X Gets the Crest

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X Gets the Crest
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Premiere date: August 7, 2005
Run time: 11:37
Music composed by: Michael Kohler
Writers: Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter
Directors: Richard Ferguson-Hull
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"X Gets the Crest" is the third episode of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law season three, and the twenty-third overall. It aired on August 7, 2005 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block. It was written by Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter, and directed by Richard Ferguson-Hull. The Hanna-Barbera series ridiculed in this episode is Ricochet Rabbit.

Sheriff Ricochet Rabbit is put on trial for damages. Although the more important problem, is that Harvey lost his crest to X in a poker game.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Peanut Thomas Allen
Peter Potamus Chris Edgerly
X the Eliminator Peter MacNicol
Harvey Birdman Gary Cole
Phil Ken Sebben Stephen Colbert
Myron Reducto Stephen Colbert
Avenger Unavailable
Ricochet Rabbit Mark Hamill
Droop-a-Long Coyote N/A
Number One N/A
Husband Chris Edgerly
Wife N/A
Zardo John Michael Higgins
Victoria Principal
Annie Hoaxley
Sheepy Wolf
Judge Mentok John Michael Higgins
George Washington N/A
Bono N/A
TV host Sunda Lynn Croonquist
Ernie Devlin N/A
Droopy N/A




  • Birdman-shaped phone
  • Suddsoluxe
  • Reducto's shrink gun
  • The New Westburg Times-Picayune newspaper
  • The Penny Master newspaper


  • None




In one deleted scene, when Phil first comes into Harvey's office with his missing eye patch, the reaction causes the Bear and Peter Potamus to die and become stuffed carpet rugs.

A second deleted scene when X goes to the former F.E.A.R. HQ, where the husband would like X to give them their magazines because they failed to give a forward address, which includes Rifle Enthusiast (with Ranger Smith shooting at Yogi), Gun Fancy (with Yogi striking back with a cannon), Apocalypse Tomorrow (with Ranger Smith setting off a bomb inside Jellystone Park, killing the bears), and San Francisco's Gump's catalog (with Yogi's head mounted on the wall).

A third deleted scene features a montage of X's life becoming much better because of the crest, which includes moving into a neighborhood fortress (with a moving van called U-Schlep, a parody of U-Haul), having a big party, working out at a gym, a new wardrobe, trading in an old car for a new one, and a night on the town with a bunch of other supervillains.


The score was composed by Michael Kohler.


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: August 7, 2005 on Adult Swim (Cartoon Network)

Behind the scenes

  • The month on Harvey's calendar is January.
  • Although previously spelled as Hoop 'n' Holler, this episode distinguishes it as Hoopen Holler.
  • Harvey's beard is light brown.
  • Ouweleen, Richter, Cole, and MacNicol provide audio commentary for this episode on DVD releases.
  • The TV host's name isn't revealed although judging by the "P" logo, it at least gives the beginning of her name. The show is a parody of The Oprah Winfrey Show.


  • Only when X wants Harvey's crest, is it the source of his powers. The source of Harvey's powers is supposed to solar radiation from the sun.

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