Taxi (1978)

It's off the laugh meter!

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Creator: James L. Brooks, Stan Daniels, Ed. Weinberger
  • First Air Date: 1978-09-12
  • Last Air Date: 1983-06-15
  • Total Seasons: 5
  • Total Episodes: 114
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 30 min.
  • Production Company: Paramount Television Studios
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Networks: ABC, NBC
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From 146 Ratings


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.


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Taxi Seasons

Season 1

First Air Date: 1978-09-12
22 Episodes

Season 2

First Air Date: 1979-09-11
24 Episodes

Season 3

First Air Date: 1980-11-19
20 Episodes

Season 4

First Air Date: 1981-10-08
24 Episodes

Season 5

First Air Date: 1982-09-30
24 Episodes

Taxi Episodes

Title Air Date Duration
Season 1Episode 1Like Father, Like Daughter30 min
Season 1Episode 2One-Punch Banta30 min
Season 1Episode 3Blind Date30 min
Season 1Episode 4Bobby's Acting Career30 min
Season 1Episode 5Come as You Aren't30 min
Season 1Episode 6The Great Line30 min
Season 1Episode 7High School Reunion30 min
Season 1Episode 8Paper Marriage30 min
Season 1Episode 9Money Troubles30 min
Season 1Episode 10Men are Such Beasts30 min
Season 1Episode 11Memories of Cab 804 (1)30 min
Season 1Episode 12Memories of Cab 804 (2)30 min
Season 1Episode 13A Full House for Christmas30 min
Season 1Episode 14Sugar Mama30 min
Season 1Episode 15Friends30 min
Season 1Episode 16Louie Sees the Light30 min
Season 1Episode 17Elaine and the Lame Duck30 min
Season 1Episode 18Bobby's Big Break30 min
Season 1Episode 19Mama Gravas30 min
Season 1Episode 20Alex Tastes Death and Finds a Nice Restaurant30 min
Season 1Episode 21Hollywood Calling30 min
Season 1Episode 22Substitute Father30 min
Season 2Episode 1Louie and the Nice Girl30 min
Season 2Episode 2Honor Thy Father30 min
Season 2Episode 3Reverend Jim: a Space Odyssey30 min
Season 2Episode 4Nardo Loses Her Marbles30 min
Season 2Episode 5Wherefore Art Thou, Bobby?30 min
Season 2Episode 6The Lighter Side of Angela Matusa30 min
Season 2Episode 7A Woman Between Friends30 min
Season 2Episode 8The Great Race30 min
Season 2Episode 9The Apartment30 min
Season 2Episode 10Alex's Romance30 min
Season 2Episode 11Latka's Revolting30 min
Season 2Episode 12Elaine's Secret Admirer30 min
Season 2Episode 13Louie Meets the Folks30 min
Season 2Episode 14Jim Gets a Pet30 min
Season 2Episode 15The Reluctant Fighter30 min
Season 2Episode 16Tony and Brian30 min
Season 2Episode 17Guess Who's Coming for Brefnish30 min
Season 2Episode 18What Price, Bobby?30 min
Season 2Episode 19Shut It Down (1)30 min
Season 2Episode 20Shut It Down (2)30 min
Season 2Episode 21Alex Jumps out of an Airplane30 min
Season 2Episode 22Art Work30 min
Season 2Episode 23Fantasy Borough (1)30 min
Season 2Episode 24Fantasy Borough (2)30 min
Season 3Episode 1Louie's Rival30 min
Season 3Episode 2Tony's Sister and Jim30 min
Season 3Episode 3Fathers of the Bride30 min
Season 3Episode 4Elaine's Strange Triangle30 min
Season 3Episode 5Going Home30 min
Season 3Episode 6The Ten Percent Solution30 min
Season 3Episode 7The Call of the Mild30 min
Season 3Episode 8Latka's Cookies30 min
Season 3Episode 9Thy Boss's Wife30 min
Season 3Episode 10The Costume Party30 min
Season 3Episode 11Elaine's Old Friend30 min
Season 3Episode 12Out of Commission30 min
Season 3Episode 13Zen and the Art of Cab Driving30 min
Season 3Episode 14Louie's Mother30 min
Season 3Episode 15Bobby's Roommate30 min
Season 3Episode 16Louie Bumps into an Old Lady30 min
Season 3Episode 17Bobby and the Critic30 min
Season 3Episode 18On the Job (1)30 min
Season 3Episode 19On the Job (2)30 min
Season 3Episode 20Latka the Playboy30 min
Season 4Episode 1Jim the Psychic30 min
Season 4Episode 2Vienna Waits30 min
Season 4Episode 3Mr. Personalities30 min
Season 4Episode 4Jim Joins the Network30 min
Season 4Episode 5Louie's Fling30 min
Season 4Episode 6Like Father, Like Son30 min
Season 4Episode 7Louie's Mom Remarries30 min
Season 4Episode 8Fledgling30 min
Season 4Episode 9Of Mice and Tony30 min
Season 4Episode 10Louie Goes Too Far30 min
Season 4Episode 11I Wanna Be Around30 min
Season 4Episode 12Bobby Doesn't Live Here Anymore30 min
Season 4Episode 13Nina Loves Alex30 min
Season 4Episode 14Tony's Lady30 min
Season 4Episode 15Simka Returns30 min
Season 4Episode 16Jim and the Kid30 min
Season 4Episode 17Take My Ex-Wife, Please30 min
Season 4Episode 18The Unkindest Cut30 min
Season 4Episode 19Tony's Comeback30 min
Season 4Episode 20Elegant Iggy30 min
Season 4Episode 21The Wedding of Latka and Simka30 min
Season 4Episode 22Cooking for Two30 min
Season 4Episode 23The Road Not Taken (1)30 min
Season 4Episode 24The Road Not Taken (2)30 min
Season 5Episode 1The Shloogel Show30 min
Season 5Episode 2Jim's Inheritance30 min
Season 5Episode 3Alex Goes off the Wagon30 min
Season 5Episode 4Scenskees from a Marriage (1)30 min
Season 5Episode 5Scenskees from a Marriage (2)30 min
Season 5Episode 6Crime and Punishment30 min
Season 5Episode 7Alex the Gofer30 min
Season 5Episode 8Louie's Revenge30 min
Season 5Episode 9Travels with My Dad30 min
Season 5Episode 10Elaine and the Monk30 min
Season 5Episode 11Zena's Honeymoon30 min
Season 5Episode 12Get Me Through the Holidays30 min
Season 5Episode 13Louie Moves Uptown30 min
Season 5Episode 14Alex's Old Buddy30 min
Season 5Episode 15Sugar Ray Nardo30 min
Season 5Episode 16A Taxi Celebration (1)30 min
Season 5Episode 17A Taxi Celebration (2)30 min
Season 5Episode 18Alex Gets Burned by an Old Flame30 min
Season 5Episode 19Louie and the Blind Girl30 min
Season 5Episode 20Arnie Meets the Kids30 min
Season 5Episode 21Tony's Baby30 min
Season 5Episode 22Jim's Mario's30 min
Season 5Episode 23A Grand Gesture30 min
Season 5Episode 24Simka's Monthlies30 min
  • Judd Hirsch

    as Alex Reiger
  • Danny DeVito

    as Louie De Palma
  • Marilu Henner

    as Elaine O'Connor-Nardo
  • Tony Danza

    as Tony Banta
  • Andy Kaufman

    as Latka Gravas
  • Christopher Lloyd

    as Reverend Jim “Iggy” Ignatowski
  • Carol Kane

    as Simka Gravas
Writing Stan Daniels Writer
Writing David Davis Writer
Writing Ed. Weinberger Writer
Writing Ian Praiser Writer
Writing Earl Pomerantz Writer
Writing Barton Dean Writer
Writing Michael J. Leeson Writer
Writing Holly Holmberg Brooks Writer
Writing Ellen Sandler Writer
Writing Dennis Danzinger Writer
Production Sam Simon Producer
Production Ken Estin Producer
Production Richard Sakai Producer
Production Howard Gewirtz Producer
Production Ian Praiser Producer
Production Glen Charles Producer
Production Les Charles Producer
Production Eileen Brennan Producer
Production James L. Brooks Executive Producer
Production Stan Daniels Executive Producer
Production Ed. Weinberger Executive Producer
Production David Davis Executive Producer
Sound Bob James Original Music Composer