Schloogel Show" September 30, 1982
Following a tradition from their country, Latka and Simka host
a party at which Alex, Elaine, Tony, Louie, and Jim are
supposed to meet their ideal mates. Guest stars: Marcia
Wallace (as herself), Anna De Salvo, Murphy Cross, Charlene
Watkins, T.J. Castronova. Written by Ken Estin and Sam Simon.
Directed by Noam Pitlik.
Goes off the Wagon" October 14, 1982
Alex takes a passenger to Atlantic City; and while he's there
decides to try his chances at some gambling. He gets lucky and
wins two thousand dollars at one of the casinos. The incident
brings out the compulsive gambler in Alex, and soon he's
trying to get into every game he can find. Guest stars:
Anthony Charnota, Keone Young, Carolyn Deirjian. Written by
Danny Kallis. Directed by Noam Pitlik.
Inheritance" Ocotber 7, 1982
Reverend Jim's father dies and leaves him three and a half
million dollars. But Jim's brother and sister, contending that
Jim is mentally incompetent to handle the money, petition a
judge to name them as conservators of the estate. Note: This
episode got an Emmy nomination for outstanding writing. Guest
star: Dick Sargent, F. William Parker, Santos orales, Richard
Monahan. Written by Ken Estin. Directed by Noam Pitlik.
From a Marriage (Part 1)" October 21, 1982
Latka goes out to rescue Cindy, a cabby who's stuck in a
snowstorm. He reaches her but his tow truck breaks down. Latka
and Cindy find themselves about to be frozen to death in her
cab. In order to stay warm, they realize the only thing they
can do is to make love. When Latka comes home, Simka takes one
look at him and immediately accuses him of being with another
woman. Guest stars: Allyce Beasley, Vincent Schiavelli, Peter
Elbling. Written by Howard Gewirtz and Ian Praiser. Directed
by Noam Pitlik.
From A Marriage (Part 2)" October 28, 1982
Latka and Simka's priest has ruled that Simka must sleep with
someone Latka works with so that Simka can atone for Latka's
indiscretion. They can't decide which cabbie she should choose,
so they plan a dinner party: the last man to arrive will be
the one to go to bed with her. Written by Howard Gewirtz and
Ian Praiser. Directed by Noam Pitlik.
the Gofer" November 11, 1982
Two Broadway producers hail Alex's cab one day, and he gets
into a conversation with them. It's revealed that Alex knows
quite a lot about the theater, and that Alex wanted to work in
the theater when he was younger. Alex is hired as a gofer, but
the job turns out to be extremely demeaning. Guest stars:
David Paymer, Matthew Laurence, Caren Kaye, Brian Robbins,
Kerry Noonan. Written by David Lloyd. Directed by Michael
Revenge" November 18, 1982
Louie finds out that Emily, a beautiful photographer, has just
broken up with her latest boyfriend. Louie admits to the
cabbies that when he dated Emily in the past, she was always
able to twist him around her finger. Now Louie's determined to
get even with her for the way she treated him before. Guest
stars: Andrea Marcovicci, Charlie Stavolta. Written by Sam
Simon. Directed by Stan Daniels.
"Travels With My Dad" November 25, 1982
Tony's father Angelo, a merchant seaman, comes to New York to
visit his son. Angelo brings along a surprise--a union card
that will permit Tony to join him on his next ocean voyage.
Tony travels with his father on a month-long trip to
Singapore. Guest stars: Donnelly Rhodes, Wendall W. Wright.
Written by Barton Dean. Directed by Michael Zinberg.
and the Monk" December 2, 1982
Simka's cousin Zifka is a monk from the old country. His
monastic order permits him to indulge in worldly pleasures for
only one week every ten years. On a visit to New York during
one of those weeks, he takes an immediate interest in Elaine,
who is intrigued by the idea of dating a monk. Guest star:
Mark Blankfield. Written by David Lloyd. Directed by Danny
Honeymoon" December 9, 1982
Zena Sherman, who had been Louie's girlfriend, visits the
garage and asks to see Louie again. At dinner, Louie tells her
she can come back to him, but she tells him her plans for
getting married to somebody else and she invites Louie to the
wedding. Guest stars: Rhea Perlman, Peter Jurasik, Robert
Woberly, Jim Pollack. Written by David Lloyd. Directed by
Moves Uptown" January 22, 1983
Elaine suggests that Louie move out of his dump and into a
better apartment. He considers her advice and goes to look at
an apartment in an exclusive luxury building. He loves the
plush co-op apartment, but he doesn't have enough money for
the down payment. Jim loans Louie money and Louie faces one
last hurdle: he must be approved by the co-op board. Guest
stars: Penny Marshall (as herself), Gayle Hinicutt. Written by
David Lloyd. Directed by Michael Zinberg.
and Punishment" November 4, 1982
Mr. Ratledge, the current owner of the Sunshine Cab Co.,
discovers that somebody from the garage has been secretly
selling off used auto parts and keeping the money for himself.
He orders Louie to find out who the thief is and fire him.
Since Louie is in fact the crook, he talks Jeff into taking
the blame. Guest stars: Allen Goorwitz, Martin Garner, Thom
Koutsoukos. Written by Katherine Green. Directed by Stan
Me Through the Holidays" December 14, 1982
Alex's plans to work instead of celebrating Christmas are
affected when his ex-wife, Phyllis, shows up and asks him to
help her out of the holiday blues. Guest stars: Louise Lasser,
Joseph Brennan. Written by Ken Estin and Sam Simon. Directed
by Michael Zinberg.
Old Buddy" January 29, 1983
Alex is reunited with his pet dog Buddy, but the animal is no
longer in the best of health. A veterinarian tells Alex that
his dog has only a few more weeks to live, and Alex becomes
determined to make Buddy as happy as possible during the time
he has left. Guest stars: Judith-Marie Bergan, John Hancock,
Tucker. Written by Ken Estin and Sam Simon. Directed by
Ray Nardo" February 5, 1983
Elaine's son, Jason, is fed up with his oboe lessons and wants
to take up boxing instead. Elaine is extremely hesitant to
grant him permission but relents after asking Alex for his
opinion on this matter. Guest stars: David Mendenhall,
Elisabeth Hill, Brad Kesten, Michael Saucedo. Written by
Katherine Green. Directed by Danny DeVito.
"Alex Gets Burned by an Old Flame" March 30,
Diane, a lovely ex-girlfriend of Jim's, shows up at the
Sunshine Cab Co. Alex is immediately intrigued by Diane, who
is now a lawyer. Alex would like to spark a romance with Diane,
but she tells him she's still emotionally and physically
involved with Jim. Guest stars: Cathie Shirriff, Martin Azarow,
Robert Woberly. Written by Barton Dean. Directed by Harvey
Baby" April 20, 1983
Tony's girlfriend Vicki informs him that she is pregnant. He's
stunned by her revelation and asks her to marry him. At first
she refuses because she thinks he's only proposing out of a
sense of obligation. But after Vicki finally agrees, Tony
begins debating whether or not he should go ahead with his
plans. Guest stars: Keenan Wynn, Anne DeSalvo, Jimmy Lennon
(as himself), Gene LeBell, T.J. Castronova. Written by Dari
Daniels. Directed by Richard Sakai.
Mario's" May 18, 1983
Jim invests some of his inheritance by purchasing the cabbies'
favorite hangout, Mario's. When Jim's management threatens to
undermine this business venture, Louie asks that the cabbies
steer their tourist passengers to Mario's by telling them it's
a happening hot spot for the "in crowd". Guest
stars: Walter Olkewicz, Peter Iacangelo, William Hootkins, T.J.
Castronova, Thomas Murphy, Charles Bouvier, Sharon adden, Ro
Kendall. Written by Ken Estin and sam Simon. Directed by Danny
and the Blind Girl" April 6, 1983
Louie is in love with Judy, a blind girl whom he first met at
Latka's Shloogel party. He plans on asking her to marry him,
but loses his courage when he learns that she is going to have
an operation that will restore her sight. Guest stars: Murphy
Cross, David Young. Story by Larry Scott Anderson. Teleplay by
Ken Estin, Sam Simon and Al Aidekman. Directed by Noam Pitlik.
Monthlies" June 15, 1983
When Simka fails to show up for an appointment at the
Immigration Department, she is in serious danger of being
deported. Her reason for her repeated absences from such
appointments is her monthly attacks of premenstrual syndrome.
Guest star: Howard Witt. Written by Holly Holmberg Brooks.
Directed by Harvey Miller.
Meets the Kids" April 13, 1983
Elaine's relationship with Arnie, whom she met at Latka's
party, has reached a point where she decides it's time that he
should meet her children. Guest stars: Wallace Shawn, David
Mendenhall, Melanie Gaffin. Written by John Markus. Directed
by Richard Sakai.
Grand Gesture" May 25, 1983
Jim reveals that he has been giving away large amounts of
money to strangers. When Alex finds out, he tells Jim that his
behavior is reckless and irresponsible. In defense of what
he's been doing, Jim says he gives the money away for the
thrill of seeing the expressions on people's faces when they
receive a completely unexpected gift. Guest stars: Scatman
Crothers, Vincent Schiavelli, Melanie Gaffin, Tracey Walter,
Tom Villard. Written by Ken Estin and Sam Simon. Directed by
Taxi Celebration (Part 1)" March 23, 1983
This episode is made up of highlights from "Like Father,
Like Daughter", "Paper Marriage",
"Reverend Jim: A Space Odyssey", "Blind
Date", "Elaine's Strange Triangle", and
"Sceneskees From a Marriage". This retrospective of
old clips was originally broadcast as a one-hour special.
Videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Taxi Celebration (Part 2)" March 23, 1983
This episode is made up of highlights from "Memories of
Cab 804", "Louie and the Nice Girl",
"Elegant Iggy", "Jim the Psychic", and
"Fantasy Borough". Videotape editor: Bill Petty.