TV Series | TV-PG | | Comedy
The misadventures and trials of an aspiring singer and her co-workers at a greasy spoon diner.
Diane Ladd, who played Flo in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), joined the cast in the fourth season as Belle Dupree. The new character served as a replacement for Flo (Polly Holliday), who left for her own series, Flo (1980).
Florence Jean Castleberry:
Kiss my grits!
The diner works using three waitresses all of whom start at the exact same time of day. If Mel's is open early for breakfast and stays open to serve dinner that means that all three waitresses work 10-12 hour days, at least SIX days out of the week. Even for a 1970s restaurant those types of hours would be excessive. Yet none of the waitresses complain about it in more than a comedic fashion.