History Series / JudgeJudy

15th May '18 6:14:24 PM GarrulousTiger
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*** In another case, the plaintiff didn't even wait for the case to start - or from Judge Judy to emerge from chambers - before he began trash-talking the defendant openly in court. When Judge Judy sat down at her bench, the first words out of her mouth to the plaintiff, before even beginning with the case, were, "You're an idiot."

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*** In another case, the plaintiff didn't even wait for the case to start - or from for Judge Judy to emerge from chambers - before he began trash-talking the defendant openly in court. When Judge Judy sat down at her bench, the first words out of her mouth to the plaintiff, before even beginning with the case, were, "You're an idiot."
14th May '18 5:53:30 PM GarrulousTiger
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*** In another case, the plaintiff didn't even wait for the case to start - or from Judge Judy to emerge from chambers - before he began trash-talking the defendant openly in court. When Judge Judy sat down at her bench, the first words out of her mouth to the plaintiff, before even beginning with the case, were, "You're an idiot."



** "If you want to make a fool of yourself, I'm more than happy to let you." [[note]]Usually said to a litigant with a ridiculous case.[[/note]]
** "Believe me, you are ''not'' that eager for me to embarrass you." [[note]]Often used with a witness raising his or her hand to speak if the litigant whom he or she is supporting appears to be losing the case.[[/note]]



** While not a catch phrase per se as it isn't verbal, barely an episode goes by without Judge Judy rapping on her desk to get the attention of a litigant who is talking out of turn, interrupting her, or otherwise not listening.



** A noteworthy example which became a popular Internet meme afterward is Judge Judy making the "L" hand gesture (for "loser").
14th May '18 5:40:22 PM GarrulousTiger
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** "I'm old; I can only do one thing at a time. Otherwise I get confused and then I can't trick you."
14th May '18 5:34:47 PM GarrulousTiger
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** "Don't try to figure out where I'm going. Just answer my questions truthfully." - often used in conjunction with, "If you tell the truth, you don't have to have a good memory."
13th May '18 5:48:20 AM GarrulousTiger
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** Don't sue your landlord and then it gets revealed that you continued to stay in the place without paying monthly rent out of protest. Any chance of winning the case once that is known is slim to none, because Judge Judy hates squatters.

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** Don't sue your landlord and then it gets revealed that you continued to stay in the place without paying monthly rent out of protest. Any chance of winning the case once that is known is slim to none, because Judge Judy hates squatters. Expect also to be the recipient of one of her trademark catch phrases: "You ate the steak."
11th May '18 2:04:07 AM Windrays
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* GoodIsNotNice: Judge Judy's first objective, before entertaining, is to find the truth. It doesn't mean that she won't have biting comments for everyone involved, especially if the person who ''is'' owed money isn't free of culpability extraneous to the particular case she is overseeing.


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Whenever the Judge drops her combative tone and speaks softly, it's either because she's really and truly [[TranquilFury pissed off]] or [[PetTheDog she genuinely feels for whomever she's addressing.]] The latter is especially evident when she's addressing children and (some) teenagers, because she dealt with a lot worse when she was a judge in Manhattan Family Court and is genuinely a MamaBear for young people who have been genuinely handed a bad lot in life.
9th May '18 5:36:27 PM GarrulousTiger
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*** Drunk or stoned litigants annoy Judge Judy because (besides the obvious) she can't ask a litigant questions if she believes he or she is in an "altered" state of mind. On occasion she has actually halted a case and asked a litigant who was acting loopy to submit to a drug test. If the litigant refuses, she won't continue with the case and will dismiss it without prejudice.


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* KlatchianCoffee: Judge Judy once halted a case because the plaintiff's behavior was so bizarre that the judge questioned whether the plaintiff was drunk or on drugs and asked her to submit to a drug test before she would continue with the case. The drug test came back clean, but the plaintiff admitted to having had five shots of espresso before coming to court. Judge Judy advised her to curb her coffee consumption.
9th May '18 3:26:12 PM GarrulousTiger
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** "I can't help you."[[note]]Informing a litigant that he or she has no case, prior to dismissal.[[/note]]
7th May '18 4:03:26 PM GarrulousTiger
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** Don't come to court late. In a case aired May 7, 2018, Judy spent as much time chewing out the defendant for coming to court late (a producer actually had to pick up the defendant and bring him to court) as she did on the issue at hand.
** Don't come to court drunk or high. In a case aired circa 2012, the defendant came to court drunk, and the judge had to wait for him to sober up before she could hear the case. She was ''not'' happy, and did not hesitate to let him know.
4th May '18 5:38:13 PM GarrulousTiger
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** Likewise, keep your mouth shut while the other litigant is testifying. A number of litigants have had their cases dismissed because they couldn't keep from interrupting their adversary's testimony with, for example, "That's a lie!" Similarly, talking to your adversary during the proceedings also makes the dismissal of your case very probable, as Monika Lahai, the infamous "bleach lady" (see DisproportionateRetribution), learned the hard way.

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** Likewise, keep your mouth shut while the other litigant side is testifying. A number of litigants have had their cases dismissed because they couldn't keep from interrupting their adversary's testimony with, for example, "That's a lie!" Similarly, talking to your adversary during the proceedings also makes the dismissal of your case very probable, as Monika Lahai, the infamous "bleach lady" (see DisproportionateRetribution), learned the hard way.


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--> '''Judge Judy:''' Don't give me the dumb routine. If you're dumb, I'll know you're dumb. If you give me a dumb routine, I know it's a dumb routine. I know the difference, sir.


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--> '''Judge Judy:''' ''[to a teenage defendant wearing a midriff-baring top]'' Someone who doesn't know that their shirt is supposed to meet their pants when they come to court is not going to tell me the truth!
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