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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 / ... 95 episodes, 2005-2018
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Storyline

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 »

Also Known As:

Cash Cab US See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Lion Television See more »
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Trivia

Ben Bailey spent five years driving a livery cab before switching to comedy. 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 »

Quotes

Ben Bailey: There are over 13,000 cabs in New York City, but there is only one that pays you.
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Version of Cash Cab (2005) See more »

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Fun fun fun
26 February 2008 | by xredgarnetxSee all my reviews

CASH CAB is one the best TV shows on the air today. Unsuspecting passengers enter a NYC cab that turns out to be a game show, complete with driver/host Ben Bailey, who asks a series of general knowledge questions for money while on the way to their destination. If the passengers get three questions wrong, Bailey kicks them out on the spot, even if it's raining or snowing. But they can also win handsomely, and I have seen a set of very sharp passengers walk off with $3,000, a record for the show to date. The show is not dissimilar in its questions to ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER. Bailey is the perfect host and the show is tightly edited and a load of fun to pay along with. One odd thing: It is apparent that Bailey hands the winners funny money, and they are always shown walking off down the street or into a building, waving their funny money. But in fact, they are mailed checks, minus the tax. Makes sense to me, both from the tax view and safety. This is Noo Yawk, after all. Would you wave three grand in the air while walking down a NYC street? I wouldn't. All hail the Cash Cab!


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