Video Of The Week - New York's Cash Cab


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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

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  • Kus KusMonday, May 20, 2013 at 5:38 pm
    wow i want to but i like it but yea so hey
    • jessie29023
      jessie29023Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 12:40 pm
      i saw that on the tv the other day
      • swirlylollypops
        swirlylollypopsFriday, January 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm
        i like the canadian version better....
        • L. NoahMonday, November 14, 2011 at 6:22 am
          I hope i get in a cash cab, if i fail i would just steal the money from him and run off with it without him noticing :D
          • FaithSunday, February 27, 2011 at 12:48 pm
            I wudn't want to be the one who got three questions wrong.that wud b EMBERISING!!!!!!!!!!
            • makennaSunday, November 8, 2009 at 9:50 am
              omg thats cooooooooooooooollllll
              • zeyiSunday, November 8, 2009 at 9:38 am
                ninjas atack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                • AnnoyingBOBtjWednesday, November 4, 2009 at 1:09 am
                  How do you guys be picked to go on TV? Most of you probably were "just a small town girl, we're gonna break the world, yeah"!
                  • star for lifeTuesday, October 27, 2009 at 10:54 pm
                    wow this is c00l show
                    • supperstar100Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 4:28 am
                      i love that show the first time i saw that show i think that it was the best show i saw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!