History Series / ThePeoplesCourt

26th Nov '16 2:34:40 AM Ramidel
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* UnbuiltTrope: The Wapner-era court was the UrExample of the judge show, but despite the occasional LemonyNarrator, it was a much more serious courtroom than ''Series/JudgeJudy'' or most of the imitators. Most cases were fairly pedestrian arbitrations between usually-reasonable people, and really dumb or obnoxious litigants were the exception rather than the rule (though they did happen often enough to spice up the show). ''Series/JudgeJudy'' [[TropeCodifier came along later and introduced]] the {{Jerkass}} judge and a preference for idiotic plaintiffs and defendants for her to take apart, which came to typify the genre and became part of the rebooted People's Court.

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* UnbuiltTrope: The Wapner-era court was the UrExample of the judge show, but despite the occasional LemonyNarrator, it was a much more serious courtroom than ''Series/JudgeJudy'' or most of the imitators. Most cases were fairly pedestrian arbitrations between usually-reasonable people, and really dumb or obnoxious litigants were the exception rather than the rule (though they did happen often enough to spice up the show). ''Series/JudgeJudy'' [[TropeCodifier came along later and introduced]] the {{Jerkass}} judge and [[PointAndLaughShow a preference for idiotic plaintiffs and defendants for her to take apart, apart]], which came to typify the genre and became part of the rebooted People's Court.
26th Nov '16 2:32:43 AM Ramidel
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* UnbuiltTrope: The Wapner-era court was the UrExample of the judge show, but despite the occasional LemonyNarrator, it was a much more serious courtroom than ''Series/JudgeJudy'' or most of the imitators. Most cases were fairly pedestrian arbitrations between usually-reasonable people, and really dumb litigants were the exception rather than the rule (though they did happen often enough to spice up the show). ''Series/JudgeJudy'' [[TropeCodifier came along later and introduced]] the {{Jerkass}} judge and a preference for completely idiotic plaintiffs and defendants for her to take apart, which came to typify the genre and became part of the rebooted People's Court.

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* UnbuiltTrope: The Wapner-era court was the UrExample of the judge show, but despite the occasional LemonyNarrator, it was a much more serious courtroom than ''Series/JudgeJudy'' or most of the imitators. Most cases were fairly pedestrian arbitrations between usually-reasonable people, and really dumb or obnoxious litigants were the exception rather than the rule (though they did happen often enough to spice up the show). ''Series/JudgeJudy'' [[TropeCodifier came along later and introduced]] the {{Jerkass}} judge and a preference for completely idiotic plaintiffs and defendants for her to take apart, which came to typify the genre and became part of the rebooted People's Court.
26th Nov '16 2:31:29 AM Ramidel
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* UnbuiltTrope: The Wapner-era court was the UrExample of the judge show, but despite the occasional LemonyNarrator, it was a much more serious courtroom than ''Series/JudgeJudy'' or most of the imitators. Most cases were fairly pedestrian arbitrations between usually-reasonable people, and really dumb litigants were the exception rather than the rule (though they did happen often enough to spice up the show). ''Series/JudgeJudy'' [[TropeCodifier came along later and introduced]] the {{Jerkass}} judge and a preference for completely idiotic plaintiffs and defendants for her to take apart, which came to typify the genre and became part of the rebooted People's Court.
6th Sep '16 3:45:43 PM goldenroad
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After ''Series/JudgeJudy'' started the judge show revival in 1996, one of the first shows on the block was a {{revival}} of ''The People's Court'', which premiered in 1997. Once again, the show was produced by Ralph Edwards-Stu Billett Productions and distributed by Creator/WarnerBros. Former New York City mayor Ed Koch initially took the bench for the first two years, then was replaced by Jerry Sheindlin (husband of Judge Judy). He was replaced by Marilyn Milian in 2001, who presides over the court today. The bailiff during the Koch-Sheindlin years was Josephine Ann Longobardi. After Milian took the bench, she was replaced by Davy Jones, who only lasted relatively briefly and was in turn replaced by Douglas [=MacIntosh=]. Curt Chaplin took over the interview duties and became the new announcer, while host Harvey Levin, who worked on the Wapner version as the show's legal consultant, explains the legalese behind the judges' decisions while polling fans gathered outdoors.

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After ''Series/JudgeJudy'' started the judge show revival in 1996, one of the first shows on the block was a {{revival}} of ''The People's Court'', which premiered in 1997. Once again, the show was produced by Ralph Edwards-Stu Billett Productions and distributed by Creator/WarnerBros. Former New York City mayor Ed Koch initially took the bench for the first two years, then was replaced by Jerry Sheindlin (husband of Judge Judy). He was replaced by Marilyn Milian in 2001, who presides over the court today. The bailiff during the Koch-Sheindlin years was Josephine Ann Longobardi. After Milian took the bench, she was replaced by Davy Jones, who only lasted relatively briefly and was in turn replaced by Douglas [=MacIntosh=]. Curt Chaplin took over the interview duties and became the new announcer, while host Harvey Levin, who worked on the Wapner version as the show's legal consultant, explains the legalese behind the judges' decisions while polling fans gathered outdoors.
outdoors. In 2016, as part of the show's [[MilestoneCelebration 35th Anniversary]], Doug Llewelyn returned as interviewer.
15th Jul '16 10:55:56 AM glickmam
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The UrExample of the judge talk show, ''The People's Court'' had its pilot episode taped in October 1980 and premiered on September 14, 1981 when Judge Joseph Wapner took the court to the TV. The premise is that two parties, a plaintiff and a defendant, that would otherwise take their cases to small claims court would instead agree to have their case settled on television by Judge Wapner. After the verdict was given, each side would be interviewed by host and court reporter Doug Llewelyn, who would often end the show with the CatchPhrase "Don't take the law into your own hands: you take 'em to court." On the other hand, if a case ended with a verdict for the defendant, Llewelyn would instead end the episode by saying "If someone files a lawsuit against you and yet you're convinced you've done nothing wrong, don't be intimidated. Just be sure to stand up for your rights: go to court." The show's other two regulars were bailiff Rusty Burrell and announcer Jack Harrell. The show was created by John Masterson, who previously created and produced ''Series/QueenForADay''. It was executive produced by Ralph Edwards (who previously created and/or produced ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''Series/TruthOrConsequences'', and ''Series/NameThatTune'') and his production partner Stu Billett. Both men packaged the show under their own separate companies until 1987, when the companies merged. The show was originally distributed by Telepictures until 1986, when that company merged with Creator/{{Lorimar}}, creating Lorimar-Telepictures. Lorimar-Telepictures continued to distribute until 1989, when it was purchased by Creator/WarnerBros, who continued to distribute until the show's cancellation in 1993.

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The UrExample of the judge talk show, ''The People's Court'' had its pilot episode taped in October 1980 and premiered on September 14, 1981 when Judge Joseph Wapner took the court to the TV. The premise is that two parties, a plaintiff and a defendant, that would otherwise take their cases to small claims court would instead agree to have their case settled on television by Judge Wapner. After the verdict was given, each side would be interviewed by host and court reporter Doug Llewelyn, who would often end the show with the CatchPhrase "Don't take the law into your own hands: you take 'em to court." On the other hand, if a case ended with a verdict for the defendant, Llewelyn would instead end the episode by saying "If someone files a lawsuit against you and yet you're convinced you've done nothing wrong, don't be intimidated. Just be sure to stand up for your rights: go to court." The show's other two regulars were bailiff Rusty Burrell and announcer Jack Harrell. The show was created by John Masterson, who previously created and executive produced ''Series/QueenForADay''. It was executive produced by Ralph Edwards (who previously created and/or produced ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''Series/TruthOrConsequences'', and ''Series/NameThatTune'') and his production partner Stu Billett. Both men packaged the show under their own separate companies until 1987, when the companies merged. The show was originally distributed by Telepictures until 1986, when that company merged with Creator/{{Lorimar}}, creating Lorimar-Telepictures. Lorimar-Telepictures continued to distribute until 1989, when it was purchased by Creator/WarnerBros, who continued to distribute until the show's cancellation in 1993.
24th Feb '16 4:12:13 AM LackadaisicalCiconine
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** Compared to the current version and its contemporaries (particularly Judge Judy), Judge Wapner from the original series rarely did this almost never in the first few seasons, but it became somewhat more common (although still comparably rare) by the late 1980s. But it was a sight to see when he got pissed and when he did, Wapner didn't hold back.

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** Compared to the current version and its contemporaries (particularly Judge Judy), Judge Wapner from the original series rarely did this almost never in the first few seasons, but it became somewhat more common (although still comparably rare) by the late 1980s. But it was a sight to see when he got pissed and when he did, Wapner didn't hold back. One example was from 1987, when Wapner had an obnoxious plaintiff suing for damage to his car. The Plaintiff acted very poorly, bringing a crying baby into the courtroom, and tried to manipulate the proceedings making the judge look like the bad guy, Wapner's usual patience quickly wore thin, and he was not shy about calling him out on his bad attitude, stopping just short of throwing him out. The plaintiff went on to actually win his case, but not without Wapner making it clear he only won because the law was on his side, and not because of the way he acted, (and that Wapner would never handle a case for him again). However, the plaintiff had clearly learned nothing, and strutted around the courtroom taunting the defendant.
23rd Nov '15 7:29:25 PM Taeraresh
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** And any time someone makes a rude comment in Spanish, thinking that Judge Milian won't understand them.
30th Oct '15 4:54:36 PM Anddrix
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* [[invoked]]DudeNotFunny: At least once in the original Wapner version the case involved some sensitive issues a small number of observers were chuckling at one of the litigant's answers. Wapner paused and (sternly) told the observers to knock it off or he'd have them escorted out.
5th Oct '15 4:36:12 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"[[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer What you are about to witness is real.]] The participants are not actors. They are the actual people who have already either filed suit or been served a summons to appear in a California (or New York Metropolitan) Municipal Court. Both parties in the suit have agreed to dismiss their court cases and have their disputes settled here, in our forum '''The People's Court'''." [Current version: "...They are actual litigants with a case pending in civil court. Both parties have agreed to drop their claims, and have their cases settled here, before Judge Marilyn Milian..."]''

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->''"[[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer What ->''"What you are about to witness is real.]] real. The participants are not actors. They are the actual people who have already either filed suit or been served a summons to appear in a California (or New York Metropolitan) Municipal Court. Both parties in the suit have agreed to dismiss their court cases and have their disputes settled here, in our forum '''The People's Court'''." [Current version: "...They are actual litigants with a case pending in civil court. Both parties have agreed to drop their claims, and have their cases settled here, before Judge Marilyn Milian..."]''
16th Jun '15 4:03:43 PM nombretomado
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** Like ''JudgeJudy'', Marilyn Milian has her own set of catch phrases:

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** Like ''JudgeJudy'', ''Series/JudgeJudy'', Marilyn Milian has her own set of catch phrases:



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: So many instances with Judge Milian, all a MomentOfAwesome for her. Judge Milian is actually pretty even-tempered compared with JudgeJudy, but when something triggers her BerserkButton, watch out!

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: So many instances with Judge Milian, all a MomentOfAwesome for her. Judge Milian is actually pretty even-tempered compared with JudgeJudy, Series/JudgeJudy, but when something triggers her BerserkButton, watch out!
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