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"Taxi" (1978) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1978-1983

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Taxi: Season 5: Episode 24 -- Latka worries that Simka’s wacky behavior might cost her the right to remain permanently in America.
Taxi: Season 5: Episode 22 -- The cabbies come to the rescue when Jim tries to convince his family that he didn’t squander his inheritance by buying a run-down restaurant.
Taxi: Season 5: Episode 21 -- On the eve of the biggest fight of his career, Tony loses interest in boxing when his girlfriend announce she may be expecting his baby.
Taxi: Season 5: Episode 20 -- To what lengths will boyfriend Arnie go to win over Elaine’s kids? Elaine is in for a quite a surprise when she invites him over to meet her children.
Taxi: Season 5: Episode 19 -- Louie is worried his blind girlfriend will no longer love him if an operation to restore her sight is successful.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
12 September 1978 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 22 wins & 55 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 47)

Judd Hirsch ... Alex Reiger (114 episodes, 1978-1983)

Danny DeVito ... Louie De Palma (114 episodes, 1978-1983)

Marilu Henner ... Elaine O'Connor-Nardo (114 episodes, 1978-1983)

Tony Danza ... Tony Banta (114 episodes, 1978-1983)

Andy Kaufman ... Latka Gravas / ... (114 episodes, 1978-1983)
J. Alan Thomas ... Jeff Bennett (99 episodes, 1978-1983)

Christopher Lloyd ... Reverend Jim Ignatowski (84 episodes, 1978-1983)

Jeff Conaway ... Bobby Wheeler (69 episodes, 1978-1982)
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Series Directed by
James Burrows (75 episodes, 1978-1982)
Noam Pitlik (11 episodes, 1981-1983)
Michael Zinberg (6 episodes, 1982-1983)
Richard Sakai (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Michael Lessac (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
Danny DeVito (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
Howard Storm (2 episodes, 1981)
Stan Daniels (2 episodes, 1982)
Harvey Miller (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Writing credits
James L. Brooks (114 episodes, 1978-1983)
Stan Daniels (114 episodes, 1978-1983)
David Davis (114 episodes, 1978-1983)
Ed. Weinberger (114 episodes, 1978-1983)
Ken Estin (20 episodes, 1979-1983)
Glen Charles (17 episodes, 1978-1982)
Les Charles (17 episodes, 1978-1982)
Barry Kemp (14 episodes, 1978-1981)
Sam Simon (13 episodes, 1981-1983)
David Lloyd (12 episodes, 1979-1983)
Howard Gewirtz (10 episodes, 1979-1982)
Ian Praiser (10 episodes, 1979-1982)
Earl Pomerantz (9 episodes, 1978-1981)
Katherine Green (4 episodes, 1981-1983)
Barton Dean (3 episodes, 1978-1983)
Michael Leeson (3 episodes, 1978-1980)
Holly Holmberg Brooks (3 episodes, 1981-1983)
Danny Kallis (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Dennis Danzinger (2 episodes, 1981)
Ellen Sandler (2 episodes, 1981)

Series Produced by
James L. Brooks .... executive producer (112 episodes, 1978-1983)
Stan Daniels .... executive producer (112 episodes, 1978-1983)
Ed. Weinberger .... executive producer (112 episodes, 1978-1983)
Richard Sakai .... associate producer / producer / ... (87 episodes, 1979-1983)
Glen Charles .... producer (67 episodes, 1978-1981)
Les Charles .... producer (67 episodes, 1978-1981)
Ken Estin .... producer (43 episodes, 1981-1983)
Cary Matsumura .... associate producer (24 episodes, 1982-1983)
Sam Simon .... producer (24 episodes, 1982-1983)
David Davis .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Budd Cherry .... associate producer (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Greg Nierman .... associate producer (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Howard Gewirtz .... producer (19 episodes, 1981-1982)
Ian Praiser .... producer (19 episodes, 1981-1982)

Robin Green .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Bob James (106 episodes, 1978-1983)
 
Series Cinematography by
Kenneth Peach (59 episodes, 1980-1983)
Edward E. Nugent (45 episodes, 1978-1980)
Kenneth Peach Jr. (4 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Film Editing by
M. Pam Blumenthal (106 episodes, 1978-1983)
Jack Michon (14 episodes, 1980-1981)
Steve Shultz (14 episodes, 1982-1983)
Andrew Chulack (12 episodes, 1981)
Roger Tweten (11 episodes, 1982-1983)
Bernard Balmuth (9 episodes, 1982)
Douglas Hines (7 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Casting by
Susan Arnold (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Vicki Rosenberg (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Rhonda Young (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Joan Sittenfield (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jennifer Jackson Part (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ed LaPorta (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Tom H. John (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Kenneth A. Reid (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Tommy Goetz (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Lynn Griffin (14 episodes, 1979-1980)
Mary Dodson (10 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Charles E. Tycer (38 episodes, 1981-1983)
Fred S. Winston (32 episodes, 1979-1982)
Joseph A. Armetta (20 episodes, 1978-1979)
Sharon Thomas (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
Steven Potter (6 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Costume Design by
Ralph T. Schlain (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jerry Cash .... makeup artist (58 episodes, 1978-1981)
Charlotte Harvey .... hair stylist (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Charlene Roberson .... makeup artist (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Larry Abbott .... makeup artist (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Ray Sebastian .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Production Management
Gregg Peters .... unit production manager (86 episodes, 1978-1982)
Ronald E. Frazier .... executive in charge of production (59 episodes, 1979-1982)
Michael Stanislavsky .... unit production manager (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Stanislavsky .... first assistant director / second assistant director (71 episodes, 1978-1983)
Carlo U. Quinterio .... second assistant director (43 episodes, 1979-1981)
Stewart Lyons .... first assistant director / second assistant director (30 episodes, 1978-1980)
Susan Norton .... second assistant director (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Gregg Peters .... assistant director (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Lorraine Raglin .... second assistant director (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Richard Evans .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Art Department
Bob Fox .... stand-by painter (45 episodes, 1978-1980)
Margaret Mazzola .... leadman (24 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Sound Department
James R. Wright .... production sound mixer (112 episodes, 1978-1983)
Bill Henderson .... sound re-recording engineer (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Stunts
Lee Pulford .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1978)
Bobby Bass .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1982)
Tony Danza .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1982)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Val O'Malley .... camera operator (114 episodes, 1978-1983)
 
Series Casting Department
Joel Thurm .... original casting (107 episodes, 1978-1983)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ralph T. Schlain .... costumer / wardrobe (84 episodes, 1978-1982)
Sharon Day .... costumer: Marilu Henner (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Annette Gagnon .... costumer (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Rudy Garcia .... wardrobe: men (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Dolores Murray .... costumer: women (8 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Music Department
Bob James .... composer: song "Angela" / music by (2 episodes, 1978-1982)
 
Series Other crew
James L. Brooks .... executive consultant / executive creative consultant (108 episodes, 1978-1983)
Gil Clasen .... technical coordinator (107 episodes, 1978-1983)
David Davis .... title visualization / executive consultant (86 episodes, 1979-1983)
David Lloyd .... executive script consultant / executive story editor (71 episodes, 1979-1983)
Donna Wheeler .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (66 episodes, 1978-1981)
Robin Chambers .... talent coordinator / assistant: Mr. Daniels (65 episodes, 1978-1981)
Rosemary Dorsey .... script supervisor (63 episodes, 1978-1983)
Barbara Duncan .... assistant: Mr. Daniels / talent coordinator (63 episodes, 1980-1983)
Mark Harrah .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (63 episodes, 1980-1983)
Judi Brown .... script supervisor (45 episodes, 1979-1981)
Ken Estin .... program consultant / story editor (45 episodes, 1979-1981)
Sandra Lovelace .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (44 episodes, 1980-1983)
Barry Kemp .... executive script consultant (42 episodes, 1979-1981)
Cathy Clark .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (40 episodes, 1979-1982)
Elizabeth Hill .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (32 episodes, 1979-1981)
Ronald E. Frazier .... production executive (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
Dixie Reinhardt .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
H. Adele Woodson .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Kimberly Allen .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Sharon Feldstein .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Katherine Green .... story editor / executive story editor (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Sue Herring .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Patricia S. Marino .... assistant: Mr. Daniels / assistant: Cary Matsumura (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Richard Sakai .... assistant: Mr. Cherry / assistant: Mr. Daniels (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Catherine Tessier .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Tommy Goetz .... consultant (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jay Kleckner .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Greg Nierman .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (20 episodes, 1980-1981)
Nat Bernstein .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Glen Charles .... executive consultant (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Les Charles .... executive consultant (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Leslie Maier .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Lynne Nessel .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Sam Simon .... executive story editor (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Matthew Carlson .... assistant: Mr. Daniels / assistant: Mr Daniels (19 episodes, 1979-1980)
Larry Foster .... assistant: Mr. Cherry / assistant: Mr. Daniels (18 episodes, 1978-1979)
Lea Goldbaum .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (18 episodes, 1978-1979)
Andrea Davis .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (17 episodes, 1978-1979)
Howard Gewirtz .... story editor (17 episodes, 1979-1980)
Charlotte Gray .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (17 episodes, 1982-1983)
Michael Griffith .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (16 episodes, 1982-1983)
Ian Praiser .... story editor (15 episodes, 1979-1980)
Shawn Goodman .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
James Wright .... production executive (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
Harvey Miller .... executive consultant (12 episodes, 1982-1983)
Robin James .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (7 episodes, 1980-1981)
Cary Matsumura .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (7 episodes, 1981)
Robin Green .... executive assistant: Richard Sakai / assistant: Mr. Daniels (7 episodes, 1982)
Chris Painter .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (7 episodes, 1982)
Tina Levine .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (6 episodes, 1982)

Edward Neumeier .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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30 min (115 episodes)
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The producers originally wanted an African-American actor to play Bobby. Cleavon Little was a finalist for the part. Jeff Conaway was originally considered to play John but asked to audition for Bobby. Conaway was the only white actor who was considered for the role.See more »
Quotes:
"Reverend" Jim Ignatowski:I went to Woodstock.
Bobby Wheeler:Oh yeah? You went to Woodstock?
"Reverend" Jim Ignatowski:Yep, half a million people gathered together in peace and harmony, grooving to Joni and The Who... hey, you know, if I hadn't gone, there would have only been 499,999 people... lucky for them I went.
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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Greatest Sit-Com, 26 September 2002
Author: AP-Project from CT

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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