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Taxi – The Complete First Season

June 18, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

Set in New York City, TAXI follows a group of cab drivers of the Sunshine Cab Company through the daily but far from ordinary routine as cabbies. The sitcom features a multitude of extroverted persons such as a frustrated actor, strained boxer, ex-hippie and cynical dispatcher.Amazon.com
Hail, Taxi. It’s great to finally have one of the defining sitcoms of the 1970s available on DVD to take out for a spin. This character-driven humane comedy from the creators of The Mary Tyler Moore Show rolled out of the garage with a full tank of gas: a lightning-in-a-bottle ensemble, smart, witty, and compassionate writing, and extraordinary characters. The Sunshine Cab Company was a much grittier workplace than the sunny … More >>

Taxi – The Complete First Season


5 Responses to “Taxi – The Complete First Season”
  1. andy8047 says:

    The 1978-79 television season brought several new hit shows. The Dukes Of Hazzard,Mork & Mindy and this one. They killed CBS’s All In The Family,I’m sorry to say. Here at the Sunshine Cab Company is Judd Hirsch as Alex Rieger one of the drivers. The other drivers are Tony Banta(Tony Danza),Elaine Nardo(Marilu Henner),Bobby Wheeler(Jeff Conaway) and Russian immigant Latkas Gratvas(the late Andy Kaufman). Their boss is Louie DiPalma(Danny DeVito) who’s always cranky and grouchy. Previously Conaway filmed the Paramount musical GREASE with John Travolta. Conaway and Travolta,the film’s star,were so-called T-Birds. Subsequently,Hirsch appeared in the films ORDINARY PEOPLE and TEACHERS. Also he co-starred with Bob Newhart on a short-lived sitcom,George & Leo. Kaufman appeared on the first Saturday Night Live show in 1975. He lip-synched “Here I come to save the day!” from the Mighty Mouse theme. Kaufman succumbed to lung cancer in 1984. DeVito and Henner went Hollywood while Taxi ran on ABC(the show was cancelled in ’83 after its last and only season on NBC). DeVito remains one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Post-Taxi,Henner had her own morning talk show,Marilu,for a few years. Also she starred with Burt Reynolds on CBS’s Evening Shade. Also Danza had a second hit sitcom,Who’s The Boss,another ABC show.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. All the animals come out at night – ladies of the night, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets. I go all over. I take people to the Bronx, Brooklyn, I take ‘em to Harlem. I don’t care. Don’t make no difference to me. It does to some. Some won’t even take spooks. Don’t make no difference to me.

    Loneliness has followed me my whole life. Everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There’s no escape. I’m God’s lonely man… June eighth. My life has taken another turn again. The days can go on with regularity over and over, one day indistinguishable from the next. A long continuous chain. Then suddenly, there is a change.

    June twenty-ninth. I gotta get in shape. Too much sitting has ruined my body. Too much abuse has gone on for too long. From now on there will be fifty pushups each morning, Fifty pullups. There will be no more pills, no more bad food, no more destroyers of my body. From now on will be total organization. Every muscle must be tight.

    You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Then who the hell else are you talking to… you talking to me? Well I’m the only one here. Who do you think you’re talking to? Oh yeah? Okay.

    Hello Betsy. Hi, it’s Travis. How ya doin’? Listen, uh, I’m, I’m sorry about the, the other night. I didn’t know that was the way you felt about it. Well, I-I didn’t know that was the way you felt. I-I-I would have taken ya somewhere else. Uh, are you feeling better or oh you maybe had a virus or somethin’, a 24-hour virus you know. It happens. Yeah, umm, you uh, you’re workin’ hard. Yeah. Uh, would you like to have, uh, some dinner, uh with me in the next, you know, few days or somethin’? Well, how about just a cup of coffee? I’ll come by the, uh, headquarters or somethin’, we could, uh… Oh, OK, OK. Did you get my flowers in the…? You didn’t get them. I sent some flowers, uh… Yeah, well, OK, OK. Can I call you again? Uh, tomorrow or the next day? OK. No, I’m gonna… OK. Yeah, sure, OK. So long.

    Now I see everything clearly. My whole life is pointed in one direction. There never has been a choice for me.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  3. Vick Ferrari says:

    Andy Kaufman is gone now but several of these actors got started and are still visible in all kinds of roles; not just acting. They are writing books, hosting talk shows and still adding character to movies and tv.

    The first season of Taxi is probably not my favorite. I especially liked the later seasons when Latka started having different personalities, one of which was Vick Ferrari, which I borrowed for my own Amazon pseudonym. Another was his beautiful imitation of Alex.

    For me the negatives are that some of the lines seem a little corny to me now and some episodes are less funny than others in favor of a human interest or emotional storyline. I really prefer the humor in a sitcom. But, when Taxi is funny it’s incredible.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  4. Lucas Howell says:

    Last I saw…Taxi season 1 was about $20 (in-store) at some place called wal-mart because of something to do with an Emmy sale or something like that.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. I was extremely pleased with how promptly I received this tape and the condition it was in when I received it. I would do business with this person again.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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