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Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Year: 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot

31 August 1976
Alice works at Mel's Diner with Flo and Vera. A talent agent comes to town and Alice is hoping for a big break.

Season 1, Episode 2: Alice Gets a Pass

29 September 1976
Alice receives a pass from an ex-football player.

Season 1, Episode 3: A Piece of the Rock

6 October 1976
The beneficiary of her late husband's will pays a visit to Alice.

Season 1, Episode 4: Pay the Fifty Dollars

13 October 1976
Alice is mistakenly arrested for prostitution.

Season 1, Episode 5: A Call to Arms

20 October 1976
An obscene phone caller has Alice considering getting a gun.

Season 1, Episode 6: The Last Review

27 October 1976
A food critic eats at Mel's Diner and dies.

Season 1, Episode 7: Sex Education

6 November 1976
Alice finds a picture of a naked woman in her son's wallet.

Season 1, Episode 8: Big Daddy Dawson's Coming

13 November 1976
Flo's new man makes a pass at Alice.

Season 1, Episode 9: Good Night, Sweet Vera

20 November 1976
Flo and Alice struggle with Vera and her sleeping pills.

Season 1, Episode 10: The Dilemma

27 November 1976
An old boyfriend of Alice's wants her to marry him.

Season 1, Episode 11: Who Killed Bugs Bunny?

4 December 1976
Tommy has a change of heart after a hunting trip.

Season 1, Episode 12: Mother-in-Law: Part 1

11 December 1976
Alice's mother-in-law wants to take up permanent residence in Phoenix.

Season 1, Episode 13: Mother-in-Law: Part 2

18 December 1976
Alice's mother-in-law wants to take up permanent residence in Phoenix.

Season 1, Episode 14: Vera's Mortician

25 December 1976
Vera's new boyfriend is Jerry, a mortician 20 years her senior. But Alice - already creeped out by Jerry's profession - suspects that he hasn't told naive Vera everything about his personal life.

Season 1, Episode 15: Mel's in Love

15 January 1977
A young woman from New Jersey has stolen Mel's heart.

Season 1, Episode 16: The Accident

22 January 1977
Flo totals Mel's car after he entrusts it to the girls while he is away.

Season 1, Episode 17: The Failure

29 January 1977
After a botched robbery, the crook thinks that he is a failure.

Season 1, Episode 18: The Hex

5 February 1977
A gypsy puts a curse on Mel's Diner.

Season 1, Episode 19: The Pain of No Return

12 February 1977
Alice's deceased husband may have never paid his taxes.

Season 1, Episode 20: The Odd Couple

26 February 1977
Flo bunks with Alice after her trailer is stolen.

Season 1, Episode 21: A Night to Remember

5 March 1977
Alice and Flo try some matchmaking with Vera.

Season 1, Episode 22: Mel's Cup

12 March 1977
Mel's trophy is accidentally sent to a rummage sale.

Season 1, Episode 23: The Bundle

19 March 1977
After a bag of money is found at the diner, Alice is the only one interested in returning it.

Season 1, Episode 24: Mel's Happy Burger

26 March 1977
Mel is making a television commercial with Alice.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: The Second Time 'Round

2 October 1977
Flo's third husband shows up at the diner.

Season 2, Episode 2: The Indian Taker

9 October 1977
An Indian claims that Mel's Diner is on sacred Indian ground.

Season 2, Episode 3: 86 the Waitresses

23 October 1977
When a new waiter is making more than the waitresses, they quit.

Season 2, Episode 4: Alice by Moonlight

30 October 1977
Singing in a nightclub in addition to her day job may be too much for Alice.

Season 2, Episode 5: Single Belles

6 November 1977
The girls stop by a new singles bar.

Season 2, Episode 6: The Sixty Minutes Man

13 November 1977
One of the customers at the diner may be a famous gangster.

Season 2, Episode 7: That Old Back Magic

4 December 1977
Mel's back has gone bad and he can't be moved from Alice's apartment.

Season 2, Episode 8: Love Is Sweeping the Counter

11 December 1977
After attending an out-of-town game, Flo and Mel and getting along very well.

Season 2, Episode 9: A Semi-Merry Christmas

18 December 1977
The gang is snowbound on their way to an out-of-town Christmas.

Season 2, Episode 10: Oh, George Burns!

1 January 1978
George Burns stops by Mel's Diner for a meal. Later Vera who has seen the Oh God! movie goes to his hotel room ready to follow him as his disciple since she really believes that he is God.

Season 2, Episode 11: The Eyes of Texas

8 January 1978
There is no way that Flo is getting glasses even though she obviously needs them.

Season 2, Episode 12: Love Is a Free Throw

15 January 1978
A high schooler has a crush on Alice.

Season 2, Episode 13: Close Encounters of the Worst Kind

22 January 1978
Little grips are causing big problems at Mel's Diner.

Season 2, Episode 14: The Pharmacist

29 January 1978
A protest against food additives could be fatal at Mel's Diner.

Season 2, Episode 15: Love Me, Love My Horse

5 February 1978
Alice is going out with Flo's cowboy brother.

Season 2, Episode 16: Florence of Arabia

19 February 1978
An Arab sheik has taken to Flo who would be his fourth wife.

Season 2, Episode 17: The Cuban Connection

26 February 1978
Alice plays marriage counselor for a Cuban and his wife.

Season 2, Episode 18: Mel's Big Five-O

5 March 1978
Mel SAYS that he doesn't want a 50th birthday party.

Season 2, Episode 19: Don't Lock Now

12 March 1978
Someone is stealing food and making long distance phone calls at Mel's Diner.

Season 2, Episode 20: The Star in the Storeroom

19 March 1978
Flo knows Jerry Reed and everyone wants tickets to his concert.

Season 2, Episode 21: Mel's Recession

2 April 1978
Mel considers cutting back on the staff.

Season 2, Episode 22: Earthquake

9 April 1978
An Indian predicts an earthquake in Phoenix.

Season 2, Episode 23: The Reporter

12 February 1978
A reporter is hiding out at Mel's Diner.

Season 2, Episode 24: The Bus

26 March 1978
A bus-load stops by Mel's Diner.

Linda Lavin ... Alice Hyatt

Vic Tayback ... Mel Sharples
Beth Howland ... Vera Louise Gorman

Polly Holliday ... Florence Jean 'Flo' Castleberry
Michael Alldredge ... Bus Driver
Rod Browning ... Tom
Rod Colbin ... Edgar Patton
Beatrice Colen ... Wendy Harris
Joe George ... Eddie
Lee Kessler ... Ellen Pringle

James Lashly ... Henry Blaine
Walter Mathews ... Dispatcher

Lupe Ontiveros ... Maria Fernanadez

Allan Rich ... Mr. Adler
Gay Rowan ... Tiffany
Lila Teigh ... Mrs. Adler
Pat Van Patten ... Joan Pringle

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Take Him, He's Yours

24 September 1978
Mel bets that he can raise Tommy better than Alice.

Season 3, Episode 2: Car Wars

1 October 1978
Alice and company buy Mel's car.

Season 3, Episode 3: Citizen Mel

8 October 1978
Mel identifies a crook for the police who is known to rough up witnesses against him.

Season 3, Episode 4: Vera's Popcorn Romance

15 October 1978
Vera meets someone at the movies that she doesn't want the others to meet.

Season 3, Episode 5: Block Those Kicks

22 October 1978
Everyone at Mel's Diner is on a habit breaking kick.

Season 3, Episode 6: What Happened to the Class of '78?

29 October 1978
Flo loves to party, but its hurting her night classes.

Season 3, Episode 7: Better Never Than Late

5 November 1978
Mel's Diner is robbed with Alice at the register and Mel sleeping in the storeroom.

Season 3, Episode 8: Mel's in a Family Way

11 November 1978
Mel thinks Alice's dinner invitation is more than just a family meal.

Season 3, Episode 9: Who Ordered the Hot Turkey?

19 November 1978
The turkeys Mel bought are hot even before they're put in the oven.

Season 3, Episode 10: The Happy Hoofers

26 November 1978
Alice's second job is making her late.

Season 3, Episode 11: A Slight Case of ESP

3 December 1978
Vera seems to be psychic and Mel wants to use that ability.

Season 3, Episode 12: The Principal of the Thing

10 December 1978
Alice is dating Tommy's principal much to his annoyance.

Season 3, Episode 13: What're You Doing New Year's Eve?

31 December 1978
Can Flo really be without a date on New Year's Eve?

Season 3, Episode 14: Sweet Charity

14 January 1979
Alice has extra tickets to a celebrity ball and no end of interested parties.

Season 3, Episode 15: The Fourth Time Around

21 January 1979
Flo and Mel's brother think about getting hitched; marriage number four for each.

Season 3, Episode 16: Tommy's First Love

28 January 1979
Tommy is in love and using the phone way too much.

Season 3, Episode 17: Mel Grows Up

5 February 1979
Mel's mother is spending the winter in Phoenix. OOH BBBOY! It's Martha Raye!

Season 3, Episode 18: Vera's Broken Heart

18 February 1979
Vera's boyfriend is getting married to someone else.

Season 3, Episode 19: Alice's Decision

25 February 1979
Alice has an offer to sing on the road, but what can she do with Tommy?

Season 3, Episode 20: The Last Stow It: Part 1

11 March 1979
Mel wants to take it easy, so he sells out to no-nonsense restaurateur Randolph Briggs. When the girls begin to protest his overbearing ways, he fires each of them, one by one.

Season 3, Episode 21: The Last Stow It: Part 2

11 March 1979
When humorless restaurateur Randolph Briggs refuses Mel's offer to buy back the diner, he opens an eatery in Alice's apartment. Alice decides that she needs to help Mel get his diner back.

Season 3, Episode 22: If the Shoe Fits

18 March 1979
Alice and Vera are up for the same part in a play.

Season 3, Episode 23: My Fair Vera

25 March 1979
Vera is being cast in a local commercial.

Season 3, Episode 24: Flo Finds Her Father

1 April 1979
Alice tries to bring Flo and her father together.

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Has Anyone Here Seen Telly?

23 September 1979
No one believes Vera when she tells them that Telly Savalas stopped by.

Season 4, Episode 2: Mona Lisa Alice

30 September 1979
Mel wants his waitresses to smile or else the meal is on the house just when Alice is very unhappy.

Season 4, Episode 3: Mel Loves Marie

7 October 1979
Mel gets engaged, but wants his fiancée, Marie, to sign a prenuptial.

Season 4, Episode 4: Vera Robs the Cradle

21 October 1979
Tommy falls for has dance instructor Vera.

Season 4, Episode 5: Flo's Chili Reception

28 October 1979
Mel thinks that Flo's boyfriend is after his Texas chili recipe.

Season 4, Episode 6: Little Alice Bluenose

4 November 1979
Vera's boyfriend objects to her nude art classes.

Season 4, Episode 7: Carrie Sharples Strikes Again

11 November 1979
Mel's mother is cooking at the diner and the customers roll in.

Season 4, Episode 8: Mel's in the Kitchen with Dinah

18 November 1979
Mel is preparing his chili on Dinah Shore's show, but can only bring one waitress.

Season 4, Episode 9: Cabin Fever

2 December 1979
The gang and Mel's girlfriend are packed into a cabin on a fishing weekend.

Season 4, Episode 10: My Cousin, Art Carney

9 December 1979
Vera is Art Carney's cousin and she gets him to endorse Mel's chili.

Season 4, Episode 11: Mel, the Magi

23 December 1979
It's Christmas and the gang is preparing Christmas dinner at the diner with meager resources.

Season 4, Episode 12: Good Buddy Flo

6 January 1980
In the first show broadcast in the 1980's, Flo is dating a big rig trucker named Sy. When she finds out that he's taken on a young, female driving partner,she becomes jealous. She then asks Alice to teach her how to drive a semi-truck. Alice's late husband was a driver as well. Along with Vera, they pile into Sy's rig while he and his partner are in Mel's eating. What follows is a very funny driving lesson, Flo honking and yelling out the window at guys and then the big finish. When returning to Mel's diner, Flo goes to step on the break but instead hits the gas pedal! The semi plows straight through the front of Mel's Diner! The audience loved it, as did I, it's my favorite of the whole series.

Season 4, Episode 13: Alice in TV Land

13 January 1980
Tommy gossips about Mel's Diner on television.

Season 4, Episode 14: Alice Beats the Clock

27 January 1980
Mel puts in a time clock so now the waitresses want overtime.

Season 4, Episode 15: Carrie's Wedding

3 February 1980
Mel's mother is getting remarried, but Mel is not happy about the groom.

Season 4, Episode 16: My Funny Valentine Tux

10 February 1980
Tommy needs a tux for a school dance.

Season 4, Episode 17: Auld Acquaintances Should Be Forgot

17 February 1980
Mel takes in a friend who's wife just left him.

Season 4, Episode 18: Flo's Farewell

24 February 1980
Flo gets a wonderful job offer in Houston and says goodbye to Mel's Diner.

Season 4, Episode 19: For Whom the Belle Toils

2 March 1980
Mel hires former waitress Belle who wants to be a country song writer.

Season 4, Episode 20: One Too Many Girls

9 March 1980
Belle is just too friendly with Mel and Alice and Vera aren't happy about it.

Season 4, Episode 21: Vera, the Vamp

16 March 1980
Vera asks Belle to make her more appealing to men.

Season 4, Episode 22: Profit Without Honor

23 March 1980
Mel starts a profit sharing plan until he learns how much he might get for the diner.

Season 4, Episode 23: Cook's Tour

30 March 1980
Mel is giving a tour guide a lot of attention as long as her buses keep stopping at his place.

Season 4, Episode 24: Here Comes Alice Cottontail

6 April 1980
Alice bets Mel that if he takes in Tommy, he'll kick him out. Mel is sure that Alice will be snooping just to check up on him.

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Mel and the Green Machine

2 November 1980
Mel is delighted when an ATM gives him $24,000.

Season 5, Episode 2: Dog Day Evening

9 November 1980
Mel buys two guard dogs after he is robbed.

Season 5, Episode 3: Hello Vegas, Goodbye Diner

16 November 1980
The gang follows Vera to Las Vegas after she wins a trip.

Season 5, Episode 4: Too Many Robert Goulets

16 November 1980
After Mel loses the diner, the casino owner will let him keep it if he can get Robert Goulet to sing at his club. When Mel can't get him, Alice does her best to do him.

Season 5, Episode 5: Vera's Aunt Agatha

23 November 1980
Vera's aunt rides in on her motorcycle on her way to Mexico and Vera wants to leave with her.

Season 5, Episode 6: Tommy's T.K.O.

30 November 1980
Mel is giving Tommy advice on how to deal with a local bully.

Season 5, Episode 7: The New Improved Mel

7 December 1980
Mel doesn't want to go like his friend who had no mourners at his funeral, so he turns into a nice guy.

Season 5, Episode 8: Carrie Sings the Blues

21 December 1980
Mel's mother shows up after her new husband left her.

Season 5, Episode 9: Henry's Bitter Half

4 January 1981
When Henry's wife starts being nice to him, he thinks she is having an affair. Now he claims he's having one with Alice.

Season 5, Episode 10: Alice Locks Belle Out

11 January 1981
Alice is managing her apartment building and Belle isn't paying her rent.

Season 5, Episode 11: Vera Goes Out on a Limb

18 January 1981
Vera wants to save the old tree in front of Mel's Diner.

Season 5, Episode 12: The Jerry Reed Fish Story

1 February 1981
When a fish won't fit in the freezer, the waitresses cut it up unaware that is was left by Jerry Reed to be stuffed.

Season 5, Episode 13: Bye Bye Birdie

8 February 1981
Mel is getting into verbal arguments with Vera's parrot.

Season 5, Episode 14: Alice's Son, the Drop-Out

15 February 1981
Tommy is cutting classes to sing at a saloon.

Season 5, Episode 15: Carrie Chickens Out

22 February 1981
When Mel won't let his mother cook, she goes to work for a competitor.

Season 5, Episode 16: Macho, Macho Mel

8 March 1981
Mel is mugged by a little old lady who suddenly becomes four armed crooks.

Season 5, Episode 17: The Great Escape

15 March 1981
A trucker stops at Mel's and tells his female partner to hit the road without him.

Season 5, Episode 18: Alice Strikes Up the Band

29 March 1981
Alice is singing forties tunes at a big banquet and hopes that this is her big break.

Season 5, Episode 19: Who's Kissing the Great Chef of Phoenix?

5 April 1981
Mel is showing interest in Vera, but its just to make his girlfriend jealous.

Season 5, Episode 20: Baby Makes Five

3 May 1981
Vera finds a baby and wants to keep it.

Linda Lavin ... Alice Hyatt

Vic Tayback ... Mel Sharples
Beth Howland ... Vera Louise Gorman

Celia Weston ... Jolene Hunnicutt
Irene Arranga ... Julie

Nancy Jeris ... Police Officer #1

Marvin Kaplan ... Henry

John Laughlin ... Customer (as John C. McLaughlin)

James Murtaugh ... Mr. Devlin
Tom Taylor ... Police Officer #2

Tom Williams ... Baby V.O.

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: Bet a Million, Mel

4 October 1981
Mel borrows ten grand for a 90 to 1 shot on a horse.

Season 6, Episode 2: Guinness on Tap

11 October 1981
Vera makes plans to set the world's record for tap dancing.

Season 6, Episode 3: Comrade Mel

18 October 1981
A refugee from the Russian ballet hides in Mel's storeroom.

Season 6, Episode 4: Alice's Halloween Surprise

25 October 1981
Alice has her boyfriend's four kids for treat or treating on Halloween.

Season 6, Episode 5: Alice's Big Four-Oh!

8 November 1981
On Alice's 40th birthday she gets a visit from her meddlesome mother.

Season 6, Episode 6: Mel's Cousin, Wendell

15 November 1981
Mel gives his shy cousin pointers on going out with Vera.

Season 6, Episode 7: Vera's Bouncing Check

29 November 1981
Vera cashes a check for an old boyfriend that bounces.

Season 6, Episode 8: After Mel's Gone

6 December 1981
Mel is worried that he has no heirs or line to pass things on to.

Season 6, Episode 9: Mel's Christmas Carol

20 December 1981
On Christmas Eve Mel is haunted by a former partner after he fires the waitresses.

Season 6, Episode 10: The Wild One

27 December 1981
A biker wants Alice to hit the road with him.

Season 6, Episode 11: Alice Calls the Shots

3 January 1982
Alice wants Tommy to cut out the basketball when his grades suffer.

Season 6, Episode 12: Not with My Niece, You Don't

17 January 1982
Mel gives Tommy romantic advice and then he uses it on his niece.

Season 6, Episode 13: Vera, Queen of the Soaps

31 January 1982
Vera gets an addiction to soap operas and her work suffers.

Linda Lavin ... Alice Hyatt

Vic Tayback ... Mel Sharples
Beth Howland ... Vera Louise Gorman

Celia Weston ... Jolene Hunnicutt

Jack Andreozzi ... Male Customer #2
Susan Brecht ... Female Customer #3
Jamie De Roy ... Female Customer #2
Jerry Hausner ... Male Customer #1

Marvin Kaplan ... Henry
Susan Tolsky ... Female Customer #1

Season 6, Episode 14: Sharples vs. Sharples

7 February 1982
Mel's mother plans to publish his secret chili recipe in her cookbook.

Season 6, Episode 15: The Valentine's Day Massacre

14 February 1982
The girls are all quarreling with their Valentine's Day dates.

Season 6, Episode 16: The Best Little Waitress in the World

21 February 1982
Vera decides to become the world's best waitress and then Mel leaves her in charge of the diner.

Linda Lavin ... Alice Hyatt

Vic Tayback ... Mel Sharples
Beth Howland ... Vera Louise Gorman

Celia Weston ... Jolene Hunnicutt
Arthur Abelson ... Male Customer #3
Richard Andert ... Male Customer #6
Beatrice Colen ... Female Customer #1
Willie DeJean ... Male Customer #4
Michael Goldfinger ... Male Customer #1
Jerry Hausner ... Male Customer #2

Marvin Kaplan ... Henry
Steve Liebman ... Male Customer #5
Justin Lord ... Produce Man
Catherine Paolone ... Female Customer #2

Season 6, Episode 17: Alice and the Acorns

7 March 1982
An old friend of Alice's visits who has an inferiority complex.

Season 6, Episode 18: Jolene Hunnicutt, Dynamite Trucker

14 March 1982
The girls help Jolene's buddy drive his rig unaware that it contains dynamite.

Season 6, Episode 19: Mel Wins by a Nose

21 March 1982
Mel is considering plastic surgery on his nose.

Season 6, Episode 20: Give My Regrets to Broadway

4 April 1982
An actress friend from New York wants Tommy to head to Broadway with her.

Season 6, Episode 21: Vera's Reunion Romance

11 April 1982
After a high school reunion, Vera returns with an engagement ring on her finger.

Season 6, Episode 22: Monty Falls for Alice

18 April 1982
After Alice spurns a suitor, he threatens to jump from the Mel's Diner sign.

Season 6, Episode 23: Spell Mel's

2 May 1982
In response to a competitor, Mel runs a contest with a $3000 prize.

Season 6, Episode 24: My Mother the Landlord

16 May 1982
Mel's mother buys his apartment building. Mel thinks he'll get his rent free and he ends up with an increase.

Season 7


Season 7, Episode 1: Sorry, Wrong Lips!

6 October 1982
Mel thinks he is responsible for the best kiss a famous actress ever had as described in her memoirs.

Season 7, Episode 2: Do You Take This Waitress?

13 October 1982
Competition abounds when an old buddy of Mel's shows up.

Season 7, Episode 3: The Secret of Mel's Diner

20 October 1982
Mel thinks there's money stashed in his diner by the builder of his building.

Season 7, Episode 4: Alice at the Palace

27 October 1982
Joel Grey offers to be in a local musical, but Mel casts his bookie.

Season 7, Episode 5: Joel Grey Saves the Day

3 November 1982
Joel Grey walks out when the theme of the musical changes from New York to Arizona with songs to match.

Season 7, Episode 6: Alice's Turkey of a Thanksgiving

10 November 1982
Alice's Thanksgiving dinner is ruined by her mother.

Season 7, Episode 7: Carrie on the Rebound

9 January 1983
Mel's mother is depressed about her divorce.

Season 7, Episode 8: Jolene's Brother Jonas

16 January 1983
Jolene is not happy about her visiting brother.

Season 7, Episode 9: Alice Sees the Light

28 February 1983
Did Alice really see a real UFO?

Season 7, Episode 10: Vera the Virtuoso

7 March 1983
Vera is asked to play the cello in a local string quartet.

Season 7, Episode 11: Alice Faces the Music

14 March 1983
Mel's Diner versus three plumbers on a quiz show.

Season 7, Episode 12: Tommy, the Jailbird

21 March 1983
Alice is worried that Tommy is spending too much time on his extra curricular activities while away at college.

Season 7, Episode 13: Jolene and the Night Watchman

28 March 1983
Jolene can't let down a guy who thinks that she is her girl.

Season 7, Episode 14: Mel's Dream Car

11 April 1983
Mel purchases a Porsche for only twenty bucks.

Season 7, Episode 15: Come Back Little Sharples

17 April 1983
Mel gives up and retreats to his apartment consuming nothing but beer and pizza.

Season 7, Episode 16: Vera, the Torch

24 April 1983
Vera is angry at her landlady for evicting her pets. She wishes her ill and then she has an apartment fire.

Season 7, Episode 17: The Grass Is Always Greener

1 May 1983
Mel joins a catering firm and the girls buy the diner.

Season 7, Episode 18: Tommy Fouls Out

15 May 1983
Tommy gives up and quits the basketball team.

Season 7, Episode 19: Vera on the Lam

22 May 1983
Mel wants to have the waitresses bonded, so Vera runs away after admitting her criminal past.

Season 7, Episode 20: Mel's Cousin Wendy?

29 May 1983
Mel has his cousin get a job at a competitor's restaurant to get their secret sauce recipe.

Season 7, Episode 21: Sweet Erasable Mel

5 June 1983
Using Mel's new computer, Versa accidentally erases Mel's total existence.

Season 7, Episode 22: Tommy Hyatt, Business Consultant

12 June 1983
Tommy's business advice increases Mel's business, but heads him into bankruptcy.

Season 7, Episode 23: Jolene Lets the Cat Out of the Bag

18 September 1983
A burglar is going around Jolene's neighborhood and she is scared.

Season 8


Season 8, Episode 1: Mel Is Hogg-Tied

2 October 1983
Boss Hogg and Enos (The Dukes of Hazzard) make Mel an offer he can't refuse.

Season 8, Episode 2: Vera's Secret Lover

9 October 1983
Vera's ecstatic. She has a secret admirer sending gifts, love poems and balloons. Like Vera, Alice and Jolene, wonder who it is. Mel "does" know who it is, but is tight lipped. Will the mystery man make his move and be unmasked?

Season 8, Episode 3: Jolene Gets Her Wings

16 October 1983
Jolene is now a part-time stewardess.

Season 8, Episode 4: Alice's Blind Date

23 October 1983
Alice accepts a date from an old friend who is now blind.

Season 8, Episode 5: It Had to Be Mel

30 October 1983
A famous singer stops by Mel's Diner and ends up proposing to Mel.

Season 8, Episode 6: The Over-the-Hill Girls

6 November 1983
Alice and Carrie don't get local singing jobs because they are considered too old.

Season 8, Episode 7: Vera Gets Engaged

20 November 1983
Vera finds love with the policeman who ticketed her for jaywalking.

Season 8, Episode 8: Vera's Wedding

20 November 1983
Vera has a whirlwind courtship and wedding with her policeman fiancee.

Season 8, Episode 9: The Robot Wore Pink

18 December 1983
The girls ask Mel for better working conditions but he refuses and they quit. So he invests in a robot server named Blanche. Will Blanche compute or short circuit,bringing the ladies back home?

Linda Lavin ... Alice Hyatt

Vic Tayback ... Mel Sharples
Beth Howland ... Vera Louise Gorman

Celia Weston ... Jolene Hunnicutt
Andrea Aal ... Customer

Jack Andreozzi ... Customer
Lucille Benson ... Lucille

Conrad Dunn ... Customer
Mitchel Evans ... Blanche, the Robot (as Mitchel Young Evans)
Bob Frank ... Customer
Danny Goldman ... Customer

Marvin Kaplan ... Henry
Marsha Warner ... Customer
June Whitley Taylor ... Blanche's Voice

Season 8, Episode 10: Tis the Season to Be Jealous

25 December 1983
It's Vera's 1st Christmas with Eliot, but Eliot's busy as an "undercover" mall Santa. He later spots Vera there, kissing her ex Steve Marsh, which makes him feel his marriage is already in trouble. Will their marriage survive the holiday?

Season 8, Episode 11: Tommy Goes Overboard

1 January 1984
Tommy's home from college feeling down,due to bad grades & a failed romance. Also,Mel gets a visit,his old Navy buddy Frank. Who ends up inspiring Tommy to consider a change,that Alice may not be crazy about.

Season 8, Episode 12: Vera, the Horse Thief

8 January 1984
Vera takes up the cause of an abused miniature horse.

Season 8, Episode 13: Jolene Throws a Curve

15 January 1984
Jolene doesn't want to pitch on Mel's softball team.

Season 8, Episode 14: Lies My Mother Told Me

29 January 1984
Mel's mother finally confesses that his dog was not a war hero.

Season 8, Episode 15: Alice and the Devoted Dentist

12 February 1984
Alice's dentist falls in love with her.

Season 8, Episode 16: Alice's Hot Air Romance

4 March 1984
Alice has to deal with a sexist balloonist.

Season 8, Episode 17: Dollars to Donuts

11 March 1984
After one good day at the track, Tommy decides to become a professional gambler.

Season 8, Episode 18: My Dinner with Debbie

18 March 1984
Vera's landlady wants to prove she's a better cook than Mel.

Season 8, Episode 19: Vera's Fine Feathered Friends

25 March 1984
Vera plans to rescue the bird's nest from Mel's sign before Mel gets rid of it.

Season 8, Episode 20: Jolene Is Stuck on Mel

1 April 1984
Jolene is stuck on Mel though being glued together is more like it.

Season 8, Episode 21: Don't Play It Again, Elliot

15 April 1984
Vera and Elliot receive a piano and Elliot won't stop playing it.

Season 8, Episode 22: Mel Spins His Wheels

13 May 1984
Mel's prejudice against the handicapped is tested when he is confined to a wheelchair.

Season 8, Episode 23: Be It Ever So Crowded

20 May 1984
Vera and Elliot buy a house.

Season 9


Season 9, Episode 1: Romancing Mr. Stone

14 October 1984
The girls place a personal ad to get Alice a date.

Season 9, Episode 2: Space Sharples

28 October 1984
Mel stops a bank robbery dressed as a superhero for Halloween.

Season 9, Episode 3: Big Bad Mel

4 November 1984
Mel wants to tear down a day school to build a parking lot.

Season 9, Episode 4: Houseful of Hunnicutts

18 November 1984
Jolene has family overload when seven of them take up residence in her one bedroom apartment.

Season 9, Episode 5: Tommy's Lost Weekend

25 November 1984
Alice suspects that Tommy is developing a drinking problem.

Season 9, Episode 6: Undercover Mel

16 December 1984
Mel has gone undercover to stop some beef rustlers and collect the reward.

Season 9, Episode 7: Footloose Mel

23 December 1984
Mel throws out a bunch of break dancers whom he thinks are nothing but a gang of hoodlums.

Season 9, Episode 8: Vera's Anniversary Blues

8 January 1985
Vera and Elliot's romantic first anniversary celebration is a bust.

Season 9, Episode 9: Kiss the Grill Goodbye

15 January 1985
A television appearance by Jolene doesn't help business at Mel's Diner.

Season 9, Episode 10: Vera, the Nightbird

22 January 1985
In her second job as a night DJ, Vera is taking Phoenix by storm.

Season 9, Episode 11: Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore: Part 1

29 January 1985
Alice gets an offer to sing with a country music group.

Season 9, Episode 12: Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore: Part 2

5 February 1985
Alice gets an offer to sing with a country music group.

Season 9, Episode 13: The Night They Raided Debbie's

6 February 1985
Vera's landlady tries to horn in on her and Elliot's lives.

Season 9, Episode 14: One on One

5 March 1985
Jolene has Mel as a trainer to get on a professional basketball team.

Season 9, Episode 15: Vera's Grounded Gumshoe

12 March 1985
A shooting accident has Vera's husband looking for another profession.

Season 9, Episode 16: Th-th-th-that's All Folks

19 March 1985
On the last show the gang reminisces before closing up Mel's Diner.

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