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Judge Judy Sheindlin Reflects on 16 Seasons of TV Justice (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 7th 2011 1:15PM
Judge Judy Sheindlin on 'Today'When 'Judge Judy' first aired in 1996, Bill Clinton was still president and no one knew who Monica Lewinsky was. Judy Sheindlin's show has lasted a full decade longer than 'Lost,' seven more years than 'Seinfeld' and the original 'The Twilight Zone,' and five more than 'Married With Children.' Wednesday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) Judge Judy spoke with Matt Lauer about her approach to TV justice.

"I can make a little story in that nine or ten minutes that people can follow," Sheindlin said of the show. "They understand right, they understand wrong, they understand good guy, they understand bad guy." Some people, though, do not understand how to dress for court, which is what makes Sheindlin angrier than anything.

But the positive for her is that she believes she's teaching people. "The positive part is that I think people, subliminally, are learning a couple of lessons," she said. "You know, you make a mistake, learn from it, put a period and move on. People see the good guy winning and the bad guy getting a good smacking around." She also believes her success rate is around 95 percent. That would be an impressive rate for a real world judge, much less one that has to worry about ratings.

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LyMartin

" I LOVE JUDY" She should be on DWTS rather than Nancy Grace....

September 08 2011 at 12:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lagerfeld88

I love Judge Judy! But I wouldn't want to be in her courtroom. She's a tough lady but she's also classy. I feel sorry for the bigot who referred to her as a Jew Bitch. That says much more about HIS character than hers.

September 08 2011 at 12:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jade4953

Tom P is an idiot...

September 07 2011 at 11:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tom P

Success rate 95% of course when you do all the talking and dont let people defend themselves . 95% success rate of being wrong and a big loud screaming imbecile is more like it. She needs to get laid more often

September 07 2011 at 9:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tom P

I cant stand this obnoxious Jew bitch

September 07 2011 at 9:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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