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"Up On the Roof"
Season 3, Episode 8
#43 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date November 28, 1985
Production code 185721
Written by: Jeffrey Davis & Julie Fleischer
Directed by: Jeff Melman
Guest stars: Michael A. Ross 
 Stuart Pankin 
Denise Gallup 
Dian Gallup 
Mike Finneran
Charlotte Portney 
Jack Jozefson
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Up On the Roof was the eighth episode of Season 3 of Night Court, also the 43rd overall series episode. Written by Jeffrey Davis and Julie Fleischer, and directed by Jeff Melman, the episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on November 28, 1985. 

"Up On the Roof"
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Harry tries to free a rock star literally imprisoned by his overly solicitous entourage.


Eddie Devon, a big rock star, wanders around the courtroom, trying to escape his crazed fans, his solicitous entourage, and his greedy psychiatrist.

Plot Summary

Harry (Harry Anderson) offers his chambers as a safe harbor for rock star Eddie Devon (Michael A. Ross), who during his six years of celebrity has been mercilessly besieged by a parisitic entourage, an opportunistic psychiatrist (Stuart Pankin), and a swarm of crazy fans. Alas, Eddie's short spurt of freedom doesn't last too long. By episode's end, a covey of fans have taken over the courtroom roof--and Eddie is trapped in the elevator shaft!

Cast (in credits order)


Guest stars/Recurring characters/cast

  • Michael A. Ross as Eddie Devon (as Michael Ross)
  •  Stuart Pankin as Dr. Charles Melnick
  • Denise Gallup as Wally Azzari
  • Dian Gallup as Willy Azzari
  • Mike Finneran as Art
  • Jack Jozefson as Man seated in the Gallery
  • Charlotte Portney as Court Stenographer (uncredited)