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Alice 1 Season 1977

Season 1
4.5 out of 5 stars (150) IMDb 6.8/10

After the death of her truck-driver husband, a New Jersey housewife and her 12-year-old son head to Hollywood to follow her dream of stardom as a singer.

Starring:
Dennis Dugan, Alfred Lutter III
Original air date:
March 26, 1977

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Season 1

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1. Pilot

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.

CC TV-NR August 31, 1976 24 minutes
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2. Alice Gets a Pass

When Mel decides to go fishing with an old college buddy who turns out to be a handsome football player, Alice decides it's time to get back in the game of love.

CC TV-NR September 29, 1976 25 minutes
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3. A Piece of the Rock

Alice Hyatt is surprised to learn that her husband had purchased a life insurance policy before his death and shocked when she finds out that the beneficiary is another woman!

CC TV-NR October 6, 1976 25 minutes
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4. Pay the Fifty Dollars

Alice makes quite an impression after a one-night singing engagement in a local nightclub.

CC TV-NR October 13, 1976 25 minutes
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5. A Call to Arms

Alice Hyatt is plagued by obscene phone calls and reluctantly becomes a pistol-packing mama.

CC TV-NR October 20, 1976 25 minutes
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6. The Last Review

While Mel is on vacation, Alice takes charge of the diner and almost succeeds in burying the business.

CC TV-NR October 27, 1976 25 minutes
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7. Sex Education

The time has come for Tommy (PHILIP McKEON) to learn the facts of life, and although Alice knows the facts, she can't find the words.

CC TV-NR November 6, 1976 25 minutes
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8. Big Daddy Dawson's Coming

When Alice tries to help Flo capture the man of her dreams, the result is a hilarious nightmare of good and bad intentions.

CC TV-NR November 13, 1976 25 minutes
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9. Good Night, Sweet Vera

Alice and Flo come to the rescue when Vera decides life isn't worth living.

CC TV-NR November 20, 1976 25 minutes
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10. The Dilemma

When Alice receives a proposal of marriage, Flo tries to convince her friend that the only bed of roses in marriage is the one in your garden.

CC TV-NR November 27, 1976 25 minutes
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11. Who Killed Bugs Bunny?

Alice is torn between letting her son be "one of the boys" and compromising her principles.

CC TV-NR December 4, 1976 25 minutes
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12. Mother-in-Law Part I

Alice discovers that her mother-in-law's (EILEEN HECKART) idea of a "short visit" is 20 or 30 years.

CC TV-NR December 11, 1976 25 minutes
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13. Mother-in-Law Part II

Alice sends for reinforcements when she is unable to move her "live-in" mother-in-law.

CC TV-NR December 18, 1976 25 minutes
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14. Vera's Mortician

Everyone believes it's wedding bells for Vera and the local mortician. Everyone, that is, except Alice, who thinks there's something strange about Vera's new beau--and it's not just the "stiffs" he hangs around with!

CC TV-NR December 25, 1976 25 minutes
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15. Mel's in Love

Alice is caught in the middle when Mel falls in love--three times in one week!

CC TV-NR January 15, 1977 25 minutes
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16. The Accident

No one is hurt when Flo demolishes Mel's car in a freak accident --at least not until Mel finds out!

CC TV-NR January 22, 1977 25 minutes
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17. The Failure

When Alice's quick thinking prevents a bank robbery, Mel's diner becomes the target for the inept, would-be bandit.

CC TV-NR January 29, 1977 25 minutes
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18. The Hex

Alice catches a gypsy stealing silverware, and has a string of bad luck after the woman curses her.

CC TV-NR February 5, 1977 25 minutes
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19. The Pain of No Return

Alice owes the government $2,000 according to a Alice meets an IRS agent who wants more in return than back taxes.

CC TV-NR February 12, 1977 25 minutes
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20. The Odd Couple

When Alice and Flo temporarily become roommates, they hilariously overturn the adage "opposites attract."

CC TV-NR February 26, 1977 25 minutes
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21. A Night to Remember

Alice and Flo come to the aid of Vera's love life and send her off on a dangerous liaison.

CC TV-NR March 5, 1977 25 minutes
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22. Mel's Cup

When Alice can't convince Mel that charity should begin at home, she resorts to burglary to correct an innocent mistake.

CC TV-NR March 12, 1977 25 minutes
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23. The Bundle

Everyone tries to convince Alice that "finders keepers, losers weepers" is their motto when Flo find $40,000 under a chair in the diner.

CC TV-NR March 19, 1977 25 minutes
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24. Mel's Happy Burger

When Alice Hyatt is given the opportunity to star in a television commercial for Mel's Diner, her gold opportunity quickly turns to brass.

CC TV-NR March 26, 1977 25 minutes
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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Starring Dennis Dugan, Alfred Lutter III
Season year 1977
Network Warner Bros.
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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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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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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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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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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I purchased this item and it came in damaged. After a closer inspection I found this item to consist of bootleg quality materials and production. After doing some investigation I found that Amazon is now selling burned DVD-Rs of titles such as this. I was completely unaware that this was even happening.

As a customer who has made this site my go-to-one-stop-shopping site, I am highly disappointed that they would try to pass off a flea market quality DVD set to me. Please note that there is a warning in the product description that states that these are DVD-Rs. However, I was unaware that these even existed. From a customer that has ordered hundreds of DVDs, I have never encountered this before.

UPDATE: After doing some research into Warner Brothers official site, I found that these disks are made On Demand even on their site. I am not sure if they are factory pressed or if they are DVD-R quality as they are not open at the time of this review. If they are DVD-R then I will be highly disappointed in a company as big as Warner Brothers being this lazy as to releasing products of this low quality. It's nice to have the shows available to purchase, but treat the customer with a bit more respect by not making them feel like they purchased something from the back of someone's truck in a shady parking lot.
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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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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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