The Puppet's Court The Puppet's Court

When a Cleveland judge banned news cameras in his courtroom for a federal corruption trial, a local news station took a strange, hilarious step to covering it: They re-enacted the trial using puppets.

"The testimony is real, the puppets are not, tonight... in The Puppet's Court," an unnamed but clearly amused WOIO anchor says.

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But just because the testimony is being read by cute, fluffy animals doesn't mean it's G-rated. Watch as an innocent-looking squirrel holds forth about hookers, genital warts and stolen refrigerators: