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Why can’t all comedies be this good?

In beautiful Banff, Alberta, this week for the annual TV festival, I was fortunate enough to moderate a panel with comedy’s greatest director, Jim Burrows.

Over the course of our conversation, Burrows said “Taxi” was one of the funniest shows he ever worked on, and he recalled that the following scene made him laugh so hard that when he read it on a plane, the flight attendant asked if he was feeling OK.

Such memories here: The recent loss of Jeff Conaway, the classiness of Judd Hirsch, and, as Burroughs pointed out, Tony Danza was a boxer pre-“Taxi” and Marilu Henner was a dancer.

It all worked, though, and in this gem the amazing Christopher Lloyd is in his element in the role of Rev. Jim Ignatowski

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