Needs More Examples
, Needs a Better Description
The place where Court Room Antics
take place, home to the Bunny-Ears Lawyer
, the Amoral Attorney
, the lazy Bailiff, the long suffering Judge often trying to keep everyone's crazy from interfering with the due process even when the matters being dealt with at court are trivial lawsuits or property disputes
The comedic court room can
be a Kangaroo Court
, but it dosen't have to be. At the end of the day it, just like any other Sitcom Workplace, is a zaney interpetation of what it should be to allow for optimal humor.
- Futurama gave us a hangin' judge who made it a criminal offense to be poor and a defense attorney who was an actual chicken. And incompetent.
- Atomic Laundromat has a prosecutor who used to be a man, his assisstant who is a crocodile, and a judge who takes breaks to make her gavel prettier.
- Elka's trial in Hot In Cleveland's Law & Order parody was almost won on the fact the judge was sleeping with her defense attorney, then almost lost because the defense attorney lied to the judge about where was going and what he was doing, then almost eon again because Elka slept with a juror, then lost because the juror in question has a rare mental condition that makes him forget his short term memory when he gets excited, apparently no one thought this might impede his ability to decide wheatear or not someone was guilty A prosecutor was never even seen!
- The courts in Phoenix Wright and the sequel, Apollo Justice. Anyone who isn't Obviously Evil is a Bunny-Ears Lawyer (literally!), the witnesses range from Bratty Half Pints to ghosts to clowns to a Psycho for Hire on a radio to all sorts of wackiness, and the judge is practically senile. Hilarity very much ensues.
- Since Fatal Instinct was a comedy, Ned Ravine's murder trial was full of Courtroom Antics, such as the characters playing children's games during a recess and a pair of play-by-play announcers describing the action.
- The tribunal of Enies Lobby from One Piece manages to be both this and Kangaroo Court at the same time.
- The trial of the Knave of Hearts in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
- Night Court was set in one of these.
- Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run had one of these that doubled as a Kangaroo Court once Woody's bank robber character was caught.
- The Three Stooges' skit Disorder in the Court, where the Jury was the butt of a lot of the jokes, Moe, Larry, and Curly were the bunny-eared attorneys, and the judge was patient. The bailiff wasn't lazy, just incompetent at his job, and the prosecutor was indecipherable a lot of the time. Oh, and the method of testifying involves reenactment of some rather trivial evidence.
- Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law is absolutely this. Take dozens of Hanna-Barbera characters, make them lewder and more depraved, land them in dire legal proceedings, and you get this cartoon.
- Science Court
- Boston Legal, full stop.