You’ve Got… Tuesday Night Trivia!
Tuesday night featured some great crowds at each of our three newest venues: Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, Top Golf in Ashburn, and Primanti Brothers in Hagerstown. Those games (as well as our long-time venues) featured some dramatic finishes, as tonight’s games included four different venues in which exactly one team answered correctly on tonight’s final question! That led to some amazing come-from-behind victories! Check out the details:
TUESDAY’S STATS AND FACTS (93 teams across 12 venues):
–> Highest Overall Score: Uncle Jack (Quincy’s South) and Three Million Moose Lambs (Capitol City) with 163
–> Highest Score after Round 4: Uncle Jack with 154
–> Highest First Half Score: Uncle Jack and Sad & Demented But Social (Monkey La La) with 86
–> Perfect 21 (correct on all wagers and final): Uncle Jack
–> We featured adult pictures of former TV child actors on our halftime page, as well as alpha-numeric codes. That led to an average score in the “normal range” of 16.6, but only four teams (Jungle Fever, Uncle Jack, and Sofa King Smart, Sad & Demented But Social) scored a perfect 20.
–> The first clue on the 6-4-2 question was extremely difficult, as only ONE team (The Arrondissements of Ouagadougou) knew that the European capital which shares its name with the Duke of Wellington’s horse is Copenhagen.
–> The toughest wagering question of the night was NOT the final, but rather the last question of Round 4, which asked for the ten-letter word starting with ‘F’ that not only appears in the title of a children’s book written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, but is also Donald Duck’s middle name. Just over 25% of our teams knew that we were talking about (Little Lord) Fauntleroy.
TONIGHT’S FINAL QUESTION (26.4% success rate):
–> At one point during the 1990s, half of all compact discs produced worldwide featured a depiction of which corporate logo? (you’ll find the answer later in this blog)
Capitol City Brewing in Arlington, VA
Nothing cheers me up on a rainy evening like a wild fais do-do with Northern Virginia’s finest trivia regulars! An awesome crowd turned out to laisser les bon temps rouler at Cap City, and I tried to oblige the Mardi Gras spirit by blasting zesty zydeco tunes across the restaurant while wearing the customary plastic beads.
The first half of the night went smoothly enough, albeit with a tougher-than-usual music round and a very obscure Marvel Comics villain. Powerhouse teams Three Million and Capitol City Goofballs topped the scoreboard after the halftime puzzle page, alongside newcomers “Ready to Pop”. Charmingly, this team featured not one but two expectant young moms – best of luck, ladies!
The second half really tested our squads, and the 2-point bonuses especially separated the “men from the boys”. Almost half our teams unfortunately missed their 5-point bonus categories in Round 3, which is a tough break to come back from. A question ostensibly on Sports Team Names turned out to be more of a geography/literature challenge, and I got a lot of blank stares for Donald Duck’s middle name – although the Valley Girls really shone at both of those! We capped the night by recalling AOL’s relentless CD spam campaign of the 1990s, leaving us with these final three at the top:
First Place: Three Million Moose Lambs
Second Place: Capitol City Goofballs
Third Place: Green Machine
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD
Some nights it’s all about getting down to business at Champion Billiards. You have that $40 gift card in your sights and you’re just not looking back, left or right. Nada. Straight ahead – nothing but glory! Throwing the blinders on and throwing down on some serious trivia knowledge! Had some good kickers tonight, Donald Duck doesn’t reeeeeally need a middle name, right? What surprised me was the lack of Gameboy knowledge! I know it’s not alcohol, drugs, or Disney but it’s not that far outside of your usual strong holds.
I really liked the final tonight, anyone else hearing those beautiful modem tones echoing in your head? Maybe screeching is a better word for that nose…
I think third place was my favorite to announce tonight, Keith of Newton’s Minion managed to climb up from 6th on the final to claim his spot on the podium! Great pull after a not so great game for you. In second place, we had Crystal Methodists, who are quickly becoming my favorite bridesmaid team – I know you’ll get there again one day!
In first place were those hard to beat Wiseacres. They had to work for it tonight, as they were sitting in second just about all night. Next week we start with U.S. Railroads. That’s a wide open category, come see me next week when we see what our writers come up with for that one!
Cugini’s Restaurant in Poolesville, MD
So here we are once again, it’s Tuesday, it’s raining, so we MUST be at Cugini’s here in Poolesville playing some Pour House Trivia. No confusion tonight about the Oscar winners for Best Picture from this group, as these fine folks nailed that question without hesitation. Take that Warren! They also did very well with a former First Lady of the U.S., and some well chosen “F” words. We “triangulated” one of the answers in our second round, examined a biblical beginning, and took the path to a certain fictional city:
For the third round, we used a seldom heard of unit of distance, appreciated the contribution that Head & Shoulders gave to society, and remembered Mel Blanc, the source of the most recognized voices in cartoons and television:
In the final round, Katie Couric took an “exam”, we found another usage of the name Fauntleroy other than the “little lord”, and talked about the man who killed this outlaw:
Our final question stumped the bar as many folks didn’t remember their mail being inundated with AOL discs back in the 1990’s. Great game, thanks again for coming out! Here are the results:
First Place: What Could Go Wrong
Second Place: MoMo
Third Place: Lightfoot
Next week’s first category: Hurricanes
Orioles Nest in Frederick, MD
This week at Orioles Nest, we began our game by asking about the film ‘Donnie Darko’, which we learned featured one of the earliest film appearances by Seth Rogen as one of the bullies in the film. The real story of the game was how we all learned about Donald Duck’s middle name, which caused everyone to look at me like I made it up when I announced it. It’s probably because his middle name is the ridiculous name of Fauntleroy, but who knows.
The halftime page asked teams to identify TV shows based on pictures of their former child stars who are grown up now, as well as answering questions where the answers all consisted of a single letter and single number. The final question was a tough one asking about American Companies. Turned out nobody got it right and that didn’t change the standings much. Third place went to Suck it Trebek, second went to Fill Stick, and the win tonight went to Book Club Babes!
Until next time,
Next week’s first category: “The West Wing”
Tilted Kilt in Frederick, MD
The last day of February saw a high level of competition at the Tilted Kilt in Frederick, with close scores and bold betting strategies. Also, yes, the Hyundai Genesis is NOT a Genesis. The Equus is a Genesis, but not an Equus. IT’S CONFUSING. Thanks, Korea… Here are your top scores:
First Place: Poovey Farms
Second Place: Wyld Stallyons
Third Place: Hoboken Squat Cobblers
Poovey maintains their streak by a hair and selects, “Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812: The Musical”., which I’m being told is, in fact, a thing. Not a Slappin’ Bears.
See you next week!
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD
The weather outside was a little frightful tonight, and so was tonight’s game of Pour House Trivia here in Senor Tequila’s in Germantown! A gaggle of new teams mixed it up with house vets for what turned into a wild game from start to finish!
Highlights of the Night:
In “Didn’t-Your-Mother-Ever-Buy-You-A-Gameboy?!”: I have a special place in my heart for Gameboy; I was born the same year it came out, it was my first game system that I got with Pokemon. I’ve had one ever since. So it hurt me real deep when most of my teams couldn’t come up with it as the correct answer tonight. My heart…
In “I-Am-A-Huge-Nerd”: Apparently, not nearly enough teams have seen the seminal sci-fi flick Evolution, staring David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, Orlando Jones, and Sean William Scott. If they had, they would know that in addition to being useful for killing aliens, selenium disulfide is the active ingredient in Head and Shoulders dandruff shampoo. What, I’m the only one who saw that flick? It’s a good movie! Shut up!
In “Tricksy-Finals”: The final question tonight was a doozy, and it caused a last second shake-up of the standings. I actually would’ve known this one for a change, purely because of some projects I worked on in the late 1990s early 2000s, where we used hundreds of AOL CDs for decoration of certain props and sets. Tonight it meant the difference between first and second though!
In third place tonight, Axl’s Doghouse!
In second place tonight the Fan Club!
In first place tonight, Beer Pressure!
Great game tonight guys! Next week we’ll kick things off with the musical Hamilton! Study up, and we’ll see you next time!
FireFlies in Alexandria, VA
Fat Tuesday at FireFlies! We had a gluttonous night of trivia with eight teams tonight – about half of which were brand new to Pour House Trivia! Welcome! Make sure you don’t give up trivia for Lent!! Tonight’s game got off to a bit of a rough start: on the winner’s choice question, which asked about actor Stephen Baldwin, and which Academy Award film he had appeared in before appearing in BioDome (only a few teams could name “The Usual Suspects”).
The rest of the first round went much better for our teams. Round 2, however, started with another doozy, the night’s audio clue of musical duos. No team could identify all three duos, in fact, only two teams could even name two of the three! I guess Seals and Crofts and She and Him haven’t been topping the charts as of late 😉 We also ran into a roadblock on the second question: what video game system was originally sold as a bundle along with the video game “Tetris”? Majority of the teams went with Nintendo instead of the specific system (Gameboy), and therefore did not earn points.
The third round had two more tough questions for our teams. It seems not many could recognize the key ingredients to curing dandruff, and others are not familiar with the length of a megameter. Only one team got the Mel Blanc bonus correct – he voiced the role of Twiki in the sci fi series Buck Rogers. Nobody took a chance on the six-point clue in our 6-4-2 tonight, but they sure jumped at the four-point clue, as they knew the best-selling chewing tobacco clue: Copenhagen! The final question in the fourth round was definitely an “either you know it or you don’t type question”, as it’s hard to guess Donald Duck’s 10-letter middle name – how many of you said Fauntleroy? Well one of our teams got it right away! And one more did after the crossword style hint. Finkle is Einhorn and Price Waterhouse Bloopers were neck and neck going into the final, but as we’ve seen many times before, the final question can really make or break a team. ALL teams went all in with 12 points, and only two teams answered correctly. After a tie breaker question, the winners were:
First Place: Finkle is Einhorn, Einhorn is Finkle
Second Place: Fun Squad
Third Place: Price Waterhouse Bloopers
Next week’s first category: Joey Buttafuoco (everyone’s favorite Long Island mechanic!)
See you next Tuesday!
Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD
NINE teams at Shuckin’ Shack (Frederick) including a couple new teams, which we always welcome with open arms here at Pour House Trivia.
Several teams were remiss in not checking us out on Facebook for the Hint of the Day on a question that posed challenging. Don’t forget: you can find us at facebook.com/pourhousetrivia and on Twitter @pourhousetrivia (and me @pourhouseChief).
Too many of us didn’t know who Michael Fassbender is, and too many of us don’t read our shampoo bottles’ ingredients. I learned much tonight, including, sadly, that I’m a year younger than Leo DiCaprio and MUCH worse for the wear. I hope you learned something tonight, too. (Mostly, SERIOUSLY consider your final question’s wager, since only ONE team answered correctly and shot up to first place!)
Many sincere thanks to the proprietors of Shuckin’ Shack for offering an additional prize to first place: two tickets to Thursday’s Washington Capitals game! Here are our finishers for the evening:
First Place: Carolina Reapers
Second Place: Simple Minds
Third Place: Shuck Me Raw
Next week’s first category: “Futurama”
As always, Fair Winds, trivia friends!
Top Golf in Ashburn, VA
A beautiful night for trivia here at Top Golf in Ashburn! After the light show outside subsided, it was a good kick off to start a fun game for our second week (of many) for Pour House Trivia! The teams kept up with the game pretty smoothly, with many scoring well in the first two rounds – but after the puzzle page things got trickier! It was close until the very end, with a tie for second between Victorious Secret and Taco Tuesday after Victorious Secret was the only team to answer the final question correctly, who then won the tie breaker! Congrats to Kelly’s Heroes in first with a great played game! Here are your final results:
First Place: Kelly’s Heroes
Second Place: Victorious Secret
Third Place: Taco Tuesday
Next week’s first category: 1990s Music (AUDIO) See you then!
Primanti Brothers in Hagerstown, MD
Welcome back team We Don’t Even Know! It’s great to see you playing again. Everyone should really come out to Primanti Brothers for Tuesday night Pour House Trivia. We play in the enclosed patio. When the weather gets nice we’ll open it up to the outdoors, and it’ll be a great way to relax. Except for the cutthroat questions and last moment tie breakers…
Like tonight! With three teams within one point of each other going into final, we had drama! The great final question about corporate logos led to a run-off between Arrondissements of Ouagadougou and FNQ. AoO (as I like to call them) came closest and snatched third place by the skin of their teeth. Alternative Answers strategically wagered their bet and were able to maintain second. But with Give Me Your Beer Money the only team to get the final correct, they took down first place. Great game everyone!
Next week’s first category: Quantum Physics