Alice (TV Series 1976–1985) - Plot Summary Poster



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  • A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teen-aged son, Tommy, after the death of her truck-driver husband. Alice is hired at a diner owned by Mel Sharples, a gravel-voiced, male-chauvinist fry cook. She works at Mel's Diner as a waitress while awaiting her big break at fame. Alice's fellow waitresses are the raucous, red-headed Flo and the naive Vera. Flo is later replaced by Belle, a Southern blonde, who is herself soon replaced by the spunky, curly-haired Jolene. Alice and her friends experience several interesting years together at Mel's Diner, which is frequented by quirky truck drivers, repairmen, and other blue collar types and by several Hollywood celebrities, who appear as themselves.

  • After the death or her husband Don, Alice Hyatt is on her way to Hollywood to become a singer, but her car breaks down in Phoenix with her son Tommy. She has no money so she takes a job at Mel's Diner. Mel is a loud, cheap man who pays very little. Alice's co-workers are the man hungry Florence Jean Castlebury, nicknamed Flo, and the ditsy but lovable Vera Gorman. After Flo leaves for a hostess job, she is replaced by Belle Dupree, another aspiring singer who only stays around for about a year because she gets her dream. She is replaced by ex-truck-driver, sarcastic Jolene. Many interesting people were regular customers Henry and Earl, et cetera. In later seasons, Vera got married to the lovable Elliot.

  • The misadventures and trials of an aspiring singer and her co-workers at a greasy spoon diner.


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