Television: The 1978-79 Season: III

Fast TAXI, bouncy MORK, slow BEGINNING, odd KIDS

Taxi (Tuesday, ABC, 9:30 p.m. E.D.T.). When a sitcom has this title, it is easy to guess what the show will be like: a crew of crabby New York cabbies, each one more eccentric than the last, will sit around a garage and trade wisecracks. Well, Taxi conforms to those anticipations, but only up to a point. There are plenty of laughs but no wisecracks. The cabbies are eccentric but they are not caricatures. There are even moments when the laughter stops. At those times, Taxi...

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