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Alice Season 5

Release Date 1985-03-19
Runtime 30 minutes
Genres Comedy
Stars Linda Lavin, Vic Tayback, Beth Howland, Polly Holliday, Celia Weston
Directors Harvey Bullock, David Susskind, Madelyn Pugh, Bob Carroll Jr.

Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to March 19, 1985 on CBS. The series is based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda Lavin in the title role, a widow who moves with her young son to start her life over again, and finds a job working at a roadside diner on the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona. Most of the episodes revolve around events at Mel's Diner.

1. Mel and the Green Machine


An automated bank teller accidentally spews out $24,675 to an astonished but delighted Mel.

2. Dog Day Evening


After his safe is stolen, Mel rents the services of two very efficient guard dogs.

3. Vegas (1)


Robert Goulet makes an appearance when Vera wins a free trip to Las Vegas and Alice, Mel and Belle tag along to try their luck.

4. Vegas (2)


Mel may get his diner back if Belle can get Robert Goulet to perform for a Las Vegas casino owner but when it seems she can't get him, Alice steps in and impersonates him.

5. Vera's Aunt Agatha


Vera's Aunt Agatha, a freewheeling sexagenarian, makes a pit stop in Phoenix while motorcycling to Mexico. This prompts Vera to make a life altering decision, whether or not to ride off into the sunset with her aunt.

6. Tommy's T.K.O.


Against Alce's expressed wishes, Mel secretly teaches Tommy how to take care of a school bully.

7. The New Improved Mel


The sparsely attended funeral of a buddy persuade Mel to become Mr. Nice Guy and ensure a decent turnout at his own burial.

8. Carrie Sings the Blues


Mel's mother is singing the blues because her husband of six months has just left her.

9. Henry's Bitter Half


Henry's convinced that his wife of 20 years is suddenly being nice because she's having an affair, so he tells her he's having one too, with Alice.

10. Alice Locks Belle Out


As the new manager of her apartment building, Alice has the unenviable task of locking out a delinquent fellow tenant, Belle.

11. Vera Goes Out On a Limb


Vera goes out on a limb to save a century old tree in front of the diner from being cut down for a road-widening project.

12. The Jerry Reed Fish Story


The waitresses cut up a huge fish they find in the refrigerator, unaware that singer Jerry Reed had left it there until he could have it stuffed.

13. Bye Bye, Birdie


Mel gets into a nose-to-beak yelling match with Vera's new pet parrot.

14. Alice's Son, the Drop-out


Tommy is cutting classes to pursue a singing career and his first job is singing at a juice saloon.

15. Carrie Chickens Out


During a visit, Carrie plans to help out at the diner and cook but a fed up Mel kicks her out and she goes to work for a competitor.

16. Macho, Macho Mel


When, Mel recounts the story of the little old lady who mugged him, the old lady becomes four thugs.

17. The Great Escape


A trucker chooses Mel's Diner as the place to tell her amorous driving partner to hit the road.

18. Alice Strikes Up the Band


Alice thinks she has found her main chance when she lands a gig singing at a big banquet with a 1940's theme and an influential audience of restaurant owners.

19. Who's Kissing the Great Chef of Phoenix?


Mel suddenly takes a romantic interest in Vera, who doesn't realize it's just a ploy to make his girlfriend, Marie, jealous.

20. Baby Makes Five


Vera refuses to give up the baby girl someone left in her pile of wash at the laundromat.