28) Reverend Jim: Space Odyssey (Taxi)

The Joker On The Sofa

Taxi was one of the many traditional sitcoms that revolved around “let’s find an excuse for a bunch of strange characters to converse with each other in a central location.” Gonna give you a second to guess where this one takes place. Most of you probably correctly guessed that it’s the fleet garage of the Sunshine Cab Company, and the cast are the employees. The guys who did this episode, director James Burrows, and Producers the Charles Brothers, would later create another, similar show, called Cheers. The writer of this show, James L. Brooks, wrote several episodes on this list, including the number 1, and, of course, was the guy who helped Matt Groening make the Simpsons. So, you know, there was a lot of talent off-screen.Brooks.jpg

TaxiCast.jpgOn-screen, Alex Geiger (Judd Hirsch) is the cynical protagonist, and the only one who acknowledges that he drives a cab for…

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