Taxi: Season 1, Episode 6

The Great Line (17 Oct. 1978)

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John meets a girl at a bar and to his surprise she likes to have a drink with him. After heading of with her to go bowling, he doesn't show up at work for a few days. After returning, he ... See full summary »

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John meets a girl at a bar and to his surprise she likes to have a drink with him. After heading of with her to go bowling, he doesn't show up at work for a few days. After returning, he tells everyone that he got married to the girl he met at the bar. But this doesn't make John very happy. Written by Anonymous

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2 'Dear John'' Letters For Randall Carver
4 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can see why "John" didn't last on "Taxi.," although the show's bosses could have at least told the actor (Randall Carver) why, instead of just letting him go at the end of this first season. In later years, Carver maintained his character on "Taxi" was too similar to Tony Danza's and they just decided to keep Tony instead.

The character, "John Burns," played by Carver, just isn't funny to watch or as appealing as Danza's, even if it was similar. The other regulars are on this show are much funnier. (Yes, one could say Marilu Henner's characters wasn't funny, either, Marilu's looks in an- otherwise-all male show, drew no complaints.)

Anyway, "John" is featured on this episode, but it's a lame story with very few laughs and almost none provided by Carver's character. I can't blame the actor; he didn't write the script (s).. In fact, the writers

  • who are normally terrific - really didn't do much for poor "John,"


who gets a "Dear John" letter in this show and then one for real after the season.

Anyways, this story involves John spotting a pretty lady sitting at a nearby table at the gang's local hangout. He's smitten with her and, before you know it, they are married in Maryland (I'm skipping a lot of the story, but it is mostly dumb anyway, and Carver comes across as flat and unbelievable.)

The ending with the two at the female's house with her parents and "Alex" has some good lines but the most fun part of the show doesn't involve any of the regulars but some guy who can down a glass of beer in about one second!


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