Alice 1 Season 1976

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Season 1
(98) IMDb 7.8/10

1. Pilot TV-NR CC

LINDA LAVIN stars as Alice Hyatt, a newly widowed mother, who lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and works as a waitress, determined to make it on her own and somehow manage to keep smiling.

Starring:
Dennis Dugan, Alfred Lutter III
Runtime:
25 minutes
Original air date:
August 31, 1976

Pilot

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Paul Bogart
Starring Dennis Dugan, Alfred Lutter III
Supporting actors Vic Tayback, Beth Howland, Polly Holliday, Dennis Dugan, Arthur Space, Jack O'Leary
Season year 1977
Network Warner Bros.
Producers Bruce Johnson, David Susskind
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

I Love Shows that I grew up watching!
Cara
The dvd picture and sound quality is excellent, and is far superior to the versions they used to air on cable.
TV Viewer
Love this show as a kid and finally its being released on dvd and I hope this show gets a complete release.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

57 of 59 people found the following review helpful By TV Viewer on June 19, 2012
Format: DVD
I received this set yesterday and I'm already on the second disc. I forgot how much I LOVE THIS SHOW!

The dvd picture and sound quality is excellent, and is far superior to the versions they used to air on cable. Also, these are the uncut, 25 minute versions of each episode. These complete versions of the episodes haven't aired on TV in over 20 years!

It's unfortunate that nobody under 30 has ever heard of this fun show. I hope they release the remaining 8 seasons soon. I'm having a wonderful time watching these shows again- it's like visiting old friends I haven't seen in many years.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By R. Gonzalez on June 19, 2012
Format: DVD
Received my dvds today. One of the best comedies in the 70's. An awesome dvd with every episode unedited. I can't wait for season 2. This is a must have!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bryan on July 7, 2012
Format: DVD
This show, if I remember, was a huge hit when it was on tv. Why did it take this long to put on DVD? I bought it and, for the most part, the picture and sound are great for a 36 year old tv show. There are no episode synopsis of any kind anywhere on here and it's the definition of 'bare bones' dvd. This show is hillarious and I want to get the other seasons but how long will that take.... another 10 years(?!). Worth the price(which seems to be double compared to most tv show dvds you can buy these days).
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michael on September 6, 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Alice is a classic late 70s TV Show that brings back so many memories to me. Rarely, would I miss an episode growing up. Alice was part of the collection of shows that I would say was "Must Watch TV". The characters were played off eachother perfectly. Flo with her 'kiss my grits' attitude was the perfect counter to Mel's brash nature; poor Vera always tried so hard to just get thru the day without a catastrophe; and Alice was the glue that brought them all together along with the zaniest customers ever to set foot into Mel's Diner.

The early seasons were the best in my opinion. Like other shows of the time (One Day at a Time, etc), comedy was a wonderful vehicle for presenting complex & controversal topics on occassion. Alice and the gang are presented life's ups and downs, introduction to alternate lifestyles, shady characters, complex relationships, romance, heartbreak, and all that makes life interesting. Alice was topical, yet timeless. Very rarely are there cases where an episode is dated, and in such cases, the timeless humor and message overcomes any aspect of it being dated.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Robbyrob on July 9, 2012
Format: DVD
I'm so happy that a full season of Alice is now out. I bought the DVD 'tester' of 6 episodes a couple of years ago and nearly wore it out! I love the chemistry between the cast, even after Polly Holliday left. How can you go wrong with a show that casts Martha Raye as the mother to Vic Tayback?
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By JGC on January 6, 2011
I purchased the complete VOD season 1 of "Alice" because it was always one of my very favorite shows and because each and every ep is so funny, thought-provoking and timeless. Sure the styles are dated and even the catchphrases (Flo's "kiss my grits") may seem a little tame in the year twenty-eleven but the stories and situations of "Alice" are never tired or unimportant.

One of my favorite things about "Alice" has always been the theme song. It just sums up the series, and season 1 in particular wonderfully. Linda Lavin did have a lovely singing voice because she always sounded inviting, like a familiar, old friend at the piano.

The breakout character/star from the moment the series began has always been Flo (Polly Holliday). Part Mea West, part Annie Oakley and 100% Florence Jean Castleberry, this fiery strawberry-blonde redhead knew what she wanted and always went for it. She spoke her mind, she was spicy and sweet and never evasive and if there's one thing I learned from Flo it's that life doesn't stop just because you're a 40-something waitress in Phoenix, AZ. No way. This cowgirl knows how to have a good time.

Some of my favorite eps are probably yours as well. And these include: Alice Gets a Pass - Alice finds out that Mel's old college buddy swings in the opposite direction in one of the first instances that homosexuality was dealt with in a '70s sitcom, Goodnight, Sweet Vera - the girls try to save poor Vera's life after she tries to OD on pills, and The Odd Couple - Flo moves in temporarily with Alice after her trailer is stolen. Take special note of Flo's nightgown in this ep, what a hot mama.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Robert L. Frazier on July 30, 2012
Format: DVD
Finally the first season of "Alice" is available on DVD and it was well worth the wait! This was one of my all-time favorite shows when I was a kid - it ran for 9 seasons (1976-1985) on CBS and was a solid ratings hit. This is a classic TV sitcom at it's very best - the writing was first rate and the original cast - Linda Lavin, Polly Holliday, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback and Philip McKeon were amazing!

Season 1, while certainly not the best season, is still a treat - my favorite episode was "The Odd Couple" when Flo moves in with Alice after her trailer is stolen. Some of my other favorite episodes from the first season were "A Call To Arms", "Good Night Sweet Vera" and "Mother-in-law" (a 2 part episode).

Here's hoping that Season 2 is released soon - I've heard that it should be out by the end of 2012 just in time for Christmas - fingers crossed!
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