Hey 3.5 readers. What a sad day. First Bill Paxton and now the news is reporting that Judge Joe Wapner has died at 97. Millennials, Judge Joe Wapner was the first TV judge and the People’s Court was the first TV court show. You wouldn’t have all of these TV court shows without Judge Joe Wapner, his trusty bailiff Rusty and his announcer Doug Llewelyn who would interview people on their way out of the court to see if they were happy or sad about the Judge’s decision.
Yes, I know. It sounds like I know a lot about this topic. That’s because when I was a kid there were like three channels and so you had to watch a certain amount of People’s Court just to get through the afternoon.