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Ca$h Cab 

Contestants unknowingly climb into a cab and try to win money by answering questions correctly on the way to their desired location.

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Ben Bailey ...  Himself / ... 96 episodes, 2005-2018
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In this offbeat game show, players picked up in the Cash Cab have to answer trivia questions with mounting cash values before they reach their destination in order to win. If a player answers incorrectly three times, he is kicked out of the cab without any money. Help options include a Mobile Shout-Out (phone call) and Street Shout-Out (asking a stranger on the street). Once the player reaches his destination, he can leave the cab with his winnings, if any, or risk them on a more difficult question. A correct final answer doubles his winnings; an incorrect answer means he leaves the cab with no money at all. Comic Ben Bailey takes the cab's wheel as host. Written by Jwelch5742

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There are over 13,000 cabs in new york city, but there is only one that pays you! See more »


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Official Sites:

Discovery Channel

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2005 (USA) See more »

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Cash Cab US See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Lion Television See more »
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Trivia

Although contestants are shown leaving the cab with cash in hand, they are actually sent a check in the mail. See more »

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On the map that tracks the cab's progress, "42ND" Street is sometimes shown as "42TH" Street. See more »

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Ben Bailey: There are over 13,000 cabs in New York City, but there is only one that pays you.
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Featured in Parenthood: Taking the Leap (2011) See more »

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What a great ride! Good, clean FUN!
27 June 2006 | by lirving-1See all my reviews

When described as a "game show taking place in a NYC cab", it doesn't sound all that interesting...maybe downright weak. However, this show manages to take a completely mundane act -- getting a cab ride -- and turn it into a really fun, exciting, and sometimes extremely funny show! The first four "general knowledge questions" of each cab ride are worth only $25 each, which is paltry by today's game show standards. But that's part of what makes it so charming; the answers are actually facts that common people often actually know! (Thus, the low-scale payout of only $25.) Everyone enjoys being right, and they get more and more pumped as the ride goes toward their destination. Questions eventually go up in value and in difficulty. And then there's the ever-popular "Red Light Challenge," which I won't spoil by describing. The only thing to watch out for is the "three strikes and you're out!" rule, and it is completely enforced! Thankfully, contestants have one mobile shout-out (cell phone provided) and one street shout-out (ask a stranger right out of your cab window!). Both are fun, and often helpful. Anyway, my 12-year-old LOVES this show, and part of it is because she can answer some questions herself, much like the first few questions of the "Millionaire" game show. The questions are reasonable (and even educational) and the reaction of the cab riders is almost always amusing -- wouldn't YOU be incredulous to find yourself on a game show just because you hailed a cab? Add to that the fact that Ben Bailey's facial expressions are often hilarious. All in all, it has become our family's absolute favorite show. As Ben would say, "So whaddaya say? You in?"


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