The Tick premiered on FOX on November 8, 2001. Created by Ben Edlund (creator of the comic book and animated series of the same name) and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, The Tick brings the never-ending battle of good and evil to new heights of comedic chaos.
The Tick .................. Patrick Warburton
Arthur .................... David Burke
2) The Terror
An evil villan named The Terror shows up after The Tick calls him out and he collapses with a heart attack while fighting The Tick.
3) Arthur, Interrupted
When Arthur tells his family he is a superhero they have him committed, but when they tell The Tick what they've done he Captain Liberty, Batmanuel and Dot rescue him.
4) The License
The law requires all superheroes have a license and tell the government who their secret identity is, but The Tick has problems when he doesn't have a either a secret identity or a license.
5) Arthur Needs Space
The lady upon whom Arthur has had a crush since high school is interested in him now that he's a superhero, but he can't get rid of The Tick long enough to date her.
When Arthur and The Tick meet several of the other local superhero teams he learns that being a sidekick is little more than just looking after the superhero and posing for pictures.
7) The Funeral
When The Tick comes face-to-face with death he doesn't understand it and wants some answers about it.
8) The Tick vs Justice
A villain is being tried for his crimes of the last thirty years and Arthur and The Tick are testifying against him.
9) The Big Leagues
Tempers flare when The Tick and Arthur join The Legion Of Superheroes, but Batmanuel and Captain Liberty are turned down.
On November 8, TV Guide raved: Buffy devotees may be hard-pressed to recall an episode as off-the-wall as this one, as Sunnydale denizens are featured in their own production numbers... OOPS, wrong TV Guide rave. Here it is:
Superheroics are played for laughs in this clever comedy. Patrick Warburton (who played Puddy in "Seinfeld") has the title role in this sharply satirical adaptation of the cult comic book.
Dim-witted but dedicated, The Tick is a superhero who brings childlike enthusiasm to his work. In the opener, the Tick arrives in "The City," where he meets the more experienced Captain Liberty (Liz Vassey, see photo on page 6), and the debonair, egotistical Bat Manuel (Nestor Carbonell, spoofing Adam West). Hoping to join their ranks is an ex-accountant named Arthur (David Burke), with whom the Tick bonds as they try to save Jimmy Carter (Brad Maynard) from a Soviet robot left over from the Cold War.
None of the original cartoon episodes are scheduled anymore on Comedy Central. The above live-action list of episodes produced so far & airdates starting Nov. 8, 2001 come from Pazsaz.com - which also has this page devoted to all 3 seasons of the original FOX cartoon series
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The Tick eps seen on Comedy Central in 1999
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Official Tick website (if it's still there) produced by Sony Television for Fox
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