YMMV / Judge Judy

  • No Such Thing as Bad Publicity:
    • As stated by the judge herself during a case, "I really don't need you [the winning plaintiff] to approve of me. 10 million people approve of me. There are a lot of people who watch that don't approve of me. I don't care as long as they watch."
    • On the other hand, some litigants who clearly had no case must have agreed to appear on the show because of this trope. This tends to backfire on them catastrophically, since Judy gives them no time to look "cool" and is sure to expose every rotten trick they've ever pulled before she's through with them.