Taxi: Season 2, Episode 9

The Apartment (13 Nov. 1979)

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After his apartment complex is torn down, Latka unknowingly signs a lease to live in a luxurious penthouse for $3,000/month. Realizing that Latka will have to move out after a month, the ... See full summary »



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After his apartment complex is torn down, Latka unknowingly signs a lease to live in a luxurious penthouse for $3,000/month. Realizing that Latka will have to move out after a month, the cabbies decide to spend every minute enjoying the perks of the apartment. Written by Anonymous

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The monthly cost of the penthouse apartment is $3000. Adjusted for inflation in 2014, the monthly cost of a New York City penthouse apartment would be in the area of $9500. See more »


Elaine O'Connor-Nardo: I'm so relaxed I can't remember what tension and unhappiness feel like.
Maid: There's a mister Louie De Palma here to see you.
Elaine O'Connor-Nardo: I just remembered.
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No More 'Nik-Nik' & Penthouse
14 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Latka" (Andy Kauffman) living in a $3,000-a-month apartment? (It's probably at least $10,000 in today's world). Well, that's what happens here....but only for a month, of course, since that is Latka's life savings.

How this came about, and how Latka shares this amazing place, complete with maid, panoramic view, portable bar and a ton of other amenities all adds up to the normal amount of good laughs.

However, there is no real ending to this except we assume Latka is presumably booted out after a month. There where does he live? None of this is addressed in this episode, just the guys hanging out in Latka's luxury penthouse and then a last-minute idea on how to raise money so he can stay there at least another month. The plan is as dumb as Tony and doesn't work, of course.

It seems the gang enjoys the place even more than Latka, except for a little "Nik-Nik" our host gets from the willing maid!

Notes: an opening-scene gag is there to demonstrate how stupid poor "Tony" is, as the likable cabbie thinks he just had astronaut Neil Armstrong in his case, and has the moon rock to prove it.......Football star Dick Butkus - with blonde hair! - guest-stars near the end of the show......Nancy Steen, who plays the maid, turned out to be a successful writer/producer more than an actress.

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