When the sun goes down, Ben goes to work. Time for
another trip through the streets of Manhattan... at night.
First up, dinner, fuel, and these guys...
Passengers: Ryan, John & Mike
Destination: 52nd & Seventh
They sweep the first tier
$100: Famous for his
portrayal as Frankenstein's Monster, British actor William Henry Pratt
is better known by what sinister-sounding stage name?
They think it's Lon
Chaney... Strike one. It's Boris Karloff.
$100: Featuring the
wisdom of Winnie-the-Pooh, a 1982 bestseller by Benjamin Hoff is
credited for popularizing what religion in the Western world?
"Buddhism." ... Strike two!
It was Taoism.
$200: Taking center stage
in an absurdist play by Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are a
bumbling duo in what Shakespeare play?
"Romeo & Juliet." And these
three are dead. It's "Hamlet".
Passengers: Jane & Joe
Destination: 46th & Third; Sparks.
Street Shouout on the second
$50: Though it could also mean
"money before all" or "mighty big attitude", "MBA" is an abbreviation for what
Choose wisely, folks.
"Masters of Business Administration." It was Jane's original idea.
Should've gone with it. They're right for $100. Still, they sweep the
$100: Similar to the board game
Pictionary, what sketchy game show modeled its set after Burt Reynolds' living
It's not "Delilah's Den,"
that's for sure. It's "Win, Lose or Draw".
$100: From the Greek words
meaning "mind" and "body", what adjective describe physical disorders that
derive from mental neuroses?
It's not "neurology". It was
"psychosomatic." Five blocks, two strikes.
$100: In 2006, what cable
channel launched an "iReport" initiative aimed at encouraging citizen
Trying the Mobile Shoutout.
Pete says... Discovery Channel. Strike three. It was CNN. And Joe
& Jane are no longer on the Discovery Channel.
Next up... an injury in the Cab...
Passengers: Elvis & Alejandra
Destination: Leonard & Broadway; the Knitting Factory
They would've swept the
lower tier were it not for this...
$50: More lucrative than making
burgers, what is the real-estate term for buying and selling a property to make
a quick buck?
They... run out of time on
$100: The site of a 1969
clash with police, what Greenwich Village bar is synonymous with the gay
They have to Shoutout to
Soho on this one. "Stonewall?" That is... correct for $250.
$100: Founded by Mary
Baker Eddy; what church believes that the body is healed through prayer,
Pentecostal... is not right.
It is the Christian Science Church for strike two... But they make it to
the Knitting Factory for $450. Will they go for the Video Bonus? Nope.
That's Elvis' birthday money. Happy birthday, Elvis!
Climbing in for the second
Passengers: Nick, John & Yuma
Destination: 55th between Madison & Park; Aquavit
First tier... swept. They
have $300 at the first Red Light...
LIGHT CHALLENGE: On Forbes' list of the Richest Women in
Entertainment, seven have recorded #1 Billboard singles. Name five of
these chart-topping ladies.
Madonna.... Janet Jackson...
Celine Dion.. Mariah Carey... and Britney Spears are good for $250,
giving them $550 at the buzzer. The others: Christina Aguilera and
$100: According to a
recent Australian study, what piece of office equipment emits as much
particle pollution as a cigarette?
A copier? Close. A laser
$200: Ceasing operation
in 1982, what airline's logo is featured during the closing credits of
every episode of "South Park"?
Mobile Shoutout! Going to
Madison on this... "Braniff"... is right for $1350! Will they try to
BONUS: Situated in the shadows of the Himalayas, this Nepalese capital
was the final stop on the fabled Hippie Trail of the '60s and '70s.
Immortalized in a song by Bob Seger, what is the name of this
free-wheeling Asian city?
"Bob Seger rocks!"
Katmandu.... does it for
Destination: Byrdland on 44th Street.
$50: In 2004, Londoner Ashley
Rubell doubled his net worth by betting it all on red in what casino game?
Baccarat... is wrong. It was
$50: Allowing couch
potatoes to double their pleasure, what multi-tasking TV option is
Sharon... wigs out. It
$100: Represented by a
sock-puppet spokesdog, what failed company is synonymous with the
bursting dot-com bubble?
Pet... Pet something? Petco?
Nope. It was "Pets.com". And Sharon will have to panic elsewhere.
Final fare for 1G12...
Passengers: Birthday girl Amy &
Destination: Spring & Hudson; Antarctica Bar
End of the $50s...
$50: During the French
Revolution, what famous Parisian prison was torn apart and turned into
Logan gets the Shoutout.
C'mon Loges... "The Bastille"... is right for $200 and the sweep. They
LIGHT CHALLENGE: Based on 2005 figures, five nations have more
than 40 million Internet users. Name these oft-online countries.
US... China... Japan...
Germany... and that's all they can think of. They missed out on India...
BUT they are at the bar for $300! Are they going for double? Nope. Happy
birthday from Discovery, Amy. Here's $300.
Okay, friends. That's last
call. You don't have to go home, but you gotta get up out of my cab.