Some thought it was emotion, but Spoof spies have the real scoop.
Here's what happened. The judge had been hoping to sign a deal for a TV show; but unfortunately he had just been notified that he was NOT to be the next Judge Judy. Was he disappointed? Of course, but what the heck, he's from the Bronx, where people NEVER give up on their dreams. So it was on to Plan B. A quick call to the agent, and it was "Show Time."
Back to the bench and time for the ruling -- accompanied by choked speech, weeping, and the need for tissues, lots and lots of tissues. By the end of the hearing, the judge had a new job. He had just been named the spokesperson for a new product, Courtroom Kleenex. The tissues will come in white boxes decorated with tiny black gavels.