In Reply to: Don't you judge me. posted by ESC on May 19, 2009 at 01:33:
: Don't you judge me. Catchphrase from "My Name Is Earl," White Lie Christmas . Connie, a compulsive gambler who pretends she can't walk: "I sprained my ankle a few months ago and I got used to being pushed around. Don't you judge me."
: Also a line in Tropic Thunder
: I'm wondering if this phrase had a life before Earl.
I'm pretty sure it did. "Don't judge me (her, him) until you've walked a mile in my (his, her) shoes." I imagine that much of the population is aware of the phrase, "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone" (I may not have got the wording quite right), and its corollary, "Judge not, that ye be not judged." Consequently, many people have surely given vent to some such sentiment as, "If I must be judged, it won't be by you!" otherwise phrased as "Don't you judge me!" I cannot put a date on the phrase, however.