The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.
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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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Same Time, Better Network (season 5)

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Taksi  »

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The producers decided to have "Tony Clifton" fired, because he was being a disruptive element. (They fired Tony, they didn't fire Andy). Andy (dressed as Tony) went into one of the NBC studio auditoriums flanked by two very tall female escorts. One of the producers followed him in there to confront (and terminate) him. There was a big confrontation and argument on the stage with all of them. Various executives who heard what was going on, came into the auditorium to sit and watch what was going. True to form for Andy Kaufman, the whole thing degenerated into street theater, another elaborate publicity stunt. See more »

Quotes

Louie De Palma: Ignatowski! Where have you been all week?
"Reverend" Jim Ignatowski: I don't work weekends.
Louie De Palma: You been gone nine days!
"Reverend" Jim Ignatowski: Yeah...
Tony Banta: Jim, weekends are only two days.
"Reverend" Jim Ignatowski: Oh, I thought we'd switched to the metric system.
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A sheer contribution to mankind
10 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

It doesn't happen very often, but from time to time in history the human race has managed to create something so supreme, so perfect and so outstanding that not even does it become a wonder, but it also lifts the entire creativity in man to a higher level and sets a new standard according to what people are able to create and how they evolve. The show Taxi is the result of one of those man made manifestations.

Its real, its genius and its surprising. Its the art of acting, humor and intelligence come together. It captures centuries of human knowledge and wisdom. So marvelous put together, that not only will it be the best creation of its time, but its also an ideal for all times.

Many shows since are a reflection of TAXI, with many ideas, taken more or less directly from the show, and have become famous on that base. But they will never ever reach the hight of the original: TAXI Which once and for all proofs what a unique and unbeatable masterpiece TAXI is. A true wonder. Now, then and forever.


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