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Cash Cab - Anyone been on it?

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Cash Cab - Anyone been on it?

Always wonder this when watching Cash Cab... The meter is always running during the ride! So do they actually have to pay for the ride regardless of winning or losing? I've never heard anyone say, "at least we got a free ride". Wondering if anyone has insight on that?
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A friend of mine has been on it and won $700 with her friends. I have no idea if the contestants have to pay for the cab ride though. I did learn that you don't actually get the cash as soon as you leave the cab though as it's implied on the show. They send you a cheque afterwards.
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Any idea how to get on the show?

Is it really a random occurrence as is presented, or is that all scripted and the contestants are actually selected in advance?
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jenviea wrote:
Jul 4th, 2012 7:39 pm
The US version was definitely cast weeks ahead of any actual taping
http://www.tv.com/news/cash-cab-confide ... all-24745/
http://www.avclub.com/chicago/articles/ ... ake,48754/
Doesn't necessarily mean the canadian version is the same but it wouldn't surprise me if it is
Canadian contestants are pre-screened as well.
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ronin1701 wrote:
Jul 4th, 2012 6:36 pm
Any idea how to get on the show?

Is it really a random occurrence as is presented, or is that all scripted and the contestants are actually selected in advance?
PCDawg wrote:
Jul 4th, 2012 10:45 pm
Canadian contestants are pre-screened as well.
prescreened yup. they tell you where to be, they tell you that it might not air on TV (you will still get the money), they also tell you to bring some friends and to bring the energy
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I don't remember who it was, but I do remember distinctly one member on here saying they got to be on the cash cab in Toronto. They said that for the "surprise" entry, they re-film it depending on the contestant's actual reaction. If it's enough to be a legit surprise or something, they don't need to. If the contestant clearly knew what was going on heading into the cab, they got them to redo it or something.
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Thanks for the tip about pre-screening....I cannot stand fake shows anymore. Don't watch Cash Cab, Pawn Stars, etc.

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my understanding is that they do have random pickups as well as the pre-screened. . .but that is a small percentage.

they like the pre-screens because that increases the likelihood that they will get material that can be aired. but even with the pre-screens that get filmed, they don't guarantee that you will make it to air.
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as for whether the cab ride is free or not.. pretty sure they usually say that if u get kicked out, you end up with a free cab ride to wherever they kick you out...

another terrible show like this, when dealing with pre-screening and such, is Instant Cash...i remember there were kijiji ads all the time before the show filmed, for possible contestants to go to the malls that they go to (upper canada, lawrence square, georgian mall, etc) and take some test to decide whether they want to use you on the show..not to mention when they are going up to the ATM machine, there is a big sticker on the ground with a picture of a video camera on it, and the big safe beside the ATM and the camera men everywhere lol...

i dont think there is any real reality tv....its all scripted, pre-screened and fake.. yet i still watch a lot of it lol

but these ones piss me off more because its implied that these are all random people that have never been screened or picked to be on these shows, and that its just random..but thats totally not the case
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I saw them filming cashcab on queen west a few weeks ago on a Friday night about midnight. They made the guys film their exit out of the cans (everyone high diving etc) like three times, lol.

Would love to be on there just for the frustration that comes when people can't answer questions haha
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So I'm guessing "Ice Cold Cash" on Food Network is scripted garbage as well..
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still I like watching this show even its a fake show.
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I think it is a cool show. But i don't think that anyone have ever make any money from this show. Its just for entertainment. :|
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Are the flashing lights really mounted in the ceiling of the cab, or are those added in post-production?

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