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Alice (Television Favorites Compilation) (1976)

Linda Lavin , Beth Howland  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback, Philip McKeon, Polly Holliday
  • Producers: Thomas Kuhn
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 27, 2006
  • Run Time: 151 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000EU1QBS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,219 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Alice (Television Favorites Compilation)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Six episodes: Alice Gets a Pass, The Odd Couple, Close Encounters of the Worst Kind, Block Those Kicks, Cabin Fever, Flo's Farewell

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On her way out to Hollywood to become a singer, Alice's car breaks down in Phoenix. With no money and a son to care for, Alice takes a waitress job at Mel's Diner. Here she works with the ornery owner and chef, Mel, the man-hungry whipper-snapper, Flo, and the ditzy Vera. Together they encounter the lovable regulars and other interesting characters passing through. Based on the Oscar-winning movie "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," this classic television series lasted nine seasons and touched the hearts of all with its witty

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126 of 131 people found the following review helpful
By Ashley
I totally agree that this should be a season set instead of a Best Of. But I post at Sitcoms Online, where the voting for the episodes for the disc took place, and apparently Warner Bros. is unsure if season sets of Alice would sell well or not. So they decided to test the waters by releasing a TV Favorites collection with 6 episodes. If it meets their expectations, they will for certain release seaon sets, but if it doesn't sell well then there is basically no chance.

I understand it's absolutely ridiculous for us to have to buy a Best Of release in order to get season sets, but doing so for Alice would be worth it. That's why I encourage ALL Alice fans to please buy this DVD and not boycott it because it's only a Best of release. This DVD can make or break it's chance for season sets. We have to make this disc a success.

The episodes on the disc are as follows:


Alice Gets a Pass

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


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).


Close Encounters of the Worst Kind

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


Block Those Kicks

The diner personnel try to kick their bad habits.


Cabin Fever

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


Flo's Farewell

A wealthy Houston restaurateur offers Flo a job she finds hard to refuse.
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72 of 78 people found the following review helpful
I have heard that if this compilation disc doesn't sell enough copies, there will be no season 1 release. Where is the logic in this? People want a complete first season of a show they like on dvd, not a small number of random episodes. I know a first season set of Alice would sell many more units than a compilation. I tend to ignore the Televisions favorites discs altogether, and usually see them in bargain bins at stores because they simply don't sell. If this is the new standard of judging what gets released on dvd, then the market for tv on dvd will wither and die. We need more classic shows on dvd released, and it seems studios are already starting to pull the plug on 1st season releases. 5 stars for Alice, 0 stars for the lame television favorites releases.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars would like more "alice" dvds September 17, 2006
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i was happy to find this dvd was available, enjoyed every minute of it, wish it were more....would be very anxious to purchase more "alice" dvds if they are produced....

the entire cast is just so lovable, from the owner of the diner, strait thru to the patrons of the diner, absolutely worth buying this dvd since it is all that is available to us at this time.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Come on, Warner Bros., give us a break... June 4, 2006
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These six shows are not enough. Please release the full nine years.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alice is AWESOME! April 26, 2006
By Karla
I am excited that the "Alice: Best of" is coming to DVD...but I agree...come on Warner Brothers...spend a little money on promotion and release the whole seasons on DVD. A little promotion would remind everyone how great of a show it was and people would buy it. Even Doogie Howser M.D. is out on DVD!!! Give me a break! We need ALICE!
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars KISS MY GRITTS April 29, 2006
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What Happened? March 24, 2006
By Denise
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I'll buy it because that's all there is - but it's very disappointing. Come on Warner's - release the whole first season!!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get the "Alice Series" DVD Set Out "SOON" !!! Please... September 9, 2006
Hi there from a devoted "Alice" Fan ! Finally Alice Season One is AVAIABLE here at last !!! On $ 27.99 for Season One. $ 1.99 for each episode if you plan on downloading them here on the site. There on Instant Video here on the site both series. "Also avaiable is "FLO's" Yellow Rose Season's One- Two. Season One is $ 5.99 and Season Two is $ 27.99.$ 1.99 for each downloaded episode as well. I did the bottom review over 5 yrs ago and finally both of these series are finally out to buy it's about TIME !
I want to comment I purchashed this video from Borders Book's and Music 5 YRS ago. I also want to comment that I am "HIGHLY" disapointed that Warner Home Video hasn't put the "Alice Box series" out on the market for public purchashing as of yet. Instead they give us fans of this show a brief preview of what we already remembered of this show back from the 1970's - 1980's.

I watched both these series for the entire Run and "LOVED" it very much and want to purchase it but no release date has been offered as of yet."It would be a great box DVD Set too. It makes me very angry that shows such of this caliber don't get released but silly shows that I never heard of are on the market for sale. Im a 40 yr old man now 45 yrs old 5 yrs later and shows back in the 1970's - 1980's are the shows I adored and grew up with so I ask you to put the show's out for release people would buy them you just have to give things a chance instead of assuming they won't make money. TV viewer's like me alike would agree im sure. Two other show's that come to mind that haven't been put out for release are "Maude" and "One Day at a Time". These show's were very classy and would be a great hit on the market and would be bought up like HOTCAKES.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot afford seasons 1-4; not certain? Buy this teaser/taster/tester!
Well... I remember the show, but was a casual fan.
Half the stars have passed on to their heavenly-reward. Read more
Published 12 days ago by THE 'Older Than Dirt' Time Traveller
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it but want the hole season of it.
Published 26 days ago by betty
5.0 out of 5 stars Not the whole first season?
5 stars cause it's Alice. No complete seasons in these DVDs? Why leave out Episodes? How about complete seasons? Read more
Published 6 months ago by greatbeyond777
4.0 out of 5 stars Not what I thought, but I still like it...
I bought this DVD thinking it was the first season of the show, obviously I didn't pay close attention, but I still like this mini compilation. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Onebydesign
5.0 out of 5 stars Alice Television DvD's
The dvd collection was one that I have been waiting for it to be put on dvd. I am anxiously awaiting all other seasons to come out on dvd. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Jennifer J. Kettle
5.0 out of 5 stars please make more alice season sets
I am a Alice fan and i hate that there are very few seasons of Alice. so, who ever is responsible for the distribution of these episodes please make more there are plenty of Alice... Read more
Published 23 months ago by shirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Alice tv favorites
very great dvd and funny. the picture is very clear. the sound is crisp and clear to. the dvd is very funny and good. Read more
Published on April 5, 2012 by good fan
1.0 out of 5 stars WHEN DONKEYS FLY!!!!!!!!!!

Not a random so called BEST of episodes. Read more
Published on February 19, 2012 by Knightingale_1
5.0 out of 5 stars The original Golden Girls
Alice is long overdue to be released on DVD in complete season formats. As Alice signed off in early 1985, and the Golden Girls made it's debut that fall, I was suprised that no... Read more
Published on February 16, 2012 by daryl faltskog
5.0 out of 5 stars Are you KIDDING? Why are WHOLE SEASONS NOT on DVD yet?
This is one of my favorite shows when I was younger. I mainly did NOT see first run episodes but the daytime reruns in the 80s when I was in my early teens. I loved this show! Read more
Published on February 7, 2012 by M. Williams
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C'mon, Warner Bros. please release either the complete series of ALICE starring Linda Lavin on dvd or release the first 6 seasons or as Flo would say "Kiss My Grits."
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