The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...  Alex Reiger 114 episodes, 1978-1983
...  Louie De Palma 114 episodes, 1978-1983
...  Elaine Nardo 114 episodes, 1978-1983
...  Tony Banta 114 episodes, 1978-1983
...  Latka Gravas / ... 114 episodes, 1978-1983
...  Reverend Jim Ignatowski 84 episodes, 1978-1983
...  Jeff Bennett 70 episodes, 1978-1983
...  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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12 September 1978 (USA)  »

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Taksi  »

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Andy Kaufman asked the producers before he signed his contract to give guest appearances to Tony Clifton, who he claimed was a friend of his. They agreed to give Clifton a few guest appearances, and Kaufman signed the contract to play Latka. Tony Clifton showed up for the rehearsals late, very drunk, and with some scantily-clad women. The producers fired Tony on his third day. Clifton was, in fact, one of Kaufman's characters. To maintain the practical joke, Kaufman always denied that Clifton was not a real, separate person. He was usually played by Kaufman in disguise, but Kaufman's friend Bob Zmuda sometimes played Clifton. See more »

Quotes

Alex Rieger: It's so quiet up here you can hear yourself think.
"Reverend" Jim Ignatowski: I don't hear anything.
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Referenced in Numb3rs: Graphic (2007) See more »

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Greatest Sit-Com
26 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

Taxi was, and still is, the greatest sit-com I've ever seen. The Louie DePalma, Iggy and Rieger characters were simply magnificent creations. I would laugh until I cried while watching this show. It's still funny today in re-runs. Louie's "affair" with Emily (which was revived in a later episode) is particularly hilarious. Iggy playing piano at a black-tie

gala (as Elaine's "date" for the evening) is both amusing and heart-warming. The scripts were excellent as they blended wry, sarcastic humor with some degree of pathos in each episode. This show succeeded at a time when there was no "political correctness" to erode its rough edges. It's very doubtful one of the three major networks would create and air a show like this in today's more conservative climate.


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