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)
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 Phil Ken Sebben / ... (36 episodes, 2000-2007)
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 Peanut / ... (35 episodes, 2002-2007)
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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 a 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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One of the transitional elements of the show, used to bridge two scenes together, contains a sound bite of a man saying "Look out!" The man is O.J. Simpson, and comes from a now-infamous interview Simpson gave to Howard Stern on Stern's radio show, before Simpson's well-documented legal troubles. See more »

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Phil Ken Sebben: While I consider myself to be a benevolent-ish dictator, I have no choice but to introduce a battery of oppressive security measures.
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Can you file this under Phantom comma Funky?
8 November 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I'll admit not everything on adult swim tickles my fancy. I first stumbled upon it with friends on a Friday night in a hazy state of mind half way through an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. We believed to be a genuine cartoon and laughed hysterically. Needless to say the next week, stone cold sober, meatwad didn't quite have the same appeal. Harvey Birdman Attorney At Law, however, is downright hilarious. It has underhanded satire similar to a 'Family Guy' flashback. I believe this type of camp, sarcastic, pop humor only appeals to a limited audience, however if you don't find at least portions of this show amusing or clever then you're an empty cold shell of a human being.

The great appeal of the show is the cameo appearances of your favorite childhood cartoon stars. I guess I love to see Harvey Birdman ruin that childhood image. As I write this I picture the Jetsons overnight struggle to get to Harvey's desk without the aid of their futuristic travelators, half way through their plight Astro collapses and pleads with the rest of the family to go on without him. Besides, who doesn't want to see Shaggy and Scooby get busted? Hauled to jail because of the damning evidence in the Mystery Machine of empty pizza boxes and clips? Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law is definitely the best thing on adult swim, my only complaint is the episodes aren't long enough and it's not on DVD yet.


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