'Taxi' Cast Reunites After 40 Years


| LAST UPDATE 05/11/2023

By Riley Hammond
Taxi Series Cast Reunion
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Get ready to hail a cab down memory lane! The cast of the classic and beloved comedy series Taxi recently reunited - wait for it - 40 years after the show's five-season run came to an end. Fans of the show can now relive the golden era of television with a reunion that will undoubtedly fuel feelings of nostalgia and warm fuzzies.

Tony Danza, who played the role of Tony Banta in the sitcom, took to Twitter to share a snap of the long-awaited reunion with fellow cast members, including Carol Kane (Simka Dahblitz-Gravas), Christopher Lloyd (Jim Ignatowski), and Judd Hirsch (Alex Reiger). In true celebratory fashion, Danza's tweet was accompanied by a caption that said it all. "Love these people so much!" Danza gushed, and we can't help but agree. But wait, there's more! In a display of camaraderie that warms our hearts, Christopher Lloyd also snapped some pics with his former castmates and shared them on Instagram. But he didn't just stop there; he even added the caption, "What the hell is going on here?" for good measure.

Taxi comedy series cast
Taxi (1978) Paramount TV via IMDb
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For those living under a rock, Taxi was created by a group of writers that included James L. Brooks, Stan Daniels, David Davis, and Ed. Weinberger. The series centered around a group of employees who worked the night shift at the fictional Sunshine Cab Company. It premiered in 1978 on ABC and ran there for its first four seasons. NBC would later pick up the show for one final season in 1982, before ending its run on June 15, 1983. Despite the show's relatively short stint on air, Taxi was a critically acclaimed hit. It was nominated for 31 Emmy Awards and won a total of 18, including three for Outstanding Comedy Series. Some of the show's biggest stars, including Ruth Gordon, Carol Kane, Judd Hirsch, Danny DeVito, and Christopher Lloyd himself, also won Emmys for their work on the show.

If you're looking to relive the glory days of Taxi, look no further than Paramount Plus. All five seasons of the show are currently available for streaming.

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