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
- Flo's favorite expression was "Kiss my grits!"
- Diane Ladd, who who joined the cast in 1980 playing the role of "Belle" Dupree, originally was Flo in the movie "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore".
- 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.