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Judge Judy 

Judge Judy Sheindlin , a former judge from New York, tackles actual, small claims cases with her no-nonsense attitude in which damages of no more than $5,000 can be awarded.
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Judy Sheindlin ...  Self - Judge 5,357 episodes, 1996-2020
Petri Hawkins Byrd ...  Self - Bailiff 1,858 episodes, 1996-2020
Jerry Bishop Jerry Bishop ...  Announcer / ... 1,840 episodes, 1996-2020
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Judge Judy Sheindlin, a former judge from New York, tackles actual, small claims cases with her no-nonsense attitude in which damages of no more than $5,000 can be awarded. Also by her side is bailiff Petri Hawkins-Byrd who keeps order in the court. After a case is closed, the defendant and plaintiff briefly confront each other outside the court-room. Written by Tony Meier <discokid@aol.com>

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In March 2011, Judge Judy was admitted to hospital after fainting during a case on the show. See more »


In the second case of the season 18, episode 215, the on-screen text says the plaintiff is suing for $5,0000. See more »


Judge Judy: ...You're lying. I can tell because the hairs on the back of my neck are standing up.
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Has some entertainment value... but I see why some people hate it
5 January 2012 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I occasionally tune into "Judge Judy" when I am in the mood for some kind of guilty pleasure. One thing that gives me a lot of enjoyment is seeing someone who is really guilty and/or stupid getting their just desserts, and quite often the show has someone like that feeling Judge Judy's wraith.

But I don't watch the show all the time. If I watch the show repeatedly over a short period of time, some things start to bother me. As others have pointed out, Judge Judy can be hostile towards even the most innocent people. And even when people try to be polite, they can get a hostile response. For example, I've seen many times when people politely put up their hand when someone else is speaking, only to have Judge Judy shriek at them, "PUT YOUR HAND DOWN!"

I do know that participants of "Judge Judy" must know what to expect when they agree to do the show... but still a lot of Judge Judy's attitude towards them seems unfair.

Worth watching a few times, and the show definitely has a large audience, going on for over 15 years. Still, the show can sometimes leave a bad taste in your mouth.

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