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QUIZ RECAP

Tue Aug 9 2022
| by Quizmaster Adam Korenman
|

They said it couldn’t be done. They told us it was too crazy, too risky, too slapdash to actually pull off. But the trivia titans of Idle Hour know no such fears. Despite 90+ degree temperatures, they braved the scorching heat to attempt the impossible: King Trivia! That’s right, it’s Tuesday in NoHo, so you know there is only one place to be!

29 teams arrived into the bubbling barrel-shaped cauldron for some intense quizzical action, and we delivered as only Idle Hour knows how. 

Round One saw the usual tie, but only three teams were brave enough to throw out that first double: Baby Geniuses 3, Diana Spencer’s Gifts, and Vandalay Industries. 

Round Two proved a bit more challenging, allowing Baby Geniuses 3 to sneak into the lead. Quiz Kid Donnie Smith took their deserved position in 2nd, and 3rd was tied with Sloppy Tots Maverick and Bad News Care Bears. 

Baby Geniuses were able to hold their lead moving into the second half of the show as we paused play to have a quick drinking round and celebrate this nation’s Vice Presidents! Box Unchecked won a tight tie-breaker to earn free shots for the table!

Round Five brought out the fighting spirit, and suddenly Bad News Care Bears advanced into second place, followed by a feisty Sloppy Tots Maverick. With only a few rounds left, who would be able to toppled the unmatched Baby Geniuses?

As it turns out, neither of those teams had the itch, because Diana Spencer’s Gifts came out of nowhere to steal the lead with only one round to go!

With everything on the line, our champions went into the final round. But who could possibly emerge victorious? Who would best these executors of examination?

When the smoke cleared, Diana Spencer’s Gifts stood tall, followed by Vandalay Industries and Bad News Care Bears. 

 

Join us every Tuesday night for more King Trivia action!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 37633 Diana Spencer’s Gifts 63 26 1.000
2 75085 Vandaley Industries 59 25 0.962
3 22625 The Bad News Care Bears 56 24 0.923
4 74348 Brindsay 53 22 0.865
4 74239 Baby Geniuses 3 53 22 0.865
6 Ducks Unlimited 52 21 0.808
7 66730 Emergency Food: Maverick 49 20 0.769
8 Sloppy Tots Maverick 48 19 0.731
9 40028 Kingbeez 47 18 0.692
10 Silly silly goose 41 17 0.654
11 75092 Arts & Farts & Crafts 38 13 0.510
11 27554 Quiz Kid Donnie Smith 38 13 0.510
11 52545 Here for the Host 38 13 0.510
11 Larry Jill King 38 13 0.510
15 56746 The Vestal Virgins 33 12 0.462
16 72345 Tequila Tots 30 11 0.423
17 Box Checked 26 9 0.365
17 Tater bots 26 9 0.365
19 75076 Drink-182 25 7 0.288
19 Valley rats 25 7 0.288
21 68743 The Hooligans 24 6 0.231
22 32145 Snark Squad 21 5 0.192
23 75087 Itty Bitty Kitty Committee 20 4 0.154
24 75079 720 of emotions 18 2 0.096
24 How Many Times I’ve Peed My Pants 18 2 0.096
26 75080 The Juniors 16 1 0.038
27 Flipadelphia 12 0 0.000

QUIZ RECAP

Tue Aug 2 2022
| by Quizmaster Adam Korenman
|

Another scorcher keeping the hot streak alive in NoHo…which worked perfectly as Idle Hour was running a hot streak for the BIGGEST TRIVIA SHOW IN TOWN! That’s right, you question-hungry kiddos. It was another great Tuesday night for King Trivia!

31 teams arrived, swathed in fanciful colors to denote their allegiances and kingdoms, prepared to do battle upon the barrel-shaped field. But only 3 could emerge from our tournament victorious…so who would it be?

While Round One ended with the usual massive tie of teams, Round Two ended with Algorithm and Blues jumping ahead of the pack with a clutch double. Second and Third place were tied up, with teams fighting for their spot on the leaderboard. After stuffing yet another team into the corner, we continued the show. 

Rounds Three and Four went fast and furious, with our leaderboard remaining tight at the top. Snark Squad took over second and held on tight, with Baby Geniuses 3 emerging into 3rd before the half. 

With the heat still beating down, we took a break for a drinking round. For National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, we challenged our teams with history and finance questions about the summertime treat. Emergency Food Birthday Cake Edition, celebrating an actual factual birthday, earned the right to some free shots courtesy of our amazing hosts!

While Round Five went by without much issues (aside from one team miraculously calling the connection after one question), Round Six saw a major shakeup on the leaderboard as Trivia Munn took second and Kingbeez jumped into third! With mere points between the top ten and victory, it was time for a final showdown. 

When the answers finally rolled in and “Final Countdown” ended, it was time to tally the scores and elect a true winner…after a quick Tie Breaker!

Algorithm and Blues took the grand prize, followed by Trivia Munn and Kingbeez! Snark Squad earned the coveted fourth place tin cup, while the rest of the teams left with new memories and bitter rivals. 

Come join us every Tuesday for more trivia action!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1* 35457 Algorithm & Blues 67 28 1.000
2 Trivia Munn 66 27 0.964
3 40028 Kingbeez 59 26 0.929
4 32145 Snark Squad 56 25 0.893
5 74239 Baby Geniuses 3 53 24 0.857
6 22625 The Bad News Care Bears 51 23 0.821
7 52545 Here for the Host 48 22 0.786
8 Club Carter 46 21 0.750
9 Win or Booze 44 20 0.714
10 66730 Emergency Food: Birthday Cake Edition 40 19 0.679
11 37633 Diana Spencer’s Gifts 37 18 0.643
12 34442 I’m good with whatever 36 17 0.607
13 Law School Dropouts 35 16 0.571
14 72345 Tequila Tots 34 15 0.536
15 74609 Glonk Chomp Mk. II 33 14 0.500
16 Smart Bucks 2 32 13 0.464
17 74228 Quizzie McGuire 31 12 0.429
18 Bunny the Trivia Dog 29 11 0.393
19 72778 Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 28 10 0.357
20 fun in the sun 27 9 0.321
21 73782 The Bugle 25 8 0.286
22 Blue Crane 23 7 0.250
23 74608 Beat Boxers 22 6 0.214
24 74604 quizzy wake up 20 5 0.179
25 QuizInMyPants 19 3 0.125
25 Team Tots 19 3 0.125
27 74618 uhhhhhhhhhhhhh 18 2 0.071
28 And in First Place 12 1 0.036
29 Hoo Ha 11 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker

80'S MOVIES VOL. 1 THEMED EVENT AT IDLE HOUR RECAP

Wed Jul 27 2022
| by Quizmaster Adam Korenman
|

A balmy Wednesday evening struck the Valley, and it was like stepping back in time…all the way to the 1980s. That’s right, you gnarly NoHo-ians. It’s time for a special King Trivia event at Idle Hour!

With 3 amazing prizes up for grabs, it was no surprise to see most of NoHo turn out in their flashiest slap bracelets and joggers. But who had eaten the right Breakfast Club to give them the Weird Science they’d need to be the Top Gun? Who was ready to bless some rains down in Africa? Only the challenge of trivia could divide the winners from the posers. 

Round One of course left a massive tie at the top, as these were no squares. They knew their general knowledge well enough, but what about kids’ movies?

Round Two witnessed the rise of two trivia titans: Addicted to Love and Brindsay. Would their doubles be enough to keep them from the rest of the pack?

In fact, they would! Following Round Four, Brindsay had stepped into the lead by just a few points! With things heating up so much, we were in desperate need of a drinking game. 

During our Drink Round, we asked a no holds barred question about the 1988 movie Bloodsport! With the best guess by just a hair, Breakfast Club took the free shots! 

Round Five saw the teams growing closer and closer together with only a few points separating our top ten teams. With two rounds to go, this was anybody’s game.

Round Six tasked our teams with combining 1980s movies with their locations; a tall ask, to be sure. When the dust settled, after a few technical issues, we sorted out the new leaders…The Shpeilbergs, Brindsay, and Addicted to Love! With mere points between them, it was time for as TENSE a round as we’ve ever seen!

However, it was the knowledge of 1980s directors that flipped the script entirely for our top tier teams. Brindsay ended up with the big win, followed by Addicted to Love and a fully powered Flux Capacitors!

 

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 74348 Brindsay 61 16 1.000
2 Addicted to love 59 15 0.938
3 The Flux Capacitors 58 14 0.875
4 74354 The Shpielbergs 55 13 0.813
5 Lands Lamda Lamda 49 12 0.750
6 74340 The Know Nothings 44 10 0.656
6 Bueller Bueller Bueller Bueller 44 10 0.656
8 40028 Kingbeez 43 9 0.563
9 22859 No Shitty Glasses 40 8 0.500
10 29438 The Codependency Crew Does the 80’s 39 7 0.438
11 Captain Chunk 38 6 0.375
12 74344 The Breakfast Club 36 5 0.313
13 74342 Hellfire Club 32 4 0.250
14 74346 Only Mostly Dead 27 3 0.188
15 Team Traci 26 2 0.125
16 74351 Class of Sixteen Candles 24 1 0.063
17 18th Century Models 16 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker
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