Trio's Company

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Trio's Company
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We're gonna need a bigger bed.
Premiere date: April 18, 2004
Run time: 11:51
Music composed by: Michael Kohler
Story by: Steve Patrick
Writers: Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter
Directors: Richard Ferguson-Hull
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"Trio's Company" is the second episode of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law season two, and the eleventh overall. It aired on April 18, 2004 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block. It was written by Steve Patrick, 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 are Inch High, Private Eye and Galaxy Trio.

Inch High hires Harvey to represent him against the agency that wrongfully fired him due to his diminutive size; Harvey gets mixed messages when a gym trainer moves into his apartment, although they haven't even been on one date, they haven't kissed, and keeps on calling him "Harry."

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Potamus: Hey, Veetz, you get that thing I sent ya?


Potamus: Hey, hey, did you get that ring I sent ya?

Characters

Legend
Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Mr. Finkerton Chris Edgerly
Inch High Maurice LaMarche
Peanut Thomas Allen
Avenger Unavailable
Barney Rubble N/A
Harvey Birdman Gary Cole
Gigi Debi Mae West
Phil Ken Sebben Stephen Colbert
Peter Potamus Chris Edgerly
Veetz N/A
Blue Falcone N/A
The Bear Unavailable
Video game announcer Steve Patrick
Ishmael N/A
Book Moby Dick N/A
Myron Reducto Stephen Colbert
Terry Unavailable
Vince Maurice LaMarche
Janitor N/A
Vulturo N/A
Judge Mentok John Michael Higgins
Debbie N/A
Doctor Quincy N/A
Fred Jones N/A
Cafeteria lady N/A
Singing telegram Thomas Allen
Clem Maurice LaMarche
Black Vulcan Phil LaMarr
Goat Unavailable


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Vehicles

  • None

Production

Development

The idea came about based on the fact that Inch High probably wouldn't be very effective in real life, and Steve Patrick having a psycho girlfriend. He was too busy to do a complete job, so it was taken over by Ouweleer and Richter.

Filming

Barney popping out of the hole was added late.

When Reducto runs around screaming, Stephen Colbert actually ran around the booth screaming.

The scene shown during the end credits was put there because the episode was running late. The scene itself happens much earlier in the episode.

The DVDs for this episode contain four deleted scenes.

Music

The score was composed by Michael Kohler.

Release

Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: April 18, 2004 on Adult Swim (Cartoon Network)

Behind the scenes

  • The title is a play on both "Three's company" and the Galaxy Trio.
  • Ring Dongs are a parody of Ding Dongs.
  • Chris Edgerly replaces Joe Alaskey as the voice of Peter Potamus.
  • The scene where Harvey keeps on slapping Reducto to get the truth out of him is an allusion to a scene in the 1974 film Chinatown.
  • Barney, Terry, and Vulturo's mouths move with the rest of the group, so neither of them has their distinctive voices coming through.
  • In the steam room, the bear's voice is an archive of a real bear.
  • The guy at the gym's counter is reading a magazine with the Galaxy Trio's logo on the cover.
  • This is a rare occasion where Debbie is seen, but not heard, which is the opposite of what usually happens.
  • Ouweleen, Richter, and Ferguson-Hull provide audio commentary for this episode on DVD releases. Notably, they mention that the series could've been about Vapor Man, called Stanley instead of Terry. Incidentally, he has the least focus of all the Galaxy Trio.

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