Monday, February 11, 2008

ruminations on cash cab

I've decided that I need to go on a game show, at least to tide me over until I gets me a real jobby job. I could totally rock a quiz show. I did take the online Jeopardy test a coupla weeks ago, but there were a lot of things I didn't know, so I'm not holding my breath for their call.

I think a better alternative is Cash Cab, on the Discovery Channel. Basically, regular people waiting for a taxi in NYC get picked up and surprised with the fact that they are then on a game show. You can win some cash (average probably about $1000 or so) and even if you don't win, you get a free cab ride. Unfortunately, I no longer live in NYC, so catching the cash cab is a far fetched dream.

That aside, I think the show starts out with a bias. If you're taking a cab in NYC, you probably don't need the prize money. I don't need to say that I rarely took cabs. Yes, I took them to and from the airport, but never just walking around town. What they should do is Cash Subway. Those are more likely the people that need the money, and it would have an added entertainment value with all the crazies.

This might be a good way for me to earn money, starting this game show. However, it might end up costing me money, which is why nobody has done it yet. So that would be bad.


Deedra Climer Bass said...

One more tip to add to my tips on perusing personal ads: if they ask for a pic, they intend to screen for 'doability' ; )


super des said...

Of course. Which goes against the whole "platonic" thing.

might I add...? said...

I love Cash Cab, and I really want to get on. One thing I noticed, however, is that there appears to be a disclaimer in the very fast-moving credits at the end that may be saying that they screen for participants. So I'm wondering if it's really not so random.

I still like the show. And I want to get on it, or maybe Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Or Lingo. Or Chain Reaction. I think I'd suck at Jeopardy, although I like it. Too much randomness as far as the categories go, and I'd probably get stuck with all the stuff I know nothing about.

super des said...

I think the randomness is part of it, but the contestants are "screened" meaning they are given a briefing on the rules and the option to not participate.

But again, I won't know until *someone* gets on it.

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