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Taxi 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1978–1983)
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The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.
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5   4   3   2   1  
1983   1982   1981   1980   1979   1978  
Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 23 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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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 J. Alan Thomas ...  Jeff Bennett 34 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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The series was inspired by a 1975 article in New York Magazine titled "Night-Shifting for the Hip Fleet" by Mark Jacobson. James L. Brooks and David Davis read the article, which was about several drivers who worked the night shift for a New York City cab company. See more »

Quotes

Alex Rieger: I'm not really a cab driver. I'm just waiting for something better to come along. You know, like death.
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Crazy Credits

Though no single character was the main star, Hirsch received a pre title credit. He only took the role of Reiger under this condition. See more »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in 'The Simpsons': America's First Family (2000) See more »

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The Funniest Sitcom of All Time!!!
3 April 2003 | by trh319See all my reviews

It's a close race but "Taxi" noses out "The Dick Van Dyke Show" as the all-time funniest sitcom in the history of broadcast television. Well written, great cast! I've always called Michael Richards' Kramer on "Seinfeld" the illegitimate son of Jim Ignatowski. It was some breeding ground; the former cast members are still around and still busy. Danny DeVito is a success as a director & featured actor. Marilu Henner is still working and still looks good. Judd Hirsh is on both the large & small screens. Tony Danza always plays guys named 'Tony' but there have been a lot of them! My favorite moments - Louie's revenge on hair stylist Ted Danson in 'The Unkindest Cut', Jim's written test for a taxi driver's license (What DOES a yellow light mean, anyway?), Louie coming over to Alex's ex-wife's (Louise Lasser) house for their 'date' and taking off his overcoat to reveal that he's wearing pajamas! The list goes on and on! Today's politically correct atmosphere means that the old episodes are getting harder to find on tv. It's a real shame and totally unwarranted. Do you know anyone who saw the coca-leaf cookie episode and decided to take drugs because of it? Didn't think so! Niether have I!!! If you haven't seen it, look for it. There nothing remotely as good on tv today!


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Release Date:

12 September 1978 (USA) See more »

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(114 episodes)
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