The Tick (2001)

The Tick (2001)

This live-action series is based off of the popular comic book "The Tick" which also had a cartoon version. The show's whole run is available on DVD.

The Tick is just your simple, everyday, average... blue muscular guy who fights crime. As a superhero in The City, The Tick must fight the evils of The City and make sure that justice is always served. With his body that can handle insurmountable amounts of pain, and a goofy wit that always keeps him positive, The Tick wrangles every villain that is sent his way. Assisting The Tick is his good friend Arthur, who is new to the superhero world. Having quit his job as an accountant to chase his long time dream, Arthur is The Moth. However, though his heart and soul may be into the job, he doesn't contain quite the natural talent The Tick does. Also helping out is Batmanuel, a famous and rather suave superhero who has been around the block a time or two. Rounding out the gang is Captain Liberty, the female of the group, who is a well-known superhero herself. Fighting surprisingly well for a lady, she is a valuable commodity to the group, one who never fails to stand up for herself. Together, the group will face anything that comes at them, protecting The City and its people at all costs.

Episode Info

Final: 1x09 -- The Terror (aka The Tick vs The Terror)

It is the one-year anniversary of the meeting between The Tick. Arthur, Captain Liberty and Batmanuel. Over cake and beer, they reminisce about a time when Captain Liberty didn't really like The Tick much. Taking advantage of The Tick's ignorance, she suggests he call out The Terror - one of the most dangerous villains The City has ever know. But at a hundred and twelve years old, just how dangerous IS The Terror?
Patrick WarburtonPatrick Warburton
As The Tick
David Burke (1)David Burke (1)
As The Moth aka Arthur
Liz VasseyLiz Vassey
As Captain Liberty aka Janet
Nestor CarbonellNestor Carbonell
As Batmanuel


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1x1: Pilot (aka The Tick vs The Red Scare) recap: He stands in silence, stoic, godlike, the mysterious blue avenger who has become legend to the simple folk of this bus station. But glory will not distract him from his vigil. Who "he" is, is a man in a totally blue, muscular suit. As he towers over the bus station who's roof he is standing upon, a customer below has their money stolen by the coffee machine. As the apparent protector of this bus station, our blue hero jumps down from his perch and proceeds to wrestle the "evil" coffee machine into submission. As it produces a cup of coffee and our hero saves the day, stating it is his "sworn duty to protect this bus station," the manager of the bus station arrives behind our hero and drops something. Telling this blue being that it was he who dropped this item, our hero picks it up, realizing it is a bus ticket to leave this bus station and go to "The City." Curious as to why he has this ticket, the bus manager, obviously fed up with our hero, tells him it must be because he has freed the bus station from the tyranny of the coffee machine. Deciding he must move on to a place where there is stuff to do, our blue hero boards the bus while the manager curiously asks "Who was that???" to which our hero replies: "He was..... The Tick!".. read more.

Creator: Ben Edlund
Executive Producer: Ben Edlund, Barry Sonnenfeld
Supervising Producer: Matt Gore
Producer: Graham Place, Flody Suarez
Associate Producer: Tim Christenson
Production Designer: Bo Welch, James Newport
Editor: Mark Scheib
Casting: Carol Kritzer

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Recurring Guests

William Newman as The Cape (3 eps)
Charley Rossman as Cop #1 (2 eps)

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Network: FOX ( USA)
Type: Scripted
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Airs: Thursdays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: November 08, 2001
Ended: January 24, 2002
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