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
- Whenever any of the waitresses disagreed with Mel, he would often tell them to "Stow it".
- Alice's husband was portrayed violent and abusive in the film "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"(1974). Flashbacks involving the husband and Alice's conversations about the husband referred to…
[show]Alice's husband was portrayed violent and abusive in the film "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"(1974). Flashbacks involving the husband and Alice's conversations about the husband referred to him being abusive. Any references to Alice's husband being abusive were erased from the TV show, though, because it was decided that this would alienate the viewers and detract from Alice's everywoman quality.
- Martin Scorsese directed Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.