"Melvin and Harold"
Season 7, Episode 18
#141 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date February 28, 1990
Production code 186348
Written by: Bob Underwood
Directed by: Jim Drake
Guest stars: Mel Tormé
John Astin
Nicholas Worth
Craig Gini
Andrew Lowery
Dominick Brascia
Carolyn Ann Clark
Harper Roisman
Will Leong
Dorothy Andrews
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Melvin and Harold was the 18th episode of Season 7 of Night Court, and the 141st overall episode in the series. Written Bob Underwood, the episode, directed by Jim Drake, originallly aired on NBC-TV on February 28, 1990.

"Melvin and Harold"
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Plans for Mel Tormé to appear at Harry's 40th birthday party are derailed when Harry puts his idol behind bars for failing to pay a parking ticket.


Mel Torme can't appear at Harry's birthday party because Harry sent him to jail.

Did You Know?


  • The episode title is based upon the film Melvin and Howard (1980).


  • falls out the window (the Night Court is on the 18th floor) and lives, but there's no way he would have survived that fall no matter who or what he landed on.

Soundtrack Credits

  • You're the Top (uncredited)

Written by Cole Porter, Sung by Mel Tormé


Scenes are referenced

  • Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989) (TV Series)

Main character reference

Scene excerpt

[after Buddy sends off the Chinese acrobats]

  • Roz: Hey, Buddy. I didn't know you spoke Chinese.
  • Buddy Ryan: [surprised] Was that Chinese? Wow! You know, that would explain that picture of me bowling with Chiang Kai-Shek!

Cast (in credits order)


Recurring cast and characters/Guest stars