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marla_singer

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« on: 10-29-2003 19:01 »

sorry if this is discussed elsewhere, i just want a quick answer to a quick question.
you know in brannigan begin again how the doop judge says several times "i'm going to allow this"? well is this taking the piss out of something that happened in america? i ask because they also use that joke in simpsons ("i'll allow it" ) i think in that sugar episode and i *think* they used it in family guy when the dog wanted to be able to see his pups (but maybe i'm making that up).
so yeah, what's the joke behind those lines?
cheers.
canned eggs

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« Reply #1 on: 10-29-2003 19:43 »

They also use it in the Simpsons episode "Das Bus," at Milhouse's trial, when Nelson punches him.  As far as I can tell, this isn't a joke about a specific incident in the US, just the way judges talk.  If a counsel makes an objection to some line of questioning, and the judge overrules the objection, they usually say "I'll allow it."  Most of the Simpsons/Futurama jokes on it involve judges allowing stuff that couldn't possibly be tolerated in a real court.

This might be a recheck topic.
Lionel Hutz Esq

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« Reply #2 on: 10-29-2003 23:13 »

I think someone posted that it was based on a TV show..., I want to say Matlock, but I can't remember.

And, as a practicing attorney with several trials under my belt, I have to say I have never heard a judge say "I will allow it."  If it is a quick answer, usually it is "Sustained" or "Over Ruled"  It's not really for the judge to allow.  It is either legitmate evidence or testimony or not.  Now, if the objection is to the form of the question, I could see a judge say that, but more often, it would be, "No, counsel, I think the question is all right."
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #3 on: 10-29-2003 23:38 »

I think part of the joke is that she says it repeatedly, showing that she allows quite a lot.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #4 on: 10-30-2003 00:20 »

I thought it was a joke on the OJ Simpson trial.  I was in 7th grade at the time, so my memory's not exactly the most reliable indicator.
marla_singer

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« Reply #5 on: 10-30-2003 08:59 »

yeah i dunno, i just thought cause of the way it was repeated, and cause it's been on simpsons that it was more than a joke in itself and that it was a pisstake, but maybe i'm reading too much into it? maybe we should watch the news more often? who knows. thanks guys, keep em coming hey maybe someone knows the answer.
Sil

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« Reply #6 on: 10-31-2003 09:58 »

Yeah, but if it was the OJ trial then it doesn't make any sense in relation to the commentary;

Commentary from Brannigan Begin Again

But then I was even smaller than you, Nix when that was going on, so my memory is pretty much obsolete.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #7 on: 10-31-2003 10:05 »

 
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Originally posted by marla_singer:
maybe we should watch the news more often?

 No, I don't think we'll be doing that.  tongue

boingo2000

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« Reply #8 on: 10-31-2003 10:18 »

I thought it was just a joke on judges allowing things they really shouldn't 9and then this specific judge "allowing" things that have every right to happen anyway).  They use the same jopke in the Coen Brother's Intolerable Cruelty, I think (I haven't seen the movie, but this is in the trailer):

SwanMan3000

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« Reply #9 on: 10-31-2003 10:30 »

yer i just think its the fact that she repeats it and the fact she is showing her incompetence by allowing everything.
canned eggs

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« Reply #10 on: 11-12-2003 12:32 »
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Originally posted by Lionel Hutz Esq:
I have never heard a judge say "I will allow it."

I was in traffic court this morning and someone in an earlier case had had his lawyer show up, and he asked that the infraction his client was charged with be amended to a misdemeanor so he could contest it in a jury trial.  The judge said "I'm going to allow it."  It's the first time I've seen it outside of TV.

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Kryten

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« Reply #11 on: 11-14-2003 00:16 »

This could've gone in the "Jokes you didn't understand" thread.
marla_singer

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« Reply #12 on: 11-14-2003 01:42 »

...man you guys have a thread for everything?

i'm going to allow this.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #13 on: 11-14-2003 17:38 »

what is with moderators here?
so fucking touchy about extra posts,
kryten actually your more leniet, good for you.
but i've been on busier forums with no moderation, and there was no problem, does it cost loads of money to have too many posts or something
Nixorbo

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« Reply #14 on: 11-14-2003 17:39 »
« Last Edit on: 11-14-2003 17:39 »

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HawkingHole4001

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« Reply #15 on: 11-15-2003 00:01 »

That really annoyed me.
"I'm going to Allow This"
every 2 seconds...
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #16 on: 11-16-2003 13:24 »

yes the mods are a bit moody sometimes they need to chill i think and stop closing every single fucking thre.............


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Kryten

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« Reply #17 on: 11-16-2003 21:08 »

OK, now you're just spamming.
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