my favorite philosopher
Episode One: The Tick vs. The Idea Men
"Destiny. Destiny's powerful hand has made the bed of my future. And it's up to me to lie in it. I am destined to be a super-hero; to right wrongs; and to pound two-fisted justice into the hearts of evil-doers everywhere. You don't fight destiny, no sir! And you don't eat crackers in the bed of your future, or you'll get all... scratchy. (Hey, I'm narrating, here.) They've assigned me a city. My mission? To free it from the ravages of evil and super-villainy, so its citizens may sleep easy, secure in the knowledge that they are protected. The city. My... the city. It cries to me of its need." -The Tick
"City, it is I, the Tick, your destined defender. Show me where it hurts." -The Tick
"Gravity is a harsh mistress." -The Tick
"Criminals, you face the sworn protector of this fair city... You face... the Tick." -The Tick
"Hey, cool. They got a blimp." -The Tick
"You're not going crazy, Arthur. You're going sane in a crazy world. Some people are destined for greater things. Arthur, you are one of those people. You can't hide from it; you've got to hug it. Hug your destiny, Arthur... hug it." -The Tick
Arthur: "I'm very frightened."
The Tick: "No, Arthur, you're very flying."
Arthur: "Hey, they got their money, and they're still gonna blow up the damn."
The Tick: "Aw, no fair!"
"Guns and super-heroes don't mix. Seek professional help." -The Tick
Arthur: "I guess we saved the city."
The Tick: "For the moment, yes, my friend. But with luck, our future holds still more dire threats, more perilous plots. Wherever villainy rears its great big head, wherever evil sets its giant, ill-smelling foot, you will find... the Tick."
Arthur: "Oh, and, and Arthur. His, uh, sidekick."
The Tick: "Good show. And, yes, my sidekick, Arthur. Certainly a force to be reckoned with. And so, may evil beware. And... may good dress warmly and eat plenty of fresh vegetables."