Parents' Guide to

Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law

By Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Classic 'toons in trouble with the law; teens+.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 11+

age 13+


Silly, adult.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

The main gimmick of Harvey Birdman is that cartoon characters can get into just as much trouble as their human counterparts. It's a clever concept, but the episodes often feel disjointed and feature characters doing silly, senseless things that don't have much to do with the main storyline.

Much of the adult-aimed humor will go over kids' heads, too. In one episode, for example, carefree Peter Potamus (Chris Edgerly) eats radioactive pellets that transform him into an obese, green "creature." He returns to his original state, but morphs again at the slightest hint of tension -- the "stress monster" metaphor will amuse adult viewers, but kids won't get it. Add that to the fact that the show presents beloved cartoon characters involved in some sketchy situations, and this one is best reserved for teens and up.

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