Court shows have been around a long, long time. From Judge Wapner and his bailiff Rusty to a tough little lady named Judge Judy there's been a lot of different faces and a lot of cases decided in under 30 minutes.
You're the jury this week, it's your job to see all the evidence and render a verdict!
Judge shows, what do you think?
1. Do you have a favorite judge? Least favorite?
The only one I've really ever watched for any length of time is People's Court back when they had Judge Wapner, so I guess he's my favorite by default. I've seen others like Judge Judy while on the treadmill at the gym or the Y but didn't really pay that much attention to them, so I don't have a favorite or least favorite
2. If you were given the chance would you settle a court case on a judge show?
I doubt that I would.
3. What's the silliest case you've ever seen on a judge show?
The really only memorable case is from one I saw while on the treadmill and it's hazy at best. Basically, guy owed his mom or someone like that a whole bunch of money for rent, which he'd agree to work off by fixing up her computer and hooking up the TV system. He hadn't and so they sued him. Apparently he couldn't hold down a job for a crazy reason, which eludes me now but at the time I recall thinking--geez, that's a pretty thin story. I don't recall how it all came out in the end.
~Bonus~ Imagine it, you've got your own show and now you're a judge, what would your show be like?
I'd probably be a lot of Harry Anderson's judge from Night Court--respectful of the law but not overly serious about it all the time.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 9/14/2004 09:00:00 AM