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'Taxi' follows the aspirations and setbacks of the employees at Sunshine Cab Company. Most Sunshine Cab drivers view the gig as temporary, something they will leave behind as soon as they find success in their true callings. A character will often make inroads at getting out of the cab business, only to have their hopes dashed as they find themselves back at the garage, under the thumb of Louie De Palma (Danny DeVito), the unsympathetic head dispatcher.

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Episode Guide

Season 1
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  • Season 2
  • Season 3
  • Season 4
  • Season 5

Ep 1: Like Father, Like Daughter

When the company pay phone allows free calls, Alex calls his daughter in Brazil. Aired: 9/12/1978

Ep 2: One-Punch Banta

Tony knocks down a champion fighter in a sparring bout. Aired: 9/19/1978

Ep 3: Blind Date

Alex makes a date with Bobby's answering service operator. Aired: 9/26/1978

Ep 4: Bobby's Acting Career

Bobby faces a career decision regarding his acting pursuits. Aired: 10/5/1978

Ep 5: Come as You Aren't

Elaine invites the gang to an upscale art gathering. Aired: 10/10/1978

Ep 6: The Great Line

John approaches a woman with an unusual pick-up line. Aired: 10/17/1978

Ep 7: High School Reunion

Louie's 20th high school reunion is fast approaching. Aired: 10/24/1978

Ep 8: Paper Marriage

Latka must get married to avoid deportation. Aired: 10/31/1978

Ep 9: Money Troubles

Alex offers newlyweds John and Suzanne a lone. Aired: 11/14/1978

Ep 10: Men are Such Beasts

Tony attempts to break up with his girlfriend, Denise. Aired: 11/21/1978

Ep 11: Memories of Cab 804: Part 1

After cab driver John Burns has an accident in taxicab #804, the gang at Sunshine Cab, while mechanic Latka is making repairs, talks about memorable customers they encountered in that cab. Aired: 11/28/1978

Ep 12: Memories of Cab 804: Part 2

Latka is still trying to repair cab #804 and the stories of memorable customers the drivers encountered in the cab continue. Aired: 12/5/1978

Ep 13: A Full House for Christmas

Louie's brother, Nick, visits from Las Vegas. Aired: 12/12/1978

Ep 14: Sugar Mama

Alex picks up a fare, who is prepared to tip him generously. Aired: 1/16/1979

Ep 15: Friends

Tony asks Bobby to watch his goldfish as he goes away. Aired: 1/30/1979

Ep 16: Louie Sees the Light

Facing surgery, Louie makes a bargain with God. Aired: 2/6/1979

Ep 17: Elaine and the Lame Duck

Alex sets up Elaine for her date with a congressman. Aired: 2/13/1979

Ep 18: Bobby's Big Break

Bobby gets a role in a soap opera. Aired: 2/15/1979

Ep 19: Mama Gravas

Latka's mother comes to visit. Aired: 2/27/1979

Ep 20: Alex Tastes Death and Finds a Nice Restaurant

After being shot in his cab, Alex quits the garage and takes a job as a waiter at a high-class French restaurant. Aired: 3/6/1979

Ep 21: Hollywood Calling

A Hollywood production company expresses interest in the lives of New York's cabbies. Aired: 5/8/1979

Ep 22: Substitute Father

With Elaine going out of town to visit her sick aunt, the guys at the garage take turns watching over her son so that he can compete in a spelling bee. Aired: 5/15/1979

Ep 23: Louie and the Nice Girl

Louie finds a girlfriend in Zena. Aired: 9/11/1979

Ep 24: Honor Thy Father

Alex's sister, Charlotte, pays a visit with bad news about their father's health. Aired: 9/18/1979

Ep 25: Reverend Jim: a Space Odyssey

The guys run into Reverend Jim and try to get him a job, but first they have to convince Louie to hire him and help him pass the exam. Aired: 9/25/1979

Ep 26: Nardo Loses Her Marbles

An overworked Elaine makes advances to Alex. Aired: 10/2/1979

Ep 27: Wherefore Art Thou, Bobby?

Bobby coaches a fledgling actor. Aired: 10/16/1979

Ep 28: The Lighter Side of Angela Matusa

A thinner, more attractive Angela returns into Alex's life. Aired: 10/23/1979

Ep 29: A Woman Between Friends

Bobby and Tony compete for the attentions of the same girl. Aired: 10/30/1979

Ep 30: The Great Race

Louie and Alex compete to see who can get more tips. Aired: 11/6/1979

Ep 31: The Apartment

Latka searches for a new place to live. Aired: 11/13/1979

Ep 32: Alex's Romance

Alex meets an actress, and prepares to propose. Aired: 11/20/1979

Ep 33: Latka's Revolting

Latka's homeland is threatened by a group of revolutionaries. Aired: 11/27/1979

Ep 34: Elaine's Secret Admirer

Elaine ends one relationship, but nurtures a new one. Aired: 12/4/1979

Ep 35: Louie Meets the Folks

Zena brings Louie home to meet her parents. Aired: 12/11/1979

Ep 36: Jim Gets a Pet

Jim gains success at the race track. Aired: 12/18/1979

Ep 37: The Reluctant Fighter

Tony is initially excited about fighting a former champ whose best days are behind him. His excitement turns to doubt when he realizes that the champ is dedicating the fight to a wheelchair-bound kid. Aired: 12/25/1979

Ep 38: Tony and Brian

Tony investigates the possibility of adopting Brian. Aired: 1/8/1980

Ep 39: Guess Who's Coming for Brefnish

Latka meets Simka, a native of his home country. Aired: 1/15/1980

Ep 40: What Price Bobby?

Bobby's acting career takes off when he meets Nora, his super agent. Aired: 1/22/1980

Ep 41: Shut It Down: Part 1

The cabbies go on strike to get the vehicles better maintained. Aired: 1/29/1980

Ep 42: Shut It Down: Part 2

Elaine delivers on her promise to go on a date with Louie. Aired: 2/5/1980

Ep 43: Alex Jumps out of an Airplane

Alex goes to unusual lengths to impress the gang of cabbies. Aired: 2/26/1980

Ep 44: Art Work

The gang strikes an interest in an art auction. Aired: 3/4/1980

Ep 45: Fantasy Borough: Part 1

A package left behind in Tony's cab results in an exchange of fantasies among the cabbies. Aired: 5/6/1980

Ep 46: Fantasy Borough: Part 2

A left-behind package in Tony's cab results in an exchange of fantasies among the cabbies. Aired: 5/13/1980

Ep 47: Louie's Rival

Zena breaks up with Louie to pursue a relationship with a bartender at Mario's. Aired: 11/19/1980

Ep 48: Tony's Sister and Jim

Tony's sister, Monica, pays him a visit. Aired: 11/26/1980

Ep 49: Fathers of the Bride

Alex' daughter gets married, and Alex is not invited. Aired: 12/3/1980

Ep 50: Elaine's Strange Triangle

Elaine falls for Kirk, only to find that Kirk is more interested in another cabbie. Aired: 12/10/1980

Ep 51: Going Home

Jim and Alex go to Boston to visit Jim's family. Aired: 12/17/1980

Ep 52: The Ten Percent Solution

Tony decides to test the waters with acting. Aired: 1/7/1981

Ep 53: The Call of the Mild

Alex, Tony and the gang end up stranded without provisions in a mountain cabin when a freak snowstorm and an intrusive bear wreak havoc on their plans. Aired: 1/21/1981

Ep 54: Latka's Cookies

Latka inherits his grandmother's secret cookie recipe. Aired: 2/5/1981

Ep 55: Thy Boss's Wife

The owners of the Sunshine Cab Company quarrel between themselves. Aired: 2/12/1981

Ep 56: The Costume Party

The cabbies crash a yacht party hoping to meet some celebrities. Aired: 2/19/1981

Ep 57: Elaine's Old Friend

Alex feigns the role of Elaine's boyfriend in order to impress her high school rival. Aired: 2/26/1981

Ep 58: Out of Commission

The State of New York revokes Tony's boxing license. Aired: 3/12/1981

Ep 59: Zen and the Art of Cab Driving

Jim adopts dynamic perfectionism to become a better cab driver. Aired: 3/19/1981

Ep 60: Louie's Mother

Louie's mother moves out of the apartment that they had shared. Aired: 3/26/1981

Ep 61: Bobby's Roomate

Bobby ane Elaine find themselves sharing an apartment. Aired: 4/9/1981

Ep 62: Louie Bumps into an Old Lady

Louie injures an elderly pedestrian. Aired: 4/16/1981

Ep 63: Bobby and the Critic

Bobby confronts a theater critic. Aired: 4/30/1981

Ep 64: On the Job: Part 1

A temporary layoff causes the gang to find other jobs. They meet in Mario's to exchange stories. Aired: 5/7/1981

Ep 65: On the Job: Part 2

A temporary layoff causes the gang to find other jobs. They meet in Mario's to exchange stories. Aired: 5/14/1981

Ep 66: Latka the Playboy

After a rejection, Latka transforms himself into Vic Ferrari, a playboy. Aired: 5/21/1981

Ep 67: Jim the Psychic

Jim's dreams have potentially fatal implications for Alex. Aired: 10/8/1981

Ep 68: Vienna Waits

Alex and Elaine vacation together in Europe. Aired: 10/15/1981

Ep 69: Mr. Personalities

Latka assumes the personality of cabbie Alex. Aired: 10/22/1981

Ep 70: Jim Joins the Network

Jim uses his psychic powers to predict television ratings. Aired: 10/29/1981

Ep 71: Louie's Fling

In a drunken stupor, Zena's friend seduces Louie. Aired: 11/5/1981

Ep 72: Like Father, Like Son

When Alex's father comes to visits, Alex decides to give him a chance. Aired: 11/12/1981

Ep 73: Louie's Mom Remarries

Louie becomes upset when his mother announces plans to remarry. Aired: 11/19/1981

Ep 74: Fledgling

When Elaine makes it her mission to help an artist suffering from severe agoraphobia, Alex tries to convince her to leave such treatment to the professionals. Aired: 11/26/1981

Ep 75: Of Mice and Tony

Tony becomes the manager of a promising young heavyweight boxer, but after the boxer wins a major fight, the "syndicate" (which turns out to be some doctors looking for an investment, rather than the mob) makes Tony an offer he can't refuse and takes over the boxer's management. Aired: 12/10/1981

Ep 76: Louie Goes Too Far

When Louie spies on Elaine changing in the garage bathroom, she enlists a NOW representative's help and gets Louie fired. Louie appeals to Elaine at her apartment one evening though and begs her forgiveness—and her help getting his job back. Aired: 12/17/1981

Ep 77: I Wanna Be Around

Louie becomes scared of nuclear war and sets up a bomb shelter in the garage. He schedules a weekend drill with Jeff and Tony in tow, but finds he's too "soft" to survive if war really broke out because he is unwilling to throw Jim (who has stowed away in a radiation suit) out of the shelter. Aired: 1/7/1982

Ep 78: Bobby Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Bobby, who has moved to Hollywood, comes back to the garage for a visit and announces that he's filmed a pilot for a new prime-time soap opera. During his visit, he learns that the pilot has been picked up as a series and Bobby throws a party at the Plaza Hotel to celebrate. He soon learns that although the series is a go, they no longer want Bobby to appear in it. Aired: 1/14/1982

Ep 79: Nina Loves Alex

Alex is strangely rejecting the advances of a cute, bubbly, young African American cab driver named Nina. Alex is growing more and more annoyed until he decides to invite Nina over to his apartment to talk to her and try to explain why she shouldn't be so interested in him. Aired: 1/21/1982

Ep 80: Tony's Lady

Tony takes a second job working as a chauffer for a wealthy but friendly woman named Christina. The two of them hit it off while he's driving her around, and Tony develops a crush on her. By the time Tony finally gets up the nerve to ask her out, it's too late—she has just become engaged. Aired: 1/28/1982

Ep 81: Simka Returns

Latka is eagerly anticipating a reunion with his ex-girlfriend from the old country, Simka. She arrives at the garage and while Latka is in the bathroom, Alex warns her of Latka's multiple personalities. Sure enough, at Latka's apartment later, Vic Ferrarri makes his appearance and seduces Simka. Aired: 2/4/1982

Ep 82: Jim and the Kid

Jim befriends a runaway child, who has stowed away in Tony's cab, and soon has "adopted" him. When the gang gets wind of this, they find the kid's parents and reunite them. Aired: 2/11/1982

Ep 83: Take My Ex-Wife, Please

Alex runs into his ex-wife at a restaurant. Aired: 2/18/1982

Ep 84: The Unkindest Cut

Elaine spends more than $200 at a trendy hairstylist before a special date, but the result is outrageously bad. When she expresses disappointment, the hairstylist insults her and she leaves, crying, but still having paid. Alex talks her into going back and standing up for herself, so she can get her hair fixed and her money back. Aired: 2/25/1982

Ep 85: Tony's Comeback

Tony begins a workout program with a football player hopeful. Aired: 3/4/1982

Ep 86: Elegant Iggy

Jim invites Elaine to a concert, and while there, they run into an important patron at Elaine's art gallery. The woman invites them both to a party, although Elaine is very worried that Jim will embarrass her in an event that's important to her career. Aired: 3/11/1982

Ep 87: The Wedding of Latka and Simka

Latka, who Joyce Brothers has declared is cured of his multiple personality disorder, asks Simka to marry him. They then must endure a bizarre series of tests, as is the marital tradition for members of their religion. Aired: 3/25/1982

Ep 88: Cooking for Two

While attempting to cook dinner, Jim destroys Louie's apartment. Aired: 4/8/1982

Ep 89: The Road Not Taken: Part 1

The gang takes turns sharing life-changing career choices they have made. Aired: 4/29/1982

Ep 90: The Road Not Taken: Part 2

The gang takes turns sharing life-changing career choices they have made. Aired: 5/6/1982

Ep 91: The Shloogel Show

Latka and Simka throw the gang a Schloogel. Aired: 9/30/1982

Ep 92: Jim's Inheritance

When Jim's father passes away and leaves him a substantial inheritance, his siblings sue to have him declared incompetent and the money placed in an account that he will have no control over. Aired: 10/7/1982

Ep 93: Alex Goes off the Wagon

Alex becomes a compulsive gambler, even scaring Louie off with his compulsion, but Jim talks some sense into Alex at the end. Aired: 10/14/1982

Ep 94: Scenskees from a Marriage: Part 1

Latka has an affair with another cab driver putting his marriage in jeopardy. Aired: 10/21/1982

Ep 95: Scenskees from a Marriage: Part 2

Simka has a dilemma as to which cab driver she is going to sleep with so she and Latka hold an informal dinner party. Aired: 10/28/1982

Ep 96: Crime and Punishment

Louie lets Jeff, his assistant dispatcher, take the rap for skimming money from the company (that Louie is actually responsible for), assuring Jeff that he'll smooth everything over. Louie overdoes it when he reprimands Jeff in front of the garage owner, though, and the owner not only fires Jeff but has him arrested. Aired: 11/4/1982

Ep 97: Alex the Gofer

Alex, who loves the theater, takes a part time job as a gofer for a young producer and director, but soon feels mistreated by his younger bosses. Louie, spying on Alex at his new job, spots Alex being humiliated and uncharacteristically does not make fun of him; rather, he tries to convince Alex to stand up for himself and tell the director off. Aired: 11/11/1982

Ep 98: Louie's Revenge

Emily returns to seduce Louie again. Aired: 11/18/1982

Ep 99: Travels with My Dad

Tony's dad, a merchant seaman who Tony hasn't seen much of, arranges to bring Tony on a sea trip with him. Tony is hesitant but doesn't want to disappoint his dad, so he goes along. On the trip, Tony spends much of the time seasick, but bonds with his dad and they engage in a bar brawl in Singapore, and almost get matching tattoos until they think better of it. Aired: 11/25/1982

Ep 100: Elaine and the Monk

Latka and Simka introduce Elaine to a friend, Zifka, who is visiting from their country. Zifka is a monk who has taken a vow of silence but during his vacation is allowed a week (every 10 years) to experience all worldly pleasures. Aired: 12/2/1982

Ep 101: Zena's Honeymoon

Zena returns to announce her engagement. Louie is enraged. Aired: 12/9/1982

Ep 102: Get Me Through the Holidays

Alex's ex-wife, Phyllis, depressed and lonely, comes to see Alex, who takes pity on her and includes her in his holiday plans. This turns ugly, when she manages to bring the whole gang down with her self-pity. Aired: 12/16/1982

Ep 103: Louie Moves Uptown

Louie is interested in an upscale co-op apartment, but he must first pass the board's new tenant screening process. Aired: 1/22/1983

Ep 104: Alex's Old Buddy

Alex reunites with his old dog, Buddy. Aired: 1/29/1983

Ep 105: Sugar Ray Nardo

When Elaine's son, Jason, watches Tony coaching youth boxing, he wants to get involved. Alex and Tony talk Elaine into letting Jason box, despite her better judgement. In Jason's first bout, he gets knocked out by the first punch and Elaine holds Alex responsible. Aired: 2/5/1983

Ep 107: A Taxi Celebration: Part 2

Danny DeVito presents clips depicting highlights from the five seasons of 'Taxi.' Aired: 3/23/1983

Ep 106: A Taxi Celebration: Part 1

Danny DeVito presents clips depicting highlights from the five seasons of 'Taxi.' Aired: 3/23/1983

Ep 108: Alex Gets Burned by an Old Flame

Alex is entranced by a lawyer who used to live in a commune with Jim. Aired: 3/30/1983

Ep 109: Louie and the Blind Girl

Louie sets out to propose to Judy. Aired: 4/6/1983

Ep 110: Arnie Meets the Kids

Elaine and Arnie's dating relationship advances to where he's ready to meet her children. Aired: 4/13/1983

Ep 111: Tony's Baby

Tony proposes to his girlfriend, Vicki. Aired: 4/20/1983

Ep 112: Jim's Mario's

Jim attempts to purchase Mario's. Aired: 5/18/1983

Ep 113: A Grand Gesture

Jim provides each of the gang with $1,000 for the purpose of letting them give it away. Aired: 5/25/1983

Ep 114: Simka's Monthlies

Simka is threatened with deportation unless she can prove her marriage is not a scam. Aired: 6/15/1983