A former Arizona waitress buys a rundown Texas bar.
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1981   1980  
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Complete series cast summary:
Polly Holliday ...  Flo Castleberry 29 episodes, 1980-1981
Geoffrey Lewis ...  Earl Tucker 29 episodes, 1980-1981
Jim Baker ...  Farley Waters 28 episodes, 1980-1981
Leo Burmester ...  Randy Stumphill 28 episodes, 1980-1981
Stephen Keep Mills ...  Les Kincaid 27 episodes, 1980-1981
Sudie Bond ...  Mama Velma Castleberry 25 episodes, 1980-1981
Lucy Lee Flippin ...  Fran Castleberry 23 episodes, 1980-1981
Joyce Bulifant ...  Miriam Willoughby 20 episodes, 1980-1981
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In this spinoff of "Alice", ex-Mel's Diner waitress Florence Castleberry returns to her hometown of Cowtown, Texas, and, on a dare, buys a dilapidated roadhouse. Renaming the place Flo's Yellow Rose, Flo attempts to fix the place up, turn a profit and deal with the somewhat mixed-up and burned-out customers and employees, including bartender Earl, pianist Les, greedy banker Farley and customer Chester. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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24 March 1980 (USA) See more »

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4:3
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In several interviews, Polly Holliday often stated that there was an idea to have her not only play Flo, but Fran as well. This would have been accomplished by having Holliday appear without Flo's trademark red beehive wig and make-up. See more »

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A Pretty Decent Attempt
17 June 2005 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This was a pretty decent attempt to spin off one of the more popular sitcom characters in television history into her own show. This to me could be seen as almost a redneck hybrid of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and a show that came out a few years later, "Cheers". You pretty much got a look into Flo's world as she dealt with not only the crazies at her roadhouse, but with her domineering mother and her much more reserved little sister. The only thing that might have hurt it was the fact that the show didn't feature characters who were closer in personality to the "Alice" cast to help balance out Flo's wilder personality, much like Alice and Vera did. However, this still was a decent effort and its too bad it was so short lived and was never really given a chance to develop.


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