Harvey Birdman: Attorney General

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Harvey Birdman: Attorney General
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Promotional poster.
Production company: Awesome Inc.
11:36 Entertainment
Williams Street
Distributor: Cartoon Network
Warner Bros. Television
Release date: October 15, 2018
Run time: 21:42
Starring: Gary Gole
Stephen Colbert
Chris Edgerly
Paget Brewster
Peter MacNicol
Thomas Allen
Executive producer(s): Michael Ouweleen
Erik Richter
Evan W Adler
Richard Ferguson-Hull
Christina Miller
Music composed by: Michael Kohler
Screenplay by: Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter
Director(s): Richard Ferguson-Hull
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Harvey Birdman: Attorney General is an American adult animated political satire TV special based on the Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law TV series, which ran from 2000 to 2007. It aired on October 15, 2018 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block. It was written by creators, Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter, and directed by Richard Ferguson-Hull. The main reason behind this special was to ridicule the concurrent infamous American presidency of 45th Donald Trump.

The presumed deceased Harvey is back and living a new life of leisure from the hard work of being both attorney and superhero. But when his old boss, Phil, has suddenly become the most powerful man in the free world, he, in turn, is appointed the new Attorney General to take him down before he destroys it.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Phil: Peter Potamus. Phil Ken Sebben.
Potamus: Mr. President! What an honor!
Phil: Listen. I'm wondering if you'd be interested in bringing your brand of populist, shadily financed wisdom here to D.C., to join my administration?
Potamus: Can I still speak truth to power, except when truth becomes inconvenient to power?

Phil: You gotta impeach me!
Harvey: Eh...
Potamus: We're waiting.
Harvey: I'll... take the case?

Mentok: You were dead, hit by a bus! I swooped in, mind-broke you, and repaired your body here in the lab. And, while I was at it, used you as an external hard drive for my extensive airport-thriller audiobook collection. You were the first Mindbreaker, the prototype, which is why I named you... Adam.
Harvey: But my name's Harvey.
Mentok: I call you Adam.


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Phil Ken Sebben Stephen Colbert
Turtle Unavailable
Jason Voorhees N/A
Doctor Quincy Unavailable
George Washington (picture) N/A
Hippo Wars announcer Unavailable
Peter Potamus Chris Edgerly
Cubby McQuilken N/A
Avenger Unavailable
Morocco Mole N/A
Baba Looey N/A
Harvey Birdman Gary Cole
Harvey Birdman's wife Unavailable
Vice President of the United States Unavailable
Abraham Lincoln (picture) N/A
Scrappy-Doo N/A
Janitor N/A
Birdgirl Paget Brewster
Scooby-Doo N/A
Fred Jones N/A
Daphne Blake N/A
Velma Dinkley N/A
Shaggy Rogers N/A
Myron Reducto Stephen Colbert
Inch High Unavailable
Reporter Unavailable
Jill Stein
Book guest Unavailable
Rollie Unavailable
Barnes & Noble manager Unavailable
Zardo John Michael Higgins
X the Eliminator Peter MacNicol
Ernie Devlin Toby Huss
Mentok, the Mindtaker John Michael Higgins
Elon Musk
The Bear Unavailable
Peanut Thomas Allen
Black Vulcan Phil LaMarr
Phil's butler Unavailable
Tangy Devlin (picture) N/A
TV host Unavailable
Tyler Perry
Phil's date Grey Griffin









The theme song was composed by Reg Tisley, with the lyrics performed by Erik Richter. The score was composed by Michael Kohler.


Dates are in order of release:

Behind the scenes

  • The theme song begins at 7:38.
  • Deidre is a parody of Amazon's Echo.
  • Barnes & Noble is a real book store.
  • The Barnes & Noble manager was previously on the jury of Harvey's cases.
  • The inaugurpeachment invitation gives Phil's full name as Philippian Kenneth Sebben.
  • When Mentok said he "swooped" in to save Harvey, a photo shows him dressed like Mary Poppins.
  • Despite clearly having a prominent role, Colbert isn't credited with a starring role like in the series, but as a special guest star.
  • 1964 and roughly 1978 are given as the birth dates for Potamus and Birdgirl, respectively.


  • Birdgirl is still trying to hide her identity from her father, despite the fact he found out in "The Death of Harvey."
  • Reducto's resurrection is unexplained.

Everlasting influence

  • In the Birdgirl episodes "Pilot" and "Thirdgirl," there are photos of Birdgirl's time at the White House in Judy's apartment. There's also a photo in the Sebben & Sebben conference room in "Baltimo."

Critical reception

Home availability

  • This is available to watch on the US geo-restricted (via paid subscription): HBO Max. It's counted as the last episode of season four of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.
  • This is free to watch on the UK geo-restricted All 4 website.