Season 1, Episode 17 The Failure
First Aired: January 29, 1977
An incompetent robber runs true to form when he tries to hold up the diner. Linda Lavin. Flo: Polly Holliday. Mel: Vic Tayback. Vera: Beth Howland. Burt: Bernie Kopell. Mrs. Rivera: Lupe Ontiveros. Tommy: Philip McKeon.
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- Premiered: August 31, 1976
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: 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. (more)