List of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law episodes

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This is a list of episodes of the animated television series Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. The list is in showing order, that is, the order of their first television appearance.

Seasons overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 9 September 2, 2001 June 8, 2003
2 11 January 1, 2004 December 5, 2004
3 12 July 24, 2005 October 23, 2005
4 7 October 2, 2006 July 22, 2007

Episodes[edit]

Season 1: 2000–2003[edit]

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Title Directed by Original air date Production
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1 "Bannon Custody Battle" J. J. Sedelmaier December 30, 2000[n 1] 2001
Summary

Bannon v. Quest

Race Bannon tells Dr. Benton Quest that Race is like a father to the children and wants custody of them. Harvey has to prove Benton Quest is the better father — a difficult task as Benton can't even remember his sons' names.

At court, Vulturo represents Race, although his speech impediment confuses the jury. He claims that genetics shouldn't determine fatherhood, and calls a parade of witnesses — villains from the original Jonny Quest series — all of whom say that Bannon is the better father. Dr. Quest, the boys, and Harvey gather that night at Harvey's hangout, a bar called The Birdcage.

The next day, Harvey questions Dr. Quest about the boys, but Quest simply goes on talking about his experiments. Harvey eventually reveals that the "Race Bannon" that has been put on the stand is a robot; the stenographer is revealed to be Dr. Zin who was behind the whole thing, in an attempt to get the boys away from Bannon and Quest. Dr. Zin is taken away and Harvey wins the case.

The real Race is summoned by videophone; he is on vacation, and had been playing volleyball with many men. Quest is curious as to how Zin was capable of making such a good body duplicate. Race quickly signs off without answering.

This episode is rated TVPG. Other than Harvey, Avenger and Mightor, it does not include any of the series recurring characters, and the law firm of Sebben and Sebben is not mentioned
Plaintiff Race Bannon
Representative Vulturo
Defendant Dr. Benton Quest
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Hiram Mightor
Description Family case in which the petitioner is seeking custody of Jonny Quest and Hadji from his partner, the respondent.
Decision None; Race Bannon discovered to be a robot.
Quotes Episode 1 Dialogue Link
Cameos Race Bannon, Jonny Quest, Hadji, Dr. Benton Quest, Bandit, Dr. Zin, Lizard Men, and various Jonny Quest villains.
2 "Very Personal Injury" Vincent Waller September 23, 2001 10-02
Summary

Chief v. Javalux

Apache Chief, the Native American former Superfriend who has the power to grow to large sizes, saves the city from a large meteor. Afterwards, he heads into Javalux for a cup of coffee; as he searches for some cash, he accidentally spills the hot coffee on his lap.

He goes to see Harvey, shrinking in fear when Harvey offers him a hot drink. Apache Chief explains to Harvey what happened, and how he has now lost his ability to enlarge. They go to court to sue the Javalux company, the other attorney being the paranoid Reducto.

Harvey brings to the witness stand some more obscure super heroes. First he speaks with Black Vulcan, later on with Zan of the Wonder Twins.

At the Birdcage, Reducto suggest settling, but Birdman says it's not about the money, and how Apache Chief just wants to be recognized. He says that if Apache Chief felt appreciated, the case would likely go away. This causes Reducto to adopt his "scheming face" and begin scheming.

Back at court, Reducto calls the manager of the Javalux shop, a woman named Sybil Shussler. Under questioning, she says that what's happened to Apache Chief was wrong. She speaks out about Apache Chief's heroism and benefit to society, while becoming increasingly Indian-looking in dress every time the camera comes back to her. Suddenly, Apache Chief grows to fill the courtroom. Mightor dismisses the case.

In the end, Apache Chief and a group of other minor heroes (as well as Jesse Jackson) have decided to form the "Multi-Culture Pals"(possibly an involved in-joke, as the real life Apache tribe spent their lives in a state of permanent war with their neighbors). Apache Chief has also gained the love of Sybil Shussler, who kisses him, causing him to grow a foot, blushing. Everyone laughs. RATED TV14

This episode marks the first appearance of the Bear; also, Apache Chief, Black Vulcan, and Reducto.
Plaintiff Apache Chief
Representative Harvey Birdman
Defendant Javalux Corp
Representative Myron Reducto
Judge Hiram Mightor
Description The plaintiff is seeking damages against the defendant for superpowers lost by a groinal injury caused by a hot coffee spill at defendant's business
Decision For the defense, Apache Chief recovered his powers.
Quotes Episode 2 Dialogue Link
Cameos Zan
3 "Shaggy Busted" Vincent Waller July 7, 2002 10-03
Summary

People v. Rogers and Doo

The Mystery Machine, playing music reminiscent of the early Doobie Brothers, is pulled over for erratic driving. The driver, Shaggy Rogers, claims that they heard there was a monster around the old abandoned cotton mill and he was going to meet up with the rest of the gang, to try and catch it. The officer thinks it quite obvious he and Scooby are under the influence, but when he asks them to step out, they speed off.

Back at Sebben & Sebben, Harvey is having trouble keeping track of his files, and starts interviewing for a clerk. He is impressed by a young man named Peanut who dresses much like himself. Despite his annoyingly laid-back persona, he decides to hire him.

Fred Jones comes in to hire Harvey, who mistakes him for a gang member, his ascot being his colors. Fred brings Harvey to the jail to see Scooby and Shaggy, but they still act as though they're high. The rest of the gang tries to assure him that they're not high, just stupid.

The case goes to court, and Spyro acts out the traffic stop theater style as Peanut hits on Daphne; he is so cool as to be practically unintelligible. The arresting officer claims to have found drug paraphernalia, but Harvey manages to show this as circumstantial. Velma goes on the stand, and tells Harvey that they're just always hungry and they laugh when nervous. This supports an earlier defense claim that clips of old Scooby-doo cartoons shown by the prosecution have been taken out of context to show Shaggy and Scooby as total stoners.

On the second day of the trial, Fred and Velma burst into the court with the monster in custody. They unmask him to be Old Man Bakov, and he tells of his nefarious plans. Everybody laughs heartily, including Bakov. RATED TV14
Plaintiff N/A
Representative Spyro
Defendant Shaggy Rogers & Scooby-Doo
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Hiram Mightor
Description Criminal trial; the defendants are charged with marijuana possession and resisting arrest.
Decision Not shown; apparently not guilty.
Quotes Episode 3 Dialogue Link
Cameos Shaggy Rogers, Scooby-Doo, Ghost Clown, Ghost of Redbeard, Charlie the Robot, Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, The Jetsons, Magilla Gorilla, Scrappy-Doo.
4 "Death By Chocolate" Ben Jones July 14, 2002 10-04
Summary

People of the United States of America v. Bear

In Jellystone Park, Yogi and Boo Boo are awakened by ATF agents who (accidentally) fire a tear gas canister into the bears' cave.

Phil Ken Sebben (in his first appearance) orders Harvey to defend Boo Boo, who is accused of being a terrorist known as the Unabooboo (a takeoff of the Unabomber).

At the Birdcage, Reducto tells Harvey that there is no government, that everything is owned by a handful of corporations and soon there would be one world currency. Harvey laughs this off, and then pays his bar tab in euros.

The next day, Boo Boo is found not guilty. He and Harvey embrace, and then spend the night together in his cave. While Boo Boo is out horseback riding, Harvey discovers an electric typewriter in the cave, hooked up to a generator. Testing the typewriter, Harvey sees that the T is properly aligned; he adjusts the carriage to make it misaligned. Panicking, Harvey runs home; Boo Boo breaks in and says that he wants to thank him for his work with a cookie bouquet. Fearing for his life, Harvey kills him with an energy blast. Phil comes in to comfort Harvey, then Yogi comes in and swears revenge... and then all of them, including Boo Boo, laugh together. RATED TV14

Notes:

  • The plot of this episode is a parody of the 1985 film Jagged Edge.
  • Boo Boo would appear again in a few more episodes, still romantically involved with Harvey.
Plaintiff N/A
Representative Myron Reducto
Defendant Boo Boo Bear
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Hiram Mightor
Description Criminal trial; the defendant is charged with murder.
Decision The defendant is found not guilty.
Quotes Episode 4 Dialogue Link
Cameos Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Ranger Smith, Dick Dastardly
5 "Shoyu Weenie" Ben Jones July 14, 2002 34-6105
Summary

Shoyu Weenie v. Jabberjaw and the Neptunes

Shoyu Weenie, an overworked Japanese rock band, learns that their number one hit has been plagiarized by an American band called The Neptunes. They hire Harvey; Peanut translates for them, as he speaks Japanese.

Reducto finds himself falling for a testifying musicologist named Gale Melody, mainly because of her "tiny, tiny feet." Harvey and Mentok are also attracted to her, which causes some disruption in the courtroom.

Peanut settles the case by showing a karaoke film of both songs; Mentok declares that they're the same song and finds for the plaintiffs. Just as Harvey and friends are celebrating their victory, however, they find out that the song has been stolen again, this time by a German band. RATED TV14

Notes:

  • Judge Mentok appears for the first time in this episode.
  • The band's name is meant to sound like "show your weenie"; the first time Harvey hears it, he checks to see if his fly is open.
Plaintiff Shoyu Weenie
Representative Harvey Birdman
Defendant The Neptunes
Representative Myron Reducto
Judge Mentok the Mindtaker
Description Copyright infringement; the plaintiffs have accused the defendants of stealing their song.
Decision The defendant is found guilty.
Quotes Episode 5 Dialogue Link
Cameos Jabberjaw and The Neptunes, Dr. Quinn Darian (as Dr. Gale Melody), The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan (as Shoyu Weenie and its manager).
6 "The Dabba Don" Robert Alvarez July 28, 2002 34-6106
Summary

People v. Flintstone

In an episode chock-full of Mafia film references, Fred Flintstone is a Mafia Don, and the clueless Harvey defends him. Judge Mightor, formerly on the Mafia payroll, suffers two attempts on his life and disappears. Judge Mentok finishes the case.

Harvey, using clips from the original Flintstones show, successfully argues that Fred is delusional, having been hit on the head with a bowling ball so many times that he frequently adopts other personas. It turns out that he is right, as Barney Rubble is the real mob boss. RATED TV14

Notes:

  • The episode name is a joke on Fred's famous catchphrase "Yabba Dabba Doo" and the nickname of mob boss John Gotti, the "Dapper Don".
  • Two famous mafia series in particular are referenced: the Godfather trilogy of films. (The heads found in Harvey's bed, reprisals/lampoons the famous 'kiss' scene and the 'operatic murders' sequence) and The Sopranos (with Barney as Tony, the actual boss, Fred as Junior, and Peanut as Christopher, trying to get made).
Plaintiff N/A
Representative Spyro
Defendant Fred Flintstone
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Hiram Mightor and Mentok the Mindtaker
Description Criminal trial; the defendant is accused of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
Decision Not shown; apparently not guilty, due to Fred's proven tendencies to adopt different identities when hit on the head.
Quotes Episode 6 Dialogue Link
Cameos Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, Pebbles Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Quick Draw McGraw, Jabberjaw, Gloop, The Ant Hill Mob, George Slate, Captain Caveman, Thundarr the Barbarian
7 "Deadomutt, Part 1" Robert Alvarez May 25, 2003 34-6107
Summary

N/A

Crushing Harvey's hopes for promotion, Phil Ken Sebben hires outside attorney Azul Falcone as the firm's new partner. Azul, along with his assistant Dynomutt, proves very popular at the firm, and Harvey's prestige correspondingly plummets. He learns that Azul is an incompetent lawyer, and that Dynomutt does all his work. He gets his résumé and heads to the office copier, intending to work at a new firm. Phil looks for Harvey, only to find him covered in ink and crying beside the opened copy machine, Dynomutt's remains strewn about its inner workings. He is taken into custody. RATED TV14 Plaintiff N/A
Representative N/A
Defendant N/A
Representative N/A
Judge N/A
Description N/A
Decision N/A
Quotes Episode 7 Dialogue Link
Cameos Dynomutt, Space Kook
8 "Deadomutt, Part 2" Robert Alvarez June 1, 2003 34-6108
Summary

People v. Birdman

Harvey is on trial for murdering Azul Falcone's assistant, Dynomutt. Falcone represents him, because no one else will take the case.

Despite Falcone's bad representation, the jury finds Birdman innocent. Mentok overrides the jury and convicts Birdman, sentencing him to death.

Harvey is in jail for three and a half years, forgetting he can fly, forgetting and re-learning how to read, keeping a pet moth, and marrying Magilla Gorilla. At the end of that time, just before his execution, the gang surprises him with a birthday party. Dynomutt is still alive; the whole thing was a practical joke dreamed up by Falcone. RATED TV14
Plaintiff N/A
Representative Spyro
Defendant Harvey Birdman
Representative Azul Falcone
Judge Mentok the Mindtaker
Description Criminal trial; the defendant is charged with murder.
Decision The defendant is found not guilty by the jury, but is declared guilty anyway by the judge.
Quotes Episode 8 Dialogue Link
Cameos Lizard Man, Kwicky Koala (as a tattoo), Magilla Gorilla, Tinker, Dynomutt
9 "X, the Eliminator" Michael Ouweleen & Erik Richter June 8, 2003 34-6109
Summary

People v. Sebben

As a young man, X (nicknamed the Eliminator) was commissioned by the evil organization F.E.A.R. to obtain the Crest on Birdman's helmet. After 26 years, he's acquired a paunch and an obsession for Birdman, but no Crest. A commercial featuring Harvey inspires him to renew his quest.

Meanwhile, Harvey is defending Phil, who's hit someone on his way to work "every day this week" and is being sued. Harvey's distracted by X's attacks and the fact that every time he tries to go to the bathroom something happens to prevent him from finishing. Even resorting to walking on the ledge of the outside of the building to avoid X, who was waiting outside his office. Even trying to hire someone to kill him, waiting on hold during lunch and pressing "2" on his phone to order "Vehicular manslaughter".

In the end, with Avenger's help, Harvey defeats X, wins his case, and finishes his business in the bathroom.

Notes:

  • This episode marks the first appearance (in this series) of X the Eliminator, who will be a prominent recurring character.
  • The title of the episode refers to a scene where X is mistaken for pest control; Debbie mishears "Eliminator" as "Exterminator."
  • This is the first episode in which we actually see Harvey's secretary, Debbie.
Plaintiff N/A
Representative N/A
Defendant Phil Ken Sebben
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Mentok the Mindtaker
Description Criminal trial; the defendant is charged with vehicular assault.
Decision The defendant is found not guilty.
Quotes Episode 9 Dialogue Link
Cameos N/A

Season 2: 2004[edit]

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10 "Blackwatch Plaid" Richard Ferguson-Hull January 1, 2004 625-015
Summary

People v. Squirrel

Secret Squirrel is on the job, and needs to get a special spy gadget out. He keeps it where he keeps everything he needs, inside his trenchcoat. As he whips the coat open, the woman he was trying to help screams and collapses. Secret looks at her oddly, saying "Wait, I didn't even pull it out yet!"

Back at the office, Phil enters his office to find it has been burgled, plundered, and purloined – "Ha-ha... loins." He's missing a number of things only he can see, such as a baby grand piano and a fourteen foot golden Buddha. When they are not returned even after he covers his eyepatch, he sets up a color-coded threat system and installs security cameras.

Birdman tries to talk to the paranoid Phil, but he accuses him of supporting the thief, and of not working hard. He tells Harvey he must get a big case by the end of the day, and Harvey tries, with limited success. Phil calls everyone in and bumps up the terror level to... BLACKWATCH PLAID!!!

Harvey speaks with Secret, who explains his case to him. Phil finds a video of Bear moving about at high speeds and calls everyone in, believing he knows who the culprit is, and shows everyone a sketch of Bear crossed with Osama bin Laden. He raises the threat level to the maximum: the cover of Rush's seminal album Moving Pictures.

In court, Harvey explains to everyone how Secret hides his spy equipment in his trenchcoat, although he has to endure Mentok saying "I'll say" to anything that could be considered a double entendre. Phil, however, has surveillance video that proves Secret actually was flashing the woman, and is guilty.

At the end, the gang tries to figure out how to get their privacy back. Peanut's video of Phil playing Little Bo Peep with a woman apparently fixes things.

Notes:

  • The episode title is a reference to the tartan of the Black Watch regiment.
  • Most of the animation used in this episode was re-used from earlier episodes, mostly "Deadomutt 1" and "2", as well as a few clips from "Shaggy Busted" and "SPF". The only original scenes were of Phil trying to open his door and any live action footage. This was a trick older cartoons would sometimes use to cut animations costs, this episode being a clear parody of that.
Plaintiff N/A
Representative Myron Reducto
Defendant Secret Squirrel
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Mentok the Mind Taker
Description Criminal trial; the defendant is charged with public indecency.
Decision The defendant is found guilty.
Quotes Episode 10 Dialogue Link
Cameos Space Kook, Secret Squirrel, Boo Boo, Gloop
11 "Trio's Company" Richard Ferguson-Hull April 18, 2004 625-012
Summary

Inch High v. Firm

Inch High P.I. is fired because all of his photos are poor quality due to their perspective being from an inch off the ground. He goes to Harvey for representation, but something's come up, and he's ignored for much of the episode.

Harvey has joined a new spa, and a voluptuous red-head named Gigi works there, making out with every other guy in the place. He asks her out, and she suddenly moves into his apartment, along with her friends Vince and Terry. Harvey's relationship with Gigi continues, but they never as much as kiss, while she's found in compromising positions with every other male in the office.

Inch High's case finally makes it to court. There, Mentok uses Reducto's shrink-ray to bring Inch High up to normal height. After having a carnie tell him (several times) that he's tall enough for a ride, Inch High proceeds to show a tape of Gigi writing in her diary that she loves Harvey. The two embrace, and Mentok declares that he has no idea what just happened, and randomly gives the verdict of not guilty. The episode ends with a wedding between Gigi, Harvey, Phil, Vince, Terry, Peanut, and the Bear.
Plaintiff Inch High, Private Eye
Representative Harvey Birdman
Defendant Finkerton Detective Agency
Representative Vulturo
Judge Mentok the Mindtaker
Description The plaintiff is suing the defendant for wrongful termination.
Decision The defendant is found not guilty.
Quotes Episode 11 Dialogue Link
Cameos Inch High Private Eye, Mr. Finkerton, Barney Rubble, Gravity Girl (as GiGi), Moby Dick, Fred Jones, Vapor Man (as Vince), Meteor Man (as Terry).
12 "The Devlin Made Me Do It" Richard Ferguson-Hull April 24, 2004 625-011
Summary

Bobby v. Devlin

A kid tries to imitate Ernie Devlin's deep ravine jump, and seriously injures himself. The family sues Devlin, and Harvey is called to defend him. Things don't look good after Birdman almost kills the kid trying to prove he can move. Freezoid's case doesn't help much either.

After a discussion with Devlin, Harvey reveals that Devlin has pumped himself so full of pain killers from all his injuries that he had little to no common sense. He gives a plea of insanity, but Der Spuzmacher, a Tapir assassin that Devlin warned about earlier and Harvey disregarded as insane rambling, comes in and reveals that insanity pleas can only be used in a criminal case. Birdman loses, but Devlin and Bobby come to an agreement. Bobby can ride Devlin's bike whenever he wants... and his woman.

A side story that was removed left a few fragments. Avenger apparently lays an egg, and after a brief discussion between Harvey and Peanut about the whereabouts of the eagles genitals, the two are interrupted by Devlin's entrance. Later in court, Harvey is seen nursing an Egg with an eagle hand puppet, and finally at the very end of the episode, it turns out the egg was the hidden lunch of Peter Potamus, who tried to take the egg back and is brutally attacked by Avenger. In an odd turn of events, the egg hatches to reveal a half bird half Jesse Jackson.

Notes:

Plaintiff Bobby
Representative Stan Freezoid
Defendant Ernie Devlin
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Mentok the Mindtaker
Description The plaintiff claims the defendant is at fault for causing him to imitate his acts.
Decision The defendant is found liable for the plaintiff's injuries and is forced to allow the plaintiff to ride both his bike and his woman.
Quotes Episode 12 Dialogue Link
Cameos Jane Jetson (in photographs), Ernie Devlin, Wally Gator (as a pool floaty), Hair Bear
13 "High Speed Buggy Chase" Richard Ferguson-Hull May 2, 2004 625-013
Summary

People v. Buggy

A television changes from one channel to another, all of them showing a breaking news story. It's a high speed chase, involving Speed Buggy, a living car. The chase ends as Speed Buggy attempts to climb the median "on foot."

Back at the office, Avenger resigns. He goes off to find another job and joins up with Vulturo, whose avian colleague was recently stuffed. Meanwhile, Harvey goes through a series of assistants, including a European goldfinch, an emperor penguin and an emu. Finally, he settles on a parrot.

The Speed Buggy case comes up, and it's Birdman vs. Vulturo. The parrot, however, ends up working for Vulturo. Avenger returns to Birdman's side, opening a door and revealing that Mark and Debbie, Speed Buggy's friends who have been making out through most of the episode, have been sitting on Speed Buggy's remote control. Debbie's automotive double entendres have been causing Speed Buggy's erratic behavior. He is found not guilty.
Plaintiff N/A
Representative Vulturo
Defendant Speed Buggy
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Mentok the Mindtaker
Description Criminal trial; the defendant is charged with speeding and evading arrest.
Decision The defendant is found not guilty.
Quotes Episode 13 Dialogue Link
Cameos Speed Buggy, Tinker, Debbie, Mark, The Funky Phantom, Boo, Bandit, Scrappy-Doo.
14 "SPF" Richard Ferguson-Hull May 9, 2004 625-010
Summary

Ding-a-Ling v. Twiddles

After years of getting his powers from the sun, Harvey notices a mole that resembles Frida Kahlo on his face, and Peanut suggests he has it looked at. He goes to a doctor, who suggests he wear SPF-710 sunblock and keep in the shade. This is a problem since Harvey gets his energy from sunlight. He manages to get by without the sun by using "Tanning Crème" (a foreign branding joke) he gets from Peanut. The energy rush causes Harvey to quickly become addicted to the stuff, needing it just to stay awake, and that's when Peanut starts charging exorbitant prices for it.

Harvey goes to trial, representing Ding-a-Ling Wolf; Ding-a-Ling wanted to make a web site for all his fans, but Harry Twiddles had already set up a porn site at the URL www.dingaling.biz. Harvey brings before the court a number of others whose names had been hijacked for porn sites, including: Hi-riser, Big Duke & Bigger Duke, Kwicky Koala, Schnooker, The Magic Rabbit, Fluid Man, Dirty Dawg, Mother Load, and Galtar... and his Golden Lance.

An intervention is staged for Harvey by all the others (who are indulging in addictive activities themselves, including smoking, gambling, and drinking). Harvey goes into counseling, and is soon back to normal. Afterwards, the mole is found by Peanut to just be gravy. The episode ends with a PSA by the cast of the show on skin cancer and coconuts stuck in hippo mouths.

Notes:

  • This was the first episode animated using Macromedia Flash.
  • The naked woman on the website's homepage was a compilation of classical nude paintings.
  • Harvey's counselor is Jesse Jackson, as he appeared in the episode "Very Personal Injury."
Plaintiff Ding-a-Ling Wolf
Representative Harvey Birdman
Defendant Harry Twiddles
Representative Myron Reducto
Judge Mentok the Mindtaker
Description Cybersquatting; the Plaintiff claims the Defendant stole his name, using it for a porn site.
Decision Not shown.
Quotes Episode 14 Dialogue Link
Cameos Ding-a-Ling Wolf, Squiddly Diddly (on a cup), Scrappy-Doo, Hi-Riser, Big Duke, Bigger Duke, Mother Load, Schnooker, The Magic Rabbit, Fluid Man, Kwicky Koala, Dirty Dawg, Galtar, Magilla Gorilla, Mr. Twiddles
15 "Back to the Present" Richard Ferguson-Hull May 16, 2004 625-014
Summary

Jetson Family v. Earth

In the far off year of 2002, the Jetsons live in their luxurious, futuristic house high above the Earth's surface. Their lives are suddenly turned upside down when the water level begins rising at an alarming rate. Global warming caused the ice caps to melt, and the Earth to become nothing but water. Suddenly, mutants begin breaking into the house, which is unable to get high enough to be out of the water's reach.

Fortunately, they manage to make it to the distant past (2004), specifically to Harvey's office. Much to their dismay, they realize they have to walk to Harvey's desk from the entrance as there are no moving conveyer belts on the floor. The long journey takes them all night and they lose Astro to exhaustion (though he recovers) and Judy to a pack of dogs.

They tell Harvey that they want to sue everyone for screwing up the earth for them. The case goes to court, but George has a problem with the jury. X sets up the Jury Vac, a robotic jury that has the Apple startup sound when plugged in, and the trial is underway. Mentok clashes with boy genius Elroy, who has a device from the future that tells him past events before Mentok does them. Freezoid uses his powers of cold on the warm August day to show how global warming is preposterous. In the end, Jury Vac gives the verdict... on the O.J. Simpson trial.

Somehow, the Jetsons lose the case, and return to their own time using the Delorean from the Back to the Future films, as rising water levels surround Harvey and the gang. Everyone has a hearty laugh.
Plaintiff George Jetson
Representative Harvey Birdman
Defendant People of Earth
Representative Stan Freezoid
Judge Mentok the Mindtaker
Description The plaintiff claims the defendant has ruined the world for the people of the future.
Decision The defendant is found not guilty.
Quotes Episode 15 Dialogue Link
Cameos George Jetson, Jane Jetson, Rosie The Robot, Mr. Spacely, Elroy Jetson, Judy Jetson, Astro, Orbity, Boo Boo, Jabberjaw.
16 "Grape Juiced" Richard Ferguson-Hull May 30, 2004 625-016
Summary

People v. Ape

Grape Ape comes out to compete in the Laff-a-Lympics. He goes through his ribbon dancing routine flawlessly, but when he takes a bow, all manner of pills, including steroids, fall from his uniform.

Harvey walks into his office to find a giant urine sample waiting for him. Phil comes in with the Laff-a-Lympics committee, who begin to steal things from Harvey's office, something they continue to do through the whole episode. Phil hopes to get the Laff-a-Lympics to come to their city. He has a big night planned with all of them and Gigi, his (and Harvey's... and everyone else's) shared wife. Gigi comes in, and she's pregnant. She claims Harvey is the father, though he doesn't recall their ever engaging in sexual congress and they've only recently met.

Harvey and Reducto have a nice chat about the whole situation, as well as the Grape Ape case that they're both working on. Reducto sees the giant primate, and shrinks him down to fun-size. Grape Ape then grabs a weight and pumps it until he grows back to his normal size, which sends Reducto off screaming about how he's met the unshrinkable.

The courtroom has been splattered with ads. Gigi interrupts the case to leech off Harvey, but upon his return he speaks with a few unnaturally muscular witnesses who all claim Grape Ape had nothing to do with steroids. Reducto's witness describes the side-effects of steroids use, including withered testicles, which Reducto seizes upon since Grape Ape should show reproductive organs the size of a nearby vendor's pushcart. An expert is about to reveal the test results when he is hit by a dart in the neck by Harvey's new paralegal, son of a shaman/member of the Laff-a-Lympics committee.

Eleven of the jury members vote "guilty", but the French member votes "not guilty". Mentok disregards this and convicts Grape Ape anyway. The doctor wakes up from the dart, and reveals that Grape Ape is the father of Gigi's baby. Also, the Laff-a-Lympics go to Dallas. Grape Ape and the others have to perform a court-ordered song about drugs as a sentence.
Plaintiff N/A
Representative Myron Reducto
Defendant Grape Ape
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Mentok the Mindtaker
Description Criminal trial; the defendant is charged with steroid use.
Decision The defendant is found guilty and sentenced to community service.
Quotes Episode 16 Dialogue Link
Cameos Grape Ape, Beegle Beagle, Yakky Doodle, Gleek, Gloop
17 "Peanut Puberty" Richard Ferguson-Hull June 6, 2004 625-017
Summary

People v. Doggie

During a board meeting of Sebben & Sebben, Peanut's light shield starts growing uncontrollably, much to his embarrassment. He is going through "superty", the period in which a young superhero acquires his superpowers, and resents Harvey's efforts to help him.

Meanwhile, Augie Doggie comes to Harvey for help. They've put his father in a cage, claiming he bit someone. The case goes to trial, and Mentok claims Doggie Daddy is baring his teeth, and sentences him to undergo aggressiveness training. Phil trains him, treating him like a normal dog and completely humiliating and torturing him.

Harvey seeks advice from Apache Chief, Batman, and Reducto, but they don't help much. What finally does the trick is Peanut's conversation with Black Vulcan about his first time (fighting a villain). In the background, you can see Race Bannon and Dr. Quest playing baseball and football. Meanwhile, Harvey is speaking with villains about helping Peanut with his first time, and finally gets one to comply: X. In return all he wants is the Crest on Birdman's helmet. Birdman agrees to the deal to help Peanut.

Phil brings Doggie Daddy into the office, having completely broken him. Now, he is nothing but a mindless dog (although in later episodes, he is back to normal). X comes to collect the Crest, and just as Harvey is about to give it to him, Peanut comes in with Metallo, his new villain friend. X asks if he can still have the Crest... and Harvey proceeds to blast the bejeezus out of him. Everyone has a hearty laugh.
Plaintiff N/A
Representative N/A
Defendant Doggie Daddy
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Mentok the Mindtaker
Description Criminal trial; the defendant is charged with assault.
Decision The defendant is found guilty and sentenced to training.
Quotes [[Wikiquote:Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law#EP17 - Peanut Puberty|Episode 17 Dialogue Link]]
Cameos Zok, Snagglepuss, Hokey Wolf, Admiral Mutt, Dino, Augie Doggie, Doggie Daddy, Jabberjaw (on a newspaper), Astro, Dr. Benton Quest, Race Bannon.
18 "Gone Efficien...t" Richard Ferguson-Hull June 13, 2004 625-018
Summary

Yakky Doodle Name Change

To generate more money Phil hires an efficiency expert named Dvd (formerly David; he took out the vowels to save time, which Phil regards as brllnt). A new regime of efficiency is sweeping Sebben & Sebben, and one of its major parts is to keep only the top three earners. Harvey has to keep up with the new policy to keep his job, and watches as Phil dismantles his office.

Dvd fires Harvey's secretary Debbie, replacing her with a PDA the Supercalifragilisticexpiefficaceous. Harvey can't figure it out, but X, who's waiting outside to kill him, manages to work it fine. He's sent off to search for Yakky Doodle. Meanwhile, the efficiency changes are getting worse. Visitors to the men's room can only use one sheet of toilet paper, and Harvey's office has been sublet to a Greek restaurant, which Harvey must work at along with his legal duties.

X finally finds Yakky, who wants to change both his names. Reducto opposes the idea, though not even he knows why. The case goes to court, and the guy before Harvey takes an unbelievably long time. He has to wait to the next day to start the case. Peanut tells Harvey he needs to work at the restaurant, and that he should have plenty of time while he copies the form he forgot to bring with him.

At the restaurant, Harvey "accidentally" gives Dvd Ouzo instead of water, and Dvd gets completely bombed, shouting amongst a crowd of people "Who's got efficient nipples?!" In the meantime, and for no apparent reason, the court orders Yakky to undergo chemical castration, which he takes as his new name.
Plaintiff Yakky Doodle
Representative Harvey Birdman
Defendant N/A
Representative Myron Reducto
Judge Mentok the Mindtaker
Description The plaintiff wishes to change his, her, or its name.
Decision The plaintiff is ordered to undergo chemical castration, which he adopts as his name.
Quotes Episode 18 Dialogue Link
Cameos Yakky Doodle, Inch High Private Eye, Squiddly Diddly
19 "Droopy Botox" Richard Ferguson-Hull July 18, 2004 625-019
Summary

Dog v. Surgeon

Droopy Dog is suing his plastic surgeon for malpractice after he received an overdose of botox that has left his face essentially frozen. Though the case seems open and shut, Harvey produces an indemnity waiver signed by Droopy and wins the case. The surgeon is overjoyed and gives Harvey a surgery coupon catalog. Phil and everyone else around the office give Harvey their highest praises but the gratitude is lost on him and he still feels guilty at Droopy's unfair loss and remaining predicament, especially after he sees the dog crying and the image sticks with him.

Harvey is promoted to vice president of Sebben & Sebben and is given numerous executive privileges; his coupons are doled out by Phil, whose recent LASIK has left him with a second eyepatch, blinding him. X is mistaken for the interior decorator Phil hired to spruce up Harvey's office and redoes it as a huge deathtrap. Harvey tries to solve his guilt by sending Droopy a fruit basket, which he cannot eat as his jaw is frozen. X breaks into Harvey's apartment and creates another danger area. Harvey receives his huge pay and sends it to Droopy, who can actually use it this time.

X sends Harvey an invoice for all his redecoration, demanding either one million dollars or his crest. He tries to pay with his new raise but then he remembers he's sent it all to Droopy. He decides against his crest and sends X the remaining coupons, which he takes as a message that Harvey thinks he's ugly. Desperate for approval, he sets out to use the coupons. The surgeon has another malpractice case for Harvey, but Harvey strongly declines him and decides to resign to keep his self-respect. Harvey heads to Phil's office to announce his decision and finds a huge surprise party Phil has thrown to celebrate all of their operations. X runs in seeking Harvey's opinion on his new surgery, which X doesn't know hasn't changed his face at all. Even Droopy is happy now that he has so much money. Harvey is repulsed by his co-workers' ideals of false beauty but no one cares.
Plaintiff Droopy Dog
Representative Myron Reducto
Defendant Plastic Surgeon
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Mentok the Mindtaker
Description The plaintiff is suing the defendant for malpractice.
Decision The defendant is found not guilty, because the plaintiff signed a paper saying the surgeon is not liable for mistakes.
Quotes Episode 19 Dialogue Link
Cameos Droopy Dog, Doggie Daddy, Cindy Bear, Bubbles, Jane Jetson, Baba Looey, Mr Twiddles, Huckleberry Hound, Olive Oyl.
20 "Guitar Control" Richard Ferguson-Hull December 5, 2004 625-020
Summary

People v. McGraw

The episode begins with Quick Draw McGraw attempting to bring in the Dalton Gang (who were wanted for card cheating, cattle rustling, and running a crystal meth lab). After a short shoot out, Quick Draw pulls out his trade mark guitar, only to be arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. Meanwhile, Phil Ken Sebben announces that he is running for president and shows Harvey a check signed for $12,000,000,000 (signed by Yngwie Malmsteen) and The Guitar Lobby's support. Harvey is requested by Baba Looey to defend Quick Draw, which he accepts. In the middle of the first session of the trial, Mentok the Mindtaker remembers that he is to attend his nephew's birthday party and takes Harvey and Quick Draw with him. Afterwards, the trial proceeds with Hiram Mightor as judge (whom Myron Reducto suggests is being bribed by The Guitar Lobby). After a trial filled with the general topics involved with weapon rights, Hiram Mightor spits out a miniature version of Yngwie Malmsteen (who is seen later sitting with The Guitar Lobby). Meanwhile, Peanut and Baba Looey are seen browsing through Quick Draw's guitar collection and Peanut hits and kills Baba Looey with one. At the end Quick Draw is announced not guilty. There is a celebration for Harvey winning the case and Phil losing the election, at which Peanut fires off Quick Draw's pistol at random and watches as it ricochets around the office.

Notes:

  • Quick Draw parodies Charlton Heston, who was president of the NRA from 2000–2003, by using his type voice in this episode and even saying many of Heston's lines from Planet of the Apes and Ben-Hur.
  • This episode was played on its premier over and over again for the entire Adult Swim run for the night.
  • A tank can be seen destroying a Smurf house.
Plaintiff N/A
Representative Myron Reducto
Defendant Quick Draw McGraw
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Hiram Mightor and Mentok the Mindtaker
Description Criminal trial; the defendant is charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
Decision The defendant is found not guilty.
Quotes Episode 20 Dialogue Link
Cameos Quick Draw McGraw, Baba Looey, The Dalton Gang, The Funky Phantom, Elroy Jetson, Jet Screamer, Betty Rubble, Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Ranger Smith, Wilma Flintstone, The Hillbilly Bears

Season 3: 2005[edit]

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21 "Booty Noir" Richard Ferguson-Hull July 24, 2005
Summary

People v. Gator

In a satire of erotic anthologies like Red Shoe Diaries, Phil reads a letter from Reducto detailing his affair with Norlissa, the curvaceous ex-girlfriend of Black Vulcan. She is possessed of enormous buttocks, and when Reducto finds himself unwilling to shrink it, and even begins to expand it, he falls into a state of existential angst. Meanwhile, Birdman is made a bounty hunter so he can apprehend and represent Wally Gator, a volatile redneck. Reducto progressively enlarges Norlissa's butt as they draw closer together. It is revealed that Reducto is a virgin, though he is broken of it by Norlissa during an awkward love scene. They are eventually confronted by Black Vulcan the morning after and engage in a threesome relationship. The Wally Gator case draws to a close with Wally being found guilty of poaching manatees, and he is sentenced to mud-wrestle Harvey, an Abraham Lincoln impersonator and two bikini models, while Phil plays the bongos at a Cha-cha club. Plaintiff USA
Representative Stan Freezoid
Defendant Wally Gator
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Hiram Mightor
Description Criminal trial; the defendant is charged with operating a boat, a shotgun, and a 12-pack in protected waters.
Decision The defendant is found guilty, and sentenced to wrestle Harvey.
Quotes Episode 21 Dialogue Link
Cameos Scrappy-Doo, Wally Gator.
22 "Harvey's Civvy" Richard Ferguson-Hull July 31, 2005
Summary

Murro v. Birdman

In the opening, Murro the Marauder is fighting Birdman and Avenger. They defeat him, and fly away, not realizing that he has been paralyzed from the waist down.

Decades later, Murro sues Birdman. Birdman needs a good lawyer, but somehow ends up with Potamus, who is more interested in making out with the female staff than working on Birdman's case.

In court, Murro's lawyer Shado uses his "brain-thievery" to influence the jury. His villainous witnesses testify that Birdman had no reason to attack them; Shado also uses his brain-thievery to prevent Potamus from cross-examining them.

Shado contends that his brain-thievery is fundamentally different from Mentok's "mind-taking", however the two get into frequent one-up-manship contests over their skills. Finally Mentok, tiring of the upstart Shado, delves into his mind and takes away an important fact: Shado failed to respond to a discovery motion filed by Potamus.

Mentok hypnotizes Potamus to ask Shado "did you get that thing I sent you?". When Shado answers that he did, and failed to respond, Mentok declares a mistrial.
Plaintiff Murro the Marauder
Representative Shado the Brain Thief
Defendant Harvey Birdman
Representative Peter Potamus
Judge Mentok the Mindtaker
Description The plaintiff is suing the defendant for physical and emotional damages resulting from an attack.
Decision Due to the plaintiff's lawyer not disclosing certain information to the defense, the judge declares a mistrial.
Quotes Episode 22 Dialogue Link
Cameos Murro the Marauder, Speed Racer, Chim-Chim, Shado the Brain Thief, Ernie Devlin, Droopy Dog, various Birdman enemies.
23 "X Gets the Crest" Richard Ferguson-Hull August 7, 2005
Summary

Hoop 'n' Holler v. Rabbit

X wins Birdman's Crest in a game of what appears to be poker, although Peanut claims it's gin rummy. He cannot collect his million dollar commission, however, as F.E.A.R. moved its headquarters and left no forwarding address.

Meanwhile, Birdman falls deeper and deeper into defeatism. He takes on Ricochet Rabbit's case against the town of Hoop'n'Holler after Ricochet destroyed half the town on one of his hyperactive outbursts. The town wants Ricochet's badge and Harvey agrees to help. The case goes badly, with Harvey's self-esteem at a low ebb and Ricochet Rabbit destroying half the courtroom, with Reducto accounting for most of the other half trying to shrink him. Mentok rules that Ricochet Rabbit has ADD, ADHD and OPP (which stands for "Other People's Problems", and is not a disease), and court-orders Ricochet to be medicated with rabbit Ritalin.

The Crest takes over X's mind, causing him to become a hero. In the end, Harvey tricks X into returning his Crest by trading him a shinier (but useless) one.
Plaintiff Town of Hoop 'n' Holler
Representative Myron Reducto
Defendant Ricochet Rabbit
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Mentok the Mindtaker
Description The plaintiff is suing the defendant for property damage.
Decision The defendant is found guilty and sentenced to take ritalin, but the judgement is overturned after the judge tries the pills.
Quotes Episode 23 Dialogue Link
Cameos Ricochet Rabbit, Droop-a-Long Coyote, Droopy Dog, Ernie Devlin.
24 "Bird Girl of Guantanamole" Richard Ferguson-Hull August 14, 2005
Summary

People v. Mole

It's 'Take Phil's Daughter to Work Day', so naturally Phil brings his daughter, Judy. Harvey agrees to defend Morocco Mole, who has been detained as a terrorist for two years after being discovered in the Middle East. While defending Morocco, Harvey also has to deal with being bothered by Birdgirl, who has a striking resemblance to Judy Sebben. Birdgirl in turn has to fend off the advances of Phil, who continually sexually harasses her, oblivious to her true identity. Harvey also has to go to a hospital because Ernie Devlin seeks a will.

Notes:

Plaintiff N/A
Representative Myron Reducto
Defendant Morocco Mole
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Mentok the Mindtaker
Description Criminal trial; the defendant is accused of being a terrorist.
Decision It is found that the defendant is actually a mole for the U.S. government, and the case is dismissed. He is also ordered to steer clear of the judge's yard.
Quotes Episode 24 Dialogue Link
Cameos Snagglepuss, Morocco Mole, Secret Squirrel, Ernie Devlin, Doggie Daddy, Hadji, Shazzan, Fred Flintstone, Inch High Private Eye, Pervez Musharraf.
25 "Turner Classic Birdman" Richard Ferguson-Hull August 21, 2005
Summary

N/A

A frame episode for the short "Busy Day for Birdman". Although made in 2005, the short purports to be from 1967, and features many of the modern show's characters in their original incarnations, albeit with modern ironic overtones. Under orders from Falcon Seven, Birdman spends the day foiling the plots of numerous supervillains, including Reducto, Vulturo, Mentok, and X the Eliminator. At the end of the day, exhausted, Birdman resolves to quit being a superhero and take up a normal job (which involves Phil Ken Sebben constantly ordering him around).

Notes:

Plaintiff N/A
Representative N/A
Defendant N/A
Representative N/A
Judge N/A
Description N/A
Decision N/A
Quotes Episode 25 Dialogue Link
Cameos N/A
26 "Beyond the Valley of the Dinosaurs" Richard Ferguson-Hull August 28, 2005
Summary

Tana v. Gokk

Harvey is invited by Potamus to relax in his new hot tub, wearing a pink shower terry that Potamus has told him to put on. Potamus instructs Harvey to "hit the jets" on the tub and when Harvey does so he is enveloped in a blue light and sucked into the swirling waters of the tub. Potamus follows Harvey, trying to retrieve his hoagie. Harvey and Potamus rematerialize in what appears to be the Stone Age. Harvey attempts to call Peanut (who seems to be hosting a Lamaze class in Potamus' office) but can't get a clear enough signal on his mobile phone. Harvey is caught by a group of neanderthal cave men who believe he's the "pink manbird" (because he's still wearing the shower terry) their oracle had foretold would bring them pestilence and drought. When Potamus appears they mistake him for their pink hippo helmet-wearing God, which Potamus gladly embraces.

Phil manages to find out about the portal in the hot tub and brings Peanut, Avenger, and a Star Trek character parody to the past. Phil takes advantage of the limitless resources and lack of economy to start up several business ventures including theme parks and dinosaur hunting. Meanwhile, Harvey serves council to a cave woman who wants to leave her husband for another (exact duplicate-looking) cave man, while Potamus serves as judge. Harvey convinces Potamus not to sacrifice the woman (as the other cave men demand) but to give her and her husband marriage counseling – Phil tries to volunteer for it but Harvey decides to do it himself. Phil eventually angers the cave men and Potamus is discovered to be a sham so they all rush back to the watery portal but realize a little too late that the neanderthals and their dinosaurs followed them to the present. They all laugh and the Star Trek parody gets eaten by a T-Rex.

Notes:

Plaintiff Gokk
Representative N/A
Defendant Tana
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Peter Potamus
Description Criminal trial; Tana wants to leave her husband.
Decision Marriage counseling. (Though in the end, Tana still divorces Gokk and marries Grok, leaving Grok to give over alimony payments.)
Quotes Episode 26 Dialogue Link
Cameos Inch High Private Eye, Tundro, Captain Caveman
27 "Evolutionary War" Richard Ferguson-Hull September 4, 2005
Summary

Captain Caveman v. School Board

The school that Cavey Junior is attending refuses to teach evolution, claiming that it is just a myth, so his father (Captain Caveman) takes legal action, through Harvey Birdman. Peanut is sent to help prove evolution, but ends up spending all his time at a local strip club. Harvey has an identity crisis when Reducto asks him where a half man, half bird fits into the process of evolution, which involves him bursting into a Disney style song.

The next day at court, Mentok messes with a chiseler who tries to put up a stone tablet of the Ten Commandments in front of the courthouse, and Peanut tells Harvey to call Magilla Gorilla to the stand to prove evolution (a talking ape) but the jury is unsatisfied. When Cavey Junior takes the stand he points out that he read the evolution chapter, not because he wanted to learn and expand his mind, but because the chapter was required for the "federally mandated no child left behind test" necessary to move onto the next grade. Mentok declares, after pranking the courtroom, that the school can teach whatever they want, and that Cavey Junior is merely a theory, not a real child.

Worth mentioning that over the course of the episode, Phil was battling the cave men and dinosaurs who were still roaming the streets from the previous episode. He joins Harvey at the end and gets himself a drink from a vending machine (with a frozen Flintstone family inside).

Notes:

  • The episode title is a play on "Evolution" and the "Revolutionary War".
Plaintiff Captain Caveman
Representative Harvey Birdman
Defendant School Board
Representative Myron Reducto
Judge Mentok the Mindtaker
Description Civil Rights; Captain Caveman sues for the right of his son's education.
Decision The judge gives the school the right to teach whatever they want to; declares that the plaintiff and his son do not exist, and makes the plaintiff's son wear a disclaimer sticker.
Quotes Episode 27 Dialogue Link
Cameos Captain Caveman, Cavey Junior, Doggie Daddy, Snagglepuss, Blip, Tara, Race Bannon, Tinker, Hokey Wolf, Magilla Gorilla, Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, Pebbles Flintstone
28 "Free Magilla" September 9, 2005
Summary

Peebles Pet Shop v. Peoples Animal Freedom Front

Magilla Gorilla gets freed from Mr. Peebles' pet shop by the People's Animals Freedom Front. Mr. Peebles comes to Harvey Birdman to get Magilla back. Also, Phil Ken Sebben takes Peter Potamus (and his three nephews Stuey, Fuey and Spuey; see Huey, Dewey, and Louie) along for an employee retreat, where Peter Potamus spends most of his time choking on a plastic beer can holder and Phil randomly blows stuff up and doesn't pay attention to Peter Potamus at all. Members of the People's Animals Freedom Front attack Harvey's office because they don't approve of him "owning" Avenger. Eventually, PAFF get sick of Magilla Gorilla's puns and they abandon him in a forest. In court (in front of an off-screen judge) Harvey tries to defend himself and Mr. Peebles against accusations of animal abuse but the radical activists will not be swayed. Eventually Avenger finds and brings back Magilla who wants to go back to living with Mr. Peebles. Plaintiff Mr. Peebles
Representative Harvey Birdman
Defendant PAFF (Peoples Animal Freedom Front)
Representative Myron Reducto
Judge N/A
Description N/A
Decision N/A
Quotes Episode 28 Dialogue Link
Cameos Magilla Gorilla, Mr. Peebles, Bandit, Scrappy-Doo, Jonny Quest, Hadji
29 "Return of Birdgirl" Richard Ferguson-Hull September 18, 2005
Summary

People v. Bannon & Quest

Birdgirl brings to Harvey's attention a case where Dr. Quest and Race Bannon want to have a legal gay marriage to protect the boys. At the office, Birdgirl continues to be hit on by Phil and she reluctantly goes on a date with him lest he figure out she's actually his daughter. Mentok informs Harvey and his clients that he doesn't have the authority to try the case; they must argue it before the Justices League – a group of seven robed super-judges (a humorous reference to both the Supreme Court of the United States and the Justice League). Birdgirl assists Harvey with the case in between forced dates with Phil and eventually Phil proposes to her, much to Birdgirl's horror. Phil condemns the idea of marriage between Dr. Quest and Race and out of her Birdgirl costume, Judy tries to keep her father from going through with the marriage by claiming Birdgirl is interested in Birdman. There's a quick fight and an injured Harvey Birdman goes before the Justices to hear the verdict... which never comes because they're called to action via telecommunicator. Afterward, Birdman interrupts the Sebben wedding and finally tells Phil that Birdgirl is his daughter but Phil still doesn't believe him. He does however call off the wedding when he inadvertently falls for Judy's Aunt Phyllis (a blonde busty woman with the exact same face, including mustache and eye-patch, as Phil.) Plaintiff Race Bannon & Benton Quest
Representative Harvey Birdman
Defendant N/A
Representative N/A
Judge Justices' League
Description Race Bannon wants to marry his partner, Benton Quest.
Decision The Justices' League could not rule; at the end, Bannon and Quest get married.
Quotes Episode 29 Dialogue Link
Cameos Dr. Benton Quest, Race Bannon, Jonny Quest, Hadji, Boo Boo.
30 "Mindless" Richard Ferguson-Hull September 25, 2005
Summary

People v. Birdman, Top Cat, et al.

Peanut spots an abrasion on Harvey's neck from a cat scratch from Benny who enters and reports Top Cat's arrest for being a cat. Harvey gets Top Cat released but he is soon back in jail for illegal gambling in Harvey's house which Harvey is implicated in. Meanwhile Mentok has a personal crisis in court and swaps a dog's mind for Spyro's; he loses track of Spyro's mind and is forced to look after Spyro until he finds his mind. Mentok rules that Harvey and the cats should serve time in remand but is forced to rule on the case when he needs Harvey to babysit Spyro. Mentok rules that Harvey and the cats have served their time in jail, but that they should be put on probation. Plaintiff N/A
Representative Spyro
Defendant Harvey Birdman, Top Cat and gang
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Mentok the Mind Taker
Description Criminal trial; the defendants are charged with bookmaking and running an illegal gambling facility.
Decision The defendants are found guilty, they must serve time and be probated.
Quotes Episode 30 Dialogue Link
Cameos Inch High Private Eye, Benny, Top Cat, Choo Choo, Brain, Fancy Fancy, Dum Dum, Lizard Men, Speed Buggy (as a photo), Gloop and Gleep, Ernie Devlin, Magilla Gorilla, Grape Ape, Scrappy-Doo, Frida Kahlo.
31 "Sebben and Sebben Employee Orientation" Richard Ferguson-Hull October 16, 2005
Summary

N/A

The episode is presented as an orientation film for new Sebben & Sebben employees.

Much of the time is spent on Phil's youth, where he is pictured as constantly engaging in activities hazardous to his left eye (though he doesn't actually lose it until he becomes an office worker).

Various characters in the series perform their typical activities: Peter Potamus demonstrates the firm's incredibly complicated system for "sending things"; Peanut demonstrates unethical behavior; Elliott the Deadly Duplicator provides employees with two of everything, except for staplers (an oversight).

Birdman himself appears only as a supporting player in a few scenes.

Notes:

  • The episode seems to be a spoof of the Orientation given to new employees of Ted Turner, as suggested in the voice commentary for "Blackwatch Plaid".
  • Throughout the episode, random scenes from an infomercial for a juicer appear.
  • Based on Phil Ken Sebben's dialogue, the video (or at least one scene of it) was filmed in the year 1985
Plaintiff N/A
Representative N/A
Defendant N/A
Representative N/A
Judge N/A
Description N/A
Decision N/A
Quotes Episode 31 Dialogue Link
Cameos Ernie Devlin
32 "Identity Theft" Richard Ferguson-Hull October 23, 2005
Summary

Clam Head v. Tinker

Chemical Castration (né Yakky Doodle; see "Gone Efficien...t" above) wants his old name back, which requires photocopying paper work. So Harvey Birdman goes to Duplication Services but he unwittingly insults the employee by getting his name wrong (mispronouncing "Elliott" as "Eliot" ("ee-lee-ought")). Despite the fact the name was spelled wrongly on his name tag, Elliott swears revenge and starts creating "copies" of Harvey. These copies are not photocopies but rather whole humans, apparently clones, that share Harvey's personality and knowledge. Unfortunately they get along, so he starts copying Phil Ken Sebben, who starts hunting Birdmans to thin the herds. Elliott then loses all control and make copies of everyone. Elliott only stops when he runs out of toner; the copies are subsequently shredded.

Notes:

  • The whole episode itself is a satire of how many classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons are rip-offs of one another (e.g. Scooby-Doo, Jabberjaw, and Speed Buggy are all mystery-solving cartoons involving objects/animals as focal characters who can talk, and how certain members of each mystery solving team look like each other, like Shaggy, Clamhead, and Mr. Tinker) and how animation styles done by different people looked very different (e.g. different looking Ranger Smiths on Yogi Bear).
  • Sebben's final words before he is put through the shredder are a parody of the last words of Roy Batty, a character played by Rutger Hauer in the 1982 film Blade Runner.
Plaintiff Clamhead
Representative Harvey Birdman
Defendant Tinker
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Mentok the Mind Taker
Description The plaintiff claims the defendant stole his identity.
Decision Not shown.
Quotes Episode 32 Dialogue Link
Cameos Yakky Doodle, Clamhead, Tinker, Speed Buggy (As a picture), Mark (As a picture), Debbie (As a picture), Shaggy Rogers, Space Kook, Ranger Smith, Gloop, Daphne Blake

Season 4: 2006–2007[edit]

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33 "Shazzan (aired under title "Mufti Trouble")" Richard Ferguson-Hull October 2, 2006
Summary

Shazzan the Genie v Mentok the Mind-Taker

Avenger inexplicably starts talking. Peanut discovers a vase that, when rubbed, releases Shazzan, now in servitude to Peanut. Shazzan accuses Mentok of having imprisoned him in the vase centuries ago for gazing on the king's intended. Mentok was a genie called Mufti the Mizwa of Muzzy Tah in those days, one of several identities he has had over the years. Shazzan insists on Peanut representing him, and Mentok, after he is captured, manipulates Harvey into representing him. Mentok insists that Shazzan is attempting to frame him, and escapes from court to retrieve the halves of a magic disk that, when put back together and the magic word thus revealed is spoken (by Avenger), imprisons Shazzan in the vase again.

Notes:

  • Mentok attempts to escape from his prison by putting on Harvey's mask is based on Hannibal's escape on The Silence of the Lambs
  • The Rebus-type puzzle that appears when Mentok references the magic word is "That Thing I Sent You" with "You" pronounced "Cha".
Plaintiff Shazzan the Genie
Representative Peanut
Defendant Mentok the Mind Taker
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Hiram Mightor
Description Shazzan accuses Mentok of imprisoning him in a genie lamp for ogling the king's intended.
Decision Not shown.
Quotes Episode 33 Dialogue Link
Cameos Pixie and Dixie, Inch High Private Eye, Shazzan, Chuck, Nancy
34 "Incredible Hippo" Richard Ferguson-Hull October 9, 2006
Summary

Atom Ant v. E.P.A.

Peter Potamus consumes radioactive pellets that transform him into "the creature", turning him green and tripling his waist size. Meanwhile, Atom Ant is charged with having high radiation levels in his home. Plaintiff N/A
Representative Myron Reducto
Defendant Atom Ant
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Mentok the Mind-Taker
Description Atom Ant is charged with having high radiation levels in his home.
Decision That Atom Ant is to be plugged in order to not excrete any more atomic waste, but Atom Ant is soon seen in Mentok's ant farm.
Quotes Episode 34 Dialogue Link
Cameos Atom Ant, Captain Caveman, Inch High Private Eye.
35 "Babysitter" Richard Ferguson-Hull October 16, 2006
Summary

N/A

Peter Potamus takes over Sebben & Sebben in Phil's absence. Reducto babysits Peanut on his birthday. Birdgirl/Judy is searching for her father Phil. Birdman goes to his high school reunion. While running across an intersection after Peanut's party, Reducto is hit by a clown-car and killed.

Trivia

  • When Phil gets hit by the bus, and near the very end of the episode, the bus that hits Phil and almost hits Reducto has a billboard that says "Watch the Colbert Report" with a drawing of an eagle with headphones on. The eagle is the main symbol of The Colbert Report.
  • When Phil is about to leave, he talks about starting his own law firm ("or spin off, if you will"), and how it will have a big S-shaped desk perfect for interviews, and that he would be far too busy to regularly appear, but that he will still be a contributor, or a senior correspondent ("... in law"). These are references to Stephen Colbert (the actor who voices Phil and Reducto) getting his own Daily Show spin-off, The Colbert Report.
  • At the part when Harvey says "Phil's dead 10 minutes" is right at the 10 minute mark on the DVD
Plaintiff N/A
Representative N/A
Defendant N/A
Representative N/A
Judge N/A
Description N/A
Decision N/A
Quotes Episode 35 Dialogue Link
Cameos Scooby-Doo (on a T-shirt), Scrappy-Doo, Inch High Private Eye, Ernie Devlin, Space Kook, Baba Looey, Dr. Benton Quest, Race Bannon, Gloop (in a newspaper).
36 "Birdnapped" Richard Ferguson-Hull October 23, 2006
Summary

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Harvey takes over for the recently deceased Phil, performing paper work and firings. At the same time, X the Eliminator is busy planning the perfect supper date with Harvey....who has yet to be invited. Finding out that Harvey is too busy to make time for an appointment, X the Eliminator sets out to kidnap Birdgirl to lure Harvey to his apartment. As well as, the reading of Phil Ken Sebben's will is read by none other than Bill Ken Sebben, Phil's twin, who was first referenced in "Sebben and Sebben Employee Orientation". After the end credits, a junkyard worker is "compacting, not cremating" what one could presume to be Reducto's remains, evidenced by wreaths and attended by Inch High.

Trivia

  • When Bill first appears and everyone mistakes him for Phil (everyone shouts out a variation of "Phil's back"), someone shouts out "Stephen's back", a reference to Phil's voice-artist, Stephen Colbert, leaving the show to work on his own show, The Colbert Report.
Plaintiff N/A
Representative N/A
Defendant N/A
Representative N/A
Judge N/A
Description N/A
Decision N/A
Quotes Episode 36 Dialogue Link
Cameos Yogi Bear (as a forplay costume), Dynomutt (as a shadow), Scrappy-Doo, Inch High Private Eye.
37 "Grodin" Richard Ferguson-Hull October 30, 2006
Summary

Bobby v. Devlin

Bobby files yet another lawsuit on Ernie Devlin after choking on a defective toy marketed by Devlin. X the Eliminator seeks outside assistance to make him more evil. Plaintiff Bobby
Representative Stan Freezoid
Defendant Ernie Devlin
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Mentok the Mindtaker
Description The plaintiff claims he deserves compensation after choking on a defective action figure marketed by the defendant.
Decision The suit was settled with the proceeds of a charity jump going to Bobby.
Quotes Episode 37 Dialogue Link
Cameos Scrappy-Doo (on a mini biplane), Ernie Devlin.
38 "Juror In Court" July 15, 2007
Summary

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After trying to stall time from a case by saying a juror has been selected numerous times for his case, Harvey is forced to perform jury duty. Mentok orders The Deadly Duplicator to make a copy of Harvey, and two of them both perform their tasks. After Harvey wins the case, Mentok notices the rest of the jurors have been selected for all of Harvey's cases over and over again, and forces a do-over of all of Harvey's previous cases.

Trivia

  • There was no explanation on what happened to Harvey's double in this episode, which could mean the possibility that Harvey Birdman is still alive, and this would explain it
Plaintiff N/A
Representative Harvey Birdman
Defendant Hair Bear
Representative N/A
Judge Mentok the Mindtaker
Description The defendant is accused of property damage, and attacking co-workers and customers at a fast food restaurant.
Decision N/A
Quotes Episode 38 Dialogue Link
Cameos Hair Bear, George Jetson, Beegle Beagle, The Funky Phantom, Breezly, Mr. Chan, Ghost of Redbeard, Speed Buggy, Tinker, Nancy, Dr. Benton Quest, Squiddly Diddly, Chief Winchley, Betty Rubble, Schnooker, Velma Dinkley, Bubbles, Mark, Yakky Doodle, Kaboobie, Officer Bullhorn, Ding-a-Ling Wolf, Hokey Wolf, Inch High Private Eye, Quick Draw McGraw, Baba Looey, Space Kook, Scrappy-Doo, Fred Flintstone, Jabberjaw, Gloop and Gleep, Lizard Men, Pixie and Dixie, Shazzan, Orbity, Snagglepuss, Wally Gator, Boo Boo, Magilla Gorilla, Loopy De Loop, The Jetsons, Captain Caveman, various Jonny Quest and Birdman villains.
39 "The Death of Harvey" July 22, 2007
Summary

All of Harvey's previous cases

Series Finale. In a continuation of the previous episode, Harvey is forced to retry all of his cases because of a mishap with the jury. After thinking that Harvey has retried every case within the limited amount of time Mentok gives him, Birdgirl spots another person that hasn't been tried yet. It is revealed that the "person" is Nitron, Harvey's first client. He unleashes havoc on the city along with DefCon-12, and the Birdteam set out to stop them. Birdgirl wraps rope around DefCon 12's legs as Peanut knocks him down with an I-beam, Birdgirl tells Peter Potamus that DefCon 12 got that thing he sent him but never told him about it, Potamus outrages and takes DefCon down, Harvey defeats Nitron and saves the city, but is then run over by Phil Ken Sebben and killed.

Trivia

  • On an island, a bus driver has his bus parked in the rain, and an arm, a leg, and a lobster appears from the bottom of the windshield wiper. Finally, Phil Ken Sebben appears and laughs "HA HA HA! Final episode stunt casting!", which is referring to Stephen Colbert's brief leave to work on his show, The Colbert Report, and coming back for the final episode to voice his character again.
  • This was a 30-minute episode, more than double the running time of other episodes. This was the first (and only) episode that ran for 30 minutes.
Plaintiff Every single person Harvey defended
Representative Harvey Birdman
Defendant N/A
Representative Harvey Birdman
Judge Mentok the Mindtaker
Description All 37 of Birdman's previous cases have to be retried.
Decision All 37 Rulings stand as previously ruled.
Quotes Episode 39 Dialogue Link
Cameos Scrappy-Doo, Dr. Benton Quest, Squiddly Diddly, Magilla Gorilla, Paw Rugg, Huckleberry Hound, Kwicky Koala, Gloop, Augie Doggie, Doggie Daddy, Hokey Wolf, Inch High Private Eye, Jabberjaw, Ding-a-Ling Wolf, Race Bannon, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Boo Boo, The Chan Clan (as Shoyu Weenie), Fred Flintstone, Thundarr the Barbarian, Secret Squirrel, Ernie Devlin, Speed Buggy, Tinker, Quick Draw McGraw, Mr. Twiddles, The Jetsons, Grape Ape, Beegle Beagle, Yakky Doodle, Droopy, Wally Gator, Ricochet Rabbit, Morocco Mole, Captain Caveman, Cavey Junior, Top Cat, Atom Ant, Hair Bear, Shazzan, Pixie and Dixie.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ An earlier version of "Bannon Custody Battle" originally aired on Cartoon Network on December 30, 2000, as part of a preview of upcoming Adult Swim shows. The final cut of "Bannon Custody Battle" later made its official television debut on the first night of Adult Swim, September 2, 2001.