When the sun goes down, Ben goes to work. Time for
another trip through the streets of Manhattan... at night.
First up, Ben gets some take out. He's going to need
it. He's got a long night ahead of him.
Passengers: Molly, Tarik, and
Destination: Eighth & 46th; the College Bar
First question... gotten.
Second question... gotten. Third question...
$50: Meaning one over par
in golf, what term does the military use to refer to an unidentified
Time's up. Strike one. It
was a bogey. Time to call some friends...
$50: In 2007, what
classic culinary toy did Hasbro recall after a handful of kids suffered
severe burns on their fingers?
Regina is the Mobile
Shoutout. "Would it be the Easy-Bake Oven?" Correct for $150! They end
up with $450. Will they take the money and drink themselves sober, or
sober up on a Video Bonus for double? They're... going to be wimps.
Next, these guys...
Passengers: Anthony & Michael
Destination: 49th & Tenth; home.
Long ride home. First
$50: Helping to launch the
careers of the Ramones and the Talking Heads, what legendary NYC music venue
closed its doors in 2006?
Studio 54... is wrong. It
was CBGBs. Last question for $50..
$50: In 2007, what airline's CEO
posted an apology on YouTube after passengers spent eight hours trapped on the
They go with Delta... Strike
two on JetBlue.
$100: Introduced in 1993, what
popular computer game series was inspired by a Jules Verne novel titled "The
Mobile Shoutout to Don,
Anthony's uncle. He's got nothing. Is it "Myst"? It IS Myst! They have
$200: Later revealed to
be a hoax, "Big Donor Show" is a 2007 Dutch reality series that promised
what donated organ as its prize?
Trying the Street Shoutout.
The lady on the street says "pancreas"... Strike three on her... and on
you. It was a kidney. Now you two can go make friends.
Passengers: Katie & Tim
Destination: John between Nassau & Broadway, John Street Grill.
They would've swept the
lower tier were it not for this...
$50: In a 2007 interview, pundit
Ann Coulter gleefully reminded viewers that Barack Obama has what middle name?
Not "Osama." It was
"Hussein." They still have $150, though. (C-Note: And that is why
America hates Ann Coulter. Not because of her politics... but because
she's hateful). They make another $200 in time to see red...
LIGHT CHALLENGE: Almost one-fourth of
all Wikipedia articles are written in English. As of July 2007, name seven of
the other nine most popular Wikipedia languages.
German, French, Spanish,
Portuguese, Japanese, Polish, and Italian do it for $600! They make it
to their destination with $1400! Will they try to double it to become
one of the biggest winners in the Cab? (C-Note: still not the biggest...
that would be $3000).
Nope. They take the money.
It's a lot.
Climbing in for the second
Passengers: Joe, Janisse, Jen &
Destination: Northmore & West Broadway; the Wobble Lounge
They sweep the first tier
for $200 and the second for a perfect game with $600! Will they risk it
on the Video for double? Might as well!
BONUS: Like Mr. Ed and Trigger, the gold colored horse in this footage
is prized for its creamy coat and white mane. From a Spanish word
meaning "young dove", what is the name of this Southwestern breed of
The passengers go with
You just won $1200 in the
Cash Cab! And here it is!
Couple on the town next...
And she has to ask the thousand-dollar question... "Is this the Cash
Passengers: Dermot & Evelyn
Destination: Fulton & South; South St. Seaport
The couple sweep the $50
questions. Eight blocks to go with this...
$100: According to a 2007 study,
Muslim women who wear birkas often suffer from lack of what sunshine-related
Vitamin B... is wrong. It
was Vitamin D... as in "Damn!" But it's cool, because they win $700 in
the Cab. Will they run with it? Yep.
Final fare for 1G12...
Passengers: Stanley & Omar.
Destination: 15th & Seventh; McSorley's.
Blocks: 45... and 15 minutes until last call. Better hurry.
End of the $50s...
$50: In 2004, Senator John Kerry
was accused of elitism when he was photographed in Nantucket engaging in what
Not scuba diving... It was
windsurfing. Going to the street on this one...
$100: What 1970s hit by
the Kinks tells the classic story of a man who is seduced by a woman who
turns out to be a man?
They only know "You Really
Got Me"... Strike two. It was "Lola."
No one knew "L-O-L-A, Lola?"
They arrive at McSorley's
when they hear this...
$100: Based in Freeport,
ME, what clothing retailer was anointed "the Mecca of prep" in the
"Official Preppie Handbook"?
It's either J. Crew or Tommy
Hilfiger. Tommy Hilfiger is... not right. J. Crew is not right either.
It was LL Bean.
And more bad news...
McSorley's is closed.
Okay, friends. That's last
call. You don't have to go home, but you gotta get up out of my cab.