[VIDEO] They Put A Celebrity In Every NYC Taxi And People Hated It

If you got in a taxi in New York City between 1997 and 2003, you were greeted with the recorded voice of a celebrity reminding you to buckle up. When you left, the same celebrity reminded you to make sure you don’t forget anything, and get a receipt.

This video is the complete oral history of the Celebrity Talking Taxi program, complete with stories never before made public, and a new exclusive interview with Al Franken about the politically incorrect “cab driver” jokes he pitched back then and how he views them today.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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