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|Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law Vol 2|
Director: Robert Renzetti
Genres: Comedy, Television, Animation
Once a third-rate superhero, Harvey Birdman is now a third-rate lawyer trying like hell to get by in a fancy law firm. It's not clear whether Harvey actually went to law school, but he definitely knows the things to say to... more »
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Clever and hilarious, Harvey Birdman continues
Valnastar | Deep 13, USA | 08/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This long-awaited DVD set of shows from the Harvey Birdman series is hysterically witty and clever. If you loved the first 13 shows available on the volume 1 DVD you should enjoy this set every bit as much. Harvey, Sebben and all the other wacky, insane versions of old Hanna-Barbera characters are back making the usual mess of the legal system. Here's a list of episodes:
Back to the Present
X Gets the Crest
Birdgirl of Guantanamole
Beyond the Valley of the Dinosaurs
Extra features include commentary on nine episodes, some additional footage and other features as well."
Finally Vol. 2 Come To DVD
Mr. Bey | Riverside, CT United States | 10/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a fan of Adult Swim then the antics on Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law probably aren't going to surprise you at all. Harvey Birdman is a failed superhero from a show in the 70s that has decided to pursue a law career (similar to Space Ghost Coast to Coast) representing other Hanna Barbera cartoons. The characters featured in this volume include the Jetsons, Grape Ape, Quick Draw McGraw, and other famous names you would recognize from Saturday morning cartoons.
Harvey Birdman was one of the four first shows that Adult Swim debuted in 2001. The other three are Aqua Teen Hungerforce, The Brak Show, and Sealab 2021. Birdman's antics during the show are the farthest thing from an actual lawyer but you would expect that from Adult Swim. Joining him is his loyal falcon Avenger who know acts as his secretary and Peanut who acts as his legal clerk. The random pop culture references found in other Adult Swim shows are present in Birdman and it's a great show to kick back and watch a couple of episodes. The episodes are only eleven minutes so I highly recommend the DVD so you can watch them in a row.
You get thirteen great episodes in this set along with some deleted scenes, audio commentary, and a couple other special features. It's not very expensive and it's a great value for your money. If you love Adult Swim then Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law is the right show for you.
Another volume of insane hilarity
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 10/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THe episodes contained in this second volume of Adult Swim's Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, are another injection of insane animated hilarity featuring the bird-winged superhero turned lawyer and his insane cast of supporting characters. Gary Cole once again supplies the voice of Harvey as he tackles cases involving steroids ("Grape Juiced"), Droopy the Dog and botched plastic surgery ("Droopy Botox"), his sidekick Peanut hitting puberty ("Peanut Puberty"), and even the debut of female would-be sidekick Birdgirl ("Birdgirl of Guantanamole") who is secretly the daughter of Harvey's insane, one eyed boss Phil (the always excellent Stephen Colbert). There's a handful of episodes here that are instant classics as well, including "Blackwatch Plaid" which spoofs the patriot act and Bush administration when Phil goes on a rampage following a heist of his office (sort of), "Gone Efficien...t" in which the law firm attempts to go more efficient by saving time in the craziest of ways, the gun law spoofing "Guitar Control", and "X Gets the Crest" in which X the Eliminator (voiced by Peter MacNicol) finally gets Birdman's crest which sends Harvey in a downward spiral, for a while anyway. There's a nice assortment of extras here as well including commentary tracks from Cole, Colbert, MacNicol, John Michael Higgins (Mentok the Mindtaker), and Paget Brewster (Birdgirl) which is worth the price of admission alone. All in all, if you're even a casual fan of the series, you've got to have this."
Great Show, Better Than Vol. 1
Kevin Kubo | Portland, OR USA | 02/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First off, I'd like to say that Attorney at Law is one of my favorite cartoons ever. The timing and absurd humor are almost always spot-on. Gary Cole (Birdman), Stephen Colbert (Reducto, Phil Ken Sebben), Paget Brewster (Birdgirl) and John Michael Higgins (Mentok) provide hilarious voice overs, as do all the other actors. I didn't really grow up with the original Hanna-Barbera cartoons that the show is based on, but I can say you don't really need to know who the characters are, seeing as how they're generally so different from the original characters, and sometimes so obscure, that it doesn't matter. You shouldn't be worried about "not getting it" if you've never seen a Hanna-Barbera cartoon. In terms of "getting it," you probably will if you're between 16 and 40. Younger or older and you'll proably either miss a lot of the jokes or think the jokes are too weird or "vulgar" (older people sure do love that word, don't they?).
The episodes of volume 2 are better than volume 1 in terms of the plot and humor, in my opinion. The writers and actors have clearly hit their stride by the second set of episodes, and each episode has some memorable, oddball moment. Unfortunately, there are only 13 episodes, which is normal for an [adult swim] "season." Also, the show is meant to fit into a 15-minute time slot, so the episodes are pretty short, but that's not to say nothing happens; they pack a lot into the time they're given.
The DVD itself is pretty good for an [adult swim] set. Most of the time their DVDs are fairly weak in terms of extras, but this one is actually fairly good. While it doesn't match the likes of Futurama in the way its DVD sets are piled with extras, this one does have a respectable amount. The commentaries with the main voice actors are nice, especially Stephen Colbert's. However, it's only one actor at a time for select episodes, each actor only doing one episode, despite how the various descriptions make it sound (I was hoping it would be everyone in one room for all the episodes). There are also a few extra little segments to watch, which are good for a few chuckles.
More of a 4.5 overall, but I'll give it a full 5 given the rating limitation."