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The Tick 

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

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Ben Edlund
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1996   1995   1994  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Townsend Coleman ...  The Tick 36 episodes, 1994-1996
Rob Paulsen ...  Arthur / ... 34 episodes, 1994-1996
Cam Clarke ...  Die Fledermaus / ... 29 episodes, 1994-1996
Jess Harnell ...  Sewer Urchin / ... 29 episodes, 1994-1996
Kay Lenz ...  American Maid 25 episodes, 1994-1996
Pat Fraley ...  Mayor Blank / ... 19 episodes, 1994-1996
Roger Rose ...  Brian Pinhead / ... 19 episodes, 1994-1996
Kevin Schon Kevin Schon ...  Feral Boy / ... 17 episodes, 1994-1996
Jim Cummings ...  Mr. Mental / ... 15 episodes, 1994-1996
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Storyline

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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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

New England Comics

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tick: The Animated Series See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(36 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Townsend Coleman (Tick), Rob Paulsen (Arthur) and Cam Clarke (Die Fledermaus) also voiced three of the four "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". Michelangelo was voiced by Coleman, Raphael by Paulsen and Leonardo by Clarke. Before becoming animated shows, both "The Tick" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" comic series were intended as spoofs. "The Tick" was parodying superhero comics in general, while "TMNT" focused on The 1980's era of Marvel Comics "Daredevil". See more »

Quotes

Tick: Bad man... hit dog... with *street*!
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Let's Hang Ten For Justice!!!
23 March 2002 | by KMMSee all my reviews

The Tick ran on Saturday mornings for kids, but I knew of numerous adults that watched this show and loved it. The show is not for everyone, mind you. You will either understand the humor and love it, or not get it and quickly turn the channel. I was hooked on it from day one. The show had memorable characters, villains and very witty dialogue. It often left me thinking to myself that many kids were not going to get the humor because the show came off as more of a comic book satire than a kiddie show. The show did offer enough action and colorful characters to appeal to the Saturday morning crowd, though.

The writers of the show, which included Tick creator Ben Edlund, really hit a bull's-eye by creating such memorable heroes like Sewer Urchin (sounded very much like Dustin Hoffman in Rainman) and Die Fledermaus and great villains like The Terror and the unforgettable Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs At Midnight. I also felt that Townsend Coleman did a wonderful job in bringing The Tick to life. He gave The Tick some real heart and soul. This show will always be one of my all-time favorites because of its satirical humor and memorable characters. I never get tired of it. I have as much fun watching The Tick now as I did when I first saw the show in the mid 1990's.


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