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Alex Reiger (Character)
from "Taxi" (1978)

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"Taxi: Going Home (#3.5)" (1980)
Alex Rieger: Pardon my intrusion.
Jim: That's Ok I didn't even hear it.

Elaine O'Connor-Nardo: Jim, you changed your name TO Ignatowski?
Jim: Yeah, you know... it was the 60s and everyone was changing their names to stuff like Sunshine, Free, Moon Unit...
Alex Rieger: Well Jim, why Ignatowski?
Jim: Say it backwards.
Bobby Wheeler: Iskwotangi.
Jim: Uh oh, that's not even close to Starchild, is it?

"Taxi: Out of Commission (#3.12)" (1981)
Alex Rieger: All you get for the fight tonight is twenty dollars?
Tony Banta: Who else do you know rakes in five dollars a second?

Lou-Lou: [referring to Reverend Jim] How many fights has he been in?
Alex Rieger: Just the one with reality.

"Taxi: The Reluctant Fighter (#2.15)" (1979)
Tony Banta: This is it. This is where Benny Foster works out.
Bobby Wheeler: I'm kinda disappointed.
Alex Reiger: Why?
Bobby Wheeler: It's the ex champ's gym. I thought it would smell different or something. Be a little classier.
Tony Banta: Are you kidding? The stalls in the bathroom, they got doors.

Vince: Listen. I'm gonna need some help in Tony's corner fight night. Now, any of you guys work a fight?
Alex Reiger: I was married.
Vince: Close enough.

"Taxi: Men Are Such Beasts (#1.10)" (1978)
Tony Banta: Do you remember what you said to your wife to break up with her?
Alex Reiger: Yeah, I remember what I said. I said, "Why is that man wearing my pajamas?"

"Taxi: Reverend Jim: A Space Odyssey (#2.3)" (1979)
[Jim is down at the DMV taking his driver's test]
Reverend Jim Ignatowski: Okay, here we go. Hey, uh, give me a little help on this one.
Tony Banta: You forgot your last name?
Reverend Jim Ignatowski: I've been busy.
Elaine O'Connor-Nardo: Well, what was your father's name?
Reverend Jim Ignatowski: Ignatowski.
Elaine O'Connor-Nardo: Well, maybe that's your name too.
Reverend Jim Ignatowski: You know, I think you're right!
Alex Reiger: Good.
Reverend Jim Ignatowski: Eyes?
Elaine O'Connor-Nardo: No, don't put two.
Reverend Jim Ignatowski: They mean color, don't they? What color are my eyes?
Bobby Wheeler: [staring into Jim's eyes] Elaine, do you want to take a stab at this one?
Elaine O'Connor-Nardo: Well, you can rule out white.
Alex Reiger: Call them brown.
Reverend Jim Ignatowski: Okey doke. Let's see... height! I don't know, about five-ten?
[Bobby, Alex and Elaine nod in agreement]
Reverend Jim Ignatowski: Weight. This is a very relative question, because if I were in space, I'd be weightless.
Tony Banta: You are in space.
Alex Reiger: Jim, they mean earth weight.
Reverend Jim Ignatowski: This is the most reading I've done in years. My brown eyes hurt!

"Taxi: I Wanna Be Around (#4.11)" (1982)
Jeff Bennett: He's turning the room into a shelter. Louie is determined to survive.
Alex Reiger: Oh yeah? Well I wish he'd put it for a vote.

"Taxi: Jim Gets a Pet (#2.14)" (1979)
Reverend Jim Ignatowski: I take him out for walks in the park everyday.
Alex Reiger: I imagine you must get some funny looks uh.
Reverend Jim Ignatowski: Well those poodle people have stopped acting like they own the place.

"Taxi: Jim the Psychic (#4.1)" (1981)
Reverend Jim Ignatowski: I've got terrible news for you Alex you're going to die
Alex Reiger: We're all going to die Jim.
Reverend Jim Ignatowski: Well, yeah, yeah, but not on thursday we're not.