History Series / CashCab

4th Jun '16 5:42:05 PM MissMokushiroku
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* RealityShowGenreBlindness: The passengers have varying amounts of familiarity with ''Cash Cab'', but at least one player has recognized the eponymous cab before he even got in.
-->"...It's the PARTY VAN!"
-->"A disco cab!"

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* RealityShowGenreBlindness: RealityShowGenreBlindness:
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The passengers have varying amounts of familiarity with ''Cash Cab'', but at least one player has recognized the eponymous cab before he even got in.
-->"...--->"...It's the PARTY VAN!"
-->"A --->"A disco cab!"



* ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'': In the second episode of ''30 Rock''[='s=] fifth season, Tracy Jordan gets into the Cash Cab on the way to the hospital where his wife is in labor.
30th Dec '15 9:28:54 PM Gimere
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!!GameShow Tropes in use:

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* {{Lifelines}}: Called "Shout-Outs". The passengers can call someone on their mobile phone or ask pedestrians for the answer once during the game. It starts to get grating to the viewers and host when the shout outs are continually referred to by name as a [[WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire Lifeline]]. In recent seasons of the Canadian version, contestants can also switch out a question later in the game.

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* {{Lifelines}}: Called "Shout-Outs". The passengers can call someone on their mobile phone or ask pedestrians for the answer once during the game. It starts to get grating to the viewers and host when the shout outs are continually referred to by name as a [[WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire [[Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire Lifeline]]. In recent seasons of the Canadian version, contestants can also switch out a question later in the game.
30th Oct '15 4:10:58 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* AnachronismStew: On the Canadian series, Adam Growe is apparently unaware that Charles Darwin died more than 30 years before the Piltdown Man hoax.
19th Aug '15 5:07:46 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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Contestants get two "shout-out" options: a Street Shout-Out and a Mobile Shout-Out. The first allows the contestant to call someone from a nearby sidewalk for help and the latter allows the contestant to phone a friend for help. Stopping at a red light results in a "Red Light Challenge": Complete a list answering a question and the contestant(s) gain a bonus $250 ($500 on a Double Ride) but no strike is given for failing one of these. If they successfully get to their destination without getting three strikes, they then have an AllOrNothing moment: They can either take the money, or go for a double-or-nothing Video Bonus challenge.

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Contestants get two "shout-out" options: a Street Shout-Out and a Mobile Shout-Out. The first allows the contestant to call someone from a nearby sidewalk for help and the latter allows the contestant to phone a friend for help. Stopping at a red light results in a "Red Light Challenge": Complete a list answering a question or solve a word problem and the contestant(s) gain a bonus $250 ($500 on a Double Ride) but no strike is given for failing one of these. If they successfully get to their destination without getting three strikes, they then have an AllOrNothing moment: They can either take the money, or go for a double-or-nothing Video Bonus challenge.
16th Aug '15 3:01:26 PM nombretomado
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* BriefAccentImitation: Bailey will sometimes greet contestants with a stereotypical [[AmericanAccents New Yawk]], East Indian, or Arab accent.

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* BriefAccentImitation: Bailey will sometimes greet contestants with a stereotypical [[AmericanAccents [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents New Yawk]], East Indian, or Arab accent.
22nd Dec '14 3:57:40 PM Kayube
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But it should but noted that the contestants aren't just people getting in off the street they're "cast" like any other game show, albeit in a different way than the usual. The show's producers talk to them in a pub or somesuch, claiming to be from another reality show; when the contestant(s) get into the cab, supposedly to go to said show, they realize they're actually playing ''Cash Cab''.

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But it should but noted that the contestants aren't just people getting in off the street they're "cast" like any other game show, albeit in a different way than the usual. The show's producers talk to them in a pub or somesuch, claiming to be from another reality show; when the contestant(s) get into the cab, supposedly to go to said show, they realize they're actually playing ''Cash Cab''. (Thus, when players get ejected from the cab for losing, it doesn't mean they're going to end up being late for something else because they were depending on the cab to get there.)
20th Dec '14 9:39:56 AM ZeldaQueen
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* BerserkButton: As mentioned in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ir82ixtR4A one stand-up routine]], he does ''not'' deal well with road rage, traffic jams, or jerks who try to deal with traffic jams by repeatedly honking their horns.
17th May '14 1:27:05 PM DrSlide
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* AllOrNothing: Miss three questions during the ride, and you lose it all '''plus''' you're booted out of the cab. Also, the Double-Or-Nothing Question.

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* AllOrNothing: Miss three questions during the ride, and you lose it all '''plus''' you're booted out of the cab. Also, the Double-Or-Nothing Question.Video Bonus question if the players decide to go for it.



* BonusRound: The Video Bonus question.

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* BonusRound: The Video Bonus question.question, which doubles the players' winnings if they go for it and answer correctly.
30th Jul '13 1:07:14 PM DoctorWorm
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* AsideGlance: He does this several times during the show. Here's one example:

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* AsideGlance: He does this several times during the show. Here's one example:example, where the question was the ink commonly used in temporary tattoos:
10th Jun '13 11:47:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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->''"There are 13,000 taxicabs on the streets of New York. But only one of them pays ''[[InSovietRussiaTropeMocksYou you]]."

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->''"There are 13,000 taxicabs on the streets of New York. But only one of them pays ''[[InSovietRussiaTropeMocksYou ''[[RussianReversal you]]."
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