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Alice (1976-1985)



Alice

(1976-1985)

30 minutes

Comedy / Sitcom

Created by Robert Getchell

Cast:

Linda Lavin as Alice Hyatt
Vic Tayback as Mel Sharples 
Philip McKeon as Tommy Hyatt
Polly Holliday as Florence Jean 'Flo ' Castleberry 
Beth Howland as Vera Louise Gorman
Diane Ladd as Isabelle 'Belle' Dupree 
Celia Weston as Jolene Hunnicutt
Charles Levin as Elliot Novak
Marvin Kaplan as Henry Beesmeyer
Dave Madden as Earl Hicks
Victoria Carroll as Marie Massey, Mel's girlfriend
Martha Raye as Carrie Sharples, Mel's mother
Doris Roberts as Mona Spivak, Alice's mother 
Robert Picardo as Officer Maxwell, Elliott's partner 
Pat Cranshaw as Andy 

Notable guest stars:

Eve Arden, Desi Arnaz, Fred Berry, Joan Blondell, George Burns, Ruth Buzzi, Robert Goulet, Joel Grey, Eileen Heckart, Florence Henderson, Jay Leno, Nancy McKeon, Frank Nelson, Donald O'Conner, Jerry Reed, Debbie Reynolds, Telly Savalas and Jerry Stiller.

202 episodes aired on CBS from August 31, 1976 to March 19, 1985.

Alice was an American sitcom based on the film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore directed by Martin Scorsese and staring Ellen Burstyn.  Following the story portrayed in the film, Alice is a widow and aspiring singer who is attempting to get to Los Angeles with her son to start a singing career.  Car problems force her to stop outside of Phoenix and take a job as a waitress at a greasy spoon called Mel’s.  Alice finds camaraderie with her fellow waitresses Flo and Vera and what started as a temporary pit stop becomes a very different life for Alice. 

Episodes:

Season One
 
1.      Pilot 8/31/1976

2.      Alice Gets a Pass 9/29/1976
 
3.      A Piece of the Rock 10/6/1976

4.      Pay the Fifty Dollars 10/13/1976

5.      A Call to Arms 10/20/1976

6.      The Last Review 10/27/1976

7.      Sex Education 11/6/1976
 
8.      Big Daddy Dawson's Coming 11/13/1976

9.      Good Night Sweet Vera 11/20/1976

10.     The Dilemma 11/27/1976

11.     Who Killed Bugs Bunny? 12/4/1976

12.     Mother-in-Law (1) 12/11/1976
 
13.     Mother-in-Law (2) 12/18/1976

14.     Vera's Mortician 12/25/1976

15.     Mel's in Love 1/15/1977

16.     The Accident 1/22/1977

17.     The Failure 1/29/1977
 
18.     The Hex 2/5/1977

19.     The Pain of No Return 2/12/1977

20.     The Odd Couple 2/26/1977

21.     A Night to Remember 3/5/1977

22.     Mel's Cup 3/12/1977

23.     The Bundle 3/19/1977

24.     Mel's Happy Burger 3/26/1977

Season Two
 
25.     The Second Time 'Round 10/2/1977

26.     The Indian Taker 10/9/1977
 
27.     86 the Waitresses 10/23/1977

28.     Alice by Moonlight 10/30/1977

29.     Single Belles 11/6/1977

30.     The Sixty Minutes Man 11/13/1977

31.     That Old Back Magic 12/4/1977
 
32.     Love is Sweeping the Counter 12/11/1977

33.     A Semi- Merry Christmas 12/18/1977

34.     Oh!  George Burns 1/1/1978

35.     The Eyes of Texas 1/8/1978

36.     Love is a Free Throw 1/15/1978
 
37.     Close Encounters of the Worst Kind 1/22/1978

38.     The Pharmacist 1/29/1978

39.     Love Me, Love My Horse 2/5/1978

40.     Florence of Arabia 2/19/1978

41.     The Cuban Connection 2/26/1978
 
42.     Mel's Big Five-0 3/5/1978

43.     Don't Lock Now 3/12/1978

44.     The Star in the Storeroom 3/19/1978

45.     Mel's Recession 4/2/1978

46.     Earthquake 4/9/1978
 
47.     The Reporter

48.     The Bus 

Season Three
 
49.     Take Him, He's Yours 9/24/1978

50.     Car Wars 10/1/1978

51.     Citizen Mel 10/8/1978
 
52.     Vera's Popcorn Romance 10/15/1978

53.     Block Those Kicks 10/22/1978

54.     What Happened to the Class of '78? 10/29/1978

55.     Better Never Than Late 11/5/1978
 
56.     Mel's in a Family Way 11/11/1978

57.     Who Ordered the Hot Turkey? 11/19/1978

58.     The Happy Hoofers 11/26/1978

59.     A Slight Case of ESP 12/3/1978

60.     The Principal of the Thing 12/10/1978
 
61.     What're You Doing New Year's Eve? 12/31/1978

62.     Sweet Charity 1/14/1979

63.     The Fourth Time Around 1/21/1979

64.     Tommy's First Love 1/28/1979

65.     Mel Grows Up 2/5/1979
 
66.     Vera's Broken Heart 2/18/1979

67.     Alice's Decision 2/25/1979

68.     The Last Stow It (1) 3/11/1979

69.     The Last Stow It (2) 3/11/1979

70.     If the Shoe Fits 3/18/1979
 
71.     My Fair Vera 3/25/1979

72.     Flo Finds Her Father 4/1/1979

Season Four
 
73.     Has Anyone Here Seen Telly? 9/23/1979

74.     Mona Lisa Alice 9/30/1979
 
75.     Mel Loves Marie 10/7/1979

76.     Vera Robs the Cradle 10/21/1979

77.     Flo 's Chili Reception 10/28/1979

78.     Little Alice Bluenose 11/4/1979

79.     Carrie Sharples Strikes Again 11/11/1979
 
80.     Mel's in the Kitchen With Dinah 11/18/1979

81.     Cabin Fever 12/2/1979

82.     My Cousin, Art Carney 12/9/1979

83.     Mel, the Magi 12/23/1979

84.     Good Buddy Flo 1/6/1980
 
85.     Alice in TV Land 1/13/1980

86.     Alice Beats the Clock 1/27/1980

87.     Carrie's Wedding 2/3/1980

88.     My Funny Valentine Tux 2/10/1980

89.     Auld Acquaintances Should Be Forgot 2/17/1980
 
90.     Flo 's Farewell 2/24/1980

91.     For Whom the Belle Toils 3/2/1980

92.     One Too Many Girls 3/9/1980

93.     Vera, the Vamp 3/16/1980

94.     Profit Without Honor 3/23/1980
 
95.     Cook's Tour 3/30/1980

96.     Here Comes Alice Cottontail 4/6/1980

Season Five
 
97.     Mel and the Green Machine 11/2/1980

98.     Dog Day Evening 11/9/1980

99.     Vegas (1) 11/16/1980

100.    Vegas (2) 11/16/1980

101.    Vera's Aunt Agatha 11/23/1980

102.    Tommy's T.K.O. 11/30/1980

103.    The New Improved Mel 12/7/1980

104.    Carrie Sings the Blues 12/21/1980

105.    Henry's Bitter Half 1/4/1981

106.    Alice Locks Belle Out 1/11/1981

107.    Vera Goes Out on a Limb 1/18/1981
 
108.    The Jerry Reed Fish Story 2/1/1981

109.    Bye Bye, Birdie 2/8/1981

110.    Alice's Son, the Drop-out 2/15/1981

111.    Carrie Chickens Out 2/22/1981

112.    Macho, Macho Mel 3/8/1981
 
113.    The Great Escape 3/15/1981

114.    Alice Strikes Up the Band 3/29/1981

115.    Who's Kissing the Great Chef of Phoenix? 4/5/1981

116.    Baby Makes Five 5/3/1981
 


Season Six
 
117.    Bet a Million, Mel 10/4/1981

118.    Guinness on Tap 10/11/1981

119.    Comrade Mel 10/18/1981

120.    Alice's Halloween Surprise 10/25/1981
 
121.    Alice's Big Four-Oh! 11/8/1981

122.    Mel's Cousin, Wendell 11/15/1981

123.    Vera's Bouncing Check 11/29/1981

124.    After Mel's Gone 12/6/1981

125.    Mel's Christmas Carol 12/20/1981
 
126.    The Wild One 12/27/1981

127.    Alice Calls the Shots 1/3/1982

128.    Not with My Niece You Don't 1/17/1982

129.    Vera, Queen of Soaps 1/31/1982

130.    Sharples vs. Sharples 2/7/1982
 
131.    The Valentine's Day Massacre 2/14/1982

132.    The Best Little Waitress in the World 2/21/1982

133.    Alice and the Acorns 3/7/1982

134.    Jolene Hunnicutt, Dynamite Trucker 3/14/1982
 
135.    Mel Wins By a Nose 3/21/1982

136.    Give My Regrets to Broadway 4/4/1982

137.    Vera's Reunion Romance 4/11/1982

138.    Monty Falls for Alice 4/18/1982

139.    Spell Mel's 5/2/1982
 
140.    My Mother the Landlord 5/16/1982

Season Seven
 
141.    Sorry, Wrong Lips 10/6/1982

142.    Do You Take . . . ? 10/13/1982

143.    The Secret of Mel's Diner 10/20/1982
 
144.    Alice at the Palace 10/27/1982

145.    Joel Grey Saves the Day 11/3/1982

146.    Alice's Turkey of a Thanksgiving 11/10/1982

147.    Carrie on the Rebound 1/9/1983

148.    Jolene's Brother Jonas 1/16/1983

149.    Alice Sees the Light 2/28/1983

150.    Vera the Virtuoso 3/7/1983

151.    Alice Faces the Music 3/14/1983

152.    Tommy, the Jailbird 3/21/1983
 
153.    Jolene and the Night Watchman 3/28/1983

154.    Mel's Dream Car 4/11/1983

155.    Come Back Little Sharples 4/17/1983

156.    Vera, the Torch 4/24/1983

157.    The Grass is Always Greener 5/1/1983
 
158.    Tommy Fouls Out 5/15/1983

159.    Vera on the Lam 5/22/1983

160.    Mel's Cousin Wendy? 5/29/1983

161.    Sweet Erasable Mel 6/5/1983

162.    Tommy Hyatt, Business Consultant 6/12/1983
 
163.    Jolene Lets the Cat Out of the Bag 9/18/1983

Season Eight
 
164.    Mel is Hogg-Tied 10/2/1983

165.    Vera's Secret Lover 10/9/1983
 
166.    Jolene Gets Her Wings 10/16/1983

167.    Alice's Blind Date 10/23/1983

168.    It Had to Be Mel 10/30/1983

169.    The Over-the-Hill Girls 11/6/1983

170.    Vera Gets Engaged 11/20/1983
 
171.    Vera's Wedding 11/20/1983

172.    The Robot Wore Pink 12/18/1983

173.    'Tis the Season to Be Jealous 12/25/1983

174.    Tommy Goes Overboard 1/1/1984

175.    Vera, the Horse Thief 1/8/1984
 
176.    Jolene Throws a Curve 1/15/1984

177.    Lies My Mother Told Me 1/29/1984

178.    Alice and the Devoted Dentist 2/12/1984

179.    Alice's Hot Air Romance 3/4/1984

180.    Dollars to Donuts 3/11/1984
 
181.    My Dinner with Debbie 3/18/1984

182.    Vera's Fine Feathered Friends 3/25/1984

183.    Jolene is Stuck on Mel 4/1/1984

184.    Don't Play It Again, Elliot 4/15/1984
 
185.    Mel Spins His Wheels 5/13/1984

186.    Be It Ever So Crowded 5/20/1984

Season Nine
 
187.    Romancing Mister Stone 10/14/1984

188.    Space Sharples 10/28/1984
 
189.    Big, Bad Mel 11/4/1984

190.    Houseful of Hunnicutts 11/18/1984

191.    Tommy's Lost Weekend 11/25/1984

192.    Undercover Mel 12/16/1984

193.    Footloose Mel 12/23/1984
 
194.    Vera's Anniversary Blues 1/8/1985

195.    Kiss the Grill Goodbye 1/15/1985

196.    Vera, the Nightbird 1/22/1985

197.    Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore (1) 1/29/1985
 
198.    Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore (2) 2/5/1985

199.    The Night They Raided Debbie's 2/6/1985

200.    One on One 3/5/1985

201.    Vera's Grounded Gumshoe 3/12/1985
 
202.    Th-th-th-that's All, Folks 3/19/1985




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