Does the name Plantagenet mean anything to you? What about Shicklgruber? If either rings a bell, you belong at one of the local Simpsons-themed trivia nights that Woolly Mammoth Theatre is sponsoring to promote the May 28 opening of “Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play.”
The gist goes something like this: The end of the world has come, and a group of survivors have little to remind themselves of the world as it was, except for their memories of the Simpsons and other shards of ’90s pop culture.
But unlike in the play, it isn’t the end of the world if you don’t know your Simpsons trivia from Aaronson to Ablabab: at Duffy’s Irish Pub last night, Springfield (and particularly, Mr. Burns) knowledge took up just one of the evening’s trivia rounds, to the chagrin of my assembled Team Discovery Channel! teammates. (We won! $20 split between seven of us. Still worth it.)
Some sample questions:
• Which president entrusted Montgomery Burns to transport a trillion dollar bill to Europe?
• What is Mr. Burns’s extremely rare blood type?
• Which “hippie” did Mr. Burns kick off the power plant softball team?
No spoilers here, because there are still plenty of Simpsons trivia nights ahead this week.
Here’s the remaining schedule:
Sunday, May 27
Sine Irish Pub Arlington in Pentagon Row at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 29
Union Jack’s Bethesda in Bethesda at 8 p.m.
Union Jack’s Columbia in Columbia Town Center at 8 p.m.
Old Glory in Georgetown at 8 p.m.
Old Dominion Brewhouse in Mount Vernon Square at 7:30 p.m.
Growlers in Olde Town Gaithersburg at 8 p.m.
Public House No. 7 in Seven Corners at 8 p.m.
Limerick Pub in Downtown Wheaton at 8 p.m.
Trusty’s in East Hill at 8pm
Samuel Beckett’s in Shirlington at 7:30 p.m.
Irish Channel in Chinatown at 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 31
Rock & Roll Hotel in H Street Corridor at 7:30 p.m.
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