Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 12, 1978
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

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Taxi

Taxi is an award-winning American sitcom that originally aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC, and from 1982 to 1983 on NBC. The series focuses on the everyday lives of a handful of New York City taxi drivers working for the fictional "Sunshine Cab Company", as well as their abusive dispatcher.

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05x24 Simka's Monthlies Aired: Jun. 15, 1983

Simka is exhibiting strange behavior, and this behavior is quite untimely in that she keeps cancelling appointments with immigration and she's …

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The show had 5 seasons and 114 episodes air between 1978 and 1983.

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  • Andy Kaufman had invented the persona for his character in his comedy act prior to working on the show, including the famous line "tank-you-veddy-much". It was the show's writers that came up…
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    Andy Kaufman had invented the persona for his character in his comedy act prior to working on the show, including the famous line "tank-you-veddy-much". It was the show's writers that came up with the name of Latka Gravas. Kaufman created Latka's language, which he taught to Carol Kane for her role as Simka, by inviting her to dinner and refusing to let her speak English.
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  • 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…
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    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 cab company.
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  • In 2013, on the NPR program "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!," Tony Danza said that when he auditioned for his role on Taxi, he read with Mandy Patinkin, who was auditioning for the role that…
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    In 2013, on the NPR program "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!," Tony Danza said that when he auditioned for his role on Taxi, he read with Mandy Patinkin, who was auditioning for the role that ultimately went to Judd Hirsch.
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