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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The player keeps answering questions trying not to get any wrong. If they get three incorrect answers, then the cab pulls over and they are dropped off wherever they are. They lose any money they would have won. The first four questions are worth $25 each, the next four questions are worth $50, and any question thereafter are worth $100. If a contestant has won more than $200 and the cab is forced to stop at a traffic light, the driver will start a Red Light Challenge. The driver will read a question that has multiple correct answers (usually five or more), and the passenger will then have 30 seconds to give a designated number of those answers (usually all five). Doing so is worth an additional $250 to the fare, and failure to answer the question will not count as a strike, so there is no risk. The passenger is allowed two "Shout-Outs" during the course of the trip, and each type can be used only once. The first type is the Mobile Shout-Out, in which the contestant is allotted a ... Written by Jeremy

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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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By the time filming began for the second season, more people were familiar with the show, and contestants often realized what was going on as soon as the signature ceiling lights and sirens went off. 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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Referenced in 30 Rock: When It Rains, It Pours (2010) See more »

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Love the show
30 January 2009 | by (Arlington, VA) – See all my reviews

There's not much I can add, but I to answer one question and simultaneously rebut another posting.

Part of the reason you have to wait for answer confirmation and why Ben seems so incredibly knowledgeable is that he is being fed the questions and answers via an earphone in his upstage (driver side window) ear. Every now and again, you can catch a glimpse of the cable going down the back of his neck.

However, the fact that he can drive in all kinds of weather and conditions, listen to his prompter, ask the questions and chat with the contestants is amazing.


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