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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Taksi See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(114 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Before closing their doors for good in 1982, the Checker Motors Corporation, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, supplied cars to the series. See more »

Quotes

[during a written driving test]
"Reverend Jim" Ignatowski: Pssssttt... what does the yellow light mean?
Bobby Wheeler: "Slow down."
"Reverend Jim" Ignatowski: What... does... the... yellow... light... mean?
Bobby Wheeler: "Slow down"!
"Reverend Jim" Ignatowski: Whaaaat... dooooeeees... theeeee... yeeeel-looowwww... liiiiight... meeeeaaan?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fugitive Alien (1991) See more »

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The Greatest Sitcom of the 80's
5 May 2004 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

What more can you say about one of the classic situation comedies of all time. Just like many of the classics, this show was a great ensemble. Judd Hirsch may have been the star, but it was the interplay between the cast members that made this show what it was. Tony, Bobby, Elaine, Jim, Louie and, of course, Latka were all great characters and they helped make this show what it was. But, it not only was the characters. The writing made this one of the more intelligent comedies of its era and you could see a lot of what made "Cheers" great in this show. This show deserves a lot of the praise it has gotten over the years and its too bad that that more shows can't follow the example that "Taxi" showed.


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