The pilot episode's version of the Tick suit was a one piece foam latex bodysuit, with the cowl attached underneath the collar bone. All subsequent versions featured foam rubber Tick pants, with the cowl/torso extending to the cod piece, allowing Patrick Warburton to go to the bathroom, and simplifying his suit-up. See more »
Well, let's not keep her waiting. She'll only perspire and alarm the neighborhood cats.
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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 »
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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