Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law

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Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
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Feel The Power... OF ATTORNEY! Once, he was known as the aviary superhero called simply Birdman (during the 1967 Hanna-Barbera series, Birdman & The Galaxy Trio). Along with his specially trained pet eagle, Avenger, he fought crime as many others before him, and many others following him, did. Eventually, Birdman fell on hard times, and the hero route went by the wayside. He soon shot a pilot for a talk show (which eventually became Space Ghost Coast To Coast) but it too failed to go anywhere for him as he was (obviously) replaced by Space Ghost. Finally, at some point, Harvey Birdman was inspired to become a lawyer. Now, as an attorney, he represents his fellow former Hanna-Barbera cartoon stars, in a variety of strange cases. With opposing council made up of his former villains, the Judge a prehistoric superhero named Mightor (of the 1967 series Mighty Mightor) and his pet/partner Avenger working as his personal secretary, Harvey tackles the cases only a guy in a business suit with a mask & large wings can! Regular characters on the show include Reducto, Potamus, Peanut, Gigi, Mentok the Mindtaker, Phil Sebben and several opposing attorneys.moreless
Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert

Myron Reducto, Phil Ken Sebben, Various

Gary Cole

Gary Cole

Harvey Birdman, Judge Hiram Mightor, Various

John Michael Higgins

John Michael Higgins

Judge Mentok the Mind-Taker, Various

Thomas Allen (II)

Thomas Allen (II)

Peanut, Various

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Who could think of this as bad?

    9.0
    This is the funniest cartoon ever. It's my favorite series that has been cancelled. It was always things that didn't make sense. It was a series so bad that it was awesome. The end was acidic, but at least the series ended as a cool series should: without the opportunity to come back. The best adult swim series ever.
  • I'll take the case!

    10
    This has got to be one of the funniest parodies based on Hannah Barabara's cartoons ever made. The show is about Harvey Birdman, former hero who still defends justice by becoming a lawyer. Harvey takes on cases from the cast of the Flintstones to the cast of Scooby Doo. He also has friends who help him, but more hinder him and there are crazy prosecutors. The show has a great majority of the Hannah Barabara cartoon characters and do parodies of all of them based on their personalities. To say it's hilarious to see the characters like this is an understatement. They are all so crazy, from Mentok the Mindtaker to Phil and to X the Eliminator, this show makes every character unbelievably funny. The episodes are usually about Harvey taking a case and his friends try to help him, but end up making things worse for him, but what makes it so great is that no one is concerned with how the case goes. There are episodes that do not involve cases but time travel and romance instead, they are great as well. The humor in this show is mostly random, and it is always done well. There is never a joke in this show that will not make you laugh. I really thought this was one of the greatest shows ever to air on Adult Swim and I would like it to be back in reruns. Go see this show on DVD and feel the power...OF ATTORNEY!moreless
  • Feel the power.........OF ATTORNEY!

    9.5
    Ok, how many of you know Harvey Birdman?

    That superhero guy with the wings? Erm......he use to have his tv show? The dude with the purple bird!

    There, it's coming back to you, isn't it?

    Let's say that we take this superhero and have him become a lawyer? Not just that, let's make him take cases on beloved cartoon characters. Like Scooby-Doo, Boo-boo, Droopy.

    That's what this show does. And, let me tell you, it does a fantastic job!

    Harvey dosen't sove these cases alone, oh no. He has help from Avenger(That purple bird I was telling you about), his assistant Peanut(Also has wings), and Bird-Girl(Really the daughter of Phil Sabben, the head honcho of Harvey's work place)

    He has some enemies too, like Reducto, a little green "alien" with a shrink ray.



    This show is laugh-out-loud funny! [adult swim]can make a lot of great shows! Better than Nick, or Disney can!



    You have to watch this show!moreless
  • A very original show.

    8.0
    The premise of Harvey Birdman is definitely an original one. Harvey acts an attorney, assisting other old, Hanna-Barbera characters. With hilarious results. Harvey Birdman is a well-acted and written show that has a familiar Space Ghost style of spirit and charm. It utilizes a certain degree of continuity and has many references, but the show is never too referential that it becomes annoying. While the stiff, flash animation annoys me (though the first season was traditionally animated I believe), I can mostly ignore this due to the usually excellent execution. To put it simply, Harvey Birdman is just fun to watch.moreless
  • iloveharveybirdman!

    9.7
    harvey birdman is a great show although i havent seen many episodes because im usually watching something else.I think the show is great they shouldnt have canceled it.Its pretty bad that they did but well anyways.,My favorite episode was probably the one With scooby doo Its pretty funny and well watchable.Unlike The tim and eric crappy show.OR tom goes to the mayor.But then again adult swims program is mainly pretty good..better than cartoon network at least.Anyways this show Doesnt have too many cheesy jokes and doesnt always joke about going to the bathroom because thats what alot of adult swims programming is.moreless
  • THIS WEEK'S ROUNDUP BRINGS US THE SECOND SEASON OF THE CEREBRAL COP SHOW NUMB3RS WHILE SERVING UP SOME GOOD LAUGHS WITH SCRUBS, I'M ALAN PARTRIDGE, AND HARVEY BIRDMAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW. THERE ARE ALSO SOME EXCITING OFFERINGS FOR THE ACTION LOVER IN THE A-TEAM, MAGNUM, P.I., AND FARSCAPE. GET THE WHOLE FAMILY TOGETHER FOR MORE GOOD TIMES WITH ED, EDD N' EDDY, HARRY AND HIS BUCKET FULL OF DINOSAURS, AND EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS.

    October 10, 2006 DVD Releases

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