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

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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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The Big Blue Bug Of Justice Is Here! See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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Krpelj See more »

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$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(9 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Destroyo's costume was modified from the Red Scare's armor for budgetary reasons. See more »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

An episode entitled "The Terror", which featured Tick and Arthur fighting a 112-year-old villain, was slated to air in the first season, but for some reason it wasn't. (This episode is, however, on the DVD collection) See more »

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Viva Batmanuel!
3 October 2003 | by grendelkhanSee all my reviews

I'm still partial to the cartoon, but this was a scream! Yes, American Maid and Die Fledermaus had to be changed to Captain Liberty and Batmanuel, but dammit if this show wasn't just as screwy. So, of course, Fox cancels it and gives us high quality programming like Joe Millionaire. Somebody take Rupert Murdoch out to the woodshed and bring along the Fox executives, please!

The cast was great and were obviously having fun. Although I prefer Townsend Coleman's more excitable Tick, Patrick Warburton conveyed that loopy perspective that has always been the hallmark of the Tick. David Burke gives Arthur that repressed, but eager quality he had in the comics. Liz Vassey is sexy and funny as Captain Liberty, but I really would have loved to see her in that American Maid costume. But, it is Nestor Carbonell who steals the series. His look, attitude and delivery are all classic.

If ever a show deserved time to find its audience, this was the one. Monty Python ad Fawlty Towers weren't immediate hits and the Tick carried those sensibilities. Given an entire season, I think this would have caught on. Lord knows, it was better than Smallville or that aborted Birds of Prey show. The Tick has been great in every medium he has invaded, but he never quite gets a fair shot at glory. The only thing missing from this show was the cast of evildoers that the cartoon had. Oh well, at least this version is available on dvd; wish the cartoon was. Anyway, SPOON!!!!!!!!!!!!


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