Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law is like most of the cartoons I enjoy; bizarre, self-referential and funny. The premise of the show is based around the concept that Hanna-Barbera superhero Birdman is no longer a superhero, but instead works as a semi-successful defence attorney. His cases revolve around many other Hanna-Barbera characters, such as Fred Flintstone, Jonny Quest and Scooby-Doo, who all have legal problems that need to be solved. With a premise like this, do not expect Law & Order style courtroom proceedings.
Harvey is constantly battling (in a mostly legal sense) against villains from the Birdman series, both in and out of the courtroom. His boss, Falcon Seven, makes a return as his boss Phil Ken Sebben, complete with eye-patch and impulsive behaviour, and Mentok the Mind Taker serves as the mind-taking judge of courtroom proceedings.
Harvey Birdman is an excellent slice of the Adult Swim pie, with excellent animation and voice acting, and of course tremendously funny writing, it’s perfect dished up in 10-12 minute servings. But enough with the food puns, and enjoy this taste of Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law.
Interested in picking up the series? Click here to buy on Amazon: Harvey Birdman Attorney At Law – Season 1 (Region 2) (Pal) [DVD]