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Taxi TV Show

TV Series Summary for Taxi

Television Show Summary

This 80's TV show sitcom focused on the lives of a group of New York City taxi drivers. The series follows the lives of the cabbies as they work part-time while trying to make it in other careers.

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TV Show Plot For Taxi

The TV series Taxi aired on two different networks. From 1978 to 1982 the show ran on ABC, then from 1982 to 1983 on NBC. The sitcom was nominated for 31 Emmy Awards and won 18 of them during it's network run of 114 episodes.

The Taxi TV show cast included: Alex Rieger, the calm voice of reason in the group; Tony Banta, the aspiring boxer who was yet to win a fight; Bobby Wheeler the struggling actor; John Burns, the student; Elaine Nardo an art gallery receptionist; Latka Gravas, the cab company's mechanic; Louie De Palma, the Taxi dispatcher; and Reverend Jim Ignatowski, the burned out hippie.

Cast of Taxi TV Show

Judd Hirsch - Alex Reiger
Jeff Conaway - Bobby Wheeler
Danny DeVito - Louie DePalma
Tony Danza - Tony Banta
Marilu Henner - Elaine Nardo
Randall Carver - John Burns
Andy Kaufman - Latka Gravas
J. Alan Thomas - Jeff Bennett
Christopher Lloyd - Jim Ignatowski
Carol Kane - Simka Dahblitz

Trivia for the TV Show Taxi

The name of the New York City cab company on Taxi was the Sunshine Cab Company.

80's TV Show Facts:

The TV Show Taxi was televised from 09/12/1978 to 06/15/1983, on the ABC network.

Taxi TV Show Emmy Awards:

James Burrows won best Directing, Comedy for the 1980-81 episode Elaine's Strange Triangle.

Judd Hirsch won best Lead Actor, Comedy in 1980-81.

Taxi won best Outstanding Comedy Series in 1980-81.

Danny DeVito won best Supporting Actor, Comedy in 1980-81.

Michael Leeson won best Writing, Comedy for the 1980-81 episode Tony's Sister and Jim.

Carol Kane won best Lead Actress Comedy for the 1981-82 episode Simka Returns.

Christopher Lloyd won best Supporting Actor, Comedy in 1981-82.

Ken Estin won best Writing, Comedy for the 1981-82 episode Elegant Iggy.

Judd Hirsch won best Lead Actor, Comedy in 1982-83.

Christopher Lloyd won best Supporting Actor, Comedy in 1982-83.

Carol Kane won best Supporting Actress, Comedy in 1982-83.

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