Taxi is a very funny situation comedy that tells the exploits of the employees of the Sunshine Cab Company. The main characters are cab drivers Alex Rieger (Judd Hirsch), Elaine Nardo (Marilu Henner), Tony Banta (Tony Danza), and Jim Ignatowski (Christopher Lloyd), mechanic Latka Gravas (Andy Kaufman) and his wife Simka (Carol Kane), and dispatcher Louie De Palma (Danny DeVito).
After ABC cancelled it, the series was picked up by NBC for what would be its fifth and final season, airing 22 new episodes and an hour-long retrospective, broken into two parts here, during the 1982/'83 television season. Comedy Series Emmys were awarded to Hirsh for Lead Actor and Lloyd and Kane for Supporting Actors, both of which won the previous year for the same roles.
The season opens with newlyweds Latka and Simka hosting a traditional Schloogel whereby they play matchmaker with friends, and this has implications that run through the season. Tony is set up with Vicki (Anne De Salvo), who returns pregnant in "Tony's Baby." Elaine is paired with Arnie (Wallace Shawn), who tries too hard when he "Meets Her Kids." Louie is set up with a blind woman named Judy (Murphy Cross), and later in "Louie and the Blind Girl," influenced by Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights," Louie fears Judy getting her sight back and seeing what he looks like.
Latka and Simka have their own relationship issues in the two-part "Scenskees From A Marriage" when Latka has sex with a cab driver to keep from freezing to death in a blizzard. Their minister suggests that to save their marriage, she must sleep with one of his co-workers. When unable to choose, they leave it up to fate by seeing who the last person is to appear when they say they are having a party.