Wrestling documentry about comedian Andy Kauffman's break into professional wrestling. Mainly focuses on his feud with Memphis wrestling legend, Jerry "The King" Lawler, and features ... See full summary »
Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna decide to leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont. Dick is a how-to book writer, who eventually becomes a local TV celebrity as host of "... See full summary »
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>
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 »
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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