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Taxi

Taxi Dates : 1978 - 1983
114 episodes of 30 min
First broadcasting : 13 mai 2000
Creator(s) : James L. Brooks, Stan Daniels, David Davis
Producer(s) : James L. Brooks, Stan Daniels, David Davis
Music : Bob James
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Synopsis

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.

The Actors

Tony Danza - Tony Banta

Tony Danza


(Tony Banta)

Danny DeVito - Louie De Palma

Danny DeVito


(Louie De Palma)

Jeff Conaway - Bobby Wheeler

Jeff Conaway


(Bobby Wheeler)

Marilu Henner - Elaine Nardo

Marilu Henner


(Elaine Nardo)

Andy Kaufman - Latka Gravas

Andy Kaufman


(Latka Gravas)

Christopher Lloyd - Reverend Jim Ignatowski

Christopher Lloyd


(Reverend Jim Ignatowski)

Photos

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Trivia

The person driving the taxicab in the opening credits was Tony Danza. The name of the cab company was the Sunshine Cab Company.

Before closing their doors for good in 1982, the Checker Motors Corporation of Kalamazoo Michigan supplied cars to the series.

Judd Hirsch was often late to rehearsals because he was conducting business in his office.

After the third season, director James Burrows and writers Glen Charles and Les Charles quit the series to create "Cheers" (1982)

In an episode during the first season, Danny DeVito's character plays violin in one scene. A photo taken during rehearsals of that episode ran in a tabloid magazine along with a story describing how De Vito is "giving up" acting to play violin. De Vito's relatives called him out of concern believing the story was true.

When ABC canceled the series in 1982, the cable network HBO considered purchasing the show, only to lose out to NBC.

When NBC acquired the series for its 1982 fall schedule, the network ran promotional ads that stated, "Same time, better network".

Reverend Jim's real name was James Caldwell. After eating some "funny brownies", he changed his name to Ignatowski, believing it was "star child" spelled backwards.

The theme song's full title was "Angela (Theme from 'Taxi')", was written/performed by Bob James and was from his 1978 album "Touchdown". The title track "Touchdown" was the song Bob had actually written for the theme, but Taxi's producers liked the short cue Bob had written/recorded for one brief scene with Alex (Judd Hirsch) and a young woman, Angela, and used that instead.

In the opening credits the cab is driving along New York's 59th Street Bridge, popularly known as the Queensboro. The buildings in the background keep reappearing in the same place. The segment was shot once in the middle of the 1.4-mile bridge and then repeated several times to run throughout the entire credits.

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.

Andy Kaufman created the language that Latka speaks. Before Carol Kane first appeared as Simka, Kaufman taught her the language. In fact, he invited her to dinner and refused to let her speak English.

Filming

Filming locations:

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  • Last Update: 2008/11/30 by villain

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