Kirthana Ramisetti
February 14, 2005 AT 05:00 AM EST

Sure, those randy passengers on HBO’s Taxicab Confessions (which premiered Feb. 5) sign releases before they stagger into the night. But how is that legal if, let’s face it, most of these folks are wasted?

According to codirector Harry Gantz, passengers are given 48 hours after signing the release to soberly reflect on the decision and rescind permission. And who’d give up a shot at taxicab infamy? Among others, people ”who say something about their mothers [seeing it], that decide they don’t want to be on the show.” Ah, Mom. The guilt that keeps on giving.

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