Great Sitcom Moments: Reverend Jim Takes His Driving Test on “Taxi”

Okey dokey, boss! Welcome to Great Sitcom Moments, a new MovieFanFare feature in which we celebrate the most hilarious television moments of all time. There is no better way to kick off this new series of articles than with my personal pick for the funniest sitcom moment of all time: The driving test scene from the classic 1979 Taxi episode “Reverend Jim: A Space Odyssey.” Some context, in this installment the gang from the Sunshine Cab Company re-encounter burnout Reverend Jim Ignatowski (played by a scene-stealing Christopher Lloyd) and decide to get him a job. There’s just one problem: He needs to get his license. His taking of a driver’s test results in the hilarity you see above. What does a yellow light mean? Comic genius. The complete series of Taxi is available here.