Alice (1976–1985)
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Tommy gossips about Mel's Diner on television.

Director:

Norman Abbott

Writers:

Bob Fisher (as Robert Fisher), Arthur Marx | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Linda Lavin ... Alice Hyatt
Vic Tayback ... Mel Sharples
Beth Howland ... Vera Louise Gorman
Philip McKeon ... Tommy Hyatt
Polly Holliday ... Flo Castleberry
Eve Arden ... Martha MacIntire
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Alldredge ... Ralph
Raleigh Bond Raleigh Bond ... Hank
Kimberley Dashiell Kimberley Dashiell ... Sally (as Kim Dashiell)
Christian Juttner ... Billy
Ed Kenney Ed Kenney ... Announcer
Dave Madden ... Earl Hicks
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Storyline

Tommy goes on the local Martha MacIntire talk show. He reveals that: Mel is a cheapskate, Alice is a nag, and Flo is the adult he respects the most. The fallout of theses revelations cause an uproar at the diner. Martha comes down to Mel's to see if she can bring peace. Written by gracchi

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1980 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The title is from the Lewis Carroll fantasy satire novel 'Alice in Wonderland'. See more »

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Sauce for the goose...
14 November 2019 | by montgomerydou55See all my reviews

So, Mel decides to discipline Alice, Flo, and Vera by playing hardball--he brings in a time clock and demands that they punch in and out, and be precise about their work time! They even have to punch out and back in for breaks and lunchtime! Well, the girls decide that four can play at this game. Mel wants them to come in on Sunday to clean up the storeroom. But he doesn't intend to pay them for this extra work. Alice, Flo, and Vera don't see it that way. If the time clock can dock them for being late--Mel's claimed rationale for the time clock in the first place--well, it can also pay them for work on Sunday, whether he likes it or not! He doesn't want to pay them? Well, they'll go on strike! And the customers won't cross the picket line! The girls are vindicated when Mel junks the time clock at the end. He knows when he's licked...


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