Episode 4 - August 29|
When the sun goes down, Ben goes to work. Time for
another trip through the streets of Manhattan... at night.
Passengers: David & Helen
Destination: Jeremy's Ale House; Seaport on Pearl St.
The married couple sweeps the $50 tier. Then came
$100: What famed New Mexican artist flatly
denied that her paintings of flowers symbolized female anatomy?
They blank out on Georgia O'Keefe. Strike one!
But they get a red light, so that's a...
RED LIGHT CHALLENGE:
In April 2007, the first Democratic Presidential Debate featured a crowded field
of eight candidate. Name five of these Democratic hopefuls.
Hillary Clinton... Barack Obama... John
Edwards... Dodd... and Kuck... Kulic... Kucinich! That's another $250 for $550
total! The other answers: Joe Biden, Bill Richardson, and Mike Gravel.
They need a Street Shoutout on this...
$100: Until 2006, what DC area office building
featured a snack bar called "The Ground Zero Cafe"?
We stop off at Tribeca for a shot at it. They can
only think of "the Smithsonian"... They go with the Pentagon... and that's right
for $100 for $650. Then it's time for the big league questions...
$200: What ruthless three-player variety of
pool is also known as elimination or screw-your-buddy?
Mobile Shoutout to Steve Boyer. This will be the
final question. "Snooker." ... Strike two! It was cut-throat, but the good news
is that Discovery is cutting them a check for $950!
OR... they can take a Video Bonus for double.
They take the money and split.
Next, a couple of ladies... and one of New York's
Finest knocking on the window. Clearly a fan.
Passengers: Meredith & Melissa
Destination: Mo Pitken's, 2nd & A
The ladies sweep the lower tier.
$100: Anchored by the Neonopolis, the Fremont
Street Experience is an open-air mall aimed at revitalizing what city's downtown
Annapolis... is wrong. It was Las Vegas for
$100: In a 2006 interview with GQ, what
nourishing organ did Tom Cruise vow to eat after the birth of his daughter?
Uterus... is wrong. It was the placenta for
$100: Derailing is a recently-coined term that
refers to the self-destructing practice of doing what while inebriated?
Calling Melissa's boyfriend Cliff... He has no
answer. Killing other people... Ouch, strike three. It's e-mailing. Which
means... what the hell are you two still doing in my cab?
Next up, a singleton.
Destination: Bowery & 2nd, his domicile
Dan sweeps the first tier for $200.
$100: Accused of perpetuating Asian
stereotypes, Ming the Merciless is the villainous nemesis of what classic comic
"Charlie Chan." Try "Flash Gordon". That's strike
one. He's got $500 going into the top tier.
$200: Premiering in 1974, what kitschy TV show
for kids introduced the words "Sleestak" and "Pakuni" into the American
It wasn't HR Pufnstuf, but it was from the same
guys. It was "Land of the Lost". One more question for $700 or nothing...
$200: In gambling, what kind of bet links
together two or more individual wagers and requires each of those wagers to be
Mobile Shoutout! Calling Dan's brother David...
"Parlay"... is right for $700! Now is Dan taking that home or is he sticking
around for a Video Bonus? He's... taking the money. Don't blame him.
Next up, "three folks that are in for a
Passenger: John, Jennifer & Tom
Destination: 46th & 3rd; Sparky's.
First tier is nothing. They have $200. And
they're stuck at $300, which means...
RED LIGHT CHALLENGE:
Yum! Brands is a Fortune 500 company that operates six fast-food franchises in
the United States. Name four of the six Yum! brands.
KFC.. Taco Bell... Pizza Hut... and out of time!
They were missing Long John Silvers, A&W, and Wing Street. Three gets you
nothing. On we go...
$100: Once known as "the Bible of Hip-Hop",
what magazine has struggled in the wake of its public feuds with Eminem and 50
We're calling up Allison on this. "Vibe"? Strike
one! It was Source. Thanks for nothing, Allison. The good news is that they make
it to their destination with $500. Will they go for double? They're going for
BONUS: This traditional Indian stringed instrument has been co-opted by bands
including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Metallica. Often made of teak,
deer horns, and pumpkin gourds, what is the name of this influential import from
"Would that be a sitar?" That WOULD be a sitar!
That would be $1000!
Destination: 83rd & Third.
Street Shoutout to start!
$50: The bane of any dentist, what brand of
Willy Wonka candy is basically just sugar in a straw?
Ben stops at Midtown East. "Pixy Stix"... right
for $50! He then goes seven for seven until....
RED LIGHT CHALLENGE:
Skate away with $250 by naming five of the six countries that have won an
Olympic gold medal in men's ice hockey.
Russia... Canada... USA... Czech Republic... and
Britain makes five for $750 with seven blocks to go!
$100: In a clever play-on-words, what famed
American jet manufacturer named his daughter Shanda?
Mobile Shoutout! Jason, speak! This is for the
game... Leer... is right for $850! Are we playing the Video? We're playing the
Video! Good luck!
BONUS: Due to its unusual facade, this LA building has been compared to "supersized
fries" and "Medusa on a bad-hair day". Designed by Frank Gehry, what is the name
of this recent edition to the Los Angeles skyline?
Is it an opera house? No. It's the Disney Concert
Hall. C'est la vie. At least we're here, right?
Final fare for 1G12.
Passengers: Brian & John
Destination: John Street Bar & Grill
$50: Turning amphibians into roadkill since
1981, what arcade game spawned an unofficial spinoff called "Ribbit!"
Something with a frog... "Donkey Kong" had a
monkey. It was "Frogger". One strike...
$100: Unrelated to shoe size, what
eco-friendly term refers to a person's environmental impact as determined by CO2
Carbon Monoxide... Strike two! It was "carbon
output." The good news is that they have $350 and one red light...
RED LIGHT CHALLENGE:
According to a recent study published by the Journal for Adolescent Health, what
five body parts are American teens most likely to get pierced?
Ears... nose... tongues... belly button... and
eyebrow are good for $600... And they're there! They're winners! But are they
big winners? Nope. They're taking the cash.
And watch for the Crazy Pages when in New York.
Okay, Ben, get us outta here.