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Andy Kaufman is finally getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
June 20th, 2019 under Taxi. [ Comments: none ]


The Hollywood Walk of Fame announced today who will be getting stars next year and Andy Kaufman is finally getting one 35 years after he was taken away from us far too soon.

Ever since the first time I saw Taxi, I have loved the sitcom. In fact, it is still my all-time favorite show. The first time I saw Latka Gravas, I was in love. There was just something so endearing him. I was too young to know all about the Kaufman controversies. When I did learn about them, it just made me love him even more.

Therefore, on the day he gets his star, I will be there to see the ceremony in person. When it comes to the event, they have to get Tony Clifton to talk about his friend. If not him, then Jerry Lawler. The cast of Taxi can talk too, but Clifton would be the ultimate. Although I think Jim Carey might want to be the Man on the Moon, I mean the man behind the podium.

Kaufman and Muddy Waters are the only celebrities who are receiving stars posthumously. To see who else will be honored next year, then click here!

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Great Scott, did Christopher Lloyd just hint about Back to the Future IV?
April 17th, 2019 under Lea Thompson, Michael J Fox, Taxi. [ Comments: none ]


Christopher Lloyd posted a photo with his Back to the Future castmates Michael J. Fox, Tom Wilson and Lea Thompson, and captioned it “BTTF IV”. Does that mean we might finally get a sequel after almost 20 years of waiting?

We don’t know and his co-stars are no help. Biff chimed in with, “The power of love is a curious thing…” While Lorainne McFly wrote, “We look like the Adams Family….LOVE YOU”

If only we had a time machine or a DeLorean we could get into and find out the answer. Since we do not, then we are just left waiting to find out what Doc meant.

However, it would be interesting to see what they would and could do because we have already passed the date they went to into BTTF 2. As we know that October 21, 2015, did not look like how they imagined it would be back in the late ’80s. Even that Burger King looks completely different because some cook destroyed the kitchen and they decided to renovate it. Just a little fun fact.

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Danny DeVito reveals how he nailed the audition for Taxi!
March 25th, 2019 under Danny DeVito, Larry King, Taxi. [ Comments: none ]


Before Taxi, Danny DeVito only had small roles on television. Therefore, he did not know the big named producers who were attached to the sitcom.

When the actor got the script, he told Larry King on his Ora TV show that he “loved it”. Thus, he really wanted to make sure he left an impression with them.

He walked in, the casting director introduced him to producers so now it was time for him to sit down and audition in the hot seat. Before he sat down, he said them. “There is one thing I want to know before I start, ‘Who wrote this 💩,'” as he threw the script down on the table. With that Louis De Palma, one of television’s all-time greatest characters on television’s all-time greatest show, was born.

If you have never seen the brilliance of Taxi, watch it on Hulu or Tubi TV, the latter for free. You will understand why this will always be my favorite program. To get a glimpse of what it made it so wonderful, then click here!

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Tony Danza’s alter ego is a rapper named Italian Ice!
October 11th, 2018 under Taxi, TV News. [ Comments: none ]


Tony Danza was on Good Morning America yesterday and Michael Strahan asked him if it is true he is a rapper. The actor, who is also a singer, shared with the hosts he has an alter ego named Italian Ice and then he showed off his rapping skills. You know what, he can give Childish Gambino a run for his money. That is if he can find a group of people who can clap on beat.

Another great reveal in this interview is Danza told them that one of his grandchildren thought he was in jail like his character on Netflix’s The Good Cop. The only crime he committed is by being so good on that police dramedy.

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The Good Cop is so good you will binge it all in one sitting!
September 20th, 2018 under Josh Groban, Netflix, Taxi. [ Comments: none ]


Netflix teamed up with Monk creator Andy Breckman for The Good Cop and we get an enjoyable police procedural starring Tony Danza and Josh Groban. The dramedy that is streaming now is Groban’s first series role and the singer does not disappoint. He is able to go the distance with Danza, who is an expert at stealing scenes for 40 years now, in the ring and on this show.

Tony Caruso (Danza) is a former cop who just got out of jail after 7 years for being the most corrupt officer in New York City. His son TJ /Anthony (Groban) is the complete opposite of his dad. The detective is so straight; you would never believe they are related. The one thing they have in common, besides blood of course is they are both good at solving crimes in their own way.

In the first episode, a “friend” of Tony’s is found murdered and he is the lead suspect. That is until the gun used to kill him actually belongs to TJ. Neither Caruso did it, so they have to do what they can prove their innocence. TJ works with his partner Cara Vasquez (Monica Barbaro) to catch the killer and Tony does what he does. Will it be enough to get away with murder, a murder they did not commit?

In the second episodes, a supermodel falls for Tony. He lost his phone and she will do anything to help him find it. But why? The next one takes things to the gutter as in a bowling alley. One of the workers is found dead of apparent suicide, but Vasquez thinks he was murdered. No one believes her until they do. Now they have to solve the crime and win their bowling championship.

What do you do after you bowl? It is time for a wedding. Tony promised his girlfriend a vacation, but he is too cheap to give her the one she wants. When the cops come to him to rat out a friend from prison, he gets the out he needs at the Four Seasons. They offer him a protection for his testimony and he accepts so he can take his girlfriend with him. However, they have to get married in order to make it happen. Once they think they are safe, they find out the guy who he is ratting out knows where Tony is hiding out. Who will get to Tony first the criminal or his wife?

A woman is found murdered in a trash bag by the river and the man who is suspected of killing her is a beloved TV dad (Bob Saget) and now television talk show host. No one but TJ thinks he did it. Then when the guy befriends Tony, it is going to be harder for TJ to prove he might have done it. If he did.

Next up they go on a skiing trip that is also a police convention. Tony is a hit with the other cops, TJ is not. That is OK because he meets a woman. Of course, she will be accused of murdering another cop and only TJ thinks she is innocent. Is she?

Talking about is she, Vasquez meets a guy and they instantly fall in love. So much so, things get really serious between them, real fast. Everything is perfect until his roommate is found dead. Will his roommate’s death be the death of them?

Back in NYC, Tony goes to his favorite restaurant and someone robs the joint and shoots the busboy. The owner has had enough of the business and sells it to Tony. He cannot buy it by himself, so he asks TJ to help him buy it. Tony has all the glory, while TJ does all the work. Besides running the restaurant, TJ also has to figure out who shot the busboy and why. Which job will be harder for TJ?

A nice building in Manhattan is plagued with murder, so TJ and Vasquez’s boss (Isiah Whitlock Jr.) sends them in as a married couple to catch the killer. Will they kill each other before the killer gets them? All of this leads to shocking reveal that seems to set things up for season 2. Which I am sure there will be one.

The Good Cop is a mix of Kojak with a little Psych and Monk mixed in. Recently, I started watching Kojak and what I liked about it, is you get to know the bad guy’s motives. Something they do not do on today’s procedurals, so I really liked that aspect. Then you add in a buddy cop story with some humor and you get a cop show that is a throwback to the old police series with a modern twist.

Danza trades in his comedy chops for something a little more serious. Something that seems so natural for him that you will forget this is the Tony we know from Taxi and Who’s the Boss. Groban on the hand puts all of his goofiness on hold to be the straight man of the show. Nevertheless, do not worry, he still has a funny moment in each episode. Just do not expect him to sing that honor goes to Danza this time around.

Between their chemistry, the writing, the story and the cases, you will find yourself binging all 10 episodes in one sitting. Just like a good book you cannot put down, this is a show you cannot press stop on. Therefore, you will want to get comfortable to watch all 10 episodes in a row.

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