History YMMV / HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw

23rd Sep '17 12:11:23 PM ryanruff13
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** ''Whoooooo... is the man in the suuuuuit?'' The song turned out to be so awesome that it ''spawned a television show.'' Supposedly, the only reason the show exists is because the creator improvised the theme song at some Williams Street party as a joke. They really liked it.

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** ''Whoooooo... ''"Whoooooo... is the man in the suuuuuit?'' suuuuuit?"'' The song turned out to be so awesome that it ''spawned a television show.'' Supposedly, the only reason the show exists is because the creator improvised the theme song at some Williams Street party as a joke. They really liked it.



* CrossesTheLineTwice: The entire "Deadomutt" two parter from season one, which involves Birdman [[spoiler:murdering a dog out of jealousy, going to trial for murder, being found Not Guilty, having that verdict overruled and sent to prison on death row, spending five years in jail, getting [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext married to a gorilla]], and then finally being sent to the electric chair...at which point it is revealed that the whole ordeal was actually a big prank thrown for Birdman's 40th birthday (a CallBack to Birdman stating he is thirty-six [[BrickJoke in the first part]]), and that the dog he apparently killed is actually fine. Birdman fails to see the funny side, especially when it's revealed the marriage is totally legit.]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Phil Ken Sebben and Reducto. Both voiced by Stephen Colbert. The Bear, as well.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: The entire "Deadomutt" two parter two-parter from season one, which involves Birdman [[spoiler:murdering a dog out of jealousy, going to trial for murder, being found Not Guilty, having that verdict overruled and sent to prison on death row, spending five years in jail, getting [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext married to a gorilla]], and then finally being sent to the electric chair...at which point it is revealed that the whole ordeal was actually a big prank thrown for Birdman's 40th birthday (a CallBack to Birdman stating he is thirty-six [[BrickJoke in the first part]]), and that the dog he apparently killed is actually fine. Birdman fails to see the funny side, especially when it's revealed the marriage is totally legit.]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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Phil Ken Sebben and Reducto. Both of them being voiced by Stephen Colbert. Colbert helped.
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The Bear, as well.bear.



** ''Beyond the Valley of the Dinosaurs'': A [[Film/HotTubTimeMachine Hot Tub Time Machine]], anyone?

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** ''Beyond "Beyond the Valley of the Dinosaurs'': Dinosaurs": A [[Film/HotTubTimeMachine Hot Tub Time Machine]], anyone?



** Ha ha! ...DoubleEntendre.
** [[CrowdedCastShot EVERYONE GET IN HERE]].
** Did ya get that thing I sent ya?
*** ...IN MY PANTS.
* ScapegoatCreator: Stephen Colbert; after retooling the show to focus on his characters and their exploits, the show fell apart when he bailed upon it and was quickly cancelled. He also holds the blame for the failure of the ''Harvey Birdman'' video game, which used the popular ''Phoenix Wright'' game engine. Most reviews of the game pretty much focused exclusively on his refusal to voice his characters and the resulting piss-poor replacement voices Capcom had to scramble to get to replace him.

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** Ha "Ha ha! ...DoubleEntendre.
DoubleEntendre."
** [[CrowdedCastShot "[[CrowdedCastShot EVERYONE GET IN HERE]].
HERE]]."
** Did "Did ya get that thing I sent ya?
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ya?"
*** "...
IN MY PANTS.
PANTS."
* ScapegoatCreator: Stephen Colbert; after retooling the show to focus on his characters and their exploits, the show fell apart when he bailed upon it and was quickly cancelled. He also holds held the blame for the failure of the ''Harvey Birdman'' video game, which used the popular ''Phoenix Wright'' game engine. Most reviews of the game pretty much focused exclusively on his refusal to voice his characters and the resulting piss-poor replacement voices that Capcom had to scramble to get to replace him.



** When he finally does understand who Birdgirl is (in the last episode) he is utterly disgusted and disappointed in her for trying to get in to his pants. Especially since he's helpless, [[DoubleEntendre with the one eye. ...in his pants]].

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** When he finally does understand who Birdgirl is (in the last episode) he is utterly disgusted and disappointed in her for trying to get in to into his pants. Especially since he's helpless, [[DoubleEntendre with the one eye. ...in his pants]].
22nd Sep '17 11:03:23 PM ryanruff13
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* CrazyAwesome: Mentok.

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* CrazyAwesome: CrazyAwesome:
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Mentok.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: ''Whoooooo... is the man in the suuuuuit?''
** So awesome that it ''spawned a television show.'' Supposedly the only reason the show exists is because the creator improvised the theme song at some Williams Street party as a joke. They really liked it.
** Also the musical interlude in "Blackwatch Plaid".

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
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''Whoooooo... is the man in the suuuuuit?''
** So
suuuuuit?'' The song turned out to be so awesome that it ''spawned a television show.'' Supposedly Supposedly, the only reason the show exists is because the creator improvised the theme song at some Williams Street party as a joke. They really liked it.
** Also the The musical interlude in "Blackwatch Plaid".



* HilariousInHindsight: In ''Guitar Control'', which aired around election season 2004, Phil runs for President of the United States. His voice actor, Creator/StephenColbert, would go on to do the same by the time the next election rolled around.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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In ''Guitar Control'', "Guitar Control", which aired around election season of 2004, Phil runs for President of the United States. His voice actor, Creator/StephenColbert, would go on to do the same by the time the next election rolled around.



* MemeticMutation: Ha ha! ...DoubleEntendre.

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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Ha ha! ...DoubleEntendre.



* ScapegoatCreator: Stephen Colbert; after retooling the show to focus on his characters and their exploits, the show fell apart when he bailed upon it and was quickly cancelled. He also holds the blame for the failure of the Harvey Birdman video game, which used the popular Phoenix Wright game engine. Most reviews of the game pretty much focused exclusively on his refusal to voice his characters and the piss poor replacement voices Capcom had to scramble to get to replace him, in attacking the game

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* ScapegoatCreator: Stephen Colbert; after retooling the show to focus on his characters and their exploits, the show fell apart when he bailed upon it and was quickly cancelled. He also holds the blame for the failure of the Harvey Birdman ''Harvey Birdman'' video game, which used the popular Phoenix Wright ''Phoenix Wright'' game engine. Most reviews of the game pretty much focused exclusively on his refusal to voice his characters and the piss poor resulting piss-poor replacement voices Capcom had to scramble to get to replace him, in attacking the game him.



** Parodied in an episode when Harvey points out how many cartoons followed the mold of ScoobyDoo, complete with barely altered characters.
21st Sep '17 7:34:31 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: The entire "Deadomutt" two parter from season one, which involves Birdman [[spoiler:murdering a dog out of jealousy, going to trial for murder, being found Not Guilty, having that verdict overruled and sent to prison on death row, spending five years in jail, getting [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext married to a gorilla]], and then finally being sent to the electric chair...at which point it is revealed that the whole ordeal was actually a big prank thrown for Birdman's 40th birthday (a CallBack to Birdman stating he is thirty-six [[BrickJoke in the first part]]), and that the dog he apparently killed is actually fine. Birdman fails to see the funny side, especially when it's revealed the marriage is totally legit.]]
9th Jul '17 2:03:47 PM MisterVercetti
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In "Blackwatch Plaid", after a short series of security camera footage, the episode suddenly transitions into a live-action Birdman doing completely random things. This has absolutely no bearing on the rest of the episode and is never brought up again.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In "Blackwatch Plaid", after a short series of security camera footage, the episode suddenly transitions into a montage of a live-action Birdman doing completely random things. This has absolutely no bearing on the rest of the episode and is never brought up again.
9th Jul '17 2:03:02 PM MisterVercetti
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In "Blackwatch Plaid", after a short series of security camera footage, the episode suddenly transitions into a live-action Birdman doing completely random things. This has absolutely no bearing on the rest of the episode and is never brought up again.
10th Jan '17 8:07:15 PM themisterfree
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** Also the musical interlude in Blackwatch Plaid.

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** Also the musical interlude in Blackwatch Plaid."Blackwatch Plaid".



* TheScrappy: Referenced with regard to the TropeNamer. When Scrappy dies, everyone laughs. Especially his "Uncle Scooby."

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* TheScrappy: Referenced with regard to the TropeNamer. When Scrappy dies, everyone laughs. Especially his "Uncle Scooby.""
* WTHCastingAgency: The narrator from the "Employee Orientation" episode? That's Ferdinand Jay Smith, best known as the composer for the [[Creator/{{HBO}} Starship HBO]] and the [[Creator/{{ABC}} ABC Star Tunnel]]. One has to wonder how he got roped into this....
9th Sep '16 12:05:16 PM Larkmarn
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* HarsherInHindsight: In the Jetsons episode, Judy lies dead from exhaustion and coyotes appear to snatch her body. This may seem harsh now that her voice actress Creator/JanetWaldo passed away just recently.
9th Jul '16 8:33:35 PM TitoMosquito
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* HarsherInHindsight: In the Jetsons episode, Judy lies dead from exhaustion and coyotes appear to snatch her body. This may seem harsh now that her voice actress Creator/JanetWaldo passed away just recently.
24th Jun '16 8:58:00 AM Larkmarn
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* HoYay: "Wow, that's a man kiss..."
** X and his [[HeterosexualLifePartner friend]], Zardo,
*** In "X Gets the Crest", Zardo is seen looking at X's ass twice. He also tends to drape his arms (arm and mace?) around X a lot in this episode. In fact, the whole episode might as well be called "X and Zardo share ho yay moments for roughly fifteen minutes".
**** Zardo is also caught staring at Harvey's rear end in the same episode.
*** X's obsession with Harvey borders on this on occasion.
** In the episode "Juror In Court", Peter Potamus' copy of ''Kama Sutra for Dum-Dums'' shows Quick Draw Mc Graw and Baba Louie in the "cowgirl" position.
** Reducto's obsession with the Inch High Detective is ultimately revealed to be this. ("I hate him!" Slap. "I love him." Slap. "I hate him AND love him!")
** Harvey and Boo-Boo the Bear are often seen waking up together.
** Peter Potamus has been caught under Phil's desk, with is head between Phil's legs, at least once.
** Heck, basically all of the male characters are hinted to be bisexual at some point or another. Of course, with the show's style of humor, it's up for debate how much of this is just comical misunderstandings and how much is exactly what it looks like...
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19th Oct '15 9:13:57 PM BatmanKalEl
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* FridgeBrilliance: Why does Harvey almost always lose his cases (aside from the RuleOfFunny)? It's a combination of two factors: one, he's too noble and heroic to turn down any client in need, even when they are obviously guilty; and two, the judge is usually Mentok the MIND TAKER, who can't be deceived!
** The hints of romance between Reducto and Inch High are never expanded on...so one could say that they have the smallest, shortest, most [[CatchPhrase perfectly miniature]] romance on the show!
** Why is Inch High so responsive to Reducto's obsession with him, when most people would be creeped out by it? No one pays attention to the Inch High Private Eye, even his own lawyer! He's tickled pink to have any kind of attention.
** Why is Phil subconsciously attracted to his daughter, and later his sister (or cousin) Phillis? He's an egomaniac. The person he's really in love with is himself.
** Bird Girl may be more heroic and intelligent than Phil, but she still inherited a few traits from her dad: his over-dramatic reactions, and his obliviousness/denial about certain hard truths (she blows his sexist remark off as a joke, just as he blows off any hints of her being Bird Girl).
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