An invulnerable, somewhat dim, superhero protects The City from all manner of evil-doers.

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 The Tick (36 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 Arthur / ... (33 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 Die Fledermaus / ... (27 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 Sewer Urchin / ... (26 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 American Maid (21 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 Mayor Blank / ... (17 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 Brian Pinhead / ... (16 episodes, 1994-1996)
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After "crashing" the super hero convention in Reno, the nigh invulnerable blue-clad super hero, the Tick, is deemed the protector of "The City." On his first patrol he runs (more like "falls") into Arthur, an accountant in a moth costume. They soon strike up a partnership. When the villainous and muffled idea men threaten to flood The City, the Tick and Arthur come to the rescue. Along the way we meet Die Fledermaus, American Maid, and the Caped Chameleon. The Human Bullet cameos. Written by Kevin Gillease <gillease@scf-fs.usc.edu>

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A conspiracy theory has circulated that The Tick was thought up by a sick kid with a blood disease that he got from a tick. While being sick in bed, the kid would imagine that he was a superhero, the Idea Men were the action figures he was stuck playing with, Elseed was based on the flowers that he could see from his window, Chairface Chippendale is just a chair from his room, Arthur is the boy's divorced father and American Maid is the boy's mother. See more »

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Tick: What was with the lobsters? I thought there were alligators in the sewers. I was ready for alligators.
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Referenced in Starring Adam West (2013) See more »

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Best Cartoon Superhero Spoof
4 August 1999 | by (The City) – See all my reviews

The Tick is really one of the most hilarious and original cartoons I've seen in a while. It's about a Stupid and clueless but good-hearted Superhero called the Tick (when asked if he could destroy the world he says "Egad, I hope not. That's where I keep all my stuff"). When he moves to The City he meets up with a meek accountant who becomes his sidekick. Based on the Comic book of the same name, the Tick has proven itself repetedly that superhero spoofs still work. Watch it when you can.


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