You’ll Be Back… for Tuesday Night Trivia!

The first Tuesday of October featured some very crowded games, as three of our venues topped 15 teams last night, which meant that we saw more than 100 teams (108 to be exact) at 14 Tuesday venues.  Let’s find out which teams stormed to the top of the leaderboard:


Tuesday’s first round began with a question on bovine spongiform encephalopathy, which most of our teams knew is the scientific name for mad cow disease:

Mad Cow Disease

The first round also included our nightly Three Clues question, with this version dealing with a certain U.S. state capital.  We offered a two-point bonus to any team that turned in the correct response after these two clues had been read:

CLUE 1: In 1952, the first KFC franchise opened in this U.S. state capital.

CLUE 2: Along with Reno, it is the only other major metropolitan area located within the watershed of The Great Basin.

Very few teams even ventured a guess at this point, but five teams were bold enough to go for it with the correct answer of Salt Lake City.  Even though Colonel Sanders started his restaurant chain in Kentucky, one of his personal friends opened up the first KFC franchise over 1,400 miles away.  Because of that question, only Wiseacres (Champion Billiards) swept the first round with a perfect score of 36 points.


Our nightly audio question featured film clips with a commonality among their titles.  Nearly all of our teams easily recognized “My Fair Lady” and “My Cousin Vinny”, but only 20% of the the field earned two bonus points by spotting the voice of Michelle Williams in a clip from the film “My Week with Marilyn”:

Michelle Williams Marilyn Monroe

Later, we asked for the name of the rock and roll frontman who introduced this brand of tequila (and the Mexican nightclub of the same name):

Cabo Wabo

About half of our teams knew that Cabo Wabo is also a late 1980s song title from Van Halen, leading them to the correct answer of Sammy Hagar.  The second round eased up a bit on the field, as six teams racked up 36 points in the second stanza.


Tuesday night’s halftime page featured pictures of ‘scientific’ brand-name products, as well as notable people named Jack or Diane.  This round was a breeze for many teams, as the field notched a relatively high average score of 18.2 points, with 26% of our teams recording perfect scores.  Here are Tuesday’s top scores after the first half:


Tuesday’s second half began with an interesting question on the subject of Celebrity Lawsuits, which was asked in the form of a crossword-style question:

-> In 2015, DC Comics attempted to legally prevent pop singer Rihanna from trademarking her actual first name.  What is that name?

We offered a two-point bonus to any team willing to forgo the optional crossword hint, and 12 teams came through with those two points here.  The megastar actually goes by her middle name on stage, but her birth certificate says Robyn Rihanna Fenty.  Later in the round, we learned that before he was famous, Sean Connery competed in the Mr. Universe pageant (he’s the one in the middle):


Thanks primarily to the Rihanna question, the third round did not yield any perfect scores on Thursday night.


We took in a little vexillology for the six-point clue on tonight’s 6-4-2 question:

–> Which South American country’s national flag is very similar to the state flag of Texas, with the only difference being that its blue field encompasses only the top left corner, instead of the entire left edge?

Exactly one-quarter of our teams earned six points with this correct answer:

Chile Texas Flag


The final round concluded with the always-popular category of We Share a First Name, as we gave clues to our teams to identify these three celebrities:

That’s former Washington Redskins star Art Monk, folk singer Art Garfunkel, and graphic artist Art Spiegelman (creator of the graphic novel “Maus“).  With Speigelman’s being the toughest name to pull, only nine teams earned bonus points, and no teams earned a perfect score of 36 points in the final round.  Here are Tuesday’s top overall scores after the final round:

FINAL QUESTION (34.8% success rate):

–> Before appearing together on “Game of Thrones”, actresses Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke BOTH previously portrayed which fictional character in a film and TV franchise?

Here are those two actresses in their respective portrayals of Sarah Conner:

Emilia Clarke Lena Headey Sarah Conner

Congratulations to Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (Champion Billiards) and Drunk and Disorderly (Cugini’s), as the only teams to answer every wagering question correctly to score the Perfect 21 tonight.  Here are Tuesday’s top overall scores:


Capitol City Brewing in Arlington, VA:  Valley Girls  (Next week’s first category: Washington Senators – original)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Fat, Drunk, and Stupid  (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones”)

Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD:  You Just Got Shawshanked  (Next week’s first category: Tom Petty)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  The Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: Ian Sings Elvis Presley)

Fireflies in Alexandria, VA:  Bad Hombres  (Next week’s first category: “Battlestar Galactica” – original)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  BTF  (Next week’s first category: Sports Films)

Top Golf in Ashburn, VA:  Kellie’s Heroes  (Next week’s first category: Foo Fighters – AUDIO)

Primanti Brothers in Hagerstown, MD:  Give Us Your Beer Money  (Next week’s first category: Jimmy Buffett – AUDIO)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Squid Worst  (Next week’s first category: Social Justice Movements)

Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL:  Quiz Knows  (Next week’s first category: Golden Age of Comics)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  (Next week’s first category: Tom Petty)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Uncle Jack  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Tom Petty or Hugh Hefner?)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Virgine-ya is For Lovers  (Next week’s first category: “Seinfeld” Characters)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  GDI  (Next week’s first category: Film Franchises)