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1981

7 Jan. 1981
The Ten Percent Solution
With Bobby's acting career going nowhere he takes Tony Banta under his wing and acts as his agent.
 
21 Jan. 1981
The Call of the Mild
Alex, Tony, and the gang end up stranded without provisions in a mountain cabin when a freak snowstorm and an intrusive bear wreck their well laid plans.
 
5 Feb. 1981
Latka's Cookies
Following the death of Latka's grandmother he inherits her cookie recipe. He intends on going into business with this recipe, but there's a catch, it contains a special ingredient.
 
12 Feb. 1981
Thy Boss' Wife
The head boss' wife invites Louie over for an affair so she can get back at her husband. Louie fears the worst after remembering that her last fling, a cabbie, had not been heard from since.
 
19 Feb. 1981
The Costume Party
The gang crash a party which they believe is occupied by famous actors.
 
26 Feb. 1981
Elaine's Old Friend
Elaine has the misfortune of picking up her old high school rival, Mary Parker. Later Elaine and Alex meet her and her fiancé for dinner where their romance dominates the night.
 
12 Mar. 1981
Out of Commission
After Tony's third knockout in five fights, a concerned doctor goes to the boxing commission and convinces them to revoke Tony's license.
 
19 Mar. 1981
Zen and the Art of Cab Driving
After Jim picks up a couple of businessmen at the airport he realizes that his life is missing something. Focusing on being the best cab driver he can be Jim breaks company trip sheet records amassing enough wealth to achieve goal.
 
26 Mar. 1981
Louie's Mother
After Louie places his mother in a nursing home he realizes that his vision of living without her was not as good as it seemed.
 
9 Apr. 1981
Bobby's Roommate
Elaine can't afford her apartment and temporarily moves in with Bobby, much to the chagrin of Alex and Tony.
 
16 Apr. 1981
Louie Bumps into an Old Lady
After Louie hits an old lady with his cab, she takes him and the Sunshine Cab Company to court for a million dollars. Louie soon realizes that he has a strong case against her when Alex remembers from a prior experience that she is a known ambulance chaser.
 
30 Apr. 1981
Bobby and the Critic
After reading the newspaper and seeing another nasty review of a play by powerful critic, John Bowman, Bobby decides to compose a letter attacking Bowman, only to reconsider and throw it in the trash. When Louie recovers the letter and sends it to the newspaper, it unexpectedly creates positive buzz for Bobby and his acting career. Bobby now feels the pressure of having to perform his next play with Bowman in the front row.
 
7 May 1981
On the Job: Part 1
After the Sunshine Cab Company goes bankrupt, the gang decides to meet at Mario's a month later to tell stories about their new jobs.
 
14 May 1981
On the Job: Part 2
With the Sunshine Cab Company still closed, the former employees continue to share stories of their new jobs.
 
21 May 1981
Latka the Playboy
Latka creates a suave but obnoxious alter ego, Vic Ferrari, to help him score with the ladies. However, nobody likes his new persona, and Alex tries to convince him to bring the old Latka back.
 
8 Oct. 1981
Jim the Psychic
Jim has a vision that Alex will die on Thursday at 7 p.m.. Louie is convinced that it is real, but Alex refuses to believe it. Latka is not allowed to talk for a week after a run-in with Tony.
 
15 Oct. 1981
Vienna Waits
Elaine and Alex travel to Europe together (as friends only)... but it's Elaine and not Alex who ends up having the funnest times and experiences there.
 
22 Oct. 1981
Mr. Personalities
When Latka begins to exhibit multiple personality disorder again, Elaine refers him to a therapist. As a result of the first session, he takes on a new personality: Alex Rieger.
 
29 Oct. 1981
Jim Joins the Network
A network executive, in danger of losing his job, uses Jim and his psychic powers to schedule shows. This arrangement does not sit well with Alex, who chastises Jim for being taken advantage of.
 
5 Nov. 1981
Louie's Fling
Louie jeopardizes his relationship with Zena by sleeping with her vulnerable and intoxicated best friend.
 
12 Nov. 1981
Like Father, Like Son
When his father returns to the garage for a visit, Alex is once again reluctant to have a relationship with him. They meet for dinner and his father helps set him up on a date with an attractive woman only to ask her out himself after Alex leaves.
 
19 Nov. 1981
Louie's Mom Remarries
Louie is appalled and devastated when his elderly mother announces her plans to marry a Japanese man she met at her senior citizens' group.
 
26 Nov. 1981
Fledgling
Elaine befriends a reclusive artist who is afraid to leave his apartment. She decides to take him to the garage to help him overcome his fears.
 
10 Dec. 1981
Of Mice and Tony
Tony meets a promising young heavyweight boxer and offers to become his manager; the problem is, a mysterious "syndicate" is also showing an interest in the rookie fighter.
 
17 Dec. 1981
Louie Goes Too Far
Louie gets fired after Elaine accuses him of voyeurism.
 

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