Flo (1980–1981)

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A former Arizona waitress buys a rundown Texas bar.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 Florence Jean 'Flo' Castleberry (29 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Earl Tucker (29 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jim Baker ...
 Farley Waters (28 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Randy Stumphill (28 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Les Kincaid (27 episodes, 1980-1981)
Sudie Bond ...
 Mama Velma Castleberry (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Fran Castleberry (23 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Miriam Willoughby (20 episodes, 1980-1981)
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In this spinoff of "Alice", ex-Mel's Diner waitress Florence Castleberry returns to her hometown of Cowtown, Texas, and, on a dare, buys a dilapidated roadhouse. Renaming the place Flo's Yellow Rose, Flo attempts to fix the place up, turn a profit and deal with the somewhat mixed-up and burned-out customers and employees, including bartender Earl, pianist Les, greedy banker Farley and customer Chester. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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In several interviews, Polly Holliday often stated that there was an idea to have her not only play Flo, but Fran as well. This would have been accomplished by having Holliday appear without Flo's trademark red beehive wig and makeup. See more »

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Go with the "Flo"!
13 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After leaving the employ of Mel's Diner from "Alice", what's a girl to do? In Florence Jean Castleberry's case, go to Texas and open your own place!

In "Flo", the lamentably short-lived spin-off from "Alice", Flo (Holliday) runs into an even more eclectic group than she dealt with at Mel's. The gruff Earl (Lewis), laconic Les (Keep), bucolic Farley (Baker) and Flo's extended family (Bond, Flippen) kept things interesting.

And when there wasn't the excitement at Flo's Yellow Rose there were always plots dealing with UFOs, mysterious strangers and men in Hawaiian garb ("I don't know why it's called a sarong," Flo lasciviously comments towards a sarong-ed Earl, "when it looks sa-right to me!").

There were always lots of laughs in each episode, both big and small. I'm kind of shocked it didn't last longer. Maybe the suits thought Flo couldn't manage on her own.

If that be the case, then on behalf of Flo herself: KISS MY GRITS!

Ten stars for "Flo"; Polly Holliday's SECOND finest half-hour.


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