Are we there yet? Hey you, don't watch that watch this! and a Wild Card on that great British institution Sir Cliff? Quiz 338 was the usual entertaining evening with a friendly bit of banter!
We had our fingers crossed early evening that the thoroughly miserable Monday and NUFC being on the MNF wouldn't put the dampers on a potential decent crowd for our Quiz. It was looking like a fairly decent £130 Cash Prize and we had a good turnout the previous week but you can never tell with The Colly!
As we were nearing 9pm it was looking okay, we had a few teams in, not as busy as last week but 20 plus. By the time Gemma had been round handing out the sheets and getting the quids in we counted 23 people in seven teams taking the Cash Prize on offer to £125. Most definitely Quiz on.
The clue for the Picture Round on the Quiz Preview this week was "The best of Are we there yet?". Well Are we there yet is a reference to taking people on trips, usually long trips in a car and the best of refers to one of those internet lists about the top X of things. So what top X of things could we have about Road Trips? Road Trip films of course! So the Picture Round for Quiz 328 was name the Road Trip movies.
The teams were given a few minutes to inspect the Road Trip Picture Round whilst everyone got their beverages in and settled down. We then began the Quiz with our usual ten questions on General Knowledge.. Here's a couple of examples…
Q03. For which marine reptiles is a mess the collective noun?
Q09. In Greek mythology, what many-headed monster was slain by Hercules as one of his Twelve Labours?
After the General Knowledge the Teams were given a bit of time to check their answers before the Picture Round and Answer Sheet were called in for marking. The bad news was Burnley had pulled a goal back just before half time.
Most teams did found the Road Trip Picture Round a bit of a challenge but Spontaneous Wrecks… Oh Hang On it’s Burnley 3 Newcastle 2 and Last Tango, Last Emperor, Last Rites excelled with 11s a piece. Rascal Ferrets weren't far off the pace with 120 for second. And no, Spontaneous Wrecks were pulling our plonker, it was still Newcastle leading Burnley 2-1.
The General Knowledge Round proved just as a bit more perplexing for our teams. Last Tango, Last Emperor, Last Rites, Smell My Cheese You Mutha! and Dumb & Dumber were all most generally knowledgeable with eights whilst the rest came in with sevens and sixes.
The combined scores gave us Last Tango, Last Emperor, Last Rites as the leaders at this early stage on 19 with Spontaneous Wrecks… Oh Hang On it’s Burnley 3 Newcastle 2 (err.. no it's not!) a close second on 18 and Rascal Ferrets on 17.
Up next, the Music Round and this week we had questions ranging from the heavy heavy monster sound to Elephunk……
Q12. Hey you, don't watch that watch this! This is the heavy heavy monster sound... was the opening line to which 1979 ska classic?
Q20. Elephunk, Monkey Business and The End are all top ten albums by which American group?
Spontaneous Wrecks… Oh Hang On it’s Burnley 3 Newcastle 2 (nope, it's still 2-1 NUFC) were top tunes big style this week with an 11. Last Tango, Last Emperor, Last Rites came in second on nine whilst Rascal Ferrets and Smell My Cheese You Mutha! were hanging on in third spot with sevens each.
So going into the snack break Spontaneous Wrecks… Oh Hang On it’s Burnley 3 Newcastle 2 (uh, uh still 2-1) had slipped into the lead with 29 closely followed by Last Tango, Last Emperor, Last Rites on 28.
Up next was the round that can turn a good Quiz bad, Sport. Here's a couple of samples…
Q21. What kind of sportsman is the children's toy Stretch Armstrong supposed to be?
Q26. Total Football was a term used to describe what country's playing style in the 1974 World Cup?
Last Tango, Last Emperor, Last Rites were Champions in Sport this week with a decent 10 scored. Surprisingly and due to a couple of complete guesses, Spontaneous Wrecks… Oh Hang On it’s Burnley 3 Newcastle 2 (don't know what game your watching…) managed nine for second whilst the completely unpronounceable Mki Miyuki Roku pulled in at third with eight.
The Sport scores gave us Last Tango, Last Emperor, Last Rites and Spontaneous Wrecks… Oh Hang On it’s Burnley 3 Newcastle 2 (match finished 2-1 to NUFC?) as the top two tied on 38 going into the final Film & TV Round. Rascal Ferrets had 31 and Smell My Cheese You Mutha! 30 but it would take one almighty meltdown for the top two to lose their grip at this stage.
Here's a couple of Questions from the final round…
Q34. In which 1969 western did Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood sing?
Q39 In last years new series Star Trek: Discovery, what did Captain Georgiou leave Michael Burnham in her will?
It all hinged on an I'm a Celebrity question… one of the leaders knew this trivial nonsense, one of them didn't. So it was step up to the podium our undisputed champions for the third week on the spin, Last Tango, Last Emperor, Last Rites who won this weeks quiz by a single point ahead of Spontaneous Wrecks… Oh Hang On it’s Burnley 3 Newcastle 2 (Hmm, the 3 points went to NUFC? and that's their third win on the spin too!).
Our assembled teams gave the winners Last Tango, Last Emperor, Last Rites an appreciative round of applause as team member Sarah volunteered to draw from the choice of three envelopes. Without hesitation she went middle, quickly opened the envelope, withdrew the slip of paper and announced… Food Vouchers!
Unlucky Sarah and the Last Tango, Last Emperor, Last Rites team but we are sure that you'll enjoy the £15's worth of lush food that the vouchers will bring… plus you can come back next week and compete for the potential £160 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.
Colly hostess with the mostest Gemma quickly did the rounds getting the £1 entries in and for Quiz 338 we had £20 in for the Wild Card Prize. The question was:
In the Music Round we asked which wrinkly singer released his first album for 14 years last week? The answer was that evergreen pop star Cliff Richard.
No you can knock Sir Cliff but this British institution has one hell of a back catalogue. Since bursting onto the scene in 1958 with Move It, Sir Cliff has amassed 14 UK number one singles, had 68 top ten hits and spent 1,177 weeks in the charts, 46 of those weeks at number one!
The Wild Card Question tonight is how many weeks in the last 60 years has Sir Cliff had a record in the Top Ten of the UK Singles Charts?
The Wild Card Winner this week was Hazel from Spontaneous Wrecks who with a complete guess went for all the threes and got it spot on. Hazel's been coming to The Colly Quiz for years but only won her first Wild Card a few weeks ago and then, would you believe it she wins another one!
The Wild Card Booby Prize this week went to Dean (Up The Toffees) who with 869 wasn't quite as bad as our worst guess of 933 from the charmingly named Lick My Rat! Don't know what the shot was but Dean said it was nice.
With that Quiz 338 was wrapped up and after thanking everyone for turning out and wishing all our quizzers a safe journey home another highly absorbing evening was brought to a close.
We hope to see you all again (and maybe a few more Teams) next week for Quiz 339 where with a decent turnout we could be playing for £160 or more.
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American Road Trip Films: 1. Easy Rider, 2. Rain Man, 3. Dumb and Dumber, 4. Paris, Texas, 5. My Own Private Idaho, 6. The Cannonball Run, 7. Zombieland , 8. Thelma and Louise, 9. Little Miss Sunshine, 10. Mad Max – Fury Road , 11. The Blues Brothers , 12. Logan
Q03. For which marine reptiles is a mess the collective noun? A mess of iguanas
Q09. In Greek mythology, what many-headed monster was slain by Hercules as one of his Twelve Labours? The Hydra
Q12. Hey you, don't watch that watch this! This is the heavy heavy monster sound... was the opening line to which 1979 ska classic? One Step Beyond by Madness
Q20. Elephunk, Monkey Business and The End are all top ten albums by which American group? Black Eyed Peas
Q21. What kind of sportsman is the children's toy Stretch Armstrong supposed to be? Wrestler
Q26. Total Football was a term used to describe what country's playing style in the 1974 World Cup? Holland
Q34. In which 1969 western did Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood sing? Paint your wagon
Q39 In last years new series Star Trek: Discovery, what did Captain Georgiou leave Michael Burnham in her will? Her telescope
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