Reality TV has fans from people of all age groups. People from around the world find it fascinating to watch the real-world drama unfold on television. While there are numerous reality television shows, there’s one that everyone loves! We are talking about reality TV courtrooms. The shows that help you get a glimpse of arbitration of real-life cases unfurl in front of a camera. While the cases and the participants’ disputes are real, the rumors suggest that they could be spicing it up for TRP.
However, it is no news to people as everyone knows that there are no fierce arguments in courts every few minutes. One such popular show that has a massive fan base is the court TV show, Judge Judy. The show’s immense popularity is evident from the fact that they pay around $150 to $500 for every participant. This includes the cost of air travel, accommodation, and food expenses. The show has been on the air since 1996. Judith Susan Sheindlin is a television personality, prosecutor, former judge at the Manhattan family court, author, and television producer. Banking on the success of her career in law, as an author, and a celebrity judge on the television show, she now has a net worth of $500 million.
Over these years, Judge Judy or Judy Sheindlin has dealt with numerous interesting cases. Here’s a look at the three most amusing cases from the TV show Judge Judy.
The show saw has witnessed more than it’s a fair share of absurd cases. And this was one such case too. Fans of the show know that Judge Judy has a soft corner for animals, and she ensures she gives special attention to these cases. The episode Horse Counterclaim saw Summer Ruegger countering suing for the horse’s return for an amount of $1900.
In this case, the plaintiff had paid only $100 against the purchase price of $1500 for the horse. So, the defendant went on to counter sue the plaintiff for the remaining $1400. Judge Judy‘s judgment was in favor of the defendant as there was no evidence to support the plaintiff’s claim that the horse was defective, and hence there’s no need to pay the difference amount.
The Gasping Lady
The gasping lady caught the audience’s attention as she had the standard response to every question or statement with a loud gasp. Her gasp was so loud that the entire courtroom was quiet, and everyone could hear the heaving noise she made. In fact, after a point, it got difficult to follow the case as all she could do was gasp even for the simplest questions like the one about she putting on her lipstick.
The regular viewers of this show might have cast a bet or two on how this lady might finish the episode with her gasps. While the lady tried to get her way out of the case and the penalty, Judge Judy was not the one to buy her act. Instead, she charged the lady and made her pay for the offense.
Cathleen Kreftmeyer — the name will ring a bell with anyone who watches the show. The lady amused fans with her absurd stance on things. This was one of the few instances when the ever-so-calmer and composed Judge Judy lost her cool and had to call the lady a “moron” on national television.
The lady in question, Cathleen, told her young daughter, barely five, that she could be illegitimate. The judge spoke about how people need to get tested before discussing them with children rather than sharing details that the child needs not know. It was a funny yet sad moment to see how the lady had no regret or clue about why she was wrong.
These are just a few cases we found amusing. However, that doesn’t mean that the others are any less amusing. We could only pick a few episodes from the series that were on-air over two decades. Go on and watch these episodes again. You never know, you might find your new favorite episode from the Judge Judy show. The last season of this long-running series will air in the year 2021! The fans will miss watching new episodes. However, we are sure rewatching the episodes will help us relive the moments from our favorite show!