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

Creator:

Ben Edlund
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2002   2001  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Patrick Warburton ...  The Tick 9 episodes, 2001-2002
David Burke ...  Arthur 9 episodes, 2001-2002
Liz Vassey ...  Captain Liberty 9 episodes, 2001-2002
Nestor Carbonell ...  Batmanuel 9 episodes, 2001-2002
William Newman ...  The Cape 3 episodes, 2001-2002
Charley Rossman ...  Cop #1 2 episodes, 2001
Maury Ginsberg ...  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 »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Krpelj See more »

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Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(9 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Many months passed between the production of the pilot episode and the remainder of the series. See more »

Quotes

Arthur: Batmanuel... you... saved my life!
Batmanuel: I have to throw up.
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Connections

Featured in FOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012) See more »

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networks are a harsh mistress
5 November 2004 | by march9hareSee 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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