Customer Review

June 27, 2005
This show resurrects the mundane Birdman cartoon character from years ago, and revives him as a defense attorney with major issues. Assisted by his psychotic clerk, Peanut, and his own personal assist paralegal raptor, Avenger, Harvey Birdman defends the seemingly indefensible, all of whom happen to be other aging cartoon characters.

There are many episodes and extras on this set to recommend it, but I have three distinct favorites:

"Shoyu Weenie" is an episode where annoying shark Jabberjaw (and the Neptunes) gets sued for stealing a hit song from a Japanese group named Shoyu Weenie. Peanut experiences romance, and the ruling from the bench does not disappoint.

"Shaggy Gets Busted" is a "COPS" spoof of busting Shaggy and Scooby for possession. I never liked Scooby Doo, but this is a wonderful bit of comedy. This has the second best opening sequence in the show.

"The Dabba Don" is a satire of the Sopranos with the characters of the Flintstones. This will always stand as the single greatest episode of the series: the opening segment alone is sufficient justification to buy the set. Brilliant.

This is a great and offbeat show. It takes a bit of time to get to understand the characters, but once you have seen a couple of episodes, you will always want more. Highly recommended.
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