The BEST Episodes of Alice

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2020

Network: CBS

After her husband, Donald, was killed in a truck accident, Alice Hyatt and her 12-year-old son, Tommy, moved out of their home in New Jersey and headed for Hollywood. Alice's dream was to become a singer but for the time being she got work as a waitress in a greasy spoon, Mel's Diner after her car breaks down in Phoenix. Mel was gruff and demanding and constantly bossing his three waitresses around.

Mel's in Love

#1 - Mel's in Love

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 15, 1977

Mel falls in love with a young nature hiker from New Jersey.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Alan Rafkin
Writers: Gary David Goldberg
Florence of Arabia

#2 - Florence of Arabia

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 19, 1978

Flo is courted by a rich Arab (Richard Libertini) who, unknown to her, already has three wives.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Kim Friedman
Writers: Tom Whedon
For Whom the Belle Toils

#3 - For Whom the Belle Toils

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 2, 1980

Mel hires Belle, a Mississippi belle who rings Mel's chimes as ""one of the best waitresses I've ever had."" However, Belle is now aiming for lusher pastures as a country-music writer.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
Writers: Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo
Alice at the Palace

#4 - Alice at the Palace

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 27, 1982

Joel Grey offers his services gratis as the leading man in a musical revue bankrolled by Mel and featuring Alice. Mel, however, has never heard of Grey and gives the role to his bookie.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
Writers: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon
Joel Grey Saves the Day

#5 - Joel Grey Saves the Day

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 3, 1982

Joel Grey walks out after producer Mel turns a revue about New York into a desert musical with tunes like ""Two Tootsies from Tucson"" and ""Ramona from Arizona.""

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1 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
Writers: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon
Alice Sees the Light

#6 - Alice Sees the Light

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 28, 1983

Everyone takes with a grain of salt Alice's claim that she saw a UFO.

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1 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
Writers: Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson
Tommy, the Jailbird

#7 - Tommy, the Jailbird

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 21, 1983

Alice fears that freshman Tommy is abusing his new freedom away from home by majoring in extracurricular activities.

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1 votes
Directors: Mel Ferber
Writers: David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic
Jolene and the Night Watchman

#8 - Jolene and the Night Watchman

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 28, 1983

Jolene can't bring herself to bruise the tender feelings of a bruiser who saved her life and now considers her his girl.

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1 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson
The Grass is Always Greener

#9 - The Grass is Always Greener

Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired May 1, 1983

In role reversals, Mel becomes an employee by accepting an executive position with a catering firm, and the waitresses become owners by buying his diner.

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1 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
Writers: Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo
Mel's Cousin Wendy?

#10 - Mel's Cousin Wendy?

Season 7 - Episode 20 - Aired May 29, 1983

To steal a competitor's secret sauce recipe, Mel persuades his cousin to pose as a woman and apply for a job as a Burger Baby.

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1 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo
Tommy Hyatt, Business Consultant

#11 - Tommy Hyatt, Business Consultant

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired Jun 12, 1983

Using Tommy's marketing advice, Mel increases his business but also learns he's heading for bankruptcy.

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1 votes
Alice's Blind Date

#12 - Alice's Blind Date

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 1983

Alice's dinner date with a high-school flame who's now blind turns into a delightful trip down sensory lane.

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1 votes
Directors: Dolores Ferraro
Writers: Bob Stevens
Vera Gets Engaged

#13 - Vera Gets Engaged

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 20, 1983

Who would have thought Vera would find love in a greasy spoon? Especially with a cop who just ticketed her for jaywalking.

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1 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
Writers: Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson
Vera's Wedding

#14 - Vera's Wedding

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 1983

After a whirlwind courtship, Vera walks down the aisle with her intended.

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1 votes
Writers: Gail Honigberg
Tommy Goes Overboard

#15 - Tommy Goes Overboard

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 1, 1984

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1 votes
Directors: Oz Scott
Writers: Jerry Jacobius, Nick Gore
Jolene Throws a Curve

#16 - Jolene Throws a Curve

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 15, 1984

Trophy winner Jolene throws Mel a curve when she won't pitch on his softball team.

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1 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
Writers: Harvey Weitzman, Sid Dorfman
Dollars to Donuts

#17 - Dollars to Donuts

Season 8 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 11, 1984

After a winning first day at the track, Tommy bets he'll score in the betting business.

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1 votes
Vera's Fine Feathered Friends

#18 - Vera's Fine Feathered Friends

Season 8 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 25, 1984

Vera takes a tumble trying to rescue a nest of baby blue jays from the diner sign before Mel gets to them with a broom.

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1 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
Writers: David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic
Jolene is Stuck on Mel

#19 - Jolene is Stuck on Mel

Season 8 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 1, 1984

Jolene has second thoughts about marrying a TV game show host especially after a dab of permanent glue bonds her firmly to Mel.

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1 votes
Writers: Gail Honigberg
Mel Spins His Wheels

#20 - Mel Spins His Wheels

Season 8 - Episode 22 - Aired May 13, 1984

Mel disdains accommodating the handicapped until two sprained ankles give him a different view, from a wheelchair.

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1 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
Writers: Michael Poryes, Richard Marcus
Be It Ever So Crowded

#21 - Be It Ever So Crowded

Season 8 - Episode 23 - Aired May 20, 1984

Vera and Elliot buy a charming old house that comes complete with fireplace, furniture and antiques one of which is a shocking surprise.

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1 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
Writers: David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic
Romancing Mister Stone

#22 - Romancing Mister Stone

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 14, 1984

Jolene and Vera play Cupid for a dateless Alice by putting an ad in a magazine's personals column.

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1 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
Writers: Cindy Begel, Lesa Kite
Houseful of Hunnicutts

#23 - Houseful of Hunnicutts

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 18, 1984

Jolene loves her family, but finds it too much of a good thing when her father, five brothers, grandmother and family dog park themselves in her one-bedroom apartment.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Don Corvan
Writers: Jack Carrerow, Lisa A. Bannick
Tommy's Lost Weekend

#24 - Tommy's Lost Weekend

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 25, 1984

Alice is worried that Tommy's partying is leading to a serious drinking problem.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson
Undercover Mel

#25 - Undercover Mel

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 16, 1984

At Elliot's suggestion and lured by a $5000 reward, Mel goes undercover to smoke out rustlers selling stolen beef.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
Writers: Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo