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Are t.v. court shows stupid?

Asked by blueberry_kid (5651 points ) June 11th, 2010

Every time I come home, my mom or step dad or aunt is watching a court show on t.v., for example Judge Joe Brown. I think they are very stupid and a court is a court, it should be private and is no one elses buisness but the jury, judge, and the two case takers. I would understand my aunt watching them though because she is a lawyer.

Anyway, do you think that t.v. court shows are stupid?

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dpworkin's avatar

I would marry Judge Judy if she would have me.

Facade's avatar

Stupid, yet entertaining.

MissA's avatar

@dpworkin Is it the robe or the power?

ucme's avatar

Guilty as charged, NEXT!!

chyna's avatar

No! Judge Judy rocks!

WestRiverrat's avatar

Actually @astrix24, Court proceedings are rarely private affairs. I have the right as an American Citizen to walk into any courthouse in America and read the transcripts of any case that took place. There are exceptions, but other than juvenile cases, they are supposed to be few and far between.

It was set up this way so that the average citizens can keep an eye on what the courts are doing.

I don’t watch the TV court shows, but I love the fact that they are shown.

dpworkin's avatar

It’s the New-York-Jew-osity.

tranquilsea's avatar

They can be stupid, but they can also be great learning tools. Hopefully when people watch the show they learn that they should: always get used cars inspected, get I.O.U.s from people they are lending money to and that they should get things in writing.

dpworkin's avatar

And, never, ever co-sign on a loan for anyone.

chyna's avatar

And don’t loan a guy money that you just met 2 weeks ago.

dpworkin's avatar

(in a bar)

chyna's avatar

That is still living with his “ex” wife.

dpworkin's avatar

and needed the money for his DUI fines

chyna's avatar

But was given the money as a gift, not a loan.

dpworkin's avatar

Eggs Ackley. will you marry me?

chyna's avatar

Yes, if I don’t have to give the ring back if we break up.

dpworkin's avatar

but what if I’m still paying off the loan and I caught you in bed with my former best friend?

chyna's avatar

You mean the one that is now dating your cousin? No, I’m keeping the ring. It was a gift given to me around my birthday, give or take a month or two.

janbb's avatar

Well, he was your former best friend. Why are you bitchin’? Beside, you took the dog.

janbb's avatar

@chyna But doesn’t the jeweler have to pay for the stone that fell out?

chyna's avatar

Yes, but that’s another lawsuit. It’s in with the paternity case.

dpworkin's avatar

dogs are people, too. except pitbulls, which have a mechanical jaw.

janbb's avatar

But the twins were conjoined so how do you separate it?

Pitbulls they blame on the owners.

chyna's avatar

Put the owners to sleep, keep the pitbulls.

dpworkin's avatar

put on your listening ears. pitbulls can’t help it, that’s just how their jaw was constructed.

chyna's avatar

This court is my playground, I’ll do the talking.

janbb's avatar

I think you have a point, my friend’s pitbull killed two or three cats and he was a good one.

@chyna You’re very sassy all of a sudden, you’ve been hanging out with us (or Judge Judy) too much!

dpworkin's avatar

do you think you’re going to tawk ovah me? whose microphone do you think they’ll cut? mine?

dpworkin's avatar

they don’t keep me here because I’m 5’6” and gawgeous

chyna's avatar

@dpworkin You have me snorting laughing.
@janbb It’s judge Judy. She brings out the sassy in me.

janbb's avatar

They keep me here cause I’m 5’ 1” and gawgeous.

janbb's avatar

@chyna Time to get a job?

dpworkin's avatar

i’m not done abusing you yet. I’m still having fun

janbb's avatar

When will that time come? Not in the nursing home, I know.

Val123's avatar

Maybe so, but I love them! But not Joe Brown. He’s really unfair, IMO.
I forget…which one is the beautiful one? Judge Judy? What’s the other gal’s name?

chyna's avatar

@janbb Absolutely!

tranquilsea's avatar

Personally I like the People’s Court and Judge Marilyn Milian. She seems the most fair. I don’t like Judge Judy as she too shrieky and cranky for me.

PacificToast's avatar

Yes. And a waste of time watching. Watch something worthwhile like…Dr. Who.

Val123's avatar

No no. Marey or Springer! Much more better class!

YARNLADY's avatar

They are very entertaining. I don’t think stupid is the word I would use, more like irrelevant.

Val123's avatar

I actually think that if I ever had to go to court, having watched those shows would help me to understand how important being polite and quiet and having your freaking evidence in hand is!

chyna's avatar

@Val123 And dressing properly. Where did you think you were going, to a tea party?

Val123's avatar

Or to a strip club?

blueberry_kid's avatar

Ha! You all are funny

Val123's avatar

Verdict in favor of @janbb for $11.28. Pay up @dpworkin!

janbb's avatar

I loves it – finally figured out a way to make money from Fluthering!

dpworkin's avatar

I’m filing an appeal.

janbb's avatar

Oh no – you’re not appealling at all!

dpworkin's avatar

That’s what she said.

janbb's avatar

So Judge Judy and I concur – pay up, kiddo! (And interest accrues daily.)

dpworkin's avatar

I already knew you were interested.

Val123's avatar

As Judge Judy: No files allowed, not even appealing ones. Further, interest accrues by the minute. You now owe $11.84. Pay up @dpworkin or I’ll find you contemptible and you will go to fluther jail.

blueberry_kid's avatar

THATS RIGHT!

janbb's avatar

Flirtery will get you nowhere.

Val123's avatar

she was talkin to @dpworkin. Judge Judy recuses herself as there are obviously some undercurrents at work that that I know nothing about. But you are up to $12.48, dp.

janbb's avatar

Oh, sorry @astrix24 there shoulda been an @dpworkin there. He knew whom I bloody meant.

Val123's avatar

HA HA! Looky what I just found on CNN!

dpworkin's avatar

She is actually somewhat terrifying.

janbb's avatar

I actually think you and Judge Judy together would be quite a pair, @dp.

Val123's avatar

Oh, I can imagine that!

janbb's avatar

@Val123 Fuckin’ scary, ain’t it?

Val123's avatar

You’d hear the screamin’ all the way to Kansas!!! Did you see my link? About Judge Judy beat Oprah out for most watched day time show?! :))

blueberry_kid's avatar

hahahahahahahaha! Yoou guys are way too funny

NaturallyMe's avatar

I think it’s stupid – why would anyone want to fight it out on TV anyway? Nah ah.

AshlynM's avatar

It’s just like Jerry Springer, except the people are fighting in court. Some matters are best not discussed on national tv. I saw this one episode on Judge Judy where this woman was suing another woman for selling her two PICTURES of cell phones on Ebay. I think all she was suing for was a little over two hundred dollars. I would never go on tv and make an idiot of myself.

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