(some score) from the East German judge

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(some score) from the East German judge

An imaginary and exaggeratedly low score for some event, action, statement, or attempt deemed to be a failure or inadequate in some way. It is a reference to judges from the former country of East Germany, who were often seen as giving unfairly low scores to competitors from other countries during international sporting events. I'd say that pitiful retort would only get you 2 out of 10 from the East German judges, my friend.
See also: east, german, judge
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It's not a sport if the East German judge, or her post-Iron Curtain equivalent, can throw off the results.
Even the tough East German judge, Clive McFarlane, gave me 8 points on a scale of 1 to 10, and Jennifer Roy gave me a 9, based solely on the strength of a single joke that involved an elderly rabbi calling City Councilor Joff Smith "a little (bad word referring to male genitalia that rhymes with "trick.