The durable sitcom about a single mom who slings hash at Mel's Diner is based on the 1974 movie `Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore' and ran for nine seasons. The spinoff series `Flo,' with Polly Holliday, ran from 1980-81.
Premiered: August 31, 1976
Season 4, Episode 11 Mel, the Magi
First Aired: December 23, 1979
A holiday tale finds the girls pooling their meager resources to celebrate Christmas at the diner. Linda Lavin. Charlie: Ted Gehring. Mel: Vic Tayback. Electrician: Jack Kruschen. Flo: Polly Holliday. First Santa: Will Hunt. Vera: Beth Howland. Second Santa: Paul Keith. Tommy: Philip McKeon. First Policeman: Randy Doney. Henry: Marvin Kaplan.
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