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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Latka Gravas

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Andy KaufmanAndy Kaufman
Referred to by some as a dadaistic comedian, Andy Kaufman took comedy and performance art to the edges ...

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Latka Gravas (Andy Kaufman) - Latka is an immigrant from a very strange land, often speaking in his invented foreign tongue ("ibi da", "nik nik"). He works as a mechanic, fixing the taxis. Latka was an adaptation of the "Foreign Man" character Kaufman originated in his stand-up comedy act. He eventually grew tired of the gag, so the writers gave Latka multiple personality disorder, allowing Kaufman to play other characters, the most frequent one being a repellent, smooth-talking lounge-lizard persona calling itself Vic Ferrari. In one episode however, he becomes Alex, with profound insights into "his" life. Just when he is about to reveal to the real Alex the perfect solution for all his problems, he reverts back to Latka.



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01x07 - High School Reunion
Season 1, Episode 07
02x09 - The Apartment
Season 2, Episode 09
05x06 - Crime and Punishment
Season 5, Episode 06
04x19 - Tony's Comeback
Season 4, Episode 19
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