Vera and Jolene create a personals ad in a magazine for Alice in hopes of getting her a date.
While Mel is dressed in a Halloween costume as Captain Galaxy, he manages to stop a bank robbery.
Mel upsets the town when he buys a nursery school, which he plans to shut down, demolish and replace with a new parking lot.
Jolene is distressed when her large family rolls into town for a visit in her small, one bedroom apartment, including her father, five brothers, grandmother and family dog.
Alice is concerned that Tommy may have a drinking problem when he misplaces Nick's sports car after a night of partying.
Mel takes on Elliot's plan to help the police catch the people responsible for selling stolen beef by going undercover, and in turn will receive a $5,000 reward.
Mel mistakingly runs a group of thugs out of town which had been scheduled to perform at the Arts Festival at the diner as a break dancing team.
Vera is depressed when her first anniversary fails to meet her expectations.
Mel's regulars start visiting a hamburger joint after Jolene appears on the "Working Women" talk show, and comments on the diner.
All the men of Phoenix are being turned on the a new nighttime DJ known as the Nightbird. Little do they know it is Vera moonlighting at a radio station.
Alice is wooed by a country singer to quit the job at the diner and join the band traveling on the road.
Country singer Travis Marsh gives Alice a chance to perform with him on stage, and travel with him on the road.
Vera and Elliot decide to rent out a room in their home, but didn't expect to be filling it with their pushy, ex landlady Debbie.
Jolene is being scouted for a basketball team and Mel has graciously agreed to help her in the training.
Having accidentally shot himself with his own pistol, Elliot decides to quit the police force and find a more peaceful profession.
This retrospective features the best of Alice as the gang gathers at the diner for one last day to reminisce after Mel informs the gang that he has sold the diner to a real estate developer.