The Judge

The Judge was one of many courtroom shows in the ’80s and ’90s that appeared after the success of The People’s Court. Except that The Judge didn’t feature real people – it was all scripted. In fact, the scripts were, reportedly, based on actual court transcripts and it was up to the titular Judge to solve them. Soap-like bumper sequences were also includes that gave the viewer some context and that episode’s “message.”

In the opening sequence in which we get a feeling of just how beloved a pillar of the community is The Judge, the Hon. Robert J. Franklin, lending him credibility to decide the fates of other actors.

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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