Thursday, November 30, 2006

Cash Cab

One modern trait still embedded in my confused head is a love for game shows. I can't help it, I love 'em. When we moved to Hingham and got cable for the first time, I was slightly disappointed that we didn't get the Game Show Network. Since then, Comcast has added it. Woo-hoo.

But right now, the only one I really get to watch with any regularity is Cash Cab. It's actually on the Discovery Channel. (Speaking of the DC...if I ever had to stay home for a whole day and was forced to watch just one channel the whole time, I don't think I'd pick ESPN because it can quickly get boring and repetitious. I'd definitely choose Discovery. Or maybe the History Channel.)

Anyway, Cash Cab is one of those things that when I first saw it, I asked myself, "Why didn't I think of that?" It's got to be one of the most low-budget shows on television. It consists of a New York City cab and a driver-host (who's really stand-up comedian Ben Bailey). Unknowing customers enter his cab, tell him their destination, and then find out they're on a trivia game show. Ben drives them to their destination, asking general knowledge trivia questions all along the way for increasing amounts of money. If they get three wrong, he kicks them out of the cab on the spot.

I just found a clip of it on YouTube. This one's a bit unusual because the contestant is pretty funny. (There are a lot of other clips on YouTube.) But you'll get the idea.

Brayden likes it too and when he sees it he says, "cass cab."

Don't really know why I blogged on this...

1 comment:

  1. dude, i can't find your email adress anywhere on this page. this is brad grinnen. i found this page through emergent nazarenes blog. i knew i wasn't a loner in this dialogue, but i didn't know you were a part of it.

    email me. lets get together and talk via email, phone, visits, whatever, im a travel whore.

    im being born again everyday...its just like 'still learning'.