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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