Alice (season 9)

This is a list of episodes from the ninth and final season of Alice.

Season 9
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes16
Original networkCBS
Original releaseOctober 14, 1984 (1984-10-14) –
March 19, 1985 (1985-03-19)
Season chronology
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List of Alice episodes


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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
1871"Romancing Mister Stone"Marc DanielsCindy Begel & Lesa KiteOctober 14, 1984 (1984-10-14)185574
Jolene and Vera try to help Alice's love life by placing an ad in the personals.
1882"Space Sharples"Marc DanielsBob Bendetson & Howard BendetsonOctober 28, 1984 (1984-10-28)185577
Mel thwarts a bank robbery while dressed up as Captain Galaxy for Halloween. He is hailed as a hero, and soon takes to dressing as the hero everyday.
1893"Big, Bad Mel"Marc DanielsDavid Silverman & Stephen SustarsicNovember 4, 1984 (1984-11-04)185571
Mel buys a nursery school and plans to tear it down to make a parking lot. Guest star: Rue McClanahan
1904"Houseful of Hunnicutts"Don CorvanLisa A. Bannick & Jack CarrerowNovember 18, 1984 (1984-11-18)185576
Jolene gets a visit from her father Big Jake (Gregory Walcott), five brothers, grandmother, and the family dog, all staying in her small apartment. She turns to Alice for advise on how to get them to leave.
1915"Tommy's Lost Weekend"Marc DanielsStory by : Arnold Schmidt
Teleplay by : Bob Bendetson & Howard Bendetson
November 25, 1984 (1984-11-25)185578
Alice becomes concerned that Tommy has a drinking problem after he comes home with a Mohawk and a hazy memory of the night.
1926"Undercover Mel"Marc DanielsLinda Morris & Vic RauseoDecember 16, 1984 (1984-12-16)185580
Elliot and Officer Maxwell enlist Mel's help as a decoy as they try to catch cattle rustlers. The waitresses may ruin the mission as they try to help Mel.
1937"Footloose Mel"Lee Shallat ChemelBob Bendetson & Howard BendetsonDecember 23, 1984 (1984-12-23)185573
Mel offers the use of his diner for a planned locally televised performance by a dance group. When he kicks a group of "hoodlums" out of the diner, not realizing that they were the dancers, he now must try to get them to come back to the diner to perform.
1948"Vera's Anniversary Blues"Don CorvanLisa A. Bannick & Jack CarrerowJanuary 8, 1985 (1985-01-08)185579
Vera and Elliot's first wedding anniversary takes an unexpected turn when she's arrested.
1959"Kiss the Grill Goodbye"Nancy WalkerCindy Begel & Lesa KiteJanuary 15, 1985 (1985-01-15)185582
Mel is forced to close the diner when a new restaurant opens up down the street.
19610"Vera, the Nightbird"Don CorvanLinda Morris & Vic RauseoJanuary 22, 1985 (1985-01-22)185581
Vera, trying to save up enough money for a video camera for Elliot's birthday, lands a second job as a nighttime radio disc jockey named "Nightbird", who turns on all the men in Phoenix, including Mel, who's in for a surprise when he finds out the sultry female DJ's identity.
19711"Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore: Part 1"Don CorvanDavid Silverman & Stephen SustarsicJanuary 29, 1985 (1985-01-29)185583
Travis Marsh (Kip Niven), a famous country-music singer, who's a cousin of Vera's ex-fiance Steve, asks Alice to join him on his tour. Part 1 of two-part story.
19812"Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore: Part 2"Don CorvanStory by : Mark Solomon & Mark Egan
Teleplay by : Bob Bendetson & Howard Bendetson
February 5, 1985 (1985-02-05)185584
Country music singer Travis Marsh and her writer boyfriend Nick (Michael Durrell) compete for Alice's affection as Travis whisks her off with him to go on tour in the Southwest as she finds that she still has some unfinished business to take care of in Phoenix. Part 2 and conclusion of two-part story.
19913"The Night They Raided Debbie's"Marc DanielsCindy Begel & Lesa KiteFebruary 6, 1985 (1985-02-06)185575
Vera and Elliot rent their spare room to Ms. Walden (Linda Lavin in dual role), their tyrannical one-time landlady.
20014"One on One"Don CorvanLinda Morris & Vic RauseoMarch 5, 1985 (1985-03-05)185585
Mel offers to train Jolene when she decides to try out for a spot on a women's basketball team.
20115"Vera's Grounded Gumshoe"Marc DanielsCindy Begel & Lesa KiteMarch 12, 1985 (1985-03-12)185572
Elliot quits the police force after he accidentally shoots himself. After trying different jobs, when he tries to settle on being a stay-at-home "house husband", his puttering around the house begins to drive Vera up the wall.
20216"Th-th-th-that's All, Folks"Don CorvanBob Carroll Jr. & Madelyn DavisMarch 19, 1985 (1985-03-19)185586
Season and series finale: Good news for all: Vera announces she's pregnant as husband Elliot gets promoted to police detective, Jolene decides to open a beauty shop, Alice sets off to be a singer, this all as Mel is offered a bundle from a land developer to sell the diner, and he decides to jump at the chance even though Mel's Diner will be demolished. Then, in a series of episode flashbacks, the gang reflects on old times after Mel sells the diner to the land developer.

Broadcast historyEdit

Alice began the season airing Sunday nights at 9:30-10:00 pm (EST) on October 14, 1984,[1] before it was moved to the 8:30-9:00 pm (EST) Tuesday night time slot on January 8, 1985, where it remained through February 5.[2][3] In airing a two-part episode story, it also aired the next evening, Wednesday February 6, before returning to its Tuesday night timeslot, where it remained for the remainder of the TV season.[4]