Bird Girl of Guantanamole

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Bird Girl of Guantanamole
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Network Adult Swim (Cartoon Network)
Premiere date August 14, 2005
Run time 11:35
Starring Gary Cole
Stephen Colbert
Thomas Allen
Paget Brewster
John Michael Higgins
Peter MacNicol
Bill Farmer
Maurice LaMarche
Music composed by Michael Kohler
Writer(s) Michael Ouweleen
Erik Richter
Director(s) Richard Ferguson-Hull
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"Bird Girl of Guantanamole" is the fourth episode of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law season three, and the twenty-fourth overall. It aired on August 14, 2005 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block. It was written by series creators, Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter, produced by Evan W. Adler, and directed by Richard Ferguson-Hull. The Hanna-Barbera series ridiculed in this episode is both Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole and Birdman itself.

Harvey represents Morocco Mole in a trial to be released from a prison camp in the Middle East, while Judy Ken Sebben comes on a little thick as Harvey's wannabe sidekick, Birdgirl.

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Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Snagglepuss Lion N/A
Shazzan (photo) N/A
Hadji (photo) N/A
Morocco Mole Maurice LaMarche
Harvey Birdman Gary Cole
Peanut Thomas Allen
Phil Ken Sebben Stephen Colbert
Judy Ken Sebben/Birdgirl Paget Brewster
Avenger Unavailable
Secret Squirrel Bill Farmer
George Washington (picture) N/A
Ernie Devlin Unavailable
Tangy Devlin N/A
Inch High N/A
Janitor N/A
Doggie Daddy (photo) N/A
Apache Chief (photo) N/A
Judge Mentok John Michael Higgins
Myron Reducto Stephen Colbert
X, the Eliminator Peter MacNicol
Victoria Principal
Zardo N/A
Bailiff N/A
President George W. Bush N/A
Alazar (picture) N/A
John Stewart (picture) N/A
Michael Moore (picture) N/A
Kim Jong-il (picture) N/A
Fred Flintstone Maurice LaMarche
Monk N/A









The music was composed by Michael Kohler.


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: August 14, 2005 on Adult Swim (Cartoon Network)

Behind the scenes

  • The episode title is a cross between the film Birdman of Alcatraz and the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay.
  • Secret's trial happened in "Blackwatch Plaid."
  • This is the first appearance of the new incarnation of Birdgirl. Birdgirl didn't have a civilian identity in the original Birdman series.
  • Birdgirl's introduction turns the show into a parody of the live-action 1960s Batman TV series, which includes the Birdphone, Birdmobile, a secret button in a bust of Phil Ken Sebben to reveal the Birdpoles, Birdsignal, fights with the bad guys with colorful words to point it out like "Punch!" and "Pun!" along with reminiscent music, and the mirroring of Batgirl/Judy trying to keep her secret from father as did Batgirl/Barbara from Commissioner Gordon.
  • Following the previous episode where Harvey had a calendar with Victoria Principal's birthday marked for January 3rd (with a reminder on January 2nd), X now has the same calendar marking.
  • Judy and Phil's relationship is not based on the original Birdman cartoon.
  • Birdgirl's lawyer diploma is dated March 31, 1968.
  • When Reducto addresses Mr. Mole, Harvey's "mole" reappears from "SPF."
  • When Fred Flintstone pops up and says, "You're dead to me can opener," it is a recreation of what happened in "The Dabba Don".
  • Ouweleen, Richter, and Brewster provide audio commentary for this episode on DVD releases.


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