BEVERLY HILLS – The basic sitcom “Taxi” formally ended its run in 1983 after a five-season run throughout two networks, ABC after which NBC.
Right now, actress Marilu Henner — Elaine Nardo on the collection — stated if there have been a reboot, she’d gladly signal on.
“Of course!” she advised Fox Information. She joked that followers even have the identify of the follow-up to the tv basic all picked out.
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“Everyone retains saying they’d name it ‘Uber,'” stated Henner.
And if there have been certainly a brand new chapter to the comedy collection, she added, she is aware of precisely the place her character could be.
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“She owns an artwork gallery by now and he or she helps different drivers and younger aspiring artists. However she nonetheless has her hand within the enterprise as a result of it’s nice cash,” defined Henner, whose character straddled the artwork world and the much less glamorous lifetime of a New York Metropolis hack.
“We’re all still friends. We love and adore one another.”
The 67-year-old actress added that any relaunch of “Taxi” would require a pleasant tribute to former castmates Jeff Conaway and Andy Kaufman, who’ve since died.
Despite the fact that it has been practically 4 a long time for the reason that “Taxi” castmates have shared a display screen, they’re nonetheless one huge completely satisfied household.
“We’re all still friends,” Henner said at the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Summer 2019 TCA press tour event. “We love and adore one another. I talked to Tony [Danza] two days ago. And [co-creator] James Brooks and I had lunch a couple of weeks ago.”
Henner added that when the gang reunites, it is invariably with lots of laughter and dancing.
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“So many fond memories,” she proclaimed. “My favourite episode was Dec. 21. It was a Friday of 1979 and it was known as ‘Shut it Down.’ It was my favourite episode with Danny [DeVito], the place I’m the store steward and I must settle a strike. It was a two-parter. We shot it in a single night time and I have such fond reminiscences.”
Henner appeared within the ABC collection from 1978 to 1983 as divorced single mother Elaine, the main girl in an all-star forged that included Judd Hirsch, DeVito, Danza, Kaufman, Christopher Lloyd and Conaway.
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Trying again at her first day on set, Henner — who admitted to planning the outfit she was going to put on every week forward of time — remembers how nervous she was.
“I was excited to meet everybody. And I was the only girl on set. There were seven of us. Six guys and me. Are you kidding?” she recalled with fun, noting that she and the boys had immediate chemistry.