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 (99 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 asked the producers before he signed his contract to give guest appearances to Tony Clifton, someone he claimed was a friend of his. They agreed to give few guest appearances to Tony Clifton, and Kaufman signed the contract to play Latka. Tony Clifton showed up for the rehearsals late, very drunk and with some scantily-clad women. The producers fired Tony on his third day. Clifton was in fact one of Kaufman's characters. Although to maintain the practical joke Kaufman always denied that Clifton was not a real, separate person, he was usually (thought not always) played by Kaufman in disguise (Clifton was also occasionally played by Kaufman's friend Bob Zmuda). See more »

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"Reverend" Jim Ignatowski: What did you win that trophy for?
Alex Rieger: For making a fool of myself.
"Reverend" Jim Ignatowski: Why doesn't anyone tell me about contests like that?
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One of the Best!
24 July 2004 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

"Taxi" is on syndication for a long period of time which shows how great "Taxi" was. Many shows go on syndication and just die with dated material, over acting, thin plots, and lose their originality. "Taxi" has timeless material, and will never lose its originality because of the intense plots, and excellent execution of the comedy from its actors. Danny, Judge, and Christopher were great actors. I will never forget the episode were Louie goes to Riger's apartment, because Jim has a vision of Riger meeting death at the door. Death turns out to be a girl guide. The Can Can dance with the baseball mask was hilarious. Too bad they have the thin plotted and predictable "Cosby show" on TBS. Other funny memorable shows were the bomb shelter, and Jim giving away his inheritance. Timeless classics. I hope they never remake this show for it will probably bomb compared to the original. "Taxi" is too comedy, what "Star Trek" is for science fiction. Must watch.


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