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Taxi Driver 

Stacey dates a simpleton cab driver, while Randall & Mike negotiate with his labor union's temperamental representative. Stuart tricks Paul into dating while Claudia is out of town. Mike takes a drastic step to separate Arthur and Nikki.



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Miki is determined to win Niki back from Arthir after carter tells him they never 'did it' yet. So he orders Niki to work late on Arthur's last day in town. Thereto James is ordered to assist in negotiating with the taxi drivers, who take to him. The only non-Indian cabbie, physically irresistible simpleton Rick, rather dates Stacey, who can't discard his puppy charm. The taxi strike development has surprising consequences. Meawnhile Stuart tricked Paul, eager to negotiate with contractors, into a de facto affair with simpleton Mitsy, whom he must dump again before Claudia returns. Written by KGF Vissers

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5 January 1999 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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In this episode it is revealed that Mike's middle name is Patrick. See more »


[On Nikki & Arthur]
Mike: So, What's with the big night?
Carter: I thought you were over her.
Mike: I lie a lot. What are you new here?
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Married Paul accidentally has a girlfriend.
12 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode, the taxi Cabbies are in negotiations for a new contract. Everything seems to be going well until James reveals an item that the Mayor's office was hiding. Now the Cabbies are on strike.

The strike is painful for Mike since Arthur, Nikki's boyfriend, is set to fly out of town that evening. And with Mike having a crush on Nikki, he was hoping to get some alone time with her. But now it looks like Arthur will miss the flight all on the count of the strike.

In another story, Stuart has tricked Paul into going out with him to meet women. Since Claudia is out of town it should not be a problem. That is to the girl that meets Paul begins calling City Hall and referring to herself as Paul's girlfriend.

There are actually some good scenes in this episode. When the Cabbies sit down to talk in the Mayor's office, one can not help but laugh when they make their self comfortable before sitting. Another was Paul in the press conference that contained both Claudia and his girlfriend. Both were nicely done. After an episode that was less than desirable, this show brought back all the excitement of the series. Good watch.

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