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Alice 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1976–1985)
The misadventures and trials of an aspiring singer and her co-workers at a greasy spoon diner.

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Robert Getchell
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Linda Lavin ...  Alice Hyatt / ... 202 episodes, 1976-1985
Beth Howland ...  Vera Louise Gorman 202 episodes, 1976-1985
Vic Tayback ...  Mel Sharples 201 episodes, 1976-1985
Philip McKeon ...  Tommy Hyatt 108 episodes, 1976-1985
Polly Holliday ...  Flo Castleberry 90 episodes, 1976-1980
Celia Weston ...  Jolene Hunnicutt 90 episodes, 1981-1985
Marvin Kaplan ...  Henry 82 episodes, 1978-1985
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Storyline

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 Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alice See more »

Filming Locations:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(202 episodes) | (113 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Florence Jean Castleberry: When donkeys fly!
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Connections

Referenced in Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Feminist Icon (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

There's a New Girl in Town
Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Linda Lavin
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Too much time on my hands.
17 September 1999 | by Manny-31See all my reviews

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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