A Statement From Judge Ito

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A Statement From Judge Ito

Judge Lance Ito…..Mark McKinney


Announcer: And now, a statement from California Judge Lance Ito.

Judge Lance Ito: Hello. This week, New York Sen. Alfonse D’Amato accused me – Judge Ito – of prolonging the Simpson trial, while mocking me in a stereotypical Japanese accent. Now, I don’t want to take too much of your time here, I just simply want set the record straight on a couple of counts.

Firstly, I am not prolonging the Simpson trial.

Secondly, I do not speak with a Japanses accent. I think Sen. D’Amato should remember that, as the child of immigrants, both he and I have a special responsibility to combat prejudice. I mean, I could sit here and make fun of Italians. That would be easy – after all, I’m a judge, and I see a lot of them coming through my courtroom! But I’m not gonna do that! However, I would like to do an impression I’ve been trying out during the sidebars – it’s Sen. D’Amato’s sister making love to a mule. Okay. Here goes.. [ slicks his hair back with his hands ] [ in thick Itlaian accent ] “Ohh.. dat’s-a feel-a good! Ohh.. dat’s-a good-a, boss-a! Oh, wait-a! Stop-a! Mamma mia, I burn-a da spaghetti!” [ laughs maniacally ]

Okay, Senator, now we’re even. “Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night!

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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