Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: March 24, 1980

Last Telecast: July 21, 1981

Music Theme: "Flo's Yellow Rose," sung by Hoyt Axton

Broadcast History:

March 1980 - April 1980, Mondays 9:30-10:00 on CBS

July 1980 - January 1981, Mondays 8:00-8:30 on CBS

February 1981, Saturdays 9:00-9:30 on CBS

March 1981 - May 1981, Saturdays 8:30-9:00 on CBS

June 1981 - July 1981, Tuesdays 8:30-9:00 on CBS


Florence Jean (Flo) Castleberry..... Polly Holliday

Earl Tucker..... Geoffrey Lewis

Farley Waters..... Jim B. Baker

Mama Velma Castleberry..... Sudie Bond

Fran Castleberry..... Lucy Lee Flippin

Miriam Willoughby..... Joyce Bulifant

Randy Stumphill..... Leo Burmester

Les Kincaid..... Stephen Keep

Wendell Tubbs (1981)..... Terry Wills

Chester..... Mickey Jones


After four seasons as the feisty, hot-blooded waitress at Mel's Diner on Alice, Flo "Kiss My Grits" Castleberry got her own place to run. While passing through her hometown of Cowtown, Texas, on her way to a hostess job in Houston, Flo impulsively bought a run-down old roadhouse she remembered from her rambunctious youth, and determined to make it a viable business. Not used to being the boss, Flo had her troubles running the place, renamed Flo's Yellow Rose. Earl, the bartender, hated the idea of working for a woman, and Farley was the obnoxious skinflint who held the mortgage. Les was the resident piano player and Randy the mechanic who worked at the garage located next door. Being back home meant spending time with Mama, in whose raucous image Flo was molded, and with an introverted, klutzy sister, Fran; and long-lost best friend Miriam. Wendell, Fran's fiancÚ and owner of a feed supply business, and Chester was  a regular customer at the Yellow Rose.