Not Again: Eagle Escort Actually The Cash Cab
CAMPANELLA WAY — Three freshmen watched their night go from bad to worse on Saturday as their travel plans took an unexpected turn for the trivial. Piling into what they believed to be an Eagle Escort van, the members of the trio had no idea that they had just become the latest contestants on America’s most popular vehicular game show.
“Out of nowhere, the ceiling started flashing and a bell began to ring,” said Megan Doolan (MCAS ’22). “I was so out of it that I panicked and punched Trish in the jaw.”
Midway through his opening spiel about Cash Cab: Boston College, host Ben Bailey was maced in the face by another one of the first-year students, briefly incapacitating him.
“It was all kind of a blur,” recounted Jessica Blake (CSON ’22). “This big face turned around and I just went for it. Meg punched Trish in the jaw.”
After the initial confusion, Bailey finished explaining the rules of the Cash Cab and asked the freshmen if they were willing to play. The students reluctantly agreed because it was their “only way back to Newton Campus.”
In the 17-minute ride that followed, the first-years struck out on nearly every single question that Bailey asked. The questions included, “What’s in my pocket?,” “How high can you whistle?,” and “Where do I, Ben Bailey, live?”
Having used both their Social Media Shout Out and their Street Shout Out, the freshmen were kicked to the curb somewhere in Waban. Not only did they not make any money, but Bailey reportedly asked to borrow eight dollars to buy “a decently round marble.”
At press time, a representative from the Boston College Police Department announced that this incident was the third in recent months, and warned students not to enter any Eagle Escort van with New York license plates. Trish Danyluk (CSOM ’22) was unable to comment.