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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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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

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English

Release Date:

12 September 1978 (USA) See more »

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Taxi See more »

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Runtime:

(114 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

This show was all about class conflict. Most of the plots had to do with the cabbies doing things only rich,cool people were supposed to be doing; and going places that rich, cool people are supposed to be going. Like when Elaine had that party in "Come as You Aren't"; and invited all those rich swank society types to the party, and the cabbies all pretend they're not cabbies, or "The Apartment" where all the cabbies rent a swank luxury penthouse apartment that they can't afford; or "Louie Moves Uptown" where Louie puts on airs so he can move into a snooty apartment condo; these are all stories about the poor infiltrating the hideouts of the rich. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Wheeler: We were wondering if you would join us for a few minutes?
"Reverend" Jim Ignatowski: Well, what did you decide?
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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 »

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one of my top 5 favorite American comedies- Season 1
23 September 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

The first season of this classic sitcom started off on the ground running as we're introduced to the down-trodden, brow-beaten denizen taxi drivers of the Sunshine Cab Company, the advice giving Alex Reirger (Judd Hirsh), failed boxer Tony Banta (Tony Danza, failed actor Bobby Wheeler (Jeff Conaway), new immigrant, Latka (superbly played by Andy Kaufman) as well as new cab drivers Elaine and John (Marilu Henner and Randall Carver respectively), and cranky, hateful boss Louie De Palma (Dsnny DeVito, in the role of his career). These people are life losers, but the writing is such that they are NEVER treated as such. All of the characters were highly relatable and one couldn't help but feel empathetic to each of them. We're laughing with these guys, not at them. And it's a very funny, poignant show. Guest stars this season included Former Welterweight Champion of the World Carlos Palomino, Tom Selleck, Jeffrey Tambor, Martin Mull, and Suzanne Kent in a very memorable part as Alex's blind date, the overweight self-pitying Angela who would return next season in a surprising way. The first Season of Taxi was a few outstanding shows, a few funny ones, but not a clunker in the bunch. And you have no choice but to love that theme song.

My Season 1 grade: A


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