My current favorite TV quiz show, airing on the Discovery Channel. A concept of genius-like simplicity: passengers enter the cab, thinking it's a normal New York City taxi; once inside, the lights flash and they are inveigled into playing by genial cabbie/quizmaster Ben Bailey.
This is a wonderful show. Its high entertainment value stems from a number of factors: questions at just the right level, the unexpected bliss experienced by the winners, the occasional disconnect between passengers' appearances and their performance, and - most of all - the absolute perfection in his role of the host, comedian Ben Bailey.
My yearning to be on Jeopardy has now been replaced by a rabid desire to be on the Cash Cab.