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After her husband is killed in a trucking accident, Alice packs up the car and her son, Tommy, and heads to Hollywood, dreaming of a singing career. Her car breaks down in Phoenix, forcing her to take a job at Mel's Diner, a greasy spoon where gruff owner Mel barks orders to Alice and her fellow waitresses.

Aug 31, 1976
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All Upcoming Times for Alice

Episode Air Date Channel

The Indian Taker

S02, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 9, 1977)
An elderly American Indian claims that the diner is built on his tribal burial grounds and announces that he has come there to die.

86 the Waitresses

S02, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 23, 1977)
Mel hires a man to work at the diner for more money than he is paying the waitresses.

Mel's Recession

S02, E23  (First Aired: Apr. 2, 1978)
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.


S02, E24  (First Aired: Apr. 9, 1978)
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.

The Reporter

S02, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 12, 1978)
An investigative reporter who fears for his life takes refuge in Mel's Diner.

The Bus

S02, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 26, 1978)
Mel learns that his diner will be a meal stop on a bus route.

Take Him, He's Yours

S03, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 24, 1978)
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.

Car Wars

S03, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 1, 1978)
Mel sells his old car to the waitresses, then tries to get it back when he gets a better offer.

Citizen Mel

S03, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 8, 1978)
Mel witnesses a robbery and believes the thief is now after him.

Vera's Popcorn Romance

S03, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 15, 1978)
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.

Block Those Kicks

S03, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 22, 1978)
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.

What Happened to the Class of '78?

S03, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 29, 1978)
Prompted by Vera's high-school reunion, Flo decides to go to night school.

Alice by Moonlight

S02, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 30, 1977)
Alice is moonlighting as a singer, and the lack of sleep is making her tardy.

Single Belles

S02, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 6, 1977)
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.

Better Never Than Late

S03, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 5, 1978)
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.

Mel's in a Family Way

S03, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 11, 1978)
The waitresses try to cheer up Mel when he becomes upset over not having a family.

Who Ordered the Hot Turkey?

S03, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 19, 1978)
Mel has troubles with turkeys when he stays open on Thanksgiving.

The Happy Hoofers

S03, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 26, 1978)
Mel fires Alice when she takes a job as a singing messenger to finance Tommy's education.

A Slight Case of ESP

S03, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 3, 1978)
No one believes that Vera has ESP until she successfully predicts five events.

The Principal of the Thing

S03, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 10, 1978)
Alice causes problems for Tommy when she starts dating his high-school principal.

Sweet Charity

S03, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 14, 1979)
Alice and her boyfriend offer Flo and Vera tickets to a charity ball.

The Fourth Time Around

S03, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 1979)
Mel's brother, an old flame of Flo's, shows up after his third divorce.

Tommy's First Love

S03, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 28, 1979)
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.