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QUIZ RECAP

Tue Jan 3 2023
| by Quizmaster Adam Korenman
|

Welcome to the first Trivia Show for 2023 here at Idle Hour! With the weather still very wet and chilly, only the most fervent quiz champions (and those already back from vacation) braved the storms to claim their place in history. Seven rounds divided them from their much-deserved glory, so there was no time to waste in getting started. 

Round One was a great warm up to shake off the New Year’s Eve confetti and get back down to quizness. Five teams locked in a solid double right off the bat, but with more groups joining by the minute it was going to be a fight to the finish. 

Round Two was all about movies with short story times (though not necessarily short run times). Our in-house aficionados Diana Spencer’s Gifts, It’s Quizness Time, and Here for the Host tied in first. 

Round Three forced this QM to look up how to pronounce the “Nobel” in Nobel Prize (It’s the normal way, BTW). Diana Spencer’s Gifts took a chancy double to step into first, carving out a decent lead along the way. 

Round Four was our Guess Who Round, offering the chance for a quick leap into the leaderboard. Here for the Host went for the opportunity and earned third place!

In our Drinking Round was all about the most important invention of the 19th century: the Drinking Straw. With an outstanding bit of guesswork, Diana Spencer’s Gifts won the free shots (we were sensing a trend).  

Round Five presented a celestial challenge to our teams, but a few folks weren’t here to be fooled; they were here to win! Wonder Twin Powers Activate took the form of Third Place…and made it their home. 

Round Six was a sports fanatic’s dream, and it turned out Jellyfish Assassins were just that kind of trivia nerd. They took the opportunity to double down and rocket to second!

The Final Round was all about the music, and our teams…were mostly stumped. Still, it was enough to reach the end without a tie. 

After the dust settled, Diana Spencer’s Gifts took first, Jellyfish Assassins took second, and Wonder Twin Powers Activate earned third. 

 

Come join us for more trivia every Tuesday!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 37633 Diana Spencer’s Gifts 66 15 1.000
2 86139 Jellyfish Assassins 60 14 0.933
3 86135 Wonder Twin Powers Activate 56 13 0.867
4 52545 Here for the Host 54 12 0.800
5 14940 It’s Quizness Time 50 11 0.733
6 86138 Quizzie McGuire 45 10 0.667
7 Other team 38 9 0.600
8 86128 Revenge of Mock Trial 35 8 0.533
9 Untamed shrew 31 7 0.467
10 Korner Kidz 29 6 0.400
11 86126 Fennel Salad 28 5 0.333
12 72345 Tequila Tots 25 4 0.267
13 86134 Nice Rahn 22 3 0.200
14 Cheetah Girls 11 2 0.133
15 Dillon Panthers 10 1 0.067
16 86136 New Year, Same Me 8 0 0.000

HOLIDAY MOVIE THEMED EVENT AT IDLE HOUR RECAP

Wed Dec 28 2022
| by Quizmaster Adam Korenman
|

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals! It’s a Holiday Movie trivia special here at Idle Hour, and a collection of criminally talented teams joined us for an epic night. Having decided to come to the coast, get together, and have a few laughs, we got down to quizness and started the show. 

Round One was a smorgasbord of holiday and holiday-adjacent movies, but only one teams was bold enough to risk it all for the big win! Bumping Uglies took an early lead, hoping to keep it going all night long.

Round Two was a challenging look at some holiday movies (and the lost art of gift giving. Oh Fudge managed to pull into second place, just ahead of Make it Reindeer. 

Round Three was a theme on a theme, focusing on just Hallmark Christmas movies (and the spiraling void of darkness they can bring). Bumping Uglies maintained their lead, but it was Sexy Sondheim making their way closer and closer to the top. By the end of Round Four, they earned their spot in third place!

For our Drinking Round, we asked our teams to count how many movies about Chanukah had ever been produced by Hallmark. The shameful answer is six (do better, Mr. Hallmark). With a spot on answer, Oh, Fudge took the free drinks!

Round Five unveiled a jamboree of holiday classics, teasing our teams with a possible connection. For some teams there was just no question, and the scores certainly showed that confidence. Quiz Lemons, channeling all the energy of a holiday-themed Tina Fey, surged into third!

Most people feel they know a lot of movie quotes, so we challenged them in Round Six to match as many as they could. Bumping Uglies managed a clutch double that took their lead to a more commanding position, but they weren’t out of trouble yet. With one last question remaining, who would take home the big prize?

As the dust settled, we announced our winners: Bumping Uglies, Quiz Lemons, and Make it Reindeer. 

 

Come join us every Tuesday for more trivia action. 

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 Bumping Uglies 61 11 1.000
2 Quiz Lemons 42 10 0.909
3 Make It Reindeer 41 9 0.818
4 Sexy Sondheims 37 8 0.727
5 Whatever 36 7 0.636
6 FireFolk 32 5 0.500
6 Oh, Fudge 32 5 0.500
8 85798 The Purr Ground 27 3 0.318
8 85785 The Fruitcakes 27 3 0.318
10 Wetbandits 24 2 0.182
11 85814 borrachos 23 1 0.091
12 85791 Beers and Sunshine 18 0 0.000

QUIZ RECAP

Tue Dec 27 2022
| by Quizmaster Adam Korenman
|

The heavens were open this fine Tuesday eve as the rains blessed the folk out in NoHo. Despite the chilly temperature and slightly wetter weather, the crowds were out in force to enjoy the best part of the holidays: KING TRIVIA!

12 teams braved their way to Idle Hour seeking out warmth, a dry haven to manage the storm, and the best trivia show in all the lands. With our assembled teams raring to go, we kicked things off with a test of general knowledge. 

Round One was more of a maneuvering challenge as the QM wove between tables and ducked under umbrellas to spread the word and keep the guests up to speed on the contest. In the end, three teams locked in a solid double and took the top spot: The Valley Girls, Lee’s Here, and It’s Quizness Time!

Round Two placed our teams in the shoes of the Paparazzi, trying to identify celebrities based on their outrageous outfits. With such subjective material, it was only natural for the herd to thin out and a leader to emerge. The Valley Girls took the top spot, followed by It’s Quizness Time and Lee’s Here.

With a deceptively fun and catchy name, Round Three presented our teams with question about sports and spice (it was all quite nice). The Valley Girls ended up tied with Don Cheadle’s Driveway, while Lee’s Here and It’s Quizness Time took a tie for second.

In our Guess Who Round, most teams figured it out in two, keeping the scores locked as we moved into the Drinking Round. 

It’s National Fruitcake Day! We asked our teams to tell us how many fruitcakes are sold in the US every year. With the closest guess by about 800,000, It’s Quizness Time took the round!

Round Five went crazy fast as the teams needed to guess a connection between nine desperately strange answers. After correctly guessing that everything pointed toward a certain “strong to the finish” sailor, Don Cheadle’s Driveway leapt ahead into first!’

Our penultimate round was all about national parks, and these teams…just weren’t really about that. In a sudden burst, Lee’s Here took away the lead by a single point! It would all come down to the final round. 

With everything on the line, our champions threw down the gauntlet and answered to the best of their abilities. It went to a tie-breaker to settle the final score, but we crowned It’s Quizness Time our champions, with Lee’s Here and Don Cheadle’s Driveway following. 

 

Come join us every Tuesday for more trivia action. 

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1* 14940 It's Quizness Time! 64 13 0.964
1 85612 Lee's Here 64 13 0.964
3 Don Cheadle’s Driveway 61 12 0.857
4 52545 Here for the Host 56 11 0.786
5 Cunning Linguists 51 10 0.714
6 85611 The Valley Girls 50 9 0.643
7 Pacquiao 45 8 0.571
8 alvin and the duckettes 44 7 0.500
9 85615 I’ll Be Home For Quizmas 42 6 0.429
10 The Espresso Depresso’s 35 4 0.321
10 85616 Wetter wonderland 35 4 0.321
12 Merry Quizmas 34 3 0.214
13 85620 New Fashioneds 30 2 0.143
14 Hoppy New Year 27 0 0.036
14 85622 Harper 27 0 0.036
* Won Tiebreaker
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