Okay, so I’m ADDICTED to that new show out right now – “Take the Money and Run.” Any of you watch it? It’s one of those reality shows that involve scheming and cops and a whole bunch of lying, only with this one you actually CHOOSE to go to jail! Haha… (you see what I did there?).
The premise is that they give two people a briefcase full of cash ($100,000 worth), a car, and an hour – and by the end of it they have to have it hidden somewhere in order to trick professional investigators from finding it. You can use your cell, and go *anywhere* in the vicinity you want (you have to stay within your hometown), but it’s totally up to you where you put it. All the while knowing that as soon as that hour ends, the detectives are gonna pick apart every last move, and call, you make ;) So you gotta be smooth!
Then, once you’re done, they throw you in this dark-ass cell w/ no windows, and the INVESTIGATORS have a turn to go find it. If you can outwit them for 48 hours straight – the $100,000 is all yours!!! But if THEY crack the case, and can get it before the 2 days are up, then THEY become the lucky winners of $100,000! How awesome is that? So pretty much *somebody’s* walking away with some fat cash in their pockets after two days worth of work – not bad.
And that leads us to today’s question at hand: If you were given the chance to go hide a briefcase full of cash, and only had an hour start to finish, where would YOU stash it?
And keep in mind, *everything* is traceable when it comes to that car and cell phone, so you gotta be careful on how you use it (or don’t use it). Also, you both have to make sure you’re on the SAME page and have your entire story down pat or those detectives WILL get it outta you! They pretty much treat you just as if you were a true criminal indeed.
Now I keep thinking about a whole bunch of great places I can store it around here, but if I REALLY wanted to go all out and do some massive trickery, I’d have to say I’d put it in the one place they’re never gonna look. THE CAR! Yeah I’d drive that bitch all around, and call a half dozen people or whatever to try and have them follow the wrong tracks, but by the end of it all that sexy little briefcase will be right there underneath the seat. Or maybe in the trunk, if it’s got one of those flat tires in the back that I could just throw out and replace it with ;)
What do you think? Am I a genius, or an idiot? You know those shows have a ton of interns doing all their dirty work for them anyways, so you better believe that once you’re out that car, the poor guy/gal is heading right over to the storage lot or the rental place to hurry up and return it before it costs the studio any more money. It would be long gone before you even made it to the precinct! (which would be another ultimate hiding place actually, but a lot more difficult to pull off, haha…)
If you’re reading this Jerry Bruckheimer, you might wanna hurry up and cast me ;)
PS: It airs every Tuesday night @ 9pm EST, on ABC if you’re interested in checking it out.
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