Video Of The Week - New York's Cash Cab


211 Words 2-Minute Listen

The next time you hail one of the 1,300 cabs in New York city, cross your fingers that it's the Cash Cab - For it could make you a star! That's because the taxi is the setting for a Discovery Channel mobile quiz television show, aired under the same name.

As soon as customers get into the otherwise normal-looking cab, they are greeted with flashing lights inviting them to become participants of Cash Cab! If they agree, the taxi driver, who happens to be veteran television star, Ben Bailey will explain the rules.

While being driven to their destination, he asks some general knowledge questions. For every right answer, the customer earns between $25 - $100 USD. If stumped on a question, they are allowed two lifelines, where they can ask someone they know or any stranger on the street.

The catch? If during the entire time, the customer gets three questions wrong, they will be tossed out of the cab and have to find alternate transportation.

The entirely spontaneous setting makes for a great television show that is aired daily on Discovery Channel from 9 -10.30 in the morning and again from 5 - 6.30 in the evening. The episodes can also be viewed on the company's website at

Cite Article
  • ZachMonday, September 24, 2018 at 8:15 am
    that looks fun
    • babygirl24Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 6:41 am
      awsome i've been aprt of one i won 12000 dollers
      • peacheslarue
        peacheslarueMonday, November 17, 2014 at 5:08 pm
        Im up for a ride in the CASH CAB!
        • jeepguy
          jeepguyFriday, March 31, 2017 at 9:48 am
          Me to
        • happypug12
          happypug12Monday, November 17, 2014 at 8:34 am
          I watched Cash Cab on TV once, and it was cool.
          • werdioWednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:29 am
            i LOVE this show!!!!!!!
            • rainbowunicorn
              rainbowunicornThursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:26 pm
              I want to do that
              • susie
                susieThursday, December 19, 2013 at 3:01 pm
                i've seen that show!!
                • sillyfaceTuesday, October 15, 2013 at 10:40 am
                  wow thats crazy!!!!!!!
                  • PandsLuvr101Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 1:41 pm
                    i knew all the answers!
                    • BlobcatMonday, June 17, 2013 at 7:02 pm
                      I dont get it