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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Taxi' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Taxi':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

September 12, 1978: Like Father, Like Daughter
Season 1, episode 1
W: David Davis, Stan Daniels, James L. Brooks, Ed Weinberger   D: James Burrows

With Jill Jaress (Airline Counter Employee), Talia Balsam (Cathy Consuelas).
Judd Hirsch stars in a new series centering on the warmly funny shenanigans of a bunch of New York City cabbies. In the initial episode, they embark on a wild trip to Miami so that their fellow cabbie can spend 20 minutes between planes with his long-lost daughter.

September 19, 1978: One-Punch Banta
Season 1, episode 2
W: Earl Pomerantz   D: James Burrows

With Dwight Woody (Frankie Wallace), Carlos Palomino (Carlos Navarone), Ron Rich (Attendant), Allan Arbus (Jerry Martin).
The taxi gang unites to support the dream of a fellow cabbie who gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get into the ring with a world champion.

September 26, 1978: Blind Date
Season 1, episode 3
W: Michael Leeson   D: James Burrows

With Suzanne Kent (Angela Matusa).
The sexy voice on an answering service triggers Alex's romantic instincts, and he arranges a dinner date that turns into one big surprise.

October 5, 1978: Bobby's Acting Career
Season 1, episode 4
W: Ed Weinberger, Stan Daniels   D: James Burrows

With Taurean Blacque (Police Officer), Robert Phalen (Tom Jeffries), John Lehne (Hamlet's Owner).
Bobby decides to give up his dramatic aspirations if he doesn't find an acting job by midnight.

October 10, 1978: Come As You Aren't
Season 1, episode 5
W: Glen Charles, Les Charles   D: James Burrows

With Treva Silverman (Woman at Party), Paula Victor (Mrs. Hazeltine), Andra Akers (Rita), William Bogert (James Broderick), Clyde Kusatsu (Paul).
Elaine suspects the worst when the cabbies invite themselves to her party for her highbrow friends.

October 17, 1978: The Great Line
Season 1, episode 6
W: Earl Pomerantz   D: James Burrows

With Rusdi Lane (Rudy), Sheila Rogers (Mrs. Carruthers), Dolph Sweet (Mr. Carruthers), Ellen Regan (Suzanne), Bill Foster (Beer Drinking Champion).
The cabbies come up with a sure-fire way for John to meet his new heartthrob.

October 24, 1978: High School Reunion
Season 1, episode 7
W: Sy Rosen   D: James Burrows

With Angelo Gnazzo (George), Arlene Golonka (Sheila), Pierrino Mascarino (Stanley Tarses), Joanna Cassidy (Beverly), Sandra Holt (Woman).
Louie is afraid to attend his 20th anniversary class reunion -- so Bobby goes in his place.

October 31, 1978: Paper Marriage
Season 1, episode 8
W: Glen Charles, Les Charles   D: James Burrows

With James Randolph (INS agent), Rita Taggart (Vivian), Christopher Lloyd (Reverend Jim), Woody Eny (INS agent).
Latka Gravas faces deportation unless he marries a U.S. citizen.

November 14, 1978: Money Troubles
Season 1, episode 9
W: Earl Pomerantz   D: James Burrows

With Ellen Regan (Suzanne).
John and Suzanne are having financial troubles, and must decide which one of them is going to drop out of college and support the household.

November 21, 1978: Men Are Such Beasts
Season 1, episode 10
W: Ed Weinberger, Stan Daniels   D: James Burrows

With Gail Edwards (Denise), George Reynolds (Cabdriver).
A determined cabbie with a crush on Tony joins the Sunshine Cab Company.

November 28, 1978: Memories Of Cab 804 (1)
Season 1, episode 11
W: Barry Kemp   D: James Burrows

With Rod Browning (Father), Scoey Mitchell (Robber), Ed Weinberger (Man on Bridge), Chris Barnes (Kid).
The cabbies are shocked into a period of mourning when John cracks up legendary cab 804.

December 5, 1978: Memories Of Cab 804 (2)
Season 1, episode 12
W: Barry Kemp   D: James Burrows

With Mandy Patinkin (Husband), Regina Baff (Pregnant Woman), Tom Selleck (Mike Beldon).
Latka frantically works to repair the cracked-up cab while the other cabbies remember its good days.

December 12, 1978: A Full House For Christmas
Season 1, episode 13
W: Barry Kemp   D: James Burrows

With Darren Milton (Caroler), Richard Foronjy (Nick DePalma), The Benny Powell Singers (Carolers).
The Christmas party at the garage is interrupted by a high-stakes poker game between Alex and Louie's card-shark brother.

January 16, 1979: Sugar Mama
Season 1, episode 14
W: Glen Charles, Les Charles   D: James Burrows

With Herb Vigran (Weldon Manning), Aharon Ipale (Ramon), Ruth Gordon (Dee Wilcox).
A rich little old lady uses money to buy Alex's companionship as a cure for her loneliness.

January 30, 1979: Friends
Season 1, episode 15
W: Earl Pomerantz   D: James Burrows

With Liz Miller (Dominique).
A friendship heads for the rocks when Tony returns from out of town to discover that Bobby has let his prized goldfish die.

February 6, 1979: Louie Sees The Light
Season 1, episode 16
W: Ruth Bennett   D: James Burrows

With Fay Hauser (Nurse), John Dukakis (Goodwin).
After having an operation, Louie panics when he has to keep a promise he made to God during surgery.

February 13, 1979: Elaine And The Lame Duck
Season 1, episode 17
W: Glen Charles, Les Charles   D: James Burrows

With Rusdi Lane (Rudy), Jeffrey Tambor (Rep. Walter Griswold).
Elaine discovers that her klutzy date is a congressman.

February 15, 1979: Bobby's Big Break
Season 1, episode 18
W: Barry Kemp   D: James Burrows

With Michele Conaway (Soap Opera Actress), Amanda McBroom (Soap Opera Actress).
Bobby's new role in a soap opera prompts him to throw his torn-up cabbie license at Louie, who vows revenge.

February 27, 1979: Mama Gravas
Season 1, episode 19
W: Glen Charles, Les Charles   D: James Burrows

With Tom Castronova (Tommy), Susan Kellerman (Greta Gravas).
Latka assumes that Alex is going to be his new daddy after Alex and Latka's mother spend the night together.

March 6, 1979: Alex Tastes Death And Finds A Nice Restaurant
Season 1, episode 20
W: Michael Leeson   D: James Burrows

With James Staley (Priest), Byron Webster (Maitre D'), John Petlock (Waiter), Charles Thomas Murphy (Patron), Mavis Palmer (Patron).
After being shot at in a holdup attempt, Alex quits his cabbie job and becomes a waiter in a snobbish restaurant.

May 8, 1979: Hollywood Calling
Season 1, episode 21
W: Glen Charles, Les Charles   D: James Burrows

With Gary Imhoff (Richard), Christine Dickenson (Lea), Joey Aresco (Michael Patrese), Martin Mull (Roger Chapman), Rik Colitti (Cook).
A film company making a movie about taxi drivers turns Louie's garage into a glamorous setting complete with champagne.

May 15, 1979: Substitute Father
Season 1, episode 22
W: Barry Kemp   D: James Burrows

With Carl Byrd (Crista's father), Tan Adams (Crista), David Knapp (Moderator), Michael Herschewe (Jason Nardo), Suzanne Carney (Marilu Hartman).
The cabbies reluctanly agree to babysit for Elaine's young son while she is temporarily out of town.





September 11, 1979: Louie And The Nice Girl
Season 2, episode 1
W: Earl Pomerantz   D: James Burrows

With Tom Castronova (Tommy), Rhea Perlman (Zena Sherman).
Season premiere. A nice girl's infatuation with Louie appalls the cabbies and leads to non-stop, macho bragging by the dispatcher.

September 18, 1979: Honor Thy Father
Season 2, episode 2
W: Les Charles, Glen Charles   D: James Burrows

With Richard Beauchamp (Cabbie), Ian Wolfe (Patient), Joan Hackett (Charlotte), Jack Gilford (Joe Reiger), Margaret Ladd (Miss Stallworth).
Alex's father appears after a 30-year absence and, in an emotional confrontation, gives Alex the shock of his life.

September 25, 1979: Reverend Jim: A Space Odyssey
Season 2, episode 3
W: Glen Charles, Les Charles   D: James Burrows

With Tom Castronova (Tommy).
The cabbies find Reverend Jim, the gentleman who performed Latka's wedding, on skid row and decide to reform him and make him a cabbie.

October 2, 1979: Nardo Loses Her Marbles
Season 2, episode 4
W: Earl Pomerantz   D: James Burrows

With William Callaway (Gallery Owner), Robert Picardo (Phillip), Mary Woronov (Artist), Tom Ewell (Dr. Collins), William Callaway (Sandor Kovacs).
Elaine, convinced her hectic life is driving her crazy, decides that an easier cure than seeing a psychiatrist would be to spend a night with Alex.

October 16, 1979: Wherefore Art Thou, Bobby?
Season 2, episode 5
W: Barry Kemp   D: James Burrows

With Michael Horton (Steve).
A small-town kid befriended by Bobby shocks everyone when he lands a major acting role.

October 23, 1979: The Lighter Side Of Angela Matusa
Season 2, episode 6
W: Earl Pomerantz   D: James Burrows

With Tom Castronova (Tommy), Dick Miller (Waiter), Phil Rubenstein (Wayne), Suzanne Kent (Angela).
A formerly overweight woman Alex once dated reappears, slim and attractive, and she assumes that Alex wants to date her again.

October 30, 1979: A Woman Between Friends
Season 2, episode 7
W: Ken Estin   D: James Burrows

With Tom Castronova (Tommy), Constance Forslund (Janet).
Bobby and Tony are embroiled in fierce competition for the romantic attentions of a lovely young lady.

November 6, 1979: The Great Race
Season 2, episode 8
W: Glenn Gordon Caron   D: James Burrows

With Fred Stuthman (Passenger), James Hong (Businessman), Scott Brady (Taxi Inspector), Kres Mersky (Nun), Julie Payne (Nun), Jean Owens Hayworth (Passenger).
Louie uses every dirty trick in the book to make sure he wins a bet with Alex and gets his prize -- a night with Elaine.

November 13, 1979: The Apartment
Season 2, episode 9
W: Barry Rubinowitz   D: James Burrows

With Dick Butkus (Partygoer), Nancy Steen (Maid).
When Latka's flea-trap apartment building is demolished, he promptly spends his life savings on a luxurious penthouse, not realizing that the $3,000 is for just one month's rent.

November 20, 1979: Alex's Romance
Season 2, episode 10
W: Ian Praiser, Howard Gewirtz   D: Ed Weinberger

With Dee Wallace (Joyce Rogers).
Alex becomes involved with a struggling actress who insists she is giving up her career -- until she gets an offer from Hollywood.

November 27, 1979: Latka's Revolting
Season 2, episode 11
W: Glen Charles, Les Charles   D: James Burrows

With Tom Castronova (Tom Jeffries), Lenny Baker (Baschi).
The cabbies throw a wild goodbye bash for Latka, when a revolution breaks out in his country and he feels obligated to join.

December 4, 1979: Elaine's Secret Admirer
Season 2, episode 12
W: Barry Kemp, Ian Praiser, Howard Gewirtz   D: James Burrows, Ed Weinberger

With Michael DeLano (Don Reavy).
Elaine is flattered by a secret admirer who sends her love poems.

December 11, 1979: Louie Meets The Folks
Season 2, episode 13
W: Barry Kemp   D: James Burrows

With Rhea Perlman (Zena Sherman), Camila Ashland (Mrs. Sherman), John C. Becher (Reverend Sherman).
Louie's romance with Zena takes an unusual twist when she brings him home to meet her parents.

December 18, 1979: Jim Gets A Pet
Season 2, episode 14
W: David Lloyd   D: James Burrows

The cabbies get a hilarious shock when Reverend Jim brings his new pet to the garage -- an over-the-hill racehorse.

December 25, 1979: The Reluctant Fighter
Season 2, episode 15
W: Ken Estin   D: James Burrows

With Gene LeBell (Referee), Michael V. Gazzo (Vince), Armando Muniz (Benny Foster), Marc Anthony Danza (Brian Sims), John Dennis (Maintenance Man).
Tony, ecstatic when an aging champ challenges him to a bout, changes moods when the opposition reveals his secret weapon.

January 8, 1980: Tony And Brian
Season 2, episode 16
W: Ken Estin   D: James Burrows

With Shane Butterworth (Tommy), Barbara Stuart (Mrs. Brennan), Michael Fairman (Mr. Brennan), Marc Anthony Danza (Brian), Mary Betten (Maid).
Tony investigates the possibility of adopting Brian and is shattered when he decides to go with a wealthy couple instead.

January 15, 1980: Guess Who's Coming For Brefnish
Season 2, episode 17
W: Barry Kemp   D: James Burrows

With Tom Castronova (Tommy), Phil Coccioletti (John Hannon).
Romance strikes the Sunshine Cab Co. when Latka meets and falls in love with a woman from his homeland.

January 22, 1980: What Price Bobby?
Season 2, episode 18
W: Ken Estin   D: James Burrows

With Susan Sullivan (Nora Chandliss).
Bobby's acting career is on the rise after he starts having an affair with his new agent.

January 29, 1980: Shut It Down (1)
Season 2, episode 19
W: Howard Gewirtz, Ian Praiser   D: James Burrows

With Paul Loving (Young Cabbie).
Tired of driving dangerous cabs, the cabbies go on strike. Louie offers a solution to Elaine, the strike's leader -- if she goes out with him, he'll make sure everyone gets what they want.

February 5, 1980: Shut It Down (2)
Season 2, episode 20
W: Howard Gewirtz, Ian Praiser   D: James Burrows

With Lee Delano (Maitre d'), Maryedith Burrell (Hatcheck Girl).
Elaine keeps her promise to go on a date with Louie so that the drivers' demands will be met and the strike can end.

February 26, 1980: Alex Jumps Out Of An Airplane
Season 2, episode 21
W: Ken Estin   D: James Burrows

With Tom Castranova (Tommy), Beverly Ross (Skydiving Instructor).
Following a excitement-filled ski trip, Alex decides to start living life to the fullest, which includes skydiving for the first time.

March 4, 1980: Art Work
Season 2, episode 22
W: Glen Charles, Les Charles   D: James Burrows

With Marvin Newman (Auctioneer), Richard Derr (Buyer #1), Peggy Stewart (Buyer #2).
On Elaine's advice, the cabbies pool their money to buy a painting with the expectation that it will be worth a fortune when the artist dies.

May 6, 1980: Fantasy Borough (1)
Season 2, episode 23
W: Barry Kemp   D: James Burrows

With Eric Sevareid (Himself), Herve Villechaize (Himself), Carl Lumbly (Customer), Warren Munson (Customer).
A package left behind in Tony's cab by "Fantasy Island" star Herve Villechaize results in an exchange of outrageous fantasies among the cabbies.

May 13, 1980: Fantasy Borough (2)
Season 2, episode 24
W: Barry Kemp   D: James Burrows

With Priscilla Barnes (Tawny), Lassie (Herself).
The fanciful fantasies of the cabbies continue with a real "show stopper" from Elaine.





November 19, 1980: Louie's Rival
Season 3, episode 1
W: Ken Estin   D: James Burrows

With Rhea Perlman (Zena Sherman), Richard Minchenberg (Dwight), Tom Castronova (Tommy).
Louie goes off the deep end when Zena breaks up with him to pursue a relationship with a bartender at Mario's.

November 26, 1980: Tony's Sister And Jim
Season 3, episode 2
W: Michael Leeson   D: James Burrows

With Julie Kavner (Monica Banta Douglas), Andrew Bloch (Waiter).
Tony's newly divorced sister falls in love with Reverend Jim, much to Tony's dismay, and romantic sparks begin to fly.

December 3, 1980: Fathers Of The Bride
Season 3, episode 3
W: Barry Kemp   D: James Burrows

With Carlo Quinterio (Carlo Consuelas), Louise Lasser (Phyllis Consuelas), Talia Balsam (Cathy Consuelas), Harvey Skolnick (Attendant).
Alex, upset that his ex-wife purposely kept him out of their daughter's wedding, invites Elaine to go with him to crash the reception.

December 10, 1980: Elaine's Strange Triangle
Season 3, episode 4
W: David Lloyd   D: James Burrows

With Michael Pritchard (Kenny), John David Carson (Kirk Bradshaw).
Alex and Tony's plan to arrange a date for Elaine backfires when the date prefers another cabbie over Elaine.

December 17, 1980: Going Home
Season 3, episode 5
W: Glen Charles, Les Charles   D: James Burrows

With John Eames (Butler), Dick Yarmy (Spencer), Barbara Deutsch (Lila Caldwell), Walter Olkewicz (Tom Caldwell), Victor Buono (Mr. Caldwell).
After a private investigator hired by Jim's father tracks him down, Jim and Alex pay a visit to Jim's father.

January 7, 1981: The Ten Percent Solution
Season 3, episode 6
W: Pat Allee   D: James Burrows

With Jimmy Staszkiel (Producer), Ed. Weinberger (Jerry Lowell), Sarina C. Grant (Casting Director).
With Bobby's acting career going nowhere, he takes Tony under his wing and acts as his agent.

January 21, 1981: The Call Of The Mild
Season 3, episode 7
W: Katherine Green   D: James Burrows

With Harvey Vernon (Guide).
Alex, Tony and the gang end up stranded without provisions in a mountain cabin when a freak snowstorm and an intrusive bear wreck their well-laid plans.

February 5, 1981: Latka's Cookies
Season 3, episode 8
W: Glen Charles, Les Charles   D: James Burrows

With Wally Amos (Himself).
Latka's inherits his grandmother's cookie recipe upon her death. He intends to go into business with the recipe, but there's a catch -- it contains a special ingredient.

February 12, 1981: Thy Boss's Wife
Season 3, episode 9
W: Ken Estin   D: James Burrows

With Stephen Elliott (Mr. McKenzie), Eileen Brennan (Mrs. McKenzie).
The boss' wife invites Louie over for a quick affair as a way of getting back at her husband.

February 19, 1981: The Costume Party
Season 3, episode 10
W: David Lloyd   D: James Burrows

With Hector Britt (Gus Bates), Louis Guss (Maxie Melcher).
The drivers don costumes and crash a costume party which they believe is being attended by celebrities such as Al Pacino, Henry Kissinger and Woody Allen.

February 26, 1981: Elaine's Old Friend
Season 3, episode 11
W: Susan Jane Lindner, Nancy Lane   D: Jeff Chambers

With John Considine (Michael Edwards), Martha Smith (Mary Snyder), Myron Natwick (Maitre d'), John Yates (Pilot).
Alex feigns the role of Elaine's sophisticated boyfriend in order to impress her high school rival.

March 12, 1981: Out Of Commission
Season 3, episode 12
W: Sam Simon   D: James Burrows

With Jimmy Lennon Sr. (Ring Announcer), Vince Delgado (Referee), Mauricio Aldana (Alberto Martinez), Carmine Caridi (Lou-Lou Pantusso), Al Ruscio (Dr. Webster), Jesse D. Goins (Shotgun), Jon St. Elwood (Boxer).
After Tony's third knockout in five fights, a concerned doctor goes to the boxing commission and convinces them to revoke Tony's license.

March 19, 1981: Zen And The Art Of Cab Driving
Season 3, episode 13
W: Glen Charles, Les Charles   D: Will Mackenzie

With Jim McKrell (Passenger), Nicholas Hormann (Businessman), Michael Mann (Businessman).
Focusing on being the best cab driver he can be, Jim breaks company records and amasses enough wealth to achieve his secret goal.

March 26, 1981: Louie's Mother
Season 3, episode 14
W: Katherine Green   D: James Burrows

With Julia DeVito (Gabriella De Palma).
After Louie places his mother in a nursing home, he realizes that his vision of life without her was better than the reality.

April 9, 1981: Bobby's Roommate
Season 3, episode 15
W: Earl Pomerantz   D: James Burrows

Elaine can't afford her apartment and temporarily moves in with Bobby, much to the chagrin of Alex and Tony.

April 16, 1981: Louie Bumps Into An Old Lady
Season 3, episode 16
W: David Lloyd   D: James Burrows

With Jay Riley (Judge), Sam DeFazio (Louie's Lawyer), Joe Medalis (Edith's Lawyer), Lane Brody (Janine), Iris Korn (Edith Tremayne).
After Louie injures an elderly pedestrian with his cab, she sues him and the Sunshine Cab Company for a million dollars.

April 30, 1981: Bobby And The Critic
Season 3, episode 17
W: Barry Kemp   D: James Burrows

With John Harkins (John Bowman).
After reading a nasty review of a play by a powerful critic, Bobby decides to compose a letter attacking the man but comes to regret it.

May 7, 1981: On The Job (1)
Season 3, episode 18
W: Dennis Danziger, Ellen Sandler   D: James Burrows

With Tom Castranova (Tommy), Alice Hirson (Housewife), Bill Wiley (George Givens), Carmine Caridi (Lou-Lou), John O'Leary (Priest), John Petlock (Chairman of the Board), Robert Balderson (Mr. Barrett).
A layoff causes the gang to scatter and find other employment, and they meet at Mario's a month later to tell stories about their new jobs.

May 14, 1981: On The Job (2)
Season 3, episode 19
W: Dennis Danziger, Ellen Sandler   D: James Burrows

With Tom Castranova (Tommy), Michael McGuire (Mr. Gray), Dana Halsted (Ms. Lang), Clint Young (Guard), Howie Allen (Child), Heather Hobbs (Child), Al Lewis (Security Guard).
With the Sunshine Cab Company still closed, the former employees continue to share stories of their new jobs -- Alex has taken employment as a night watchman, Bobby is a kiddie entertainer, and Louie turns into New York's most detestable stockbroker.

May 21, 1981: Latka The Playboy
Season 3, episode 20
W: Glen Charles, Les Charles   D: James Burrows

With Tom Castranova (Tommy), George Wendt (Exterminator), Robin Klein (Karen).
Latka creates a suave but obnoxious alter ego, Vic Ferrari, to help him score with the ladies.





October 8, 1981: Jim The Psychic
Season 4, episode 1
W: Barry Kemp   D: James Burrows

With Bob Larkin (Bar Brawler), J.P. Bumstead (Bar Brawler), Kiva Dawson (Girl Scout).
Reverend Jim's dreams foretell a bizarre catastrophe which will befall Alex.

October 15, 1981: Vienna Waits
Season 4, episode 2
W: Ken Estin   D: Howard Storm

With Gary Phillips (Todd Bentley), Warwick Sims (James), Reuven Bar-Yotam (Oumas), Cassandra Gava (Desiree), Rob Hughes (Waiter), Patch Mackenzie (Woman on Plane).
Louie is jealous when Elaine and Alex travel to Europe together, but Elaine is the only one who ends up having fun.

October 22, 1981: Mr. Personalities
Season 4, episode 3
W: Ian Praiser, Howard Gewirtz   D: Howard Storm

With Tom Castranova (Tommy), Barry Nelson (Dr. Jeffries), Bernadette Birkett (Doris Marie Winslow), Wendy Goldman (Lynne).
Latka's split personalities prompt Alex and Elaine to take him to a psychiatrist. As a result of the first session, he acquires a new personality: Alex Reiger.

October 29, 1981: Jim Joins The Network
Season 4, episode 4
W: David Lloyd   D: Noam Pitlik

With Martin Short (Mitch Harris), Melendy Britt (Janine).
A network executive, in danger of losing his job, uses Jim and his psychic powers to schedule shows.

November 5, 1981: Louie's Fling
Season 4, episode 5
W: Sam Simon   D: James Burrows

With Rhea Perlman (Zena Sherman), Andrea Marcovicci (Emily).
Louie jeopardizes his relationship with Zena by sleeping with her vulnerable and intoxicated best friend.

November 12, 1981: Like Father, Like Son
Season 4, episode 6
W: David Lloyd   D: James Burrows

With Jack Gilford (Joe Reiger), Barbara Babcock (Karen).
Lunch with his estranged father pushes Alex into competing against the older man for a date with an attractive stranger.

November 19, 1981: Louie's Mom Remarries
Season 4, episode 7
W: Earl Pomerantz   D: James Burrows

With Julia DeVito (Gabriella De Palma), Jerry Fujikawa (Itsumi Fujimoto).
Louie is appalled when his elderly mother announces her plans to marry a Japanese man she met at her senior citizens' group.

November 26, 1981: Fledgling
Season 4, episode 8
W: Ken Estin   D: James Burrows

With Paul Sand (Craig Egan).
Elaine befriends a reclusive artist who is afraid to leave his apartment.

December 10, 1981: Of Mice And Tony
Season 4, episode 9
W: Glen Charles, Les Charles   D: James Burrows

With Tom Castranova (Tommy), Gene LeBell (referee), Ernie Hudson (Terry Carver), Jimmy Lennon Sr. (Ring Announcer), Howard Gewirtz (Dr. Smith), Ian Praiser (Dr. Harmon), John Christy Ewing (Dr. Frazier), Andrew Winner (Dr. Gilman), Nat Bernstein (Dr. Stewart).
Tony meets a promising young heavyweight boxer and offers to become his manager; the problem is, a mysterious "syndicate" is also showing an interest in the rookie fighter.

December 17, 1981: Louie Goes Too Far
Season 4, episode 10
W: Danny Kallis   D: Michael Lessac

With Noni White (Andrea Stewart), Allen Williams (Robert).
When Louie spies on Elaine changing in the garage bathroom, she insists that he be fired.

January 7, 1982: I Wanna Be Around
Season 4, episode 11
W: Glen Charles, Les Charles   D: James Burrows

With Stan Rodarte (Friend).
Louie, fearful of an apocalypse, builds a "doom room" to survive a catastrophic event and dares the cabbies to spend a weekend in it with him.

January 14, 1982: Bobby Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Season 4, episode 12
W: Glen Charles, Les Charles   D: James Burrows

With Tom Castranova (Tommy), Jeff Conaway (Bobby Wheeler), Tony Gaetano (Waiter).
After leaving the garage six months earlier to pursue his acting career, Bobby Wheeler returns with news that his pilot has been picked up by a network.

January 21, 1982: Nina Loves Alex
Season 4, episode 13
W: David Lloyd   D: Joan Darling

With Charlayne Woodard (Nina Chambers), John Mengatti (Boy), Audrey Berindey (Girl).
Alex plays hard to get when a young, upbeat new cab driver shows a romantic interest in him.

January 28, 1982: Tony's Lady
Season 4, episode 14
W: Ken Estin   D: Michael Zinberg

With Rebecca Holden (Christina Longworth), John Calvin (Doug Blakely), Joel Brooks (Nick Dwyer).
Tony takes a part time job as chauffeur for a charming young socialite and finds himself falling in love with her.

February 4, 1982: Simka Returns
Season 4, episode 15
W: Howard Gewirtz, Ian Praiser   D: Michael Zinberg

Latka's girlfriend Simka is back in New York, but can their romance be successfully rekindled once his other personalities -- especially lounge lizard Vic Ferrari -- begin to vie for her attentions?

February 11, 1982: Jim And The Kid
Season 4, episode 16
W: David Lloyd   D: Michael Zinberg

With Tony LaTorre (Terry), Rebecca Clemons (Mrs. Booth), Mark Harrison (Mr. Booth), Wendell Wright (Policeman).
When a runaway boy is discovered in the back of a cab, Jim takes him home and decides to adopt him and raise him as his own son.

February 18, 1982: Take My Ex-Wife, Please
Season 4, episode 17
W: Ian Praiser, Howard Gewirtz   D: Noam Pitlik

With Louise Lasser (Phyllis Reiger), Randi Brough (Randi Moratta), Candi Brough (Candi Moratta), Alex Rodine (Maitre D').
Alex's lonely ex-wife finds a source of compassion in Louie.

February 25, 1982: The Unkindest Cut
Season 4, episode 18
D: Noam Pitlik

With Ted Danson (Vincenzo Senaca), Gela Jacobson (Receptionist), Sari Price (Woman #1), Karen Anders (Woman #2), Frances Welter (Client #1), Torill (Client #2), Marcia Wolf (Client #3).
Elaine decides to treat herself to an expensive hairstyle, but the results leave her in tears.

March 4, 1982: Tony's Comeback
Season 4, episode 19
W: Sam Simon   D: Michael Lessac

With Gene LeBell (Referee), Bubba Smith (Lucius Franklin), Jimmy Lennon Sr. (Ring Announcer), John Steve (Burke), Ed. Weinberger (Boxing Fan), Naomi Stevens (Aunt Lucia).
Tony is motivated to regain his boxing license by a positive-thinking ex-NFL player.

March 11, 1982: Elegant Iggy
Season 4, episode 20
W: Ken Estin   D: Noam Pitlik

With Fran Ryan (Mrs. Weber), Nina Van Pallandt (Lindsay).
Elaine is invited to a high society dinner, with Jim as her date.

March 25, 1982: The Wedding Of Latka And Simka
Season 4, episode 21
W: Howard Gewirtz, Ian Praiser   D: James Burrows

With Dr. Joyce Brothers (Herself), Vincent Schiavelli (Reverend Gorky), Peter Elbling (Mascha), Susan Kellerman (Greta Gravas).
Latka and Simka have a wedding in the garage, and at the wedding Simka must pass a test to prove she's chaste.

April 8, 1982: Cooking For Two
Season 4, episode 22
W: Ken Estin, Sam Simon   D: James Burrows

After Reverend Jim's building is condemned and destroyed, he moves in with Louie; unfortunately for Louie he asks Jim to cook something for dinner.

April 29, 1982: The Road Not Taken (1)
Season 4, episode 23
W: Ken Estin, Sam Simon   D: James Burrows

With Gene LeBell (Referee), Eugene Roche (Jack), Tom Hanks (Gordon), Wendy Phillips (Heather), J. Pat O'Malley (Tom), Charles Cioffi (Frank), Anthony Eldridge (Student).
Elaine's job offer prompts the cabbies to recollect turning points in their lives.

May 6, 1982: The Road Not Taken (2)
Season 4, episode 24
W: Ian Praiser, Howard Gewirtz   D: James Burrows

With Melanie Gaffin (Jennifer Nardo), David Mendenhall (Jason Nardo), Max Wright (Mr. Ambrose), Jill Jaress (Sally), Matthew Faison (Mr. Thompson), Susan Kellerman (Greta Gravas).
While Elaine deliberates her job offer, Latka and Alex recall past opportunities.





September 30, 1982: The Shloogel Show
Season 5, episode 1
W: Ken Estin, Sam Simon   D: Noam Pitlik

With Tom Castranova (Tommy), Anne DeSalvo (Vicki DiStefano), Wallace Shawn (Arnie Ross), Murphy Cross (Judy Griffith), Carlene Watkins (Susan McDaniel), Marcia Wallace (Herself).
The gang go on a group blind date, arranged by Latka and Simka.

October 7, 1982: Jim's Inheritance
Season 5, episode 2
W: Ken Estin   D: Noam Pitlik

With Dick Sargent (John Bickers), F. William Parker (Judge Herring), Santos Morales (Perez), Richard Monahan (Winslow).
When Jim's father passes away and leaves him a substantial inheritance, Jim's siblings sue to have Jim declared incompetent.

October 14, 1982: Alex Goes Off The Wagon
Season 5, episode 3
W: Danny Kallis   D: Noam Pitlik

With Anthony Charnota (Croupier), Keone Young (Japanese Man), Carolyn Demirjian (Large Lady), Christopher Maher (Indian).
A lucky streak at a casino unleashes the compulsive gambler in Alex.

October 21, 1982: Scenskees From A Marriage (1)
Season 5, episode 4
W: Howard Gewirtz, Ian Praiser   D: Noam Pitlik

With Allyce Beasley (Cindy), Vincent Schiavelli (Reverend Gorky), Peter Elbing (Mascha).
Latka has an affair with another cab driver, putting his marriage in jeopardy.

October 28, 1982: Scenskees From A Marriage (2)
Season 5, episode 5
W: Ian Praiser, Howard Gewirtz   D: Noam Pitlik

Simka has a dilemma as to which cab driver she is going to sleep with so she and Latka hold an informal dinner party.

November 4, 1982: Crime And Punishment
Season 5, episode 6
W: Katherine Green   D: Stan Daniels

With Allen Garfield (Mr. Ratledge), Martin Garner (Cabbie), Thom Koutsoukos (Policeman).
Louie lets Jeff take the blame for skimming money from the company, an act which Louie is actually responsible for.

November 11, 1982: Alex The Gofer
Season 5, episode 7
W: David Lloyd   D: Michael Lessac

With Matthew Laurance (Allen), David Paymer (Ned), Caren Kaye (Actress).
After Alex drives a producer and director to a local theater he attempts to get a job as their part-time assistant.

November 18, 1982: Louie's Revenge
Season 5, episode 8
W: Sam Simon   D: Stan Daniels

With Andrea Marcovicci (Emily), Charlie Stavola (Bartender).
The woman who once spent the night with Louie while under alcoholic duress phones him in desperation -- and Louie is eager to revenge remarks she made.

November 25, 1982: Travels With My Dad
Season 5, episode 9
W: Barton Dean   D: Michael Zinberg

With Donnelly Rhodes (Angelo Banta), Dick Miller (Fergie), Wendell Wright (Sam).
Tony takes the opportunity to join his father on a voyage with the merchant marine.

December 2, 1982: Elaine And The Monk
Season 5, episode 10
W: David Lloyd   D: Danny DeVito

With Mark Blankfield (Zifka).
Simka's cousin, a monk who is allowed to break his vow of silence and sample worldly pleasures for one week every ten years, find romances with Elaine during that all-too-short week.

December 9, 1982: Zena's Honeymoon
Season 5, episode 11
W: David Lloyd   D: Richard Sakai

With Rhea Perlman (Zena Sherman), Peter Jurasik (Tom Pelton), Robert Moberly (Waiter), Jim Pollack (Man at Table), Patrick Davis (Gramps).
After initially ignoring an invitation to attend Zena's wedding, Louie has regrets so he crashes her wedding cruise.

December 16, 1982: Get Me Through The Holidays
Season 5, episode 12
W: Ken Estin, Sam Simon   D: Michael Zinberg

With Louise Lasser (Phyllis Consuelos), Joseph Brennan (Messenger), Hillary Carlip (Fruitcake), Gary Quinn (Toy Soldier).
Alex is visited by his ex-wife, who not only has the holiday blues but refuses to let anyone else have merry spirits, especially Alex.


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