Alex's sister Charlotte turns up at the taxi office to ask him to visit their father Joe, who's seriously ill in hospital. Alex hasn't seen Joe since their mother's funeral, and hasn't spoken to him for 30 years, but eventually gives in.

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Alex's sister Charlotte turns up at the taxi office to ask him to visit their father Joe, who's seriously ill in hospital. Alex hasn't seen Joe since their mother's funeral, and hasn't spoken to him for 30 years, but eventually gives in.

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The title is based on one of the Biblical Ten Commandments: Honor your father and your mother. See more »

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The Only Appearance Of Alex's Sister
13 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Joan Hackett guest-stars as Alex's sister "Charlotte." She's come to the taxi garage to tell "Alex" (Judd Hirsch) that their father had a heart attack and is lying unconscious in a hospital. We find out Alex hasn't seen his father in 30 years and had obvious hard feelings. His older sister then tries to talk him into seeing dad again, just in case the worst happens.

Alex relents and goes to the hospital but it is a very strange visit, to say the least.

Earlier, a few funny scenes with "Latka" and "Louie" and then Latka with a Hispanic guy are very good. Man, it's good to see Andy Kauffman and his strange character again, after all these years. (I'm watching the Season Two DVD after having not seen these episodes since they were aired 30 years ago.) Kauffman, Carol Kane, Christopher Lloyd and Danny De Vito really played some strange people in this award-winning and still-funny television show.

On a sadder note, Hackett - who only guest-starred as Alex's sister once in this series - only lived several more years. She looked great in this episode, a beautiful woman at the age of about 35, but suffered and died in 1983 of ovarian cancer.


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