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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Release Date:
31 August 1976 (USA) See more »
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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:
This is the reason why I use an alias... 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)
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 (202 episodes, 1976-1985)
Linda Lavin .... singer: theme music (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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The show may have been loosely based on "Mel's Diner" on NW Grand Ave in Phoenix, Arizona. However, nothing but the lighted sign with the coffee cup was used. Nothing about the set (staged and filmed in Burbank, CA) is even close to the diner's actual interior layout. "Pat's Family Diner" was the original name and since then, has been re-named, "Mel's Diner".See more »
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
This is the reason why I use an alias..., 13 December 2000
Author: MIK7x3 from Toronto, Canada

All right! All right already! I admit it! I used to watch this show because I had a crush on Linda Lavin as a kid! There, the world knows it now! Satisfied!? Now, I watch the reruns because I think the show provides humour that is light and clean and that doesn't make you think too much. Based on the movie "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," Alice Hyatt (Lavin) plays a broke, recently widowed mother of Tommy (Philip McKeon). Her car broke down in Phoenix en route to Hollywood, leaving her stranded in Phoenix. Working for Mel (Vic Tayback) the penurious tubby tyrannical proprietor of Mel's Diner, she befriends fellow waitresses Vera (Beth Howland), an innocent simpleton, and Flo (Polly Holliday), a high octane nymphomaniac whose homespun Texas manner provides the perfect foil for the street tough, New Jersey-bred "new girl in town." Flo is an even better foil for Mel, and never hesitates to retort him with some valuable advice..."Kiss my grits!" The show definitely had a split personality: funny until 1980 when Flo left, and then it went straight downhill for the next five years. Cameo players such as Andy (Pat Crenshaw), Travis (Tom Mahoney), and Henry (Marvin Kaplan) were valuable to the show, as were George Burns, Telly Savalas, Art Carney, and Martha Raye. Equally memorable were some of the one-liners, including "Can you read lips? [Raspberry!]," "Don't be rational when I'm hysterical," and "If we get out of this alive, I'm going to kill you!" One of my favourite episodes revolved around an ex-gangster wanted by the FBI and the mob, coupled with a whiny truckdriver whose rig full of peaches broke down outside the diner. Not the basis of a James Joyce or a Henry Roth novel, but entertaining nonetheless. At least the early episodes were.

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