February 07, 2014

Fabby Cash Cabbie

The older I'm getting, the easier pleased I seem to be.  I don't usually enjoy the same TV shows as him, but The Cheaper Half introduced me to this zany American quiz show called Cash Cab.  It consists of random public requiring a ride, so enter the taxi where suddenly the roof above them bursts into lights and chimes.   The host/driver (Ben Bailey) duly invites them to answer general knowledge questions en route to their destination -  which are mostly a minimum of 10 blocks away.  

Winnings go up the harder the question ( $50, $100, $200, amounts ) and you can call a friend to help with an answer, or even shout out the cab and ask a passing pedestrian to help.  If all goes well you are offered double or nothing (if you are still in the game at your destination )  all pending on a video clip question but most just take the money and eff off!   During all this, you are allowed 3 wrong answers, a wrong 4th means you get chucked out the cab there and then, putting some OTT whoopers' gas at a peep! At best you're a good few hundred dollars up, at worst you get a free taxi ride lest you still have the remainder of your journey to see out! 

Any possible British who are suckers for mad format and  haven't seen it yet, it's on Quest TV every morning @ 7am.  My only complaint is that Ben the driver happily hands THEM money and no one thinks about tipping the poor guy as they exit!  Ah, well, he doesn't seem to mind.  The most we hold out hope on from our taxi driver is that he doesn't fart out last night's lager, chips and curry sauce before our destination.



Gee, I dunno. I'll be posting recipes next!

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8 comments:

Jenny Woolf said...

Help I'd be out of the cab in 5 minutes. I couldn't answer all those questions!
I can see how it could be compulsive, though

Kathe W. said...

oh this is wonderful- and gee whiz I'd be sharing my winnings with the cabbie!

Rob From Amersfoort said...

I hardly know any answers but I admire his driving skills.

Jon said...

Believe it or not, I enjoy watching Cash Cab! I'm surprised that it's on TV way over there in Scotland.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I have a friend who's absolutely obsessed with this show LOL

Geo. said...

Enjoyed the link and vid. Great quiz show format but I'm a bit embarrassed that I'd never heard of it before. What fun!

Kim @ This Belle Rocks said...

I used to watch that show! I have no idea when and where it's on in the States now, but I always thought I should be on it, haha! That and jeopardy.

Rick Watson said...

I've never seen that show but it looks like a hoot.