TV's Judge Joe Brown was jailed on a contempt of court charge issued by a Tennessee juvenile judge on Monday. The famously no-nonsense TV judge was sentenced to five days in jail after he became "pretty raucous" and "challenged the authority" of Judge Harold Horne during an appearance in juvenile court. Here is the court transcript of the heated judge-on-judge confrontation:
JOE BROWN: I'll be back here and tie up this place in so much litigation …
JUDGE HAROLD HORNE: Mr. Brown, one more outburst and we'll have to hold you in contempt of court.
BROWN: ME? YOU'RE GONNA HOLD ME IN CONTEMPT? I'M JUDGE JOE BROWN! YOU CAN'T ARREST ME! THAT'S LIKE GOOFY PUTTING DOWN PLUTO! THAT'S LIKE PAULA DEEN CALLING GUY FIERI THE N-WORD! THAT'S LIKE GERALDO FARTING ON JOHN STOSSEL'S MUSTACHE! WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE ANYWAY?
HORNE: I'm the judge, apple-fudge.
BROWN: Oh, now you're gonna use sassy catchphrases on ME? That's MY game, no-name!
HORNE: WELL I'M THE GUY, APPLE PIE!
BROWN: WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?
HORNE: DO I MAKE YOU HORNE-Y BABY?
BROWN: STOP DOING CATCHPHRASES!
[Brown charges at Horne, mustache-first]
HORNE: GET HIM OUT OF HERE! HE'S GETTING VIOLENT!
[Officers restrain Joe Brown and handcuff him]
BROWN: JUDGES CAN'T THROW OTHER JUDGES IN JAIL! YOU'LL PAY FOR THIS, HORNE! WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? WHAT DO YOU THINK I AM?
HORNE: YOU ARE THE WEAKEST JUDGE, GOODBYE.
[Judge Horne high-fives bailiff. Credits roll: "Horne Dawg's Court was filmed before a live studio audience"]