The other headline I was going to go with for this thing was “Cash Cab Gab Cache / Lash Dab” (because I’ll be talking about it a lot, then crying over Cash Cab’s cancellation, see) but I think this one’s a little more to the point. But since the show’s now off the air, let’s all pour one out for our fallen show–well, after we get out of the Cash Cab, what with open container laws being what they are.
For the uninitiated, Cash Cab is a game show where Ben Bailey–described on Wikipedia as both an American comedian and a licensed taxi cab driver–picks up patrons, then asks them trivia questions. Three misses and you get out of the cab with no money, and at the end there’s an optional question to try to double your winnings.
This show is awesome for a lot of reasons. First of all, every time someone gets in, Ben Bailey goes “ayyyyyyyy, you’re in the Cash Cab.” I realize that doesn’t sound very exciting. But it is. It’s very exciting (that’s called using rhetoric to prove a point!). Then Bailey starts driving while quizzing the contestant. If someone conducting a game show while driving a car seems dangerous, well, yes. However, Cash Cab’s vehicular manslaughter incident was not Ben Bailey’s fault at all.