this season’s House Champ the Rolling Rock Fan Club!! Answering the tie breaker EXACTLY right for the !st place win was a brand new team that might have to be reckoned with soon, the Flat Stanleys!  They picked “Famous Circus Performers” for this Mondays winners choice, so study up and I’ll see everyone at Hershey’s Restaurant on Monday!!

~ Jon J



Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD

And just like that, Season 14 of Pour House Trivia comes to a close here at Uno Pizzeria and Grill in Frederick, our first Season in the books!

Highlights of the Night:

In “Amy-Adams-Is-Everywhere”: The Audio question tonight was a tough one as it turns out, because there were just too many Amy Adams movies to choose from. The teams had trouble figuring out where the clues were coming from, and it invariably led to a stumble to start the second round. Things did not get easier from there!

In “Because-They’re-Weird?-How-Should-I-Know?”: You know you’ve got an out there question when multiple people come up afterwards to ask if it’s real, if it’s the truth. Unfortunately, Chris Brown and Soulja Boy boxing is in fact true. Why they decided to punch each other to work out their issues, I honestly can’t say guys. They thought this would make them relevant again? Because Chris Brown wants to be known for punching people? I dunno!

In “Facepalm-Of-The-Night”: Facepalm of the Night goes to the Pet Shop Boys question. Teams overthought it and didn’t connect the dots. This resulted in an overabundance of Beastie Boy answers xD Rescue Shelter Boys. Come on people!

The teams were just a bit too spread on points for the final to matter, so one quick question later we had our podium.

In third place tonight, Simple Minds!

In second place tonight, Chippequa Park Rangers!

In first place tonight, and our official Season 14 House Champions for Unos, Manischewitz and the Grapes of Wrath!

Great game everyone, and congratulations to our inaugural House Champions! Next week we’ll kick-off our “Post-Season” play, with a Percussion Instruments category! Study up, and good luck to our Playoff-bound teams this weekend!

Until next time,

~ Ian

Percussion Trivia


Spider Kelly’s in Arlington, VA

Just another Manic Monday here at Spider Kelly’s in Clarendon!  Round one proved to be easy for our teams, as four of them were tied for 1st place with a perfect score.  In the second round, a few point differences were made when fewer and fewer teams could get the bonuses correct.  Only PC Principals could name all of the Amy Adams films in our audio question.

The toughest questions came up in rounds 3 and 4.  But again, the difficulty came in the bonus parts – the island where Kyoto is located and the FIRST names of the Fielding writers proved most troublesome for our teams.  In the end, it came down to that final question and wager – three out of five teams correctly named “Fools” as the common word among six literature, film, holiday, and music references.  While PC Principals held the lead all the way until the end, they could not hold onto it without the correct final answer.  Our winners were:

First Place:  Kitten Mittens

Second Place:  B Street Band

Third Place:  PC Principals

Next week’s first category:  Shark Movies


~ Kate


Shark Movie Trivia


Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD

Our last game before the postseason begins, and it was raging here at the Forno!  We had 14 teams competing tonight, mostly vets, mostly huge teams, had to be damn near 100 people here tonight!  It was crazy.  And a blast! Thanks to everyone who made the voyage out to start the week (and celebrate the holiday!) with some trivia!  There were lots of stand out teams tonight but the favorite had to be The A Team, coming off a pretty significant win streak, and looking very good tonight.

A few questions tonight played real, real tough, one in particular that set The A Team away from the rest was the Literature question.  Looking for the authors of “Bridget Jones’ Diary” and “Tom Jones”, both of which also shared a surname.  In this case, if you knew one, you knew the other.  Well, only two teams knew who wrote either book and the question nearly wiped out the field.  Two points bonus went to the A Team who knew the Fieldings first names as well.  A great get!

Going into the final, it wasn’t a run away as Dukes of Knowledge kept it very close!  The A Team led by seven points, so they only needed to bet six to cover a potential 12-point wager.  Dukes of Knowledge still decided to bet zero as they had second place guaranteed.  I guess it was a good play, because they missed the final and ended up not dropping down and finishing in 2nd place tonight!  The A Team obviously couldn’t be caught because of the bet from Dukes and they win regardless of their correct response.

An exciting finish tonight from Mamas and Papas, who were one of two teams to get the final right and they jumped into the top 3, finishing in the $$ for the first time ever!  Great job!  Hopefully you guys keep climbing and maybe in a few weeks we’ll see you guys taking down your first win!  Fun times.  We’re back in a week.  We’ll drink, play trivia, and talk about the playoffs.  I’ll see you guys then!

Next week’s first category: Russia

Russia Trivia