Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law

2000 TV-14 2 seasons

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law

2000 TV-14 2 seasons
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Who do cartoon characters call when they get into major legal trouble? Harvey Birdman, of course. The so-so superhero's law practice resolves the kinds of disputes superpowers simply can't -- or wont. Gary Cole voices the title character, with Erik Richter as Avenger and Thomas Allen as a paralegal named Peanut. This staple of Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim" roster also includes guest appearances by the likes of Stephen Colbert.
Gary Cole, Thomas Allen, Stephen Colbert, John Michael Higgins, Chris Edgerly, Maurice LaMarche
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2

Summary of Season 1 (2000) - 2 discs

Harvey Birdman, an ex-aviary superhero turned lawyer, defends indicted Hanna Barbera characters in this series from Cartoon Network's popular show "Adult Swim," aided by his trusty superbird Avenger and teen paralegal Peanut. Harvey tries to outwit shrink-gun-wielding rival attorney Reducto to prove the innocence of Shaggy and Scooby, Boo-Boo Bear, Speedbuggy, Jabberjaws and other animated accused. Gary Cole and Stephen Colbert lend their voices.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that while this animated Adult Swim series features classic Hanna-Barbera characters that most kids will be familiar with (Shaggy, Speed Buggy, Yogi Bear, etc.), it gives them new personality quirks and puts them in some iffy situations -- which might confuse younger viewers. For example, Avenger, a large, purple eagle (Harvey Birdman's former sidekick and current legal secretary), likes to keep dead dogs around to play with, and Fred Flintstone is suspected of being a Mob boss. Little kids won't get the spoofy satire, so save this one for teens who will appreciate the humor.

Sexual Content

Some innuendo. In one episode, for example, the unpredictable Peanut says that he'd like "a taste of pubic hair."


Courtroom officers carry guns, and prisoners are sometimes roughed up.


Mild: "Damn," "idiot," etc.

Social Behavior

Classic cartoon characters are arrested and tried for a variety of offenses (drugs, bombings, etc.), but are almost always cleared in the end.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some characters are suspected of being under the influence.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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