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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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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 »

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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)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Modifications were made to Captain Liberty's costume between the pilot episode and the rest of the series, the most noticeable being her boots: in the pilot, her boots go up to mid thigh. They are replaced in the rest of the series by more practical knee-high boots. See more »

Quotes

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