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The ‘Taxi’ Cast Reunited in New York 40 Years After the Show Ended

Photo Credit: Paramount Television / ABC / diannecan / MovieStillsDB
Photo Credit: Paramount Television / ABC / diannecan / MovieStillsDB

When the sitcom Taxi first aired on television, it showed a ragtag cast of actors people weren’t really familiar with. However, as the show progressed, audiences came to know and love each of them for their own specific talents, propelling them into successful acting careers. Now, 40 years after the close of the show, cast members reunited in New York to share their memories together.

Taxi lasted for five seasons

Tony Danza, Andy Kaufman, Carol Kane, Christopher Lloyd, Marilu Henner, Judd Hirsch, and Danny DeVito in a promo photo for 'Taxi'
The original cast of the 1970s and 1980s sitcom, Taxi. (Photo Credit: Paramount Television / ABC / bigpix / MovieStillsDB / colorized)

Created by James L. Brooks, David Davis, Ed Weinberger, and Stan Daniels, Taxi first aired in 1978. It followed a group of people who worked together on the night shift of a New York City taxi service called the Sunshine Cab Company. The show was a big success, running on ABC for four seasons until it transferred over to NBC for its fifth and final season.

Audiences loved the show, which delved into the lives of this unexpected group of people working as cabbies. Taxi went on to earn 31 Emmy nominations, winning 18 in total. Additionally, several cast members and guest actors on the show earned their own Emmy Awards for their roles, including Christopher Lloyd, Carol Kane, Judd Hirsch, Danny DeVito, and Ruth Gordon.

Lloyd and Danza posted photos of the reunion online

It’s now been 40 years since the show came to a close, and to celebrate, members of the old crew got together again. In multiple posts from both Lloyd and Danza, they can be seen sitting alongside Carol Kane and Judd Hirsch, enjoying al fresco dining at a New York restaurant.

On Lloyd’s Instagram, he posted several photos of the group enjoying the afternoon together, captioning the carousel with, “What the hell is going on here?” Danza chose to post his photo to his Twitter account, captioning the photo with, “Love these people so much!” Fans were excited to see the reunion, posting comments like, “I bet people walking by are going nuts with happy memories,” and “How awesome is this!!!!!”

Several members of the show became big stars

The cast sitting at a table in a black and white promotional shot
Tony Danza, Marilu Henner, Christopher Lloyd, and Judd Hirsch in a scene (Photo Credit: Paramount Television / ABC / diannecan / MovieStillsDB)

Many of the actors involved with Taxi went on to have successful television and film careers in Hollywood. Lloyd went on to star in many films, most notably adopting the character of Dr. Emmett Brown, better known as “Doc,” from the Back to the Future franchise. DeVito also went on to be cast in some pretty big roles, including films like Twins (1988) and Matilda (1996), as well as the long-running sitcom, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Kane, Danza, and Henner all saw success on other television shows throughout the years, while Andy Kaufman went on to have a notable career in comedy. He was best known for his eccentric stand-up style, but sadly, Kaufman died in 1984 from lung cancer. He was only 35 years old. 

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The cast’s reunion sparked rumors that a reboot could be in the future, but there is no evidence (yet) to support that any such project is happening. This is something we’d absolutely tune in to watch!

Let us know what you think about the reunion in the comments below.

Samantha Franco

Samantha Franco is a Freelance Content Writer who received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Guelph, and her Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Western Ontario. Her research focused on Victorian, medical, and epidemiological history with a focus on childhood diseases. Stepping away from her academic career, Samantha previously worked as a Heritage Researcher and now writes content for multiple sites covering an array of historical topics.

In her spare time, Samantha enjoys reading, knitting, and hanging out with her dog, Chowder!