|Up On the Roof|
|Season 8, episode 20|
|Air date||March 14, 1995|
|Writer(s)||David Valliere (story); Matt Miller & Barrie Nedler (teleplay)|
|Previous||Taking the Plunge|
|Next||Leap of Faith|
Jesse and Kimmy talk D.J. to pulling a "classic" senior prank: lifting the principal's car up onto the roof of the school. Jesse, however, decides to take the blame when he is caught in the car after trying to put the hood up because it was raining, but D.J. decides to fess up.
D.J. wants to pull an elaborate senior prank on Principal Robolard so she can leave behind a lasting legacy, and she would like to outdo the legendary prank that Jesse pulled on Principal Robolard back when Jesse was in high school.
When Jesse was in high school, Jesse used a fishing pole and chewing gum to grab the toupee off of Robolard's head while Robolard drove his classic red 1957 Chevy convertible under a freeway overpass, then Jesse ran the toupee up the school's flagpole, and on the next morning, the students said "I pledge allegiance to the rug," instead of "I pledge allegiance to the flag."
In order to pull a more elaborate prank on Robolard, D.J. gets Kimmy's boyfriend Duane to use a crane to lift Robolard's 1957 Chevy convertible onto the roof of the school. The trick is on the verge of backfiring when an incoming thunderstorm becomes a threat to destroy the car's interior. Luckily, Jesse, D.J., and Kimmy are able to get to the car just in time to close the top and cover the upholstery.
A security guard takes them to Robolard's office, where D.J. tells him the reason why she did what she did, that she wanted to show everyone that she had guts, and that she wanted to leave behind a legacy. Robolard then lets D.J. in on a little secret: he actually likes seeing who can pull the best senior prank on him every year. To him, it's a contest of sorts. D.J. is surprised at his confession. When she tells him that she thought he hated senior pranks, Robolard confesses that the students expect him to say that.
Then, after Jesse asks why Robolard was going to send Jesse to jail when he thought Jesse was the culprit, Robolard replies that he has a good reason for that. When Jesse asks what it is, Robolard reveals that he never liked Jesse, and confesses it's because Jesse has the hair that Robolard had always wanted ever since he was a "balding Boy Scout" when Jesse asks why.
Meanwhile, Becky offers to teach Michelle how to cook, but the guys doubt Becky's cooking ability (see video). Luckily, Becky and Michelle end up doing a halfway decent job when they cook dinner, and even Nicky and Alex like it.