The Tick (2001–2002)

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 The Tick (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Arthur (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Captain Liberty (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Batmanuel (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 The Cape (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Officer Shapiro (2 episodes, 2001)
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The story of superhero The Tick, based on the popular comic book.

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In a City filled with danger, one man stands in the shadows, waiting for evil to rear its ugly head, and feel the power of his superhuman noogie! See more »

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The studio did not have the rights to all characters from The Tick (1994), so cartoon characters Die Fledermaus and American Maid were changed to Batmanuel and Captain Liberty. See more »

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The Tick: [to Arthur] You're on a first name basis with lucidity, little friend. I have to call it "mister" lucidity... and that's no good in a pinch.
Arthur: I just don't want to turn into Blaze and Fire, okay?
The Tick: Heavens, man! What kind of crazy Frankenscience could make that possible?
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5 November 2004 | by (sparks nv) – See all my reviews

Unquestionably one of the funniest and most original comedies to come down the pike in years, this show was nevertheless canceled by Fox after airing only a relative handful of episodes. Why? According to the producers, Fox execs were caught up in the minutiae of the character: Who is The Tick really? Where did he get his superpowers? One of the most important answers that eluded Fox was that THE VIEWERS DON'T CARE!! The show is funny! If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Beyond clever writing, the characterizations were spot on. The choice of Patrick Warburton as The Tick was little short of inspired. In fact, all of the characters were perfectly cast even though, when approached to do the character of Batmanuel, Nestor Carbonell initially turned it down, claiming that he was tired of doing Hispanic parts. The producers said nonsense; you'll do it, and you'll be brilliant. They were right. Time was when a network announced it's fall lineup, you could pretty much count on any given show hanging around for at least a season (although, to be fair, "Batman" was a mid-season replacement on ABC), but not any more. With "The Tick", Fox had a winner and didn't see it, which is our loss. Happily, "The Tick" is available in it's, er, "entirety", on DVD. We heartily recommend this one.


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