Judge Judy is BACK!

Executive Summary:

  • Judge Judy Sheindlin will return to television on November 1 with her new venue, “Judy Justice” 
  • Judge Judy will arbitrate cases on the little-known IMDb TV, a free streaming service offered by Amazon

Sarkes is pleased to announce that Judge Judy is BACK.  As you know, Sarkes has watched Judge Judy for 25 years, 25 years!  And while most of today’s lawyers paid over $100,000 for an In-State Law School Degree or over $180,000 for a Private School Degree, Sarkes could pass the Bar in any state with his Jurisprudence attained by watching Judge Judy.

With his Legal Acumen, Sarkes, Fair and Balanced, might have made it to the Supreme Court

Judge Judy; The Cases are Real, The People are Real, the Rulings are Final

Judge Judy had a great 25 year run on CBS

Judge Judy Sheindlin is returning to television on Nov. 1 with a new RED robe.  “Judy Justice,” will be available weekdays IMDb TV. 

Judge Judy looks good in Red

Judge Judy has been a mainstay on TV for the past 25 years, becoming the highest paid TV personality (42 Million per year). But amid scheduling changes that led to an ugly battle with CBS, Judge Judy left her series earlier this year, with the final episode airing at the end of July. Now, after a short break, Judge Judy is getting back behind the bench on a new platform. She is taking her legal talents over to streaming for a brand-new show called Judy Justice, and she’ll be joined by a new cast of courtroom experts, including her own granddaughter, Legal Analyst Sarah Rose, Court Stenographer Whitney Kumar, and Bailiff Kevin Rasco.

The new Cast may be powerful but make no mistake; Judge Judy is still in Charge

Sarah Rose, a law clerk and Sheindlin’s granddaughter, will be a legal analyst.  “She’s smart, sassy and opinionated,” Grandma Judy said. “Who knows where she gets those traits?”

Legal Acumen, not Nepotism, was the reason that Sarah Rose got this great job

Whitney Kumar has worked as a deposition and court reporter in California since 2006.  “Whitney was a truly lucky find,” Judge Judy said in a statement. “She has been a skilled court stenographer for 15 years, she brings warmth, great proficiency, and best of all, can refresh my memory in a heartbeat with her machine.”

Whitney Kumar may be a Babe, but her Stenographer Skills got her this job

Kevin Rasco is a retired Probation Officer who spent 20 years overseeing incarcerated juveniles in Los Angeles County, California.  Judge Judy said: “Our bailiff Kevin has been in charge of my security for the last three years. He comes from law enforcement, has a winning smile, a delightful personality, and is always professional,”.

Many People ask Sarkes; “What happened to Officer Byrd”?  Judge Judy’s Bailiff, Petri Hawkins Byrd, has stood by the Judges side for over 12,500 cases.

Officer Byrd and Judge Judy worked together in the New York City court system in the late 80s and he joined Judge Judy since day one on the Judge Judy show.  Viewers have seen Byrd calling the court to order, helping the judge with math problems, showing Judge Judy how to read Text Messages,  and escorting unruly litigants out of the courtroom. 

Post Judge Judy, Officer Byrd is focused on building a following for his own Instagram Live show that he hosts with his wife, titled “Bonding with Byrd.”

Officer Byrd is a no nonsense, tough hombre

Judge Judy, 79, moved to the new show, Judy Justice, when her syndication deal with CBS Media Ventures ended with some acrimony after 25 years. For more than a decade, “Judge Judy” has been syndication’s most popular show.  

Judge Judy was dissed and disrespected by CBS ….. She is not happy

Judge Judy left CBS after she felt slighted by the network, which swapped out her show Hot Bench for The Drew Barrymore Show in a coveted time slot. Judge Judy ranted; ”You disrespected my creation.  And you were wrong. Not only in disrespecting my creation but your gamble in what you put in its place.”

The Drew Barrymore Show…..are you kidding me!!!

Not to be out maneuvered, CBS promptly cut a deal to keep “Judge Judy” reruns on the air by buying the show’s old episodes from Judge Judy. This move enabled CBS to continue selling rights to air old episodes of Judge Judy through the syndication market without having to pay her to make new episodes.

CBS may have out foxed Judge Judy

Judge Judy said that she and CBS “had a nice marriage,” claiming it would be “a Bill and Melinda Gates divorce.” Judge Judy continued: “They have decided to monetize their Judge Judy library of reruns. I wish them good luck with their experiment.”

Bill and Melinda Gates, CBS and Judge Judy, same same

Now, Judge Judy will be up against her own reruns. Bill Carroll, an analyst of the syndication market, told the Associated Press that Judge Judy viewers have been so conditioned to seeing Judge Judy reruns throughout the years that they will likely carry on watching them. He also noted that the show’s format and look have been consistent, which makes episodes timeless.

Reruns of Judge Judy are timeless!

The first episode of Judy Justice will air on Nov. 1 on IMDB TV.  Judge Judy is unconcerned with how well her new show will perform compared to Judge Judy. “I assume that I’ll know if Judy Justice bombs.  At this point, I don’t need that validation of my footprint.”

Judge Judy’s Net Worth is over 450 Million.  If Judy Justice is a flop, don’t worry about Judge Judy, she will be OK.

On her last few years on the show, Judge Judy sported the Ruth Bader Ginsburg look, nice

Adios Judge Judy: Part 2 of 2

Executive Summary:

  • Judge Judy is well known for her quick wit and famous quotes
  • Judge Judy:  The Cases are Real, The People are Real, The Rulings are Final.  

Judge Judy first slammed her TV gravel in 1996, and for 25  years, has been dishing out Justice along with Tough Love.  The last new, original, episode of Judge Judy was filmed in April 2021 and will air sometime in July.  

Over the years, in Judge Judy has rendered historical and benchmark rulings, rulings that rival those of the US Supreme Court. 

The Rulings of the US Supreme Court and Judge Judy have greatly impacted life in America 

During her Court cases, Deliberations, and Rulings, Judge Judy has blurted out words of wisdom that should be part of Law Curriculums in Law Schools across America.  The following are some Sarkeses favorite quotes from Judge Judy.

Judge Judy’s Rulings are far more entertaining than those of the Supreme Court 

Sarkeses favorite Judge Judy quotes:

“Beauty fades. Dumb is forever.”

Judge Judy knows you can’t fix Stupid

“Don’t try to teach a pig to sing. It doesn’t work and it annoys the pig.”

“Either you are playing Dumb or it’s not an act.”

“Don’t look up at the heavens. God is not going to help you with this case. Only the truth will set you free.”

Even God cannot intervene in Judge Judy’s Court Room

“I want first-time offenders to think of their first appearance in my courtroom as the second-worst experience of their lives. Circumcision being the first.”

“I eat morons like you for breakfast. You’re gonna be crying before this is over.”

Judge Judy has little patience for Morons

“God gave you 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason”

“Put on your listening ears.”

“Two people can’t talk at the same time. When my mouth is moving, it means that you need to be quiet.”

Judge Judy will not let the litigants talk over her

“Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.”

“I eat liars for breakfast.”

“I love the truth. If you don’t tell me the truth, you’re gonna be eating your shoes.”

“You know how I can tell is a 17 year old girl is lying?  Her mouth is moving.”

Judge Judy is a Truth Machine, and can easily sniff out a Lier

“If you live to be a hundred, you will never be as smart as me. On your BEST day, you’re not as smart as *I* am on my WORST day.”

“I don’t want you, or anybody else, to think I’m stupid. Old, maybe; stupid, never.”

“Is the word stupid written across my forehead?”

“I’m here because I’m smart, not because I’m young and gorgeous…although I am!”

One thing Judge Judy is NOT, and that is Stupid

“I don’t like to rule by committee. I like sort of an autocratic way of dealing with things.”

“This is my courtroom and I can say what I want. When you become a judge, we will talk.”

There is no doubt as to who is in charge in Judge Judy’s Court Room

“Many People Say”, Sarkes, do you have an all time famous Judge Judy quote.  Hands down, Sarkes does have one that resonates above the rest.  In dozens of cases over the past 25 years, a Plaintiff, always a woman, starts complaining to Judge Judy about the bad behavior and despicable nature of her live-in Boy Friend.  Judge Judy, in disgust says: 

“You say he harasses you, you know who is really harassed here? Me!  What do you want me to do, YOU picked him!”

What do you want Judge Judy to do……….you picked him

Judge Judy:  The Cases are Real, The People are Real, The Rulings are Final.   

Case Closed

Adios Judge Judy: Part 1 of 2

Executive Summary:

  • After 25 Years, Judge Judy’s run is over, ……. for now
  • Judge Judy:  The Cases are Real, The People are Real, The Rulings are Final.  

Sarkes is well know for his knowledge of Journalism, Engineering, Statistics and The Law.  Sarkes could pass the Bar in every State of the Union based on having watched 1st run and Re runs of Judge Judy for over 2 decades.  Sarkes says that you can take your Dancing With The Stars, America’s Got Talent, The Kardashians, Honey Boo Boo, Love After Lockup, etc, but Sarkes uses his TV Budget watching Judge Judy.  

Judge Judy first slammed her TV gravel in 1996, and for 25  years, has been dishing out Justice along with Tough Love.  The last new, original, episode of Judge Judy was filmed in April 2021 and will air sometime in July.  

Judge Judy:  The Cases are Real, The People are Real, The Rulings are Final.

Judge Judy will not be out of work long.  In July, Judge Judy’s new program, with Amazon Studios, will stream on Amazon’s IMDb TV.  The new Judge Judy show has not been named.  Judge Judy is quiet about the details of her new show, and has even hinted that she may ditch her classic Black Robe.

Sarkes looks forward following Judge Judy in her new jurisdiction, but hopes she keeps her Classic Robe  

Judge Judy was a colorful Family Court Judge in New York City when CBS did a profile pieces on her for “60 Minutes” in 1993.  The popularity of that 60 Minutes show led to the creation of Judge Judy in 1996; The Cases are Real, The People are Real, The Rulings are Final.

Judge Judy is also an Award Winning author.  Her first book was; “Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining” in 1996. In total, Judge Judy has written 6 best selling books.

Judge Judy’s career as a best selling author started with this all time classic

Reminiscing about the Judge Judy Pilot show, Judge Judy said:  “I remember that somebody was trying to fit me into a cookie-cutter mold. The cases they brought me to do the Pilot were not genuine, and I don’t react to things that aren’t genuine.  When I’m trying to figure out the truth of a case, and there is no truth, I can’t work.”

Judge Judy is a Truth Machine

Judge Judy says that she is the same in real life as she is on her show.  “Like when a mechanic, or somebody, tries to show me something that I don’t need, or someone trying to give me misinformation, or obfuscate the truth because that’s the way they do business….and, it’s usually the business where women aren’t supposed to have any expertise at all.  I can go ballistic.”

Judge Judy, what you see on TV is what you get off camera

Judge Judy believes that most people find comfort in the good guys coming out on top in a judicial dispute.  “I think that my message has been the same for 25 years, in this Court, and my 25 years in Family Court:  You have to take personal responsibility for what you do, and what you make of yourself, and the choices you make.”

With Judge Judy, if you do the Crime you do the Time

It is well known that Sarkes Connects Dots when most do not even see Dots.  Here and now, Sarkes reveals the REAL reason why Oprah Winfrey retired from daytime TV.   The Oprah Winfrey Show ran for 25 years, from 1986 thru 2011.  During this time, not only was the Oprah Winfrey Show rated the #1 Daytime TV show, but Oprah herself was the Highest paid Daytime TV star. 

Oprah Winfrey was the long time Queen of Daytime TV

Oprah is no fool.  She noticed that Judge Judy’s show was exponentially growing in popularity, and extrapolated that the Judge Judy show would pass The Oprah Winfrey Show in the rating in 2012.  Wanting to go out on top, Oprah Winfrey retired in 2011 and started her Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).  Oprah was right, had she stayed in business is 2012, Judge Judy would have passed her in the Ratings.  

Oprah went out on top, like a true Champion

Away from Court, Judge Judy loves the lifestyle of the Rich and Famous.  Judge Judy has six properties worth a total of $65 million, including two places in Naples, Florida (which combined are worth $20 million); one $14 million manor in Greenwich, Connecticut;  a $10 mansion in Newport, RI, a $9 million New York City duplex; a $12 million condo in Beverly Hills. 

Judge Judy loves her Cribs

Judge Judy also has her own personal airplane.

Judge Judy fly’s in luxury in a Cessna 750 Citation X 

And what is Judge Judy’s favorite breakfast?  Judge Judy says; “I still think an Egg McMuffin is the best breakfast.” 

Judge Judy could have Eggs Benedict, but chooses Egg McMuffins

Judge Judy could not have a disciplined Court Room with out the help of the no-nonsense, strong presence of Bailiff Officer Petri Hawkins-Byrd, better known as just “Byrd”.  Officer Byrd often must explain new technology to Judge Judy like; Texting, FaceBook, Tweeter, etc.  Most importantly, Officer Byrd keeps Judge Judy safe from the Dregs of Humanity that are often beaten to submission by Judge Judy.

Litigants do not mess with Officer Byrd
Officer Byrd reviews the Evidence before presenting to Judge Judy

The past few seasons, Judge Judy sported a Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg look.  Not only does Judge Judy resemble Judge Ginsburg, both have storied and impeccable Jurisprudence.  

Judge Judy and Judge Ginsberg, two Peas in a Pod

At the end of her 25 year run, Judge Judy was making 47 Million, that is MILLION dollars per year.  Her Net Worth is over 500 Million.  But money is not everything to Judge Judy.  Recognition from her Peers is most important to Judge Judy.

Judge Judy is an Emmy Award Winner
Judge Judy has been immortalized on Hollywoods Walk of Fame

What more can Sarkes say about Judge Judy except recognizing the Uuuuuge impact that she has made on Sarkes.  Had there been no Judge Judy, there may not have been a Sarkes Corner.

In the next edition of Sarkes Corner, Adios Judge Judy: Part 2 of 2, Sarkes will document some of Judy Judy’s most notable quotes. 

A Sarkes Corner Tribute to Judge Judy

Executive Summary:

  • The “Judge Judy” show will end after 25 seasons
  • Sarkes is devastated

Thanks to Sarkes Corner Contributors Cindy Mamelian and Jerry Katz for notifying Sarkes about the end of the “Judge Judy” show after 25 seasons.  Sarkes was notified earlier in the week but the impact of this news put Sarkes in a Deep Depression.  Sarkes is OK now.

In her last few season, Judge Judy sported a Ruth Bader Ginsberg look

Sarkes has always said that he could pass the Bar in any state after watching Judge Judy for over 20 years.  Many of you are Lawyers, or have Lawyers in your family, and know how much money and work it takes to get a Legal Degree and pass the Bar.   Sarkes has bypassed all of that by faithfully watching Judge Judy dish out swift justice.    

Sarkes can connect the dots when most people do not even see the Dots.  Such was the case when Sarkes broke the news, several years ago, about the REAL reason why Oprah Winfrey retired when her show was rated #1 and she was the highest paid person on TV.  Oprah is no fool, she left while on top because she saw Judge Judy gaining popularity and salary.  Sure enough, shortly after she retired, Judge Judy flew by Oprah in salary and ratings.

Oprah is no fool, felling the Heat from Judge Judy, she retired on top

Judge Judy is a no-nonsense Jurist.  In addition to delivering precedent  setting rulings, Judge Judy is famous for her famous quotes.  Some of Sarkeses favorites are:

“Beauty fades. Dumb is forever.”

“If it doesn’t make sense, it’s not true.”

“Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.”

Judge Judy can tell the difference between Rain and Pee

“If you live to be a hundred, you will never be as smart as me. On your BEST day, you’re not as smart as *I* am on my WORST day.”

“I’m the boss, Applesauce.”

“…I eat morons like you for breakfast. You’re gonna be crying before this is over.”

Judge Judy can easily spot a Moron

“Don’t try to teach a pig to sing. It doesn’t work and it annoys the pig.”

“Take your hands off your hips and stand up straight, like you’re in court.”

“‘Um’ is not an answer!”

Judge Judy is a sticker for the use of Proper English in her court

“Is the word stupid written across my forehead?”

“God gave us 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason”

“This is my courtroom and I can say what I want. When you become a judge, we will talk.”

Judge Judy is in complete control of her Court Room

The good news is that Judge Judy will be in Syndication for many years to come, allowing future generations of future Lawyers to learn from the best. 

Sarkes Corner DC Congressional Bureau Chief, Jerry Katz, reports that there is currently a bipartisan Bill before Congress to place a statue of Judge Judy in front of the Supreme Court.

If anyone deserves a statue it’s Judge Judy

Judge Judy:  The Cases are Real, The People are Real, the Rulings are Final.