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Taxi

TV Series 1978–1983 1978–1983 TV-PG TV-PG IMDb RATING 7.7 / 10 12K YOUR RATING Rate POPULARITY 942 90 Episode guide Cast & crew User reviews Trivia IMDbPro All topics All topics Play trailer 2:05 2 Videos 99+ Photos Comedy

The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things. The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things. The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.

IMDb RATING 7.7 / 10 12K YOUR RATING Rate POPULARITY 942 90 Creators James L. Brooks Stan Daniels David Davis Stars Judd Hirsch Jeff Conaway Danny DeVito Top credits Creators James L. Brooks Stan Daniels David Davis Stars Judd Hirsch Jeff Conaway Danny DeVito See production, box office & company info 46 User reviews 15 Critic reviews See production, box office & company info

Episodes 114

Browse episodes Top Top-rated 5 seasons 5 4 3 2 1 See all 6 years 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 See all Won 18 Primetime Emmys 27 wins & 55 nominations total

Videos 2

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Photos 115

Top cast

Edit Judd Hirsch Alex Reiger as Alex Reiger 114 episodes 114 eps 1978–1983 Jeff Conaway Bobby Wheeler as Bobby Wheeler 69 episodes 69 eps 1978–1982 Danny DeVito Louie De Palma as Louie De Palma 114 episodes 114 eps 1978–1983 Marilu Henner Elaine Nardo as Elaine Nardo 114 episodes 114 eps 1978–1983 Tony Danza Tony Banta as Tony Banta 114 episodes 114 eps 1978–1983 Andy Kaufman Latka Gravas as Latka Gravas 114 episodes 114 eps 1978–1983 Christopher Lloyd Reverend Jim Ignatowski as Reverend Jim Ignatowski 84 episodes 84 eps 1978–1983 J. Alan Thomas Jeff Bennett as Jeff Bennett 70 episodes 70 eps 1978–1983 Carol Kane Simka Dahblitz-Gravas as Simka Dahblitz-Gravas 25 episodes 25 eps 1980–1983 Randall Carver John Burns as John Burns 22 episodes 22 eps 1978–1979 T.J. Castronovo Tommy Jeffries as Tommy Jeffries 18 episodes 18 eps 1979–1983 Rhea Perlman Zena Sherman as Zena Sherman 6 episodes 6 eps 1978–1982 Gene LeBell Referee as Referee 4 episodes 4 eps 1979–1983 Jimmy Lennon Sr. Announcer as Announcer 3 episodes 3 eps 1981–1983 Al Rosen Cabbie as Cabbie 4 episodes 4 eps 1982–1983 Louise Lasser Phyllis Bornstein Consuelos as Phyllis Bornstein Consuelos 3 episodes 3 eps 1980–1982 Susan Kellermann Greta Gravas as Greta Gravas 3 episodes 3 eps 1979–1982 Vincent Schiavelli Reverend Gorky as Reverend Gorky 3 episodes 3 eps 1982–1983 Creators James L. Brooks Stan Daniels David Davis All cast & crew See production, box office, & company info

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Storyline

Edit 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. — Tad Dibbern DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu taxi taxi driver new york city sitcom group of friends 26 more Plot summary Add synopsis Taglines Same Time, Better Network (season 5) Genre Comedy Certificate TV-PG Parents guide Add content advisory

Did you know

Edit Trivia When ABC cancelled the series in 1982, HBO considered purchasing the show, only to lose out to NBC, which promoted the show in ads stating Same time, better network . Quotes

[during a written driving test]

Reverend Jim Ignatowski : Pssssttt what does the yellow light mean?

Bobby Wheeler : "Slow down."

Reverend Jim Ignatowski : What does the yellow light mean?

Bobby Wheeler : "Slow down"!

Reverend Jim Ignatowski : Whaaaat dooooeeees theeeee yeeeel-looowwww liiiiight meeeeaaan?

Crazy credits Though no single character was the main star, Judd Hirsch received a pre title credit. He only took the role of Reiger under this condition. 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. Connections Edited into Biography: Andy Kaufman's Really Big Show (1999)

User reviews 46

Review Top review one of my top 5 favorite American comedies- Season 1 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 helpful 20 4 movieman_kev Sep 23, 2005

Details

Edit Release date September 12, 1978 (United States) Also known as Такси Filming locations Dover Garage - 534 Hudson Street, Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA Production companies John-Charles-Walters Productions Paramount Television See more company credits at IMDbPro

Technical specs

Edit Runtime 30min

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