1976 - 1985, Comedy
A widow works as a waitress to make a good life for herself and her son.

Episode Guide

  • Alice - Th-Th-Th-That's All, Folks! (Season 9 Episode 16)
    Season 9 Episode 16:

    Th-Th-Th-That's All, Folks!

    The gang reflects on old times after Mel sells his diner to a land developer.

  • Alice - Vera's Grounded Gumshoe (Season 9 Episode 15)
    Season 9 Episode 15:

    Vera's Grounded Gumshoe

    Elliot quits the police force after he accidentally shoots himself.

  • Alice - One on One (Season 9 Episode 14)
    Season 9 Episode 14:

    One on One

    Mel offers to train Jolene when she decides to try out for a spot on a women's basketball team.

  • Alice - The Night They Raided Debbie's (Season 9 Episode 13)
    Season 9 Episode 13:

    The Night They Raided Debbie's

    Vera and Elliot rent their spare room to their tyranical one-time landlady.

  • Alice - Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore (Season 9 Episode 12)
    Season 9 Episode 12:

    Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore

    A country-music singer and a writer compete for Alice's affection.

  • Alice - Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore (Season 9 Episode 11)
    Season 9 Episode 11:

    Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore

    A famous country-music singer asks Alice to join him on his tour.

  • Alice - Vera, the Nightbird (Season 9 Episode 10)
    Season 9 Episode 10:

    Vera, the Nightbird

    Mel's in for a surprise when he falls for a radio disc jockey.

  • Alice - Kiss the Grill Goodbye (Season 9 Episode 9)
    Season 9 Episode 9:

    Kiss the Grill Goodbye

    Mel is forced to close the diner when a new restaurant opens up down the street.

  • Alice - Vera's Anniversary Blues (Season 9 Episode 8)
    Season 9 Episode 8:

    Vera's Anniversary Blues

    Vera and Elliot's first wedding anniversary takes an unexpected turn when she's arrested.

  • Alice - Footloose Mel (Season 9 Episode 7)
    Season 9 Episode 7:

    Footloose Mel

    Mel offers the use of his diner for a performance by a dance group.

  • Alice - Undercover Mel (Season 9 Episode 6)
    Season 9 Episode 6:

    Undercover Mel

    Elliot and Officer Maxwell enlist Mel's help as a decoy as they try to catch cattle rustlers. The waitresses may ruin the mission as they try to help Mel.

  • Alice - Tommy's Lost Weekend (Season 9 Episode 5)
    Season 9 Episode 5:

    Tommy's Lost Weekend

    Alice becomes concerned that Tommy has a drinking problem after hecomes home with a Mohawk and a hazy memory of the night.

  • Alice - Houseful of Hunnicutts (Season 9 Episode 4)
    Season 9 Episode 4:

    Houseful of Hunnicutts

    Jolene gets a visit from her father, five brothers, grandmother, and the family dog, all staying in her small apartment. She turns to Alice for advise on how to get them to leave.

  • Alice - Big Bad Mel (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    Big Bad Mel

    Mel buys a nursery school and plans to tear it down to make a parking lot.

  • Alice - Space Sharples (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    Space Sharples

    Mel thwarts a bank robbery while dressed up as Captain Galaxy for Halloween. He is hailed as a hero, and soon takes to dressing as the hero everyday.

  • Alice - Romancing Mr. Stone (Season 9 Episode 1)
    Season 9 Episode 1:

    Romancing Mr. Stone

    Jolene and Vera try to help Alice's love life by placing an ad in the personals.

  • Alice - Be It Ever So Crowded (Season 8 Episode 23)
    Season 8 Episode 23:

    Be It Ever So Crowded

    Vera and Elliot buy a charming old house that comes complete with fireplace, furniture, antiques and a border, Rev. Bragg, the forgetful old minister who married them. Vera and Elliot soon must work up the nerve to kick him out.

  • Alice - Mel Spins His Wheels (Season 8 Episode 22)
    Season 8 Episode 22:

    Mel Spins His Wheels

    Mel has always disliked the idea of providing handicap access, until he ends up in a wheelchair himself with two sprained ankles.

  • Alice - Don't Play It Again, Elliot (Season 8 Episode 21)
    Season 8 Episode 21:

    Don't Play It Again, Elliot

    Elliot ignores Vera while he plays the piano for his friends.

  • Alice - Jolene Is Stuck on Mel (Season 8 Episode 20)
    Season 8 Episode 20:

    Jolene Is Stuck on Mel

    Jolene's whirlwind wedding plans come unglued when she becomes stuck to Mel.

  • Alice - Vera's Fine Feathered Friends (Season 8 Episode 19)
    Season 8 Episode 19:

    Vera's Fine Feathered Friends

    Vera ends up in the hospital when she attempts to save some baby birds.

  • Alice - My Dinner With Debbie (Season 8 Episode 18)
    Season 8 Episode 18:

    My Dinner With Debbie

    Vera and Elliot's landlady falls in love with Mel after she invites him to her apartment for dinner.

  • Alice - Dollars to Donuts (Season 8 Episode 17)
    Season 8 Episode 17:

    Dollars to Donuts

    Tommy catches gambling fever when Mel's mother takes him to the race track.

  • Alice - Alice's Hot Air Romance (Season 8 Episode 16)
    Season 8 Episode 16:

    Alice's Hot Air Romance

    Alice's date with a balloonist gets out of hand when she and the gang become trapped in a runaway balloon.

  • Alice - Alice and the Devoted Dentist (Season 8 Episode 15)
    Season 8 Episode 15:

    Alice and the Devoted Dentist

    Mel's dentist falls for Alice when she goes to have a chipped tooth repaired.

  • Alice - Lies My Mother Told Me (Season 8 Episode 14)
    Season 8 Episode 14:

    Lies My Mother Told Me

    Mel's enraged when he learns that his mother told a white lie about his childhood pet.

  • Alice - Jolene Throws a Curve (Season 8 Episode 13)
    Season 8 Episode 13:

    Jolene Throws a Curve

    Jolene's loyalty is put to the test when she pitches for the diner's softball team.

  • Alice - Vera, the Horse Thief (Season 8 Episode 12)
    Season 8 Episode 12:

    Vera, the Horse Thief

    Vera kidnaps a circus horse when she believes it is being mistreated.

  • Alice - Tommy Goes Overboard (Season 8 Episode 11)
    Season 8 Episode 11:

    Tommy Goes Overboard

    Tommy decides to join the navy after a night out with Mel and his old navy buddy.

  • Alice - 'Tis the Season to Be Jealous (Season 8 Episode 10)
    Season 8 Episode 10:

    'Tis the Season to Be Jealous

    Vera's former boyfriend stops by the diner and sparks Elliot's jealousy.

  • Alice - The Robot Wore Pink (Season 8 Episode 9)
    Season 8 Episode 9:

    The Robot Wore Pink

    When Alice quits, Mel replaces her with a robot that wins the customers' approval.

  • Alice - Vera's Wedding (Season 8 Episode 8)
    Season 8 Episode 8:

    Vera's Wedding

    Vera's marriage plans take a detour when she and Mel mistakenly exchange wedding vows.

  • Alice - Vera Gets Engaged (Season 8 Episode 7)
    Season 8 Episode 7:

    Vera Gets Engaged

    Vera falls for an officer who she met after jaywalking and within two weeks they are engaged and planning a wedding.

  • Alice - The Over-the-Hill Girls (Season 8 Episode 6)
    Season 8 Episode 6:

    The Over-the-Hill Girls

    Alice tries to help Mel's mother fight the tedium of old age by suggesting that she start a singing career.

  • Alice - It Had to Be Mel (Season 8 Episode 5)
    Season 8 Episode 5:

    It Had to Be Mel

    Mel falls for a famous singer who stops in for directions. When she proposes, Mel accepts and prepares to move to Los Angeles.

  • Alice - Alice's Blind Date (Season 8 Episode 4)
    Season 8 Episode 4:

    Alice's Blind Date

    Alice's social life gets a lift when she makes a date with her high-school flame.

  • Alice - Jolene Gets Her Wings (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    Jolene Gets Her Wings

    Jolene realizes her childhood dream of becoming a flight attendant.

  • Alice - Vera's Secret Lover (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    Vera's Secret Lover

    Presents and love poems come Vera's way and everyone's trying to find out who's sending them.

  • Alice - Mel Is Hogg-Tied (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    Mel Is Hogg-Tied

    Boss Hogg from Hazzard tries to trick Mel into selling his diner for $1.

  • Alice - Jolene Lets the Cat Out of the Bag (Season 7 Episode 23)
    Season 7 Episode 23:

    Jolene Lets the Cat Out of the Bag

    Jolene's glad she learned self-defense from Vera when a cat burglar starts roaming the neighborhood.

  • Alice - Tommy Hyatt, Business Consultant (Season 7 Episode 22)
    Season 7 Episode 22:

    Tommy Hyatt, Business Consultant

    Alice almost loses her job when Tommy gives Mel some marketing tips.

  • Alice - Sweet Erasable Mel (Season 7 Episode 21)
    Season 7 Episode 21:

    Sweet Erasable Mel

    Mel's headed for trouble when he buys a computer to handle his bookkeeping tasks.

  • Alice - Mel's Cousin Wendy? (Season 7 Episode 20)
    Season 7 Episode 20:

    Mel's Cousin Wendy?

    Mel asks his cousin for help in a crazy scheme to crush a competitor.

  • Alice - Vera on the Lam (Season 7 Episode 19)
    Season 7 Episode 19:

    Vera on the Lam

    Vera has a few confessions to make when Mel decides to have the waitresses bonded.

  • Alice - Tommy Fouls Out (Season 7 Episode 18)
    Season 7 Episode 18:

    Tommy Fouls Out

    Tommy's about to hang up his basketball uniform and forfeit his college scholarship. Guest star: Meadowlark Lemon.

  • Alice - The Grass Is Always Greener (Season 7 Episode 17)
    Season 7 Episode 17:

    The Grass Is Always Greener

    Mel sells the diner to the girls when he decides to accept an irresistible job offer.

  • Alice - Vera, the Torch (Season 7 Episode 16)
    Season 7 Episode 16:

    Vera, the Torch

    Vera believes she's responsible for the fire that swept through her landlord's apartment.

  • Alice - Come Back Little Sharples (Season 7 Episode 15)
    Season 7 Episode 15:

    Come Back Little Sharples

    Mel locks himself in his apartment when everyone -- including his mother -- starts to bother him.

  • Alice - Mel's Dream Car (Season 7 Episode 14)
    Season 7 Episode 14:

    Mel's Dream Car

    It's not a smooth ride for Mel when he learns that his prized car has been stolen.

  • Alice - Jolene and the Night Watchman (Season 7 Episode 13)
    Season 7 Episode 13:

    Jolene and the Night Watchman

    A muscle-bound watchman who saves Jolene's life believes that she's now his girlfriend.

  • Alice - Tommy, the Jailbird (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    Tommy, the Jailbird

    Tommy finds himself on the other side of the law when he and a college pal indulge in some wild reveling.

  • Alice - Alice Faces the Music (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    Alice Faces the Music

    Alice's compassionate nature is tested when she competes against Jolene and Vera on a game show.

  • Alice - Vera the Virtuoso (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    Vera the Virtuoso

    Vera's debut as a cello player in a string quartet doesn't end on a melodic note.

  • Alice - Alice Sees the Light (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Alice Sees the Light

    Mel's diner suddenly becomes popular after Alice spots a UFO.

  • Alice - Jolene's Brother Jonas (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    Jolene's Brother Jonas

    Jolene thinks her brother is up to one of his schemes when he sells Mel a worm farm.

  • Alice - Carrie on the Rebound (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    Carrie on the Rebound

    Mel's newly-divorced mother arrives for a visit and falls for Earl.

  • Alice - Alice's Turkey of a Thanksgiving (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Alice's Turkey of a Thanksgiving

    Alice's Thanksgiving turns into a disaster when her meddlesome mother arrives with an upsetting announcement.

  • Alice - Joel Grey Saves the Day (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Joel Grey Saves the Day

    Mel's musical gets less than rave reviews on opening night and the only person who can revive it is Joel Grey.

  • Alice - Alice at the Palace (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Alice at the Palace

    Mel invests his track winnings in a musical starring Alice, and fires the show's star, Joel Grey.

  • Alice - The Secret of Mel's Diner (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    The Secret of Mel's Diner

    Mel and the girls believe that buried treasure lies somewhere in the diner and they set out to find it.

  • Alice - Do You Take This Waitress? (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Do You Take This Waitress?

    Jolene's bribed into pretending she's Mel's girlfriend when one of his old pals arrives for a visit.

  • Alice - Sorry, Wrong Lips! (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Sorry, Wrong Lips!

    Mel believes he's the "best kisser" described in an actress's memoirs.

  • Alice - My Mother the Landlord (Season 6 Episode 24)
    Season 6 Episode 24:

    My Mother the Landlord

    Mel's mother buys the building his apartment is in and raises his rent by $50.

  • Alice - Spell Mel's (Season 6 Episode 23)
    Season 6 Episode 23:

    Spell Mel's

    To keep up with a competitor, Mel runs a contest offering a $3,000 prize.

  • Alice - Monty Falls for Alice (Season 6 Episode 22)
    Season 6 Episode 22:

    Monty Falls for Alice

    A Las Vegas busboy arrives in Phoenix after breaking up with his fiancee and falls for Alice.

  • Alice - Vera's Reunion Romance (Season 6 Episode 21)
    Season 6 Episode 21:

    Vera's Reunion Romance

    After attending her class reunion in Boston, Vera returns to Phoenix engaged.

  • Alice - Give My Regrets to Broadway (Season 6 Episode 20)
    Season 6 Episode 20:

    Give My Regrets to Broadway

    When Tommy wins a part in a local theatrical production, he decides to leave school and become an actor.

  • Alice - Mel Wins by a Nose (Season 6 Episode 19)
    Season 6 Episode 19:

    Mel Wins by a Nose

    Mel returns from the doctor and announces that he has to have surgery for a deviated septum and his doctor suggested that if wanted a nose job, now would be the best time. This leads Mel to seriously consider getting a nose job.

  • Alice - Jolene Hunnicutt, Dynamite Trucker (Season 6 Episode 18)
    Season 6 Episode 18:

    Jolene Hunnicutt, Dynamite Trucker

    Jolene offers to help her former trucking partner finish his haul.

  • Alice - Alice and the Acorns (Season 6 Episode 17)
    Season 6 Episode 17:

    Alice and the Acorns

    Alice tries to boost the confidence of an old high-school friend who is visiting.

  • Alice - Best Little Waitress in the World (Season 6 Episode 16)
    Season 6 Episode 16:

    Best Little Waitress in the World

    Full of self-confidence, Vera is left in charge of the diner for a few minutes.

  • Alice - The Valentine's Day Massacre (Season 6 Episode 15)
    Season 6 Episode 15:

    The Valentine's Day Massacre

    It's Valentine's Day and everyone in the diner is planning on spending the evening with their dates.

  • Alice - Sharples vs. Sharples (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    Sharples vs. Sharples

    Mel explodes when he learns that his mother is including his secret chili recipe in a cookbook.

  • Alice - Vera, Queen of the Soaps (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    Vera, Queen of the Soaps

    Vera becomes hooked on daytime soap operas and quits the diner to watch her favorite show.

  • Alice - Not With My Niece, You Don't (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Not With My Niece, You Don't

    Tommy's dates with Mel's niece cause anxious moments for both Alice and Mel.

  • Alice - Alice Calls the Shots (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Alice Calls the Shots

    At Mel and Earl's urging, Tommy sneaks out to play in a championship basketball game.

  • Alice - The Wild One (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    The Wild One

    Alice impresses the leader of a biker gang when she stands up to him for refusing to pay his check.

  • Alice - Mel's Christmas Carol (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Mel's Christmas Carol

    The ghost of Mel's former partner returns to haunt him when Mel fires the waitresses for refusing to work on Christmas Eve.

  • Alice - After Mel's Gone (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    After Mel's Gone

    Mel's beneficiaries start squabbling over what they will get when he passes away.

  • Alice - Vera and the Bouncing Check (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Vera and the Bouncing Check

    Vera causes trouble for Mel when she cashes an old school friend's check at the diner.

  • Alice - Mel's Cousin, Wendell (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Mel's Cousin, Wendell

    Mel's is not looking forward to his nerdy cousin Wendell's visit, but when Vera catches his eye Wendell turns to Mel for advice on how to woo her.

  • Alice - Alice's Big Four-Oh! (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Alice's Big Four-Oh!

    On the eve of Alice's 40th birthday, her mother visits and convinces her that she's over the hill.

  • Alice - Alice's Halloween Surprise (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Alice's Halloween Surprise

    Alice takes her new boyfriend's four children out trick-or-treating and returns with one imposter.

  • Alice - Comrade Mel (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Comrade Mel

    Mel gives asylum to a defecting towel boy for the Russian ballet.

  • Alice - Guiness on Tap (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Guiness on Tap

    Vera becomes depressed when she realizes she has worked at Mel's for 8 years. She decides to leave her mark on the world by competing for the world record in tap dance endurance.

  • Alice - Bet a Million Mel (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Bet a Million Mel

    Mel gets a hot tip on a horse and decides to borrow $10,000 to bet with. If he loses, he will lose the diner. The waitresses try to prevent Mel from making the bet.

  • Alice - Baby Makes Five (Season 5 Episode 20)
    Season 5 Episode 20:

    Baby Makes Five

    Vera finds an abandoned baby and soon becomes attached, refusing to give up the baby girl. She looks into adopting her.

  • Alice - Who's Kissing the Great Chef of Phoenix? (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    Who's Kissing the Great Chef of Phoenix?

    Mel kisses Vera, Vera takes the kiss seriously, not realizing it was just a ploy to make Marie jealous.

  • Alice - Alice Strikes Up the Band (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    Alice Strikes Up the Band

    Alice's success as a substitute singer with a band forces her into a tough decision.

  • Alice - The Great Escape (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    The Great Escape

    A cross-country trucker's former partner gets a waitressing job at the diner.

  • Alice - Macho, Macho Mel (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    Macho, Macho Mel

    While taking out the garbage, Mel has an encounter with a little old lady who catches him by surprise when she mugs him. However, when Mel recounts the story, she suddenly becomes four thugs. Mel quickly eats his words when the she is captured.

  • Alice - Carrie Chickens Out (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    Carrie Chickens Out

    Mel comes to work one day and is surprised to find his mother Carrie has come to town for another visit. She quickly takes over the diner and starts running the kitchen herself.

  • Alice - Alice's Son the Drop-Out (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    Alice's Son the Drop-Out

    Exhausted from working a night job, Tommy misses his first college class.

  • Alice - Bye Bye Birdie (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Bye Bye Birdie

    Vera is finally able to pay for her pet parrot, Birdie. When Birdie imitates everything Mel says, Mel yells and the parrot dies.

  • Alice - The Jerry Reed Fish Story (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    The Jerry Reed Fish Story

    Mel's chance to meet Dolly Parton is almost ruined by a fish.

  • Alice - Vera Goes Out on a Limb (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Vera Goes Out on a Limb

    Vera chains herself to the limb of a tree to keep it from being chopped down.

  • Alice - Alice Locks Belle Out (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Alice Locks Belle Out

    Belle finds herself out on the doorstep until Alice's "Sam Butler" saves the day.

  • Alice - Henry's Bitter Half (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Henry's Bitter Half

    Henry's wife has been extra nice to him making him think she is having an affair, so to get back at her he claims he is having an affair with Alice.

  • Alice - Carrie Sings the Blues (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Carrie Sings the Blues

    Carrie's marriage is almost destroyed because of Mel's selfishness.

  • Alice - The New Improved Mel (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    The New Improved Mel

    Mel turns over a new leaf after attending an old Navy buddy's funeral.

  • Alice - Tommy's T.K.O. (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Tommy's T.K.O.

    Tommy is dismissed from school after Mel shows him how to fight.

  • Alice - Vera's Aunt Agatha (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Vera's Aunt Agatha

    Mel ruins Vera's plans to take off for Mexico with her free-spirited aunt.

  • Alice - Hello Vegas, Goodbye Diner (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Hello Vegas, Goodbye Diner

    Mel announces to the waitresses that he has gambled away the diner.

  • Alice - Dog Day Evening (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Dog Day Evening

    The staff is trapped in the diner with two guard dogs.

  • Alice - Mel and the Green Machine (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Mel and the Green Machine

    Alice becomes Mel's conscience when he accidentally receives thousands of dollars from an automatic teller.

  • Alice - Here Comes Alice Cottontail (Season 4 Episode 24)
    Season 4 Episode 24:

    Here Comes Alice Cottontail

    Alice dons a rabbit costume and checks up on Tommy, who is spending Easter vacation at Mel's apartment.

  • Alice - Cook's Tour (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:

    Cook's Tour

    Mel's greed gets him into trouble with a woman and her bodybuilder brother.

  • Alice - Profit Without Honor (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    Profit Without Honor

    Mel's financial troubles almost cost his waitresses a salary cut.

  • Alice - Vera, the Vamp (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    Vera, the Vamp

    Vera begs Belle to transform her into a sex goddess after Brian is inattentive so she can attract men. Soon Vera tries out her new look at work.

  • Alice - One Too Many Girls (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    One Too Many Girls

    Belle decides to take over Alice and Vera's boyfriends and the running of the diner.

  • Alice - For Whom the Belle Toils (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    For Whom the Belle Toils

    Alice and Vera beg Mel to hire a replacement for Flo, meanwhile the diner gets a visit from past waitress Belle, an aspiring song writer.

  • Alice - Flo's Farewell (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Flo's Farewell

    Flo has mixed emotions about accepting a fantastic job in another city.

  • Alice - Auld Acquaintances Should Be Forgot (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Auld Acquaintances Should Be Forgot

    After his wife walks out on him, Mel's old Army buddy turns up at the diner.

  • Alice - My Funny Valentine Tux (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    My Funny Valentine Tux

    Flo saves the day for tux-less Tommy when she outfits him for a dance.

  • Alice - Carrie's Wedding (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Carrie's Wedding

    Mel is excited when he hears that his mother plans on remarrying until he meets his new step father, who is his age.

  • Alice - Alice Beats the Clock (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Alice Beats the Clock

    Mel sparks a controversy when he installs a punch clock in the diner.

  • Alice - Alice in TV Land (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Alice in TV Land

    Tommy appears on a talk show and calls Mel a cheapskate, Alice a nag, and says that Flo is the person he most admires. Vera is upset when she isn't even mentioned.

  • Alice - Good Buddy Flo (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Good Buddy Flo

    Flo tries to prove to her new boyfriend that she can drive a semi.

  • Alice - Mel, the Magi (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Mel, the Magi

    Mel saves Christmas for all of his friends when he turns into a real Santa Claus.

  • Alice - My Cousin, Art Carney (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    My Cousin, Art Carney

    Vera finds out that she is a distant cousin of Art Carney. Mel decides that he wants Art to endorse his chili and call it Chili con Carney.

  • Alice - Cabin Fever (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Cabin Fever

    Alice, Flo and Vera are surprised by the arrival of Mel and his date when they retreat to a cabin for a weekend.

  • Alice - Mel's in the Kitchen With Dinah (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Mel's in the Kitchen With Dinah

    The girls want to go when Mel is invited to cook his chili on the "Dinah Shore" show.

  • Alice - Carrie Sharples Strikes Again (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Carrie Sharples Strikes Again

    Bedridden from a bad back, Mel lets his mother run the diner and she doubles the business.

  • Alice - Little Alice Bluenose (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Little Alice Bluenose

    Alice is shocked to learn that her new beau is posing nude in art classes.

  • Alice - Flo's Chili Reception (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Flo's Chili Reception

    Flo's romance sours when she refuses to give her new boyfriend what he wants -- Mel's secret chili recipe.

  • Alice - Vera Robs the Cradle (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Vera Robs the Cradle

    Tommy develops a crush on Vera after going out on a "date" with her.

  • Alice - Mel Loves Marie (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Mel Loves Marie

    Mel proposes to his girlfriend, Marie. He then worries and decides to get a prenuptial agreement drawn up, but Marie refuses to sign.

  • Alice - Mona Lisa Alice (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Mona Lisa Alice

    Mel orders the waitresses to smile at all times, which is complicated by Tommy's efforts to push his mother and her new boyfriend Greg into marriage.

  • Alice - Has Anyone Here Seen Telly? (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Has Anyone Here Seen Telly?

    Telly Savalas stops into the diner to use the phone, but only Vera is there to witness it. No one believes her and she quits in a huff.

  • Alice - Flo Finds Her Father (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:

    Flo Finds Her Father

    Flo's cool reception of her visiting father shocks Alice and Vera.

  • Alice - My Fair Vera (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    My Fair Vera

    Vera makes an unsuccessful attempt at breaking into show business.

  • Alice - If the Shoe Fits (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    If the Shoe Fits

    Alice auditions for a role in a local theatrical production and winds up falling for the director.

  • Alice - The Last Stow It (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    The Last Stow It

    Alice disguises herself as a mobster in an effort to get the diner's new owner to give it back to Mel.

  • Alice - The Last Stow It (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    The Last Stow It

    Mel finds a buyer for the diner and decides to start living the good life.

  • Alice - Alice's Decision (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Alice's Decision

    A case of the hiccups nixes Alice's chance of breaking into show business.

  • Alice - Vera's Broken Heart (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Vera's Broken Heart

    Vera's broken heart is cured by her three friends and a delivery boy.

  • Alice - Mel Grows Up (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Mel Grows Up

    Mel's pushy mother, Carrie, stops by Phoenix to visit her son and announces that she plans to stay for the entire winter. Mel quickly finds that living with his mother again is too close for comfort but is unable to stand up to her.

  • Alice - Tommy's First Love (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Tommy's First Love

    Alice and Tommy argue over his constant phone usage calling his new girlfriend. When she grounds him, both Tommy and his girlfriend run away from home.

  • Alice - The Fourth Time Around (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    The Fourth Time Around

    Mel's brother, an old flame of Flo's, shows up after his third divorce.

  • Alice - Sweet Charity (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Sweet Charity

    Alice and her boyfriend offer Flo and Vera tickets to a charity ball.

  • Alice - What're You Doing New Year's Eve? (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    What're You Doing New Year's Eve?

    Dateless for New Year's Eve, Flo is recruited to work in the diner.

  • Alice - The Principal of the Thing (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    The Principal of the Thing

    Alice causes problems for Tommy when she starts dating his high-school principal.

  • Alice - A Slight Case of ESP (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    A Slight Case of ESP

    No one believes that Vera has ESP until she successfully predicts five events.

  • Alice - The Happy Hoofers (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    The Happy Hoofers

    Mel fires Alice when she takes a job as a singing messenger to finance Tommy's education.

  • Alice - Who Ordered the Hot Turkey? (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Who Ordered the Hot Turkey?

    Mel has troubles with turkeys when he stays open on Thanksgiving.

  • Alice - Mel's in a Family Way (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Mel's in a Family Way

    The waitresses try to cheer up Mel when he becomes upset over not having a family.

  • Alice - Better Never Than Late (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Better Never Than Late

    Alice is left in charge as Mel decides to take a nap in the storeroom. She finds herself face to face with a pistol waving robber who demands all the money.

  • Alice - What Happened to the Class of '78? (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    What Happened to the Class of '78?

    Prompted by Vera's high-school reunion, Flo decides to go to night school.

  • Alice - Block Those Kicks (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Block Those Kicks

    The waitresses come together to help Mel quit gambling by giving up their own vices after they discover that he lost his car to his bookie.

  • Alice - Vera's Popcorn Romance (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Vera's Popcorn Romance

    Vera has been going to the movies with new beau Brian, and lets slip she may move in with him. Alice and Flo are afraid she is moving too fast when she refuses to bring him to the diner to meet everyone.

  • Alice - Citizen Mel (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Citizen Mel

    Mel witnesses a robbery and believes the thief is now after him.

  • Alice - Car Wars (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Car Wars

    Mel sells his old car to the waitresses, then tries to get it back when he gets a better offer.

  • Alice - Take Him, He's Yours (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Take Him, He's Yours

    Mel boasts that he could do a better job at raising Tommy, and a frustrated Alice allows him Tommy to move in with him and try.

  • Alice - Earthquake (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:


    Vera is convinced that a Native American's prediction that an earthquake will rock Phoenix will come true and everyone is rattled, particularly Alice who has never experienced an earthquake before.

  • Alice - Mel's Recession (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    Mel's Recession

    The diner has lost money and Mel's accountant suggests he fire one of the waitresses. It soon becomes a competition to see who won't get fired.

  • Alice - The Bus (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    The Bus

    Mel learns that his diner will be a meal stop on a bus route.

  • Alice - Star in the Storeroom (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Star in the Storeroom

    Jerry Reed gets stuck in Mel's Diner when he drops by with some concert tickets.

  • Alice - Don't Lock Now (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Don't Lock Now

    The waitresses spend a holiday weekend locked up with Mel in the diner's storeroom.

  • Alice - Mel's Big Five-O (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Mel's Big Five-O

    Mel is disappointed when an expected surprise party for his 50th birthday never happens.

  • Alice - The Cuban Connection (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    The Cuban Connection

    A famous philandering fashion photographer (guest star Desi Arnaz) complicates the waitresses' lives.

  • Alice - Florence of Arabia (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Florence of Arabia

    Flo is excited that her latest boyfriend has been wining and dining her and lavishing her with expensive gifts. Alice is excited for Flo but she is in for a shock she learns that he intends to make Flo his fourth wife and have her join his harem.

  • Alice - The Reporter (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    The Reporter

    An investigative reporter who fears for his life takes refuge in Mel's Diner.

  • Alice - Love Me, Love My Horse (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Love Me, Love My Horse

    Flo's rodeo-riding brother falls for Alice, causing his horse to feel rejected.

  • Alice - The Pharmacist (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    The Pharmacist

    The gang at Mel's becomes upset when a young man complains about food additives.

  • Alice - Close Encounters of the Worst Kind (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Close Encounters of the Worst Kind

    Alice's psychology course causes a lot of friction at the diner.

  • Alice - Love Is a Free Throw (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Love Is a Free Throw

    A high school basketball player falls for Alice when Tommy invites him over for dinner. He slips into depression when she refuses to go to the prom with him.

  • Alice - The Eyes of Texas (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    The Eyes of Texas

    Flo's vanity fights with her need to get glasses. When she finally agrees, J.V. tells her he is married. Flo is convinced it is because of the glasses.

  • Alice - Oh, George Burns! (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Oh, George Burns!

    Vera believes that God has visited when George Burns drops by the diner.

  • Alice - A Semi-Merry Christmas (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    A Semi-Merry Christmas

    Mel hits on a unique scheme to give everyone a white Christmas.

  • Alice - Love Is Sweeping the Counter (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Love Is Sweeping the Counter

    Alice and Vera are stunned when it seems that Flo and Mel have become more than friends, but both go to Alice to try and break off the new relationship.

  • Alice - That Old Black Magic (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    That Old Black Magic

    Mel injures his back at Alice's apartment and has to stay there for two weeks.

  • Alice - Sixty Minutes Man (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Sixty Minutes Man

    Alice discovers that one of the diner's regulars may be a gangster.

  • Alice - Single Belles (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Single Belles

    Alice, Flo, and Vera have a girls night out. At a singles bar Alice and Flo each meet a great guy, only to discover they have been talking to the same guy.

  • Alice - Alice by Moonlight (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Alice by Moonlight

    Alice is moonlighting as a singer, and the lack of sleep is making her tardy.

  • Alice - 86 the Waitresses (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    86 the Waitresses

    Mel hires a man to work at the diner for more money than he is paying the waitresses.

  • Alice - The Indian Taker (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    The Indian Taker

    An elderly American Indian claims that the diner is built on his tribal burial grounds and announces that he has come there to die.

  • Alice - The Second Time 'Round (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Second Time 'Round

    Alice encounters a flasher and Flo faces a handsome ex-husband who wants another divorce.

  • Alice - Mel's Happy Burger (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Mel's Happy Burger

    Alice is given the chance to star in a television commercial for Mel's diner.

  • Alice - The Bundle (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    The Bundle

    Alice must scrimp to come up with money for Tommy's braces and Mel needs a new refrigerator. Flo finds a paper bag with $40,000 cash in it and it seems everyone's money woes are over.

  • Alice - Mel's Cup (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Mel's Cup

    Alice resorts to burglary when she can't convince Mel that charity begins at home.

  • Alice - A Night to Remember (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    A Night to Remember

    Alice and Flo play cupid for Vera when she becomes depressed that she is alone as her birthday approaches.

  • Alice - The Odd Couple (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    The Odd Couple

    Circumstances force Flo and Alice to temporarily become roommates.

  • Alice - The Pain of No Return (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    The Pain of No Return

    Alice is shocked when an IRS agent shows up to tell her that her deceased husband owed back taxes and that she must pay them back in a week.

  • Alice - The Hex (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    The Hex

    Alice confronts a woman who has been stealing silverware form the diner, who puts a hex on her. Alice laughs it off at first, but then begins to question if there could be something to it.

  • Alice - The Failure (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The Failure

    A robbery heist goes awry for a clumsy inept robber must contend with a pregnant woman going into labor in the diner, a stuck cash register and a police stakeout.

  • Alice - The Accident (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    The Accident

    When Mel takes a trip to Las Vegas, he leaves the keys to his treasured car. Flo borrows the car for a quick errand, but gets in an accident. The waitresses try to hide the fact form Mel when he returns early.

  • Alice - Mel's in Love (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Mel's in Love

    Mel falls for a hitchhiker who decides to continue on to California, leaving Alice to console Mel. She soon finds that Mel seems to have may have moved on, to her.

  • Alice - Vera's Mortician (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Vera's Mortician

    Alice discovers that Vera's new beau is married with a child, before she can tell Vera, she announces her engagement.

  • Alice - Mother-in-Law (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:


    When Rose's visit looks to be turning into a permanent situation, Alice calls her father-in-law, Charlie and begs him to take Rose back.

  • Alice - Mother-in-Law (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:


    Alice is not happy when she receives word that her mother-in-law, Rose Hyatt, is coming for a visit. She quickly gets annoyed at Rose's overbearing nature.

  • Alice - Who Killed Bugs Bunny? (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Who Killed Bugs Bunny?

    Alice is torn between letting her son be "one of the boys" and compromising her principles.

  • Alice - The Dilemma (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The Dilemma

    Flo tries to talk Alice out of accepting a marriage proposal.

  • Alice - Good Night Sweet Vera (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Good Night Sweet Vera

    Alice and Flo come to the rescue when Vera decides that life isn't worth living.

  • Alice - Big Daddy Dawson's Coming (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Big Daddy Dawson's Coming

    Flo's first husband is in town and she is convinced that his womanizing days are over, until he makes a pass at Alice.

  • Alice - Sex Education (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Sex Education

    Alice decides it is time to have the "facts of life" talk with Tommy, but discovers that he is already taking a sex education class in school.

  • Alice - The Last Review (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Last Review

    While Mel is on vacation, Alice takes over the diner with disastrous results.

  • Alice - A Call to Arms (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    A Call to Arms

    When an obscene caller threatens Alice's life on an answering machine, she decides to take Flo's advice and get a gun.

  • Alice - Pay the Fifty Dollars (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Pay the Fifty Dollars

    Alice makes quite an impression after a one-night singing engagement in a local nightclub.

  • Alice - A Piece of the Rock (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    A Piece of the Rock

    Alice learns that her late husband named another woman as his life-insurance beneficiary.

  • Alice - Alice Gets a Pass (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Alice Gets a Pass

    Mel's college buddy Jack Newhouse comes to visit. Flo senses the attraction between Jack and Alice and pushes them to go on a date.

  • Alice - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    A young widow starting a new life in Phoenix gets a job as a waitress at a roadside diner.