Taxi (1978–1983)
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Elaine decides to treat herself to an expensive hairstyle, but the results leave her in tears. Uncharacteristically, Louie leaps to her defense, but Alex persuades Elaine she needs to stand up for herself.

Director:

Noam Pitlik

Writers:

James L. Brooks (created by), Stan Daniels (created by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Judd Hirsch ... Alex Reiger
Danny DeVito ... Louie De Palma
Marilu Henner ... Elaine Nardo
Tony Danza ... Tony Banta
Christopher Lloyd ... Reverend Jim Ignatowski
Andy Kaufman ... Latka Gravas (credit only)
Ted Danson ... Vincenzo Senaca
Gela Nash Gela Nash ... The Receptionist (as Gela Jacobson)
Sam Scarber ... The Video Installer
Karen Anders Karen Anders ... The Drunk Woman
Sari Price Sari Price ... The Customer
Frances Welter ... Woman #1
Torill Torill ... Woman #2
Marcia Wolf ... Woman #3
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Elaine decides to treat herself to an expensive hairstyle, but the results leave her in tears. Uncharacteristically, Louie leaps to her defense, but Alex persuades Elaine she needs to stand up for herself.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1982 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Seven months after this episode aired, guest star Ted Danson was appearing in Cheers with Rhea Perlman, wife of Taxi regular Danny DeVito. See more »

Quotes

[Louie has just brought in a Pac-Man video game into the garage, and is explaining to Jim about the game]
Louie De Palma: You see this yellow circle? See? What you need to do, is move it around with this stick, and eat up all the dots.
Reverend Jim Ignatowski: [starting forward; excited] Oh!
Louie De Palma: [stopping him] Wait, wait! There's more!
Reverend Jim Ignatowski: [amazed] MORE?
Louie De Palma: Yes! More! You see those monsters? These monsters chase you around the maze and they try to eat you.
Reverend Jim Ignatowski: [eyes bugging out] WHOA!
Louie De Palma: [struggling to hold the excited Jim back] Iggy, Iggy... easy now, you ...
[...]
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References Pac-Man (1980) See more »

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A Matter of Taste
11 July 2014 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Ted Danson's ultra-swishy hair stylist is the main show. He plays the arrogant Vincenzo to stereotype perfection. I can see gay pride folks condemning the role as cartoonish. Nonetheless, poor Elaine gets a hair make-over from heck, while Vincenzo loftily claims her complaints result from working-class myopia. His coterie of middle-age groupies are too intimidated to not agree. So will Elaine cave-in or will she stand up to his arrogance, especially since she now looks like a red haired muskrat. The taxi gang is mostly in a supporting role, as it's really Elaine's and Danson's show. How entertaining you find the 30- minutes likely depends on how you view a controversial gay stereotype.


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