A Statement From Judge Ito


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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Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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