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.
- Henry's wife Chloe was talked about for years before she was finally seen. In her only appearance she was played by Ruth Buzzi.
- During the opening credits to the last season an outtake is shown revealing Linda Lavin breaking character and laughing while playing Mrs. Walden.