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)
William Newman ...
 The Cape (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Cop #1 (2 episodes, 2001)
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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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The Big Blue Bug Of Justice Is Here! See more »

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Both of Tick's antennae were remote controlled, and were independently operated on set by a puppeteer. See more »

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Arthur: Oh, would you look at this. How many times have I told you about the toothpaste?
The Tick: I know what toothpaste is.
Arthur: When you leave the cap off the toothpaste the toothpaste gets hard and you can't get it out.
The Tick: Doesn't do that for me.
Arthur: That's because by the time you get the toothpaste, I've already cleaned it and put the cap back on!
The Tick: Well, good gravy! We are a well-oiled machine!
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Prepare to face... "The Tick"!
22 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't think any other actor than the towering, deadpan Patrick Warburton could pull of the role of the blue-clad buffoon The Tick. The Tick may be dim-witted, prone to making long-winded, nonsensical soliloquies and may be the most unintentionally destructive hero since Sledge Hammer, but he also has a heart of gold and is willing to stand up to any challenge. Whether it's stopping petty crooks or throttling an uncooperative coffee machine, the Tick is just the hero The City needs... whether they like it or not! Joining the Tick in his quest for justice are loyal but nebbish moth man Arthur (David Burke), tough cookie Captain Liberty (Liz Vassey), and blasé ladies' man Bat Manuel.

Like many TV shows, the live action version of "The Tick" suffered an early death on the Fox network, but it has thankfully become a cult classic. I actually found this one to be funnier than the animated series. Not that I'm diminishing the legacy of the great cartoon, but to see flesh-and-blood adult actors dressed in these ridiculous costumes, uttering ludicrous lines ("Abso-doodle!") and fighting comical villains (Apocolypse Cow, Destroyo), makes "The Tick" so literal and so rewardingly hilarious.


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