When the sun goes down, Ben goes to work. Time for
another trip through the streets of Manhattan... at night.
First up... A threesome... And the Handsome Cash
Passengers: David, Ben & Daniela
Destination: 81st & Amsterdam; Jake's Dilemma.
Halfway there, and they sweep the
$50s. They have $300... and we're at a red light...
RED LIGHT CHALLENGE:
With the 2007 release of "Leopard", Macintosh would have named six of its
operating systems after big cats. Name four of the five other feline-inspired
Tiger... Panther... Puma...
and Cheetah are good for $550. The other: Jaguar. They sweep the $100s
for a perfect game and $850. But will they take it or go for double on
the Video Bonus?
They're going for it!
BONUS: As this ant takes a breather on
a wide expanse of leaf, we can examine that its body consists of the head, the
abdomen, and the articulated area in between. Meaning "breast-plate" in Greek,
what is the middle segment of its body called?
They go with thorax...
CORRECT for $1700!
Next, a couple of dudes...
Passengers: Tommy & Mitchell
Destination: Maritime Hotel.
$50: What synonym for "ladies'
man" originated as a term for a domesticated animal kept exclusively for
They think about "stallion"... and
that's a breed of "STUD".
$100: Founded by Benny Binyon,
what Las Vegas casino hosted the World Series of Poker for 30 years?
They go with Golden Nugget... but it
was the Golden Nugget. Strike two. The good news is that they have $350 in time
RED LIGHT CHALLENGE:
Surfing the Internet has become an American addiction. As of 2007, name four of
the five web browsers most commonly used in the US to feed this addiction.
Mozilla... IE... Safari...
Netscape! Good for $600! They hang on to win $700. And they're outta
here with that money.
Passengers: Patricia & Dave.
Destination: 16th & Union Square; Union Square Cafe.
They sweep the lower tier
$100: Also known as lapidation,
what primitive form of capital punishment is still used under Islamic sharia
Water torture? No, it's stoning.
Dave needs to call this...
$100: Holding up to 24 ounces, an
oversized can of beer is commonly referred to by what two-word name?
Dave's friend Jim says...
nothing. Take a guess with "Magnums"... Nope. A "tall boy" is right.
$200: While the larger claw of
the lobster is called "the crusher", the punier one shares its name with what
Street Shoutout at the destination,
so this is all for nothing... Fifteen seconds and they can't come up with
nothing. Is it the hammer? NO! Sorry. At least you're here. It was the pincer.
Ben gets dinner, and starts the second half
Passengers: Chris & Collin
Destination: 46th between Eighth & Ninth; Don't Tell Mama's
First three gotten, but
here's the fourth..
$50: Featuring a neon
clown in its marquee, what Las Vegas casino is home to the largest
permanent big top in the world?
They go with Caesars... but
it was Circus Circus. Strike one with $150.
$100: What is the term for the
pint-sized digital images that pop up when a person searches the Internet for
Mobile Shoutout to Tito.
"Thumbnails"... CORRECT for $250.
$100: Synonymous with living
large, what SUV has had the highest rate of insurance rate theft claims four
years in a row.
Hummer... strike two! It was
the Cadillac Escalade.
$100: A splashy staple of
amusement parks, what water ride takes its name from a method of
Street Shoutout. The ladies stopped guess "log flume"... Got it for
$350... and they're at a Red Light...
LIGHT CHALLENGE: As of July 2007, four Disney movies have
migrated to the Great White Way and become Broadway musicals. Name these
four Disney-fied shows.
Beauty and the Beast, the
Lion King, Tarzan, and Mary Poppins are right for the win and $600! Will
they take the Bonus or go drinking? They're splitting.
One guy next...
Destination: 19th & Fifth; the Flatiron Lounge
John sweeps the first tier
for $200. He needs a Street Shout on this..
$100: Co-opted by a '90s rock
band, what flowery expression refers to a rosy nose that results from too much
Slim pickings around here. The ones
they find go with Wallflowers... WRONG. It was Gin Blossoms for strike one.
$100: Also an edgy Nissan SUV,
what series of triathlons includes swimming, mountain biking, and trail running?
"Ironman". Try Xterra.
$100: Named for their
equine appearance, what gender-bending marine animals reproduce through
Calling Evan Goldstein.
"Seahorse". Correct for $400! And that's a win! Will John put of
chilling for a bit to risk it on a Video Bonus?
"What the hell, let's go for
BONUS: When not out for a leisurely stroll, this African variety of
antelope is able to leap 30 feet in a single bound. Borrowed from Zulu
and co-opted by GM, what is the name of this graceful cousin of the
Lots of thinking... and John can't
think of a guess...
"Monte Carlo." Incorrect. It was the
impala. "I lost! I LOST!" And a leaping Monte Carlo goes across 19th St.
Final fare for 1G12... "Are we in
the Cash Cab?"
Passengers: Liz & Laurel
Destination: 16th & Union Square West
First tier is swept.
$100: Familiar to fans of Napster
or Limewire, the Internet abbreviation P2P is short for what?
"Person to Person?" Strike
one. It was "Peer to peer". But they get $300 in time for...
LIGHT CHALLENGE: On Comedy Central's list of the Greatest
Stand-Up Comedians of All Time, Lenny Bruce and Chris Rock made the top
10. Name five or the remaining eight kings and queens of comedy.
George Carlin... Eddie
Murphy... and that's it. The other six: Richard Pryor, Woody Allen,
Steve Martin, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Cosby, and Roseanne Barr. Still
have $300. Still have one strike.
$100: Providing a fix for
forecast junkies, the Weather Channel offers a regional update every 10 minutes
called "Local on the..." what?
Street Shoutout! "8s? 1s? 10s?" They
go with 10s... Strike two! It was "Local on the 8s." The good news is that
they're here with $400! But will they leave with that or go double or nothing?
They're splitting. And so are we.
Until next week...