Her quickest court case: the plaintiff came in asking for restitution from two guys who stole her purse and the items inside, though they denied they had it.
Plantiff: I had gift cards in there, my earpiece, and a calculator. Defendant: [speaking up] There was no earpiece in there, ma'am. Judge Judy: I love it! I love it. [to Byrd] That's Dumb and Dumber. Judgment for the plaintiff for the amount of $500. That's what I think it's worth, madam. Goodbye.
This particular exchange, as seen in Judyisms:
Plaintiff: But he cheats all the time! Judge Judy: Are you trying to justify to me the fact that you're an idiot?!
In a case from 2007, a woman lost a case against a woman who shot her dog, primarily because she didn't have a leash on the dog and blew the case out of proportion, realizing she was responsible for her dog being shot (there were signs up too). Judy was full of her usual gems, including this particular gem (when the plaintiff was asked why she kept changing her story about there being no leash):
Judge Judy: Oh, I get it, it was snatched by the leash fairy!!!
In one case, a woman ruined her boyfriend's clothes by pouring bleach all over them. She then goes on a 30 second rant, which consisted of almost nothing but insults directed at him. Judge Judy gloriously and hilariously put her in her place.
Judge Judy: LISTEN TO ME! (Beat) Where do you think you are? You think you're on Springer? YOU'RE NOT!