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
- Mel's nickname for Jolene was "Blondie".
- The favorite dish at Mel's Diner was chili. Art Carney appeared in an episode, where Mel tries to market his chili commercially.
- When Tommy graduated from high school, he went on to Arizona State University where he played for the basketball team.