February 3, 2015 5:58 PM EST

People watch Judge Judy for a number of reasons, but chief among them is her extraordinary bluntness. So it’s especially interesting to watch an edited clip uploaded by YouTube user “Bill Smith” that shows part of an episode without dialogue. Instead, we just see the show’s star, Judith Sheindlin, the plaintiff and the defendant listening and reacting to one another. The funniest part is when Judge Judy waves her hand at the 1:23 mark as if she is putting a “spell” on the two, as Digg joked.

The video is entertaining, but we suspect most people tune in to her program because they want to hear her zingers, so maybe in the end, the show is better off with dialogue.

Write to Olivia B. Waxman at olivia.waxman@time.com.

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