Judge Judy: Who the heck is that redhead with the beehive hairdo?

I’ve noticed something weird on JJ lately.

If you look in the audience, there’s a lady, she’s about 20ish, and she has red hair that she always wears in a beeehive-ish style.

Who the heck is this girl? She usually sits in the front row and I see her on about every third show.

I wonder what the heck her deal is and why is she so obsessed with JJ?


I don’t know, but I find it interesting that you think *she’s *the one obsessed with Judge Judy.

Okay, thanks for the thread shit Bob.

Unless you’re also Soundwave75, who commented in this Topix thread on (I assume) the same woman back in 2011, it appears you aren’t alone in your fascination.

I’ve no idea who she is or what she looks like but an image search for Judge Judy audience turned up this page which suggests they may re-use certain “audience” members with some regularity.

Reading from Vinyl Turnip’s link, it’s looks like they may get paid to sit in the audience. I guess that would explain a lot.

Still, it seems weird that they would have to pay people to fill up seats. With JJ’s popularity, it seems like people would be lined up around the block to see her show.

That’s just Becky.

That’s what I call her anyway. I don’t know what other people call her or what she calls herself.

I wonder how much that gig pays? Surely she isn’t getting paid extra scale money if she’s a “ringer” audience member. Perhaps she’s otherwise employed on the show?

Don’t they film multiple episodes a day? So she might have been there just for one day, and you just keep noticing her.

The problem is that multiple shows are taped during a single “audience session”, and if you use the general public, like we do at Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy when on remote shoots (i.e., “not in our studio in Los Angeles”), you eventually get people who want to leave.

For WoF we tape 3-4 shows in a single session. If half of the first two rows leave after the 2nd show, or midway thru the 2nd show, audience wranglers will try to get people to move into whatever seats are in the most camera shots to maintain the impression that there is a full audience. BUT people notice when the family of fat white people is suddenly replaced in another shot by a couple of grandmothers and a young, skinny black couple (for instance). So a lot of shows will pay a small sum for background extras ($50-100/day, usually) so that they can better avoid the problem of finicky people staying where they don’t want to really be in order for the show producers to get the shots they need. If you pay people to sit you have a much better chance of those people staying put for 2-4 hours at a time.

Maybe a local LA person can shed more light, but the last time I was a tourist in LA (2010) there were a plethora of people in touristy locations trying to give out passes to be audience members to game shows, sit-coms, infomercials, etc. I think the market is saturated.

How is that a thread shit?

It gave voice to the majorities’ thoughts, thus disallowing us our private time. Or something.

Do you know about Miss Miller?:

Would you really consider that hairdo to be a beehive? I always think of Yeoman Rand or something like this.


Maybe they fill the odd seat with a production assistant or crew member. You might not need a wardrobe or hair person once the cameras start shooting, but you might want that person on hand in case they’re needed.

Notice that a lot of the contributions the Miss Miller’s page were from the late Walloon.

When I lived in LA I supplemented my income by being a “professional audience member.” It’s easy work, inside, air conditioned and you get a day’s entertainment. Plus, you’re paid cash at the end of the day. I was on Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown and a whole slew of Greg Behrendt (the “He’s Just Not That Into You” guy) shows.

Our day started around 8. We were told what to wear and where to show up. Typically you worked 3 shows, had a lunch break, then went back to finish the day. Between tapings we were moved around so the more obsessive viewers wouldn’t notice the same audience members in the same seats for a whole week’s worth of shows. Judge Joe was fun and chatty. He would take questions from us and joke around. Judge Judy would disappear back to her dressing room between tapings.

Fun fact: Looking at the Judge Joe set you’ll see two doorways, one on either side of the bench. One goes to the Judge Judy set, the other goes to Divorce Court. The Magic of TV!

NotherYinzer, that’s awesome. I think I’ve discovered my second career.

That is cool. I wonder how hard is it to get that gig?