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Old 03-28-2017, 03:11 PM   #1
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Default Is taxi a 70s show or 80s show

Sure it stated in the 70s, but there were only 37 out of 114 ep in the 70s. Also it has more of a 80s feel to it. For example, the character of Louie, played by Danny DeVito, was one of the most greedy obnoxious, self-centered characters ever. In other words a very 80s character. Don't get me wrong he makes the show! Anther thing is the they don't do controversial jokes or plots, at least not often. What do you guys think?
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The basic tone of the show is much closer to Cheers than anything else. I think, though, that Taxi and WKRP kind of wrap up the 1960s- 70's trend from domestic comedies with kids to workplace comedies nearly without families, so I'd say they were 70's shows.
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Ran from 78-83, so both. Andy Kaufmann, Judd Hirsch, and Christopher Lloyd made the show. Devito sucked on it.
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Ran from 78-83, so both. Andy Kaufmann, Judd Hirsch, and Christopher Lloyd made the show. Devito sucked on it.
Who did he suck?
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Who did he suck?
Just personal opinion. I don't like Andy Kaufman and he could have left the show the first year and would not have been missed, although Latka was an endearing character until he became his alter ego (and Kaufman doing his stupid bizarro "humor").

Danny DeVito was great in this show, and most people agree because he went on to be an A List actor throughout the 1980's to 2000's, and still works today.
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I don't think Danny DeVito sucked on Taxi. His portrayal of Louie DePalma, one of the nastiest bosses in TV history turned out to be one of the funniest and best sitcom characters of all-time. Even TV Guide ranked him No. 1 as far as characters go.
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