Harvey Birdman Attorney At Law Press Pack SYNOPSIS Once a famous „60s icon with superpowers, Harvey Birdman has traded his cape & spandex for a 3 piece suit and the morally questionable law firm of Sebben & Sebben. As defender of toons in trouble he tries to keep Shaggy and Scooby out of jail for possession, represents Fred Flintstone over alleged Mafia connections in a Godfather parody and leads the trial of Yogi's sidekick Boo Boo who is suspected eco-terrorist 'The Unabooboo'. Throw in an empty personal life, a ball-busting boss, a psychotic legal assistant and a very persistent enemy from the old days and there's only one manbird-cum-lawyer you'll ever want to watch!
(Voiced by Gary Cole) Our main character and failed super hero, Harvey has traded in his volcano base for a corner office in the law firm of Sebben & Sebben. Though he never received a degree in law, he uses his superhero wit and expansive wingspan to file motions,
cross examine, and thoroughly manipulate the criminal justice system. Aside from being a mediocre lawyer, Harvey struggles socially as well. Harvey tries his best for his clients, but can occasionally overlook minor details, such as whether he is prosecuting or not. Origin: Birdman and the Galaxy Trio Original Name: Birdman First Appeared: Episode 1: The Menace of Dr. Millenium (1967) Avenger
(Voiced By Frank Welker) Avenger, Harvey's right hand man... er, eagle... has stuck by his side ever since the better days of superhero stardom of the '60s. Avenger's best quality is his ability to flawlessly dictate any memo from Harvey despite his notable handicap of having no hands. Avenger always sits second chair at all of Harvey's trials, standing ready for when Harvey calls for his electronic organizer. Although very quiet, Avenger is a valuable asset to every victory in the courtroom! Origin: Birdman and the Galaxy Trio Original Name: Avenger First Appeared: Episode 1: The Menace of Dr. Millenium (1967). Peanut
(Voiced By Thomas Allen) When Harvey needed a clerk to clean up his office and to find that file that was big and yellow and legal-looking, Peanut was swift to answer the want-ad. Harvey instantly saw something, something good about this kid. Probably the fact that Peanut looks strikingly similar to the character Birdboy of the original Galaxy Trio series. Upon hiring and issuing of a gun, Peanut's true potential began to shine. Responsible for filing, he usually spends his time not doing any work at all. He can usually be seen reading about guns, patrolling the office with a gun, running bumper cars in the office or selling tanning creme` to name a few. He speaks a multitude of languages, has a knack for taking advantage of Harvey and is very interested in women. Origin: Birdman and the Galaxy Trio Original Name: Birdboy First Appeared: Episode 28: Birdman Meets Birdboy (1968) Phil Ken Sebben
(Voiced by Stephen Colbert)
Phil is the founder of the law firm Sebben & Sebben. He is a silver medal winner, dog trainer, nudism enthusiast, lady‟s man and father. He also collects commemorative eye patches and assorted guns. Phil is half-blind and sees things 3 feet to the left of where they really are. Origin: Birdman and the Galaxy Trio Original Name: Falcon 7 First Appeared: Episode 1: The Menace of Dr. Millenium (1967) Myron reducto
(Voiced by Stephen Colbert) Myron Reducto is Harvey's main arch nemesis... er, opposing lawyer. After the superhero business fell through, so did the evil villain business, and Myron Reducto followed Birdman's lead into being involved with the penal system. However, Reducto hasn't quite given up all of the luxuries of his past villainy, as he can always be seen with his trusty shrink gun at his side. Very small, very paranoid, and very trigger happy, Reducto puts up a good fight against Harvey in the courtroom. His favorite setting on his shrink gun? Fun-size. Vultro
(Voiced by Neil Ross) Another attorney, We don't know much about him except that he works in a cave, Talks strangely and enjoys tomato soup. X, The eliminator (Voiced By Peter MacNicol)
Back in his old evil-doer days, X was to be paid 1 million dollars to kill Birdman and retrieve the crest on Birdman‟s helmet. A task he was never able to accomplish. Since the 70's X has lost his edge, living in his mom's basement and obsessing over Harvey. He will often seek ways to meet with Harvey, whether it be through a dinner or lunch invite or by kidnapping Birdgirl in hopes that Harvey would come to her rescue. Blue Falcone - Origin: Dynomutt Dog Wonder and Blue Falcon Original Name: Blue Falcon First Appeared: Episode 1: The Great Brain...Train Robbery (1976)
(Voiced by Chris Edgerly) A sex crazed hippo who is the typical annoying office worker. He is always sending things to people and wondering if they got that thing he sent them. It was unclear as to his role at Sebben & Sebben until “Harvey‟s Civvy” when we find out he is indeed a lawyer. Not only was Potamus a lawyer but he is apparently Sebben & Sebben's top earner. He can often be seen with an intern in a variety of compromising positions. Origin: Peter Potamus & So So Original Name: Peter Potamus First Appearence: Episode 1: Fee Fi Fo Fun (1964)
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The Bear is... a bear. He stands in the background, smiles and claps. Sometimes he drinks scotch. Gigi
(Voiced by Debi Mae West) Not a positive female role model, she takes advantage of Harvey for his money. Gigi was recently seen dating Mentok and is alluded to have been in various relationships with other members of the Sebben & Sebben law firm, the nature of which is merely implied and never fully disclosed
Azul “Blue” Falcone
(Voiced by Maurice LaMarche) A suave latin lawyer who everyone in the firm loved for a short while. He turned out to be more inept than Harvey. Blue was demoted to restroom attendent, where he
swears revenge on Harvey.
Birdgirl / Judy Sebben
(Voiced by Paget Brewster) Phil‟s daughter Judy. She obtains a law degree via a 3 hour correspondence course. She is Birdman's trusty legal sidekick and for some reason seems to know more about law than Harvey. Judy is still in community college, while Birdgirl is a lawyer. She tries her best to maintain her super secret identity and fails miserably at it. It could be her inability to control speaking her internal monologues into a loudspeaker. The only person who does not know who Birdgirl is, somewhat ironically, is her father Phil. To complicate matters, Phil has the hots for Birdgirl.
Characters: Judges and Lawyers Judge Hiram Mightor
Origin: Mighty Mightor Original Name: Mighty Mightor First Appearence: Episode 1: The Monster Keeper (1967) Judge
Judge Mentok The Mindtaker
Mentok first appeared on his cloud of purple mind dust during the Shoyu Weenie vs. The Neptunes trial. Mentok then became the regular judge in the courtroom after Judge Hiram Mightor's unfortunate accident dealing with the Flintstone mafia in "The Dabba Don." Mentok always makes a grand entrance after being announced by his trusty bailiff, whom he tries so desperately to teach in the art of mindtaking. You may remember Mentok the Mindtaker from one episode of the original Galaxy Trio series, when he brainwashed Birdman and sent him to do his evil deeds! Now, he applies his vast ability of peering into a witness' brain to better serve this country's courts! Always remember: He doesn't borrow, he doesn't ask, he doesn't
rent, he doesn't lease... he TAKES the mind! Origin: Birdman and the Galaxy Trio Original Name: Mentor the Mind Taker First Appearence: Episode 18: Mentor the Mind Taker (1967) Reducto - Origin: Birdman and the Galaxy Trio Original Name: Reducto First Appearence: Episode 13: Birdman meets Reducto (1967)
Episode #1 "Bannon Custody Trial" Synopsis: Race Bannon confronts Dr. Benton Quest about feeling more like the father of both is biological and adopted sons, Jonny and Hadji. Bannon takes Quest to court for custody of the boys.
Outcome: The case is dismissed upon discovery that Race Bannon is being impersonated by a robot built by the evil Dr. Zin. The real Bannon was off playing beach volleyball.
Characters Introduced: Harvey Birdman, Avenger, Judge Hiram Mightor, Vulturo
Character Origins: Characters from this episode originate from "The Adventures Of Jonny Quest" (1964) Guest Starring: Thom Pinto (Race Bannon) Billy West (Dr. Zin) Dee Bradley Baker (Jonny Quest/Lizardman) Wally Wingert (Hadji) Notes: All witnesses were from real Jonny Quest Episodes.
Episode #2 "Very Personal Injury" Synopsis: When Former Superfriends hero Apache Chief goes to a Javalux coffee shop, His super power of being able to enlarge at will is lost when Coffee being spilled on his lap. Harvey represents the fallen superhero in his fight against the
negligent coffee conglomerate. Outcome: When Harvey is unable to settle out of court, The case is dismissed when Apache Chief regains his powers. Characters Introduced: Myron Reducto, Black Vulcan, Apache Chief, Bear Character Origins: This episode features characters from the Superfriends series (1973) based on DC Comics Guest Starring: Maurice LaMarche (Apache Chief) Phil Lamar (Black Vulcan)
Episode #3 "Shaggy Busted" When the weaving Mystery Machine is pulled over for erratic driving, a giggling Shaggy and Scooby are held for possession. The gang enlists Harvey to defend the two in the entirely circumstantial case. Outcome: the case is dismissed with a lack of evidence, and a monster. (Old Man Backov, backov? BACK OFF!)
Characters Introduced: Peanut, Spyro
Character Origins: Scooby Doo, Where Are You?
(1969) Guest Starring: Scott innes (Shaggy & Scooby), Frank Welker (Fred), B.J. Ward (Velma) Larry Morris (Live Action Harvey), Bazyl Dripps (Live Action Tab Can), Jeff Bergman (George Jetson / Bakov / Clown)
Episode #4 "Death By Chocolate" The ATF surround Yogi Bear's cave and charge his sidekick, the cute, innocent innocent looking Boo Boo, with sending booby trapped cookie bouquets to CEO's nationwide. The high profile eco-terrorism case is assigned to Harvey who devotes himself to Boo Boo's defense--and to Boo Boo Outcome: Boo Boo is found not guilty due to Harveys claims that Boo Boo cannot
Characters Introduced: Phil Ken Sebben
Character Origins: The Yogi Bear Show
Guest Starring: Tom Kenny (Boo Boo), Maurice LaMarche (Yogi Bear), Erik Richter (Yogi No. 2)
Episode #5 "Shoyu Weenie" "Shoyu Weenie", a Japanese pop band, discovers that the American band Jabberjaw and the Neptunes have stolen their hit single "Mochi Mochi" which the Neptunes did as "Lovey Lovey". They decide to take their copyright infringement case to a higher power. When he's not available, they settle for Harvey. Synopsis: Japanese band "Shoyu Weenie" sues American band "Jabberjaw and the Neptunes"
Outcome: Shoyu Weenie wins the suit, but other bands have now infringed.
Characters Introduced: Mentok The Mindtaker
Character Origins: The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan & JabberJaw
(1976) Guest Starring: Frank Welker (Jabberjaw / Biff), Toshi Toda (Manager), Jeanne Mori (Seiko / Miko), Tony Masa (Kenji)
Episode #6 “The Dabba Don” Fred Flintstone is a family man - he works hard and provides a very good living for his wife, Wilma, and daughter, Pebbles. Looking to expand beyond "construction" with a couple of small, side businesses, Fred seeks legal advice from Harvey. The case is seemingly a simple matter until the Feds start questioning the legitimacy of Fred's business dealings and his possible ties to the Mob. Harvey, oblivious as always, refuses to see Fred as anything but an honest working stiff, struggling to provide for his family. That is, until he's made consigliore. Outcome: Not given, but it is implied that Fred is not guilty because of his personality changes from being struck on the head.
Character Origins: The Flintstones (1960 & Thundarr The Barbarian Guest Starring: Kevin Michael Richardson (Barney Rubble), Tress MacNeille (Wilma Flintstone / Pebbles), Frank Welker (Jabberjaw), Adam Lawson (Avenger / Gleep), Doug Preis (Thundarr)
Episode #7 "Deadomutt: Part 1" A hot new lawyer, Blue Falcone, joins Harvey's law firm. Everyone's excited to have, for the first time, an ex-superhero on the firm. Harvey does nothing to conceal his jealousy-- or his hatred for the annoying Dynomutt. When Dynomutt is then found jammed and mangled beyond recognition in a copier machine, Harvey is the prime suspect. Harvey is arrested, tried, found guilty and sentenced to the electric chair.
Episode #8 "Deadomutt: Part 2" The exciting conclusion! When Harvey is arrested for the murder of Blue Falcone‟s sidekick Dynomutt, he vows that Harvey will pay. Blue Falcone then represents Harvey, who is found guilty and sentenced to the electric chair - and all involved show up for the viewing. Outcome: Harvey is arrested for the murder of Dynomutt
Characters Introduced: Azul Falcone`, Peter Potamus
Character Origins: Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
Guest Starring: André Sogliuzzo (Dynomutt / Avenger / Co-Worker), Carol Bach-YRita (Talia), Joe Alaskey (Peter Potamus / Employee), David Kaye (Officer)Origin: Dinomutt and Blue Falcon (1976)
Episoe #9 "X, the Exterminator" The assassin "X the Eliminator" is sitting at home, mostly having forgotten that he was paid a million bucks to kill Birdman in 1968 by F.E.A.R, when he sees Harvey in an ad for his law practice. X launches right back in his quest and, now posing as "X the Exterminator," confronts Harvey. And is devastated to discover that Harvey just doesn't remember him. Outcome: X does not kill Harvey.
Characters Introduced: X, The Eliminator
Character Origins: Birdman & The Galaxy Trio
Guest Starring: Joe Alaskey (F.E.A.R #1)
Episode #10 “SPF” After years of getting his powers from the sun, Harvey notices a suspicious spot on his skin. When the dermatologist insists he stay out of the sun and use sunblock, the now droopy Birdman turns to self-tanning crème for a pick me up. It isn't long before he's addicted to the stuff, using more and more just to stay awake. Harvey‟s friends and co-workers worry that he is in too deep. Meanwhile, former cartoon star Ding-a-ling seeks representation from Birdman when he finds that a cybersquatter is using his name to peddle smut Outcome: Twiddles is not guilty and Harvey has an interention. We are educated about the dangers of Tanning Crème
Character Origins: Hokey Wolf, Wally Gator, (Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch, The Kwicky Koala Show, The Impossibles, Galtar and the Magic Lance are the origins of the witnesses)
Guest Starring: Wally Wingert (Harry Twiddles / Moby Dick) on the Internet.
“The Devlin Made Me Do It” Washed-up motorcycle stuntman Ernie Devlin is sued when a kid injures himself trying to imitate his deep ravine jump. Harvey‟s legal strategy, to attack the fractured, wheelchair bound child on the witness stand, backfires. Pill-addled Devlin is a less-than-sympathetic defendant, so Harvey must scramble to salvage the case. Meanwhile, Avenger seems to have laid an egg.
Outcome: Devlin is guilty and is forced to allow the plaintiff to ride both his bike and his woman Character Origins: Devlin (1974) Guest Starring: Toby Huss (Devlin), Patience Cleveland (Tangy), Joseph Seal (Bobby)
Episode #12 “Trio’s Company” Harvey joins a new health club and falls for his personal trainer, Gigi but it seems everyone is reaching her target zone except for him. On the legal front, Harvey is representing Inch-High Private Eye, who believes he‟s been illegally fired because of his diminutive stature Outcome: Inch is proved to be a competent detective, but loses the case.
Characters Introduced: Gigi (formerly Gravity Girl) Character Origins: Inch High, Private Eye
Guest Starring: Debi Mae West (Gigi), Maurice LaMarche (Inch)
Episode #13 “High Speed Buggy Chase” 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. And then a legal emu. (11:36, TV-14 D)
Outcome: Not guilty, Speed Buggy was not controlling himself, his remote control was sat on.
Character Origins: The Speed Buggy Show (1973) Guest Starring: Nika Futterman (Debbie / Newscaster 1)