When the sun goes down, Ben goes to work. Time for
another trip through the streets of Manhattan... at night.
First up, an interesting couple...
Passengers: Stacey & Jonas
Destination: Fourth St. & Sixth Ave. for some Belgian beer.
$50: Abbreviated HOV,
what eco-friendly lanes have inspired passengers to disguise inflatable
dolls as passengers?
They try "carpool lanes".
Technically correct, but it was "High Occupancy Vehicles". Strike one.
$100: Founders of a
famous institute on sexuality, what famous husband-and-wife team hired
surrogates to help patients overcome anxiety in the bedroom?
They time out on Masters &
Johnson. Block and a half away with $350 and...
RED LIGHT CHALLENGE:
Before he won for "The Departed", Martin Scorsese earned Oscar nods for
directing five earlier films. Name four of these earlier movies.
"The Aviator"... "Gangs of
New York".... "Goodfellas"... and "The Aviator" are right for the win
and $600! Other answer: "The Last Temptation of Christ". But is it
enough or are they going for the Video Bonus?
They're... taking the money
and running... in the HOV.
Another couple, another
Passengers: Don & Robin
Destination: 14th & Ninth; SoHo House
First question... Gotten. Second
$50: A common reaction to nails
on a chalkboard, horripilation is a dermatological response better known as
Scratching.... is wrong. It
was "goose bumps."
$50: One of the most common names
for man's best friend, what word means "I trust" in Latin?
They go with ... Mobile Shoutout!
Omare, talk to us. "Labrador?" Nope, it was "Fido." Strike two.
$100: The Italian equivalent of
"Luther", what synonym for "seducer" was inspired by a cattish character in the
play "The Fair Penitent"?
They say Lothario, but their
official answer is... Casanova. Should've gone with Lothario.
Next up, absolute pandemonium in
Destination: 14th & Third, the Beauty Bar
Tony sweep the lower tier
for $200 and the middle tier for $400 more.
$200: Created by author Patricia
Highsmith, what "talented" anti-hero is described as "charming", "literate", and
Tony calls up his friend
Sam. "Tom Ripley?" Correct for $800!
$200: A member of the Australian
Securities Exchange, what surfwear company takes its name from the Aboriginal
words for "dead creek"?
Tony goes with Barramundi...
Strike one. Billabong was the correct answer. With five blocks to go...
But it's okay, because he just won $1400. Will he go for double? Nope,
he's taking the money and leaving.
Ben drives the Great White Way, and starts the second half
Passengers: John, Joe, Marge &
Destination: 44th & Ninth; Birdland
Last $50 question...
$50: More appetizing than
offal, what is the term for the edible innards of a Thanksgiving turkey?
Gizzards... wrong. Giblets.
Strike one. They get $350 in their first red light...
Though some prefer a stronger drink, Hawaiian
Punch remains an American classic. Name four of the seven fruit flavors in the
original formula of Hawaiian Punch.
apricot and apple do it for $600. Other answers: guava, papaya, and
passion fruit. After a question on "Card Sharks", we get...
$100: Co-opted by the rock group
the Eagles, what is the name of the doomed chess piece sacrificed for the
The queen is... not it. The
desperado. Two strikes.
$200: In 2005, what
Christian televangelist called for the assassination of Venezuelan
president Hugo Chavez?
They call up Ron. "Pat
Robertson." Correct! They end up with $1100 in the Cab. But will they
take it or try to double? One, two, three... "KEEP THE MONEY!"
One lady next...
Destination: 9th & 54th; Bar 9 at 1:30a on a Tuesday
One question down.
$50: Meaning "below the
threshold" in Latin, what word describes advertisements so subtle, you don't
know you're watching them?
Meg is clenching and
straining to find the word... which is "subliminal."
$50: Refreshing with a slice of
lime, what Mexican beer shares its name with the outer atmosphere of the sun?
Another clench and strain...
Pass. It was "Corona." Time to call mom.
$100: Located on Basin
St., Lulu White's Mahogany Hall was a classy bordello in what city's
famed Storyville district?
Calling Mom... She says it's
not Boston... Philadelphia... Strike three! It was New Orleans. Sorry,
Meg, you're going to have to walk that half-block.
Final fare for 1G12...
Passengers: Iris & Hillary
Destination: 23rd & Tenth; The Half King
$50 questions are supposed
to be easy...
$50: Described as the most
Internet-hyped film of all time, what 2006 flop co-starred a 16-foot python
"Anaconda 3"... wrong. It
was "Motherf'ing Snakes... on a Motherf'ing Plane."
But it's all good, because
they win $350! Will they risk the money on the Video Bonus?
"We're choosing fun over
money." Sounds like fun, let's see the Video!
BONUS: From Julia Child to Chef Boyardee, serious cooks favor the white
pleated hat that stands as tall as a soufflé. Taken from French, what is
the term for this traditional culinary headgear?
Is it a "toque"?
YES! They win $700! And of
all things, they take it from "Ratatouille."
Sounds like a good idea to
spend the rest of the night. Take me to see "Ratatouille" cab wench! See
you next week.