TAXI/ABC/1978-83 (Short Person)
Louie De Palma (Danny DeVito/costar), a tyrannical dispatch operator for the New York City based Sunshine Cab Company who issued orders over the loudspeaker.
When Louie stepped out of his wire covered office, he was seen for what he was, a pint-sized little twerp of a manager with more faults than you could shake a stick at.
Louie was so despicable that he instructed his drivers not to pick up the handicapped because you could pick up four “normal” fares in the same period of time.
Louie often gave away taxi cab number 413 to anyone that irritated him. It’s dilapidated, non-roadworthy condition earned it the nickname “The Widow Maker.”
See also: Taxi (2)