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There’s one cab you DEFINITELY want to catch if you hail one down in New York City.

Cash Cab, which airs 5p ET on The Discovery Channel, is like Jeopardy minus Alex Trebek and the awkward banter between him and the show’s contestants.

(“So,” Alex asks one player while everyone waits for the game to continue. “You enjoy snorkeling off the coast of Southeast Asia!”)

Sorry if that wasn’t geographically correct, but you get the point … there is no time for such nonsense in Cash Cab.

Contestants strap in and get hit with a barrage of questions from comedian/driver Ben Bailey.

(Bailey is reportedly licensed and appears to be a good driver as he gets fed questions through an earpiece and repeats them. A pedestrian was reportedly struck and killed by a Cash Cab vehicle Monday in Vancouver, though the vehicle was not involved in the filming of a show at the time of the incident.)

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On one episode of Cash Cab I saw two guys win $2,900, basically due to a long ride coupled with strong general knowledge of several topics.

They knew the name of Betty Friedan’s feminist tome and pretty much nailed every other question thrown at them.

So it’s a good idea if you relearn Feminine Mystique … at least the title.

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