History Characters / Taxi

26th Oct '16 6:33:54 AM DoctorNemesis
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* OnlySaneMan: And how. When your friends and co-workers include an egotistical actor, a wacky immigrant mechanic, a burned-out relic of the '60s, a boxer one straw short of a haystack, and a vile toad of a dispatcher who likes to torture his employees, you know you must be the most normal one of the bunch.

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* OnlySaneMan: And how. When your friends and co-workers include an egotistical actor, a wacky immigrant mechanic, a burned-out relic of the '60s, a boxer one straw short of a haystack, and a vile toad of a dispatcher who likes to torture his employees, you know you must be the most normal one of the bunch. In a more bittersweet sense, he's the only one who truly accepts that he's a cab-driver and not just temporarily driving cabs until something bigger and better comes along.
14th Oct '16 9:02:58 AM VPhantom
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* StonersAreFunny: Jim's habit has gotten him in some rather odd situations to say the least; He lived in a condemned building, bought a racehorse he renamed Gary (to erase his "slave name") and kept him in his living room, and spent a considerable period of time trying to become the "perfect" cabbie only to spend all his earnings on a wall of TVs. He screamed in his sleep, and thought weekends were nine days long because "we switched to the metric system."

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* StonersAreFunny: Jim's habit has gotten him in some rather odd situations to say the least; He lived in a condemned building, bought a racehorse he renamed Gary (to erase his "slave name") and kept him in his living room, and spent a considerable period of time trying to become the "perfect" cabbie only to spend all his earnings on a wall of TVs.[=TVs=]. He screamed in his sleep, and thought weekends were nine days long because "we switched to the metric system."
6th Oct '16 8:31:27 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* AbsenteeActor: Elaine's appearances in the episodes "Mama Gravas", "Tony's Sister and Jim" and "Take My Ex-Wife, Please" amounted to little more than brief cameos.

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* AbsenteeActor: Elaine's appearances in the episodes "Mama Gravas", "Tony's Sister and Jim" and "Take My Ex-Wife, Please" amounted to little more than brief cameos.



* AbsenteeActor: Andy Kaufman was extremely reluctant to do a sitcom and made it a requirement in his contract that he wouldn't have to appear in every episode. He doesn't; in fact, Latka appears in fewer and fewer episodes as the series progresses.
6th Oct '16 8:30:28 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* AbsenteeActor: In "What Price Bobby", Alex only appears during TheStinger. This was because Hirsch was busy filming ''Film/OrdinaryPeople'' at the time.



* GagNose: Something Louie constantly teases him about.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Jeff Conaway was fired after his heroin addiction became too disruptive to the filming schedule. When he was finally completely unable to film an episode, Bobby's lines were split between other characters where they fit just as well, causing the producers to realize they didn't need the character at all.
16th May '16 8:02:03 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* AllPeriodsArePMS: In "Simka's Monthlies", the final episode to air, this threatens her marriage to Latka because she cannot make the meeting with the immigration board that would finalize her U.S. citizenship (thus risking deportation).

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* AllPeriodsArePMS: In "Simka's Monthlies", the final episode to air, this threatens her marriage to Latka because she cannot make the meeting with the immigration board that would finalize her U.S. citizenship (thus risking deportation). Inverted, in that she actually ''does'' have PMS (as opposed to a normal period where she acts like she does).
14th Apr '16 5:05:15 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ThePeepingTom: He did this in "Louie Goes Too Far", peeping on Elaine through a hole in the wall separating the two rest rooms; however, [[RealityEnsues Reality Ensued]] in this case, as he was ''fired'' for it.


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* NoodleIncident: Lots of them. He was thrown out of the Democratic Convention in Chicago for stealing decorations, and attended Woodstock ("500,000 people...lucky for them I went or it would have only been 499,999"). He spent a year of his life making a macrame couch, and was once traded from his commune to another one for two goats and an unspecified Donovan album.


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* ObfuscatingStupidity: He can be quite clever at times, at least when he isn't stoned. For instance, his words of advice have convinced Alex to stop gambling, and (in the series' last original episode) wound up buying the cabbies' favorite hangout, Mario's, and turned it into a success.
31st Mar '16 2:16:46 AM Mdumas43073
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* NaiveNewcomer: Particukarly in the show's WelcomeEpisode.

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* NaiveNewcomer: Particukarly Particularly in the show's WelcomeEpisode.
31st Mar '16 2:16:29 AM Mdumas43073
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%%* NaiveNewcomer

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%%* NaiveNewcomer* NaiveNewcomer: Particukarly in the show's WelcomeEpisode.
31st Mar '16 2:12:28 AM Mdumas43073
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->'''Played by:''' Christopher Lloyd (seasons 2-5)

-> A gentle burned-out hippie, Christopher Lloyd's character first appeared in a one-shot role in the first season, being hired to officiate Latka's green card "wedding", but he was so well-received that the producers brought him back early in Season 2, and he [[AscendedExtra became a regular]] just a few weeks in.

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->'''Played by:''' Christopher Lloyd Creator/ChristopherLloyd (seasons 2-5)

-> A gentle burned-out hippie, Christopher Lloyd's character Jim first appeared in a one-shot role in the first season, being hired to officiate Latka's green card "wedding", but he was so well-received that the producers brought him back early in Season 2, and he [[AscendedExtra became a regular]] just a few weeks in.
31st Mar '16 2:11:27 AM Mdumas43073
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-> A gentle burned-out hippie, Christopher Lloyd's character first appeared in a one-shot role in the first season, being hired to officiate Latka's green card "wedding", but he was so well-received that the producers brought him back early in Season 2, and he became a regular just a few weeks in.

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-> A gentle burned-out hippie, Christopher Lloyd's character first appeared in a one-shot role in the first season, being hired to officiate Latka's green card "wedding", but he was so well-received that the producers brought him back early in Season 2, and he [[AscendedExtra became a regular regular]] just a few weeks in.
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