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Harvey Birdman... Attorney at Law!

If you're not watching Harvey Birdman... Attorney at Law, the only possible reason is that you don't know about it. Let me rectify this.

HBAAL is a stunningly funny animated series now running Friday's at 10 PM (repeated at 2 AM) on Teletoon. Harvey, our hero, was once a superhero on Hanna-Barbera's 1967 series Birdman and the Galaxy Trio. Superhero work becoming thin on the ground, he went to law school and now, with his trained eagle Avenger, serves the legal needs of the entire stable of Hanna-Barbera characters.

For instance, he defends Scooby and Shaggy when they're busted for possession, represents Dr. Benton Quest when he gets into a custody battle with Race Bannon for Johnny and Hadiji, and helps out mob boss Fred Flintstone (this episode contains a brilliant parody of the Sopranos opening credits).

In some cases, they've managed to bring back the original voices for the characters, and while the animation is original, they've reproduced the style of the era. Unfortunately, they only made a handful of episodes, but if you remember any of these old shows, you'll laugh yourself sick.

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