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"Alice" (1976) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1976-1985

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Alice: Season 1: Episode 24 -- When Alice Hyatt is given the opportunity to star in a television commercial for Mel's Diner, her gold opportunity quickly turns to brass.

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Writer:
Robert Getchell (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Release Date:
31 August 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character... See more »
Awards:
Won 8 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 22 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Kiss My Grits See more (31 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 130)

Linda Lavin ... Alice Hyatt (202 episodes, 1976-1985)
Beth Howland ... Vera Louise Gorman (202 episodes, 1976-1985)

Vic Tayback ... Mel Sharples (200 episodes, 1976-1985)

Philip McKeon ... Tommy Hyatt (108 episodes, 1976-1985)

Polly Holliday ... Florence Jean 'Flo' Castleberry (90 episodes, 1976-1980)

Celia Weston ... Jolene Hunnicutt (90 episodes, 1981-1985)

Marvin Kaplan ... Henry (82 episodes, 1977-1985)
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Series Directed by
Marc Daniels (86 episodes, 1977-1985)
William Asher (27 episodes, 1977-1979)
John Pasquin (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
Linda Lavin (10 episodes, 1980-1984)
Don Corvan (10 episodes, 1983-1985)
Lee Lochhead (9 episodes, 1979-1981)
Kim Friedman (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Norman Abbott (6 episodes, 1976-1980)
Mel Ferber (6 episodes, 1982-1983)
Alan Rafkin (5 episodes, 1977)
William P. D'Angelo (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Christine Ballard (4 episodes, 1980-1982)
Nancy Walker (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Bruce Bilson (2 episodes, 1976)
Jim Drake (2 episodes, 1976)
Bill Persky (2 episodes, 1976)
James Sheldon (2 episodes, 1976)
Noam Pitlik (2 episodes, 1978)
Nick Havinga (2 episodes, 1981)
Oz Scott (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Writing credits
Robert Getchell (202 episodes, 1976-1985)
Bob Fisher (40 episodes, 1977-1981)
Arthur Marx (40 episodes, 1977-1981)
Mark Egan (26 episodes, 1979-1985)
Mark Solomon (26 episodes, 1979-1985)
Tom Whedon (24 episodes, 1977-1981)
Linda Morris (21 episodes, 1980-1985)
Vic Rauseo (21 episodes, 1980-1985)
Gail Honigberg (11 episodes, 1981-1984)
Bob Bendetson (11 episodes, 1983-1985)
Howard Bendetson (11 episodes, 1983-1985)
Charles Isaacs (9 episodes, 1978-1981)
David Silverman (9 episodes, 1983-1985)
Stephen Sustarsic (9 episodes, 1983-1985)
Arnold Kane (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
R.S. Allen (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Chet Dowling (5 episodes, 1982)
Sandy Krinski (5 episodes, 1982)
Harvey Bullock (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Art Baer (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ben Joelson (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Martin Donovan (3 episodes, 1976)
Roy Kammerman (3 episodes, 1977)
Chris Hayward (3 episodes, 1978)
Cindy Begel (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Lesa Kite (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Lloyd Garver (2 episodes, 1976)
Bruce Johnson (2 episodes, 1976)
Bob Carroll Jr. (2 episodes, 1977-1985)
Madelyn Davis (2 episodes, 1977-1985)
Warren S. Murray (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Dawn Aldredge (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Marion C. Freeman (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Michael Loman (2 episodes, 1978)
George Arthur Bloom (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Bob Brunner (2 episodes, 1981)
Ken Hecht (2 episodes, 1981)
Michael Cassutt (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Barry Gold (2 episodes, 1983)
Lisa A. Bannick (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Jack Carrerow (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Sid Dorfman (2 episodes, 1984)
Harvey Weitzman (2 episodes, 1984)

Series Produced by
Bob Carroll Jr. .... producer / executive producer (178 episodes, 1977-1985)
Madelyn Davis .... producer / executive producer (178 episodes, 1977-1985)
Mark Egan .... producer (62 episodes, 1982-1985)
Mark Solomon .... producer (62 episodes, 1982-1985)
Jerry Madden .... co-producer (33 episodes, 1978-1982)
Linda Morris .... producer (24 episodes, 1981-1982)
Vic Rauseo .... producer (24 episodes, 1981-1982)
R.S. Allen .... executive producer (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
William P. D'Angelo .... executive producer (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
Harvey Bullock .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bruce Johnson .... producer (2 episodes, 1976)

Thomas Kuhn .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
V. Dale Palmer (12 episodes, 1978-1984)
 
Series Film Editing by
Andy Zall (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jerry Davis (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Rich Blankinship (2 episodes, 1978)
Tucker Wiard (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
 
Series Casting by
Vivian McRae (10 episodes, 1978-1983)
 
Series Art Direction by
Thomas Azzari (12 episodes, 1978-1984)
Lynn Griffin (11 episodes, 1978-1984)
Scott Ritenour (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Hub Braden (70 episodes, 1978-1984)
Sidney Clifford (5 episodes, 1976-1980)
Ed Baer (5 episodes, 1980-1984)
 
Series Costume Design by
Patricia Landis (12 episodes, 1978-1984)
Jac McAnelly (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sylvia Surdu .... hair stylist / key hair stylist (8 episodes, 1978-1984)
Rosalind Mercier .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1978-1983)
Hazel Catmull .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1978-1979)

Dulcie Smith .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Michael McDaniel .... production supervisor (1 episode, 1976)
Jerry Madden .... production consultant (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christine Ballard .... associate director / assistant director (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Randy Winburn .... associate director (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Don Corvan .... associate director (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
 
Series Art Department
Gilbert Spragg .... property master (197 episodes, 1976-1985)
Louis Zamora .... labor foreman (14 episodes, 1977-1985)
 
Series Sound Department
Bill MacMeekin .... audio / sound (9 episodes, 1978-1980)
Gordon Klimuck .... audio / sound (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Don Helvey .... audio (1 episode, 1983)

Jerry Clemans .... post-production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Ken Speed .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Don McCuaig .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jay Nefcy .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1976)

Tom Tcimpidis .... video controller (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jac McAnelly .... costumes (1 episode, 1976)
 
Series Music Department
Alan Bergman .... lyricist: theme music (202 episodes, 1976-1985)
Marilyn Bergman .... lyricist: theme music / theme: lyric by (202 episodes, 1976-1985)
David Shire .... composer: theme music (202 episodes, 1976-1985)
 
Series Transportation Department
Gina August .... driver (21 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Other crew
Susie Gunter .... script supervisor (106 episodes, 1980-1985)
Don Corvan .... stage manager (10 episodes, 1978-1980)
Bob Fisher .... executive script consultant / executive story editor / ... (10 episodes, 1978-1980)
Arthur Marx .... executive script consultant / executive story editor / ... (10 episodes, 1978-1980)
Tom Whedon .... executive story editor (8 episodes, 1978-1980)
A.J. Cunningham .... technical director (6 episodes, 1978-1980)
Charles Isaacs .... executive story supervisor (6 episodes, 1978-1980)
Linda Morris .... script consultant / story consultant (5 episodes, 1980)
Vic Rauseo .... script consultant / story consultant (5 episodes, 1980)
Arnold Kane .... executive story editor (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Paul Rose .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Christine Ballard .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1978)
Lee Lochhead .... associate director (2 episodes, 1978)
Roz Doyle .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1979)
George Arthur Bloom .... executive script consultant (2 episodes, 1980)
Paula Burr .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1980)
Mark Egan .... script consultant (2 episodes, 1980)
Mark Solomon .... script consultant (2 episodes, 1980)
Bob Bendetson .... executive script consultant / script consultant (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Howard Bendetson .... executive script consultant / script consultant (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Gail Honigberg .... executive story editor (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Katherine Rosenwink .... assistant to executive producers (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
David Silverman .... script consultant / story consultant (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Stephen Sustarsic .... script consultant / story consultant (2 episodes, 1983-1984)

Gary Markowitz .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Mark Miller .... technical director (unknown episodes)
 

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30 min (202 episodes) | West Germany:30 min (113 episodes)
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Trivia:
Henry's wife Chloe was talked about for years before she was finally seen. In her only appearance she was played by Ruth Buzzi.See more »
Quotes:
Florence Jean Castleberry:When donkeys fly!See more »
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Soundtrack:
There's a New Girl in TownSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Kiss My Grits, 31 January 2008
Author: getyourdander from United States

This is a show which started very strong created upon the concept of the book & the movie Alice Doesn't Live here Any More. It originally aired on CBS starting in the middle of the 1970's. The cast & the material were both very strong.

Linda Lavin was an ideal Alice, divorcée with a young son played by Philip Mekeon. She worked at Mel's (Vic Tayback's) diner out somewhere on the highway near Arizona. She worked with Vera & Flo (Polly Holiday). Vera was a classic case of a neurotic trying to make sense of why she was there without too much in the upstairs department except enough sense to stay out of trouble.

Flo early on, made this show a success. She was the wise woman with no virtue who could rarely say no to any man who came on to her who she found at all appealing. She did say no to Mel often because his character & hers were in constant conflict at work & their war, though friendly was sharp as it is Mel who usually would poke fun at Flo & then flow would retort with the famous "kiss my grits, Mel."

The first few seasons, the show scripts were sharp & would focus on issues between the characters. The last year or two, the scripts got terrible & when they brought in major guest stars like Art Carney, even the guests has trouble with the poor material. Alice's son disappeared the last season or so which took an edge away from the scripts too.

Another thing is that "there's a new girl in town" theme really wore out it's welcome the last season. Flo's novelty had worn out by then too.

This is why the series ended as the ratings lagged as the series weakened the last season.

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