The IRS tax collector has a new show in store, and if you have not seen it yet you are in for a treat. The Tax Collector is now available on demand starting today, beginning with "The Tax Collector" starring Will Ferrell. Check out the trailer below.
If you have never watched "The Tax Collector", you are missing out on one of the funniest television series of all time. The tax collector character has evolved throughout the decades from his initial portrayal as an overbearing, over-zealous official that was simply trying to collect taxes to one who is more comedic and lighthearted. The characters are now much more realistic enough to appeal to both young and old viewers.
In the first episode of the Tax Collector, the main characters, played by Will Ferrell and Mark Dacascos, go to the home of a man who is facing tax foreclosure. Upon arrival, they find that there is no sign of a home listed on the property, so the two men start calling around to the neighbors and attempting to sell the home themselves. Unfortunately, nobody wants the home, and it is then that an anonymous caller comes to the scene, revealing himself to be The Tax Collector.
Throughout the series, the Tax Collector tries to collect more taxes than ever before. He uses a variety of tactics including giving the homeowners the wrong type of paper tax payment, asking the homeowner to send him the funds, and even threatening to have people come and get them. When a tax collector is not able to get the amount he wants, he often tries to convince the homeowners to pay him in installments, only to try and intimidate them into doing so by threatening to arrest them. In the end, however, he usually backs off.
When "The Tax Collector" ended its seven seasons, it became a popular choice for television shows to adapt. Many other programs, including "The Biggest Loser"NCIS", used the story for their own seasons, and it was adapted to a feature film in 2020. However, if you are unfamiliar with the story, you may find the plot to be a bit difficult to follow. If you happen to have a problem understanding the story, check out some websites that offer information on the story and how you can learn how to relate to the characters.
The tax collectors may be hard to relate to, but they are still real, and the taxpayers are not. The tax collector is one of the funnier characters on television, and you may actually laugh your way through the series. Don't forget to watch the series if you have not already.