Celluloid cads, no… a pop artist, I Want To Hold Your Nads and a Wonka of a Wild Card
It had been yet another glorious Bank Holiday Monday and with the Cash Prize looking like £230 plus we were hoping our Quizzers hadn't got sunstroke and would make it down for Quiz 218.
As we were nearing 9pm it was looking okay, better than last week anyway. By the time top Colly Barman Chris had done the rounds we had a not too bad 25 turnout taking the Cash Prize to a well nice £237.
The clue for the Picture Round on the Quiz Preview this week was "Favourite cad feature prominently". Well a cad is a villain and feature is another word for a film whilst favourite refers to those top XX lists on the internet and and prominent is popular / well known. So obviously with those clues the Picture Round for Quiz 318 was Movie Villains (from famous films).
The teams were given a few minutes to muse over the Movie Villains Picture Round whilst everyone got their refreshments in and settled down. We then embarked upon the Quiz with our usual first ten questions on General Knowledge. Here's a couple of examples…
Q03. Which pop artist said “In the future we will all be famous for 15 minutes”?
Q06. What is the main base ingredient in a Dopiaza curry?
After the General Knowledge the Teams were given a bit of time to re-consider their answers before the Pics Round and Answer Sheet were called in for marking.
Most teams did pretty well in the Pics Round with three of our seven getting the lot and bagging 12 points.
The General Knowledge Round proved just a a bit more demanding but One Suitcase, Two Bags Of Shite & A Crowbar were most generally knowledgeable with 11 ahead of Spontaneous Wrecks Presents The Nerdfest Podcast – For All Your Movie Knowledge Needs with Bill & Scott’s Quizzing Adventure tying in second on tens.
The combined scores gave us One Suitcase, Two Bags Of Shite & A Crowbar as the leaders at this early stage with Spontaneous Wrecks and Rascal Ferrets On Vibes a close second on 22 and 21.
Next up, the Music Round and this week we had questions ranging from a footballing duo to the Dave Clarke Five…
Q14. Diamond Lights was a 1987 hit single for which footballing duo?
Q18. What was the title of the Dave Clark Five’s only number one UK single which knocked The Beatles I Want To Hold Your Hand off the top of the charts in 1964?
One Suitcase, Two Bags Of Shite & A Crowbar were top of the pops this week with an 11 scored again a point ahead of both Spontaneous Wrecks and Bill & Scott’s Quizzing Adventure. Jamah got a bonus point for their answer to Q18, 'I Want To Hold Your Nads'… well I thought it was funny!
So going into the snack break One Suitcase, Two Bags Of Shite & A Crowbar were still in the lead with 34 closely followed by Spontaneous Wrecks on 32 and Rascal Ferrets On Vibes who'd moved up to third.
Next up was the round that can turn a good score bad, Sport. Here's a couple of samples…
Q23. In which country did football’s first World Cup take place in 1930?
Q29. Which manufacturer acquired the Benetton Formula 1 racing team in 2000?
One Suitcase, Two Bags Of Shite & A Crowbar got the golden boot in Sport this week with a nine scored, two ahead of four teams in second with seven.
The Sport scores gave us what looked a fairly conclusive leader board going into the final Film & TV Round. One Suitcase, Two Bags Of Shite & A Crowbar were looking unassailable on 43, four ahead of Spontaneous Wrecks. It was going to take a monumental meltdown for our leaders to collapse at this stage but this was also Spontaneous Wrecks best round.
Here's a couple of Questions from the final round…
Q36. Who directed the 1993 film Jurassic Park?
Q39. From 2009 to 2013 what Channel 4 series revolved around a group of young offenders doing community service, who after an electrical storm, developed superpowers?
There was no surprise in the Final Round… Rascal Ferrets On Vibes stormed it with a 12 but it was too little too late for them. Spontaneous Wrecks scored an excellent 11 but it wasn't enough to wrestle the lead from One Suitcase, Two Bags Of Shite & A Crowbar who could afford to come in third with a ten and still win the nights quiz by three clear points with a total haul of 53.
Our assembled teams gave the winners One Suitcase, Two Bags Of Shite & A Crowbar a wholehearted round of applause as top Colly barman Chris approached the winners table with a choice of three envelopes. Richard, who'd been holding a dirty protest throughout with a dog poo bag on his head and the occasional barking fit in support of his barred pooch, wanted to draw. After he'd asked Chris to shuffle the envelopes (again) he went for the middle, slowly opened the envelope and withdrew the slip of paper from inside, unfolded it and after keeping everyone in suspense eventually announced… Beers!
Unlucky One Suitcase, Two Bags Of Shite & A Crowbar but this does mean next week we should be looking at over £260 for a Cash Prize!
Up next was the usual Wild Card Question to finish the night. The Wild Card is just a single question with an obscure numerical answer, so it's basically a guess. Everyone who wants a go pays a pound (or £2 if they want a couple of goes) and whoever gets closest to the answer gets all the money in the pot. Our biggest Wild Card winner to date is Mike H who scored for a massive £61 in Quiz 177.
Barman Chris had quickly done the rounds getting the £1 entries in and for Quiz 318 we had £22 in for the Wild Card Prize, again a lot better than last week! The question was:
In the Film & TV Round we asked who played Willy Wonka in the 2005 version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? The answer was of course Johnny Depp.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory had some pretty decent reviews and was nominated for an Oscar but it wasn't the lead actors finest performance with one reviewer stating the film "succeeds in spite of Johnny Depp's performance".
The Wild Card tonight has nothing to do with the reviews though, it's a simple question… what was the running time of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, in seconds!
There were a number of close answers for this weeks Wild Card but the winner was Jameson who unbelievably got the answer spot on with 6,900. I asked the winner how he'd come up with the figure and he said he'd guessed the film at 1:55 and just did the maths! Wow, impressive. Anyway he was well chuffed with a £22 bonus.
With that Quiz 318 was complete and after thanking everyone for turning out and wishing all our quizzers a safe journey home another highly enjoyable evening was brought to a close.
We hope to see you all again (and hopefull a few more teams) next week for Quiz 319 where with a decent turnout we could be playing for £260 or more.
Movie Villains Picture Round: 1. The Lost Boys (David), 2. The Devil Wears Prada (Miranda Priestly), 3. The Matrix (Mr Smith), 4. Trainspotting (Begsbie), 5. The Dark Knight Rises (Bane), 6. Inglorious Basterds (Hans Landa), 7. Terminator 2 (T1000), 8. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest (Nurse Ratched), 9. No Country For Old Men (Anton Chigurh), 10. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (The Child Catcher), 11. Gangs of New York (Bill Cutting), 12. Misery (Annie Wilkes)
Q03. Which artist said “In the future we will all be famous for 15 minutes”? Andy Warhol
Q06. What is the main base ingredient in a Dopiaza curry? Onions. Dopiaza comes from Persian for “two onions”
Q14. Diamond Lights was a 1987 hit single for which footballing duo? Chris Waddle and Glenn Hoddle
Q18. What was the title of the Dave Clark Five’s only number one UK single which knocked The Beatles I Want To Hold Your Hand off the top of the charts in 1964? Glad All Over
Q23. In which country did football’s first World Cup take place in 1930? Uruguay
Q29. Which manufacturer acquired the Benetton Formula 1 racing team in 2000? Renault
Q36. Who directed the 1993 film Jurassic Park? Steven Spielberg
Q39. From 2009 to 2013 what Channel 4 series revolved around a group of young offenders doing community service, who after an electrical storm, developed superpowers? Misfits
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