Taxi: Season 3, Episode 12

Out of Commission (12 Mar. 1981)

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After Tony's third knockout in five fights, a concerned doctor goes to the boxing commission and convinces them to revoke Tony's license.



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Episode credited cast:
Latka Gravas (credit only)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mauricio Aldana ...
Alberto Martinez
Carmine Caridi ...
Vince Delgado ...
Jimmy Lennon Sr. ...
Dr. Webster
Jon St. Elwood ...
Mean Boxer
J. Alan Thomas ...


After Tony's third knockout in five fights, a concerned doctor goes to the boxing commission and convinces them to revoke Tony's license.

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According to Sam Simon, he wrote the script as a spec script and sent it in to the show. The producers liked it so much that they produced the episode and hired Simon as a staff writer. See more »


Lou-Lou: [referring to Reverend Jim] How many fights has he been in?
Alex Rieger: Just the one with reality.
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Never a contender
17 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of the 5 years that 'Taxi' was on the air, season three, in my humble opinion, is its greatest season. And, of the 20 episodes of 'Taxi' that aired in the 3rd season, episode 12: 'Out of Commission', is one of the best in a really great year for the series.

The episode was written by Sam Seder (who would later write a lot for the great animated series 'The Simpsons') and this episode is all about Tony Banta being forced to retire by the NY boxing commission after his latest fight ends abruptly with Tony getting knocked out 20 seconds into the first round.

As a result, Tony is at a loss to figure out what to do with the rest of his life after getting the news that his big dreams of fame and fortune as a prize fighter are officially over. However, Tony is determined to get back in the ring, by any means necessary. Can Tony's friends and coworkers convince him to stop foolishly risking his life as a underground fighter in disguise or, can they convince Tony to hangup his boxing gloves forever? I encourage you to find this episode somewhere online and check it out for yourselves. It's a really good episode in a really strong season 3 of the series.

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