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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12 September 1978 (USA)  »

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The series was inspired by a 1975 article in New York magazine titled "Night-Shifting for the Hip Fleet" by Mark Jacobson. James L. Brooks and David Davis read the article which was about several drivers who worked the night shift for a New York cab company. See more »

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[explaining to his mother in a flashback scene why he wants to move to America]
Latka Gravas: In America, a man can become another O.J. Simpson!
Latka's Mother: Who is O.J.Simpson?
Latka Gravas: The JUICE!
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The Greatest Sitcom of the 80's
5 May 2004 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

What more can you say about one of the classic situation comedies of all time. Just like many of the classics, this show was a great ensemble. Judd Hirsch may have been the star, but it was the interplay between the cast members that made this show what it was. Tony, Bobby, Elaine, Jim, Louie and, of course, Latka were all great characters and they helped make this show what it was. But, it not only was the characters. The writing made this one of the more intelligent comedies of its era and you could see a lot of what made "Cheers" great in this show. This show deserves a lot of the praise it has gotten over the years and its too bad that that more shows can't follow the example that "Taxi" showed.


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