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2013-04-10 08:21:29 AM
Thought she was dead.
 
2013-04-10 09:56:38 AM
It always amazes me how Judge Judy is one of the richest people in television (and I believe the highest paid). It is amazing that after so many years her show has such a huge following.
 
2013-04-10 10:11:25 AM
the abuse that woman hands out to people makes Fark seem like a kindness therapy love-in website. $45M a year to do it. 'hell in a handbag' doesn't begin to describe America.

/ have to watch Judge Judy while taking care of 82 yr old batshiat crazy Mom
// it's that or the news. over and over and over again.
 
2013-04-10 10:15:12 AM
$45 Million a year.

When I start to think about how much money that REALLY is, I literally get dizzy with anger.
 
2013-04-10 10:17:15 AM
She an asshole. Seriously. How can she talk like she's making small change doing her job, when she's making 45 mil a year? Then she has the nerve to berate people who don't have a job or have recently lost a job and can't make ends meet. It really pisses me off when she says sh* like "go collect cans if you have to pay the bills"....f*ck her. biatch is making 45 million a year pretending she's a judge. She's not a f*cking judge, she's not in the legal system and has no legal authority. She's a mouthy kunt. I wouldn't put up with that kind of harrasement for any amount of money. I'm always surprised how meek some people are when she's barking at them. Why doesn't someone tell her to f*ck off just once. And I'd love to see officer Barney take an ass kicking when he's giving the old tough guy routine.

Hate that phoney show.
 
2013-04-10 10:20:48 AM
She make $45 Million a year for that show? What the farking fark?
 
2013-04-10 10:22:57 AM

indarwinsshadow: biatch is making 45 million a year pretending she's a judge. She's not a f*cking judge, she's not in the legal system and has no legal authority.


She is not a judge but I am pretty sure she has authority. Maybe not criminal authority but certainly contractual authority. My understanding is that she is basically a legally binding arbitrator and when people agree to go on her show (and get paid to be on the show) they sign a contract where they agree that they will be bound by her decision.
 
2013-04-10 10:24:51 AM

mechgreg: indarwinsshadow: biatch is making 45 million a year pretending she's a judge. She's not a f*cking judge, she's not in the legal system and has no legal authority.

She is not a judge but I am pretty sure she has authority. Maybe not criminal authority but certainly contractual authority. My understanding is that she is basically a legally binding arbitrator and when people agree to go on her show (and get paid to be on the show) they sign a contract where they agree that they will be bound by her decision.


How does contract law work in the United States? Is it the same from state to state, or can you ignore the ruling (if you don't like the outcome) and take your case to civil court?
 
2013-04-10 10:32:09 AM

mechgreg: indarwinsshadow: biatch is making 45 million a year pretending she's a judge. She's not a f*cking judge, she's not in the legal system and has no legal authority.

She is not a judge but I am pretty sure she has authority. Maybe not criminal authority but certainly contractual authority. My understanding is that she is basically a legally binding arbitrator and when people agree to go on her show (and get paid to be on the show) they sign a contract where they agree that they will be bound by her decision.



The people she berates are the assholes, they get a free trip to LA (or wherever it's taped) a couple nights in a hotel, free food and the show pays the judgement, they get off scott free. The only thing they MIGHT learn from is her making them look like assholes on TV
 
2013-04-10 10:33:33 AM
I just sort of assumed that show had been canceled a decade. I had no idea it was not only still airing, but that it is popular enough to give its star $45M a year.

We live on this planet.
 
2013-04-10 10:35:26 AM
Judges....meh.  They sit in judgement of others and they're no better than the people they're judging.  Just because they have a robe doesn't mean they can't be batshiat crazy.

For example, penis-pump judge anyone...?  And this guy was making decisions that controlled other folks' lives...!

These TV judges are BOTTOM OF THE BARREL.  I would say they're scum but that's unfair (to actual scum).

/the reason no one mouths off to her is that she'll rule against them out of spite, or charge them with contempt.
 
2013-04-10 10:35:55 AM

indarwinsshadow: mechgreg: indarwinsshadow: biatch is making 45 million a year pretending she's a judge. She's not a f*cking judge, she's not in the legal system and has no legal authority.

She is not a judge but I am pretty sure she has authority. Maybe not criminal authority but certainly contractual authority. My understanding is that she is basically a legally binding arbitrator and when people agree to go on her show (and get paid to be on the show) they sign a contract where they agree that they will be bound by her decision.

How does contract law work in the United States? Is it the same from state to state, or can you ignore the ruling (if you don't like the outcome) and take your case to civil court?



This, the same as the other court shows.  Technically she has no legal authority other than that of an arbitrator, which is why she doesn't hold people in contempt and she can question them.

To put it in perspective, she has about the same amount of authority and the person that hears the unemployment disputes.

  The show also pays any "damages" that are awarded, they also buy puppies and replace bicycles.  Each person is paid $300 for their TV appearance and all of the travel expenses are paid.
 
2013-04-10 10:36:26 AM
Wikipedia says she works 52 days a year for the show. I'm going to go throw up.

CSB: I was in Stamford, CT setting up our new office there and got invited to the managing partner's home in Greenwich. Judge Judy is one of her neighbors, the partner only had nice things to say about her and her parties. Also, some guy in town likes to decorate his home for Christmas with one hell of light show, he has a radio station you can tune into that has Christmas music synced with the light show. He has to rent cops because people cause a traffic jam to see it. The amount of money in that town is staggering.
 
2013-04-10 10:39:38 AM

indarwinsshadow: mechgreg: indarwinsshadow: biatch is making 45 million a year pretending she's a judge. She's not a f*cking judge, she's not in the legal system and has no legal authority.

How does contract law work in the United States? Is it the same from state to state, or can you ignore the ruling (if you don't like the outcome) and take your case to civil court?


She has to adhere to some of the rules of the state where the claim originated (maximum amount allowed on a judgement), but for the most part because it is binding arbitration, she uses the laws of California and/or New York (where she was an actual appointed judge) and common sense.

The participants sign an agreement to discharge their cases from small claims court and the cannot refile once an arbitration ruling has been made.
 
2013-04-10 10:43:42 AM
whyRpeoplesostupid:
The people she berates are the assholes, they get a free trip to LA (or wherever it's taped) a couple nights in a hotel, free food and the show pays the judgement, they get off scott free. The only thing they MIGHT learn from is her making them look like assholes on TV

I did not know that.  According to Wikipedia:

"The award limit on Judge Judy, as on most "syndi-court" shows (and most small claims courts in the U.S.), is $5,000. The award for each judgment is paid by the producers of the show from a fund reserved for the purpose. ... However, if Sheindlin specifically dismisses the lawsuit 'without prejudice,' that lawsuit may be refiled and retried in another forum. In some instances, Sheindlin has dismissed cases without prejudice deliberately so that complainants pursue defendants in an actual court of law so that the defendants themselves are held financially accountable, this as opposed to the show. In such cases, Sheindlin has expressed particular aversion to the defendants in question. Further, Sheindlin has dismissed cases without prejudice when she has suspected both the plaintiff(s) and defendant(s) of conspiring together just to gain monetary rewards from the show."
 
2013-04-10 10:50:28 AM

Lego_Addict: Wikipedia says she works 52 days a year for the show. I'm going to go throw up.


Think of it this way, she puts out enough product to put the show on every single day and draws 9 million viewers per episode.  If she wasn't making the money, CBS Television would be.

And Jeopardy is the same way.  They shoot five episodes on a Saturday.
 
2013-04-10 11:03:19 AM

gopher321: Thought she was dead.


www.wearysloth.com

Not hardly.

/Have you ever been to Nacogdoches?
 
2013-04-10 11:07:30 AM

GalFriday: indarwinsshadow: mechgreg: indarwinsshadow: biatch is making 45 million a year pretending she's a judge. She's not a f*cking judge, she's not in the legal system and has no legal authority.

How does contract law work in the United States? Is it the same from state to state, or can you ignore the ruling (if you don't like the outcome) and take your case to civil court?

She has to adhere to some of the rules of the state where the claim originated (maximum amount allowed on a judgement), but for the most part because it is binding arbitration, she uses the laws of California and/or New York (where she was an actual appointed judge) and common sense.

The participants sign an agreement to discharge their cases from small claims court and the cannot refile once an arbitration ruling has been made.


I've seen a few episodes where she appears to base her judgement solely on when lunch is coming. If she's in a hurry, she rushes the case based on pre trial evidence and  spends ten minutes carrying on for the cameras. Her histronics aside, wouldn't some of her calls be liable for re-trial when she doesn't listen to all of the evidence?
 
2013-04-10 11:07:33 AM
I think you mean that CBS sentences the public to two more years of Judge Judy.
 
2013-04-10 11:16:31 AM

indarwinsshadow: GalFriday: indarwinsshadow: mechgreg: indarwinsshadow: biatch is making 45 million a year pretending she's a judge. She's not a f*cking judge, she's not in the legal system and has no legal authority.

How does contract law work in the United States? Is it the same from state to state, or can you ignore the ruling (if you don't like the outcome) and take your case to civil court?

She has to adhere to some of the rules of the state where the claim originated (maximum amount allowed on a judgement), but for the most part because it is binding arbitration, she uses the laws of California and/or New York (where she was an actual appointed judge) and common sense.

The participants sign an agreement to discharge their cases from small claims court and the cannot refile once an arbitration ruling has been made.

I've seen a few episodes where she appears to base her judgement solely on when lunch is coming. If she's in a hurry, she rushes the case based on pre trial evidence and  spends ten minutes carrying on for the cameras. Her histronics aside, wouldn't some of her calls be liable for re-trial when she doesn't listen to all of the evidence?


If this show was part of the real world, her judgements would be appealed in most cases.  However, there is usually no appeal in binding arbitration (as in traffic court), and her show doesn't take place in the real world.
 
2013-04-10 11:16:47 AM
Don't forget, Scheindlin was an appointed Family Court judge, not a regular civil court judge. She has no background in these sorts of cases, and only got this job due to a 60 Minutes interview naming her the toughest judge.
 
2013-04-10 11:44:14 AM

swahnhennessy: I just sort of assumed that show had been canceled a decade. I had no idea it was not only still airing, but that it is popular enough to give its star $45M a year.

We live on this planet.


If I had to choose, I'd rather she get that kind of salary than these D-nozzles:

mtv.mtvnimages.com
 
2013-04-10 11:51:12 AM
That's one hell of a gig, props to the old lady.
 
2013-04-10 11:56:25 AM
45 million for 52 days work.  Divide 260 work days per year by 52 days which yields 5. Multiply 45 million per year by 5 yields 225 million per year. Multiply by 2 years.

JEEBUS FARKING CHRIST!!1!

$450 MILLION OVER TWO WORK YEARS???

Who is her agent? Do I have to blow him? This is important.
 
2013-04-10 12:03:17 PM
indarwinsshadow:
I've seen a few episodes where she appears to base her judgement solely on when lunch is coming. If she's in a hurry, she rushes the case based on pre trial evidence and  spends ten minutes carrying on for the cameras. Her histronics aside, wouldn't some of her calls be liable for re-trial when she doesn't listen to all of the evidence?

Even if they could find a way to retry the case, why would they?  Because the show pays any "damages" that are awarded, losing costs you nothing.  If you think that you SHOULD have been awarded damages, good luck trying to win your case through the real court system.  It can be a pain in the ass and expensive, with no guarantee that you'll actually win.  You might as well just let it go.
 
2013-04-10 12:04:41 PM
Sheindlin will be getting a raise from her reported $45 million annual salary.

So more than 90 mil.
 
2013-04-10 12:07:30 PM
No she doesn't. She keeps yelling time and again that, "If it doesn't make sense, it's not true!" Since her making $45 million a year for being an asshole doesn't make sense to me, it is not true.

Which is good, because otherwise I was going to be angry.
 
2013-04-10 12:09:45 PM

indarwinsshadow: She's not a f*cking judge, she's not in the legal system and has no legal authority. She's a mouthy kunt. I wouldn't put up with that kind of harrasement for any amount of money. I'm always surprised how meek some people are when she's barking at them. Why doesn't someone tell her to f*ck off just once. And I'd love to see officer Barney take an ass kicking when he's giving the old tough guy routine.

Hate that phoney show.


It's not live TV, dude. Anyone who nutted up wouldn't make the final cut of the TV show.
 
2013-04-10 12:17:44 PM

Bedurndurn: No she doesn't. She keeps yelling time and again that, "If it doesn't make sense, it's not true!" Since her making $45 million a year for being an asshole doesn't make sense to me, it is not true.



Don't piss on our legs and tell us it's raining.
 
2013-04-10 12:21:18 PM
Judge Judy reminds me of a woman who ran charitable family clinic (long story).

She was very much the Judge Judy type--impatient, pull yourself up by the bootstraps, no better cure for mental illness than getting a job.

Until one of her clients committed suicide.

The clinic was shut down and she was out of a job very quickly.

/she meant well but she was out of her league. she rose to the level of incompetence and she only paid the price of unemployment
 
2013-04-10 12:38:18 PM
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2013-04-10 01:13:38 PM

indarwinsshadow: She an asshole. Seriously. How can she talk like she's making small change doing her job, when she's making 45 mil a year? Then she has the nerve to berate people who don't have a job or have recently lost a job and can't make ends meet. It really pisses me off when she says sh* like "go collect cans if you have to pay the bills"....f*ck her. biatch is making 45 million a year pretending she's a judge. She's not a f*cking judge, she's not in the legal system and has no legal authority. She's a mouthy kunt. I wouldn't put up with that kind of harrasement for any amount of money. I'm always surprised how meek some people are when she's barking at them. Why doesn't someone tell her to f*ck off just once. And I'd love to see officer Barney take an ass kicking when he's giving the old tough guy routine.

Hate that phoney show.


She was a judge for I believe over 30 years.  Go fark yourself saying she isn't a judge.  You can say what you want about court shows, but she is a judge.  If you have seen the show and you don't understand why she is getting mad at people, than I think you aren't intelligent enough to understand her arguments or how she is deconstructing the absolute bullshiat that these people come in with.
 
2013-04-10 01:33:52 PM

Barry McCackiner: If you have seen the show and you don't understand why she is getting mad at people, than I think you aren't intelligent enough to understand her arguments or how she is deconstructing the absolute bullshiat that these people come in with.


I think it's referred to as "ramping up the tension for the cameras"....the same as on shows such as American Chopper, American Hot Rod, and a host of others.

You can guarantee there's someone behind the cameras with a headset and a clipboard telling her continually to be as nasty as she can be, because y'know.....righteous indignation = ratings = $$$$$
 
2013-04-10 02:13:59 PM

ristst: Barry McCackiner: If you have seen the show and you don't understand why she is getting mad at people, than I think you aren't intelligent enough to understand her arguments or how she is deconstructing the absolute bullshiat that these people come in with.

I think it's referred to as "ramping up the tension for the cameras"....the same as on shows such as American Chopper, American Hot Rod, and a host of others.

You can guarantee there's someone behind the cameras with a headset and a clipboard telling her continually to be as nasty as she can be, because y'know.....righteous indignation = ratings = $$$$$


It is a TV show, of course there is going to be some theatrics.  But, again, if you watch the show you know that she doesn't do it just for the fun of it.  When people come in and talk plainly and don't try to lie she doesn't do that.  She only starts yelling at the people who are trying to dance around her questions or who don't have proof of anything they are claiming.  The advertising to the show of course highlights her screaming, because that is what gets people to watch, but it isn't the core of the show.  Ultimately the core of the show is just her sorting through ridiculous issues.

If you watch her show and compare it with the People's Court (which is a tame show compared to some of the filth out there), she hardly lets anyone say anything.  And that is because most of the things the people want to say are not relevant to the decision that Judge Judy is trying to make.  Ultimately she is just trying to figure out who is lying and who isn't.  She will only ask as many questions as she needs in order to tease that out.  If she were going straight for drama, she would just let these idiots say their spiel and then berate them for it.  That isn't what she does.
 
2013-04-10 02:44:54 PM

Barry McCackiner: indarwinsshadow: She an asshole. Seriously. How can she talk like she's making small change doing her job, when she's making 45 mil a year? Then she has the nerve to berate people who don't have a job or have recently lost a job and can't make ends meet. It really pisses me off when she says sh* like "go collect cans if you have to pay the bills"....f*ck her. biatch is making 45 million a year pretending she's a judge. She's not a f*cking judge, she's not in the legal system and has no legal authority. She's a mouthy kunt. I wouldn't put up with that kind of harrasement for any amount of money. I'm always surprised how meek some people are when she's barking at them. Why doesn't someone tell her to f*ck off just once. And I'd love to see officer Barney take an ass kicking when he's giving the old tough guy routine.

Hate that phoney show.

She was a judge for I believe over 30 years.  Go fark yourself saying she isn't a judge.  You can say what you want about court shows, but she is a judge.  If you have seen the show and you don't understand why she is getting mad at people, than I think you aren't intelligent enough to understand her arguments or how she is deconstructing the absolute bullshiat that these people come in with.


i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-04-10 03:26:00 PM

indarwinsshadow: mechgreg: indarwinsshadow: biatch is making 45 million a year pretending she's a judge. She's not a f*cking judge, she's not in the legal system and has no legal authority.

She is not a judge but I am pretty sure she has authority. Maybe not criminal authority but certainly contractual authority. My understanding is that she is basically a legally binding arbitrator and when people agree to go on her show (and get paid to be on the show) they sign a contract where they agree that they will be bound by her decision.

How does contract law work in the United States? Is it the same from state to state, or can you ignore the ruling (if you don't like the outcome) and take your case to civil court?


IIRC, The show acts like it's a court room, but it's actually just arbitration. Both parties agree to let her decision be final and unappealable,  (and on TV). This allows a lot of leeway in how cases are argued and handled.

People do it because they get a free trip to LA, money for meals, 15 minutes of fame, and the awarded judgements are paid entirely by the show.

Other interesting facts,

-All the people in the courtroom are extras

-Judge Judy actually lives in NY, and commutes to LA a couple times a month for 2-4 days of shooting, thus she only works around 7-8 days a month (though those days are likely 10+ hours)

-I should be a television judge
 
2013-04-10 03:56:50 PM

Barry McCackiner: If you watch her show.....


Reckon that counts me out, since I simply CANNOT watch shiat such as her show....or Cops....and many many others.  But my wife used to watch it, and I caught some of it while she watched.

The only reality show I watch is River Monsters...I guess that's a reality show.  I used to watch Biker Build Off, but there was very little ramped up tension between the people (if any).  I suppose I'm boring since I'd rather watch the guys actually build than see all the idiotic bickering.

I have watched a few American Restorations, although they delve into the stupidness as well.  The owner's girlfriend/wife looks pretty decent for her age though.

Oh wait.....I forgot....I do freely admit that I WATCH UNITED STATES OF BACON.  Yeah....definitely watch *that* show.
 
2013-04-10 04:03:33 PM
And poor Wapner probably got paid scale
 
2013-04-10 04:25:36 PM
Um is not an answer!
 
2013-04-10 04:38:11 PM

Mega Steve: And poor Wapner probably got paid scale


That said, I heard his fans were super devoted.
 
2013-04-10 05:00:28 PM
The only times I remember this show is on is if I'm home on a sick day.  It's unwatchable between the phony attitude she has and the technical college, truck driving school and other commercials targeted to people at home outa work.
 
2013-04-10 06:07:23 PM
Holy crap, would have never guessed she made 1/10 of that per year.
 
2013-04-10 06:09:45 PM

Barry McCackiner: ristst: Barry McCackiner: If you have seen the show and you don't understand why she is getting mad at people, than I think you aren't intelligent enough to understand her arguments or how she is deconstructing the absolute bullshiat that these people come in with.

I think it's referred to as "ramping up the tension for the cameras"....the same as on shows such as American Chopper, American Hot Rod, and a host of others.

You can guarantee there's someone behind the cameras with a headset and a clipboard telling her continually to be as nasty as she can be, because y'know.....righteous indignation = ratings = $$$$$

It is a TV show, of course there is going to be some theatrics.  But, again, if you watch the show you know that she doesn't do it just for the fun of it.  When people come in and talk plainly and don't try to lie she doesn't do that.  She only starts yelling at the people who are trying to dance around her questions or who don't have proof of anything they are claiming.  The advertising to the show of course highlights her screaming, because that is what gets people to watch, but it isn't the core of the show.  Ultimately the core of the show is just her sorting through ridiculous issues.

If you watch her show and compare it with the People's Court (which is a tame show compared to some of the filth out there), she hardly lets anyone say anything.  And that is because most of the things the people want to say are not relevant to the decision that Judge Judy is trying to make.  Ultimately she is just trying to figure out who is lying and who isn't.  She will only ask as many questions as she needs in order to tease that out.  If she were going straight for drama, she would just let these idiots say their spiel and then berate them for it.  That isn't what she does.


What she does do is tell people who bring in witnesses, photographic evidence, etc., that that isn't how her court works (and yes, she's done that, so no, she's not a judge because she obviously has forgotten how the judicial system operates).

Face it, she's the modern day Jerry Springer, just w/o the constant swearing and staged fights (though staged cases are just fine....).
 
2013-04-10 07:32:32 PM
rugman11 * * Smartest * Funniest 2013-04-10 10:50:28 AM Lego_Addict: Wikipedia says she works 52 days a year for the show. I'm going to go throw up. Think of it this way, she puts out enough product to put the show on every single day and draws 9 million viewers per episode. If she wasn't making the money, CBS Television would be. And Jeopardy is the same way. They shoot five episodes on a Saturday.
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Nearly all game shows and judge shows are that way. It's only a 21 minute show, doing 5 in one day is 100 minutes a day plus changes and setup. It's easy.

Price is Right is not this way, they only film 2 a day. But that's probably because it's an hour show and filming 5 in a day would really be pushing it.
 
2013-04-10 07:40:49 PM

Okoboji: Barry McCackiner: ristst: Barry McCackiner: If you have seen the show and you don't understand why she is getting mad at people, than I think you aren't intelligent enough to understand her arguments or how she is deconstructing the absolute bullshiat that these people come in with.

I think it's referred to as "ramping up the tension for the cameras"....the same as on shows such as American Chopper, American Hot Rod, and a host of others.

You can guarantee there's someone behind the cameras with a headset and a clipboard telling her continually to be as nasty as she can be, because y'know.....righteous indignation = ratings = $$$$$

It is a TV show, of course there is going to be some theatrics.  But, again, if you watch the show you know that she doesn't do it just for the fun of it.  When people come in and talk plainly and don't try to lie she doesn't do that.  She only starts yelling at the people who are trying to dance around her questions or who don't have proof of anything they are claiming.  The advertising to the show of course highlights her screaming, because that is what gets people to watch, but it isn't the core of the show.  Ultimately the core of the show is just her sorting through ridiculous issues.

If you watch her show and compare it with the People's Court (which is a tame show compared to some of the filth out there), she hardly lets anyone say anything.  And that is because most of the things the people want to say are not relevant to the decision that Judge Judy is trying to make.  Ultimately she is just trying to figure out who is lying and who isn't.  She will only ask as many questions as she needs in order to tease that out.  If she were going straight for drama, she would just let these idiots say their spiel and then berate them for it.  That isn't what she does.

What she does do is tell people who bring in witnesses, photographic evidence, etc., that that isn't how her court works (and yes, she's done that, so no, she's not a judg ...


It isn't a criminal court dude.  It is a small claims court show.  You don't have the defense lawyer BS of calling witnesses and evidence.  I have heard her say what you are claiming she said.  And it was always because the witness was there to volunteer information that was not needed.  When there is a witness there that can give her new information, she will hear them out every time.

I'll stop wasting my time now defending her.  I've made my points.  It is clear that the haters have only watched the show in passing and wouldn't know a non sequitur if it slapped them in the face.
 
2013-04-10 07:42:47 PM

KFBR392: indarwinsshadow: mechgreg: indarwinsshadow: biatch is making 45 million a year pretending she's a judge. She's not a f*cking judge, she's not in the legal system and has no legal authority.

She is not a judge but I am pretty sure she has authority. Maybe not criminal authority but certainly contractual authority. My understanding is that she is basically a legally binding arbitrator and when people agree to go on her show (and get paid to be on the show) they sign a contract where they agree that they will be bound by her decision.

How does contract law work in the United States? Is it the same from state to state, or can you ignore the ruling (if you don't like the outcome) and take your case to civil court?

IIRC, The show acts like it's a court room, but it's actually just arbitration. Both parties agree to let her decision be final and unappealable,  (and on TV). This allows a lot of leeway in how cases are argued and handled.

People do it because they get a free trip to LA, money for meals, 15 minutes of fame, and the awarded judgements are paid entirely by the show.

Other interesting facts,

-All the people in the courtroom are extras

-Judge Judy actually lives in NY, and commutes to LA a couple times a month for 2-4 days of shooting, thus she only works around 7-8 days a month (though those days are likely 10+ hours)

-I should be a television judge


What are your credentials to be a TV judge?

Seriously, I don't give a shiat what she's paid. She does know the law and she doesn't have patience for bullshiat and will call it out. She commands and demands a certain respect in behavior that frankly, all people couldand should  learn.
 
2013-04-10 09:26:46 PM

jake3988: rugman11 * * Smartest * Funniest 2013-04-10 10:50:28 AM Lego_Addict: Wikipedia says she works 52 days a year for the show. I'm going to go throw up. Think of it this way, she puts out enough product to put the show on every single day and draws 9 million viewers per episode. If she wasn't making the money, CBS Television would be. And Jeopardy is the same way. They shoot five episodes on a Saturday.
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Nearly all game shows and judge shows are that way. It's only a 21 minute show, doing 5 in one day is 100 minutes a day plus changes and setup. It's easy.

Price is Right is not this way, they only film 2 a day. But that's probably because it's an hour show and filming 5 in a day would really be pushing it.


The Price is Right is also a much more involved show with multiple set pieces they have to move on and off the stage and each has to work perfectly.  I bet they spend much more time moving stuff around than they spend playing the games.
 
2013-04-10 11:01:58 PM
CSS: Judge Judy's brother was my dentist when I was growing up; he shared a dental practice in Brooklyn with their father. This was back in the 70's and 80's, and way before she was ever on TV. I only found out about the connection when I had insomnia one night and had an episode of "Biography" about Judge Judy on in the background as I piddled around on the Internet. Imagine my surprise when I heard a familiar voice, and looked up to see my old dentist on TV.  I think she got all of the testosterone in the family. I swear her brother was the Bob Ross of dentistry ... he smiled a lot, and always spoke with a deliberate, calm, and soothing voice.

/CSS
 
2013-04-10 11:11:59 PM
Judge Jewdee be a stone biatch.
 
2013-04-10 11:39:03 PM
Networks cancelled the holy shiat out of daytime soaps and that old biatch gets 90 million???

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
 
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