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Top 5 Dancing Animals That Would Make Judge Trudy Proud

One of Amanda Bynes’ most iconic characters on “The Amanda Show” is no doubt Judge Trudy. The feisty, mallet-wielding justice of the court (played by Bynes) has a penchant for bizarre sentencing. For example, one babysitter was ordered to take a bath in cream of mushroom soup for making a little girl take a bath.

But of all Judge Trudy’s shenanigans, she’s probably best known for shouting “Court dismissed! Bring in the dancing lobsters!” at the end of each case.

 

Obviously lobsters are the animal we all think of when we think of “justice”—but if there aren’t any of these dancing crustaceans available in your local court of law, here are five dancing animals we think would make good substitutes, and more importantly, make Judge Trudy proud.


Dancing Elephants

Elephants are goofy, intelligent and adorable. Those ears! Those trunks! Swoon. We think Judge Trudy would be pleased to have this not-so-little guy in her courtroom after Uncle Bill gets sentenced to life on Mars.

Dancing birds

Some fear them, many revere them—either way, it’s hard not to have an opinion on birds. They’re going to get a big reaction in the courtroom. We think this guy would really spice things up after Dad gets sued for taking away his son’s computer.

Dancing dogs

Dancing dogs are one of the most delightful wonders on this earth, so why not add them to the “The Amanda Show” cast? This little Chihuahua is especially skilled, and if he can do the hula, there’s no saying what else he’s capable of. Just make sure to give him a treat and let him know he’s a good boy after young Sally gets awarded her many millions.

Dancing monkeys

Our closest ancestors have more than a thing or two in common with humans, and for some, one shared trait is gettin’ down. It might be bit of a fright to see a pack of apes bursting into a courtroom, twisting and flipping and causing disorder in the court. No matter — the courtroom was never the safest place to begin with, especially for Mom when she got sentenced to a week on the roof with only peas to eat.

Dancing cats

Just kidding, cats would never dance. Lobsters are way more plausible. Bring them in!


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Lisa Foiles Answers Your Burning Questions About “All That”

The young actors on Nickelodeon’s sketch-comedy hit “All That” were a huge sensation during the show’s run, and Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell and Amanda Bynes were just a few of the beloved stars busting guts. It’s hard not to wonder what things were like behind the scenes, but it’s not everyday you run into a cast member to ask.

Well, it turns out there was one chance to ask about what being a kid on “All That” was like. Lisa Foiles, “All That” cast member from seasons 7 through 10, answered fans’ questions on Reddit back in 2011. You may know Lisa as Kaffy from the sketch “Sugar and Coffee,” which taught us all about the wonders and dangers of jitters and stimulants!

For those that missed it (hey, we’re not all Redditors), we’ve rounded up some of the best facts from her AMA.

  1. According to Lisa, the best band to perform on “All That” was the Barenaked Ladies. 

    After their TV set, they played a full concert for the entire cast and crew.

  2. Other musical guests were, well, a little bit strange.   

    Jesse McCartney wore a lot of hair gel, and P. Diddy had requested white lilies, full-length mirrors, and candles in his dressing room for a 2 minute set.

  3. Tony Hawk is surprisingly humble.  

    When guest-starring he declined to say the line “BUT I’M TONY HAWK” because he didn’t want to come off as arrogant.

  4. Repairman’s catch phrase was an accident. 

    The script said “Let me fix this thing-a-ma-jiggy” but Kel ended up saying “Let me fix this! MA-JIGGY!” Everyone loved it so the line stuck.

  5. All That” was shot all summer so kids could go to school.  

    Actors like Lisa spent a huge chunk of their childhoods on set and were constantly jumping back and forth between school and “All That.”

  6. The coffee in “Sugar and Coffee” was actually flat coke. 

    Needless to say it was super sticky. Lisa says she nearly choked on the sugar every time — and no, the sugar wasn’t coke too.

  7. All That” cast members were recruited from Nickelodeon through intense, nation-wide auditions. 

    Lisa went through seven callbacks, had to read a scene, prepare a monologue, and answer a series of questions from the producers!

  8. A lot of people think of “All That” as the “SNL” for kids, but functionally it was different.  

    “All That” was taped before it was aired. “SNL” is aired live, and though highly scripted, staffed by seasoned improv comedians.

  9. Being an “All That” cast member was not for the faint of heart. 

    During the course of the show Lisa had to stick cockroaches in her mouth, let tarantulas crawl on her, and lay down in a glass box filled with live frogs. Yikes.

     

Check out Lisa Foiles’ AMA for more of her answers to fan questions!


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