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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
When Alice Hyatt is given the opportunity to star in a television commercial for Mel's Diner, her gold opportunity quickly turns to brass.
Everyone tries to convince Alice that "finders keepers, losers weepers" is their motto when Flo find $40,000 under a chair in the diner.
When Alice can't convince Mel that charity should begin at home, she resorts to burglary to correct an innocent mistake.
Alice and Flo come to the aid of Vera's love life and send her off on a dangerous liaison.