Episode 3 - August 22|
When the sun goes down, Ben goes to work. Time for
another trip through the streets of Manhattan... at night.
First up... after Ben eats...
Passengers: Carlton, Sandy, Bob and Cabbie
Destination: 46th & Eighth, Don't Tell Mama's
The foursome sweep the first four for $50 and are
five for five when they reach their first red light...
RED LIGHT CHALLENGE:
this Red Light Challenge rewards calorie-conscious carousers. Name four of the
top five drinks on Forbes' list of the most fattening cocktails.
Pina coladas... Margaritas... Long Island iced
teas... and White Russians are good for $250 more, giving them $550 with 16
blocks to go. They need help with this for $650
$100: With its US headquarters in Redmond, WA,
what video game company is majority owner of the Seattle Mariners?
Time to make a call. Mobile Shoutout to...
Brandon, Carlton's godson. He goes with... Microsoft... Strike one! It was
Nintendo! Final $100 question...
$100: In 2007, an American tourist was
arrested for skinny-dipping in the fountain in front of what storied staircase
"The Steps..." "The Pope's Ascending
Staircase"... is wrong for strike two. It was the Spanish Steps. But they do
make it to Don't Tell Mama's with $1050! Give it to the birthday girl. But will
they continue the party in the cab, or are they taking the money and running?
"Take the money and run." Happy birthday, indeed,
courtesy the Discovery Channel.
Next, a couple...
Passengers: Kevin & Carmen
Destination: 14th & Ninth; Lotus
First question is good. Second...
$50: Also called a formicarium, what toy sold
by Uncle Milton Industries has taught kids about insect behavior for 50 years?
Time... runs out on "ant farm." Strike one! Next
$100: To help them adjust to the altitude,
travelers to the Andes frequently chew the leaves of what controversial plant?
They try marijuana... Strike two! Coca plant it
was. Two strikes and two blocks to go... They need a Mobile Shout on this...
$100: Meaning make-nine, what Chinese domino
game lends its name to a type of poker often found in Las Vegas casinos?
(C-Note: Gordon is screaming at the set right
now). Calling Carmen's friend Ellis... Dominoes... Strike three! It's Pai-Gow!
At least they've made it to their destination.
Next up, .. "Let's see what these people
Passengers: Pat, Kelly & Chris
Destination: 16th & Fifth, Chat & Chew
They sweep the $50 questions with 26 blocks to
go. And add another question and a stoplight and you get a...
RED LIGHT CHALLENGE:
This Red Light Challenge is for the cyber surfer in all of us. As determined by
a Nielsen Net ratings survey, name four of the five most widely used search
engines in the US.
Google, Yahoo!, Ask.com, and MSN are all good for
$250 more, giving them $550. The other one was AOL. Next...
$100: Usually associated with faux fried
chicken, what brand name is also funeral-industry slang for cremation?
No idea all around... Tofu? Strike one! It's
Shake-n-Bake. But they do make it to the Chat & Chew with $650. They're... going
for one more!
BONUS: This traditional dance takes center stage in Rio de Janeiro's annual
Carnivale. From a Central African word meaning belly-button-bump, what is the
name of this celebratory syncopated dance?
They go with samba... And that... is RIGHT for
$1300! Enough to chat and chew to their hearts' content.
Next up, 1G12 picks up...
Destination: Seventh & 17th, a cafeteria
He sweeps the first tier for $50 each with ten
blocks to do. Rick needs to call his son on this
$100: Consumed in a drinking game known as
Edward 40-Hands, what type of lager is too alcoholic to be considered beer in
Is it malt liquor? Got it for $100, putting him
at $300 with two blocks remaining.
$100: Designed by John von Bottoms, the
slip-on Chuck is an update of what company's classic sneaker?
"Hush puppy?" Nope, it's Converse! One block to
go and one strike. Last question is gotten for $400! He's going for double!
BONUS: Pictured here, the Pike Place Fish Market is for anyone with a fondness
for flinging flounder. One of the oldest farmer's markets in the US, this
tuna-tossing tourists' destination can be found in what seaside city
Rick's heard stories about this. He guesses
Seattle.... Right for $800! "Holy mackerel!"
Okay, enough fish jokes for one trip. Next
Passengers: Matt, Cassania, Adam, Jessie
Destination: 35th & Third, Jackson Hole
They're five for five when they go with...
$100: Literally meaning single stone in Greek,
what is the geologic term for a boulder of epic proportions?
"Meteor." Strike one! It's a monolith...
Maybe you should try a Mobile Shoutout...
$200: Often consisting of cognac, brandy, or
port, what is the after-dinner equivalent of an aperitif?
Come on, Uncle Ted. He goes with cordial....
Strike two! It's "digestif". Last question...
$200: Referring to its quiet rubber soles,
what athletic shoe brand introduced the word "sneakers" in a 1917 ad campaign?
They go with Balcony.... Nope, it's Keds. Third
strike in front of their destination.
Final fare of the night... at 1 in the morning
Passengers: Michael & Kyle
Destination: 52nd & Eighth.
First is a sweep for $200. Then another $100,
RED LIGHT CHALLENGE:
In this Red Light Challenge you can earn dough by knowing about dough. Name four
of the six best-selling varieties of donuts sold at Dunkin' Donuts.
Boston Kreme, glazed, chocolate glazed, and old
fashioned are good for $250, giving them $550. Other answers: jelly and
chocolate frosted. Seventeen blocks to go.
That leads to a perfect game and $1450! Michael
and Kyle decide... to take it home. And that's what they do... and that's what
we're going to do. I'm ready to go home now, Ben...