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 2 Mona Lisa Alice
First Aired: September 30, 1979
Mel's smiling-waitress promotion is threatened by Alice's sour reaction to Tommy's matchmaking. Linda Lavin. Greg: Robert Hogan. Earl: Dave Madden. Mel: Vic Tayback. Chuck: Duane R. Campbell. Tommy: Philip McKeon. Flo: Polly Holliday. Vera: Beth Howland. Henry: Marvin Kaplan.
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