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The Tick (2001–2002)

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The story of superhero The Tick, based on the popular comic book.


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Series cast summary:
 The Tick (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Arthur (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Captain Liberty (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Batmanuel (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
William Newman ...
 The Cape (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Cop #1 (2 episodes, 2001)
 Officer Shapiro (2 episodes, 2001)


The story of superhero The Tick, based on the popular comic book.

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Release Date:

1 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$1,400,000 (estimated)

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(9 episodes)

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Modifications were made to Captain Liberty's costume between The Tick: Pilot (2001) and the rest of the series, the most noticeable being her boots: in the pilot her boots go up to mid-thigh. They are replaced in the rest of the series by more practical knee-high boots. See more »


The Tick: [giving a eulogy] Death. The eternal blink. The capricious dance of Now Ya Stop Movin' Forever. Well contrary to popular belief, death isn't just for dead people. It can happen to anyone. I know, it's news to me too. And it's not just people either, it's all kinds of stuff. Horses, fiddler crabs. Did you know that even a potato... can die?
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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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