Alice - Episode Guide

Season 1


Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Aug 31, 1976

Mother-in-Law (1)

Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Dec 11, 1976

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.

Mother-in-Law (2)

Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: Dec 18, 1976

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.

Vera's Mortician

Episode: 1x14 | Airdate: Dec 25, 1976

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

Mel's in Love

Episode: 1x15 | Airdate: Jan 15, 1977

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.

The Accident

Episode: 1x16 | Airdate: Jan 22, 1977

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.

The Hex

Episode: 1x18 | Airdate: Feb 5, 1977

Mel's Cup

Episode: 1x22 | Airdate: Mar 12, 1977

The Bundle

Episode: 1x23 | Airdate: Mar 19, 1977

Mel's Happy Burger

Episode: 1x24 | Airdate: Mar 26, 1977

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

Season 2

The Second Time 'Round

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Oct 2, 1977

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

The Sixty Minutes Man

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Nov 13, 1977

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

That Old Back Magic

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Dec 4, 1977

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

Love is Sweeping the Counter

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Dec 11, 1977

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.

The Eyes of Texas

Episode: 2x11 | Airdate: Jan 8, 1978

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.

Love is a Free Throw

Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: Jan 15, 1978

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.

The Reporter

Episode: 2x16 | Airdate: Feb 12, 1978

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

Florence of Arabia

Episode: 2x17 | Airdate: Feb 19, 1978

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.

The Bus

Episode: 2x22 | Airdate: Mar 26, 1978

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

Mel's Recession

Episode: 2x23 | Airdate: 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.


Episode: 2x24 | Airdate: 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.

Season 3

Take Him, He's Yours

Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: 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

Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Oct 1, 1978

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

Vera's Popcorn Romance

Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: 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

Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: 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.

Better Never Than Late

Episode: 3x07 | Airdate: 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.

The Happy Hoofers

Episode: 3x10 | Airdate: 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

Episode: 3x11 | Airdate: Dec 3, 1978

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

The Principal of the Thing

Episode: 3x12 | Airdate: Dec 10, 1978

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

Sweet Charity

Episode: 3x14 | Airdate: Jan 14, 1979

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

The Fourth Time Around

Episode: 3x15 | Airdate: Jan 21, 1979

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

Tommy's First Love

Episode: 3x16 | Airdate: 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.

Mel Grows Up

Episode: 3x17 | Airdate: Feb 5, 1979

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.

If the Shoe Fits

Episode: 3x22 | Airdate: Mar 18, 1979

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

Flo Finds Her Father

Episode: 3x24 | Airdate: Apr 1, 1979

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

Season 4

Has Anyone Here Seen Telly?

Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: Sep 23, 1979

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.

Mel Loves Marie

Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Oct 7, 1979

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

Vera Robs the Cradle

Episode: 4x04 | Airdate: Oct 21, 1979

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

Flo's Chili Reception

Episode: 4x05 | Airdate: Oct 28, 1979

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

Little Alice Bluenose

Episode: 4x06 | Airdate: Nov 4, 1979

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

Carrie Sharples Strikes Again

Episode: 4x07 | Airdate: Nov 11, 1979

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

Mel's in the Kitchen with Dinah

Episode: 4x08 | Airdate: Nov 18, 1979

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

Cabin Fever

Episode: 4x09 | Airdate: Dec 2, 1979

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

My Cousin, Art Carney

Episode: 4x10 | Airdate: Dec 9, 1979

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.

Mel, the Magi

Episode: 4x11 | Airdate: Dec 23, 1979

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

Good Buddy Flo

Episode: 4x12 | Airdate: Jan 6, 1980

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

Alice in TV Land

Episode: 4x13 | Airdate: Jan 13, 1980

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 Beats the Clock

Episode: 4x14 | Airdate: Jan 27, 1980

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

Carrie's Wedding

Episode: 4x15 | Airdate: Feb 3, 1980

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

My Funny Valentine Tux

Episode: 4x16 | Airdate: Feb 10, 1980

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

Flo's Farewell

Episode: 4x18 | Airdate: Feb 24, 1980

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

For Whom the Belle Toils

Episode: 4x19 | Airdate: Mar 2, 1980

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.

Season 5

Vegas (1)

Episode: 5x03 | Airdate: Nov 16, 1980

Vegas (2)

Episode: 5x04 | Airdate: Nov 16, 1980

Season 6

Guinness on Tap

Episode: 6x02 | Airdate: Oct 11, 1981

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.

Comrade Mel

Episode: 6x03 | Airdate: Oct 18, 1981

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

The Valentine's Day Massacre

Episode: 6x15 | Airdate: Feb 14, 1982

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

Season 7

Season 8

Jolene is Stuck on Mel

Episode: 8x20 | Airdate: Apr 1, 1984

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

Season 9

One on One

Episode: 9x14 | Airdate: Mar 5, 1985

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

Vera's Grounded Gumshoe

Episode: 9x15 | Airdate: Mar 12, 1985

Elliot quits the police force after he accidentally shoots himself.