Taxi (1978–1983)
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Bobby's Acting Career 

Would be actor Bobby Wheeler made a wager with himself. Bobby had 3 years to make it as an actor and at 24 hours to go, Bobby attends any audition possible to hopefully beat the clock.



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Episode cast overview:
Alex Reiger
Bobby Wheeler
Louie De Palma
Elaine Nardo
Tony Banta
John Burns
Latka Gravas
John Lehne ...
Hamlet's Owner
Robert Phalen ...
Tom Jeffries
Peter Nicholson
J. Alan Thomas ...
Jeff Bennett


Would be actor Bobby Wheeler had made a wager with himself. He'd given himself 3 years to make it as an actor. Now, those three years are just about up. With only 24 hours before the deadline, Bobby goes on any audition he can find in New York City to beat the clock. If he fails, he'll give up his dream and be just another working man. Or will he? Written by happipuppi13

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5 October 1978 (USA)  »

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The policeman character was dressed in Navy blue shirt when in real life 1978, NYPD shirts were light sky blue. See more »

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Suspense & Drama For Bobby
18 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Poor Bobby; he is so desperate to become an actor. He made a vow three years ago that if he didn't achieve his goal, he would give. Now, that final day is here and he's really on edge.

Most the episode builds up to that suspense, to see if Bobby can find an acting job before midnight. We even wind up with the gang at his apartment counting down the final seconds! Along the way, "Bobby" (Jeff Conaway) gives us a good exhibit of all well he can act!

Latka, meanwhile, finds $2,000 in cash in the back seat of a cab. That translates into a lot of laughs. Andy Kauffman ("Latka") is hilarious in this role on every Taxi episode, but give him a little spotlight here and there and he really shines. His strange dialect, followed by a quick "Thank you very much" always gets a big laugh.

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