Judge Jeanine “Fast And Furious” Pirro seemed a bit off (more than usual, which IS possible) during the Saturday night broadcast of her Fox News show, Justice With Judge Jeanine, which was the first episode that she filmed from her home. And by “off” I mean “shitfaced.” Judge Jeanine showed up 15 minutes late to her own show, and “technical difficulties” were to blame for that, but she had explanations for why her hair and face looked like she just put her head out of the window of a cab to keep from puking.
After showing up 15 minutes late, Judge Jeanine’s hair was a mess and her eyes barely cracked opened, and when she opened her mouth, a word salad with a red wine dressing fell out (via The Wrap):
“Just the other… day the president talked, or was hoping, about the possibility of reopening everything on Easter Sunday, uh, in a way where we could kind of come out of this quarantine, as loose as it may be, that we’re involved in.”
And here’s the video:
— Paul Shipley (@paulcshipley) March 29, 2020
I’m sorry that was actually a Saturday Night Live skit starring Cecily Strong. This is the actual clip:
Judge Jeanine missed the first segment of her show tonight because of “technical difficulties” and then hosted the rest of it in this condition pic.twitter.com/KxGGBXUkly
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 29, 2020
Spot the difference: Cecily seemed more sober. A viewer even accused Jeanine of being in full-view of the camera as she placed her drink down:
Beyond parody. You can actually see Jeanine Pirro putting down her drink at the top of her show tonight…which was delayed due to “technical difficulties”. pic.twitter.com/5hOC11BFtM
— ElElegante101 (@skolanach) March 29, 2020
A “source” told People that Judge Jeanine was not drunk because she doesn’t drink. She’s just naturally a mess! Judge Jeanine got on Twitter and blamed her truck train wreck performance on not having a staff, because everyone’s working remotely and she recorded her show from a truck.
No that’s an ifb grabbing my hair and no staff around to notice. I was in a truck where that was not prepared to broadcast bec we had no connection , no visual and no teleprompter.
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) March 29, 2020
She also replied to someone calling her drunk:
“Keep hating. U wear it well.”
Fox News also released a statement saying:
“Jeanine Pirro was broadcasting from her home for the first time when she encountered several technical difficulties which impacted the quality of her show, including the loss of a teleprompter,” a Fox News spokesperson told People. “As we have previously said, we are operating with a reduced staff working remotely to ensure the health and safety of our employees in these unprecedented times.”
A source close to the network told People that Pirro was not drunk and does not drink. The source also said there was no producer at Pirro’s home as everybody is currently working remotely. In addition, there was no one to do Pirro’s hair and makeup.
Here’s more screen shots of Judge Totally Sober:
Some Judge Jeanine screen shots….. pic.twitter.com/HhYzGhVOeP
— UsHadrons (@ushadrons) March 29, 2020
Well, thank you Jeanine, you’ve definitely given me some quarantine entertainment to enjoy. And you’ve reminded me to buy much, much, much more quarantine time zinfandel.