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Taxi 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1978–1983)
The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.
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1983   1982   1981   1980   1979   1978  
Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 23 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Judd Hirsch ...  Alex Reiger 114 episodes, 1978-1983
Danny DeVito ...  Louie De Palma 114 episodes, 1978-1983
Marilu Henner ...  Elaine Nardo 114 episodes, 1978-1983
Tony Danza ...  Tony Banta 114 episodes, 1978-1983
Andy Kaufman ...  Latka Gravas / ... 114 episodes, 1978-1983
Christopher Lloyd ...  Reverend Jim Ignatowski 84 episodes, 1978-1983
J. Alan Thomas ...  Jeff Bennett 70 episodes, 1978-1983
Jeff Conaway ...  Bobby Wheeler 69 episodes, 1978-1982
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Storyline

Louie De Palma is a cantankerous, acerbic taxi dispatcher in New York City. He tries to maintain order over a collection of varied and strange characters who drive for him. As he bullies and insults them from the safety of his "cage," they form a special bond among themselves, becoming friends and supporting each other through the inevitable trials and tribulations of life. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Same Time, Better Network (season 5)

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Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1978 (USA) See more »

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Taxi See more »

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Runtime:

(114 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

In the opening credits, the cab is being driven across New York City's Queensboro (59th Street) Bridge by Tony Danza. The buildings in the background keep reappearing in the same place. The segment was shot once in the middle of the 1.4-mile bridge, and then repeated several times to run throughout the entire credits. See more »

Quotes

Elaine Nardo: Dress is optional... He means how we dress, not if we dress, right?
Alex Rieger: No, I don't think so.
Elaine Nardo: Why?
Alex Rieger: [showing Elaine his invitation] Yours is the only one that says that.
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Alternate Versions

A few episodes' soundtracks used copyrighted songs by artists not affiliated with the show, which had to be removed from the DVD release. See more »

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one of my top 5 favorite American comedies- Season 1
23 September 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

The first season of this classic sitcom started off on the ground running as we're introduced to the down-trodden, brow-beaten denizen taxi drivers of the Sunshine Cab Company, the advice giving Alex Reirger (Judd Hirsh), failed boxer Tony Banta (Tony Danza, failed actor Bobby Wheeler (Jeff Conaway), new immigrant, Latka (superbly played by Andy Kaufman) as well as new cab drivers Elaine and John (Marilu Henner and Randall Carver respectively), and cranky, hateful boss Louie De Palma (Dsnny DeVito, in the role of his career). These people are life losers, but the writing is such that they are NEVER treated as such. All of the characters were highly relatable and one couldn't help but feel empathetic to each of them. We're laughing with these guys, not at them. And it's a very funny, poignant show. Guest stars this season included Former Welterweight Champion of the World Carlos Palomino, Tom Selleck, Jeffrey Tambor, Martin Mull, and Suzanne Kent in a very memorable part as Alex's blind date, the overweight self-pitying Angela who would return next season in a surprising way. The first Season of Taxi was a few outstanding shows, a few funny ones, but not a clunker in the bunch. And you have no choice but to love that theme song.

My Season 1 grade: A


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