Season 5, Episode 8 Carrie Sings the Blues
First Aired: December 21, 1980
Mel's mother is singing the blues: her husband of six months has left her. Linda Lavin. Robby: Howard Witt. Mel: Vic Tayback. Earl: Dave Madden.
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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)