History Series / CashCab

7th Nov '17 9:10:48 PM BobSaget9
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-->"Located in downtown-" BWAAAAAAAA!
9th Sep '17 1:38:39 PM PeaceAndLove
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* ProductPlacement: In the early days, there was "Dial up your mobile shout-out on your Cingular wireless connection". [[SarcasmMode Subtle.]]
5th Sep '17 10:28:39 PM Treguard
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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.)

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But it should but noted that the contestants aren't always just people getting in off the street street. About half the time 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.)) About half the time, they're actually picked up off the street.
15th May '17 8:42:58 PM JMQwilleran
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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 [[Series/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 [[Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire Lifeline]]. In recent seasons of the Canadian version, contestants can also switch out a question later in the game. The Shout-Outs cannot be used during either the Red Light Challenge or the Video Bonus.
22nd Apr '17 8:05:00 PM MisterVercetti
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* BerserkButton: As mentioned in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ir82ixtR4A one stand-up routine]], Ben does ''not'' deal well with road rage, traffic jams, or jerks who try to deal with traffic jams by repeatedly honking their horns.


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* BerserkButton: As mentioned in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ir82ixtR4A one stand-up routine]], Ben does ''not'' deal well with road rage, traffic jams, or jerks who try to deal with traffic jams by repeatedly honking their horns.
27th Mar '17 8:07:26 PM ZombieAladdin
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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.

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* BerserkButton: As mentioned in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ir82ixtR4A one stand-up routine]], he Ben does ''not'' deal well with road rage, traffic jams, or jerks who try to deal with traffic jams by repeatedly honking their horns.
21st Oct '16 4:37:56 AM Adept
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The original UK version (which didn't have the double-or-nothing challenge) visited various cities, but was dropped by ITV1 two episodes into Season 2. In the United States, the show expanded into Chicago starting on Valentine's Day 2011. There is also a Canadian version hosted by Adam Growe; it spent its first few seasons in Toronto, and now takes place in Vancouver.

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The original UK version (which didn't have the double-or-nothing challenge) visited various cities, but was dropped by ITV1 Creator/{{ITV}}1 two episodes into Season 2. In the United States, the show expanded into Chicago starting on Valentine's Day 2011. There is also a Canadian version hosted by Adam Growe; it spent its first few seasons in Toronto, and now takes place in Vancouver.
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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* {{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.
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