Taxi (1978–1983)
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Bobby's Big Break 

Actor/cab driver Bobby Wheeler lands a role on a soap opera but the cynical Louie DePalma believes it wont last. Leading Alex to have a serious talk with Louie.



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Actor/Cab Driver Bobby Wheeler lands a role on a daytime soap opera and thinks he's done with being a cab driver. Louie DePalma cynically believes Bobby will be back and can't wait to "let him have it" when he does. This possibility leads Alex Reiger to really have it out with Louie to prevent him from possibly humiliating Bobby. Written by happipuppi13

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15 February 1979 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Michele Conaway, who played the actress in the wheel chair in the soap opera, is the sister of Jeff Conaway. See more »

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Bobby's Big Break!
27 July 2008 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

I have been a fan of the "Taxi" TV series for a long time, and currently I am re-watching all the old episodes on DVD.

This is Jeff Conaway as 'Bobby' Wheeler's story. He is only a cab driver until his big acting break comes, and he thinks this is it. He gets a part in a daily soap opera. Louie is being his usual mean self, and tells Bobby that it's just a matter of time and he will come crawling back to the garage.

Things seem to be working out well when Bobby's part becomes recurring, but after a couple of weeks his character gets into an accident and does not pull through.

Bobby has to return to the garage and drive again, and Louie is happy and waiting for him to give him grief. But Alex has a talk with Louie, to convince him that it just isn't right, and he shouldn't go too hard on Bobby.

Jeff's real life sister, Michele Conaway, has a small part in this episode as a wheel-chair bound actress on the soap opera.

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