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Taxicab Confessions is a television series of hidden camera documentaries that have aired on HBO since January 1995. In segments taped in New York City and Las Vegas, the taxi drivers are also producers who steer both the vehicle and the conversations with passengers. When passengers enter the cab, they are recorded with several small cameras hidden in the taxi. The producer prompts passengers into discussing their past and/or present circumstances. This has led some participants to reflect on their life, recalling extreme tragedies or triumphs. Much is verbally or visually graphic, including explicit sex talk and sex acts performed in the back seat. At the end of the taxi ride, passengers are asked to sign waivers allowing the hidden camera footage to be used on the program, and footage of this revelation is sometimes seen during the closing credits. Separating the segments are short video montages showing life in the city, incorporating quick cuts of club interiors, flashing neon signage, strippers and the homeless, along with the series theme music, "Over the Rainbow" by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. The series originated in New York, moved to Las Vegas and in recent years returned to New York.
|S01E01||Episode #1.1||01/01/1995||This inaugural episode of the Taxicab Confessions series, premiered on HBO in January 1995, and went on to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Special. Far ahead of its time, this show allowed viewers to watch as unsuspecting cab riders in New York City revealed their most vulnerable sides. Memorable rides include an off-duty trauma cop who recounts scenes of death he has witnessed, a homeless man who explains his decline, and a young woman who talks about the joys of body piercing.|
|S01E02||Episode #1.2||12/10/1995||More personal lifestyles and secrets are revealed in this episode, including a pair of young women flirting with their bisexuality and each other, an outgoing African American body-builder who seems surprised that the cabbie even picked him up, and an AIDS victim coping with his impending death.|
|S01E03||Episode #1.3||01/08/1996||The people who appear in this episode, which premiered in August 1996, are as unpredictable, and often as outrageous, as the city where they live - New York. There's a foul-mouthed young woman who admits to having shot her boyfriend in a fit of rage; a cocaine addict struggling with his yearning for drugs, and a prostitute who claims she narrowly missed becoming the latest victim of a cab-driving serial killer.|
|S03E01||Episode #3.1||01/10/1997||In October 1997, HBO premiered Taxicab Confessions 4; the very first episode to take place in Las Vegas. The producers found more outrageous people in "Sin City". In this episode, a young man and his older girlfriend add to their list of "places they've done it" (a TC first!) and a sweet, sentimental veteran pilot of the Spanish Civil War who remembers losing his best friend.|
|S04E01||Episode #4.1||01/07/1998||This episode, which was the second in Las Vegas, premiered in July 1998. Sometimes heart wrenching, sometimes gut wrenching; the rides include a couple with a (very) open marriage and a down-and-out woman who explains how she turned to heroin and prostitution after losing one of her legs in a car accident.|
|S05E01||Episode #5.1||27/11/1999||In November 1999, HBO premiered another episode from Las Vegas. Rides included a 35-year-old woman who's still a virgin, a rock musician on his way home from a show with a beautiful groupie, and a man who proposes to his longtime girlfriend in the back of the cab, unaware that the moment is being preserved for all time.|
|S06E01||Lucky 7: Let It Ride||29/07/2000||A liberated female investment banker whose motto is "one man, many women." A retired embalmer looking for some live action on the Vegas strip. An adult-chat-room hostess with an all-too-normal sex life. A "plain old little simple transsexual call girl." In Las Vegas, stories of life, love and loss are as plentiful as slot machines, showgirls or Elvis impersonators.|
|S06E02||Best of Taxicab Confessions 2: Fare Play||01/01/2000|
|S07E01||All's Fare in Love & Vegas||01/01/2001||A thrilled threesome proud of their liberated lifestyle. A pair of pals ready to take on some Vegas-style adventures. A sex-club siren with cross-sexual desires. An exotic dancer newly initiated into the porn industry. In Las Vegas, outrageous stories of love, life, and loss are always a sure bet.|
|S07E02||Best of Taxicab Confessions 3: Hot! Hot! Hot!||01/01/2001|
|S08E01||A Fare to Remember||01/01/2002||A French cabaret singer who's determined to be a survivor. Two star-struck tourists who'll go to any length to meet a celebrity. A pair of female strippers in love headed for a drive-thru wedding. They might not be as romantic as Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, but the leading men and ladies who ride in our taxicab on a dark Las Vegas night have tales of life, love, lust and loss that are every bit as memorable.|
|S09E01||Girls Like It Hot||01/01/2003||A woman who is kinkier on her live sex website than with her fiancé, a stripper upset over the loss of her "sugardaddy" and a cheating boyfriend making amends with a marriage proposal. None of these Las Vegas taxicab passengers knew they were being taped by hidden cameras, so their conversations are uncensored, frank and deliciously revealing. Outrageous stories of love, life and loss are always a sure bet in Vegas as this hit documentary series antes up another all-new edition.|
|S10E01||New York, New York||05/02/2005||The 2005 edition of HBO's Emmy®-winning hit documentary series "Taxicab Confessions" returns to the streets of New York City for the first time after an eight-year hiatus. TAXICAB CONFESSIONS: NEW YORK, NEW YORK records more intimate nocturnal conversations with actual taxicab passengers - chronicling a disparate group of revelers, fetishists, romantics and lonely hearts as they spill their innermost secrets to anonymous cab drivers.|
|S11E01||New York, New York: Part 2||07/01/2006||In the safety of a taxicab, under the cover of a New York City night, people are capable of saying and doing anything. The 12th edition of the Emmy-winning, smash-hit documentary series heads back to the familiar streets of the Big Apple to record more intimate nocturnal conversations with actual NYC taxicab passengers.|
|S14E01||The City That Never Sleeps||09/12/2010||New York, New York Parts 1-3 heads back to the familiar streets of the Big Apple to record more intimate nocturnal conversations with actual NYC taxicab passengers. In this special, a desperate group of revelers, fetishists, imbibers, romantics, and lonely hearts let down their guard, spilling their innermost secrets to anonymous cab drivers - and to each other. Each of the rides was videotaped by hidden lipstick cameras, with footage edited into three- to five-minute segments. Short-take ride vignettes and montage footage of The City That Never Sleeps bridges each of these segments, and the special concludes with footage of the passengers learning they'd been taped by HBO.|