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Actors Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd, Judd Hirsch and Carole Kane, four of the regular performers in the cast of Taxi, recently got together to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the final season of their hit TV sitcom.

According to an article written by Kelly Wynne on, the crew got together at Mandy’s Bistro and Lounge in Staten Island, New York this past Monday, May 8th. It was 40 years ago that the fifth and final season of Taxi aired on NBC. The first four seasons were broadcast on ABC. 

You can see some of Danza’s Twitter and Instagram posts about the reunion by CLICKING HERE. It is really nice to see actors from one of my favorite TV sitcoms getting together to enjoy each other’s company after all of these years.

I checked the page for this classic television show and was surprised to find out how many awards the show received during it’s relatively brief five-year run. Taxi was nominated for 31 Emmy Awards, winning 18. It was also nominated for 25 Golden Globe Awards, winning four. Per, three of those four wins were for “Best TV Series – Musical/Comedy.”

There were so many breakout characters on that show. You had Danny DeVito playing the mean and funny boss, Louie De Palma. The weird and wonderful Andy Kaufman portrayed mechanic Latka Gravas, who was an immigrant from a strange, foreign country. He seemed to speak gibberish most of the time. Then, there was my favorite character, the burnt out druggie from the 1960’s, Reverend Jim Ignatowski, played by actor Christopher Lloyd, who would go on to star in the Back To The Future film series with Michael J. Fox.

I will never forget one of the funniest and most memorable scenes from that show which involved Reverend Jim. The drivers take him to the DMV so that he can join the cab company as a fellow driver. Watching them trying to help him fill out the application and then pass the test had me laughing so hard, I almost peed my pants!

I found the scene on If you have five minutes, it really is worth watching again. If you’ve never seen it, you should really take the time to watch it. It’s a TV sitcom gem. You can view the scene by CLICKING HERE.

26 Graphic Tees From Old TV Shows That Give Us Major Nostalgia

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So what was your favorite night to sit down and watch TV? Were you amped up on Thursdays for NBC’s Must See TV? Or did you sit down on Fridays for ABC’s TGIF? TV shows between the 80s and 90s are still considered some of the best of all time. Heck, with shows like Seinfeld, Friends, Fraiser, Golden Girls, M.A.S.H., Cheers and so many more… they’re not wrong. So because we like to take trips down memory lane we’ve put together a list of 26 graphic tees from 80s and 90s TV shows that will have you feeling incredibly nostalgic. 

  • Schweddy Balls

    Yes, we’re kicking it off with SNL. Alec Baldwin talking about Schweddy Balls while Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon try to keep it together goes down as one the best SNL skits of all time.

  • Little Jerry Cock Fighting Champion

    Sitcoms like Seinfeld are one of the many reasons we have the sitcoms we have today. How could I not put a Little Jerry shirt on this list?! Little Jerry Seinfeld is forever in my heart. 

  • Vandelay Industries

    And what’s a good list about graphic tees that give us nostalgia if I don’t include Vandelay Industries. The number of people who will shout “Say Vandelay! Say Vandelay!” the second after you utter Vandelay Industries is obscene. But it speaks to the nature of Seinfeld.  

  • Mandelbaum's Gym

    “It’s go time.” Wouldn’t you love wearing this to the gym? You’ll be lifting weights in the spirit of Izzy Mandelbaum. Just make sure you don’t throw out your back.

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  • Del Boca Vista Retirement Community

    You may not be able to buy property in Del Boca Vista, but you can sure grab this cool shirt from it. Honestly, name me an episode that George’s father is in that isn’t funny?  

  • FRIENDS Monica’s Turkey Head

    I love the show FRIENDS. My parents especially loved it, to the point where they sat down together every Thursday night when they were first married to watch it. The Thanksgiving episodes are my favorite, and this one in particular is amazing because it’s the first time Chandler admits he loves Monica after she tries to cheer him up using this turkey head. 

  • Central Perk T-shirt

    Speaking of FRIENDS, if you’re a diehard FRIENDS fan you’re going to want this. I feel like this is exactly the kind of shirt Central Perk would now be selling in their coffee house if they were actually real. 

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  • Holiday Armadillo

    One of the most bizarre Christmas episodes is when Ross dresses up as the Holiday Armadillo to help teach his son Ben about Hanukkah. Might be the perfect shirt for your holiday gatherings! 

  • Shady Pines Retirement Home

    Oh man, Golden Girls will forever live in our hearts as one of the funniest and most wholesome shows on the planet. It covered so many important topics and featured an all-star cast of hilarious women. This Shady Pines Retirement Home is a must have for sure. 

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  • Squad Goals Golden Girls

    Wanna go a bit simpler with your love of The Golden Girls? What about this Squad Goals shirt featuring the housemates? Let’s face it, they are squad goals.

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  • Cheers

    You didn’t think we’d make a list of graphic tees inspired by 80s-90s TV shows without including Cheers right? This one is a classic. The Cheers logo on a tee in your choice of red or black. 

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  • Let’s Get Back To Norm

    Norm! We love this Norm tee. It’s the perfect gift for all your avid Cheers fans. 

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  • Jesse and the Rippers

    There are so many fun references from Full House, like “You got it, dude” or “Have mercy.” But we found something really cool. This Jesse and the Rippers tee is a great find because it’s very specific and people will ask about it.

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  • KACL Presents Nightmare Inn

    Remember the time on Fraiser when Fraiser tries to direct an old-time, Agatha Christiestyle, radio drama to celebrate KACL’s 50th anniversary? This shirt commemorates the Nightmare Inn broadcast and brings a smile to our faces. 

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  • I’m Listening Fraiser Shirt

    Another great Fraiser shirt! This one comes in 3 different colors and multiple style options. 

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  • The Max Saved By The Bell Shirt

    Didn’t you also want to stop by the Max when you watched Saved By The Bell? This super cute retro-style tee is really fun and perfect for any fan. 

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  • Bayside Tigers Tee

    Talk about nostalgia! This Bayside Tigers shirt is making us want to binge-watch the show all over again. You can grab this design in a t-shirt, long-sleeve, crewneck sweatshirt, or hoodie. 

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  • Pinedale Shopping Mall Turkey Drop

    “As God as my witness my I thought turkeys could fly.” My dad got me a shirt just like this for Thanksgiving one year because we had watched this episode of WKRP In Cincinatti together, and now I wear it every Thanksgiving 

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  • The Nanny

    Ah Fran Drescher. Can you hear the nasally laugh in the back of your head? Because I certainly can. 

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  • Will & Grace T-shirt

    Will & Grace is one of the shows that I may not have liked to start, but the farther I got into it the more I enjoyed it. This shirt had be laughing because I could clearly hear Karen’s, Megan Mulley’s, high pitched voice saying “Oh, Honey, I don’t care.” 

  • 3rd Rock From The Sun

    3rd Rock from the Sun is another amazing TV show. With the amazing cast of John Lithgow, French Stewart, Kristin Johnston, and Joseph Gordan-Levitt this show was a bizarre comedy. 

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  • M.A.S.H. 4077th Vintage Tee

    Okay, M.A.S.H fans you can finally have your very own M.A.S.H. 4077th unit tee shirt.

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  • The Regal Beagle

    If you love Three’s Company I’m sure you’re chuckling and shaking you head with this one. The Regal Beagle was the hangout spot for Jack Tripper, Janet Wood, and Chrissy Snow.  

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  • Three’s Company

    Looking for a more retro look? This Three’s Company shirt features our three stars with the gorgeous sun and beach behind them! 

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  • Sugarbaker & Associates Interior Design

    Some of you are going “Ooooo, Designing Women!” I found this one and instantly went, yes! I love finding shirts from the fictional companies in the show. This one featuring the Sugarbaker & Associates Interior Design had me invested immediately. 

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  • Four Touchdowns In A Single Game

    If you love Married with Children, you remember that Al Bundy would bring up the fact that he had four touchdowns in a single game during his time at Polk High. This one is definitely a fun fan shirt! 

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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.