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Flo (1980) (TV Series)
Alice: Flo's Farewell (1980) sets up the premise.

Referenced in 

The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978) (TV Special)
Announced as nominee
Saturday Night Live: Bob Newhart/The Amazing Rhthym Aces/Bruce Cockburn (1980) (TV Episode)
Title on top ten list held up by Al Franken on Weekend Update
Battle of the Network Stars IX (1980) (TV Special)
Referenced in contestant introductions.
Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Delbert McClinton (1981) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Saturday Night Newsline.
Night of 100 Stars II (1985) (TV Movie)
Part of the "TV Stars" segment
Down to Earth: Perfect Match (1985) (TV Episode)
Title is referenced.
The Golden Girls: Job Hunting (1986) (TV Episode)
Dorothy tells Blanche that the coffee shop Rose is working at 'isn't Mel's diner'
Growing Pains: Broadway Bound (1987) (TV Episode)
Mike points to a picture of Linda Lavin and says "Look, it's Alice from Mel's diner."
The Thin Blue Line (1988)
shown in TV listing
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Untamed Youth (1990) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Mel! It's Vic Tayback!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: (as Mel) I wonder when Flo and Alice are gonna get here?
The Ben Stiller Show: Pilot (1992) (TV Episode)
Eddie Munster says, "Kiss my grits!"
The Simpsons: The Front (1993) (TV Episode)
The class clown uses Flo's trademark "Kiss my grits!" catchphrase.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Eegah (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Kiss my grits!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Girl in Lovers Lane (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Hey, Mel. Kiss my grits!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teen-Age Strangler (1993) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Mel, kiss my grits!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) (TV Episode)
"Kiss My Grits"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) (TV Episode)
Mike: (singing) There's a new girl in town...
Chasing Amy (1997)
The Simpsons: The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase (1997) (TV Episode)
Moe's "Kiss my dishrag!" catchphrase is a reference to Flo's "Kiss my grits!" line from "Alice."
Smart Guy: Rooferman, Take One (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by TJ
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Phantom Planet (1998) (TV Episode)
Pearl: ...and command its inhabitants to kiss my grits.
The Simpsons: Simpson Safari (2001) (TV Episode)
One of the "Unattractive Waitresses of America" says, "Kiss my grits!"
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
The character of Dexter Jettser was inspired by the character of Mel Sharples,the short order cook on ''Alice''.
Less Than Perfect: Meet the Folks (2002) (TV Episode)
Claude's parents think they've spotted Linda Lavin, but can only remember the name of the 1970's sitcom she starred on
The Simpsons: Hit & Run (2003) (Video Game)
Bart says "Kiss my grits"
Gilmore Girls: The Fundamental Things Apply (2003) (TV Episode)
Lorelai compares Luke to Mel because they are both grumpy diner owners.
Citizen Shane (2004)
Autographed photos of Flo and Mel are displayed on a wall.
Andre the Butcher (2005)
"Kiss my grits."
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (2005) (TV Special)
Referenced in Al Franken's top ten list
Mulva 2: Kill Teen Ape! (2005) (Video)
"Kiss my grits"
Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Feminist Icon (2005) (Video)
Title mentioned by Dawn Heinecken
6:30 (2005) (Video)
waitress jokingly called "Flo"
Jeopardy!: 2005 College Championship Final Game 2 (2005) (TV Episode)
a Jeopardy! round category is named "Kiss My Grits!" in reference to Flo's catchphrase from the show
Scrubs: My Extra Mile (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
My Name Is Earl: BB (2006) (TV Episode)
Randy: "Why did you ever have a crush on her? She's a bitch. Not the good kind like that Kiss My Grits lady from that diner show. She was... Kiss My Grits. We should go to Arizona"
House M.D.: Lines in the Sand (2006) (TV Episode)
House says "This is your backyard--you may know it as Mel's Diner."
America's Next Top Model: The Girl Who Hates Her Hair (2006) (TV Episode)
A contestant says Flo's catchphrase "Kiss my grits!"
Ten Inch Hero (2007)
waitress called 'Alice'
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #4.318 (2008) (TV Episode)
Craig says "Kiss my grits!"
Numb3rs: Pay to Play (2008) (TV Episode)
A rap lyric mentions Mel's Diner
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.61 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in a $300 question
My Name Is Earl: Pinky (2009) (TV Episode)
Joy says, "Kiss my grits!"
Family Guy: Three Kings (2009) (TV Episode)
"Kiss my grits"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.52 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of the $1,000,000 Tournament of Ten question
Brows Held High: Tideland (2011) (TV Episode)
compares Alices
Saturday Night Live: Jennifer Lawrence/The Lumineers (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the diner segment
The Final Girls (2015)
Amanda's favorite eatery is Mel's Diner.
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) (TV Movie)
Waitress called Flo
Fargo: Rhinoceros (2015) (TV Episode)
Simone Gerhardt's message to her dad... "Kiss my grits."... was Flo's catch phrase from the TV show, Alice.
The Cinema Snob: Independence Day (1983) (2016) (TV Episode)
"...there's not a single person here named Flo. But oddly enough, the script was written by someone named Alice."
The Cinema Snob: Windy City (2017) (TV Episode)
"That logo screams, 'stay tuned for an all-new episode of Alice.'"

Featured in 

I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1980 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the television series are shown in this episode, even though the series first aired in 1976.
CBS at 75 (2003) (TV Special)
a clip is featured
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) (Video)
class aversion in treatment of economically struggling woman character
North Country (2005)
shown on a TV set
The Box (2009)
shown on tv

Spoofed in 

Kiss My Grits (1990)
porn parody

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