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Taxi

Taxi was an ABC\NBC sitcom that was created by James L. Brooks, Stan Daniels, David Davis and Ed Weinberger.

The show originally aired on the ABC Network from 1978 to 1982. On NBC, it aired from September 30, 1982 to June 15, 1983.

SynopsisEdit

The show was about the employees of the fictional Sunshine Cab Company and its principal setting is the company's fleet garage in Manhattan.

CastEdit

  • Judd Hirsch as Alex Rieger
  • Danny DeVito as Louie De Palma
  • Marilu Henner as Elaine Nardo
  • Tony Danza as Tony Banta
  • Andy Kaufman as Latka Gravas
  • Jeff Conaway as Bobby Wheeler [seasons 1 to 3]
  • Christopher Lloyd as "Reverend Jim" Ignatowski [seasons 2 to 5]
  • Carol Kane as Simka Gravas [seasons 3 to 5]
  • Randall Carver as John Burns [season 1]

RatingsEdit

Season Timeslot Rank Rating
1) 1978–79 Tuesday at 9:30 P.M. #9 24.9
2) 1979–80 #13 22.4
3) 1980–81 Wednesday at 9:00 P.M. Not in the Top 30
4) 1981–82 Thursday at 9:30 P.M.
5) 1982–83 Thursday at 9:30  P.M. (fall)
Saturday at 9:30 P.M. (winter)
Not rated

AccoladesEdit

"Taxi" is one of television's most lauded shows.

During its run, the sitcom was nominated for 31 Emmy Awards and won 18, including three for "Outstanding Comedy Series". It was also nominated for 25 Golden Globes with four wins (three for "Best TV Series – Musical/Comedy").

Emmy Awards

  • Comedy Series (1979–1981)
  • Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Judd Hirsch (1981, 1983)
  • Guest Actress in a Comedy Series – Ruth Gordon (1979)
  • Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Carol Kane (1982)
  • Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Carol Kane (1983)
  • Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Danny DeVito (1981)
  • Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Christopher Lloyd (1982, 1983)
  • Directing in a Comedy Series – James Burrows (1980, 1981)
  • Writing in a Comedy Series – Michael J. Leeson (1981)
  • Writing in a Comedy Series – Ken Estin (1982)
  • Film Editing for a Series – M. Pam Blumenthal (1979–81), Jack Michon (1981)

Golden Globe Awards

  • Best Television Series-Comedy (1979–1981), tied in 1980 with Alice
  • Best TV Supporting Actor – Danny DeVito (1980), tied with Vic Tayback in Alice

Additional Nominations

Emmy Awards

  • Comedy Series (1982, 1983)
  • Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Judd Hirsch (1979, 1980, 1982)
  • Guest Actress in a Comedy Series – Eileen Brennan (1981)
  • Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Danny DeVito (1979, 1982, 1983)
  • Directing in a Comedy Series – James Burrows (1982)
  • Writing in a Comedy Series – Michael J. Leeson (1979)
  • Writing in a Comedy Series – Glen Charles and Les Charles (1980, 1981)
  • Writing in a Comedy Series – David Lloyd (1981)
  • Writing in a Comedy Series – Barry Kemp and Holly Holmberg Brooks (1982)
  • Writing in a Comedy Series – Ken Estin (1983)

Golden Globe Awards

  • Television Series-Comedy (1982–1984)
  • Actor in a TV Series-Comedy – Judd Hirsch (1979–1983)
  • TV Supporting Actress – Marilu Henner (1979–1983)
  • TV Supporting Actress – Carol Kane (1983)
  • TV Supporting Actor – Tony Danza (1980)
  • TV Supporting Actor – Danny DeVito (1979, 1981, 1982)
  • TV Supporting Actor – Jeff Conaway (1979, 1980)
  • TV Supporting Actor – Andy Kaufman (1979, 1981)

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