Sunday, April 10, 2011

J is for Judge Judy (That's Double Points By the Way)

is for Judge Judy, whose name isn't really Judge but it is Judy - Judy Sheindlin - and she was recently in the hospital.  She was taken from a taping of her show "Judge Judy" by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - where all the celebrities go when they don't feel well - for an undisclosed ailment.  I could not have been a very good ailment though because she was admitted in serious condition.
     The Judge is currently 68-years-old and is known for her no-nonsense demanor and colloquial sayings as she presides over small-claims cases in her Los Angeles courtroom.  When I think of Judge Judy I always think about Saturday Night Live's Cheri Oteri playing Judge Judy and jacking everything up to the extreme and screaming at her bailiff Burt - as played by Tracy Morgan.  And just as a quick aside, let me tell you this: I have been watching a lot of Golden Girls lately and I am writing this rather early in the morning so I am not quite with it yet.  That being said as I was was doing some basic research into the Judge Judy show, they had a whole section about her phrases she uses and I was hearing and seeing them all in my mind as being said by Sophia from Golden Girls.  Strangely enough, it works really well.
     But I digress.  Let's just hope that Judge Judy gets well from whatever ails her.  Producers have said that she will be back for her next taping on April 12, 2011 so I guess that is good news.  Actually, all the tests they did came back negative so she just needs a little rest and relaxation.  That is even better news.  Television wouldn't be the same without her.

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