YMMV / Judge Judy

  • Love It or Hate It: While Judge Judy has many fans, there are those who hate her and her show, see her as a bully, and argue that she makes the whole justice system look bad.
  • 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.
  • Stop Helping Me!: When a litigant who seems to be winning the case interrupts unnecessarily: "Do I LOOK like I need your help?" or "Does it LOOK like you're losing?"
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