Pilot (Birdgirl)

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Birdgirl takes the case company!
Premiere date: April 4, 2021 (preview)
April 5, 2021
Run time: 22:36
Writers: Michael Ouweleen
Erik Richter
Directors: Richard Ferguson-Hall
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"Pilot" is the first episode of Birdgirl season one. It aired on April 5, 2021 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block. It was written by series creators, Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter, and directed by Richard Fergusion-Hall.

When Phil Ken Sebben is declared dead, Birdgirl, not Judy, is named his successor.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Brian: I've put my blood, sweat, tears, and shit into this company to drive success!


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Phil Ken Sebben N/A
Birdgirl/Judy Ken Sebben Paget Brewster
Drinks guy Unavailable
Birdcat/Mr. Peter Pants Unavailable
Reporter #1 Unavailable
Reporter #2 Unavailable
Weatherwoman Unavailable
Dog with Bucket Hat John Doman
Charlie Lorelei Ramirez
Jessica N/A
Phil Ken Sebben impersonator Unavailable
Harvey Birdman (photo) N/A
Scot Unavailable
Gillian Sans Kether Donahue
Meredith Mindtaker Negin Farsad
Brian O'Brien Rob Delaney
Calypsis model N/A
Stew Unavailable
Paul Tony Hale





  • Nothing of importance




It was copyrighted in 2021.


The theme song was performed by Leikeli47 and Michael Barney. The music was composed by Michael Kohler, although he's not expressly credited as such. Instead, he's credited for dialogue and other sound edits.


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: April 4, 2021 on the Adult Swim YouTube channel (preview), April 5, 2021 at 12am on Adult Swim (Cartoon Network)
  • United Kingdom & Ireland: June 21, 2021 at 11:00pm on E4

Behind the scenes

  • Phil's attraction to Birdgirl is mentioned.
  • This is the second time Phil has died, although this time it seems permanent.
  • In Judy's apartment, there are photos of her time as Birdgirl working at the White House in Harvey Birdman: Attorney General.
  • Brian's presentation boards say 2020.


  • When Judy is talking to her staff, Jessica is both outside the building and in the conference room.

Everlasting influence

  • Baltimo is mentioned as a product made by Sebben & Sebben, which sets up the episode of the same name, "Baltimo."
  • Brian is a mass murderer in this episode, which is completely forgotten in the next episode.
  • Even though Judy assigns her team all names at the end of this episode, they don't come into play until "Baltimo."

Critical reception

In other languages

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Home availability

  • Not available. 😥