The BEST Episodes of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Network: Adult Swim

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!

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Blackwatch Plaid

#1 - Blackwatch Plaid

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 1, 2004

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 8.59
199 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
The Dabba Don

#2 - The Dabba Don

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 28, 2002

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 8.46
221 votes
Directors: Robert Alvarez
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
Droopy Botox

#3 - Droopy Botox

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 18, 2004

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

#4 - Deadomutt (2)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 1, 2003

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 8.28
156 votes
Directors: Robert Alvarez
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
Evolutionary War

#5 - Evolutionary War

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 4, 2005

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 8.25
106 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
X Gets The Crest

#6 - X Gets The Crest

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 24, 2005

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 8.23
128 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
Harvey's Civvy

#7 - Harvey's Civvy

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 17, 2005

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 8.22
110 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
Identity Theft

#8 - Identity Theft

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 23, 2005

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

star 8.20
130 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
High Speed Buggy Chase

#9 - High Speed Buggy Chase

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 2, 2004

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 8.17
116 votes
Writers: Michael Ouweleen
Bird Girl of Guantanamole

#10 - Bird Girl of Guantanamole

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 14, 2005

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 8.17
134 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
The Death of Harvey Birdman

#11 - The Death of Harvey Birdman

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 22, 2007

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 8.16
37 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen

#12 - SPF

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 9, 2004

After years of getting his powers from the sun, Harvey notices a suspicious spot on his skin. When his dermatoligist insists he stay out of the sun and use sunblock, the now droopy Birdman turns to a self-tanning cream for a pick me up. It isn't long before he's addicted to the stuff, using more and more to stay awake. All the while, he attempts to help out Ding-A-Ling in his case against the porn industry.

star 8.16
120 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
Sebben and Sebben Employee Orientation

#13 - Sebben and Sebben Employee Orientation

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 16, 2005

An insight look into working at Sebben and Sebben.

star 8.12
133 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
Beyond the Valley of the Dinosaurs

#14 - Beyond the Valley of the Dinosaurs

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 28, 2005

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 8.11
105 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
Return of Birdgirl

#15 - Return of Birdgirl

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 18, 2005

Bird Girl returns.

star 8.08
72 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
Grape Juiced

#16 - Grape Juiced

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 30, 2004

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 7.93
170 votes
Writers: Casper Kelly, Michael Ouweleen
Back to the Present

#17 - Back to the Present

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 16, 2004

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 7.90
151 votes
Writers: Michael Ouweleen
Turner Classic Birdman AKA: Busy Day for Birdman

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

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 21, 2005

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 7.85
128 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
Booty Noir

#19 - Booty Noir

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 10, 2005

Reducto falls in love when he meets a derriere he just can't shrink. Unfortunately, that derriere belongs to Norlisa, Black Vulcan's girlfriend. She's ready to dump her fella for the arms of a small, green man - but Reducto may not be able to reciprocate. In the meantime, Wally Gator's arrested for, well, for being a redneck, and it's up to Harvey to defend him.

star 7.85
84 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
Free Magilla

#20 - Free Magilla

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 11, 2005

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 7.84
95 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
Shaggy Busted

#21 - Shaggy Busted

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 7, 2002

Shaggy & Scooby, while en route to solve another mystery, are pulled over by a State Trooper. Their natural gigglish and dopey behavior leads him to believe they are under the influence of illegal substances, and they are taken to jail. Harvey represents Shaggy & Scooby, while Spyro is the prosecutor.

star 7.83
237 votes
Directors: Vincent Waller
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
Incredible Hippo

#22 - Incredible Hippo

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 9, 2006

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 radiations levels in his home.

star 7.81
75 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen
Gone Efficien...t

#23 - Gone Efficien...t

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 13, 2004

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 7.74
141 votes
Writers: Erik Richter

#24 - Grodin

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 2006

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 7.72
75 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen

#25 - Birdnapped

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 2006

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 7.71
72 votes
Writers: Erik Richter, Michael Ouweleen