A former Arizona waitress buys a rundown Texas bar.
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Complete series cast summary:
Polly Holliday ...  Flo Castleberry 29 episodes, 1980-1981
Geoffrey Lewis ...  Earl Tucker 29 episodes, 1980-1981
Jim Baker ...  Farley Waters 28 episodes, 1980-1981
Leo Burmester ...  Randy Stumphill 28 episodes, 1980-1981
Stephen Keep Mills ...  Les Kincaid 27 episodes, 1980-1981
Sudie Bond ...  Mama Velma Castleberry 25 episodes, 1980-1981
Lucy Lee Flippin ...  Fran Castleberry 23 episodes, 1980-1981
Joyce Bulifant ...  Miriam Willoughby 20 episodes, 1980-1981
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In this spinoff of "Alice", ex-Mel's Diner waitress Florence Castleberry returns to her hometown of Cowtown, Texas, and, on a dare, buys a dilapidated roadhouse. Renaming the place Flo's Yellow Rose, Flo attempts to fix the place up, turn a profit and deal with the somewhat mixed-up and burned-out customers and employees, including bartender Earl, pianist Les, greedy banker Farley and customer Chester. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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24 March 1980 (USA) See more »

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4:3
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Sudie Bond and Polly Holliday, despite playing mother and daughter, only have a nine year age difference. See more »

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We Loved Flo!
23 April 2007 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Kiss my Grits! was Flo's line to Mel on the Alice show. Let's face it, Flo was a much loved character who overshadowed the show's titled star. Yes, Linda Lavin was great as Alice but Polly Holliday as Flo was a scene stealer with the wise cracking chewing gum attitude and beehive hairstyle. Of course, the show was never meant to be a hit but Flo should have been. I think the show never regained it's moment. It was Alice who played the straight character to funny Flo. I barely remembered the series but I remember Flo as being my favorite. I was thrilled to see her on in her own show but it never got picked up and Alice re casted the third waitress with Diane Ladd and somebody else. Nobody could have replaced Flo, she was truly one of the best television female sidekicks.


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