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Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law 

Third-rate superhero Harvey Birdman gets a new lease on life when he becomes a lawyer.
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Series cast summary:
Gary Cole ...  Harvey Birdman / ... 40 episodes, 2000-2007
Stephen Colbert ...  Phil Ken Sebben / ... 36 episodes, 2000-2007
Thomas Allen ...  Peanut / ... 35 episodes, 2002-2007
John Michael Higgins ...  Mentok the Mindtaker / ... 30 episodes, 2002-2007
Chris Edgerly ...  Potamus / ... 25 episodes, 2004-2007
Maurice LaMarche ...  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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Official Sites:

Adult Swim | Adult Swim [UK]

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USA

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English

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30 December 2000 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Harvey's boss in Harvey Birdman is Phil Ken Seben. This is a homophone of sorts of "Falcon 7" the character who gave Birdman his assignments over a video link in the original Birdman and Galaxy Trio series. See more »

Quotes

Phil Ken Sebben: [reading employees' emails over the P.A. system] TO: Birdman, Harvey! FROM: Potamus, Peter! SUBJECT: That thing I sent you! BODY: You get that thing I sent you?
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As funny as it is weird
15 August 2005 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee 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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