Taxi: TV series aired from 1978 to 1983. It focuses on the employees of the fictional Sunshine Cab Company in Manhattan. Alex Rieger is disillusioned with life, Elaine Nardo is a receptionist at an art gallery, Tony Banta is a boxer with a losing record, Bobby Wheeler is a struggling actor, and Jim Ignatowski is an aging hippie minister. The characters also included Latka Gravas, their innocently wide-eyed mechanic, and Louie De Palma, the despotic dispatcher. The series won 18 Emmy Awards.