Jury Duty, the new prank show from Amazon Freevee, only premiered a few weeks ago, but viewers are already raving about how good the unexpected feel-good comedy really is.
One episode, however, has fans truly confused as to what’s real and what isn’t after one of the show’s main characters wore a T-shirt with the word “JORF” written across the front.
Now, a lot of viewers are left wondering: Is JORF a real word? Or is it yet another made-up element of the prank show’s pretend narrative?
What is Jury Duty on Amazon?
For those who haven’t watched yet, the docu-comedy series has one major twist. All the characters are actors except one — Ronald Gladden, an unsuspecting 29-year-old who believes he’s sitting on a real jury. And while the show is somewhat scripted, it frequently relies on improv to move the scenes along, which makes them even more hilarious.
According to The Daily Beast, the whole series revolves around a fake criminal trial in which Jacquiline “Jacquis” Hilgrove is suing a former employee named Trevor Morris. According to Hilgrove, she claims Morris showed up drunk and high to her factory, at which point he began “peeing and defecating” on a batch of custom shirts.
During the fourth episode of the series, the jury finally takes a visit to Hilgrove’s Cinnamon & Sparrow factory for more insight into the case. That’s where jurors Ronald, Lonnie (Ishmel Sahid) and Todd (David Brown) find the JORF T-shirts, and Todd can’t help but put one on.
The word JORF means nothing to any of them until the jurors go out for dinner and drinks later, and a server calls Todd out for what he’s wearing.
“I did have some customers complain about your shirt,” the server tells Todd in the episode. “It’s something very offensive.”
The server pretends to look up the meaning and immediately tells the table that JORF is actually a secret code for white supremacists to identify one another in public. In reality, JORF is not a word at all and certainly doesn’t have a “secret” meaning.
As a result, the joke is once again on Ronald, who had no idea about any of this.
While JORF turns out to be yet another ruse, it’s really just the beginning of seeing how far this prank can go.
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