In this very first episode we get to know Alex, Bobby, Tony, Latka, Elaine and Louie. While Bobby and Tony make calls for free to places all around the world, Alex tells everyone that he has a daughter he once abandoned and hasn't seen for 15 years. The guys convince him to call his daughter and he finally does. Elaine starts her part-time job as a cab driver and gets to know the boys. Latka tries to improve his English, with the help of Alex. John, initially being a customer of Alex, becomes part of the cab company as a driver.
Did You Know?
After the telephone fault allowing free calls is discovered, John Burns asks Alex if he wants to make a call and Alex says he doesn't have anyone to call. When John sits down next to Alex, the next two lines of dialogue are very obviously post-dubbed while the actors' faces are turned away from the camera, so much so that John briefly sounds as if his voice was provided by a different actor. See more
Listen, no matter what you agreed to before, it shouldn't stop you from picking up that phone right now and calling your daughter.
Louie De Palma
Leave the man alone! If he doesn't give a damn about his kid that's his business.