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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13 November 1979 (USA)  »

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The monthly cost of the penthouse apartment is $3,000. After adjusting for inflation in 2015, this amount would be equivalent to $9,800. See more »


Elaine O'Connor-Nardo: Thanks so much Latka for sharing this with us.
Latka Gravas: You known in my country everyone shares with everyone.
Elaine O'Connor-Nardo: Oh that's beautiful.
Latka Gravas: Otherwise they shoot you.
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Latka needs to find a new place to live.
19 August 2008 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

As do most episodes this one starts out with an unrelated skit. Tony is proud that Neil Armstrong was in his cab today. He was broke, and headed to the unemployment office, but he paid Tony with a genuine Moon rock. When Bobby questioned whether the man might have been a phony, Tony replied, "Then how could he have gotten all those Moon rocks?"

Then Louie comes down the stairs angry because the boss just complained that someone had slept in the garage the night before. As Louie is questioning the usual gang, Latka walks by in his night clothes and toothbrush, headed for the lavatory. Seems his apartment building is being torn down, but he has already found a new place.

Judd Hirsch as Alex Reiger decides he should check it out because Latka isn't familiar with American business, and so does, finding that Latka has leased a very expensive place with a great NY skyline view, and it even comes with a maid. But it is $3000 a month. Alex asks Latka how he can afford the place and he says "savings." How much? "$3000 in savings." When Alex explains that the payment requires $3000 each month, Latka responds "I guess I'll have to start saving more."

After almost a month Latka and all his friends have gotten used to the apartment, with the maid who serves them food and drinks, and come up with a scheme to keep it. All the cabbies will tell their out of town fares that for $10 each they can come to a party. The problem turns out all the guests are men, and they complain. One of the guests is guest star Dick Butkus. Even when Elaine dances on the table, they still all want their money back. So Latka has to bid goodbye to his place, but not before the maid comes out one last time, saying to Latka "Nik-nik?" They head to the back room, hand in hand.

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