RIP Judge Wapner of the People's Court

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Case Closed.

Remember watching this growing up. 

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/26/us/judge-joseph-wapner-dead/index....

 

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I also remember the bailiff, Rusty Burrell, who died in 2002. He was there mainly to pass documents between the litigants and the judge, but was ready to step in, in case of any courtroom violence. No chairs were ever thrown in Judge Wapner's courtroom. Now we're stuck with Judge Judy.

I remember when Judge Wapner presided in the case of David Letterman vs. Johnny Carson




People's Court and Judge Judy are arbitration hearings, but some other TV court shows are just reenactments of cases, with actors playing the parts of defendants and plaintiffs.  This includes all the court shows from Entertainment Studios (Byron Allen's company):  America's Court, Justice for All, and We the People.  The shows are done that way because actors are cheaper than plane tickets and room & board for actual litigants.  

 

^thank you. that was great.



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