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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Kiss my grits! '70s sitcom serves food and fun.

TV ION , Syndicated Comedy 1976
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age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Best. Old. TV Series. Ever.

This a show for everyone. Rate five stars if you used to watch alice as a kid.
age 10+

Alice is a show that blends drama with comedy, the actors were the best and the show was ahead of its time

As I said in my description, Alice is a show that blends drama with comedy, the actors were the best and the show was ahead of its time. The best episodes include Alice, Mel and Flo, but even the replacements for Flo did quite a wonderful job! They don't make shows like this anymore, because they can't! Excellent television show

Is It Any Good?

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Based on the classic 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, the just-as-classic ALICE shows us that the road of life can be full of laughs, even if we end up off course. The long days serving customers are never dull -- and over time, the folks at the diner become part of Alice and Tommy's extended family, developing a bond so strong that even Mel's constant threats of firing everyone doesn't keep them from being there for each other during the good times and the bad.

The series reflects the changes that were taking place in America in the mid-1970s, as more single mothers entered the work force to support their children and pursue their own goals. It's also an example of how television introduced the workplace as a replacement for the idealized notion of what a traditional family should look like. Alice originally ran from 1976-1985 and currently airs in syndication (select episodes are available on DVD). The series had a short-lived spin-off, Flo.

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