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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Alice' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Alice':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

August 31, 1976: Pilot
Season 1, episode 1
W: Robert Getchell   D: Paul Bogart

With Arthur Space (Stuff Johnson), Dennis Dugan (Joel Snedeger).
Debut of a series about a 35-year-old waitress who would rather sing but is stuck working at a roadside diner. Tonight, Alice hopes for a big break when a talent agent comes to town.

September 29, 1976: Alice Gets A Pass
Season 1, episode 2
W: Martin Donovan   D: Jim Drake

With Denny Miller (Jack).
Alice is smitten by an ex-football star who breaks the news that he's not interested in a romance with her -- or any other woman.

October 6, 1976: A Piece Of The Rock
Season 1, episode 3
W: Ben Joelson, Art Baer   D: Bill Persky

With Pat Cranshaw (Andy), John Myhers (Frank Chasen), Cletus Young (Walker), Jennifer Billingsley (Gertrude Turner), Lurene Tuttle (Bubbles Turner).
There's celebration at Mel's Diner when Alice discovers that her late husband left a sizable insurance policy. Then she finds that the beneficiary is another woman.

October 13, 1976: Pay The Fifty Dollars
Season 1, episode 4
W: Lloyd Garver   D: Bill Persky

With Pat Cranshaw (Andy), Liberty Williams (Melinda), Cliff Norton (Judge Conover), Caren Kaye (Debbie), Gordon Jump (Sheriff McElroy).
Alice accepts a singing job at a rough-and-tumble club.

October 20, 1976: A Call To Arms
Season 1, episode 5
W: Lloyd Garver   D: Jim Drake

With Geoffrey Lewis (Deputy Barnes), Jack Riley (Richard Atkins), Emory Souza (Midget), Lew Gallo (Customer), William Neal Seals (Man in Drag).
Alice is plagued by late night phone calls from someone who only breathes and hangs up, and she fears the caller might make a visit in person.

October 27, 1976: The Last Review
Season 1, episode 6
W: Harvey Bullock, R.S. Allen   D: James Sheldon

With Pat Cranshaw (Andy), Noble Willingham (Morgan), Victor Buono (Critic).
Alice invites the local newspaper's food editor to Mel's cafe, and he dies after eating a bowl of Mel's famous chili.

November 6, 1976: Sex Education
Season 1, episode 7
W: Donald Reiker, Patricia Jones   D: Bruce Bilson

With Adam West (Mr. Turner), Lara Parker (Mrs. Randolph), Michele Tobin (Nadine).
Alice is shocked to learn that her 12-year-old son is sitting in on a sex education course conducted by his school teacher.

November 13, 1976: Big Daddy Dawson's Coming
Season 1, episode 8
W: Arnold Kane, Bruce Johnson   D: Norman Abbott

With Norman Alden (L.W. "Big Daddy" Dawson), Patrick Cronin (Judd).
Flo's flamboyant ex-husband, race driver Big Daddy Dawson, is back in town and has his eye on Alice.

November 20, 1976: Good Night, Sweet Vera
Season 1, episode 9
W: Simon Muntner   D: Norman Abbott

With Darrell Zwerling (Calvin).
Vera is having problems with her boyfriend and decides to end it all. Alice and Flo try to keep her from overdosing on sleeping pills.

November 27, 1976: The Dilemma
Season 1, episode 10
W: Martin Donovan   D: James Sheldon

With Paul Picerni (Vinny Randazzo), Patrick Cronin (Judd).
A marriage proposal that would secure her future puts Alice in a quandary -- she doesn't love the man.

December 4, 1976: Who Killed Bugs Bunny?
Season 1, episode 11
W: Lloyd Schwartz   D: Bruce Bilson

With Peter Zapp (Delivery Man), Noble Willingham (Floyd).
Alice is thrilled that Mel is taking Tommy camping, until she finds out that it involves hunting as well.

December 11, 1976: Mother-In-Law (1)
Season 1, episode 12
W: Martin Donovan   D: William P. D'Angelo

With Eileen Heckart (Rose Hyatt), Clyde Kusatsu (Herb Tanaguchi).
Alice's mother-in-law makes a surprise trip from New Jersey to visit Alice and Tommy, much to Alice's chagrin.

December 18, 1976: Mother-In-Law (2)
Season 1, episode 13
W: Arnold Kane, Bruce Johnson, R.S. Allen   D: William P. D'Angelo

With Eileen Heckart (Rose Hyatt), Murray Hamilton (Charlie Hyatt), Noble Willingham (Floyd).
Alice's mother-in-law continues to be the world's most imposing guest -- only now she wants to make it permanent.

December 25, 1976: Vera's Mortician
Season 1, episode 14
W: Bruce Kane   D: Bill Hobin

With Tom Poston (Jerry), John Fiedler (Customer), Burton Gilliam (Buford).
Vera is dating a mortician who Alice believes may already have a wife.

January 15, 1977: Mel's In Love
Season 1, episode 15
W: Gary David Goldberg   D: Alan Rafkin

With Patrick Cronin (Rufus), Susan Lanier (Connie), Maureen Arthur (Maxine).
Mel's in love with Alice's free-spirited young cousin, a backpacker who hiked from New Jersey to Phoenix and is temporarily employed at the diner.

January 22, 1977: The Accident
Season 1, episode 16
W: Harvey Bullock, Roy Kammerman   D: Alan Rafkin

With Chi Chi Navarro (Maria), Hamilton Camp (Fred), Leonard Stone (Arnie).
Flo destroys Mel's old car after it was given to Alice for safekeeping.

January 29, 1977: The Failure
Season 1, episode 17
W: Ben Joelson, Art Baer   D: William P. D'Angelo

With Henry Polic (Walter), Bernie Kopell (Burt), Lupe Ontiveros (Mrs. Rivera).
When Alice finds a hold-up note lost during the morning rush at Mel's Diner, she tips off the police to stake out the bank across the street, with totally unexpected results.

February 5, 1977: The Hex
Season 1, episode 18
W: Arnold Kane, R.S. Allen   D: Alan Rafkin

With Tom Mahoney (Travis), Kaye Ballard (Seama), Ron Carey (Rick).
Alice is a total disbeliever when a larcenous fortune teller tries to sell her some luck, but the hex she puts on Alice seems to be working.

February 12, 1977: The Pain Of No Return
Season 1, episode 19
W: Rick Mittleman   D: Alan Rafkin

With Tom Mahoney (Travis), Warren Berlinger (Marion Bartlett), Arlene Golonka (Shirley Bartlett).
A deceptively mild-mannered IRS agent informs Alice of her late husband's tax delinquency.

February 26, 1977: The Odd Couple
Season 1, episode 20
W: Roy Kammerman, Arnold Kane, Harvey Bullock, R.S. Allen   D: William P. D'Angelo

With Tom Mahoney (Travis), Kenneth Mars (Billy Joe).
Alice is being driven up the wall by her house guests: Flo, whose house trailer has been stolen, and Flo's ever-present boyfriend.

March 5, 1977: A Night To Remember
Season 1, episode 21
W: Arnold Kane, R.S. Allen   D: Alan Rafkin

With Tom Mahoney (Travis).
Alice and Flo go manhunting for Vera, who has gone out only once -- and been stood up twice -- in the last three years.

March 12, 1977: Mel's Cup
Season 1, episode 22
W: Harvey Bullock, Roy Kammerman   D: Norman Abbott

With Tom Mahoney (Travis), Billy Sands (Larry).
Alice contributes an old trophy of Mel's to a church rummage sale, then finds out it's an irreplaceable memento.

March 19, 1977: The Bundle
Season 1, episode 23
W: Ben Joelson, Art Baer   D: Norman Abbott

With Tom Mahoney (Travis), Florence Halop (Annie), Michael Keenan.
A bag full of money is found in the diner, and everyone is dreaming of ways to spend it -- but Alice is the only one who wants to find the owner.

March 26, 1977: Mel's Happy Burger
Season 1, episode 24
W: Arnold Kane   D: Bruce Brinkerhoff

With Ronnie Schell (Buck), John Fiedler (Customer), Burton Gilliam (Buford).
Customers are staying away from Mel's in droves, and Alice convinces Mel to try advertising to bring in business.





October 2, 1977: The Second Time 'Round
Season 2, episode 1
W: Tom Whedon   D: Kim Friedman

With Ned York (Policeman), Lewis Arquette, Rod McCary.
Season premiere. Flo's third ex-husband makes an unexpected appearance at Mel's to announce that after five years, their divorce wasn't legal after all.

October 9, 1977: The Indian Taker
Season 2, episode 2
W: Tom Whedon   D: Marc Daniels

With Victor Jory, Don Chastain (Ted), Larry Hovis (Fred).
An Indian claims his ancestral burial ground is under a booth in Mel's cafe.

October 23, 1977: 86 The Waitresses
Season 2, episode 3
W: Sybil Adelman   D: Marc Daniels

With Bill Fiore (Kenny), Dave Shelley (Fred), J.S. Young (Customer).
When Mel hires a waiter at a higher salary than the girls, Alice, Flo and Vera quit their jobs to emphasize a stand for equal employment.

October 30, 1977: Alice By Moonlight
Season 2, episode 4
W: Tom Whedon   D: Kim Friedman

With Norman Alden (Buster), Morey Amsterdam (Herman), Jane Dulo (Customer), Gloria LeRoy (Bar Waitress).
Alice's moonlighting job as a nightclub singer is taking its toll on her waitressing job.

November 6, 1977: Single Belles
Season 2, episode 5
W: Bruce Howard   D: Kim Friedman

With Robert Hogan (Greg Stemple).
Dateless on a Friday night, the girls accept an invitation to visit a new singles bar.

November 13, 1977: The Sixty Minutes Man
Season 2, episode 6
W: George Tibbles, Warren S. Murray, Tom Whedon   D: Kim Friedman

With Michael V. Gazzo (Gino), John Lawlor (Henderson), Bruce Kimmel (Vinnie), Dave Ketchum (Carl).
Alice becomes flustered after recognizing one of her favorite customers on a TV news program about a mobster who disappeared 30 years ago.

December 4, 1977: That Old Back Magic
Season 2, episode 7
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: William Asher

With Edward Winter (Jack).
Alice's private life goes askew when Mel, while visiting Alice, hurts his back and can't be moved.

December 11, 1977: Love Is Sweeping The Counter
Season 2, episode 8
W: Arthur Rabin   D: Kim Friedman

With Clifford A. Pellow (Whizzer Wallace).
Flo and Mel, usually at each other's throats, become a pair of love birds after spending a weekend together in Tucson.

December 18, 1977: A Semi-Merry Christmas
Season 2, episode 9
W: Madelyn Pugh Davis, Bob Carroll Jr., Tom Whedon   D: Marc Daniels

With Patrick Cronin (Jason Carp), Pat Cranshaw (Andy).
Mel, Flo, Vera, Alice and Tommy spend Christmas Eve in the cab of a trailer truck en route to Colorado.

January 1, 1978: Oh! George Burns
Season 2, episode 10
W: Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs   D: Marc Daniels

With George Burns (Himself).
When George Burns stops into Mel's, Vera believes that he's actually the Deity he played in the movie "Oh, God!".

January 8, 1978: The Eyes Of Texas
Season 2, episode 11
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Kim Friedman

With Ron Masak (J.W.), John Myhers (Harleigh), Bob McClurg (Man).
When Flo's eyesight begins to falter, her stubborn vanity refuses to let her wear glasses.

January 15, 1978: Love Is A Free Throw
Season 2, episode 12
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Marc Daniels

With Pat Cranshaw (Andy), Brad Gorman (Stretch Parker), Joe Silver (Mr. Parker).
An amorous high-school basketball star starts putting the moves on Alice. At first flattered, she soon becomes frustrated by Tommy's friend's affection for her.

January 22, 1978: Close Encounters Of The Worst Kind
Season 2, episode 13
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: William Asher

With Boyd Bodwell (Sam Fox), Charles Cyphers (Allen Wolf), Larry Hovis (Bill Dovey), Barbara Sharma (Helen Dovey).
Alice tries applying her night-school psychology lessons and touches off a furor of ill-feeling among the gang at Mel's diner.

January 29, 1978: The Pharmacist
Season 2, episode 14
W: Michael Loman, Chris Hayward   D: Noam Pitlik

With Pat Cranshaw (Andy), Bob Dishy (Pharmacist), Stack Pierce (Officer Rice), Gordon Hurst (Gus), Will Sherwood (Officer Adams), Peter Hobbs (Frank), Florida Friebus (Iris), Clifford A. Pellow (Salesman).
A zealous young pharmacist, distraught over artificial additives in food, holds himself hostage at Mel's and threatens to end it all if he can't voice his grievance directly to the President.

February 5, 1978: Love Me, Love My Horse
Season 2, episode 15
W: Tom Whedon   D: William Asher

With Burton Gilliam (Jimmie Joe Castleberry).
When Flo's baby brother J.J., a rodeo bronc buster, drops into town, she sets up a blind date with a reluctant Alice.

February 12, 1978: The Reporter
Season 2, episode 16
W: Michael Loman   D: Dennis Steinmetz

An investigative reporter seeks refuge in Mel's Diner.

February 19, 1978: Florence Of Arabia
Season 2, episode 17
W: Tom Whedon   D: Kim Friedman

With Richard Libertini (Ben), George Loros (Turham).
Flo is wooed by an Arab diamond and oil millionaire and is ready to go back to Arabia with him as his wife, until she discovers he already has three others.

February 26, 1978: The Cuban Connection
Season 2, episode 18
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: William Asher

With Desi Arnaz (Paco), Janis Paige.
When a fashion photographer and his wife decide to separate, Alice's efforts to reunite them almost make the separation permanent.

March 5, 1978: Mel's Big Five-O
Season 2, episode 19
W: Warren S. Murray   D: William Asher

With Pat Cranshaw (Andy), Patrick Cronin (Jason Carp), Bob McClurg (Cecil), Noble Willingham (Police Officer).
For weeks, Mel has been telling the girls how much he dislikes surprise parties and is disappointed when, for his 50th birthday, they take him at his word.

March 12, 1978: Don't Lock Now
Season 2, episode 20
W: Tom Whedon   D: William Asher

With Nedra Volz (Esther), Bill McLean (Farley).
After the diner is burgled, the suspicious Mel double locks every door and then discovers that he and the waitresses will be spending the holiday weekend together -- locked in the storeroom.

March 19, 1978: The Star In The Storeroom
Season 2, episode 21
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Marc Daniels

With Jerry Reed (Himself), Graham Jarvis (Cappy), Ernie Sabella.
Country-music singer Jerry Reed stops by to see Flo, who was his babysitter when he was just a tyke in Texas, and soon finds himself smothered with adulation -- among other things.

March 26, 1978: The Bus
Season 2, episode 22
W: Erik Tarloff   D: Marc Daniels

With Michael Alldredge (Bus Driver), Rod Browning (Tom), Rod Colbin (Edgar Patton), Joe George (Eddie), Lee Kessler (Ellen Pringle), James Lashly (Henry Blaine), Lupe Ontiveros (Maria Fernanadez), Allan Rich (Mr. Adler), Gay Rowan (Tiffany), Lila Teigh (Mrs. Adler), Beatrice Colen (Wendy Harris), Pat Van Patten (Joan Pringle).
Mel and the diner staff prepare for a bus load of hungry customers.

April 2, 1978: Mel's Recession
Season 2, episode 23
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher, Tom Whedon   D: William Asher

Mel's diner is in the red, so someone's got to go -- will it be Alice, Vera or Flo?

April 9, 1978: Earthquake
Season 2, episode 24
W: Chris Hayward, Gary Markowitz   D: Noam Pitlik

With Edward Binns (Driscoll), J.J. Barry (Reese), Ancel Cook (Harry), Gordon Hurst (Gus).
An earthquake prediction for exactly 11:37 A.M. has everyone a little off balance at Mel's, including two customers -- a prisoner on his way to jail and his police escort.





September 24, 1978: Take Him, He's Yours
Season 3, episode 1
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: William Asher

With Patrick Cronin (Jason Carp), Bob McClurg (Cecil).
Season premiere. When Alice gripes about Tommy's headstrong show of independence, Mel proposes to take Tommy in for a while and raise him the way a boy should be raised.

October 1, 1978: Car Wars
Season 3, episode 2
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: William Asher

With Patrick Cronin (Jason Carp), Bob McClurg (Cecil).
Alice, Flo and Vera are bugged at Mel when the vintage "bug" he sells them turns out to be a lemon.

October 8, 1978: Citizen Mel
Season 3, episode 3
W: Charles Isaacs   D: William Asher

With Patrick Cronin (Jason Carp), Bob McClurg (Cecil), William Pierson (Customer).
Alice talks Mel into going to the police as a witness to a robbery.

October 15, 1978: Vera's Popcorn Romance
Season 3, episode 4
W: Tom Whedon   D: William Asher

With Alan Haufrect (Brian), Barbara Minkus (Doris), Johnnie Decker (Harold), Steve Nevil (Delivery Boy).
Vera meets a new boyfriend at the movies, but refuses to bring him to the diner.

October 22, 1978: Block Those Kicks
Season 3, episode 5
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: William Asher

With Bob McClurg (Cecil), Lou Tiano (Marty), Tara Talboy (Louise).
To kick their bad habits once and for all, Alice, Flo, Mel and Vera lock themselves in Alice's apartment for three days and go "cold turkey" together.

October 29, 1978: What Happened To The Class of '78?
Season 3, episode 6
W: Tom Whedon   D: William Asher

With Harvey J. Goldenberg (Walter), Lyman Ward (Burt Gilman).
Flo has trouble studying for her high school diploma despite Alice's tutoring.

November 5, 1978: Better Never Than Late
Season 3, episode 7
W: Tom Whedon   D: William Asher

With Steve Franken (Holdup Man), Jim Varney (Milo Skinner), Dave Madden (Soccer Coach).
Mel's bright idea to keep the diner open late to catch the demolition derby crowd results in a strange encounter for Alice.

November 11, 1978: Mel's In A Family Way
Season 3, episode 8
W: Tom Whedon, Jerry Winnick   D: William Asher

With Michael Pataki (Ted), Shirley Mitchell (Betty), Dave Shelley (Bob).
Mel mistakes Alice's intentions when she invites him for a family dinner.

November 19, 1978: Who Ordered The Hot Turkey?
Season 3, episode 9
W: Tom Whedon   D: William Asher

With Joyce Bulifant (Connie Raymond), Owen Bush (Ed), James Cromwell (Detective Hilton), Nancy McKeon (Girl Orphan).
Mel unwittingly buys stolen turkeys for a Thanksgiving dinner he is having for orphans.

November 26, 1978: The Happy Hoofers
Season 3, episode 10
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: William Asher

With Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Bob McClurg (Cecil).
To save money for Tommy's education, Alice moonlights by delivering singing telegrams.

December 3, 1978: A Slight Case Of ESP
Season 3, episode 11
W: Alan Rosen, Fred Rubin   D: William Asher

With Michael Keenan.
Mel scoffs at Vera's prediction of danger for him until her other predictions begin coming true.

December 10, 1978: The Principal Of The Thing
Season 3, episode 12
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: William Asher

With Gary Collins (Jim Thornton), Lou Frizzell (Bubba Norris), Joseph V. Perry (Freddy), Miriam Byrd-Nethery (Henrietta).
Alice feels she has to stop dating Tommy's principal when Tommy's friends begin razzing him about it.

December 31, 1978: What're You Doing New Year's Eve?
Season 3, episode 13
W: Marion C. Freeman, Dawn Aldredge   D: Marc Daniels

With Robert Hogan (Greg Stemple), Alan Haufrect (Brian), Dave Madden (Earl Hicks), Victoria Carroll (Marie), Theodore Lehmann (McCoy).
Alice feels terrible when the blind date she sets up for Flo falls through, leaving her without a date for New Year's Eve.

January 14, 1979: Sweet Charity
Season 3, episode 14
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: William Asher

With Alan Haufrect (Brian), Michael Ballard (Customer), Patrick Cronin (Jason Carp), Victoria Carroll (Marie), Clifford A. Pellow (Whizzer Wallace), Ron Rifkin (Eric).
A minor war erupts between Mel, Flo and Vera when Alice is given two extra tickets to a celebrity ball.

January 21, 1979: The Fourth Time Around
Season 3, episode 15
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: William Asher

With Patrick Cronin (Jason Carp), Bob McClurg (Cecil), Carmine Caridi (Al Sharples), Lou Frizzell (Bubba Norris).
Mel's younger brother drops into town and rekindles his romance with Flo.

January 28, 1979: Tommy's First Love
Season 3, episode 16
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: William Asher

With Dave Madden (Earl Hicks), Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Olivia Barash (Melissa Lloyd), Bruce Kirby (Mr. Lloyd).
After Alice grounds him, Tommy rebels and runs off in the middle of the night with his girlfriend Melissa.

February 5, 1979: Mel Grows Up
Season 3, episode 17
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: William Asher

With Robert Hogan (Greg Stemple), Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Martha Raye (Carrie Sharples).
Mel's pushy mother unexpectedly drops in from Brooklyn and moves in with her son.

February 18, 1979: Vera's Broken Heart
Season 3, episode 18
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Lee Lochhead

With Michael Ballard (Mike), Dawson Mays (Delivery Man).
Vera is heartbroken after her boyfriend tells her that he's marrying someone else.

February 25, 1979: Alice's Decision
Season 3, episode 19
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher, Tom Whedon   D: Lee Lochhead

With Karen Morrow (Ina Simpson), Bobby Ramsen (Laslo).
Alice's show business break has an expensive price tag -- leaving Tommy alone.

March 11, 1979: The Last Stow It
Season 3, episode 20
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: William Asher

With Dave Madden (Earl Hicks), Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Hans Conried (Randolph Briggs), Don Chastain (Ted), Bob Hastings (George).
Alice, Flo and Vera's jobs are jeopardized when Mel sells the diner to the fastidious and crotchety Randolph Briggs.

March 11, 1979: The Last Stow It (2)
Season 3, episode 21
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: William Asher

With Michael Ballard (Mike), Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Patrick Cronin (Jason Carp), Ed Kenney (Joe), Hans Conried (Randolph Briggs), John Welsh (Edgar), Randy Doney (Kirby).
Unable to buy back his diner from the new restaurateur, Mel opens an eatery in Alice's apartment.

March 18, 1979: If The Shoe Fits
Season 3, episode 22
W: Charles Isaacs, Tom Whedon   D: Marc Daniels

With Fred McCarren (Sean), Danny Goldman (Tony).
Alice and Vera vie for a role in a production being cast by an attractive director.

March 25, 1979: My Fair Vera
Season 3, episode 23
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: William Asher

With Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Larry Breeding (Mark), Bobby Ramsen (Laslo), Bryan O'Byrne (Joe), Lew Horn (Assitant), Don Chastain (Ted).
Vera gets an offer to do a commercial after starring as Cinderella in a theater production.

April 1, 1979: Flo Finds Her Father
Season 3, episode 24
W: Marion C. Freeman, Dawn Aldredge   D: William Asher

With Forrest Tucker (Edsel Jarvis Castleberry), Hamilton Camp (Clem).
Sparks fly when Edsel Castleberry show up looking for hs little girl, Flo, whom he hasn't seen in years.





September 23, 1979: Has Anyone Here Seen Telly?
Season 4, episode 1
W: Robert Fisher, Arthur Marx, Charles Isaacs, Tom Whedon   D: Marc Daniels

With Telly Savalas (Himself), George Savalas (Himself).
Telly Savalas gives star-struck Vera a thrill when he stops by the diner while she's working there alone. When no one believes her story, she quits in a huff.

September 30, 1979: Mona Lisa Alice
Season 4, episode 2
W: Charles Isaacs, Tom Whedon   D: Marc Daniels

With Robert Hogan (Greg Stemple), Dave Madden (Earl Hicks), Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Nancy Lenehan.
Mel makes the mistake of offering a free meal to every customer who doesn't get a smile from his waitress.

October 7, 1979: Mel Loves Marie
Season 4, episode 3
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Marc Daniels

With Victoria Carroll (Marie), Dave Madden (Earl Hicks), Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Ed E. Carroll (Herman).
Alice is caught in the middle when Mel and his fiancee disagree on a pre-marital agreement.

October 21, 1979: Vera Robs The Cradle
Season 4, episode 4
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Marc Daniels

With Michael Ballard (Mike), Howard Platt (Max), Annrae Walterhouse (Debbie).
Alice is shocked to learn that the older woman Tommy is professing his love for is her co-worker Vera.

October 28, 1979: Flo's Chili Reception
Season 4, episode 5
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Marc Daniels

With Michael Alldredge (Ralph), Ted Gehring (Charlie), Richard B. Shull (Barney), Med Flory (Brad), Claude Stroud (Happy Schuster).
When Mel insinuates that his top competitor asked Flo out only to get Mel's secret chili recipe, Flo gets mad and quits.

November 4, 1979: Little Alice Bluenose
Season 4, episode 6
W: Charles Isaacs, Tom Whedon   D: Marc Daniels

With Alan Haufrect (Brian), Spencer Milligan (David), Suzan Campbell (Student), Terry Wills (Instructor).
Alice learns why Vera's boyfriend objected to Vera taking an art class that used a nude model, when she learns the identity of the model.

November 11, 1979: Carrie Sharples Strikes Again
Season 4, episode 7
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Lee Lochhead

With Martha Raye (Carrie), Michael Ballard (Mike), Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Patrick Cronin (Jason Carp), Ted Gehring (Man).
Mel gets a psychosomatic backache when his mother returns to town and tries to take over the diner.

November 18, 1979: Mel's In The Kitchen With Dinah
Season 4, episode 8
W: Charles Isaacs, Tom Whedon   D: Norman Abbott

With Dinah Shore (Herself), Ronnie Schell (Ken Baldwin), Guich Koock (Lonesome Larry).
Mel's famous chili recipe gets him an all-expense paid trip to Hollywood and an invitation to cook up a batch on Dinah Shore's show -- but trouble develops when he tries to decide who to take with him.

December 2, 1979: Cabin Fever
Season 4, episode 9
W: Thad Mumford, Dan Wilcox   D: Marc Daniels

With Victoria Carroll (Marie), Patrick Cronin (Jason Carp), Ed Kenney (Announcer).
Alice, Flo and Vera go for a weekend at a friend's rustic cabin, unaware that the cabin's co-owner has offered it to Mel and his girl.

December 9, 1979: My Cousin, Art Carney
Season 4, episode 10
W: Charles Isaacs, Tom Whedon, Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Lee Lochhead

With Art Carney (Himself), Alan Oppenheimer (Bernie).
Mel gets more than he bargained for when he convinces Vera to get her cousin, famed actor Art Carney, to endorse his chili.

December 23, 1979: Mel, The Magi
Season 4, episode 11
W: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon   D: Marc Daniels

With Michael Alldredge (Ralph), Ted Gehring (Charlie), Ed Kenney (Police Officer #1), Jack Kruschen (Santa Claus), Ancel Cook (Ancel), Randy Doney (Police Officer #2), Will Hunt (Arrested Santa).
A holiday tale finds the girls pooling their meager resources to celebrate Christmas at the diner.

January 6, 1980: Good Buddy Flo
Season 4, episode 12
W: Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo   D: Marc Daniels

With Michael MacRae (Sy), Sherry Jackson (Toni Morelli).
Flo takes the wheel herself when she learns that her trucker beau has a female partner.

January 13, 1980: Alice In TV Land
Season 4, episode 13
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Norman Abbott

With Dave Madden (Earl Hicks), Michael Alldredge (Ralph), Raleigh Bond (Hank), Eve Arden (Psychologist), Kim Dashiell (Sally), Christian Juttner (Billy).
Tommy stirs up trouble by candidly discussing his elders on a TV talk show.

January 27, 1980: Alice Beats The Clock
Season 4, episode 14
W: Katherine Green   D: Marc Daniels

With Michael Alldredge (Ralph), Michael Ballard (Mike), Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Ted Gehring (Charlie).
Mel installs a time clock which prompts the waitresses to demand overtime for the Sunday cleanup they used to do for nothing.

February 3, 1980: Carrie's Wedding
Season 4, episode 15
W: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon   D: Gary Shimokawa

With Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Howard Witt (Robert), Ancel Cook (Customer), Phil Leeds (Cab Driver), Vernon Weddle (Minister), Martha Raye (Carrie Sharples).
Mel is delighted that his mother is planning to remarry -- until he discovers that his prospective stepfather is younger than he is.

February 10, 1980: My Funny Valentine Tux
Season 4, episode 16
W: Charles Isaacs, Tom Whedon   D: Marc Daniels

With Kelly Parsons (Wanda), Wayne Storm (Fireman), Terry Wills (Wilbur).
Tommy has his heart set on taking his girl to a formal Valentine's Day dance and he needs a tuxedo.

February 17, 1980: Auld Acquaintances Should Be Forgot
Season 4, episode 17
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Marc Daniels

With Michael Alldredge (Ralph), Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Ted Gehring (Charlie), Eddie Barth (Ernie Rockwell), Reva Rose (Mildred).
Mel plays host to an old buddy whose wife has just left him.

February 24, 1980: Flo's Farewell
Season 4, episode 18
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Marc Daniels

With Michael Alldredge (Ralph), Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Ted Gehring (Charlie).
Flo says goodbye to Mel's when she takes a job offer from a wealthy Houston restauranteur.

March 2, 1980: For Whom The Belle Toils
Season 4, episode 19
W: Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo   D: Marc Daniels

With Victoria Carroll (Marie), Ted Gehring (Charlie), Hugh Gillin (Slade), Howard Mann (Customer).
Mel hires a new waitress from Mississippi named Belle, who has dreams of being a country-music writer.

March 9, 1980: One Too Many Girls
Season 4, episode 20
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Marc Daniels

With Robert Hogan (Greg Stemple), Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Ted Gehring (Charlie), Kip Gilman (Cliff).
Although Belle is getting along fine with Mel, she's not doing so well with Alice and Vera after she steals their dates.

March 16, 1980: Vera, The Vamp
Season 4, episode 21
W: Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo   D: Linda Lavin, Lee Lochhead

With Alan Haufrect (Brian), Raleigh Bond (Raleigh), Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Ted Gehring (Charlie), Howard Mann (Customer), Mickey Morton (Trucker).
Vera asks Belle to help make her be more attractive to men.

March 23, 1980: Profit Without Honor
Season 4, episode 22
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Lee Lochhead

With Dave Madden (Earl Hicks).
Mel discovers how much he'll get for letting the city condemn his property when he signs an agreement to share his profits with the women.

March 30, 1980: Cook's Tour
Season 4, episode 23
W: Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo   D: Linda Lavin, Lee Lochhead

With Pamela Myers (Bobbi), Howard Platt (Max), Reb Brown (Willy).
A tour guide steers business towards the diner out of love for Mel.

April 6, 1980: Here Comes Alice Cottontail
Season 4, episode 24
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Marc Daniels

With John Crawford (Police Officer), Hector Elias (Hector), John Hawker (Trucker #1), Howard Mann (Trucker #2), Christopher Tayback (Jack), Felice Schachter (Victoria).
Tommy moves in with Mel for Easter week vacation after Alice refuses to let him go to Mexico with a group of kids, prompting a wager between Alice and Mel. She bets that he will kick Tommy out and Mel bets that Alice will snoop on her son.





November 2, 1980: Mel And The Green Machine
Season 5, episode 1
W: Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo   D: Lee Lochhead

With Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Raleigh Bond (Raleigh), George Wyner (Marty), John Harkins (Mr. Egan), Damu King (Police Officer).
An automated bank teller accidentally spews out $24,675 to an astonished but delighted Mel, who takes the money and runs.

November 9, 1980: Dog Day Evening
Season 5, episode 2
W: George Arthur Bloom   D: Marc Daniels

With Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Douglas Robinson (Doug), Warren Berlinger (Starkey), Richard Jamison (Customer).
After his safe is stolen, Mel rents the services of two very efficient guard dogs.

November 16, 1980: Vegas (1)
Season 5, episode 3
W: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon   D: Marc Daniels

With Robert Goulet (Himself), Lou Criscuolo (Joe Capri), Michael Tucci (Dino), Nedra Volz (Gambler).
Robert Goulet makes an appearance when Vera wins a free trip to Las Vegas and Alice, Mel and Belle tag along to try their luck.

November 16, 1980: Vegas (2)
Season 5, episode 4
W: Vic Rauseo, Linda Morris   D: Marc Daniels

With Robert Goulet (Himself), Lou Criscuolo (Joe Capri), Michael Tucci (Dino), Michael Ballard (Mike).
Mel may get his diner back if Belle can get Robert Goulet to perform for a Las Vegas casino owner, but when it seems she can't get him, Alice steps in and impersonates him.

November 23, 1980: Vera's Aunt Agatha
Season 5, episode 5
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Marc Daniels

With Ted Gehring (Charlie), Mildred Natwick (Aunt Agatha).
Vera's Aunt Agatha, a freewheeling sexagenarian, makes a pit stop in Phoenix while motorcycling to Mexico. This prompts Vera to make a life-altering decision -- whether to ride off into the sunset with her aunt or remain where she is.

November 30, 1980: Tommy's T.K.O.
Season 5, episode 6
W: Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo   D: Marc Daniels

With Susan Tolsky (Miss Gafney), Richard Balin (Mr. Plotkin), Jody Arthur Balsam (Larry Plotkin), Paul Smith (Arthur), Vernon Weddle (Principal Solomon).
Against Alice's expressed wishes, Mel secretly teaches Tommy how to take care of a school bully.

December 7, 1980: The New Improved Mel
Season 5, episode 7
W: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon   D: Marc Daniels

With Ted Gehring (Charlie), Shavar Ross (Danny), Maurice Hill (Doctor), Mickey Morton (Trucker).
The sparsely attended funeral of a buddy persuades Mel to become Mr. Nice Guy so as to ensure a decent turnout at his own burial.

December 21, 1980: Carrie Sings The Blues
Season 5, episode 8
W: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon   D: Linda Lavin, Christine Ballard

With Dave Madden (Earl Hicks), Michael Alldredge (Ralph), Howard Witt (Robby), Martha Raye (Carrie Sharples).
Mel's mother is singing the blues after her husband of six months has left her.

January 4, 1981: Henry's Bitter Half
Season 5, episode 9
W: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon   D: Lee Lochhead

With Dave Madden (Earl Hicks), Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Ruth Buzzi (Chloe), Zale Kessler (Customer).
Henry's convinced that his wife of 20 years is suddenly being nice because she's having an affair, so he tells her he's having one too -- with Alice.

January 11, 1981: Alice Locks Belle Out
Season 5, episode 10
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Nick Havinga

With John Sylvester White (Mr. Swanson).
As the new manager of her apartment building, Alice has the unenviable task of locking out a delinquent fellow tenant, Belle.

January 18, 1981: Vera Goes Out On A Limb
Season 5, episode 11
W: Vic Rauseo, Linda Morris   D: Marc Daniels

With Ted Gehring (Charlie), Walter Olkewicz (Sonny Santini), Tom Kindle (Police Officer), Ed Kenney (Construction Worker).
Vera chains herself to a 100-year-old tree in front of the diner to save it from being cut down for a road project.

February 1, 1981: The Jerry Reed Fish Story
Season 5, episode 12
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Marc Daniels

With Ted Gehring (Charlie), Jerry Reed (Himself), Bob Gunter (Window Washer).
The waitresses cut up a huge fish they find in the refrigerator, unaware that singer Jerry Reed had left it there until he could have it stuffed.

February 8, 1981: Bye Bye, Birdie
Season 5, episode 13
W: George Arthur Bloom   D: Marc Daniels

With Dave Madden (Earl Hicks), Douglas Robinson (Doug), William Bogert (Langston Birch), Lou Cutell (Customer), Catherine Paolone (Customer).
Mel gets into a nose-to-beak yelling match with Vera's new pet parrot, which then drops dead.

February 15, 1981: Alice's Son, The Dropout
Season 5, episode 14
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Marc Daniels

With Dave Madden (Earl Hicks), Tom Williams (Harvey Armstrong), Raleigh Bond (Raleigh), Tom Kindle (Joe).
Tommy is cutting classes to pursue a singing career and his first job is singing at a juice saloon.

February 22, 1981: Carrie Chickens Out
Season 5, episode 15
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Marc Daniels

With Dave Madden (Earl Hicks), Douglas Robinson (Doug), Jack Kruschen (Benny Conway), Martha Raye (Carrie Sharples).
During a visit, Carrie plans to help out at the diner as a cook, but Mel refuses so she goes to work for a competitor -- and almost puts Mel out of business.

March 8, 1981: Macho, Macho Mel
Season 5, episode 16
W: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon   D: Marc Daniels

With Florence Halop (Mugger), Andy Romano (Police Officer), Dave Madden (Earl Hicks), Duane R. Campbell (Chuck).
When Mel recounts the story of the little old lady who mugged him, the old lady becomes four thugs.

March 15, 1981: The Great Escape
Season 5, episode 17
W: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon, Vic Rauseo, Linda Morris   D: Marc Daniels

With Ted Gehring (Charlie), Douglas Robinson (Doug), Robert Carnegie (Burt).
A lady trucker chooses Mel's Diner as the place to tell her amorous driving partner to take their rig and hit the road, and Mel ends up offering her a job as a waitress.

March 29, 1981: Alice Strikes Up The Band
Season 5, episode 18
W: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon   D: Marc Daniels

With Duane P. Campbell (Chuck), James Callahan (Vinnie), Vern Rowe (Man).
Alice thinks she has found her big break when she lands a gig singing with a band at a banquet and then is invited to join them as a permanent member -- the only problem is that they are about to launch a one-year road tour.

April 5, 1981: Who's Kissing The Great Chef Of Phoenix?
Season 5, episode 19
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Marc Daniels

With Victoria Carroll (Marie).
Mel suddenly takes a romantic interest in Vera, who doesn't realize it's just a ploy to make his girlfriend jealous.

May 3, 1981: Baby Makes Five
Season 5, episode 20
W: Tom Whedon, Charles Isaacs   D: Linda Lavin, Christine Ballard

With James Murtaugh (Mr. Devlin), Irene Arranga (Julie), Nancy Jeris (Police Officer), Tom Taylor (Police Officer).
Vera refuses to give up the baby girl someone left in her pile of wash at the laundromat.





October 4, 1981: Bet A Million, Mel
Season 6, episode 1
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: Nick Havinga

With Ted Gehring (Charlie), Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Hamilton Camp (Willie Harmon).
Mel borrows $10,000 against the diner to bet on a 90-to-1 nag.

October 11, 1981: Guinness On Tap
Season 6, episode 2
W: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon   D: Marc Daniels

With Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Donald O'Connor (Himself), Byron Webster (Mr. Swift).
Determined to leave her mark on the world, Vera sets out to break the tap dancing endurance record.

October 18, 1981: Comrade Mel
Season 6, episode 3
W: Robert Sternin, Prudence Fraser   D: Marc Daniels

With Robert Pierce (Treplev), Allan Rich (Vladimir).
A towel boy from the Russian ballet decides to defect and takes refuge in Mel's storeroom.

October 25, 1981: Alice's Halloween Surprise
Season 6, episode 4
W: Gail Honigberg   D: Marc Daniels

With Dave Madden (Earl Hicks), Nancy McKeon (Kimberly), Phillip R. Allen (Mitch Aames), Shavar Ross (Tyrone), Billy Jayne (Jeff), Ty Mitchell (David), Evan Cohen (Artie), Nicki Armstrong (Dana), Philip Gordon (Manuel), Jimmy Briscoe (Harold).
On Halloween, Alice's latest heartthrob asks her to shepherd his four kids for the evening.

November 8, 1981: Alice's Big Four-Oh!
Season 6, episode 5
W: Vic Rauseo, Linda Morris   D: Marc Daniels

With Dave Madden (Earl Hicks), Doris Roberts (Mona Spivak).
It's Alice's 40th birthday, and for the milestone she gets a millstone, a visit from her meddling mother.

November 15, 1981: Mel's Cousin Wendell
Season 6, episode 6
W: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon, Vic Rauseo, Linda Morris   D: Marc Daniels

With David Rounds (Wendell).
Smooth operator Mel teaches his shy cousin, Wendell, how to score with Vera.

November 29, 1981: Vera's Bouncing Check
Season 6, episode 7
W: Ken Hecht, Bob Brunner   D: Marc Daniels

With Kip Niven (Steve Marsh), Duane R. Campbell (Chuck).
Against Mel's orders, Vera cashes a check for an old flame, who's nowhere to be found when it bounces.

December 6, 1981: After Mel's Gone
Season 6, episode 8
W: Ken Hecht, Bob Brunner   D: Stockton Briggle

With Dave Madden (Earl Hicks), Hector Elias (Hector), Jerry Potter (Jerry).
Mel becomes despondent when he realizes he has no heirs.

December 20, 1981: Mel's Christmas Carol
Season 6, episode 9
W: Vic Rauseo, Linda Morris   D: Marc Daniels

With Jack Gilford (Jake).
The ghost of a partner past gives Mel the dickens on Christmas Eve after Mel fires Alice, Jolene and Vera.

December 27, 1981: The Wild One
Season 6, episode 10
W: Michael Weinberger   D: Marc Daniels

With Ron Palillo (Mutner), Jay Leno (Bones), Susan Wolf (Daisy).
Alice's spirit inspires a biker to recruit her as his "old lady."

January 3, 1982: Alice Calls The Shots
Season 6, episode 11
W: Gail Honigberg   D: Marc Daniels

With Dave Madden (Earl Hicks).
Alice blows the whistle on Tommy's basketball playing when his grades start to slip.

January 17, 1982: Not With My Niece You Don't
Season 6, episode 12
W: Chet Dowling, Sandy Krinski   D: John Pasquin

With Kim Richards (Lisa), Karlene Crockett (Melody).
Mel gives Tommy advice on how to charm the ladies, which Tommy promptly applies to Mel's niece.

January 31, 1982: Queen Of Soaps
Season 6, episode 13
W: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon   D: Marc Daniels

With Susan Tolsky (Customer), Jerry Hausner (Customer).
After getting hooked on soap operas, Vera becomes a washout at work and later quits.

February 7, 1982: Sharples vs. Sharples
Season 6, episode 14
W: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon   D: Linda Day

With Edie McClurg (Imogene), Rose Arrick (Broadway Betty), Martha Raye (Carrie Sharples).
Mel has a beef with his mother who wants to publish his secret chili recipe in her new cookbook.

February 14, 1982: Valentine's Day Massacre
Season 6, episode 15
W: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon   D: John Pasquin

With Victoria Carroll (Marie), Dave Madden (Earl Hicks), Phillip R. Allen (Mitch Aames), Ron Kuhlman (Jack), Don Bovingloh (Mark), Pat Benson (Margie), .
Valentine's Day promises anything but hearts and flowers for the diner staff, who all quarrel with their dates.

February 21, 1982: The Best Little Waitress In The World
Season 6, episode 16
W: Vic Rauseo, Linda Morris   D: Mel Ferber

With Justin Lord (Produce Man), Beatrice Colen (Customer), Jerry Hausner (Customer).
A book on building self-confidence inspires Vera to become "the best little waitress in the world!" Later, Mel leaves a newly confident Vera in charge of the diner.

March 7, 1982: Alice And The Acorns
Season 6, episode 17
W: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon   D: Marc Daniels

With Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Marilyn Cooper (Brenda), James Callahan (Vinnie).
Alice is visited by a high school chum who's still suffering from her teenage inferiority complex.

March 14, 1982: Jolene Hunnicutt, Dynamite Trucker
Season 6, episode 18
W: Chet Dowling, Sandy Krinski   D: Marc Daniels

With Ted Gehring (Charlie), Robert Carnegie (Burt), James Cavan (Prospector).
To help Jolene's exhausted good buddy, the girls drive his rig to a mining town, blissfully unaware that they're hauling dynamite.

March 21, 1982: Mel Wins By A Nose
Season 6, episode 19
W: Vic Rauseo, Linda Morris   D: Marc Daniels

With Dave Madden (Earl Hicks), Kenneth Mars (Dr. Evers), Susan Tolsky (Nurse).
Mel considers getting a nose job while undergoing surgery for a deviated septum.

April 4, 1982: Give My Regrets To Broadway
Season 6, episode 20
W: Gail Honigberg   D: John Pasquin

With Gail Strickland (Julia Roberts), Lisa Lindgren (Sara Brown), Mario Roccuzzo (Customer).
Alice's actress friend from New York persuades Tommy that he has a brilliant future on Broadway.

April 11, 1982: Vera's Reunion Romance
Season 6, episode 21
W: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon, Gail Honigberg   D: Linda Lavin, Christine Ballard

With Kip Niven (Steve), Cisse Cameron (Bonnie), Rebecca Clemons (Marilyn), Jane Dulo (Mrs. Sage), Pamela Myers (Patty), Robert Picardo (Freddie), Renny Temple (Sam).
Vera returns from her high school reunion with stars in her eyes and a sparkler on her finger.

April 18, 1982: Monty Falls For Alice
Season 6, episode 22
W: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon, Vic Rauseo, Linda Morris   D: Marc Daniels

With Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), George Wendt (Monty).
A jilted acquaintance flips for Alice on the first bounce, and when she doesn't reciprocate his feelings he threatens to jump from the Mel's Diner sign.

May 2, 1982: Spell Mel's
Season 6, episode 23
W: Chet Dowling, Sandy Krinski   D: Marc Daniels

With Douglas Robinson (Doug), Carl Ballantine (Freddy), Jerry Potter (Jerry), Hank Rolike (John).
To counter a competitor whose contest is drawing customers, Mel launches one too and ups the ante to $3,000.

May 16, 1982: My Mother The Landlord
Season 6, episode 24
W: Chet Dowling, Sandy Krinski   D: Marc Daniels

With Tom Williams (Frank Feister), Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Tony Longo (Artie), Susan Davis (Frances Feister), Martha Raye (Carrie Sharples).
Mel happily envisions a rent-free future when his mother buys his apartment building, but surprises him when she announces a $50 rent increase.





October 6, 1982: Sorry, Wrong Lips
Season 7, episode 1
W: Lloyd Turner, Howard Liebling   D: Mel Ferber

With Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Debbie Reynolds (Felicia Blake), Lucille Benson (Grace), Elvia Allman (Lillian), Jerry Potter (Jerry), Bob Ari (Larry).
Debbie Reynolds plays an actress whose torrid memoirs convince Mel he's the one she remembers as the greatest kisser in her life.

October 13, 1982: Do You Take . . . ?
Season 7, episode 2
W: Gail Honigberg   D: Linda Lavin, Christine Ballard

With Jerry Stiller (Gordy), Tessa Richards (Linette).
Mel tries to outdo an old buddy who shows up boasting a track record of fast living and sporting a blonde on his arm as proof.

October 20, 1982: The Secret Of Mel's Diner
Season 7, episode 3
W: Sandy Krinski, Chet Dowling   D: Marc Daniels

With Douglas Robinson (Doug).
There's gold in them there walls, or so Mel reckons after learning that the eccentric who built his diner left $20,000 stashed in another building.

October 27, 1982: Alice At The Palace
Season 7, episode 4
W: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon   D: Marc Daniels

With Tom Williams (Jimmy), Joel Grey (Himself), Michael Rupert (Mickey).
Joel Grey offers his services gratis as the leading man in a musical revue bankrolled by Mel and featuring Alice. Mel, however, has never heard of Grey and gives the role to his bookie.

November 3, 1982: Joel Grey Saves The Day
Season 7, episode 5
W: Mark Egan, Mark Solomon   D: Marc Daniels

With Tom Williams (Jimmy), Duane R. Campbell (Chuck), Joel Grey (Himself), Michael Rupert (Mickey), Maurice Hill (Andrew Tashman).
Joel Grey walks out after producer Mel turns a revue about New York into a desert musical with tunes like "Two Tootsies from Tucson" and "Ramona from Arizona."

November 10, 1982: Alice's Turkey Of A Thanksgiving
Season 7, episode 6
W: Gail Honigberg   D: Mel Ferber

With Robert Hogan (Greg Stemple), Doris Roberts (Mona Spivak).
Alice's meddlesome mother knocks the stuffing out of her daughter's Thanksgiving dinner.


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