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The Tick 

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

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

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Nester Carbonell plays Batmanuel, which is an obvious parody of DC's Batman character. Carbonell would go on to play the Mayor of Gotham City in Batman films "The Dark Knight" (2008) and "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012). 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: North by North Quahog (2005) See more »

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Faithless Fox and the Puddy curse
12 March 2004 | by DarthBillSee all my reviews

True, they should've played it more like the 60s Batman series with lots of goofy villains in every episode as opposed to superheroes-in-sitcom-situations, but this was show pretty darn funny. Hulking supporting player Patrick Warburton was an ideal Tick. Yeah as some others pointed he wasn't quite as excitable as the cartoon version (in fact, his Tick was like a mix of Tick and Puddy) but he still brought a lot of hearty energy to the part and managed to be endearingly goofy just like the Tick should be. David Burke was a good foil as Arthur, Liz Vassey was great eye candy and of course, Nestor Carbonell was hilarious as Batmanuel.

Another problem I think is that Fox just didn't have enough faith in this show so they didn't put a lot of effort into advertising it, which is why we're still stuck with a lot of bad new episodes of "The Simpsons" instead of getting new episodes of "The Tick". And maybe Patrick Warburton himself is just too closely identified with his Puddy character from "Seinfeld". It's a shame, really.

Long Live the Tick.

In closing, the pilot with the Soviet Robot, the second episode with the superhero funeral and the 8th episode where Tick got frustrated with the legal system were all great. Truly I shall miss this show.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2001 (USA) 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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