Recap: Taxi

Season 1 (September 12, 1978 to May 15, 1979)

Note: This is the only season with Randall Carver as John Burns.
  • S1-E01: Like Father, Like Daughter
Alex approaches a broken phone paywall to get in contact with his estranged daughter.
  • S1-E02: One-Punch Banta
Guest star Carlos Palomino challenges Tony for a match.
  • S1-E03: Blind Date
Alex tries a hand on blind dates with the girl at the other side of the phone.
  • S1-E04: Bobby's Acting Career
Bobby's five-year deadline to get his big break is about to expire, and he scrambles for work.
  • S1-E05: Come As You Aren't
Elaine has the chance of having an art meeting, but she's hesitant about inviting her fellow cabbies.
  • S1-E06: The Great Line
Bobby helps John with "the perfect line" to pick up girls, but John ends up married.
  • S1-E07: High School Reunion
It's Louie's 20th high reunion, and he uses Bobby to impersonate him in front of his class.
Latka is about to face deportation, so the cabbies fix a Green Card Marriage for him.
  • S1-E09: Money Troubles
Alex tries to help John and his wife with a loan.
  • S1-E10: Men Are Such Beasts
Tony wants to get rid of his new girl, who now works at the garage.
  • S1-E11-12: Memories Of Cab #804 (First two-parter)
John wrecks a cab, which turns to be very important for the gang.
  • S1-E13: A Full House For Christmas
Louie's brother Nick comes home, and Louie wants to get back at him on a card game.
  • S1-E14: Sugar Mama
Alex gets acquainted to an old lady passenger.
  • S1-E15: Friends
Bobby accidentally kills Tony's pet goldfish, and their friendship gets into a jeopardy.
  • S1-E16: Louie Sees The Light
Louie resolves to make a Heel-Face Turn after "surviving" an exploratory operation.
  • S1-E17: Elaine And The Lame Duck
The cabbies set up a nerdy Congressman (Jeffrey Tambor) with Elaine as a joke. However the date is a surprising success.
  • S1-E18: Bobby's Big Break
Bobbyy lands a role in a soap opera and quits the garage.
  • S1-E19: Mama Gravas
Latka's mom Greta comes to America and has a romance with Alex.
  • S1-E20: Alex Tastes Death And Finds A Nice Restaurant
After being robbed, Alex quits driving cabs and ends up working as a waiter.
  • S1-E21: Hollywood Calling
The garage is chosen to be a location for a movie.
  • S1-E22: Substitute Father
The cabbies have to look after Elaine's son as he has an spelling bee while she's out of town.

Season 2 (September 11, 1979 to March 13, 1980)

  • S2-E01: Louie And The Nice Girl
  • S2-E02: Honor Thy Father
  • S2-E03: Reverend Jim: A Space Odyssey
  • S2-E04: Nardo Loses Her Marbles
  • S2-E05: The Reluctant Fighter
  • S2-E06: Wherefore Art Thou Bobby?
  • S2-E07: The Lighter Side of Angela Matusa
  • S2-E08: A Woman Between Friends
  • S2-E09: The Great Race
  • S2-E10: The Apartment
  • S2-E11: Alex's Romance (First episode with Jim as a regular)
  • S2-E12: Latka's Revolting
  • S2-E13: Elaine's Secret Admirer
  • S2-E14: Louie Meets the Folks
  • S2-E15: Jim Gets A Pet
  • S2-E16: Tony and Brian
  • S2-E17: Guess Who's Coming For Brefnish
  • S2-E18: What Price Bobby?
  • S2-E19-20: Shut It Down (two-parter)
  • S2-E21: Alex Jumps Out of an Airplane
  • S2-E22: Art Work
  • S2-E23-24: Fantasy Borough (two-parter)