* CastTheExpert: 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.
* RealitySubtext: A side effect of the above CaliforniaDoubling was revealed in a 2008 episode when an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN-jNUz2RjM earthquake struck during filming]].