When the sun goes down, Ben goes to work. Time for
another trip through the streets of Manhattan... at night.
First up, Ben spots these two...
Passengers: Joe & Christine
Destination: Second & 92nd; The Big Easy
They sweep the first tier
$100: A pale variety of
lager, what beer is named for its Bohemian city of origin?
Amstel is not it. It's
pilsner for strike one. Time to call dad...
$100: A blessing for
bored PC users, what specific variety of solitaire has come with
Microsoft Windows since 1995?
Here's the Mobile to Tom,
Christine's dad. "FreeCell." ... is right for $300!
$100: Challenged by
reactionaries and reformers, what common Latin phrase means "the
existing state of affairs"?
Blanks out on "status quo".
LIGHT CHALLENGE: The original eight Jelly Belly flavors included
tangerine and cream soda. Name four of the other six inaugural flavors.
grape... and lemon are good for $650. The others: root beer and green
apple. They end their trip with $850. But will they double it up? Nope.
They're taking the money.
Next... a lone passenger.
Destination: 36th between Fifth & Madison; Slattery's
He sweeps the $50s for $200.
$100: Found in antidepressants
and batteries, what chemical element was an ingredient in 7up until 1950?
Citrine... strike one. It
was lithium. Delicious lithium lemon-lime soda.
$200: With a name meaning "lavish
party", what symbol-based Microsoft font is at the center of numerous conspiracy
Calling up his friend James.
Zapf Dingbats? Close. They're Wingdings.
$200: Believed to regulate the
body's natural clock, what hormone is common taken as a supplement to help a
Going to the street. He
doesn't know. Progesterone... is strike three. It was melatonin, and he
gets to join his street shoutout on the street.
$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.
Passengers: Kate, Craig &
Destination: 84th & Second; Dorian's
They would've swept the
lower tier were it not for this...
$50: Introduced in 1978, what
iconic video game featured relentless rows of pixelated aliens advancing down
Asteroids? Nope. Space
Invaders. Kate calls up on this
$100: Useful for playing
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, what online resource is abbreviated IMDb?
Calling Kate's brother
Matt... "Internet Movie Database"... is right for $250!
LIGHT CHALLENGE: Including the Isley Brothers, seven Motown
groups have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Name four
of the six other honored groups.
Jackson 5... The Four
Tops... The Temptations... and the Supremes are right for $600! Others:
Martha & the Vandellas and Gladys Knight & the Pips.
$100: Immortalized by
Bruce Springsteen, what rundown resort town was once described as
"Beirut by the Jersey Shore"?
Street Shoutout! Going to
the 7-Eleven on the Upper West Side. Hey, they're fans! They go with
Atlantic City. Should've gone with Asbury Park. The good news is that
they win $900. Will they keep it... or go for double? Let's play the
BONUS: With the help of the Hoover Dam, this artificial lake of the
American Southwest is roughly the size of Chicago. Consisting of melted
snow from nearby state, what is the name of this mammoth man-made body
The three consult each
Lake Las Vegas.... is not
right. It was Lake Mead. The good news, they're here. The bad news,
they're still broke.
Second half begins with...
Passengers: Megan, Jenny, and "Jase-Man"
Destination: West Broadway between Thomas & Duane; the Odeon
First tier... swept. Let's
go to the phones now...
$100: According to CDC
data, what Appalachian state boasts the highest percentage of seniors
who have lost all of their teeth?
Florida... not right. Not
even Appalachian. It's West Virginia. Thanks a LOT, Andrew.
$100: Featuring the
mascot Sylvester P. Smythe, what long-running rival of Mad Magazine
ceased publication in 2007?
It's not Highlights. It's
LIGHT CHALLENGE: In the classic board game Clue, the murder could
take place in any of nine rooms in Tudor Mansion. Name seven of these
Dining room... library...
kitchen... study... hall... conservatory... and time. You missed lounge,
ball room, and billiard room. The good news is that they're here with
$400! Will they go for the Video? YES!
BONUS: Since its grand opening in 1999, this Thames River landmark has
survived an onslaught of New Year's fireworks, wedding ceremonies, and
stunts by David Blaine. Officially called the London Eye, this whirling
tourist attraction is commonly known by what other name?
Jason's British. He better
They go with the Millennium
Wheel.... and that's $800!
Upper West Side couple...
Passengers: Robert & Julie
Destination: 45th & Tenth; Hallo Berlin
$50: Taking place on all seven
continent, what 2007 event billed itself as "the concerts for a climate in
Earth Day Concert... is
wrong. It was Live Earth.
$50: Brandished during
blessings and exorcisms, an aspergillum is a perforated ball used to
"Incense?" Try holy water.
At the destination...
$100: Predating NASCAR,
what variety of car racing originated with moonshine runners who
outpaced police during prohibition?
This is for the money.
Cannonball Run... is wrong. It's stock-car racing. Sorry, but at least
Final fare for 1G12...
Passengers: Rennan & Junior
Destination: Hudson between Christopher & West 10th; Members Only
First tier is swept for
LIGHT CHALLENGE: According to the Billiard Congress of America,
eight different colors are represented on numbered billiard balls. Name
seven of the eight colors.
Black, purple, orange, red,
yellow, blue, green, $650. The other one... Maroon.
$100: Founded in 1996 by Michael
Kinsley, what online magazine shares its name with a variety of metamorphic
Going to the Family Street
Shoutout for Slate... Right for $850 and the sweep.
$200: What popular casino
card game is based on a 300-year-old French pastime named "vingt-et-un"?
Solitaire... not it. It was
blackjack. The good news is that they get the final question for $1250!
Will they take the video? Nope.
Ben, I feel like some vingt-et-un.
Take us to the nearest casino. See ya next time.