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Taxi 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1978–1983)
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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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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 J. Alan Thomas ...  Jeff Bennett 34 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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Trivia

Andy Kaufman's contract stipulated that he only had to be on the set two days a week, fourteen episodes per season. Kaufman disliked sitcoms, and originally turned down the part of Latka because he wanted to focus on his stand-up comedy career. But the producers liked him so much, that a compromise was reached. See more »

Quotes

[In a flashback to Louie's days as a driver]
Louie De Palma: All dispatchers are scum.
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Crazy Credits

Though no single character was the main star, Hirsch received a pre title credit. He only took the role of Reiger under this condition. See more »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Danny DeVito/Sparks (1982) See more »

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One of the Best!
24 July 2004 | by mm-39See all my reviews

"Taxi" is on syndication for a long period of time which shows how great "Taxi" was. Many shows go on syndication and just die with dated material, over acting, thin plots, and lose their originality. "Taxi" has timeless material, and will never lose its originality because of the intense plots, and excellent execution of the comedy from its actors. Danny, Judge, and Christopher were great actors. I will never forget the episode were Louie goes to Riger's apartment, because Jim has a vision of Riger meeting death at the door. Death turns out to be a girl guide. The Can Can dance with the baseball mask was hilarious. Too bad they have the thin plotted and predictable "Cosby show" on TBS. Other funny memorable shows were the bomb shelter, and Jim giving away his inheritance. Timeless classics. I hope they never remake this show for it will probably bomb compared to the original. "Taxi" is too comedy, what "Star Trek" is for science fiction. Must watch.


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12 September 1978 (USA) See more »

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(114 episodes)
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