Trivia / Judge Judy

  • California Doubling: The entire show has New York touches around it, such as scenic footage of New York, the New York state seal and flag on the set, and goes more by the New York law books for their arbitration. However, the show is taped at the Sunset Bronson Studios in Los Angeles, and Judy flies in from the East Coast to tape a cluster of shows at a time several times a season.
  • Cast the Expert: Though she's not acting as a sitting judge on the show, Judith Sheindlin is a member of the New York bar and really did spend many years as a judge.
  • Reality Subtext: A side effect of the above California Doubling was revealed in a 2008 episode when an earthquake struck during filming.
  • Retroactive Recognition: 1970s Game Show fans may recognize announcer Jerry Bishop from The Cross Wits, while 1980s child viewers may instead recognize him for announcing various promos on the Disney Channel.