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Jumi brings the case against her husband, Josh. Josh thinks they need a riding mower to tame their front and backyards. Jumi says the idea is absurd and impractical. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.
THANKS THIS WEEK TO:
- Guest bailiff Scott Adsit! You can find him performing regularly at the UCB Theater in NYC or on your televisions or internet streaming services on 30 Rock.
- Aaron Fichtelberg for suggesting this week's case name!
John brings the case against his girlfriend, Emily. She has a number of tattoos and wants her next tattooed piece to be on her wrist. John wants Emily to reconsider the tattoo's placement. Can the Judge resolve an issue that's needled them both?
- This week's expert witness Josh Clark of the excellent podcast Stuff You Should Know.
- Molly Walsh, who suggested this week's episode title. Like us on Facebook to help us name a future episode!
PLUS, please do not forget to watch Judge Hodgman's JOHN HODGMAN: RAGNAROK comedy special is available to stream as a Netflix Original tomorrow, June 20. This show was filmed before a live audience at the Bell House in NYC just before the proclaimed coming of Ragnarok. What happened? WATCH AND FIND OUT. A note from John Hodgman to you, here.
Melissa brings the case against her boyfriend, Henry. She's been looking for a way for Henry and her friends to bond, and thinks she's found the solution -- teaming up for a charity mud race. But Henry wants to opt out of the race, citing a forced atmosphere of fun and camaraderie. Must he join Melissa and her friends? Only one man can decide.
Special thanks to Philip Schaefer and Glen K. Amo for this week's title!
Sports! Paul brings the case against his friend Jeremy. Paul loves to wear his favorite baseball team's gear to games, even when that team isn't playing the game. Jeremy says that this practice is in bad taste. Who's right?
Special thanks to listener Ranjit Bhatnagar, Jason Richards and Jesse Lansner who all sent in the suggestion for this week's title!
Meg and her boyfriend Tony share a one-bathroom house in Portland. Meg suggests using a chamber pot when the bathroom is occupied, but Tony is appalled by the idea. Should Meg be allowed a "Plan B"? Only one man can decide.
Special thanks to listener Catherine Molaphny for inspiring this episode's title!
Mike brings the case against his wife, Christine. Mike is very allergic to cats and dogs, but Christine hopes to own a furry pet one day. She's asked Mike to undergo allergy shots. Should Mike take one for the team, or should the family give up the dream of cute fuzzy wuzzies? Only one man can decide.
Special thanks to listener Amy Franco for suggesting this episode's title!
Ryan brings the case against his friend and neighbor, Allie. Ryan recently moved and has decorated an outside porch area with indoor furniture. Allie thinks the furniture isn't appropriate for outside use. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN can decide.
Special thanks to listener Corrie Woods for suggesting this episode's title!
Chris brings the case against his sister-in-law, Jenna. For many years, their extended family has had kids and adults tables at holiday gatherings. Chris thinks that since the kids are all grown up, they should abandon the kids table. Jenna thinks the table should retain its sovereignty. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.
Special thanks to L. Anthony Sanner for suggesting this week's episode title!
Amanda brings the case against her husband, Mike. Amanda wants to rearrange their apartment to better suit their live/work needs. Mike wants to keep things as they are. Who is right? Who is wrong? Only one man can decide.
Filling in for Jesse this week is Guest Baliff Tom Scharpling. Tom hosts The Best Show on WFMU every Tuesday from 9 PM to midnight EST. There are all sorts of different ways to listen to the show: those in the New York or New Jersey area can listen by tuning their radios to 91.1 FM or 90.1 FM respectively. Those not in the New York or New Jersey area (or those who cannot afford radios) can listen in live on WFMU.org. And for those who don't believe in live-streaming, The Best Show podcast (and its bite-sized companion, Best Show Gems), can be downloaded on iTunes.
Special thanks to listeners Danielle Stillman-Diederich and Julie McMurry for suggesting this episode's title!