The third season saw Alice gets its sit-com service down to a science, delivering regular orders of laughter and workplace wisdom weekly while enjoying a regular slot in the top twenty.
Series regulars Vic Tayback (Mel), Vera (Beth Howland), Polly Holliday (Flo), and Philip McKeon (Tommy) fit their roles perfectly, while Linda Lavin (Alice) set the comedy temp, whether it be a slow-burn simmer, smoking hot slapstick, or on-the-boil gut-busters.
Situations found in this 3-Disc, 24-Episode collection include used “Car Wars” between the girls and Mel, Vera coming down with “A Slight Case of ESP” and “Flo Finds Her Father” (played by F Troop great Forrest Tucker!). Meanwhile Tommy falls in love, Alice falls for a (younger!) theatre director and – most horrifying of all – Mel sells the diner! And keep your eyes peeled for Philip McKeon’s sister Nancy (Facts of Life) playing a young orphan alongside Corey Feldman (Stand by Me).