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Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law/X, The Eliminator
- This page is for the episode X, The Eliminator. For the recurring villain, see X, The Eliminator (character).
X, The Eliminator is the ninth episode of the first season of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, and the ninth episode overall. One of Birdman's old villains comes out of retirement to steal Birdman's crest while Birdman attempts to defend Phil against vehicular manslaughter charges.
Twenty-six years after being hired by F.E.A.R. to take the crest of Birdman, X, The Eliminator, sees a commercial for Birdman's injury law practice and attempts to succeed where he failed so many years ago. While he sets up his death ray console in Birdman's lobby, Birdman is called into action to defend Phil in court against charges of vehicular manslaughter because he hit someone every day for a week. While returning to his office, Birdman runs into X, who declares his intent to "eliminate" him, and the two wind up making plans to get coffee.
Although Birdman is busy working on Phil's case, X gets over-excited about his chance to take his crest and starts stalking him with his unwieldy console. Birdman spends his time avoiding X and coaching Phil until the trial, where he finally falls victim to X's death ray. But, Birdman is saved from whatever X had in mind for him by Avenger, who attacks X and reverses the ray. With his newfound energy, Birdman convinces the judge that because Phil's car was light blue (and not blue as the officer said), he is not guilty.
- Clip Show: The clips from the beginning of the episode where X gets his assignment from F.E.A.R. are taken directly from X the Eliminator from Birdman and the Galaxy Trio.
- X's Settings: The ray settings on X's console include: Freeze Ray, Vice Ray, "Randall, Ray", Just Okay Ray and Hip Hop Hoo Ray.
Behind the Scenes
Allusions and References
- Phil: I need your... Uh, help.
Phil: On my way to work I hit a guy...
Birdman: Oh, that doesn't seem so bad.
Phil: ...Every day this week.
Birdman: Oh... Any witnesses?
Phil: Some kids.
Birdman: Nobody believes kids.
Phil: And a nun.
Birdman: Nobody believes nuns.
Phil: Someone's suing Phil Ken Sebben, dammit!
Birdman: I'll take the case!
Phil: And if we lose, it's you and me, Birdman, against the world.
Phil: Two heavily armed men in a bunker fighting extradition.