YMMV / Judge Judy

  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The earthquake in one episode. It's real (not staged), it comes out of nowhere, and even the tough-as-nails Judy just goes Screw This, I'm Outta Here! and strongly advises everyone else in the courtroom to do the same.
  • 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.
  • Memetic Mutation: The August 17th, 2017 episode has spawned several memes, both from the case itself which involved the theft of Yu-Gi-Oh cards, to Amy Schumer making a surprise appearance in the audience. It has to be seen to be believed.