HERE IT IS! HARVEY BIRDMAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, THE THIRD DVD! Yep, that's right: THE THIRD DVD! How many shows can say they've got three DVD-- I'm sorry? All right. "Green Acres," but that was a classic. How many recent sho-... more »- "Full House"? SIX DVDs?! You've gotta be kidding! Friggin Saget. All right, how many animated, 15 minute shows with horny hippopotami and nearly incenstuous one-eyed father/superhero daughter relationships have three DVDs? That's right, smart slacks: One. And it's "Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law." And this is its third DVD.DVD Features:
"Adult Swim's Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law may have gone the way of the dodo, but the episodes collected in this third DVD volume feature more animated hysterics from the superhero turned lawyer. In this collection, Harvey (voiced by Gary Cole) has to deal with the death of Phil Ken Sebben (voiced by Stephen Colbert) as well as endure his high school reunion. Birdgirl (voiced by Paget Brewster) also returns, and there's even more insane and hilarious moments to come that make no sense whatsoever. If there's any drawbacks to these episodes, it's that once Colbert departed the show, he was sorely missed to say the least. His vocal talents as Phil Ken Sebben and Reducto was one of the best elements of the show, and while it was incredibly funny how his characters met their demise, his presence was still missed. That aside though, there's still great work from Cole, Thomas Allen as Peanut, the great John Michael Higgins as Mentok, and Chris Edgerly as Potamus. Not to mention that the "Sebben & Sebben Employee Orientation" episode, which spoofs orientation videos for new employees, is worth the price of admission alone. All in all, this is yet another Adult Swim DVD that is an essential pick up."
Going Out With A Bang
Eddie Brock | Pittsburgh,PA, USA | 07/25/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This third and final box set of [adult swim]'s Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law contains some of the most in-joke filled episodes of the run as all of Harvey's previous cases in one form or another come back to say good-bye.
The episodes included: Turner Classic Birdman Free Magilla Return of Birdgirl Mindless Identity Theft Sebben and Sebben Employee Orientation Mufti Trouble Incredible Hippo Babysitter Birdnapped Grodin Juror In Court The Death of Harvey
Most likely due to scheduling conflicts, Stephen Colbert takes a leave for three episodes and Phil Ken Sebban's absence is dealt with the typical Birdman humor we've come to love.
Gems in this last run would be Turner Classic Birdman, Sebben & Sebben Employee Orientation, Incredible Hippo, and Juror in Court. Extras are not fantastic, but still cool. The Joke Timeline is great, showcasing in order every 'HA HA HA!', 'Bear', 'Back Off!', or 'Mightor Cough.' Lost points, though, for no commentaries or interviews.
If you already have volumes 1 and 2, this is a no brainer.
Laughing Skull | Houston, TX | 09/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The third season of Harvey Birdman is pretty funny and culminates in the death of Birdman. However, not before throwing the old bird a bone and letting him perish in a heroic battle worthy of a first class ticket into Valhalla. Side by side with Peanut (Birdboy) and Birdgirl who survive, Class 1 hero Harvey engages Class 5 villain Nitron in a fight to save the city. I enjoyed this DVD set as the humor is well written and the characters are quite distinct with my favorites being X the Eliminator, Potamus, Zardo (X's BFF and secret admirer) and of course Peanut. Is it worth your money? I would say yes but you really need the season 1 and season 2 DVD sets to fully appreciate the ultimate demise of Harvey and the development of all the characters."
Awesome video, fun times!
Stephen Payne | Houston | 09/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The third volume of Harvey Birdman is great conclusion to a sadly short-lived series. Okay, it was on the air for seven years, but there were only 39 episodes aired sporatically during that time, so it doesn't seem as long.
Standout episodes in the complitation are "Turner Classic Birdman," where the animators have fun inserting their own dialogue into footage from the original series (with knocks of course at the limited animation, continuity errors and other gaffaws prevalent in most of Hanna-Barbara's output from the era) "Sebben & Sebber Employee Orientation" which is a hilarious spoof of kind of soulless orientation crap people used to have to actually sit through, and of course the 30-minute series finale "The Death of Harvey Birdman" were our hero finally faces his destiny, raises to the challenge, and learns an important lesson about the destructive power of buses.
A great sendoff to a great series. Fight on, Harvey! Fight on!"
In my pants...
Weston Lusk | 11/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The third season builds on every ongoing joke of the series until it's a never ending stream of laghter. The mystery of Phil Ken Sedden, that thing I sent ya, Birdgirl, and of course, Jessie Jackson. If your a fan it's for you, but I'd recomend seeing the first two seasons before, just where you can put all the it all together."