Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law

Season 1 Episode 5

Shoyu Weenie

Aired Monday 12:00 AM Jul 21, 2002 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

A Japanese pop band, known as "Shoyu Weenie", accuses the American rock band, "Jabberjaw & The Neptunes" , of stealing their song "Mochi Mochi" and calling it "Lovey Lovey." Harvey represents Shoyu Weenie, while Reducto is counsel for Jabberjaw & the Neptunes.

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  • Birdman represeants a Japnanese band..

    This episode was truly awesome! One of my fav's. I have watched and rewatched this one so many times... Anyway Birdman helps a Japanese band. And we all learn somethings about Peanut. Ok we learn one fact... Not of major importance. I really injoyed this episode and I think its the best of this season. The conversations that they have with the japanese people are hilarious. And by that I mean them meeting birdman. Its still great. This episode contained many similarites to other things. Mentok the Mindtaker is really funy in this too, as well as Reducto, and his creepy fetish. Seriously wrong.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

Tony Masa

Tony Masa


Guest Star

Steve Landesberg

Steve Landesberg


Guest Star

Adam Lawson

Adam Lawson


Guest Star

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Dr. Gale Melody / Debbie

Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Seiko speaks Japanese [un-subtitled] to the crowd, she says, "It's pretty, I think. I'm Seiko. What is your name?"

    • While talking to their manager, Kenji is at first not present. He then appears, disappears, and again appears. Surely he was left out when the scene was animated.

    • The member of Shoyu Weenie playing the drums during their concert only appears at this time. The other four continue the episode with Kenji.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Mentok: We don't borrow, we don't read, we don't rent, we don't lease, we take the minds. So, in conclusion, we are...
      Bailiff: [deadpan] Takers?
      Mentok: Yes. [musses up the bailiff's hair] Who's the smartest boy in the court today? Who's the smartest boy in the court?
      Bailiff: [deadpan] Me?
      [Mentok throws a dog treat in front of him]

    • Guy from Shoyu Weenie: (in Japanese) Do you think we have a chance?
      Birdman: (Birdman nods) Hakujin! (Translated 'White Guy')

    • Harvey: All's fair in love and bouncey-bouncey!

    • Harvey: (To girl from Shoyu Weenie) Aren't you cute, heres a football, an American football. (Zoom in on a 'Made in China' seal on the football)

    • Reducto: I missed you last night. At the bar. Where you said you were going to meet me. THAT bar. (starts jumping as if he's grossed out) I touched a public phone to call you. AND YOU WEREN'T THERE!!

    • Harvey: So, you are a musical group correct?
      Neptunes: Sure! (Jabberjaw does his laugh)
      Mentok: Oh for God's sakes...you, the shark. No more from you today, okay?
      Harvey: Who writes your music?
      Guy from Neptunes: Someone with something yummy in his tummy?
      Mentok: Those guys over there, they're gonna lose this one. Pretty sure of it. No, I know it.
      Harvey: And before you answer this next question, let me remind you that you swore (pulls out a giant Bible) ON A BIBLE to tell the truth here today. (throws it away) So, tell us (points above) AND GOD, where the song 'Lovely Lovely' came from? HE'D like to know.
      Guy from Neptunes: Uh, we don't know.
      Harvey: Nothing further.

    • Harvey: When I was in junior high, we did a trust fall in ropes class and dropped the first girl.
      Phil: That's it, let me cradle you in my arms.
      Harvey: Then she fell flat on her face.
      Phil: Did you ever know that you're my hero?
      Harvey: Then everyone started laughing at her because she was fat.
      Phil: Fall, you bastard!

  • NOTES (3)


    • Dr. Shark: There is a brief cameo in the courtroom by Dr. Shark, who has a multipurpose submarine that he uses for his headquarters. Dr. Shark also has a group of henchmen and monsters that he uses to attack Birdman. Dr. Shark appeared in one episode of the original Birdman cartoon.

    • Mentok, The Mind Taker: Mentok has the ability to send cerebral messages to a person or animal to do his bidding. He uses this ability to get Birdman to steal missiles from the United States Government. He plans on using these missiles to start a way between two countries. Mentok appeared in one episode of the original Birdman cartoon and is a recurring character from this episode onwards.

    • Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings: When Phil says "Did you ever know that you're my hero?", it is a reference to the song "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler.

    • Amazing Chan & the Chan Clan: Shoyu Weenie is really The Amazing Chan and The Chan Clan, from the 1972 cartoon of the same name. The manager is Charlie Chan, the band are his kids. They weren't a band in the cartoon, they solved mysteries.

    • Jabberjaw: Jabberjaw & the Neptunes are best known from the 1976 cartoon, aptly titled Jabberjaw. The show is about 4 kids and a Great White shark that solve mysteries in the year 2021. The Neptunes is the rock band in the series.

    • The Godzilla Power Hour: Dr. Gale Melody, object of Reducto's affections and witness during the trial, was originally "Professor Quinn Darian" on the 1978 cartoon series, The Godzilla Power Hour.