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Free Magilla
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Network Adult Swim (Cartoon Network)
Premiere date September 11, 2005
Starring Gary Cole
Stephen Colbert
Thomas Allen
Chris Edgerly
Maurice LaMarche
John Michael Higgins
Music composed by Michael Kohler
Writer(s) Christine Bielinski
Michael Ouweleen
Erik Richter
Director(s) Richard Ferguson-Hull
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"Free Magilla" is the eighth episode of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law season three, and the twenty-eighth overall. It aired on September 11, 2005 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block. It was written by Christine Bielinski, and 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 Magilla Gorilla.

An animal activist group takes Mr. Peebles to court over the freedom of Magilla Gorilla.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Reducto: Mr. Pebbles.
Mr. Peebles: Uh, it's Peebles.
Reducto: Control yourself, sir!


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Magilla Gorilla Maurice LaMarche
Mr. Felder John Michael Higgins
Activist #2 Chris Edgerly
Harvey Birdman Gary Cole
Avenger Unavailable
Phil Ken Sebben Stephen Colbert
Peter Potamus Chris Edgerly
Stewie Chris Edgerly
Fooey Chris Edgerly
Spewie Chris Edgerly
Peanut Thomas Allen
Mr. Peebles Maurice LaMarche
Debbie N/A
Bandit N/A
Scrappy-Doo N/A
Jonny Quest N/A
Hadji N/A
Mailman Maurice LaMarche
Newscaster Thomas Allen
Melvin Van Peebles Gary Cole
Myron Reducto Stephen Colbert
Poochie Unavailable









The music was composed by Michael Kohler.


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: September 11, 2005 on Adult Swim (Cartoon Network)

Behind the scenes

  • Harvey's laptop has a pear-shaped logo in reference to Apple computers.
  • Harvey's calendar says January. It appears to be the same one shown before with Victoria Principal's birthday noted.
  • Stewie, Fooey, and Spewie are a parody of the Disney duck triplets, Louie, Dewie, and Hewey.
  • Out of the three, Edgerly is only credited as Fooey.
  • The camera cuts around ever needing to show Mentok. This is despite Higgins being available.


Critical reception

Home availability