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The Movie Trivia Schmoedown, formerly the Ultimate Schmoedown, is a movie trivia-based competition series currently airing on the Schmoedown Entertainment Network YouTube channel. The show is primarily hosted by the Schmoes Know, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis.

Production History

The Movie Trivia Schmoedown was created by Schmoes Know's Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis. It began as a singles match between JTE and Cobbster, and blossomed into a 16 week tournament, called the Ultimate Schmoedown. The idea was to have a WWE style entertainment paired with a movie trivia contest. This made the Ultimate Schmoedown that much more fun and entertaining as contestants had costumed entrances with theme scores playing in the background that would match their costume, personality, style of fighting, or all of the above.

In 2015 the Movie Trivia Schmoedown was still a Schmoes Know production, airing on the Schmoes Know Movies Show. This year's Ultimate Schmoedown tournament was a team-tournament, where teams from other podcasts and shows competed against teams from the Schmoes Know crew.

It wasn't until 2016 when Schmoes Know officially merged with Collider Videos that the Movie Trivia Schmoedown turned into what it is today. The Movie Trivia Schmoedown now gathers fans from all around social media where fans can see contestants trash talk on Twitter, and participate in the official Movie Trivia Schmoedown Facebook Fan Group dedicated to the show where contestants themselves are also known to interact with the fans of the show and even with each other.

In 2019, the show moved back to the Schmoes Know channel, now known as Schmoedown Entertainment Network (SEN).

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Schmoedown to turn virtual. This new format, while different, has garnered intense competition.

Format

Current Singles Format

ROUND ONE 8 questions, all worth 1 point are asked to both competitors. The competitors will answer the question by writing their answers on the whiteboards in 15 seconds. If the competitor doesn’t get the answer right, no points will be awarded.

ROUND TWO Each competitor will spin a wheel with 12 categories listed. If the competitor does not want to answer from the first category spun, he or she may spin again (unless the first spin is Opponent's Choice). If he or she spins a second time, the category on which the spinner lands must be used (if a competitor who is the second to spin lands on the category from which the first competitor answered, he or she must spin again (the original spin does not count as a spin)). Each competitor gets four questions with each question weighted two points. Multiple choice is available but the answer will reduce the value to one point. If a competitor makes an incorrect guess their opponent may steal the question if they know the answer. If no multiple choice is offered, the opponent will not be able to utilize multiple choice. The opponent will be awarded two points if they steal and answer without multiple choice and one point if they steal and answer the multiple choice.

ROUND THREE Each competitor will get three questions from a random selection of categories. Question number one is weighted two points. Question number two is worth three points. Question number three is worth five points. No stealing allowed.

SUDDEN DEATH In the event of a sudden death, they proceed much like round one. Each player gets 1 JTE Rule and one challenge. 1 point questions are asked and must be written down in 15 seconds. At the end of a question, if a player is winning, they win. If not, another question is asked.

Current Teams Format

ROUND ONE 8 questions are asked to all competitors, 1 point is awarded for a correct answer by each individual (teams can score up to two points per question). The competitors will answer the questions individually by writing their answers on the whiteboards in as little time as possible before getting a 5 second countdown. If the competitor doesn’t get the answer right, no points will be awarded. No conferring is allowed between team members.

ROUND TWO Competitors will spin the wheel, just like in Singles play. Each team gets six questions with each question weighted two points. Multiple choice is available but the answer will reduce the value to one point. If a team makes an incorrect guess their opponents may steal the question if they know the answer. If no multiple choice is offered, the opponents will not be able to utilize multiple choice. The opponents will be awarded two points if they steal and answer without multiple choice and one point if they steal and answer the multiple choice. Team members are allowed to confer on all questions.

ROUND THREE Each team will get three questions from a random selection of categories. Question number one is weighted two points and must be answered individually by one team member. Question number two is worth three points and must be answered individually by the team member who didn't answer question number one. Question number three is worth five points and the team is allowed to confer. No stealing allowed.

SUDDEN DEATH In the event of a sudden death, they proceed much like round one. Each team gets 1 JTE Rule and one challenge. 1 point questions are asked and must be written down in 15 seconds. At the end of a question, if a team is winning, they win. If not, another question is asked.

Current Innergeekdom Format

ROUND ONE 10 questions, all worth 1 point are asked to both competitors. The competitors will answer the question by writing their answers on the whiteboards in as little time as possible before getting a 5 second countdown. If the competitor doesn’t get the answer right, no points will be awarded.

ROUND TWO Each competitor will spin a wheel with 12 categories listed. If the competitor does not want to answer from the first category spun, he or she may spin again (unless the first spin is Opponent's Choice). If he or she spins a second time, the category on which the spinner lands must be used (if a competitor who is the second to spin lands on the category from which the first competitor answered, he or she must spin again (the original spin does not count as a spin)). Each competitor gets five questions with each question weighted two points. Multiple choice is available but the answer will reduce the value to one point. If a competitor makes an incorrect guess their opponent may steal the question if they know the answer. If no multiple choice is offered, the opponent will not be able to utilize multiple choice. The opponent will be awarded two points if they steal and answer without multiple choice and one point if they steal and answer the multiple choice.

ROUND THREE Each competitor will get three questions from a random selection of categories. Question number one is weighted two points. Question number two is worth three points. Question number three is worth five points. No stealing allowed.

SUDDEN DEATH In the event of a sudden death, they proceed much like round one. Each team gets 1 JTE Rule and one challenge. 1 point questions are asked and must be written down in 15 seconds. At the end of a question, if a team is winning, they win. If not, another question is asked.

Current Star Wars Format

ROUND ONE 10 questions, all worth 1 point are asked to both competitors. The competitors will answer the question by writing their answers on the whiteboards in as little time as possible before getting a 5 second countdown. If the competitor doesn’t get the answer right, no points will be awarded.

ROUND TWO Each competitor will spin a wheel with 12 categories listed. If the competitor does not want to answer from the first category spun, he or she may spin again (unless the first spin is Opponent's Choice). If he or she spins a second time, the category on which the spinner lands must be used (if a competitor who is the second to spin lands on the category from which the first competitor answered, he or she must spin again (the original spin does not count as a spin)). Each competitor gets five questions with each question weighted two points. Multiple choice is available but the answer will reduce the value to one point. If a competitor makes an incorrect guess their opponent may steal the question if they know the answer. If no multiple choice is offered, the opponent will not be able to utilize multiple choice. The opponent will be awarded two points if they steal and answer without multiple choice and one point if they steal and answer the multiple choice.

ROUND THREE Each competitor will get three questions from a random selection of categories. Question number one is weighted two points. Question number two is worth three points. Question number three is worth five points. No stealing allowed.

SUDDEN DEATH In the event of a sudden death, they proceed much like round one. Each team gets 1 JTE Rule and one challenge. 1 point questions are asked and must be written down in 15 seconds. At the end of a question, if a team is winning, they win. If not, another question is asked.

Perfect Round

Beginning in Season 4, if someone manages to get all of the questions correct in Round 1 they will receive a bonus question worth 1 point for themselves or their team and must be said into the microphone. If two or more players get a perfect round they will write it down on their whiteboards.

Other Rules

Each player or team gets 3 uses of the JTE rule. This allows them to have a question repeated if they don't understand it or need more time to think. This repeat starts over the 15 second countdown.

Each player or team also has 1 challenge. They can challenge a question or answer as they see fit. If a challenge occurs, the judges will confer and make a decision. If your challenge is upheld you keep your challenge. If you lose the challenge, it is gone and you cannot make another challenge this match.

2014 Season

See: 2014 Ultimate Schmoedown

2015 Season

See: 2015 Ultimate Schmoedown

2016 Season

See: Season 3

2017 Season

See: Season 4

2018 Season

See: Season 5

2019 Season

See: Season 6

2020 Season

See: Season 7

2021 Season

See: Season 8

Title Match History

Singles

Match No. Date of Match Belt Holder Challenger(s) Final Score Outcome
1. October 23, 2014 None Mark Reilly vs. Josh Macuga 14 - 12 Reilly claims the belt
2. April 29, 2016 Mark Reilly JTE 17 - 7 Reilly defends the belt
3. July 8, 2016 Mark Reilly Dan Murrell 15 -18 Murrell claims the belt
4. August 26, 2016 Dan Murrell Clarke Wolfe 11 - 4 Murrell defends the belt
5. December 23, 2016 Dan Murrell Mark Ellis 23 - 20 Murrell defends the belt
6. February 17, 2017 Dan Murrell John Rocha 20 - 21 Rocha claims the belt
7. April 21, 2017 John Rocha Mark Reilly 16 - 18 Reilly reclaims the belt
8. July 7, 2017 Mark Reilly Dan Murrell 26 - 22 - 13 Murrell reclaims the belt
John Rocha
9. July 7, 2017 Dan Murrell Samm Levine 26 - 23 Murrell defends the belt
10. September 15, 2017 Dan Murrell Kristian Harloff 13 - 14 Harloff claims the belt
11. December 22, 2017 Kristian Harloff Samm Levine 7 - 15 Levine claims the belt
12. March 6, 2018 Samm Levine Rachel Cushing 22 - 21 Levine defends the belt
13. May 18, 2018 Samm Levine Clarke Wolfe 19 - 18 Levine defends the belt
14. August 21, 2018 None Marc Andreyko vs. William Bibbiani 18 - 19 Bibbiani claims the belt
15. October 26, 2018 William Bibbiani John Rocha 18 - 23 Rocha reclaims the belt
16. December 21, 2018 John Rocha Ethan Erwin 17 - 20 Erwin claims the belt
17. February 1, 2019 Ethan Erwin Dan Murrell 23 - 25 Murrell reclaims the belt
18. May 3, 2019 Dan Murrell William Bibbiani 17 - 14 Murrell defends the belt
19. July 19, 2019 Dan Murrell Paul Oyama 19 - 20 Oyama claims the belt
20. September 6, 2019 Paul Oyama Jeff Sneider 16 - 15 Oyama defends the belt
21. December 17, 2019 Paul Oyama Ben Bateman 3 - 16 Bateman claims the belt
22. March 6, 2020 Ben Bateman Dan Murrell 26 - 27 Murrell reclaims the belt
23. August 14, 2020 Dan Murrell Ethan Erwin 32 - 31 Murrell defends the belt
24. September 11, 2020 Dan Murrell Ben Bateman 29 - 28 Murrell defends the belt
25. December 12, 2020 Dan Murrell Adam Collins 38 - 39 Collins claims the belt
26. April 9, 2021 Adam Collins Dan Murrell 32 - 35 Murrell reclaims the belt
27. August 6, 2021 Dan Murrell Ethan Erwin
28. TBA TBD Marisol McKee

Title Reigns

Champion Reign Date won Successful

Defenses

Days Held
Mark Reilly 1 10/23/14 1 624*
Dan Murrell 1 7/8/16 2 224
John Rocha 1 2/17/17 0 73
Mark Reilly 2 4/21/17 0 77
Dan Murrell 2 7/7/17 1 70
Kristian Harloff 1 9/15/17 0 98
Samm Levine 1 12/22/17 2 207
William Bibbiani 1 8/21/18 0 66
John Rocha 2 10/26/18 0 56
Ethan Erwin 1 12/21/18 0 42
Dan Murrell 3 2/1/19 1 168
Paul Oyama 1 7/19/19 1 147
Ben Bateman 1 12/17/19 0 81
Dan Murrell 4 3/6/20 2 275
Adam Collins 1 12/12/20 0 119
Dan Murrell 5 4/9/21 0 114+

*Reilly's first defense was 553 days after he won

+As of 7/31/21

Teams

Match No. Date of Match Belt Holder Challenger(s) Final Score Outcome
1. May 6, 2016 None Schmoes vs. Team B.O.B. 26 - 23 Schmoes claims the belts
2. October 25, 2016 Schmoes Top 10 8 - 19 Top 10 claims the belts
3. December 23, 2016 Top 10 Patriots 17 - 18 Patriots claims the belts
4. February 14, 2017 Patriots Team Trek 28 - 27 Patriots defends the belts
5. May 9, 2017 Patriots Wolves of Steel 26 - 25 Patriots defends the belts
6. July 4, 2017 Patriots Top 10 27 - 20 Patriots defends the belts
7. August 11, 2017 Patriots Modok 33 - 32 Patriots defends the belts
8. December 22, 2017 Patriots Above the Line 33 - 32 Patriots defends the belts
9. March 9, 2018 Patriots Top 10 28 - 15 Patriots defends the belts
10. May 15, 2018 Patriots Above the Line 31 - 35 Above the Line the claims belts
11. July 13, 2018 Above the Line Patriots 57 - 48 Above the Line defends the belts
12. August 24, 2018 None Shirewolves vs. Sick in the Head 29 - 18 Shirewolves claims the belts
13. December 21, 2018 Shirewolves Who's the Boss 34 - 31 Shirewolves defends the belts
14. March 21, 2019 Shirewolves Critically Acclaimed 35 - 33 Shirewolves defends the belts
15. May 31, 2019 Shirewolves The Odd Couple 22 - 25 The Odd Couple claims the belts
16. June 28, 2019 The Odd Couple Shirewolves 30 - 33 Shirewolves reclaims the belts
17. August 29, 2019 Shirewolves KOrruption 32 - 36 KOrruption claims the belts
18. October 25, 2019 KOrruption Founding Fathers 31 - 33 Founding Fathers claims the belts
19. December 17, 2019 Founding Fathers Shazam 31 - 30 Founding Fathers defends the belts
20. August 21, 2020 Founding Fathers KOrruption 41 - 44 KOrruption reclaims the belts
21. October 16, 2020 KOrruption Shazam 38 - 39 Shazam claims the belts
22. December 12, 2020 Shazam The Odd Couple 40 - 41 The Odd Couple reclaims the belts
23. May 28, 2021 None Jeff Sneider & Jeannine Brice vs. Shazam 48 - 53 Shazam reclaims the belts
24. July 31, 2021 Shazam KOrruption 51 - 50 Shazam defends the belts

Title Reigns

Champions Reign Date won Succesful

Defenses

Days Held
Schmoes 1 5/6/16 0 162
Top Ten 1 10/25/16 0 59
The Patriots 1 12/23/16 6 508
Above the Line 1 5/15/18 1 63
Shirewolves 1 8/24/18 2 280
The Odd Couple 1 5/31/19 0 29
Shirewolves 2 6/28/19 0 62
KOrruption 1 8/29/19 0 58
Founding Fathers 1 10/25/19 1 296
KOrruption 2 8/21/20 0 57
Shazam 1 10/16/20 0 58
The Odd Couple 2 12/12/20 0 162
Shazam 2 5/28/21 1 65+

+As of 7/31/21

Innergeekdom Championship

Match No. Date of Match Belt Holder Challenger(s) Final Score Outcome
1. December 23,

2016

None N/A 5th-Ashley V. Robinson

4th-Jeremy Jahns

3rd-John Campea

2nd-Hector Navarro

Burnett claims the belt

2. February 10, 2017 Robert Meyer Burnett Hector Navarro 18 - 20 Navarro claims the belt
3. July 7, 2017 Hector Navarro Jeremy Jahns 29 - 26 Navarro defends the belt
4. December 22, 2017 Hector Navarro Jason Inman 23 - 24 Inman claims the belt
5. April 24, 2018 Jason Inman Mark Donica 19 - 16 Inman defends the belt
6. September 14, 2018 Jason Inman Mara Knopic 20 - 21 Knopic claims the belt
7. December 21, 2018 Mara Knopic Mike Kalinowski 25 - 26 Kalinowski claims the belt
8. March 1, 2019 Mike Kalinowski Rachel Cushing 30 - 31 Cushing claims the belt
9. July 26, 2019 Rachel Cushing Mike Kalinowski 25 - 26 Kalinowski reclaims the belt
10. December 17, 2019 Mike Kalinowski Kevin Smets 18 - 29 Smets claims the belt
11. August 7, 2020 Kevin Smets Chandru Dhandapani 33 - 35 Dhandapani claims the belt
12. December 12, 2020 Chandru Dhandapani Chance Ellison 30 - 28 Dhandapani defends the belt
13. February 19, 2021 Chandru Dhandapani Mara Knopic 36 - 38 Knopic reclaims the belt
14. May 21, 2021 Mara Knopic Mike Kalinowski 32 - 33 Kalinowski reclaims the belt
15. TBA Mike Kalinowski Chandru Dhandapani
16. TBA TBD Amaru Moses

Title Reigns

Champion Reign Date won Successful

Defenses

Days Held
Robert Meyer Burnett 1 12/23/16 0 49
Hector Navarro 1 2/10/17 1 315
Jason Inman 1 12/22/17 1 266
Mara Knopic 1 9/14/18 0 98
Mike Kalinowski 1 12/21/18 0 70
Rachel Cushing 1 3/1/19 0 148
Mike Kalinowski 2 7/26/19 0 140
Kevin Smets 1 12/17/19 0 235
Chandru Dhandapani 1 8/7/20 1 196
Mara Knopic 2 2/19/21 0 92
Mike Kalinowski 3 5/21/21 0 72+

+As of 7/31/21

Star Wars Championship

Match No. Date of Match Belt Holder Challenger(s) Final Score Outcome
1. April 15, 2017 None 34 - 10 - 27 - 33 - 24 5th-Jenny Nicholson

4th-Sam Witwer

3rd-Jeremy Jahns

2nd-John Campea

Napzok claims belt

2. December 22, 2017 Ken Napzok Sam Witwer 46 - 47 Witwer claims the belt
3. July 13, 2018 None Alex Damon vs. Bruce Greene 25 - 3 Damon claims the belt
4. December 21, 2018 Alex Damon Ken Napzok 27 - 25 Damon defends the belt
5. April 19, 2019 Alex Damon Joseph Scrimshaw 33 - 29 Damon defends the belt
6. December 17, 2019 Alex Damon Laura Kelly 29 - 28 Damon defends the belt
7. December 12, 2020 Alex Damon Andres Cabrera 32 - 24 Damon defends the belt
8. March 19, 2021 Alex Damon Andrew Dimalanta 50 - 51 Dimalanta claims the belt
9. May 7, 2021 Andrew Dimalanta Alex Damon 38 - 37 Dimalanta defends the belt
10. July 31, 2021 Andrew Dimalanta Laura Kelly 37 - 34 Dimalanta defends the belt
11. TBD Andrew Dimalanta Thomas Harper

Title Reigns

Champion Reign Date won Successful

Defenses

Days Held
Ken Napzok 1 4/15/17 0 251
Sam Witwer 1 12/22/17 0 201
Alex Damon 1 7/13/18 4 974
Andrew Dimalanta 1 3/19/21 2 135+

+As of 7/31/21

Rankings

See: Rankings