Karaoke Cab Featured on the Today Show

by ARLnow.com October 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm 8,610 8 Comments

This summer Joel Orbina Laguidao, the Red Top Cab driver who keeps a portable karaoke machine in his taxi, gained regional notoriety thanks to local media coverage.

Now, the ‘Karaoke Cab’ has gone national, thanks to a feature story on this morning’s Today Show.

As part of the five-minute segment, Today Show co-host Savannah Guthrie took a musical ride around Arlington in the Karaoke Cab with Joel. As Arlington landmarks like Whitlow’s passed by in the background, Guthrie was joined in the cab by a number of random taxi passengers and by one not-so-random Arlington resident: NBC News White House Correspondent Chuck Todd.

Guthrie called the cab “a new innovative way of getting around the D.C. area” that “gives a whole new meaning to ‘traffic jam.'”

The segment was filmed on Friday, Sept. 16, with the cooperation of Clarendon-based Red Top Cab.

  • Southeast Ben

    Savannah = Hot

    • CrystalMikey

      True statement.

  • Jackie

    That is awesome!!! I need to catch his cab!!!

  • Seriously though, what does that microphone remind you of? I’m not sure if it’s his love of karaoke or something else that makes him do this….

  • Scooter

    Yea, it’s a cool concept. Just as long as the driver pays attention and is not constantly turning around to chuckle and sing along. We have enough distracted drivers around here. On another note, I thought Savannah and Chuck were going to hook up in the end.

  • Allan Hufemia

    long live the PINOYS out there! More POWER!

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