Alice

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Alice è una sitcom americana trasmessa negli USA dalla CBS tra il 31 agosto 1976 ed il 2 luglio 1985 interpretata da Linda Lavin nel ruolo di Alice. La serie trae ispirazione dal film Alice non abita più qui di Martin Scorsese (1974), in cui invece il ruolo di Alice era interpretato da Ellen Burstyn che per quella interpretazione ricevette un Academy Award. Inizialmente l'unico attore del film ad essere presente nella serie TV fu Vic Tayback nel ruolo di Mel Sharples, il burbero proprietario del Mel's Diner. Alice Hyatt (Linda Lavin) resta vedova dopo che suo marito Donald muore in un incidente alla guida del suo camion: così, insieme al figlio di 12 anni, Tom Hyatt (Philip McKeon), decide di lasciare il New Jersey per Los Angeles con l'intenzione di costruirsi una carriera come cantante. Ma durante il viaggio l'auto ha un guasto (presumibilmente un incendio al motore, come si vedrà in seguito nella sigla iniziale) nei pressi di Phoenix, Arizona. La serie TV inizia appunto mentre Alice trova lavoro come cameriera presso il Mel's Diner, nella periferia di Phoenix: con questo impiego cercherà di mantenere sé e suo figlio Tommy nell'attesa di trovare un ingaggio come cantante..

Titolo Originale: Alice
STAGIONI/EPISODI: 9 Stagioni , 202 episodi, conclusa
Durata episodi: 30 min.
Attori principali: Linda LavinBeth HowlandVic TaybackPhilip McKeonPolly HollidayCelia Weston, Diane Ladd
Creata da: Robert Getchell
Genere: Comedy
Network: CBS

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Stagione 1

1x1 - Pilot

Alice gets her hopes up to be a big star when a talent agent comes to town.

AUTORE: , Robert Getchell,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 31-08-1976

1x2 - Alice Gets a Pass

Alice falls for an ex-football player, who is now an actor.

GUEST STAR: , Denny Miller,
AUTORE: , Martin Donovan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-09-1976

1x3 - A Piece of the Rock

Alice meets her late husband's beneficiary.

AUTORE: , Art Baer, Ben Joelson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-10-1976

1x4 - Pay the Fifty Dollars

Alice is mistakenly picked up by the five-0 for prostitution when she is performing in a nightclub.

GUEST STAR: , Caren Kaye, Cliff Norton, Gordon Jump, Liberty Williams,
AUTORE: , Lloyd Garver,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 13-10-1976

1x5 - A Call to Arms

A sleepless night of obscene phone calls prompts Alice into considering packing a piece.

GUEST STAR: , Emory Souza, Geoffrey Lewis, Jack Riley, Lew Gallo, William Neal Seals,
AUTORE: , Lloyd Garver,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 20-10-1976

1x6 - The Last Review

A famous food critic dies in Mel's Diner, which freaks out everyone.

GUEST STAR: , Noble Willingham, Victor Buono,
AUTORE: , Harvey Bullock, R.S. Allen,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-10-1976

1x7 - Sex Education

Aliec feels that Tommy is learning about sex too early when she finds a picture of a naked woman in Tommy's wallet.

GUEST STAR: , Adam West, Lara Parker, Michele Tobin,
AUTORE: , Donald Reiker, Patricia Jones,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-11-1976

1x8 - Big Daddy Dawson's Coming

When Alice helps Flo get a man, the Man tries to help himself to Alice.

GUEST STAR: , Norman Alden, Patrick Cronin,
AUTORE: , Arnold Kane, Bruce Johnson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 13-11-1976

1x9 - Good Night Sweet Vera

Alice and Flo try to keep Vera from O'Ding on sleeping pills.

GUEST STAR: , Darrell Zwerling,
AUTORE: , Simon Muntner,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 20-11-1976

1x10 - The Dilemma

Alice is proposed marriage from an old boyfriend from the old neighborhood.

GUEST STAR: , Patrick Cronin, Paul Picerni,
AUTORE: , Martin Donovan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-11-1976

1x11 - Who Killed Bugs Bunny?

Alice is thrilled that Mel is taking Tommy camping, until she finds out that it involves hunting as well. Alice refuses to let Tommy go, but he runs away to go camping anyway. It isn't until he shoots an animal that he realizes that his mother was right all along.

GUEST STAR: , Noble Willingham, Peter Zapp,
AUTORE: , Lloyd J. Schwartz,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-12-1976

1x12 - Mother-in-Law (1)

Rose Hyatt comes to visit Alice and Tommy, much to Alice's chagrin. And now she's talking about staying there....

GUEST STAR: , Clyde Kusatsu, Eileen Heckart,
AUTORE: , Martin Donovan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-12-1976

1x13 - Mother-in-Law (2)

Alice does all that she can to stop Rose from becoming a permanent Phoeniz resident.

GUEST STAR: , Eileen Heckart, Murray Hamilton, Noble Willingham,
AUTORE: , Arnold Kane, Bruce Johnson, Ray Allen,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-12-1976

1x14 - Vera's Mortician

Vera's boyfriend might very well be a married man.

GUEST STAR: , Burton Gilliam, John Fiedler, Tom Poston,
AUTORE: , Bruce Kane,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 25-12-1976

1x15 - Mel's in Love

Mel falls in love with a young nature hiker from New Jersey.

GUEST STAR: , Maureen Arthur, Susan Lanier,
AUTORE: , Gary David Goldberg,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-01-1977

1x16 - The Accident

Mel leaves Alice and Flo his car when he goes on a trip, but Flo gets it totaled in an accident that is spread out over several blocks. Will they fix it time before Mel gets back? Nope, Mel comes home early and finds out about his car from an angry Hispanic neighbor!

GUEST STAR: , Hamilton Camp, Leonard Stone,
AUTORE: , Harvey Bullock, Roy Kammerman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 22-01-1977

1x17 - The Failure

A robbery heist gets messed up when the cash register is stuck. The robber thinks he is a failure, but he gets a chance to redeem himself when he helps a lady deliver a baby in the diner.

GUEST STAR: , Bernie Kopell, Henry Polic II, Lupe Ontiveros,
AUTORE: , Art Baer, Ben Joelson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-01-1977

1x18 - The Hex

A fake Gypsy is caught stealing the silverware by Alice, and she puts a curse on the gang.

GUEST STAR: , Kaye Ballard, Ron Carey,
AUTORE: , Arnold Kane, R.S. Allen,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-02-1977

1x19 - The Pain of No Return

Alice might be in trouble with Uncle Sam when she learns that her recently deceased husband never paid his back taxes.

GUEST STAR: , Arlene Golonka, Warren Berlinger,
AUTORE: , Rick Mittlemaan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-02-1977

1x20 - The Odd Couple

Flo's trailer is stolen, and Alice has the heart to let her stay at her house for a spell. The spell is broken when Alice finds out that Flo is an all-out slob and have unwelcomed visitors (Flo's latest boyfriend, not roaches).

GUEST STAR: , Kenneth Mars,
AUTORE: , Arnold Kane, Harvey Bullock, Ray Allen, Roy Kammerman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-02-1977

1x21 - A Night to Remember

Alice and Flo try to find Vera a man.

AUTORE: , Arnold Kane, R.S. Allen,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-03-1977

1x22 - Mel's Cup

Alice unknowingly donates Mel's old Navy Trophy to a rummage sale.

GUEST STAR: , Billy Sands,
AUTORE: , Harvey Bullock, Roy Kammerman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-03-1977

1x23 - The Bundle

A Bag full of money is found in the diner, and Alice is the only one who wants to find the owner.

GUEST STAR: , Florence Halop, Michael Keenan,
AUTORE: , Art Baer, Ben Joelson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-03-1977

1x24 - Mel's Happy Burger

Alice gets her chance at stardom as a hamburger on a TV commercial for the diner.

GUEST STAR: , Burton Gilliam, John Fiedler, Ronnie Schell,
AUTORE: , Arnold Kane,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-03-1977

Stagione 2

2x1 - The Second Time 'Round

A suspected flasher and Flo's third ex-husband (Rod McCary) stir things up at Mel's Diner.

GUEST STAR: , Lewis Arquette,
AUTORE: , Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-10-1977

2x2 - The Indian Taker

A Native American who claims Mel's diner is built on sacred ground refuses to leave.

GUEST STAR: , Larry Hovis,
AUTORE: , Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 09-10-1977

2x3 - 86 the Waitresses

Mel incites his waitresses to quit by giving a new waiter better wages than theirs.

GUEST STAR: , Bill Fiore, Dave Shelley, J.S. Young,
AUTORE: , Sybil Adelman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 23-10-1977

2x4 - Alice by Moonlight

Alice's moonlighting job as a nightclub singer is taking its toll on her waitress job.

GUEST STAR: , Bernie Kuby, Duane R. Campbell, Gloria LeRoy, Jane Dulo, Morey Amsterdam, Norman Alden,
AUTORE: , Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 30-10-1977

2x5 - Single Belles

The girls accept an invitation to visit a new singles bar.

AUTORE: , Bruce Howard,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-11-1977

2x6 - The Sixty Minutes Man

Alice suspects that a diner regular is really an incognito mobster.

GUEST STAR: , Bob McClurg, Bruce Kimmel, David Ketchum, John Lawlor, Michael V. Gazzo,
AUTORE: , George Tibbles, Tom Whedon, Warren S. Murray,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 13-11-1977

2x7 - That Old Back Magic

Mel can't be moved after his bad back flares up at Alice's place.

GUEST STAR: , Edward Winter,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-12-1977

2x8 - Love is Sweeping the Counter

Endearments replace the insults in Flo and Mel's relationship after they attend an out-of-town game together.

GUEST STAR: , Clifford A. Pellow,
AUTORE: , Arthur Rabin,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-12-1977

2x9 - A Semi-Merry Christmas

Alice and friends are snowbound en route to her cousin's for Christmas.

AUTORE: , Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis, Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-12-1977

2x10 - Oh! George Burns

When George Burns stops into Mel's, Vera believes that he's actually the Deity he played in the movie Oh, God!

GUEST STAR: , George Burns,
AUTORE: , Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-01-1978

2x11 - The Eyes of Texas

Flo's vanity keeps her from getting the eyeglasses she obviously needs.

GUEST STAR: , Bob McClurg, John Myhers, Ron Masak,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 08-01-1978

2x12 - Love is a Free Throw

An amorous high-school basketball star starts putting the moves on Alice.

GUEST STAR: , Brad Gorman, Joe Silver, Marvin Kaplan,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-01-1978

2x13 - Close Encounters of the Worst Kind

Hostility rages at Mel's after the workers decide to vent their petty grievances.

GUEST STAR: , Avery Schreiber, Barbara Sharma, Boyd Bodwell, Charles Cyphers, Larry Hovis,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 22-01-1978

2x14 - The Pharmacist

A pharmacist protesting food additives threatens to take his life in Mel's Diner.

GUEST STAR: , Bob Dishy, Clifford A. Pellow, Florida Friebus, Gordon Hurst, Peter Hobbs, Stack Pierce, Will Sherwood,
AUTORE: , Chris Hayward, Michael Loman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-01-1978

2x15 - Love Me, Love My Horse

Flo fixes up Alice with her bronco-busting brother (Burton Gilliam).

GUEST STAR: , Burton Gilliam,
AUTORE: , Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-02-1978

2x16 - The Reporter

An investigative reporter seeks refuge in Mel's Diner.

AUTORE: , Michael Loman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-02-1978

2x17 - Florence of Arabia

Flo is courted by a rich Arab (Richard Libertini) who, unknown to her, already has three wives.

GUEST STAR: , George Loros, Richard Libertini,
AUTORE: , Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-02-1978

2x18 - The Cuban Connection

Alice mediates a squabble between a womanizing photographer (Desi Arnaz)and his fed-up wife (Janis Paige).

GUEST STAR: , Desi Arnaz, Janis Paige,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-02-1978

2x19 - Mel's Big Five-0

To Mel's disappointment, the girls take him at his word when he says he doesn't want a 50th-birthday party.

GUEST STAR: , Noble Willingham,
AUTORE: , Warren S. Murray,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-03-1978

2x20 - Don't Lock Now

Mel wants to know who's stealing food and making long-distance phone calls from the diner.

GUEST STAR: , Bill McLean, Nedra Volz,
AUTORE: , Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-03-1978

2x21 - The Star in the Storeroom

Because she once baby-sat Jerry Reed, Flo is hounded for tickets to the singer's concert. Jerry plays himself.

GUEST STAR: , Ernie Sabella, Graham Jarvis, Jerry Reed,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-03-1978

2x22 - The Bus

Mel and the staff prepare for a bus load of hungry customers.

GUEST STAR: , Allan Rich, Beatrice Colen, Gay Rowan, James Lashly, Joe George, Lee Kessler, Lila Teigh, Lupe Ontiveros, Michael Alldredge, Pat Van Patten, Rod Browning, Rod Colbin, Walter Mathews,
AUTORE: , Erik Tarloff,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-03-1978

2x23 - Mel's Recession

Mel considers firing a waitress to save money.

AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher, Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-04-1978

2x24 - Earthquake

Everyone's rattled when a Native American predicts an earthquake.

GUEST STAR: , Ancel Cook, Gordon Hurst, J.J. Barry,
AUTORE: , Chris Hayward, Gary Markowitz,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 09-04-1978

Stagione 3

3x1 - Take Him, He's Yours

Alice takes Mel up on his boast that he can raise her son better than she.

AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 24-09-1978

3x2 - Car Wars

Mel sells the girls a car that won't start.

AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-10-1978

3x3 - Citizen Mel

Mel identifies a holdup man who has a record for assaulting a previous witness.

GUEST STAR: , William Pierson,
AUTORE: , Charles Isaacs,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 08-10-1978

3x4 - Vera's Popcorn Romance

Vera meets a new boy friend at the movies, but refuses to bring him to the diner.

GUEST STAR: , Barbara Minkus, Johnnie Decker, Steve Nevil,
AUTORE: , Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-10-1978

3x5 - Block Those Kicks

The diner personnel try to kick their bad habits.

GUEST STAR: , Lou Tiano, Tara Talboy,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 22-10-1978

3x6 - What Happened to the Class of '78?

Flo's night life interferes with her night-school studies.

GUEST STAR: , Harvey J. Goldenberg, Lyman Ward,
AUTORE: , Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-10-1978

3x7 - Better Never Than Late

While Mel is sleeping in the storeroom, Alice is robbed at gunpoint at the counter.

GUEST STAR: , Dave Madden, Jim Varney, Steve Franken,
AUTORE: , Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-11-1978

3x8 - Mel's in a Family Way

Mel mistakes Alice's intentions when she invites him for a family dinner.

GUEST STAR: , Dave Shelley, Michael Pataki, Shirley Mitchell,
AUTORE: , Jerry Winnick, Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-11-1978

3x9 - Who Ordered the Hot Turkey?

Mel unwittingly buys stolen turkeys for a Thanksgiving dinner he is having for orphans.

GUEST STAR: , Corey Feldman, Derek Wells, James Cromwell, Joyce Bulifant, Nancy McKeon, Owen Bush,
AUTORE: , Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-11-1978

3x10 - The Happy Hoofers

Mel is unhappy because Alice's second job — delivering singing telegrams — makes her late for the diner.

AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-11-1978

3x11 - A Slight Case of ESP

Despite his skepticism, Mel tries to find a way to exploit Vera's knack for foretelling the future.

GUEST STAR: , Michael Keenan,
AUTORE: , Alan Rosen, Fred Rubin,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-12-1978

3x12 - The Principal of the Thing

Tommy wants Alice to stop dating his school principal (Gary Collins).

GUEST STAR: , Gary Collins, Joseph Perry, Lou Frizzell, Miriam Byrd-Nethery,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-12-1978

3x13 - What're You Doing New Year's Eve?

Flo finds herself without a date on New Year's Eve.

GUEST STAR: , Bob Shaw, Ed Kenney, Michael Keenan, Randy Doney, Theodore Lehmann, Will Hunt,
AUTORE: , Dawn Aldredge, Marion C. Freeman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 31-12-1978

3x14 - Sweet Charity

Alice's date gets two extra tickets to a celebrity ball and everyone wants to go.

GUEST STAR: , Clifford A. Pellow, Michael Ballard, Ron Rifkin,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-01-1979

3x15 - The Fourth Time Around

Flo and Mel's brother (Carmine Caridi) decide to take a chance at marriage — even though it's the fourth time for each.

GUEST STAR: , Carmine Caridi, Lou Frizzell,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-01-1979

3x16 - Tommy's First Love

Alice is angry when Tommy conducts his first romance on her telephone.

GUEST STAR: , Bruce Kirby, Olivia Barash,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-01-1979

3x17 - Mel Grows Up

Mel's pushy mother winters nearby, and Mel's not sure that he'll make it to spring.

GUEST STAR: , Martha Raye,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-02-1979

3x18 - Vera's Broken Heart

Vera is heartbroken after her boyfriend tells her that he's marrying someone else.

GUEST STAR: , Michael Keenan,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-02-1979

3x19 - Alice's Decision

Alice's long-awaited break, a chance to fill a vacancy in a traveling trio will break her heart if she has to hit the road without Tommy.

GUEST STAR: , Bobby Ramsen, Karen Morrow,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher, Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 25-02-1979

3x20 - The Last Stow It (1)

Mel tells the girls to ""stow it"" for the last time, then sells the diner to a humorless martinet.

GUEST STAR: , Bob Hastings, Don Chastain, Hans Conried,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-03-1979

3x21 - The Last Stow It (2)

Unable to buy back his diner from the new restaurateur, Mel opens an eatery in Alice's apartment.

GUEST STAR: , Ed Kenney, Hans Conried, John Welsh, Michael Ballard, Randy Doney,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-03-1979

3x22 - If the Shoe Fits

Alice and Vera vie for a role in a production being cast by an attractive director(Fred McCarren).

GUEST STAR: , Danny Goldman, Fred McCarren,
AUTORE: , Charles Isaacs, Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-03-1979

3x23 - My Fair Vera

Acclaimed as ""brilliant"" in her role as Cinderella, Vera is asked to audition for a part in a supermarket commercial.

GUEST STAR: , Bobby Ramsen, Bryan O'Byrne, Don Chastain, Larry Breeding, Lew Horn,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 25-03-1979

3x24 - Flo Finds Her Father

Alice tries to bridge the rift between Flo and her father, who is now sorry for deserting the family when she was a little girl.

GUEST STAR: , Forrest Tucker, Hamilton Camp,
AUTORE: , Dawn Aldredge, Marion C. Freeman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-04-1979

Stagione 4

4x1 - Has Anyone Here Seen Telly?

Telly Savalas gives star-struck Vera a thrill when he stops by the diner while she's working there alone. When no one believes her story, she quits in a huff.

GUEST STAR: , George Savalas, Telly Savalas,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Charles Isaacs, Robert Fisher, Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 23-09-1979

4x2 - Mona Lisa Alice

Alice's sour reaction to Tommy's matchmaking efforts threatens Mel's new promotional gimmick which is free meals to customers if his waitresses don't smile.

GUEST STAR: , Nancy Lenehan,
AUTORE: , Charles Isaacs, Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 30-09-1979

4x3 - Mel Loves Marie

Mel gives a big engagement ring to his girlfriend Marie, but the sparkle quickly fades when he insists that she sign a premarital agreement.

GUEST STAR: , Ed E. Carroll,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 07-10-1979

4x4 - Vera Robs the Cradle

Just one dance lesson and Tommy falls head over heels for his instructor, Vera.

GUEST STAR: , Annrae Walterhouse, Howard Platt, Michael Ballard,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-10-1979

4x5 - Flo's Chili Reception

Mel is convinced that his chief competitor is romancing Flo just to get the recipe for Mel's Texas-style chili, rated by a food critic as being ""the best in the West.""

GUEST STAR: , Claude Stroud, Med Flory, Richard B. Shull,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-10-1979

4x6 - Little Alice Bluenose

Vera's boyfriend objects to her sketching nude males in art class.

GUEST STAR: , Spencer Milligan, Suzan Campbell, Terry Wills,
AUTORE: , Charles Isaacs, Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-11-1979

4x7 - Carrie Sharples Strikes Again

The return of Mel's domineering mother does nothing for his ego because after his back goes out, the customers flock in, for his mother's cooking.

GUEST STAR: , Michael Ballard, Ted Gehring,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-11-1979

4x8 - Mel's in the Kitchen With Dinah

Things get hotter than Mel's chili when Dinah Shore invites Mel to prepare his recipe on her show and bring along one, but only one waitress.

GUEST STAR: , Dinah Shore, Guich Koock, Ronnie Schell,
AUTORE: , Charles Isaacs, Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-11-1979

4x9 - Cabin Fever

Mel, his girlfriend and the waitresses spend the weekend packed like sardines in a fishing cabin.

GUEST STAR: , Ed Kenney,
AUTORE: , Dan Wilcox, Thad Mumford,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-12-1979

4x10 - My Cousin, Art Carney

Vera asks Art Carney, a sixth cousin on her father's side, to endorse Mel's chili, so it can be marketed frozen as Chili con Carney.

GUEST STAR: , Alan Oppenheimer, Art Carney,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Charles Isaacs, Robert Fisher, Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 09-12-1979

4x11 - Mel, the Magi

A yule tale (with a touch of O. Henry's ""The Gift of the Magi"") finds the girls pooling their meager resources to celebrate Christmas at the diner.

GUEST STAR: , Ancel Cook, Ed Kenney, Jack Kruschen, Randy Doney, Will Hunt,
AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 23-12-1979

4x12 - Good Buddy Flo

Flo takes the wheel herself when she learns that her trucker beau has a female partner.

GUEST STAR: , Michael MacRae, Sherry Jackson,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-01-1980

4x13 - Alice in TV Land

Tommy stirs up trouble by candidly discussing his elders on a TV talk show.

GUEST STAR: , Christian Juttner, Ed Kenney, Eve Arden, Kimberley Dashiell, Raleigh Bond,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 13-01-1980

4x14 - Alice Beats the Clock

Mel installs a time clock which prompts the waitresses to demand overtime for the Sunday cleanup they used to do for nothing.

GUEST STAR: , Michael Ballard,
AUTORE: , Katherine Green,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-01-1980

4x15 - Carrie's Wedding

Mel is delighted that his mother is planning to remarry until he meets his prospective stepfather.

GUEST STAR: , Ancel Cook, Howard Witt, Phil Leeds, Vernon Weddle,
AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-02-1980

4x16 - My Funny Valentine Tux

Tommy has his heart set on taking his girl to a formal Valentine's dance and he needs a tuxedo.

GUEST STAR: , Kelly Parsons, Raleigh Bond, Terry Wills, Wayne Storm,
AUTORE: , Charles Isaacs, Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-02-1980

4x17 - Auld Acquaintances Should Be Forgot

Mel plays host to a buddy whose wife has just left him.

GUEST STAR: , Eddie Barth, Reva Rose,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-02-1980

4x18 - Flo's Farewell

A wealthy Houston restaurateur offers Flo a job she finds hard to refuse.

AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 24-02-1980

4x19 - For Whom the Belle Toils

Mel hires Belle, a Mississippi belle who rings Mel's chimes as ""one of the best waitresses I've ever had."" However, Belle is now aiming for lusher pastures as a country-music writer.

GUEST STAR: , Howard Mann, Hugh Gillin,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-03-1980

4x20 - One Too Many Girls

The new waitress Belle is making big points with her old boss Mel, but she's scoring zero with Alice and Vera.

GUEST STAR: , Kip Gilman,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 09-03-1980

4x21 - Vera, the Vamp

Heartbroken over her boy friend's sudden lack of attention, Vera begs Belle to transform her into a sex goddess.

GUEST STAR: , Howard Mann, Mickey Morton, Raleigh Bond,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-03-1980

4x22 - Profit Without Honor

Mel signs a profit-sharing agreement with the girls just before learning he'll get a tidy sum for letting the city condemn his property.

AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 23-03-1980

4x23 - Cook's Tour

Mel is receptive to an infatuated tour guide, as long as she keeps steering tourists into his diner.

GUEST STAR: , Howard Platt, Pamela Myers, Reb Brown,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 30-03-1980

4x24 - Here Comes Alice Cottontail

Alice allows Tommy to stay with Mel, prompting a wager between Alice and Mel, she bets that he will kick Tommy out and Mel bets that Alice will snoop on her son.

GUEST STAR: , Christopher Tayback, Felice Schachter, Hector Elias, Howard Mann, John Crawford, John Hawker,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-04-1980

Stagione 5

5x1 - Mel and the Green Machine

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

GUEST STAR: , Damu King, George Wyner, John Harkins, Raleigh Bond,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-11-1980

5x2 - Dog Day Evening

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

GUEST STAR: , Warren Berlinger,
AUTORE: , George Bloom,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 09-11-1980

5x3 - 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.

GUEST STAR: , Lou Criscuolo, Michael Tucci, Nancy Lenehan, Nedra Volz, Robert Goulet,
AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-11-1980

5x4 - 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.

GUEST STAR: , Lou Criscuolo, Michael Tucci, Nancy Lenehan, Robert Goulet,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-11-1980

5x5 - 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.

GUEST STAR: , Mildred Natwick,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 23-11-1980

5x6 - Tommy's T.K.O.

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

GUEST STAR: , A. P. Smith, Ody Arthur Balsam, Richard Balin, Susan Tolsky, Vernon Weddle,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 30-11-1980

5x7 - 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.

GUEST STAR: , Maurice Hill, Mickey Morton, Shavar Ross,
AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 07-12-1980

5x8 - Carrie Sings the Blues

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

GUEST STAR: , Howard Witt,
AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-12-1980

5x9 - 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.

GUEST STAR: , Ruth Buzzi, Zale Kessler,
AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-01-1981

5x10 - 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.

GUEST STAR: , John Sylvester-White,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-01-1981

5x11 - 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.

GUEST STAR: , Tom Kindle, Walter Olkewicz,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-01-1981

5x12 - 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.

GUEST STAR: , Jerry Reed,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-02-1981

5x13 - Bye Bye, Birdie

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

GUEST STAR: , William Bogert,
AUTORE: , George Bloom,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 08-02-1981

5x14 - 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.

GUEST STAR: , Raleigh Bond, Tom Kindle, Tom Williams,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-02-1981

5x15 - 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.

GUEST STAR: , Jack Kruschen,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 22-02-1981

5x16 - Macho, Macho Mel

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

GUEST STAR: , Florence Halop,
AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 08-03-1981

5x17 - The Great Escape

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

GUEST STAR: , Robert Carnegie,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Mark Egan, Mark Solomon, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-03-1981

5x18 - 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.

GUEST STAR: , Duane P. Campbell,
AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-03-1981

5x19 - 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.

GUEST STAR: , Ed Kenney,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-04-1981

5x20 - Baby Makes Five

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

GUEST STAR: , Irene Arranga, James Murtaugh,
AUTORE: , Charles Isaacs, Tom Whedon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-05-1981

Stagione 6

6x1 - Bet a Million, Mel

Mel borrows $10,000 against the diner to bet on a 90-to-1 nag.

GUEST STAR: , Hamilton Camp,
AUTORE: , Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-10-1981

6x2 - Guinness on Tap

Determined to leave her mark on the world, Vera sets out to break the tap dancing endurance record.

GUEST STAR: , Byron Webster, Donald O'Conner, Robert Picardo,
AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-10-1981

6x3 - Comrade Mel

A towel boy from the Russian ballet takes refuge in Mel's storeroom.

GUEST STAR: , Allan Rich, Robert Pierce,
AUTORE: , Prudence Fraser, Robert Sternin,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-10-1981

6x4 - Alice's Halloween Surprise

On Halloween, Alice's latest heartthrob asks her to shepherd his four kids for the evening.

GUEST STAR: , Billy Jayne, Evan Cohen, Jimmy Briscoe, Nancy McKeon, Nicki Armstrong, Philip Gordon, Phillip Richard Allen, Shavar Ross, Ty Mitchell,
AUTORE: , Gail Honigberg,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 25-10-1981

6x5 - Alice's Big Four-Oh!

It's Alice's 40th birthday, and for the milestone she gets a millstone, a visit from her meddling mother.

GUEST STAR: , Doris Roberts,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 08-11-1981

6x6 - Mel's Cousin, Wendell

Smooth operator Mel teaches his shy cousin, Wendell, how to score with Vera.

GUEST STAR: , David Rounds,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Mark Egan, Mark Solomon, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-11-1981

6x7 - Vera's Bouncing Check

Against Mel's orders, Vera cashes a check for an old flame, who's nowhere to be found when it bounces.

GUEST STAR: , Kip Niven,
AUTORE: , Bob Brunner, Ken Hecht,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-11-1981

6x8 - After Mel's Gone

Mel becomes despondent when he realizes he has no heirs.

AUTORE: , Bob Brunner, Ken Hecht,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-12-1981

6x9 - Mel's Christmas Carol

The ghost of a partner past gives Mel the dickens on Christmas Eve after Mel fired Alice, Jolene and Vera.

GUEST STAR: , Jack Gilford,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 20-12-1981

6x10 - The Wild One

Alice's spirit inspires a biker to recruit her as his ""old lady.""

GUEST STAR: , Jay Leno, Ron Palillo, Susan Wolf,
AUTORE: , Michael Weinberger,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-12-1981

6x11 - Alice Calls the Shots

Alice blows the whistle on Tommy's basketball playing when his grades start to slip.

AUTORE: , Gail Honigberg,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-01-1982

6x12 - Not with My Niece You Don't

Mel gives Tommy advice on how to charm the ladies, which Tommy promptly applies to Mel's niece.

GUEST STAR: , Karlene Crockett, Kim Richards,
AUTORE: , Chet Dowling, Sandy Krinski,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-01-1982

6x13 - Queen of Soaps

After getting hooked on soap operas, Vera becomes a washout at work and later quits.

AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 31-01-1982

6x14 - Sharples vs. Sharples

Mel has a beef with his mother who wants to publish his secret chili recipe in her new cookbook.

GUEST STAR: , Edie McClurg, Rose Arrick,
AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 07-02-1982

6x15 - Valentine's Day Massacre

Valentine's Day promises anything but hearts and flowers for the diner staff, who all quarrel with their dates.

GUEST STAR: , Don Bovington, Pat Benson, Peter Scranton, Phillip Richard Allen, Ron Kuhlman,
AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-02-1982

6x16 - The Best Little Waitress in the World

A book on building self-confidence inspires Vera to become ""the best little waitress in the world!"" Later, Mel leaves a newly confident Vera in charge of the diner.

GUEST STAR: , Justin Lord,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-02-1982

6x17 - Alice and the Acorns

Alice is visited by a high-school chum who's still suffering from her teenage inferiority complex.

GUEST STAR: , James Callahan, Marilyn Cooper,
AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 07-03-1982

6x18 - Jolene Hunnicutt, Dynamite Trucker

To help Jolene's exhausted good buddy, the girls drive his rig to a mining town, blissfully unaware that they're hauling dynamite.

GUEST STAR: , Robert Carnegie,
AUTORE: , Chet Dowling, Sandy Krinski,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-03-1982

6x19 - Mel Wins By a Nose

Mel considers getting a nose job while undergoing surgery for a deviated septum.

GUEST STAR: , Joe Barrett, Kenneth Mars, Susan Tolsky,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-03-1982

6x20 - Give My Regrets to Broadway

Alice's actress friend from New York persuades Tommy that he has a brilliant future on Broadway.

GUEST STAR: , Gail Strickland,
AUTORE: , Gail Honigberg,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-04-1982

6x21 - Vera's Reunion Romance

Vera returns from her high-school reunion with stars in her eyes and a sparkler on her finger.

GUEST STAR: , Cisse Cameron, Jane Dulo, Kip Niven, Pamela Myers, Rebecca Clemons, Renny Temple, Robert Picardo,
AUTORE: , Gail Honigberg, Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-04-1982

6x22 - Monty Falls for Alice

A jilted acquaintance flips for Alice on the first bounce and when she doesn't reciprocate his feelings he threatens to jump from the Mel's Diner sign.

GUEST STAR: , George Wendt,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Mark Egan, Mark Solomon, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-04-1982

6x23 - Spell Mel's

To counter a competitor whose contest is drawing customers, Mel launches one too and ups the ante to $3000.

GUEST STAR: , Carl Ballantine, Hank Rolike, Jerry Potter,
AUTORE: , Chet Dowling, Sandy Krinski,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-05-1982

6x24 - My Mother the Landlord

Mel happily envisions a rent-free future when his mother buys his apartment building but surprises him when she announces a $50 rent increase.

GUEST STAR: , Jack Andreozzi, Patrick Campbell, Susan Davis, Tom Williams,
AUTORE: , Chet Dowling, Sandy Krinski,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-05-1982

Stagione 7

7x1 - Sorry, Wrong Lips

Debbie Reynolds plays an actress whose torrid memoirs convince Mel he's the one she remembers as the greatest kisser in her life.

GUEST STAR: , Bob Ari, Debbie Reynolds, Elvia Allman, Jerry Potter, Lucille Benson,
AUTORE: , Howard Liebling, Lloyd Turner,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-10-1982

7x2 - Do You Take . . . ?

Mel tries to outdo an old buddy who shows up boasting a track record of fast living and sporting a blonde on his arm as proof.

GUEST STAR: , Jerry Stiller, Tessa Richards,
AUTORE: , Gail Honigberg,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 13-10-1982

7x3 - The Secret of Mel's Diner

There's gold in them there walls, or so Mel reckons after learning that the eccentric who built his diner left $20,000 stashed in another building.

AUTORE: , Chet Dowling, Sandy Krinski,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 20-10-1982

7x4 - Alice at the Palace

Joel Grey offers his services gratis as the leading man in a musical revue bankrolled by Mel and featuring Alice. Mel, however, has never heard of Grey and gives the role to his bookie.

GUEST STAR: , Joel Grey, Susan George, Tom Williams,
AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-10-1982

7x5 - Joel Grey Saves the Day

Joel Grey walks out after producer Mel turns a revue about New York into a desert musical with tunes like ""Two Tootsies from Tucson"" and ""Ramona from Arizona.""

GUEST STAR: , Joel Grey, Michael Rupert, Tom Williams,
AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-11-1982

7x6 - Alice's Turkey of a Thanksgiving

Alice's meddlesome mother knocks the stuffing out of her daughter's Thanksgiving dinner.

GUEST STAR: , Doris Roberts,
AUTORE: , Gail Honigberg,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-11-1982

7x7 - Carrie on the Rebound

Carrie is slow to come out of a depression after a quickie divorce.

GUEST STAR: , Lou Cutell,
AUTORE: , Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 09-01-1983

7x8 - Jolene's Brother Jonas

Jolene's brother pays a surprise visit, but the surprise is on him, he gets an icy reception from his sister.

GUEST STAR: , Guich Koock,
AUTORE: , David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-01-1983

7x9 - Alice Sees the Light

Everyone takes with a grain of salt Alice's claim that she saw a UFO.

GUEST STAR: , Elvia Allman, James O'Sullivan, Jerry Potter, John Hawker, Lucille Benson,
AUTORE: , Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-02-1983

7x10 - Vera the Virtuoso

Vera, whose cello playing can reduce a virtuoso to tears, is asked to play in a local string quartet.

GUEST STAR: , Frank Aletter, Paul Sand,
AUTORE: , David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 07-03-1983

7x11 - Alice Faces the Music

The waitresses pit their musical knowledge against that of three plumbers on a TV quiz show.

GUEST STAR: , Cliff Norton, John McCook, Susan Tolsky, Vernon Weddle, Wil Albert,
AUTORE: , David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-03-1983

7x12 - Tommy, the Jailbird

Alice fears that freshman Tommy is abusing his new freedom away from home by majoring in extracurricular activities.

GUEST STAR: , Robert Picardo,
AUTORE: , David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-03-1983

7x13 - Jolene and the Night Watchman

Jolene can't bring herself to bruise the tender feelings of a bruiser who saved her life and now considers her his girl.

GUEST STAR: , Arthur Abelson, Daniel Greene, Don Gibb, John Lykes, Shane McCabe, Tony Carroll,
AUTORE: , Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-03-1983

7x14 - Mel's Dream Car

Mel is stripping his gears over his jazzy new Porsche he purchased for a measly $20.

GUEST STAR: , Cassandra Peterson,
AUTORE: , Barry Gold,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-04-1983

7x15 - Come Back Little Sharples

Mel has had it up to his keister with the way things are going so he absconds to his apartment for a beer and pizza binge.

GUEST STAR: , Merie Earle,
AUTORE: , Gail Honigberg,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-04-1983

7x16 - Vera, the Torch

Vera wishes her landlady the worst for evicting her pets then feels responsible when the old crank's apartment catches on fire.

GUEST STAR: , Jane Bowers, Linda Lavin,
AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 24-04-1983

7x17 - The Grass is Always Greener

In role reversals, Mel becomes an employee by accepting an executive position with a catering firm, and the waitresses become owners by buying his diner.

GUEST STAR: , Joy Garrett, Richard Deacon,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-05-1983

7x18 - Tommy Fouls Out

Afraid that he's lost the ""right stuff,"" Tommy quits the basketball team.

GUEST STAR: , Meadowlark Lemon,
AUTORE: , Lew Levy, Michael Cassutt,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-05-1983

7x19 - Vera on the Lam

After Mel decides to have the waitresses bonded, Vera owns up to a criminal past and takes it on the lam.

GUEST STAR: , Carol Arthur, F. William Parker,
AUTORE: , Barry Gold,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 22-05-1983

7x20 - Mel's Cousin Wendy?

To steal a competitor's secret sauce recipe, Mel persuades his cousin to pose as a woman and apply for a job as a Burger Baby.

GUEST STAR: , David Rounds, William Schilling,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-05-1983

7x21 - Sweet Erasable Mel

Mel's experiment with a computer goes well until Vera enters a transaction and erases every trace of Mel's financial existance.

GUEST STAR: , Howard Morton, Kip Niven, Lou Cutell, Richard Moll,
AUTORE: , Betty Yahr,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-06-1983

7x22 - Tommy Hyatt, Business Consultant

Using Tommy's marketing advice, Mel increases his business but also learns he's heading for bankruptcy.

AUTORE: , Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-06-1983

7x23 - Jolene Lets the Cat Out of the Bag

Jolene's hair is standing on end with a cat burglar prowling her neighborhood.

GUEST STAR: , Dean Devlin, Doug Sheehan,
AUTORE: , Gail Honigberg,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-09-1983

Stagione 8

8x1 - Mel is Hogg-Tied

Boss Hogg and Deputy Enos of ""The Dukes of Hazzard"" pay a surprise visit. Up to his usual low tricks, Boss makes an offer to lease the diner that Mel can't refuse but should.

GUEST STAR: , Sonny Shroyer, Sorrell Booke,
AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-10-1983

8x2 - Vera's Secret Lover

A secret lover is sending Vera everything from poems to balloons.

GUEST STAR: , Frank Nelson, Ian Wolfe, Robert Costanzo,
AUTORE: , Gail Honigberg,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 09-10-1983

8x3 - Jolene Gets Her Wings

Everyone's up in the air over Jolene's maiden flight as a part-time stewardess.

GUEST STAR: , Dick Gautier, Florence Halop, Paul Rubenstein, Raleigh Bond,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-10-1983

8x4 - Alice's Blind Date

Alice's dinner date with a high-school flame who's now blind turns into a delightful trip down sensory lane.

GUEST STAR: , Dennis Holahan, Joey D'Auria, Richard Sanders, Steven Barr,
AUTORE: , Bob Stevens,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 23-10-1983

8x5 - It Had to Be Mel

A popular singer stops for directions at the diner and ends up proposing to Mel.

GUEST STAR: , Arthur Abelson, Florence Henderson, Jean Kasem, Marc Sawyer,
AUTORE: , Lindsay Harrison,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 30-10-1983

8x6 - The Over-the-Hill Girls

Both Carrie and Alice are turned down as singers by a supper club owner who thinks they're too old for the job.

GUEST STAR: , Joel Brooks,
AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-11-1983

8x7 - Vera Gets Engaged

Who would have thought Vera would find love in a greasy spoon? Especially with a cop who just ticketed her for jaywalking.

GUEST STAR: , David Bond, Todd Susman,
AUTORE: , Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 20-11-1983

8x8 - Vera's Wedding

After a whirlwind courtship, Vera walks down the aisle with her intended.

GUEST STAR: , David Bond,
AUTORE: , Gail Honigberg,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 20-11-1983

8x9 - The Robot Wore Pink

After Alice quits in a huff, Mel replaces her with a very efficient and popular robot named Blanche.

GUEST STAR: , Andrea Aal, Bob Frank, Conrad Dunn, Danny Goldman, Jack Andreozzi, June Whitley Taylor, Lucille Benson, Marsha Warner, Mitchel Young Evans,
AUTORE: , Peter Noah,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-12-1983

8x10 - 'Tis the Season to Be Jealous

Working undercover as Santa Claus, Vera's new husband spots her kissing her former fiance.

GUEST STAR: , Candace Cameron, Danny Ponce, Howard Morton, Jennifer Ursitti, Kip Niven, Susan Wolf, Venus DeMilo,
AUTORE: , Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 25-12-1983

8x11 - Tommy Goes Overboard

GUEST STAR: , Donnelly Rhodes, Isabel West,
AUTORE: , Jerry Jacobius, Nick Gore,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-01-1984

8x12 - Vera, the Horse Thief

No one can corral Vera after she discovers that a miniature horse is being mistreated by its trainer.

GUEST STAR: , Doris Hess, Ernie Sabella, Jim Lefebvre, Robert Englund, Tommy Madden,
AUTORE: , Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 08-01-1984

8x13 - Jolene Throws a Curve

Trophy winner Jolene throws Mel a curve when she won't pitch on his softball team.

GUEST STAR: , Dino M. Zaffina, Jack Andreozzi, John Bedford Lloyd, Leonard Stone, Mario Raccuzzo,
AUTORE: , Harvey Weitzman, Sid Dorfman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-01-1984

8x14 - Lies My Mother Told Me

After 40 years, Mel learns that his mother lied when she told him his dog was a war hero.

GUEST STAR: , Bob Gunter, Joey D'Auria,
AUTORE: , Harvey Weitzman, Sid Dorfman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-01-1984

8x15 - Alice and the Devoted Dentist

When Alice chips a tooth eating Mel's chili, he sends her to his dentist who takes one look at her X-rays and falls madly in love.

GUEST STAR: , James Coco, Pamela Myers,
AUTORE: , Duncan Scott McGibbon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-02-1984

8x16 - Alice's Hot Air Romance

Alice gets a ride but hardly a rise out of a sexist ballonist whose hot air isn't confined to his balloon.

GUEST STAR: , Arthur Abelson, Jed Allan, Peter Leeds, Tom Williams,
AUTORE: , Michael Cassutt,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-03-1984

8x17 - Dollars to Donuts

After a winning first day at the track, Tommy bets he'll score in the betting business.

AUTORE: , David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-03-1984

8x18 - My Dinner with Debbie

By proving she's a better cook than Mel, Vera's acerbic landlady may have found the elusive way to his heart through his stomach.

GUEST STAR: , Linda Lavin,
AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-03-1984

8x19 - Vera's Fine Feathered Friends

Vera takes a tumble trying to rescue a nest of baby blue jays from the diner sign before Mel gets to them with a broom.

GUEST STAR: , Andrea Aal, Richard Kuss,
AUTORE: , David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 25-03-1984

8x20 - Jolene is Stuck on Mel

Jolene has second thoughts about marrying a TV game show host especially after a dab of permanent glue bonds her firmly to Mel.

GUEST STAR: , Alice Cadogan, Bunny Summers, Dick Sargent, Gale Hyatt, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Lippa, John McCook,
AUTORE: , Gail Honigberg,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-04-1984

8x21 - Don't Play It Again, Elliot

A gift piano comes between Vera and Elliot when she can't pry him away from it.

GUEST STAR: , Hamilton Camp, John Lykes,
AUTORE: , Larry Balmagia,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-04-1984

8x22 - Mel Spins His Wheels

Mel disdains accommodating the handicapped until two sprained ankles give him a different view, from a wheelchair.

GUEST STAR: , Bartine Zane, Frances Day, Frank Schuller, Hugh Farrington, Jeffrey Lippa, Leonard Stone,
AUTORE: , Michael Poryes, Richard Marcus,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 13-05-1984

8x23 - Be It Ever So Crowded

Vera and Elliot buy a charming old house that comes complete with fireplace, furniture and antiques one of which is a shocking surprise.

GUEST STAR: , David Bond, Jack Andreozzi,
AUTORE: , David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 20-05-1984

Stagione 9

9x1 - Romancing Mister Stone

Jolene and Vera play Cupid for a dateless Alice by putting an ad in a magazine's personals column.

GUEST STAR: , Angela Aames, Denise Loveday, Martin Ferrero, Michael Durrell,
AUTORE: , Cindy Begel, Lesa Kite,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-10-1984

9x2 - Space Sharples

Mel gets a little spaced out after he thwarts a bank robbery while he's dressed up as Captain Galaxy for Halloween.

GUEST STAR: , Dan Gilvezan, Don Keefer, Hayley Carr, Howard Morton, Joe Bob Briggs, Kenneth Lloyd, Larry Jenkins, Loretta Greenwood, Lucy Lee Flippin, Steve Begel,
AUTORE: , Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-10-1984

9x3 - Big, Bad Mel

Mel gets an F for buying a day school to raze for a parking lot.

GUEST STAR: , Brice Beckham, Charles H. Hyman, Doug Cox, Fred D. Scott, Hayley Carr, Jonathan Prince, Lou Cutell, Randal Patrick, Rue McClanahan,
AUTORE: , David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-11-1984

9x4 - Houseful of Hunnicutts

Jolene loves her family, but finds it too much of a good thing when her father, five brothers, grandmother and family dog park themselves in her one-bedroom apartment.

GUEST STAR: , Grant Wilson, Gregory Walcott, Kent Perkins, Natalie Masters, Robin Eurich, Steve McGriff, Trevor Henley,
AUTORE: , Jack Carrerow, Lisa A. Bannick,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-11-1984

9x5 - Tommy's Lost Weekend

Alice is worried that Tommy's partying is leading to a serious drinking problem.

GUEST STAR: , Michael Durrell,
AUTORE: , Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 25-11-1984

9x6 - Undercover Mel

At Elliot's suggestion and lured by a $5000 reward, Mel goes undercover to smoke out rustlers selling stolen beef.

GUEST STAR: , Aaron Fletcher, Jack Andreozzi, Johnny Silver, Mike Muscat, Paul Mantee,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-12-1984

9x7 - Footloose Mel

Mel 86es a group of ""hoodlums,"" unaware that they're the break dancers expected to perform at the diner as part of an arts festival.

GUEST STAR: , Andy Levine, Donovan Leitch, Fred Berry, Hugo Huizar, Jason 'Elf' DeSilva, Jonathan Prince, Kenneth Kimmins, Leonard Stone, Richard Minchenberg, Steven 'Sugar Pop' DeSilva,
AUTORE: , Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 23-12-1984

9x8 - Vera's Anniversary Blues

Vera yearns for a romantic first wedding anniversary, but it gets off to anything but a romantic start and goes rapidly downhill from there.

GUEST STAR: , Barry Pearl, Bill Maher, Billy Vera, Curry Worsham, John George Campbell, Reid Cruickshanks, Rick Cox, Stephen Tolman,
AUTORE: , Jack Carrerow, Lisa A. Bannick,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 08-01-1985

9x9 - Kiss the Grill Goodbye

Jolene's appearance on the ""Working Women"" talk show does nothing to boost business at Mel's Diner.

GUEST STAR: , Armin Shimerman, Dick Gautier, Janet Carroll, June Whitley Taylor, Marsha Warner, Maurice Hill,
AUTORE: , Cindy Begel, Lesa Kite,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-01-1985

9x10 - Vera, the Nightbird

Vera's secretly moonlighting as a sultry deejay called Nightbird and she's turning on all the males in Phoenix in the process.

GUEST STAR: , Michael Crabtree, Ralph Bruneau, Stephen Tobolowsky,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 22-01-1985

9x11 - Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore (1)

A country singer takes a personel as well as professional interest in Alice and begs her to join his band on the road.

GUEST STAR: , Christine Scott, Joe Unger, Kelly Ann Conn, Kip Niven, Michael Durrell, Michael McManus, Mickey Jones, Paige Matthews,
AUTORE: , David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-01-1985

9x12 - Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore (2)

Whether Alice likes it or not, and she's not sure, country singer Travis Marsh gives her a chance to reach for the stars in a performance with him.

GUEST STAR: , Clinton Derricks-Carroll, Gregg Berger, Kip Niven, Michael Durrell, Michael McManus, Mickey Jones,
AUTORE: , Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-02-1985

9x13 - The Night They Raided Debbie's

Answering a room-to-rent ad, Vera and Elliot's pushy landlady pushes herself and her kitschy furniture into their home and lives.

GUEST STAR: , Dan Frischman, Linda Lavin, Margaret Wheeler, Mary Grace Canfield,
AUTORE: , Mark Egan, Mark Solomon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-02-1985

9x14 - One on One

Mel is a taskmaster in training Jolene for tryouts with a pro basketball team.

GUEST STAR: , Bob Gunter, Chris Templeton, Danny Goldman, Dino M. Zaffina, Michael Goodwin,
AUTORE: , Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-03-1985

9x15 - Vera's Grounded Gumshoe

After getting shot accidentally with his own gun, Elliot quits the force and looks for a career more suited to his meager talents.

GUEST STAR: , Ian Fried, Jamie DeRoy, Jeffrey Lambert, Kim Hamilton, Michael Alldredge,
AUTORE: , Cindy Begel, Lesa Kite,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-03-1985

9x16 - Th-th-th-that's All, Folks

On the final day at the diner, Mel closes the blinds and gives away the cow creamers as the gang reminisces about the last nine years.

AUTORE: , Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-03-1985