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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The theme song's title, "Angela (Theme from Taxi (1978))", was written/performed by Bob James and was from his 1978 album 'Touchdown'. The album's title track was the song James had actually written for the theme, but Taxi's producers liked the short cue Bob had recorded for one brief scene with Alex (Judd Hirsch) and a young woman, Angela, and used that instead. 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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Greatest Sit-Com
26 September 2002 | by (CT) – See all my reviews

Taxi was, and still is, the greatest sit-com I've ever seen. The Louie DePalma, Iggy and Rieger characters were simply magnificent creations. I would laugh until I cried while watching this show. It's still funny today in re-runs. Louie's "affair" with Emily (which was revived in a later episode) is particularly hilarious. Iggy playing piano at a black-tie

gala (as Elaine's "date" for the evening) is both amusing and heart-warming. The scripts were excellent as they blended wry, sarcastic humor with some degree of pathos in each episode. This show succeeded at a time when there was no "political correctness" to erode its rough edges. It's very doubtful one of the three major networks would create and air a show like this in today's more conservative climate.


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