Encore Question of February 26, 2000.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York.
Tonight I'm in third place coming into this final question after losing my lead in the Triviaoke round. I was playing with Bill MADDOG, David JD and Dave COZAN since I moved over to their table during the sports game. The bar stools were unreachable as the management set up for a party for the V & A reunion. The Victoria & Albert was the pub that was in these premises before it changed to The Frog & Firkin. The average age of the reunionists looked about 55. The image back then must have been more British Isles pub style with singalongs.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp....5000/5000...1st/11...I win this round. OnBeat...11500/14000...1st/11...five people win this round with 6500 points. I had seven right and two wrong. (The Grammy Awards must have been held too late in the week. I was reading a list of the winners before the game. 'Best Produced Polka Cover Art for a Duo or Group'! bring them on)....I fell to seventh but regained the lead. JukeBox...16638/20000...1st/10...JD wins round...KELLY has 16345. Triviaoke...23251/28000...3rd/10...JARVIS wins round. MOLSON/VIKING passes me.
So onto Encore. All these songs were by The Beatles. I couldn't think about that though because there was a singer playing the accoustic guitar with pre recorded cheesy organ rhythm tracks both dialed to '10' in volume and couples dancing just close enough to the monitor that I thought they might block my view.
Question:...Which Beatles song culminates with an eerie 42 second piano chord?
No problem for me and I make sure the others have the right answer. I don't expect to move up on this question but I should have a good score. I just wondered could my microrecorder pick up my own voice dictating the final scores.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band was one of the first albums I ever bought sometime in the mid 1970s (2nd generation fan) and that song I knew quite well. I remember waiting for the song to eventually end and then the needle spiraling into the center of the LP on our old Seabreeze record player.
Correct Answer:...3 A Day In The Life
[NTN extra fact: sorry I missed it this week]
I'm right and hold my spot in 3rd place at the bar. I earn 3000+ points for meeting this weeks 17000 standard. I finish 69th in North America. Kim MOLSON wins this game. The bar is 8th in North America with a 34979 average.
Here's how our bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank MOLSON 23692 35538 57 14th on Network 20th, 9th on our Hall Of Fame board VIKING 23644 35496 58 ROCKET 23251 34877 69 KELLY 23051 34577 76 ALKIE 22938 34407 81 JARVIS 22822 34233 86 JD 20381 30571 850 TIGER 19910 29865 1062 MADDOG 18731 28097 1591 COZEN 18672 28008 1617
8:00pm...Countdown...8842/15000...2nd/3...1000+ points...I'm 2403rd in North America...bar is 1708th...DIZZY wins...(I would have had a better score if I'd got here before the 5th question).
8:30pm...Countdown...9172/15000...1st/6...2000+ points...I'm 1409th in NA...bar is 792nd.
9:00pm...Wipeout...10892/15000...1st/9...1000+ points...104th in NA...bar is 529th.
9:00pm...SunSportsCountdown...10400/15000...4th/11...I'm 124th in SOnt...bar is 10th in Southern Ontario with an 11281 average...KELLY wins. I was a bit disappointed that only four of us got full marks for the one soccer question this week. Q. Who scored the winning goal in the Canada-Mexico Gold Cup quarterfinal? A. Richard Hastings. Wait until next week...There'll be more soccer questions!!!!
Only the next day do I realize I didn't claim my NTN trivia tickets for winning two games.
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