We played our last trivia night of the My Trivia Live season Wednesday at Tower Inn, and as luck would have it….wound up getting the final question correct! It was the first time in maybe…five MTL games or so we managed to get the final question correct. We won first place and a $30 prize.
This was also the first game we played with the new “word of the day” format. Instead of giving a “freebie” answer to one question in the game via the “newsletter question” answer, now players can write the word of the day whenever they don’t know an answer – for as many points as they want (up to six points max). Though you can’t use the “word of the day” on the halftime round or on the “and more” bonus question. We didn’t wind up using our “freebie” until round five, but wouldn’t you know it – our guess for that answer would’ve been correct! Go figure…one of these days we’ll use this little lifeline at the exact correct moment in the game and have a perfect score (yeah….right)!
And the questions – please assume they will all be abridged versions of the questions that were asked. Let’s go to last night’s game!
1. Surgery – Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure involving what body part?
2. Sports – A “duffer” is a term for someone who is bad at playing what sport? Pssst…it’s NOT pub trivia!
3. Authors – Which American author wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?
1. Music Duos – What music duo who recorded in the late 1980s and the early 1990s was the first ever to have their Grammy award revoked? And they tried to blame it on the rain…
2. Join the Club – What TV talk show recommended 70 different books during its 15 year run beginning in 1996?
3. Military Actors – What standup comedian and host of Whose Line Is It Anyway was also a member of the U.S. Marine Corps in the early 1980s? Bonus, what highly decorated World War 2 soldier began an acting career before dying in a plane crash?
1. Baseball – In baseball, a “golden sombrero” is someone who does what three times in a game?
2. Back to the Future – In the film Back to the Future, what does Lorraine think Mary McFly’s real name is because it was shown on his underwear?
3. Madonna – In the first MTV Video Music Awards Madonna wore what specific piece of attire while performing her smash hit song “Like a Virgin?” And the person on our team who wasn’t even born yet was the big hero on this one…fist bump time for Evan!
Was Madonna a virgin on her wedding night with Sean Penn?
Halftime – Given the name of the Canadian provincial capitals, name the provinces for which they are the capital cities.
Edmonton, Halifax, Frederickton, Whitehorse
Got them all for 10 points. Brad aka “Canada Man” the hero here…
Four teams playing, we had 37 points heading into the half and were in second.
1. Dogs – According to Guinness, what specific breed of dog was the first breed to be able to provide evidence admissible in a court of law? Dog expert Brad for the points…
2. TV Channels – Running six seasons from 2010 to 2015, “Hot In Cleveland” was the first scripted series airing on what cable network? Evan again for the points…
3. 2000s Films – based on a one-woman stage play featuring Nia Vardalos, what 2002 film based on the play was, at the time, the highest-grossing rom-com of all time?
1. Music Stars – Canadian rock artist Neil Young performed in a Canadian R&B group called the Mynah Birds in the 1960s that also featured what future funk artist whom was active in the 1970s and the 1980s? I had the right guess on this, but we opted to use our “freebie” here for 6.
2. Ships – What was the “official” name of the warship nicknamed “Old Ironsides?” This is a very, very brief version of the question presented to us…miss (all Brad’s fault, LOL, but we didn’t throw him overboard for this transgression)!
3. Condiments – What common condiment’s name comes from the Chinese meaning “brine of pickled fish?” I think this might’ve been a stumper for all teams in the room…we missed for 4.
Jane Seymour as “Solitaire” in Live and Let Die.
1. Royalty – Which of Henry the Eighth’s wives was formerly known as the Princess of Wales? Again, a very, very abbreviated version of the question that was asked, miss for two – we went with the one who shared a name with an actress playing a “Bond Girl.”
2. Movie Inspirations – Keenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell starred in the series “All That,” which was the inspiration for what 1997 movie? Evan for the points…
3. Song Lyrics – In the song “I Shot the Sherriff,” who was the person named in the song that WASN’T shot?
Finished the six rounds with 65 points and were again in second place…
Final Category – Controversial TV
What one -time Fox special airing in 2000 featured Darva Conger among other contestants whom were all vying for a chance to marry a man named Rick Rockwell sight unseen?
A bit of debate between the correct answer and one with a very similar name…
Final scores: Chocolate, 52 (wagered zero), 2, 72 and ‘Pods, 105.
Unsure when our next trivia outing will be – the seasons for Sporcle Live and MTL both end this week so…we’ll have to figure something out! It’s not like we’re going to go a whole week without getting some kind of trivia fix (that would just be…crazy)! Good luck to the teams competing in the Sporcle Live semifinals November 17, we’ll be sitting those out this time. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Audie Murphy!