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tv   Mad Money  NBC  May 26, 2012 3:00am-4:00am EDT

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thank you so much. come back next week when our friend edwardo will be here along with martin short! bye, everybody. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com bailey: there are 13,000 cabs in the streets of the big apple, but there's only one that pays you. climb into the cash cab, and i'll quiz you all the way to your destination. as the meter clicks, the questions get harder, and the stakes get higher. if you get stumped, you can shout out for help on the phone or off the street. but be careful, because in the cash cab, it's three strikes, and you're out. ugh! so, what do you say? you in? -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com captions paid for by discovery communications, llc
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bailey: hello. hi. how are you? good. how are you? fantastic. where are you headed today? russian tea room. west 57th between 6th and 7th. okay. [ alarm sounds, bell rings ] ooh. you're in the cash cab. it's a tv game show that takes place right here in my taxi. this is awesome! i'm loving it! all right. good deal. okay, here's how the game works. i am your host. my name is ben bailey. i am going to drive you to the russian tea room. i'm gonna ask general-knowledge questions along the way. but here's the catch -- if you get three wrong, that's three strikes, and you're out. which means i'm gonna pull over. i'm gonna kick you out on the spot, right where we are, and you lose everything. all right? uh-huh. those are the rules of the game. do you want to play? i do want to play! all right. let's take a ride in the cash cab.
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okay. whoo! so, tell me your name. sheila friedman. sheila friedman, welcome to the cash cab. you are headed up to the russian tea room. that's 46 blocks away. that means you have 46 blocks to accumulate as much money as you can. are you ready? i am ready. these first questions are worth $50 each. here's your first one. make it easy. meaning "fake" in italian, what high-pitched singing voice has been mastered by yodelers, the bee gees, and james blunt? falsetto? falsetto is correct, and you're on the board with $50. well done. thank you. in the sweetest financial deal of 2008, the mars candy company acquired what gum giant for $23 billion? i have to ask. street shout. a street shout-out? all right. a street shout-out it is. choose wisely, and good luck. how about these two ladies? there you go.
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excuse me. i'm in the cash cab, and i was wondering if you could help me. okay. great! bailey: okay. here we go. here's the question. in the sweetest financial deal of 2008... in the sweetest financial deal of 2008, the mars candy company acquired what gum giant... for $23 billion? ...for $23 billion? wrigley? okay, i'm gonna go with that. wrigley? that it correct! and you're up to 100 bucks! thank you! sure! this is so much fun. wrigley is the correct answer, and you're up to 100 bucks. well done. all right. we've got 36 blocks to go. here is your next question for 50 bucks. okay. worn by a cinematic serial killer, what protective sports gear did canadian jacques plante popularize in the 1960s? i'm gonna guess at fencing gear. fencing protection.
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oh, no! strike one! ouch. it's a hockey mask, or a goalie mask. ohh. so that's your first strike. be careful. two more of those, and it's all over. you've got 30 blocks to go. okay. in 1997, what florida county added the word "miami" to its name to honor its largest city? miami-dade. miami-dade, or dade county, is correct. and you're up to $150. right back on track. well done. thank you. that's it for the $50s. these next questions are worth $100 apiece, and they're a little bit harder. here's your first one. turning skin the color of the cash cab, what physical symptom gets its name from the french word for "yellow"? whoa. um... i don't know. i don't know. uh, pain? oh, no! strike two! uh-oh. jaundice.
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oh, my goodness! jaundice was the answer. i think the pressure was getting to you there, sheila. oh, my goodness. all right. that's two strikes. one more of those, and i have to kick you out. we've got 21 blocks to go. you got to make it 21 more blocks without another wrong answer. to keep nelson's column free of pigeon droppings, feeding the birds is no longer allowed at what london landmark? the bridge? london bridge? oh, no! sheila, strike three! london bridge is incorrect. it's trafalgar square. oh, goodness. and that's your third strike. oh, no. i have to kick you out. i hate to do it. you're such a nice lady. thank you! i hate to kick you out, especially right here by the port authority bus terminal. i know. [ laughs ] glad you had a good time playing. i had a great time playing. this is awesome. all right. take care.
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sweet! hello, everybody. we're going to 80th and broadway. we're going to h&h bagels. okay. [ alarm sounds, bell rings ] we're in the cash cab! [ all screaming ] [ bailey laughs ] oh, my god! and i have some more good news. you guys have been randomly selected to play a "cash cab" double ride. [ screams ] what does that mean? which means you're gonna have a chance to win twice as much money. [ cheering ] so, what do you say? do you want to play? yes! yes! let's take a ride in the cash cab. okay. i'm so excited! so, what are your names? rory. ben. henry. renee. ann. welcome to the cash cab. thank you. thank you. you guys are headed up to 80th and broadway to get some bagels. that is 31 blocks away, so we're gonna get started right away.
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are you ready? yes, we are. we're ready. well, then here we go, and because it's a double ride, these first questions are worth $100 apiece. ooh! all right. here's your first one. urged to "get along" in a well-known song, what is a term for a motherless calf in a herd of cattle? ♪ get along, little doggies -- ♪ ♪ little dogies ♪ it's your misfortune and none of my... ♪ good. any ideas, guys? five seconds. pokeys?! what if we lose right now? we need an answer quick. pokeys. oh, no! pokeys is incorrect! strike one! ouch. it's dogie. it was! always go with your first instinct. you sang it right, and then you changed it. uh-oh. that's painful. all right. a rocky start. one question, one strike. let's see if you can get on track and on the board with this next one. named for the capital of cuba, what potent pepper packs 10 times the punch of a jalapeño? what is the capital of cuba?
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havana? havana. yeah. havana. yes. habanero? we're gonna say habanero. habanero is correct! [ cheering ] and you are on the board with 100 bucks. well done. during world war ii, the u.s. army used the navajo word for "potato" as code for what small, handheld explosive? i would say a grenade. what do you think? you want to say grenade? sure. yes. okay, we're gonna say grenade. grenade is right, and you're up to $200. here is your final $100 question. described as a marriage of athletic aggression and upper-class entitlement, what sport is covered by the website lax.com? lacrosse. lacrosse. is that what you guys think? yeah, lacrosse. there you go. okay, we're gonna say lacrosse. lacrosse is right, and you're up to $300!
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all right, henry! all right, guys! nice! that's it for the $100s. you have $300 and one strike. these next questions are worth $200 apiece, and they're a little bit harder. abbreviated "e.a.," what video-game titan launched in the 1980s under the name amazin' software? amazing software? a.e. e.a. do you guys know? no. i do not. electronic something? what do you want to do? street shout-out. you want to do a street shout-out? sure. yes. okay, we have to do our street shout-out. all right. a street shout-out it is. ...a smart, computer, video-game nerdball. choose wisely, and good luck. do you have a question? yeah. after, can we get your autograph? absolutely. you bet. um, you guys, could you -- actually, everyone. can you help us?
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we're in the cash cab, and we need some help. well, we're from out of town. ann: that's okay. okay, here we go. abbreviated e.a., what video-game titan... launched in the 1980s... ...launched in the 1980s... ...under the name amazin' software? ...under the name amazin' software? electronic arts. electronic arts? ann: feel pretty sure about it? no, it's e.a. it's e.a. we're gonna say electronic arts. that is correct! thank you! thank you, guys! all right. good job, guys. well done. and you're up to $500. thank you. i knew he would have the answer. a successful street shout-out, and you're up to 500 bucks. [ cheering ] let's see if you can make it $700. in a 1992 new york times article, what high-profile bill clinton staffer was described as every greek mother-in-law's dream?
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oh, george stephanopoulos. that's right. george stre-- ste-phan-op-oul-os. that's the guy! and you're up to 700 bucks! yeah! yeah! i always thought he was dreamy myself. providing fodder for proverbial mills, what is the term for grain that is about to be ground? grain that is about to be ground. no, no, no. um... um... stone... grain that is about to be ground is... five seconds. say something! say something! quick! take a guess. say...stone-ground. oh, no. strike two. it's called grist. oh, grist for the mill. grist for the mill. oh, and you knew it. you had it in there, too. that is painful. we have nine blocks to go. you've got to make it nine more blocks without another wrong answer. deemed too german during world war i,
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what russian city was renamed petrograd in 1914? do you think it's st. petersburg? no. yeah. yes, do you think? because he said it's deemed too german. five seconds. we're gonna say st. petersburg. that is correct! [ cheering ] and you're up to 900 bucks. more importantly, you are still in the game. that's it for the $200s. these next questions are worth $400 each because it's a double ride, and they are a little harder still. from the hebrew word for "hit," "ga-ga" is an israeli version of what popular schoolyard game? ga-ga ball. no! what do you guys play on the playground? wall ball! not wall ball, the other one -- where you hit each other with the ball. dodge ball! i think it's dodge ball. you think that is? yeah. are you sure? i hope so. we're gonna say dodge ball. dodge ball is correct!
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[ cheering ] and here's the really good news, everybody. we're here, so you just won $1,300 in the cash cab! [ cheering ] congratulations, everybody. great game. see? didn't i tell you that we would win? oh! yeah, right. you have racked up $1,300 in the cash cab. way to go, guys. i've got it right here. i could give it to you now, and you can go buy bagels for everybody in the place. nice. okay. or you could stick around and risk it all and go double or nothing on a video bonus question. no. no. video bonus. so, take a minute and decide what you want to do. a video bonus. do you think no? i think no. what do you think? i think we should go for it. no! no! no! no, it's a group decision, so if -- four against one, so you guys win. yes! i'm afraid we're gonna decline.
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you're gonna take the money. all right. much to my chagrin. all right. well, hey, it's 1,300 bucks. congratulations. great game, you guys. all right. here you go. here's your money. whoo! all right. great game, guys. ann: you guys go ahead. i'll be the last one out. come on, guys! ♪ get along, little dogies, get along ♪ and take your $1,300 with you. [ cheering ]
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34th and 8th, please. huh? 34th and 8th. 34th and 8th. tick tock diner. tick tock diner? yes. yes. [ alarm sounds, bell rings ] i knew it. i knew it. you guys are in the cash cab! it's a tv game show that takes place right here in my taxi. how you doing? pretty good, man. what's going on, guys?
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i'm good. we're in the cash cab. you are indeed in the cash cab. do you want to play? we're gonna play. let's take a ride in the cash cab. so, what are your names? aaron. brian. you guys are headed up to the tick tock diner. that is 44 blocks away. that means you're gonna have 44 blocks to rack up as much moola as possible, so we will begin the questioning immediately. are you ready? we are ready. these first questions are worth 50 bucks a pop. although six of its members are located in the middle east, what powerful 12-country cartel is headquartered in vienna? it's opec. opec. opec is right, and you're on the board with 50 bucks. yeah, baby. that's what we're talking about. examining the leveling effects of globalization, a 2005 best seller by thomas friedman is titled "the world is" what? flat. "the world is flat"? i'm gonna go with brian. "the world is flat." no, it isn't. that is correct!
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and you've doubled your money. you're up to $100. you're the man, brian. the bright angel campground is a popular pit stop on two-day, rim-to-rim hike across what renowned national landmark? i'm thinking... i'm thinking the continental divide. five seconds. something. i'm gonna go with the grand canyon. oh! that is correct! and good for another 50 bucks. [ laughs ] all right. good job, guys. you're up to $150. virtually 100% carb-free, what japanese dish is described as sushi minus the rice? shashimi. wait, wait, no. sashimi's any fish. yeah, that's minus the rice, isn't it? sashimi. shashimi. which one is it, guys? sashimi. shashimi. you guys are saying two different things. shashimi? he can't say it, but he means it.
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shasham-a? sashimi. could we switch seats? sashimi. shashimi. sashimi is correct. [ laughs ] all right, guys. that is the absolute definition of teamwork. [ both laugh ] and you're up to 200 bucks. that's it for the $50s. these next questions are worth $100 apiece, and they're a little bit harder. 30 blocks to go. named for a confederate general, what north carolina army installation once boasted a population of 159,000 residents? north carolina. stonewall jackson was killed in virginia, but i don't know where he started. i'd say stonewall jackson. we're gonna go with stonewall jackson. oh, no! that's your first strike, guys. it's fort bragg. fort bragg! i was gonna say fort bragg! i thought you said "what guy." all right, guys. that's your first strike. two more of those, and that's all she wrote. here's your next question for 100 bucks. up to 11 inches in diameter, the eye of what deep-sea creature
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is believed to be the largest in the animal kingdom? giant squid, i think. there's another word beyond giant, but it's a big squid. we're gonna go with the giant squid. giant, or colossal, squid is correct! talk to me, goose. that's right! talk to me, goose. all right. good job, guys. you're back on track. espoused by revolutionaries in nepal, the m.l.m. philosophy celebrates the teachings of marx, lenin, and what third figure? you got marx, lenin, so you got m.l. so it's probably chairman mao. mao. i would say mao. we're gonna go with mao. mao is correct! yeah! [ cheering ] all right, guys. you're up to 400 bucks. one strike. still have both of your shout-outs. things are looking pretty good. we have 10 blocks to go. let's do it. i'm here to unleash c'mmy inner cowboy. instead i got heartburn.
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bailey: one strike. still have both of your shout-outs. things are looking pretty good. we have 10 blocks to go. in both style and substance, this question is a bit different from the rest. spell the word "anomaly." a-n-o-m-o-l-e. a-n-o... m-o... l-e. l-e. talk to me, goose. oh, no! strike two! close -- a-n-o-m-a-l-y. oh! "y." anomaly, and that's your second strike. but here's the good news -- you made it to your destination, so you've won $400 in the cash cab. yeah! hey, "d," you keep all that money. that's for you. i've got it right here. i can give it to you now. you can take it inside and buy cheeseburgers deluxe for everybody, or you can stick around and risk it all and go double or nothing on a video bonus question.
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i'll play a video clip for you. i'll ask you a single question about that video clip. if you get it wrong, you lose the 400 bucks. but if you get it right, you're gonna double your money. you're gonna climb out of the cash cab with $800. i say we go for it. i'm down. we're in. let's go to the video bonus! all right, guys. here we go. this is it. this is for $800 or for nothing at all. take a look at the screen, and good luck. employing the fists, feet, elbows, and knees, this martial art is known as the science of eight limbs. used centuries ago to battle the burmese, this form of kickboxing is the national sport of what asian nation? okay, so, burmese is from burma, which is close to japan. korea's jujitsu. jujitsu in korea. we're gonna go with korea. oh, no. korea is incorrect.
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ouch. it's thailand. oh, geez! thailand. a rough ending to a fun game. sorry, guys. i hope you had a good time anyway. korea is the... and have a great night, man. it was nice to meet you guys. aaron: take care. all right. thanks for playing. the cash cab rolls on. cheers. thank you.
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bailey: there are 13,000 cabs in the streets of the big apple, but there's only one that pays you. climb into the cash cab, and i'll quiz you all the way to your destination. as the meter clicks, the questions get harder, and the stakes get higher. if you get stumped, you can shout out for help on the phone... mr. peeble. ...or off the street. but be careful, because in the cash cab, it's three strikes, and you're out. ah! aw, that kills me! so, what do you say? you in? -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com captions paid for by discovery communications, llc
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oh. how we doing there? doing good. hudson between king and charlton. hudson between king and charlton. okay. we're going to -- [ alarm sounds, bells ring ] [ laughter ] you guys are in the cash cab. it's a tv game show... [ laughter ] you guys literally just off the boat? just yesterday. cool. i'm your host. my name is ben bailey. i'm gonna drive you guys to your destination. i'm gonna ask you general knowledge questions along the way. but here's the catch. if you get three wrong, that's three strikes, and you're out, which means i'm gonna pull over and kick you out on the spot, and you lose all the money. okay. what do you say? do you want to play? yes, we do. yeah. all right, let's take a ride in the cash cab. so, what are your names? i'm chuck. i'm scott. i'm matt. i'm kim. you guys are headed down to hudson and charlton.
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that is 50 blocks away. you got a nice long ride. ooh, awesome. nice. we're gonna get started right away. here are your first questions worth $50 apiece. immortalized by boris karloff, what movie monster was loosely based on an ancient high priest named imhotep? egyptian mummy. the mummy. the mummy. the mummy is correct, and you're on the board with 50 bucks. [ laughter ] sharing its name with a chinese dialect, what tiny variety of orange is also known as a tangerine? mandarin. mandarin. mandarin oranges. mandarin is right. and you're two for two. yeah! let's see if you can go three for three. trying to hook a more mature audience, what las vegas hotel boasts a racy pirate show called the sirens of t.i.? come on, that's treasure island. yeah, treasure island. treasure island. treasure island is right, and you're three for three. yeah! yeah. yeah. perfect so far. here's your final $50 question.
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familiar to foresters, what is the term for a slender young tree that is no longer a seedling. sapling. sapling. sapling is right. you're four for four. thanks, dad. yeah. [ laughter ] all right, that's it for the $50s. these next questions are worth $100 each, and they're a little bit harder. due to corporate consolidation, what purveyor of frozen cheesecake introduced the wonder bra to the u.s. in 1994? sara lee. sara lee? sara lee. nobody does it like sara lee is correct. yeah! good job. all right, guys, well done. you're up to 300 bucks. let's see if you can make it $400. known as the mouth that roared, who was once described by tv guide as the most beloved and despised sportscaster in the u.s.? yeah. chris berman? oh, no, strike one. howard cosell. [ imitating howard cosell ] it was howard cosell.
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all right, that's one strike. two more of those, i got to kick you out. i'd hate to do it, but that's part of the gig. 27 blocks to go. here's a chance to get back on track. providing a bird's-eye view of busch stadium, what is the tallest national monument in the u.s.? st. louis arch. yes. st. louis arch. the gateway arch. gateway arch is correct. good job. you guys are up to $400, and we're stuck at a red light, and that triggers a red light chall-e-e-nge! yeah! let's do this. it's a multiple-answer question. you have to get all parts of the answer correct in order to win the money. if you do, it's worth an extra 250 bucks. no penalty for wrong answers on this one. you have 30 seconds to answer from the time i finish asking. are you ready? ready. yeah. this red light challenge rewards the most rabid fans of wildlife. according to the cdc, name four of the five wild animals most likely to carry rabies. go. raccoon. bat. got two with bat. opossum.
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no. keep guessing any animal. fox? got another one with fox. you need one. bear. deer. rat. rabbit. squirrel. chipmunk. gopher. woodchuck. groundhog. [ laughter ] keep guessing, guys. wolf. coyote. coyote. you got it with coyote at the last second. whoo! oh, man. the only one you didn't say was skunk, but you didn't need it. you got it with coyote, and you're up to $650. 14 blocks to go. well done, guys. you're up to 650 bucks. from the greek words for beauty and strength, what equipment-free variety of exercise includes both push-ups and crunches. calisthenics? calisthenics. that is correct. and that's good for another 100 bucks. and you're up to $750. that's it for the $100 questions. these next questions are worth 200 bucks a pop, and they're a little harder still. used in firearms but not fine jewelry,
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fool's gold is a nickname for what common mineral? iron pyrite. pyrite. pyrite is right. you're up to $950. good job. a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll, what pbs show has taped at a university of texas studio since 1976? hmm. i have ideas, but, i mean, it could be -- i'm thinking, like, you know... austin city limits. i'm thinking maybe austin's -- no. austin city limits? that is correct. yes! [ laughs ] well done. all right, you guys, we are stuck at a red light, and you're up over $1,000, and that triggers another red light chall-e-e-nge! all right, let's do this! here we go. in 1999, 11 nations joined forces to create the euro-friendly eurozone. name eight of these 11 nations. go. france. germany. spain. got three. you need eight. italy. the netherlands.
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greece. you got five. you're up to five. you need three. portugal. portugal. ireland. got six. got seven. denmark. luxembourg? you got it with luxembourg. [ laughs ] all right, great job, guys. that's good for another $250. that brings you up to $1,400, and we're here, so you just won $1,400 in the cash cab. whoo! [ laughs ] the only ones you didn't say -- austria, belgium, and ireland. but that's all right. you didn't need them. you got your eight, and you've won $1,400 in the cash cab. [ laughter ] okay, guys, here's the deal. i've got it right here. i can give it to you now or you can stick around and risk it all and go double or nothing on a video bonus question. what do you guys think? i don't -- i don't... let's take it? let's walk? yeah. let's walk. we're gonna walk. so, you guys are gonna take the money and march out of here? smartly. all right, well, congratulations. great game.
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here's your 1,400 bucks. thank you. thank you. have a good time in new york, man. great to meet you. yeah, nice to meet you. thank you. kim: thank you. bailey: have a good one, you guys. thanks a lot. yeah. $1,400 makes for a good fleet week here in manhattan, currently known as treasure island. with being fed on.ies, we are fed up we demand k9 advantix ii. it not only kills fleas and ticks, it repels most ticks before they can attach and snack on us. frontline plus kills but doesn't repel. and a tick that isn't repelled or killed may attach and make a meal of us. so let's put our paws down in protest and raise our barks to rally till we all get k9 advantix ii. join us at poochprotest.com. [ male announcer ] ask your veterinarian about k9 advantix ii.
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-my allergy medicine to work. -allegra is fast. [ female announcer ] only allegra combines fast, non-drowsy, 24-hour relief. -gotta go. - [ female announcer ] allegra. fast and non-drowsy relief. hi. hi, how you doing, folks? good. crosby and grand. crosby and grand? yep. all righty, but first... [ alarm sounds, bells ring ] what is this? you guys are in the cash cab. it's a tv game show that takes place right here in my taxi. all right. okay. [ laughs ] are you serious? oh, my god. do you want to play? sure. well, let's go. all right. let's take a ride in the cash cab. all right. all right, here we go, guys. so, what are your names? isabella. ken. isabella and ken, welcome to the cash cab. thank you for having us. well, of course. you guys are headed down to crosby and grand. that's 36 blocks away, so you're gonna have 36 blocks to accumulate as much money as possible. oh, boy. are you ready?
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okay. sure, let's go. as ready as you'll ever be, right? right. here we go. these first questions are worth $50 apiece. what cousin of the cantaloupe is named for the sticky, sweet secretions of destructive garden insects. well, there's the honeydew, and there's the melon. mushmelon and the cassava. honeydew, i guess. i don't know. that's a melon, right? yeah, let's do it. okay, sure. honeydew. honeydew is right, and you're on the board with 50 bucks. off to a good start. well done. nolo contendere in latin, what cop-out of a courtroom plea professes neither innocence nor guilt? no contest? no contest. you know latin. yeah, well, no contest. that's got to be it. yeah. no contest. no contest is right. all right. and you're up to 100 bucks. let's see if you can go three for three. familiar to ucla sports fans, what synonym for brown bear was inspired by the medieval fable of reynard the fox? synonym for brown bear -- grizzlies?
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isn't a grizzly a brown bear? yes. i don't know anything about ucla, but grizzlies? oh, no, strike one. bruin. bruin. ucla bruins. oh, well, see. all right, that's one strike, guys. be careful. two more strikes, and it's all over. oh, boy. engaging in slapstick for centuries, what duo of english puppets was inspired by an italian character named pulcinella. punch and judy. yeah, i think you're right. punch and judy? punch and judy is right. whoo! pulcinella. pulcinella. [ laughs ] all right, you went three for four on the $50s. these next questions are worth $100 each, and they're a little bit harder. here's your first one. okay. a pun on the name of nearby hills, the berkshare is an accepted local currency in what u.s. state? the berkshires are in massachusetts. currency. i don't know. unless you know this, i'm gonna try one of the shout-out things.
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go ahead. okay, shout-out. mobile. a mobile shout-out, all right. who you gonna call? i'll call my friend christian, see if he knows. christian, all right. calling christian. christian rotter. it's ken. so, listen, i'm on that show "cash cab." [ laughter ] are you ready? don't sweat it, man, but just... there's no way i know the answer, so let's go. all right, here we go. a pun on the name of nearby hills, the berkshare... is an accepted local currency... ...is an accepted local currency in what u.s. state? okay, yeah, you're right. he says massachusetts. massachusetts. yes, massachusetts is right. i shouldn't have called him. you knew. better safe than sorry, right, guys? you're up to $250. still just the one strike. your mobile shout-out is now gone, but you still have your street shout-out. 17 blocks to go. okay. battling pungent feet for decades, what household brand sponsors an annual rotten sneakers contest? odor-eaters?
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aren't those the things you put in your shoes. okay. all right. odor-eaters. odor-eaters is correct. and you're up to $350. all right, we're gonna keep them coming. coined in a 1952 issue of fortune, what orwellian term refers to decision-making based on consensus and conformity? [ sighs ] i have no idea. shh, shh, shh. okay. five seconds. um... big brother. oh, no, strike two. big brother is incorrect. it's groupthink. i never heard of that. groupthink. all right, guys. that was a hard one. one more strike, guys, and it's out with you. got to make it 14 blocks without another wrong answer. all right, come on, let's pull it together. named for a flemish painter who favored facial hair, what type of beard growth consists of a mustache connected to a pointy goatee.
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a vandyke. a vandyke, my mother says. your mother's right, and that's good for another 100 bucks. and you're up to $450. all right. that's it for the $100 questions. these next questions are worth $200 apiece, and they're a little bit harder. oh, gosh. five blocks to go. published since 1873, what daily page-turner summarizes the proceedings of the u.s. house and senate? congressional record? i hope so. you're the former social-studies teacher, not me. congressional record. that is correct, and you're up to $650. yes. good one, mom. [ laughter ] a literal water cooler for sailors, what synonym for gossip refers to a shipborne cooler of drinking water? a tattletale? no. um, my mind is blank. five seconds. we're gonna need an answer. time's gonna run out.
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don't have one for you. oh, no. yep, that's that. oh, rough. that's strike three. i got to kick you guys out. what was it? it was scuttlebutt. oh. scuttlebutt. all right. sorry to kick you out. it was very nice to meet you guys. it was very nice to meet you. okay, bye. all right, take care. bummer. sometimes that happens in the cash cab, folks. contestants run into the $200s, and it's nolo contendere. [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable
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oh. how we doing there, ladies? we're fine. great. where you going? chelsea hotel, west 23rd in between 8th and 7th. that's straight up in chelsea, right? yes. okay. [ alarm sounds, bells ring ] oh, my god. you ladies are in the cash cab. it's a tv game show that takes place right here in my taxi.
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shut up. [ laughter ] and you are in serious luck because this is a cash cab double ride. whoo! which means the dollar amounts are doubled, so you're gonna have a chance to win twice as much cash. whoa! all right, sounds good. what do you say? do you want to play? we want to play! [ laughs ] all right, let's take a ride in the cash cab. all right, here we go, ladies. so, what are your names? i'm suzanne. maureen. katrina. that is correct. [ laughs ] whoo! [ laughs ] you're headed up to the chelsea hotel. that is 35 blocks away, so we're gonna get started right away. are you ready? yes. this is a cash cab double ride, which means these first questions are worth $100 apiece. here's your first one. beyond a shadow of a doubt, a gnomon is an angled arm found on what ancient timekeeping device? a clock. is it a sundial? a sundial? it's got to be sundial, don't you think? do sundial. sundial. sundial is correct. and you're on the board with $100.
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whoo! all right, you're one for one. you have $100. let's see if you can double it. in the world of internet abbreviations, 2g2bt is short for what expression of disbelief? too good to be true. too good to be true. yes, it is, and you're up to 200 bucks. whoo! all right, you're two for two. resembling a large ladle, what celestial landmark forms the tail in the constellation ursa major. little dipper. big dipper -- or little. big, big -- ursa major is the big dipper. big dipper. big dipper is right, and you're up to $300. whoo! all right, great job, ladies. perfect so far. in 2007, what animated sea dweller did barack obama reveal to be his favorite tv character of all time? what's in the sea -- a seal, a whale, a...? what's that fish -- that kid's show?
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nemo. was it nemo? a penguin. a dolphin. a sea dweller. five seconds. nemo, right? nemo's a movie character. quick. anything. time's gonna run out. dolphin. oh, no, strike one. spongebob squarepants. oh! oh, man. you have $300. you now have one strike. that's it for the $100s. these next questions are worth $200 apiece, and they're a little bit harder. jokingly refereed to as "impeachment light," what congressional act is used to publicly reprimand an official. public. call. you might have to call. call. a shout-out. a shout-out? all right, a shout-out. a mobile or a street shout-out? a mobile. mobile. mobile, okay. who you gonna call? suzanne's dad. okay. bill. all right, calling bill. hey, dad. i'm on "cash cab," and i need you to help me with a question. okay, here's the question. jokingly referred to as "impeachment light"... what congressional act... ...what congressional act
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is used to publicly reprimand an official? come on, bill. censure. censure? we'll go with censure. censure. censure. censure is right. [ cheering ] dad, thanks! bye-bye. you got it at the last second. that brings you up to $500. eight blocks to go. here's your next question for $200. sometimes known as a gynecocracy, what is the more common term for a society dominated by women? matriarchal society? matriarch. matriarchy. matriarchy is correct. yes! whoo! good job. all right, good job. that's good for another $200. you're up to 700 bucks. yes. only a few blocks to go. i'm here to unleash c'mmy inner cowboy. instead i got heartburn. [ horse neighs ] hold up partner. prilosec isn't for fast relief.
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all right, good job. you're up to 700 bucks. let's see if you can make it $900. only a few blocks to go. useful for shrugging your shoulders, what muscles of the upper back are called traps for short? trapezoids. trapezoids. i agree. trapezoids. oh, no, strike two. it's trapezius. trapezius. oh! all right, that's your second strike. one more, and i have to kick you out. but right now, you guys are stuck at a red light, and that triggers a red light chall-e-e-nge! whoo! are you ready? yes. the fabled pony express galloped through six states en route from missouri to california. name five of these six intermediate states. go. nebraska. got one. oklahoma. nevada. colorado. arizona. new mexico. kansas. got four with kansas. you need one. texas. oklahoma. arizona. new mexico. california.
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keep guessing. you need one. wyoming. got it with wyoming. whoo! oh, my god! whoo! bailey: oh, my. that's good for 500 bucks. and we are here, so you just won 1,200 bucks in the cash cab. whoo! [ laughs ] whoo! whoo! that is sweet. bailey: wow. okay, ladies, here's the deal. you've racked up 1,200 bucks in the cash cab. i've got it right here. i can give it to you now. you can take it and be on your way. or you can stick around and risk it all and go double or nothing on a video bonus question. so take a minute. decide what you want to do. i want to take it and run. i'm gonna be bad, i think, at the video. all right, i'm gonna -- take the money. okay. gonna take the money. we're gonna take the money. [ laughs ] you guys sound pretty disappointed considering you're about to -- you just won $1,200. you're like, "eh..." whoo! we're gonna keep it! yeah, but $2,400.
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i know our limitations. [ laughter ] all right, congratulations, ladies. here's your 1,200 bucks. yes. thank you. whoo! [ laughs ] great game. great to meet you. that was a lot of fun. well done. congratulations. thank you. have a great night. yes. unbelievable. cash cab! oh, my god. good, girls! whoo!

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