A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teen-aged son, Tommy, after the death of her truck-driver husband. Alice is hired at a diner owned by Mel Sharples, a gravel-voiced, male-chauvinist fry cook. She works at Mel's Diner as a waitress while awaiting her big break at fame. Alice's fellow waitresses are the raucous, red-headed Flo and the naive Vera. Flo is later replaced by Belle, a Southern blonde, who is herself soon replaced by the spunky, curly-haired Jolene. Alice and her friends experience several interesting years together at Mel's Diner, which is frequented by quirky truck drivers, repairmen, and other blue collar types and by several Hollywood celebrities, who appear as themselves.Written by
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The film was a critical smash; garnering an Oscar for Ellen Burnstein's performance; and making 21 million worldwide. The TV show was a solid hit ; sitting in the top 30 for most of it's run; and garnering a Golden Globe for Linda Lavin's performance. Although it was never a critical smash. See more »
Phoenix, Arizona has some of the highest mean temperatures in the United States. Despite the series being set there, NONE of supporting characters are shown wearing short pants and the cast often dresses as if they were in a more temperate climate even in the middle of summer. See more »
Yes, I do have too much time on my hands, and I enjoy it. Alice is just one of the many programs I enjoy from the 70's era. It may not be an award winner, but to me it's better then some of the new stuff I've seen come out today. The actors play the roles as if they really did exist, natural, and just right. All I can say is, if you like it, you like it, and if you don't, be nice. There's no need to be nasty about what you don't care for.
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