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 Citizenship Marriage for him. First appearance of Jim Ignatowski.
  • 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)

Season 3 (November 19, 1980 to May 21, 1981)

  • S3-E01: Louie's Rival
  • S3-E02: Tony's Sister and Jim
  • S3-E03: Fathers of the Bride
  • S3-E04: Elaine's Strange Triangle
  • S3-E05: Going Home
  • S3-E06: The Ten Percent Solution
  • S3-E07: Call of the Mild
  • S3-E08: Latka's Cookies
  • S3-E09: Thy Boss's Wife
  • S3-E10: The Costume Party
  • S3-E11: Elaine's Old Friend
  • S3-E12: Out of Commission
  • S3-E13: Zen and the Art of Cab Driving
  • S3-E14: Louie's Mother
  • S3-E15: Bobby's Roommate
  • S3-E16: Louie Bumps Into an Old Lady
  • S3-E17: Bobby and the Critic
  • S3-E18-19: On the Job (two-parter)
  • S3-E20: Latka the Playboy

Season 4 (October 8, 1981 to May 6, 1982)

  • S4-E01: Jim the Psychic
  • S4-E02: Vienna Waits
  • S4-E03: Mr. Personalities
  • S4-E04: Jim Joins the Network
  • S4-E05: Louie's Fling
  • S4-E06: Like Father, Like Son
  • S4-E07: Louie's Mom Remarries
  • S4-E08: Fledgling
  • S4-E09: Of Mice and Tony
  • S4-E10: Louie Goes Too Far
  • S4-E11: I Wanna Be Around
  • S4-E12: Bobby Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • S4-E13: Nina Loves Alex
  • S4-E14: Tony's Lady
  • S4-E15: Simka Returns
  • S4-E16: Jim and the Kid
  • S4-E17: Take My Ex-Wife, Please
  • S4-E18: The Unkindest Cut
  • S4-E19: Tony's Comeback
  • S4-E20: Elegant Iggy
  • S4-E21: The Wedding of Latka and Simka
  • S4-E22: Cooking for Two
  • S4-E23-24: The Road Not Taken (two-parter)

Season 5 (September 30, 1982 to June 15, 1983)

  • S5-E01: Love, Un-American Style (The Shloogel Show)
  • S5-E02: Jim's Inheritance
  • S5-E03: Alex Goes Off the Wagon
  • S5-E04-05: Scenskees from a Marriage (two-parter)
  • S5-E06: Crime and Punishment
  • S5-E07: Alex the Gofer
  • S5-E08: Louie's Revenge
  • S5-E09: Travels with my Dad
  • S5-E10: Elaine and the Monk
  • S5-E11: Zena's Honeymoon
  • S5-E12: Get Me Through the Holidays
  • S5-E13: Louie Moves Uptown
  • S5-E14: Alex's Old Buddy
  • S5-E15: Sugar Ray Nardo
  • S5-E16-17: A Taxi Celebration (one-hour)
  • S5-E18: Alex Gets Burned by an Old Flame
  • S5-E19: Louie and the Blind Girl
  • S5-E20: Arnie Meets the Kids
  • S5-E21: Tony's Baby
  • S5-E22: Jim's Mario's
  • S5-E23: A Grand Gesture
  • S5-E24: Simka's Monthlies