NTN Encore Question of September 8th, 2012.
Played at The Squire & Firkin in Etobicoke, Ontario.
Headliner:...MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS over Broadway Musicals and Movies About Musicals
Encore Question:...The Elvis Presley song rock guitarist Jeff Beck played on 'The Honeymoon In Vegas' soundtrack is:
Tonight I'm playing with Rob COSMO, Sean METLCA and Phil PLBAAB. A long subway ride here but I brought my most recent copy of Billboard magazine to read.
Here's how my game went and my comments: Tune Up...ROCKET...4000/5000..3rd/5...LITBOX and METLCA win with 4500. .............LITBOX...4500/5000...1st/5...I split on one of my answers, otherwise I was 2 of 3 for guessing. The Line Up...ROCKET...11000/15000...2nd/5. ...........LITBOX...11500/15000...1st/5...7 right and 3 wrong. This round has certainly got harder. I guess 2 for 5 in this round. Triviaoke...ROCKET...17090/25000...2nd/5...my two win round. ............LITBOX...17640/25000...1st/5. I take two -250s this round and thank Rob and Phil for getting me one right each. Opening Act...ROCKET...23090/35000...2nd/5. ...........LITBOX...23640/35000...1st/5...my two boards win round. The Pound key round. I figured I must have gone 6 right for 1000, 2 for +250, 2 for -250, and 0 I didn't answer. Headliner...ROCKET...40840/56250...1st/5. ............LITBOX...41390/56250...2nd/5...my two win this round. I go 9 for 10 this round missing Q10 so built a big bonus. MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS: 1. Which group's music is featured on the soundtrack on the movie 'The Graduate'?--Simon & Garfunkel...2. Rainbows on roses and whiskers and kittens are some of 'My Favorite Things' from the movie:--The Sound of Music...3. 'I Could Have Danced All Night' is a tune from this movie musical:--My Fair Lady...4. Rock music by Prince is featured on the soundtrack of the movie '_________ Rain' in 1984:--Purple...5. 'Born To Be Wild' is the rock tune by __________:--Steppenwolf...6. Which group provides the music to the soundtrack to the movie 'A Hard Day's Night'?--The Beatles...7. The soundtrack of the movie '__________ Wedding' is mainly music by the Swedish pop group ABBA:--Muriel's...8. Who sings 'Everybody's Talkin'' on the soundtrack of the movie 'Midnight Cowboy'?--Harry Nilsson...9. Lee Marvin and ___________ sing the song 'Wand'rin Star' on the soundtrack of 'Paint Your Wagon':--Clint Eastwood...10. Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids sing _____________ on the American Graffiti soundtrack:--She's So Fine
Well let's try this week's Headliner. My friends see a lot of movies. Q1 OK good start. Q2 The Sound of Music (and they've already asked two Mary Poppins questions tonight). Q3. My Fair Lady Hmm these last two could have been in a Broadway Musical Headliner round. I wonder if they switched in midstream? Q4 very easy in just a choice of colours. Q5 I didn't see anything about the movie Easy Rider listed in the question. Q6 another easy one. Q7 all choices were women's names that started with the letter 'M'. I'd heard of the movie about Australian drag queen entertainers--nice they put Mathilda as a choice. Q8 I've seen previews of the movie with this song playing but have never seen the movie. Q9 I've heard this song. I say "He sang it to a chair" as a joke as he'd had a debate at the Republican convention the week before debating a chair respresenting an absent Barack Obama. Q10 Nope didn't know this from the list of classic 1950s songs. I didn't notice the gender switch of 'He's So Fine' and if I did I'd probably think it was an error in the writing. When my friends asked me I said I was going with 'Peggy Sue' as that sounded like the most rocking song of the choices.
Now the Encore betting comes up. Well 50% as usual.
I don't know this. Rob immediately says it's NOT 'All Shook Up' as that is by Billy Joel. OK. I think 'Heartbreak Hotel' is too slow to feature a hard rocking bass player. Sean says it might be 'Don't Be Cruel'. Sounds good to me. Rob asks if he's sure otherwise he's going for something else.
Correct Answer:....3. Hound Dog
[NTN Extra Fact:...Beck also made a cameo appearance in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie 'Twins'.]
I'm wrong and fall to 2nd as LITBOX with 20695. I earn 3000+ points for meeting the standard of 18000. I finish 179th in the Playback
East district. The bar is 11th in the Playback East region. Rob wins with 39280 by getting it right but forgetting to press in his risk.
I remind Phil to bet 50% by tapping him but Rob is out of reach and he doesn't hear me say "Press 5, 5, 5, 5". The network scores are even
lower this week.
(ntn.com listed the bar finishing 9th out of 922 bars with a 23116 average.)
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank LITBOX 41390 1 20695 179 170 ROCKET 40840 1 20420 175 186 COSMO 39280 3 39280 30 30 METLCA 35950 1 17975 262 308 PLBAAB 34430 1 17210 290 359 (ntn.com listed 2163 Players Plus players with 2041 having a positive score in the Playback East district).
This is three week's in a row now that I don't know the Encore question. Really only a 20% chance of being right. Last week Rob got us the Encore answer to save us a good score. Not so much fun to make a 26 station subway ride to be slammed on the last question. The schedule now has an NFL trivia game (not all football questions but the majority are) and it starts at 7:00pm so I have no reason to get here until 8:00pm. The swimming pool I go to has been closed for renovations from Labour Day until the beginning of 2013. Although I go Tuesday and Thursday nights most pools are open instead on Saturday nights instead and I should look into hours of nearby pools to stay in shape.
7:00pm...NFL The Season...ROCKET...7680/80000?...3rd/5.
I'm not sure what Player's points I earned. I got here in time for the 28th question and there were more than 40 including a final question where I risked 25% of my points and got help from Sean in knowing the referee's signal for ineligible receiver. I won't be coming half hour early to play this game.
9:00pm...Tuned In...ROCKET...6502/10000...2nd/5...I earn 1000+ points...I'm 158th in Playback East.
.........LITBOX...6595/10000...1st/5...I earn 1000+ points...I'm 149th in Playback East.
9:15pm...Speed Freaks...ROCKET...2000/27000...4th/5...900+ points...I'm 3077th in NA.
...........LITBOX...2000/27000...4th/5...900+ points...I'm 3077th in NA...COSMO wins.
9:30pm...Countdown...ROCKET...13227/15000...1st/5...1000+ points...I'm 64th in NA.
.........LITBOX...13121/15000...2nd/5...I'm 66th in NA.
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