The show Judge Judy has a lot of viewers for good reason…Judge Judy herself is hard not to watch, with her blunt honesty, over-the-top facial expressions, and in-your-face confidence. Some people find her a little too harsh, but others applaud the judge for “telling it like it is.” The well-known judge is often seen on camera busting criminals and putting them in their place, but one of the best Judge Judy clips of all time is one that has a fantastic finale.
The case involves defendant Erika Gebhardt who doesn’t feel like she needs to pay $2000 back to the person who let her borrow it. Gebhardt argues that she received the money as a gift and she isn’t responsible for paying it back. She claims that she had told the plaintiff that she wouldn’t be able to pay her back. The plaintiff, on the other hand, feels like she needs to be paid back and claims that the money was lent, not given.
When Judge Judy asks Gebhardt how many children she has, Gebhardt responds with… “Five. My twins are 8, I have a 6-year-old, a 4-year-old, and a 9-month-old.”
“Five. My twins are 8, I have a 6-year-old, a 4-year-old, and a 9-month-old.”
Then, she asks her if she works and Gebhardt says…
“I have five children. They are my work.”
Judge Judy goes on to point out the fact that the plaintiff has two children and works and manages to take care of her children.
Gebhardt starts going off on a tangent about how the plaintiff and her husband are “rolling in the dough,” and they have two BMW’s, childcare, and a weekly cleaner.
Judge Judy’s quit wit comes right back at Gebhardt as she says…
“You can have as many children as you like, as long as you’re able to take care of them. But, when you have to rely on other people to take care of your children, then it becomes more of a problem. She chose to have two children, work and drive a BMW and you chose to have five children. What business is it of yours?”
And then, in a fabulous finale, Gebhardt lays it all out there…
“It isn’t my business but she had the money to give me…she LOANED me the money.”
And the show is wrapped up right then in there as Judge Judy makes the call for Gebhardt to pay the plaintiff back.
Commenters had a field day with this one…
“A big problem in America is that women like this are praised and called “heroes”. We need to start calling them what they really are, irresponsible whores.”
“‘I have five kids. That’s my job.'” translation: tax payers owe me for giving birth to 5 more kids that I will raise to suck off the tax payers also.”
“This woman is what’s wrong with this country. She wants what the other couple WORKS for, apparently it’s unfair for others to have more because they work more and have fewer kids…boo hooo.”
And of course, the comments got political…
“Prime example of a Democrat…. Don’t earn it, take it from those who did.”