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Tony Banta (Character)
from "Taxi" (1978)

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"Taxi: Out of Commission (#3.12)" (1981)
Dr. Webster: Tony, has any doctor ever advised you to quit boxing?
Tony Banta: Yeah, I suppose.
Dr. Webster: You suppose.
Tony Banta: I mean a lot of guys have yelled at me to get out of the ring. Some of them might have been doctors.

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?

"Taxi: Alex the Gofer (#5.7)" (1982)
Reverend Jim Ignatowski: Something terrible has just happened.
Tony Banta: What?
Reverend Jim Ignatowski: I forgot why I am doing this.

"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: 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.

"Taxi: Jim the Psychic (#4.1)" (1981)
Tony Banta: With Jim, who knows, maybe this guy can see into the future. He definately can't see anything in the present.