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Thursday, March 22, 2007

A Little Birdie Told Me...

Lately I've been watching an AdultSwim series entitled 'Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.'

For those of you who grew up watching cartoons, it's pretty funny. A brief summary is - Harvey's a former superhero cum attorney, who defends various other 60's Hanna Barbera cartoon characters in lawsuits, civil litigations, etc. He defended Fred Flintstone (organized mob boss), Shaggy and Scooby-Doo (DUI), and several other notables.

The following is from two episodes titled 'Evolutionary War'. Guess what it's about?


Extra points to whoever recognizes the voice of Phil Sebben (no peeking!).


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Lorraine said...

OMG, that was hilarious! I've not heard of that cartoon before. I didn't recognize Steven Colbert's voice either until the end. :-/ Thanks for posting this!

beepbeepitsme said...

I didn't recognize his voice at all. But it was still pretty funny.

Krystalline Apostate said...

Actually, Stephen Colbert does TWO voice-overs in the series. Anyone name the other 1?

Lorraine said...

The green guy who was talking about a "full Brazillian"??

Sadie Lou said...

I hated those cartoons. Especially Captain Caveman. Yogi Bear, the Flinstones, The Jetsons--they all stink. I liked Scooby Doo though. Those cheesy songs where everyone is running around being chased by some monster--so cool.

Krystalline Apostate said...

Extra points to Lorraine! Yep, it was Mr. Reducto.
To be fair, I looked that up on answers.com (the 2nd voice).
Sadie - I started out liking Scooby as a kid, but when they get scared & run from every...single...monster about 100 times (hollering about how it's a monster, look out!), & every...single...time it turns out to be some guy in a costume, way-ull, I got bored w/it toot sweet.
I was always a Warner Brothers kid anyways.
Now if the crew from Scooby Doo actually ran into, say, Freddy Krueger, THAT woulda been ultra-cool.

Lorraine said...

Yea! I get extra points! :-)

I also preferred Bugs and Elmer to any other cartoon characters. But I did have a favorite Hanna Barbara cartoon. I know this dates me terribly, but my favorite was Top Cat and I thought I saw one of the characters in that episode you posted. But it could have been wishful thinking on my part. ;-)(PS--I hated Scooby. Sorry, Sadie.)

This was a fun post! Thanks!

BEAJ said...

Bugs Bunny Looney Tunes/WB tower in comparison to Hanna Barbara. Although I watched them relgiously too in the mid 60's to early 70's.
I still haven't figured out a Flintstone's Christmas. They never explained the Christ part of Christmas and how the Flintstones knew to celebrate, and where Santa came from and stuff.
Everyone knows the caveman and dinosaur lived side by side before the Great Flood which happened before Jesus and Santa.
I'm glad I was ignorant about these things when I was 8, or it would have ruined it for me.

Krystalline Apostate said...

Lorraine - yeah, ole Bugs knew how to spin a running gag (yeah, I know it was the writers, hehehehe).

They never explained the Christ part of Christmas and how the Flintstones knew to celebrate, and where Santa came from and stuff.
Oh, that was the devil's doing, ya know, when he went back in time to plant all that evidence to 'fool' us 'evilutionists'.
Like Lewis Black said, these people view the Flintstones like it's a documentary.

ted said...

I'm with Lorraine, Top Cat was best...:)

The other one I really dug was "Danger Mouse". It was a British cartoon by Cosgrove/Hall Productions Limited.

Sadie Lou said...

Tom & Jerry are the best cartoons. I also liked WB--the cartoons where daffy and bugs fight and the Roadrunner and the Coyote are a lot of fun.
I also watched Transformers and Thundercats.

Krystalline Apostate said...

Sadie, if you enjoyed Thundercats, you may find this vastly amusing.
This is a great Scooby Doo - the kids meet Jason.
This is the closest I could find on youtube for Adult swim's take on the Transformers.

Sadie Lou said...

Bloopers from the Thundercats! That was pretty funny. Lots of "F" bombs though. It reminds me of those G.I. Joe public service announcements. Have you seen those?

Stardust said...

I'm with Sadie about Tom & Jerry, and I love Bugs Bunny and friends. (I especially liked Pepe Le Pew and Foghorn Leghorn and the little weasel that was on some of those.) I hated Scooby Doo, it was irritating and boring. I liked Flintstones but couldn't stand the Bam-Bam episodes.

One of my all-time favorites was Rocky and Bullwinkle...anyone remember them?
Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale and "Fearless Leader". LOL!

Krystalline Apostate said...

One of my all-time favorites was Rocky and Bullwinkle...anyone remember them?
Damn it! I do a ripper impression of Bullwinkle. I used to have a boss who talked JUST LIKE the moose, I kid you not.
"Eeny beany, chili weenie, the spirits are about to speak!"
"Are they friendly spirits?"
"I dunno, let's look!"
Oh, & Wrong-way Peachwas, the Professor & Peabody, & of course, 'Fractured Fairy Tales'.
Nah, I don't remember any of that. ;)

The Rev. Jenner J. Hull said...

Been lovin' the Birdman for quite a while. I'm a bit more partial to "The Venture Brothers," (can't beat Dr. Orpheus) but "Birdman" is definitely brilliant (in a totally stupid way).

Krystalline Apostate said...

Hey rev - get out! I just got done watching the entire Venture Brothers series.
Dr. Orpheus is hysterical - his histrionic annunciation just slays me.
Him & the Monarch - just priceless.

The Rev. Jenner J. Hull said...

I went far enough to steal one of my dad's old windbreakers (even though it was a bit too small) just so I could yell, "Pumpkin! Bring me my BLUE WINDBREAKER!!!"

Krystalline Apostate said...

rev - LMAO! Those minions of Monarch's remind me very much of Arthur, the Tick's sidekick. Probably the wings?
I've only gotten up to episode 13 - I guess it's still ongoing?