The Best Episodes of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2018

Feel The Power... OF ATTORNEY! Once, he was known as the aviary superhero called simply Birdman. Eventually, Birdman fell on hard times, and the hero route went by the wayside. Now, as an attorney, he represents his fellow former Hanna-Barbera cartoon stars, in a variety of strange cases. With opposing counsel made up of his former villains and his pet/partner Avenger working as his personal secretary, Harvey tackles the cases only a guy in a business suit with a mask & large wings can!

The Death of Harvey Birdman

#1 - The Death of Harvey Birdman

Season 4 - Episode 7

Harvey is upset when he must redo all of his cases. He soon realizes he has a much bigger problem to deal with, and he'll need Peanut and Judy's help.

star 8.59
27 votes
Writers: Michael Ouweleen, Erik Richter
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X Gets The Crest

#2 - X Gets The Crest

Season 3 - Episode 3

After 30 years of failed attempts, X the Eliminator acquires the crest on Birdman's helmet. Convinced that he's powerless without his crest, Harvey falls apart, stops shaving and loses a case defending Ricochet Rabbit from charges of wanton and willful destruction. X, on the other hand, turns his life around. He starts fighting for the cause of all that is good, winds up in newspaper headlines and on afternoon talk shows. With X hanging around with rock stars, Harvey running around in his skivvies plotting revenge and Ricochet on psychotropic drugs, things look pretty bleak.

star 8.40
37 votes
Writers: Michael Ouweleen, Erik Richter
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Return of Birdgirl

#3 - Return of Birdgirl

Season 3 - Episode 9

Bird Girl returns.

star 8.35
37 votes
Writers: Michael Ouweleen, Erik Richter
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Bird Girl of Guantanamole

#4 - Bird Girl of Guantanamole

Season 3 - Episode 4

Phil brings his daughter to work and Birdgirl is desperate to be part of the Birdteam. She sets out to prove her superhero and litigating and superhero litigating skills. She also arrives just in time to help Harvey defend Morocco Mole on charges of being an enemy combatant. Phil has the hots for Birdgirl.

star 8.28
42 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
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Deadomutt (2)

#5 - Deadomutt (2)

Season 1 - Episode 8

Harvey is sentenced and sent to jail for five years after killing off Blue Falcon's sidekick Dynomutt. Hilarity ensues as Harvey is sent to prison for the crime he committed.

star 8.27
59 votes
Directors: Robert Alvarez
Writers: Michael Ouweleen, Erik Richter
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Identity Theft

#6 - Identity Theft

Season 3 - Episode 12

Harvey runs into an old nemesis, The Deadly Duplicator, who unintentionally creates an army of Harveys.

star 8.24
41 votes
Writers: Michael Ouweleen, Erik Richter
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Blackwatch Plaid

#7 - Blackwatch Plaid

Season 2 - Episode 1

When Harvey's boss Phil Ken Sebben believes his office has been burgled, he installs a series of oppressive security measures at the firm. The e-mail monitoring, cavity searches, color-coded crime alert system and security cameras aren't making the office any more safe, but Phil seems to enjoy them. Meanwhile, Harvey is under pressure to bring in a new client. He ends up representing Secret Squirrel, who is on trial for publicly displaying the equipment he keeps underneath his trench coat.

star 8.23
78 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
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Back to the Present

#8 - Back to the Present

Season 2 - Episode 6

The Jetsons enlist Harvey's help to sue us for screwing up the planet. Turns out there's a reason all the buildings in the Jetsons' world are on stilts: the ice caps melted and the earth is covered in water. Meanwhile, Phil is terrified - or is it excited - that the Jetsons are there to abduct and anally probe him.

star 8.20
56 votes
Writers: Michael Ouweleen
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Evolutionary War

#9 - Evolutionary War

Season 3 - Episode 7

When Cavey Jr.'s school refuses to teach evolution, Captain Caveman turns to Harvey to defend the hairy little boy's right to an education. Harvey does not only have to prove evolution but also explain the existence of a talking caveboy. As if that's not enough, Harvey also suffers his latest existential crisis at the hands of Reducto.

star 8.19
43 votes
Writers: Michael Ouweleen, Erik Richter
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The Dabba Don

#10 - The Dabba Don

Season 1 - Episode 6

Fred “Freddy” Flintstone: simple construction worker, or head of an organized crime family? Harvey’s on the case, trying to prove Fred’s innocence based on the theory of a simple bowling ball. Spyro is the prosecution, with the honorable Judge Mentok, the Mind Taker presiding.

star 8.17
69 votes
Directors: Robert Alvarez
Writers: Michael Ouweleen, Erik Richter
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Harvey Birdman, Juror In Court

#11 - Harvey Birdman, Juror In Court

Season 4 - Episode 6

Harvey suffers a mental breakdown in court, leading to the loss of a juror. At the same time, he's summoned to serve as a juror. On the same trial. But problem solved when Duplicator creates a 2nd Harvey to perform his civic duty. Can two Harveys win over a jury, when it's relatively clear that just one Harvey who tries really, really hard barely makes any substantial impact whatsoever? Meanwhile, Potamus claims sexual harassment at the hands of Judy Ken Sebben. Emotionally scarred, he finds comfort in support groups and hot interns.

star 8.13
30 votes
Writers: Michael Ouweleen, Erik Richter
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Harvey's Civvy

#12 - Harvey's Civvy

Season 3 - Episode 2

Murro the Maurader sues Harvey for injuries suffered in 1967. Murro's lawyer, the psychically bombastic Shado the Brain Thief, not only litigates Murro's case, but he introduces a class action lawsuit as well. Harvey begs Potamus to take the case and the hippo litigates on Harvey's behalf.

star 8.12
42 votes
Writers: Michael Ouweleen, Erik Richter
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Droopy Botox

#13 - Droopy Botox

Season 2 - Episode 10

After winning a case against a deformed Droopy, Birdman finds himself in much success at the office. But is conflicted over the nature in which he won, and tries to set things right in his life.

star 8.10
42 votes
Writers: Michael Ouweleen, Erik Richter
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Very Personal Injury

#14 - Very Personal Injury

Season 1 - Episode 2

Apache Chief, the Native American member of the Superfriends, accidentally spills coffee on his groin. He sues the Javalux company, as the burn injuries to his crotch have diminished his superpower: the ability to grow to giant-size. Harvey represents Apache Chief, while Reducto is the attorney for the Javalux Corp.

star 8.09
103 votes
Directors: Vincent Waller
Writers: Michael Ouweleen, Erik Richter
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Turner Classic Birdman AKA: Busy Day for Birdman

#15 - Turner Classic Birdman AKA: Busy Day for Birdman

Season 3 - Episode 5

Turner Classic Movies’ Robert Osborne introduces a “recently discovered” episode of the “classic” Birdman series. In this episode, a pre-law Harvey encounters a few of his future courtroom adversaries who try to kill him.

star 8.05
37 votes
Writers: Michael Ouweleen, Erik Richter
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Sebben and Sebben Employee Orientation

#16 - Sebben and Sebben Employee Orientation

Season 3 - Episode 11

An insight look into working at Sebben and Sebben.

star 8.04
43 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
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Birdnapped

#17 - Birdnapped

Season 4 - Episode 4

Harvey decides to temporarily run the law firm, which leads to a full scale revolt, naturally. Armed with standard office supplies like staplers, manila envelopes and an occasional hand grenade, Sebben & Sebben employees form a massive uprising. Meanwhile, X, distraught over being ignored by Harvey, kidnaps Birdgirl to capture his attention - and his dinner plans.

star 8.03
35 votes
Writers: Michael Ouweleen, Erik Richter
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High Speed Buggy Chase

#18 - High Speed Buggy Chase

Season 2 - Episode 4

Speed Buggy is arrested for leading the cops on a high speed chase. As Harvey prepares for the trial, longtime assistant Avenger resigns, landing a job with Harvey's rival Vulturo. Harvey searches for a replacement, downgrading from a legal eagle to a legal finch.

star 8.02
48 votes
Writers: Michael Ouweleen
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Grodin

#19 - Grodin

Season 4 - Episode 5

X attempts to take charge of his life and transform into his best evil self, hiring Perfectionist the Life Coach to help him to become more evil in just 4 easy steps. Meanwhile, Devlin blazes in on his hog, forcing Harvey to defend him (again). This time, a kid sues him for being injured from one of Devlin's toys.

star 8.00
38 votes
Writers: Michael Ouweleen, Erik Richter
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Beyond the Valley of the Dinosaurs

#20 - Beyond the Valley of the Dinosaurs

Season 3 - Episode 6

When the whirlpool in Potamus' office sucks them back into pre-history, Harvey, Potamus, Peanut and Phil must find their way back to the office. Or rather, Harvey needs to find his way back, as the rest want to stay.

star 7.98
41 votes
Writers: Michael Ouweleen, Erik Richter
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Trio's Company

#21 - Trio's Company

Season 2 - Episode 2

Birdman joins a new health club and falls for his personal trainer, Gigi. It seems everyone else in the health club is reaching her target zone, except for Harvey. Back in court, Harvey is representing Inch-High Private Eye, who believes he's been illegally fired from his job based on his diminutive stature.

star 7.97
64 votes
Writers: Michael Ouweleen, Erik Richter
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Grape Juiced

#22 - Grape Juiced

Season 2 - Episode 7

When Grape Ape is accused of using steroids in the Laff-a-Lympics, his medal is taken away from him. Now Harvey must defend him in court to prove that he's not a drug addict. Plus, Gigi becomes pregnant, and all are wondering if Harvey is the real daddy.

star 7.96
50 votes
Writers: Casper Kelly, Michael Ouweleen
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Free Magilla

#23 - Free Magilla

Season 3 - Episode 8

Animal Rights activists break into Peebles' store to free Magilla and later sue him as well. Phil, Potamus and his nephews go on a fishing trip.

star 7.94
32 votes
Writers: Michael Ouweleen, Erik Richter
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Gone Efficien...t

#24 - Gone Efficien...t

Season 2 - Episode 9

Phil gets on a cost-cutting kick and hires an efficiency expert named Dvd (shortened from David to save time). Harvey is forced to prove his worth, get more efficient, or be sent packing. The pressure to find a case increases as Harvey’s every move is timed and assigned a dollar value. Also, X the Eliminator returns to, well, kill Harvey.

star 7.94
45 votes
Writers: Erik Richter
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X, The Exterminator

#25 - X, The Exterminator

Season 1 - Episode 9

When X the Eliminator sees Harvey’s picture in an advertisement, he remembers that he was paid one-million dollars to retrieve the crest on Birdman’s helmet…back in 1968. He leaps back into action, posing as X the Exterminator, but is heartbroken to find that Harvey doesn’t remember him.

star 7.93
60 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
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