Alice was based on the 1975 film, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. 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. The other two waitresses, in the beginning were Flo and Vera. Flo was the man-hungry southern belle, who's favorite saying was "Kiss My Grits." The other waitress, Vera, was shy and quiet and somewhat, as Mel put it, "dingy." Flo left in 1980 for her own series and was replaced by Belle who was later replaced by Jolene.
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Th-th-th-that's All, Folks 09x16
Vera's Grounded Gumshoe 09x15
Elliot quits the police force after he accidentally shoots himself.
One on One 09x14
Mel offers to train Jolene when she decides to try out for a spot on a women's basketball team.
The Night They Raided Debbie's 09x13
Vera and Elliot rent their spare room to their tyranical one-time landlady.
Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore (2) 09x12
Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore (1) 09x11
Vera, the Nightbird 09x10
Kiss the Grill Goodbye 09x09
Vera's Anniversary Blues 09x08
Footloose Mel 09x07