Season 5

Episode Guide

Love, Un-American Style

S5 E1
Oct 1, 1982
Following an old country tradition, Latka and Simka host a matchmaking party, where all the drivers from the Sunshine Cab Company are intended to meet their "perfect" mates.

Jim's Inheritance

S5 E2
Oct 8, 1982
Rev. Jim inherits a fortune from his late father, but before he can collect the money, he must convince a judge he's mentally competent.

Alex Goes Off the Wagon

S5 E3
Oct 15, 1982
Reverend Jim comes to the rescue when Alex is consumed by gambling fever after a lucky night in Atlantic City.

Scenskees From a Marriage Part 1

S5 E4
Oct 22, 1982
When Simka learns that Latka has been unfaithful, she is bound by tradition to do the same thing with one of Latka’s fellow cabbies.

Scenskees From a Marriage Part 2

S5 E5
Oct 29, 1982
After Latka has an affair with a female cabbie, Simka must do the same with one of his co-workers.

Crime and Punishment

S5 E6
Nov 5, 1982
Jeff ends up in serious trouble after he confesses to stealing from the garage in order to protect the real villain—Louie.

Alex the Gofer

S5 E7
Nov 12, 1982
Alex dreams for a new career in show business when he takes a part-time job as an assistant to a Broadway producer.

Louie's Revenge

S5 E8
Nov 19, 1982
Hilarious complications unfold when Louie starts dating the mercurial Emily, after vowing never to see her again.

Travels With My Dad

S5 E9
Nov 26, 1982
Tony faces a difficult decision when his father, a tough merchant seaman asks him to follow in his footsteps.

Elaine and the Monk

S5 E10
Dec 3, 1982
After 10 years of strict monastic life, Simka’s cousin visits New York and quickly falls in love with Elaine.

Zena's Honeymoon

S5 E11
Dec 3, 1982
When Louie learns that his old girlfriend, Zena, is getting married, he boycotts the wedding—and then decides to barge in on her honeymoon.

Get Me Through the Holidays

S5 E12
Dec 17, 1982
Alex gets caught up in the holiday spirit when his ex-wife, Phyllis, shows up just in time to attend Latka and Simka's festive Christmas party.

Louie Moves Uptown

S5 E13
Jan 23, 1983
Alex tries to polish the diamond-in-the-rough Louie into a real gem while Louie decides to change his image by moving into a fancy apartment building.

Alex's Old Buddy

S5 E14
Jan 30, 1983
Alex starts driving all the other cabbies crazy when he discovers his beloved family pet only has a short time to live.

Sugar Ray Nardo

S5 E15
Feb 6, 1983
Elaine becomes a nervous wreck when her young son decides to give up the oboe and take up boxing under the tutelage of Tony.

A Taxi Celebration Part 1

S5 E16
Mar 24, 1983
TAXI’S funniest and warmest moments are relived in “Retrospective” Part One. Danny DeVito gives a tribute to the many years of fun in a special look at the TAXI years.

A Taxi Celebration Part 2

S5 E17
Mar 24, 1983
Emmy award winning TAXI’s funniest times are highlighted in “Retrospective” Part Two.

Alex Gets Burned By An Old Flame

S5 E18
Mar 31, 1983
When Jim’s old girlfriend shows up hoping to rekindle their romance, Alex Quickly sets out to win her heart away from her former suitor.

Louie and the Blind Girl

S5 E19
Apr 7, 1983
Louie is worried his blind girlfriend will no longer love him if an operation to restore her sight is successful.

Arnie Meets the Kids

S5 E20
Apr 14, 1983
To what lengths will boyfriend Arnie go to win over Elaine’s kids? Elaine is in for a quite a surprise when she invites him over to meet her children.

Tony's Baby

S5 E21
Apr 21, 1983
On the eve of the biggest fight of his career, Tony loses interest in boxing when his girlfriend announce she may be expecting his baby.

Jim's Mario's

S5 E22
May 19, 1983
The cabbies come to the rescue when Jim tries to convince his family that he didn't squander his inheritance by buying a run-down restaurant.

A Grand Gesture

S5 E23
May 26, 1983
Jim teaches the rest of the gang a lesson in the joy of giving when he hands each of the cabbies a thousand dollars. They must donate it to the needy soul of their choice by the end of the day.

Simka's Monthlies

S5 E24
Jun 16, 1983
Latka worries that Simka's wacky behavior might cost her the right to remain permanently in America.