NTN Encore Question of August 16th, 2008.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York, Ontario.
Tonight I'm playing with one board as ROCKET with Rob COSMO and Phil PLBAAB and Sean who didn't have a board. I was able to not get boards for myself which would have made the five minimum to rank our team. I was just a minute late as the waitress carried away six boards to a party group. Two other boards were playing NTN Poker and supposedly all the other boards are broken although I didn't see any of them. With the poor turnout over the months, it wouldn't surprise me if the bar had cut back from 20 to 10 boards. The menu has been revised to cut back on the variety of food served.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...5000/5000...1st/8...our three boards win this round. OnBeat...ROCKET...11000/14000...1st/8...I go 6 for 9 and win with COSMO. That was just alright but disappointing as Rob had to come up with two of the answers for me to score even that much. Jukebox...ROCKET...16652/20000...2nd/8...COSMO wins round. The theme of all categories were superheroes. Triviaoke...ROCKET...23256/28000...1st/8...PLBAAB wins round. Rob helps us with two. I take only one -250. The other group from the party stopped playing after taking a few -250s in this round.
Now the Encore answers come up. American groups or duels. 1970s is what they have in common. I say if it's 'which group played at Woodstock?' I'll know it's Sha Na Na.
Encore Question:...Which musical duo or group *never* had a weekly variety series on TV?:
I had already put out '1' and '5' before the answers came back up but couldn't remember the others. OK put out '2' and '4' and there it is. I remember watching all of these shows decades ago.
I go over to the party table and one guy is saying it's Sha Na Na. I say I watched their show and said the answer was KC & The Sunshine Band. I well remember the goodbye of Sha Na Na "Grease for Peace". I tell my friends I saw Bowzer Bauman at the Canadian National Exhibition within the last three years MCing a show.
Correct Answer:....3. KC & The Sunshine Band
[NTN Extra Fact:...None of these choices could hold a candle to 1977's "The Brady Bunch Variety Hour".]
I'm right and win as ROCKET at 34884. I finish 20th on the Network Top 20 board for all North America. The bar is 47th in NA. I earn 3000+ points for making this week's standard of 19000 points.
(NTN.com moved us up to 40th out of 1713 bars with a 25592 average)
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank ROCKET 23256 34884 20 76 COSMO 23224 34836 21 78 PLBAAB 22856 34284 28 91 PUCNIC 12517 18775 7200 1381 SKANK 10371 x 5185 7201 3305 STANK 8311 x 4155 7202 3711 ANDY 7946 x 3973 7203 3788 ELISSA 5504 x 2752 7204 4391 (ntn.com listed 6850 players)
8:00pm...Odd Couples...METLCA...3750/10000...2nd/8...Rob had already signed Sean in although he wasn't here. I used his board. 8:15pm...Buzztime...METLCA...9548/10000...1st/8...I'm 2nd in NA out of 4719 players.
8:30pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...7369/10000...1st/5...900+ points...59th out of 5828 players.
8:45pm...Tuned-In...ROCKET...8545/10000...1st/8...900+ points?...6th/6603 players 11th on network.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).
I ended the evening with ROCKET at 4,028,400+ Players Plus points.
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