Features Classic Episodes: Taxi – Latka the Playboy Published 2 years ago on April 9, 2017 Classic sitcom Taxi had plenty of eccentric characters but none probably more so than Latka. Poor Latka — sick and tired of being the lovable, but lonely, grease monkey at the Sunshine Cab Co. All he wants is to become “an American fun guy taking each day in high gear” — which for him would require inventing a whole new type of transmission. And that’s just what he does. Laden with copies of Playboy and a tape of a smooth-talking FM DJ, Latka (Andy Kaufman) goes off “to alter my lifestyle to fit the fast lane.” He returns with a flashy new lounge-lizard alter ego: Vic Ferrari — slick, suave, oversexed, and beyond obnoxious. Showing off Kaufman’s genius for utilizing multiple personalities (Latka started out as Foreign Man, one of Kaufman’s uncanny comedy-club guises), “Latka the Playboy” was an inventive, outrageous episode that led to equally imaginative sequels — and even more splintering of Latka’s breakaway ego. Sharp-eyed viewers will notice a pre-Cheers George Wendt in a bit part as an exterminator in this wonderful episode. Original Airdate: May 21, 1981 Classic EpisodesTaxi Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes22 hours ago Strike Back: Season 7 Episode 5 (Cinemax Fri 22 Feb 2019) Episode 5: Following a high-speed jungle ambush in Myanmar, the suitcase nukes end up in the hands of Jean-Baptiste Zaza... Episodes22 hours ago Don’t Be Tardy: Loaded Statement (S7EP3 Bravo Fri 22 Sep 2019) Loaded Statement: The Biermanns get serious about defending themselves and decide to attend a gun safety course after a break-in... Episodes22 hours ago Hawaii Five-0: E’ao lu’au a kualima (S9EP17 CBS Fri 22 Feb 2019) E’ao lu’au a kualima: Junior is torn between his duties as a member of Five-0 and his feelings for his... Episodes22 hours ago Secrets of the Morgue: Overkill (S1EP12 ID Fri 22 Feb 2019) Overkill: When a brutally murdered woman is found floating near the yacht club at Newport Beach, Calif., after the coroner... Episodes22 hours ago Speechless: G-A– GAME N-I– NIGHT (S3EP15 ABC Fri 22 Feb 2019) G-A– GAME N-I– NIGHT: When Maya insists that it’s time to meet Izzy, a reluctant JJ arranges a game night... search EPISODES Episodes22 hours ago The Blacklist: Marko Jankowics (S6EP8 NBC Fri 22 Feb 2019) Marko Jankowics: When Liz (Megan Boone) and Jennifer (guest star Fiona Dourif) search for a woman who may know a... Episodes22 hours ago Fresh Off the Boat: Be A Man (S5EP15 ABC Fri 22 Feb 2019) Be a Man: Jessica drives Principal Hunter crazy at Evan’s school when she declares that she’s “shadow principal” and follows... Episodes22 hours ago Last Man Standing: Arrest Her Development (S7EP15 FOX Fri 22 Feb 2019) Arrest Her Development: Vanessa “helps” Mandy and Kyle look for their first apartment. Meanwhile, Mike is thrilled when Ryan’s good... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.