Taxi: Season 1, Episode 2

One-Punch Banta (19 Sep. 1978)

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Tony gets a chance to spar with a world champion. And when he knocks the man down, he gets a bout with a ranked fighter. Everyone but Louie supports him. But before the fight he learns what really happened between him and the champ.

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Carlos Palomino ...
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Tony gets a chance to spar with a world champion. And when he knocks the man down, he gets a bout with a ranked fighter. Everyone but Louie supports him. But before the fight he learns what really happened between him and the champ.

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Carlos Palomino actually punches Tony Danza in the face in the short locker room fight - Danza plays along with the choreographed moves, but Palomino looks surprised for a second before he drops back into character and walks out. See more »

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Tony Gets His Shot In The Ring
4 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this boxing story starry Tony Danza, Carlos Palomino, who plays "The Champ" was a real-life boxer and a good one. He was the former Welterweight Champion Of the World. He also was a pretty fair actor and has a decent resume in that occupation, too.

Alan Arbus, the actor who plays Carlos' manager, had a familiar face and voice. I couldn't place it until looking up his resume here on IMDb. Arbus played the psychiatrist on MASH - "Sidney Freeman!" Sidney was the soft-spoken shrink who was on about a dozen episodes, trying to help the poor doctors at the MASH unit in Korea, guys like "Hawkeye" and "B.J."

Anyway, Danza ("Tony Banta" in this series) gets to play a role he probably enjoyed playing, that of an amateur boxer who thinks he might be pretty good. He gets support from everyone but you-know-who: "Louie DePalma," the most despicable Taxi dispatcher in TV. I won't say who gets the last laugh here in this episode, but it might surprise you.


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