History WesternAnimation / HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw

7th Jun '18 12:06:17 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* PowerPerversionPotential: How Zan knew Wonder Woman was taking a bath at one point; he was the bathwater.

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* PowerPerversionPotential: PowerPerversionPotential:
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How Zan knew Wonder Woman was taking a bath at one point; he was the bathwater.bathwater.
** Apache Chief lent his *ahem* [[SizeShifter talents]] to a series of adult films. He says he did it because [[IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney the Super Friends fired him and he had bills to pay]].
4th Jun '18 10:10:20 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* GroinAttack: One of the few times Harvey uses his beam attack, it's straight into Reducto's crotch for shrinking him in the middle of an oral argument -- and doesn't skip a beat. Also, any episode involving Apache Chief.
--> '''Apache Chief''' [[spoiler:(when he wasn't the victim for once)]]: Doesn't feel so great, does it?

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* GroinAttack: GroinAttack:
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One of the few times Harvey uses his beam attack, it's straight into Reducto's crotch for shrinking him in the middle of an oral argument -- and doesn't skip a beat. Reducto gives up and returns Harvey to normal size.
** In "Harvey's Civvy", Harvey is so excited at winning that he accidentally blasts Peter Potamus in the crotch.
--->'''Potamus:''' My leg! My third leg!
** Inverted when X captures Harvey using his console and tries to drain his solar energy, only for Avenger to reverse the ray... right into Birdman's crotch. It glows for the rest of the episode.
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Also, any episode involving Apache Chief.
--> ---> '''Apache Chief''' [[spoiler:(when he wasn't the victim for once)]]: Doesn't feel so great, does it?



* IdentityAmnesia: Spoofed.

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* IdentityAmnesia: Spoofed.Spoofed with Fred Flinstone, who becomes a mob boss after a bowling ball to the head and has to be defended by Harvey. Harvey manages to get him off on an insanity plea.



* IJustWantToBeNormal: One episode revolves around Harvey's decision to quit superheroics and go into law, which was made up entirely of animation from the original ''Birdman}}''. Its revealed that he got sick of the constant stress of being a superhero and decided he wanted a normal life.

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: One episode revolves around Harvey's decision to quit superheroics and go into law, which was made up entirely of animation from the original ''Birdman}}''. Its ''Birdman''. It's revealed that he got sick of the constant stress of being a superhero and decided he wanted a normal life.



* InsanityDefense: Harvey tried to use this to get Devlin off (the first time). [[YouFailLawForever He forgot this was a lawsuit trial.]]

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Harvey tried to use this to get Devlin off (the first time). [[YouFailLawForever He forgot this was a lawsuit trial.]]



* KangarooCourt: "Deadomutt Part 2" has the title character as the defendant in said trial. When the man whose dog he's accused of killing is ''his defense attorney'', it was never going to be a fair trial. It didn't help that the judge overruled the jury's 'not guilty' verdict simply because he had predicted a guilty verdict and he can't be wrong because he's Mentok the Mindtaker ([[CatchPhrase ooo-eee-ooo]]). An appeal might have given Harvey a fairer trial, but it was denied. [[spoiler: Then he found out everything-the 'murder', the trial, the five years he spent in prison- was all a practical joke everyone played for his fortieth birthday. The only thing that ''actually'' happened? Harvey's prison marriage to Magilla Gorilla.]]

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* KangarooCourt: "Deadomutt Part 2" has the title character as the defendant in said trial. When the man whose dog he's accused of killing is ''his defense attorney'', it was never going to be a fair trial. It didn't help that the judge overruled the jury's 'not guilty' verdict simply because he had predicted a guilty verdict and he can't be wrong because he's Mentok the Mindtaker ([[CatchPhrase ooo-eee-ooo]]). An appeal might have given Harvey a fairer trial, but it was denied. [[spoiler: Then he found out everything-the everything -- the 'murder', the trial, the five years he spent in prison- was all a practical joke everyone played for his fortieth birthday. The only thing that ''actually'' happened? Harvey's prison marriage to Magilla Gorilla.]]
4th Jun '18 9:56:02 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* PowerPerversionPotential: How Zan knew Wonder Woman was taking a bath at one point.
* PsychicPowers: [[InsistentTerminology Mind Taking]], baby! Booo-WEE-oooh!

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* PowerPerversionPotential: How Zan knew Wonder Woman was taking a bath at one point.
point; he was the bathwater.
* PsychicPowers: PsychicPowers:
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[[InsistentTerminology Mind Taking]], baby! Booo-WEE-oooh!



---> "Let me ask you one thing: Did you. Get that. Thing I. Sent'ya!?"

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---> --> "Let me ask you one thing: Did you. Get that. Thing I. Sent'ya!?"
31st May '18 4:17:47 PM markzilla6895
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Recently, it was announced that the series would be having a half-hour special titled ''Harvey Birdman: Attorney General'' set to premiere in the Fall of 2018.
22nd May '18 9:05:38 PM saltin
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* AmoralAttorney: Every lawyer featured in the show is an unscrupulous shyster who will do everything in their power to win their respective cases. Outside of an acceptance for same-sex marriage, Harvey himself has almost no principles of his own and will work for anyone desperate enough to hire him.


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* BoringButPractical: Potamus is considered to be one of the firm's best lawyers due to his high influx of clients. From what is seen of his style of delegation in "Harvey's Civvy", this is made possible by his preference to settle matters outside of court for quick, if sketchy, resolutions.
26th Apr '18 11:15:22 PM CommanderVisor
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The series follows the adventures of [[WesternAnimation/{{Birdman}} Harvey Birdman]] (Creator/GaryCole), now an attorney at a law firm run by his former boss, Phil Ken Sebben (Creator/StephenColbert) and other Hanna-Barbera characters (most notably Peter Potamus as well as Birdman's sidekick Birdboy, now called "Peanut", who was now an ultra-competent sociopath). Their clients, in their cases, are mainly their fellow Hanna-Barbera characters, in cases that tend to address longstanding fanon theories about them (like Race Bannon and Doctor Quest are lovers or The Scooby Gang are stoners). Most of Birdman's enemies from his 60s era show turn up as opposing lawyers or even judges, most notably LargeHam Mentok the Mind Taker (a judge) and Myron Reducto (also voiced by Colbert), who turns into a frienemy of Birdman before his untimely death.

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The series follows the adventures of [[WesternAnimation/{{Birdman}} Harvey Birdman]] (Creator/GaryCole), now an attorney at a law firm run by his former boss, Phil Ken Sebben (Creator/StephenColbert) and other Hanna-Barbera characters (most notably Peter Potamus as well as Birdman's sidekick Birdboy, now called "Peanut", who was now an ultra-competent sociopath). Their clients, in their cases, are mainly their fellow Hanna-Barbera characters, in cases that tend to address longstanding fanon theories about them (like [[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest Race Bannon and Doctor Quest Quest]] are lovers or The Scooby Gang [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Scooby-Doo and Shaggy are stoners). stoners]]). Most of Birdman's enemies from his 60s '60's era show turn up as opposing lawyers or even judges, most notably LargeHam Mentok the Mind Taker (a judge) and Myron Reducto (also voiced by Colbert), who turns into a frienemy frenemy of Birdman before his untimely death.
9th Apr '18 9:46:54 PM costanton11
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* AffectionateParody: Of HannaBarbera crossover specials.

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* AffectionateParody: Of HannaBarbera Creator/HannaBarbera crossover specials.
30th Mar '18 10:13:53 AM Fichistas1952
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* ImColdSoCold: The Jetsons arrive in Birdman's office, but have to ''walk'' to his desk, as there is no conveyor belt. Eventually, Astro collapses during the trek, saying "Ro rold, ro rold..."
4th Mar '18 4:56:05 PM MarauderSky
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The series received little merchandise from Adult Swim, which included figures of Sebben and the giant bear. A game for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable and UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} was also created by Creator/{{Capcom}}, which used the ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' game engine; it did okay at best, however, as the absence of Colbert and his voice double forced Capcom to cast a replacement voice, who was disliked.

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The series received little merchandise from Adult Swim, which included figures of Sebben and the giant bear. A game for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable and UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} was also created by Creator/{{Capcom}}, which used the ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' game engine; it did okay at best, was okay, however, as the absence of Colbert and his voice double forced Capcom to cast a replacement voice, who was disliked.
2nd Feb '18 9:30:19 AM darthpaul
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: One scene in "Blackwatch Plaid" has Phil announce to the company that one of his new security measures is to install a news ticker in the lunchroom. Cut to the next scene in the lunchroom, where there's now a news ticker on the bottom of the screen, which even sticks around to the courtroom scene afterwards, with Mentok trying to read off of it for a few seconds before finally turning it off.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: LeaningOnTheFourthWall:
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One scene in "Blackwatch Plaid" has Phil announce to the company that one of his new security measures is to install a news ticker in the lunchroom. Cut to the next scene in the lunchroom, where there's now a news ticker on the bottom of the screen, which even sticks around to the courtroom scene afterwards, with Mentok trying to read off of it for a few seconds before finally turning it off.off.
** During Mentok's first appearance he makes hypnotizing gestures and vocalizations ([[CatchPhrase ooo-weee-ooo]]) seemingly directly into the camera for a few seconds before giving it up.
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