Taxi (TV Series 1978–1983) Poster



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Referenced in 

Barney Miller: Chinatown: Part 2 (1982) (TV Episode)
Dietrich says that Taxi will be on in five minutes
Bosom Buddies: Not with My Sister, You Pig (1982) (TV Episode)
"Cab drivers in New York are not really like Judd Hirsch!"
Saturday Night Live: Danny DeVito/Sparks (1982) (TV Episode)
After ABC cancelled the show, the complete cast of Taxi takes a bow during the monologue, followed by a filmed Taxi skit
Saturday Night Live: Chevy Chase/Queen (1982) (TV Episode)
Taxi logo on Danny DeVito's jacket and scarf.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Danny DeVito/Joan Embery/John Searing (1986) (TV Episode)
Danny DeVito talks about his former series
Cool It: Episode #2.2 (1986) (TV Episode)
Phil Cool mentions and imitated Jim from Taxi
Growing Pains: Feet of Clay (1989) (TV Episode)
"With Danny DeVito as Louis."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fugitive Alien (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Next, on 'Taxi'"
Saturday Night Live: Chevy Chase/Robbie Robertson (1992) (TV Episode)
Jeffrey Dahmer confuses the sitcom Taxi with the Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver
Class Act (1992)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: (as Lakta) Thank you veddy much.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Dead Talk Back (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow (as Latka): "You're so stupid."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Danger!! Death Ray (1995) (TV Episode)
Tom (as Latka): "Thank you very much!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Beast of Yucca Flats (1995) (TV Episode)
"Latka Gravas goes to class"
Beavis and Butt-Head: Spanish Fly (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Larry Sanders Show: Larry's Sitcom (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by a character.
Saturday Night Live: Christine Baranski/The Cure (1996) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by David Spade during Spade in America
Broken Sword: Circle of Blood (1996) (Video Game)
The series and Judd Hirsch, one of its actors, are mentioned in a conversation
George & Leo: The Cameo Episode (1997) (TV Episode)
Lots of cameos by actors from this series.
1st Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1997) (TV Short)
Crow: She speaks Lakta Gravas.
Man on the Moon (1999)
Contains a meticulous re-creation of the former show.
'The Simpsons': America's First Family (2000) (TV Special)
Referenced by name
King of the Hill: The Buck Stops Here (2000) (TV Episode)
Bobby mentions that he watched an all night marathon of this show.
Gilmore Girls: Richard in Stars Hollow (2002) (TV Episode)
Rory suggests "that really great episode of Taxi" as part of a Ruth Gordon trilogy.
The Making of 'Amadeus' (2002) (Video)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (Video Game)
The Kaufman Cab company
Red Dwarf: Launching 'Red Dwarf' (2002) (Video)
Referenced by name
Andy Richter Controls the Universe: Bully the Kid (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Byron
Wonderland (2003)
In montage of TV Guide listings
Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (2003) (Video)
Someone mentions this series.
Saturday Night Live: Megan Mullally/Clay Aiken (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Celebrity Poker Showdown
House of D (2004)
A scene of a cab on a New York bridge strongly resembles the opening credits for this show. In Taxi the bridge is Queensborough, in House of D it's Brooklyn.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.52 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Classic TV" category
American Dad!: Rough Trade (2006) (TV Episode)
He then compares her to Louie de Palma.
Gilmore Girls: The Perfect Dress (2006) (TV Episode)
Rory says Taxi should have utilized Tony Danza's musical comedy skills more.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.191 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza" category
TV Land Confidential: Oddballs & Original Characters (2007) (TV Episode)
Narrator mentions title
NCIS: Designated Target (2007) (TV Episode)
Tony says he can't decide whether the taxi company man is Danny DeVito in "Taxi" or Robert De Niro in "Taxi Driver".
Numb3rs: Graphic (2007) (TV Episode)
Judd Hirsch and Christopher Lloyd share an exchange about Lloyd's character being a hippie. Lloyed and Hirsch starred in the series "Taxi" with Lloyd playing the hippie character Reverend Jim. Lloyd even delivers his trademark confused "uhhh..." line from the show.
Lasagna Cat: 04/25/1979 (2008) (TV Episode)
Theme tune used.
The Apprentice: A Knight on Broadway (2008) (TV Episode)
Marilu mentions this show when talking about David Hyde Pierce
Nip/Tuck: Gene Shelly (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America: Would Ya Hit a Guy with Glasses?: Nerds, Jerks & Oddballs (2009) (TV Episode)
James L. Brooks mentions the show. Still is shown.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.88 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $12,500 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.125 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $12,500 question
The Cinema Snob: Bloodsucking Freaks (2010) (TV Episode)
"Detective Andy Kaufman in Vic Ferrari mode"
Conan: Alibi for the Murder Andy's Committing Tonight (2011) (TV Episode)
Ray Liotta mentions Christopher Lloyd from Taxi and BTTF
The Cleveland Show: Yemen Party (2011) (TV Episode)
Cleveland (as Fatima) says "Thank you very much" like Latka from this show.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Marville #2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mickey asks if a cab driver is "that guy from Taxi" and Linkara wonders which one she is referring to.
South Park: A Scause for Applause (2012) (TV Episode)
written on blackboard
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.72 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Andy Kaufman was on the show
White Collar: Empire City (2013) (TV Episode)
Mozzie works as a yellow cab driver. Neal calls him Danny DeVito.
The Apprentice: The Wolf in Charge of the Hen House (2013) (TV Episode)
Show mentioned when Marilu Henner is credited
The Apprentice: Just as Simple as Making Soup (2013) (TV Episode)
Show mentioned when Marilu Henner is credited
The Apprentice: The First Leaf That Hits the Ground (2013) (TV Episode)
Lil Jon mentions watching Taxi
The Apprentice: Are You My Zulu Dancing Man? (2013) (TV Episode)
Marilu mentions the show
The Cinema Snob: Basket Case (2013) (TV Episode)
"...or is this Louie DePalma's work space?"
Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) (TV Movie)
Judd Hirsch plays a taxi cab driver, which is a nod to his role on "Taxi."
Acting Out in School: An Interview with Patch Mackenzie (2014) (Video)
Mentioned in interview.
Forever: Look Before You Leap (2014) (TV Episode)
Abe's photo for eHarmony is a publicity still for Judd Hirsch from that sitcom.
Jingle All the Way 2 (2014) (Video)
Larry refers to Sebastian as "the dude from 'Taxi.'"
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kristin Chenoweth/Casey Wilson/Tony Danza/Brandy Clark (2015) (TV Episode)
Tony Danza comments on his series' pending reunion
The Simpsons: My Fare Lady (2015) (TV Episode)
Reverend Jim makes a cameo appearance.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Danny DeVito/Zoë Kravitz/Artie Lange (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions that Danny DeVito starred in his favorite sitcom of all time
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Julia Louis-Dreyfus/Scott Eastwood/Flo Rida (2015) (TV Episode)
During the Superlatives segment, Jimmy mentions Latka and the title
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Danny DeVito/Simon Pegg/George Ezra (2015) (TV Episode)
Danny DeVito talks about rehearsing and filming his former series and about his audition
Unforgettable: Gut Check (2015) (TV Episode)
When Rosie finds out that Carrie has a perfect memory, she tells that the lady from Taxi has this too
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Danny DeVito/Whitney Cummings/The Front Bottoms/Josh Freese (2016) (TV Episode)
Danny DeVito talks about his former series
Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows (2016) (TV Special)
Cast members reunite to discuss working with James Burrows.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Chadwick Boseman/Carol Kane/Mike Posner/Mark Guiliana (2016) (TV Episode)
Carol Kane talks about working with Andy Kaufman on her earlier series
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jada Pinkett Smith/Andy Cohen/Gallant (2016) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions Andy Kaufman and Latka during the Superlatives segment
500 Questions: Episode #2.3 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "Acclaimed TV Shows" category
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Yvette Nicole Brown (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Hollywood Director"
Dancing with the Stars: TV Night (2016) (TV Episode)
theme song from show is danced to
Family Guy: Chris Has Got a Date, Date, Date, Date, Date (2016) (TV Episode)
Judd Hirsch reference when Peter is an Uber driver
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ice Cube/Rachel Maddow/Khalid (2017) (TV Episode)
The theme is played as Rachel Maddow is introduced

Featured in 

Back to the Future Part II (1989)
A clip from the series, which starred Christopher Lloyd, is shown in the Café 80s.
A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman (1995) (TV Special)
Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) (TV Movie)
clips from this show are used in this special
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003) (TV Special)
Showing Sitcom
I Love the '70s: 1979 (2003) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV Series was edited into this mini-series
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards (2004) (TV Special)
shows it when Danny Devitio is given his award
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) (Video)
trope of working class male incompetence
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 28 March 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of this TV show are featured during a repeat of a 'Great American Culture Quiz' segment.
America in Primetime: The Misfit (2011) (TV Episode)
Louie De Palma is an example of the "Misfit".
Atop the Fourth Wall: Sir Charles Barkley and the Referee Murders (2012) (TV Episode)
The intro plays, with Sir Charles Barkley's name added to the cast.
Nova: Memory Hackers (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip shown. Marilu Henner is mentioned as part of the cast.

Spoofed in 

The Critic: Miserable (1994) (TV Episode)
During the taxi chase, the theme from "Taxi" is played in a spoof of that show's opening sequence.
Family Guy: There's Something About Paulie (2000) (TV Episode)
Peter talks about meeting interesting characters in taxis, then we see a clip spoofing this show.
Taxi: A Hardcore Parody (2010) (Video)
Porn parody.
Angie Tribeca: Hey, I'm Solvin' Here! (2017) (TV Episode)
When Detective Tanner goes to the taxi garage, the dispatcher looks, sounds and acts like Louie De Palma (and is even called 'Louie').

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