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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Cast

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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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Unsuspecting taxi passengers hail a cab and suddenly find themselves on a TV game show. See more »


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TV-PG
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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 »

Goofs

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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Connections

Version of Taxi girl (2006) See more »

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Fun. Simply Fun. Doesn't get much better than this.
20 June 2007 | by my-dog2See all my reviews

If you're tired of all those game shows where contestants need to hold their breath, eat disgusting food or walk on a tight-rope suspended across two skyscrapers - look no further. This game show is incredibly entertaining for a premise that doesn't leave the taxi cab. Almost all contestants put a positive, amusing and all around good-natured spin onto things. The host himself is very funny and even if someone gets a question wrong or loses completely, it doesn't feel like a real loss. The trivia is actually really interesting, and you'll often find yourself saying to the screen, "it's _____!" Maybe it's just me. Oh well. Consider it evident on how much this show pumps you up.

In short, this game show is the first in a long time that's brought a genuine smile to my face. If you're flipping through channels and come across this, it's worth a try.


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