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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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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Conaway appeared in Grease (1978), the highest grossing film of 1978. This was the same year he starred as Bobby for the first season of this show. Conaway had also starred as Danny in the Broadway version of Grease. Coincidently, Taxi co-star Marilu Henner had also starred in Grease as Marty in the original Chicago cast at the Kingston Mines. See more »

Quotes

Latka Gravas: [after his paper marriage, his "wife" runs off] No honeymoon?
Alex Rieger: No, Latka.
Latka Gravas: America's a tough town.
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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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