Taxi (1978–1983)

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The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.

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 Alex Reiger (114 episodes, 1978-1983)
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 Louie De Palma (114 episodes, 1978-1983)
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 Elaine O'Connor-Nardo (114 episodes, 1978-1983)
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 Tony Banta (114 episodes, 1978-1983)
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 Latka Gravas / ... (114 episodes, 1978-1983)
J. Alan Thomas ...
 Jeff Bennett (89 episodes, 1978-1983)
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 Reverend Jim Ignatowski (84 episodes, 1978-1983)
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 Bobby Wheeler (69 episodes, 1978-1982)
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Louie De Palma is a cantankerous, acerbic taxi dispatcher in New York City. He tries to maintain order over a collection of varied and strange characters who drive for him. As he bullies and insults them from the safety of his "cage," they form a special bond among themselves, becoming friends and supporting each other through the inevitable trials and tribulations of life. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Andy Kaufman's contract stipulated that he only had to be on the set two days a week, 14 episodes per season. Kaufman disliked sitcoms and originally turned down the part of Latka because he wanted to focus on his stand-up comedy career. But the producers liked him so much that a compromise was reached. See more »

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Vivian Harrow: [Elaine is trying to convince a hooker to look nice for her paper marriage to Latka] Honey, I've been everything from Little Bo Peep to Darth Vader.
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The Best Show Ever!
28 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

They were just finding their own in season 1. Season 2 was a riot, when they introduced Revrend Jim. Each show was a comedy classic. It had one of the funniest scenes of all time, when Jim was taking his driving test. Will we ever find out what a yellow light means? This show was a launching pad of comedy stardom. For Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, and Tony Danza. The first 3 seasons are on DVD, and they are worth buying. This show also introduced us to Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, and George Wendt who later went on to cheers fame. It was just a shame that it ended to soon. With the death of Andy Kaufman. The show was not going to go on anymore since the death of Andy. Everyone felt bad about the loss of Kaufman and the loss of one of the greatest shows ever. The show will always be remembered if you buy the DVDs and relive the sad, funny, and hilarious moments of Taxi.


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