Mel's Diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. Alice Hyatt an aspiring singer arrives with teenage son after the death of her truck-driver husband. Mel gives her a job as a waitress. Her fellow waitresses are naive and not too attractive Vera and the raucous red-headed Flo who is later replaced by Belle who is herself replaced by the spunky, curly-haired Jolene.
Last Episode09x16 Th-th-th-that's All, Folks Aired: Mar. 19, 1985
This retrospective features the best of Alice as the gang gathers at the diner for one last day to reminisce after Mel informs the gang that …
Series Fun Facts
- When Diane Ladd left the series, her absence was explained by having Belle finally sell one of her songs and moving away to become a professional songwriter.
- Mel's Diner is called "Mel and Ruby's Diner" in the first episode which was the name of the diner in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
- Flo's favorite expression was "Kiss my grits!"