Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000–2007)

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Third-rate superhero Harvey Birdman gets a new lease on life when he becomes a lawyer.

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 Harvey Birdman / ... (40 episodes, 2000-2007)
Thomas Allen ...
 Peanut / ... (35 episodes, 2002-2007)
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 Phil Ken Sebben / ... (34 episodes, 2001-2007)
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 Mentok the Mindtaker / ... (30 episodes, 2002-2007)
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 Potamus / ... (25 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Apache Chief / ... (24 episodes, 2001-2007)
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Harvey Birdman, the superhero formerly known as Birdman, is now practicing (and dimwitted) lawyer. His cases always involve legal disputes between cartoon characters. Past cases involve custody of Jonny Quest, a copyright infringement case between the Chan Clan and Jabberjaw, and Fred Flintstone's possible mob connections. Written by Mike Konczewski

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The number in the commercials (1-877-MANBIRD) is a real number, and you get an automated answering service provided by Potamus See more »

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Bailiff: Hear ye, hear ye! All those with business before this court, step forward and ye shall be heard.
[Mentok's theme music starts up]
Bailiff: The right honorable Mentok presiding.
Mentok: [emerging from a purple cloud] Was I announced?
[Bailiff nods]
Mentok: And now! Kicking ass, and taking minds! *Mentok! The Mindtaker!*
[music abruptly cuts dead]
Mentok: Or was it the other one; the, uh, "Now presiding," blah-de-blah-de-blah-de-blah...?
Bailiff: Uh, w - We were running late, so I just thought... Y'know, the short one... Because it's shorter...
Mentok:
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As funny as it is weird
15 August 2005 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

I first came across Birdman while on holiday in Majorca when I was 13. I remember vividly watching it with these 2 hot German twins and laughing whenever he shouted 'Bi-ii-irdMAN'. It was really, really corny. But this was back in the day when Cartoon Network didn't have much to show other than the really old-fashioned 1960's and 70's stuff. The last thing I ever imagined is that Birdman would come back in the 21st century to be re-invented as Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law at the Sebben and Sebben law firm.

He's a bit of a dunderhead. And a bighead and a sociophobe and rude but you can't help but love him. Avenger is still his sidekick (only cuter than he was previously) and his boss is Phil Ken Sebben, a one-eyed ladies man. Among the various, random people who work for the firm are Peanut (a Birdman wannabe), Peter Potamus, Reducto and a big cuddly bear who always seems to be smiling (and applauding all on his own at inappropriate moments). My fave character has to be Judge Mentok the Mindtaker (OOOOO-EEEEEE-OOOOOO-EEEEEE!!!!), he just really, really funny.

Harvey's typical cases involve him defending the likes of Shaggy and Scooby, Fred Flintstone, Boo-Boo and George Jetson. Getting in the way of cases going smoothly are and abundance of rapid-fire jokes that come at you from all angles and will probably disorientate you if you're not sure where they're coming from. Sometimes you might have to watch an episode twice as the the dialogue is usually delivered very quickly and you might lose your place among the cryptic references and wildly outlandish humor.

In truth, it's a show for Adults. Even though the jokes are only mildly suggestive there is no way a child could fully understand everything that is going on unless they are an uber-uber-geek. This is a show made for people who love stuff like Family Guy, not Spongebob Squarepants.

Oh, and I love that theme song. They must release some kind of soundtrack CD for this show. Why? Because Mentok WILLS it so!


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