Ca$h Cab (2005– )

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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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Cash Cab US  »

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


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


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: Dance Like Nobody's Watching (2012) See more »

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Maybe the best straight quiz show ever
6 May 2009 | by (West Chester, Pa) – See all my reviews

In terms of straight quiz shows, Cash Cab may be the best ever. Unsuspecting New York City taxi riders find themselves contestants on a game show within their own cab, asked questions until they reach their destination. If they get three wrong before they get there they have to exit the taxi. Your taxi driver/host Ben Bailey is the key to the show, with helpful real-life background as both a limo driver and comic. He obviously has fun playing the game with the riders and enjoys their company in an honest and un-condescending way. He's also a very sharp guy with a quick wit. The game is a lot of fun, the questions are really pretty hard after the first $50 category, fortunately the folks they get in the cab are usually pretty smart. Enjoy!

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