Introduction to Taxi Boy Shorts
What Price Taxi (1932) -- Gilbert stepped into the series without Blue, and Clyde Cook and Franklin Pangborn play fellow drivers annoyed by an ill-tempered Billy.
Taxi for Two (1932) -- Blue now partners with Gilbert, who gets to show off his famous sneezing bit. Charlie Hall, known for his drunk act, makes an uncredited appearance.
Wreckety Wrecks (1933) -- After the boys run over a dummy and think they've killed someone, they decide to dispose of the "body" and mistake a seminary for a cemetery.
Thundering Taxis (1933) -- This was the first-produced short of the series, filmed without either Blue or Gilbert and held back a year before its release. In this one, Cook and Billy Bevan are the drivers, and Bud Jamison is the boss of the Black and Blue Taxi Company.
Taxi Barons (1933) -- Ben and Billy are mistaken for a European baron and general (General Motors!) at a swanky dinner party where they are hiding out from the police. Although their bad manners fail to reveal their true identities, the jig is up once the real dignitaries arrive.
The Rummy (1933) -- Among the comic highlights: Gilbert goes to a taxidermy shop thinking it's a place to get service for his taxi.
by Roger Fristoe