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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Pilot (aka The Tick vs The Red Scare)

Nov/08/2001
The "grateful" people of a bus station The Tick has defended offer him a bus ticket to The City, where he meets Arthur, who has just quit his accounting job to pursue his life long dream of being a superhero. With a group of Russians in town planning to kill Jimmy Carter (who happens to be in The City that week) with a powerful robot, The Tick must destroy the robot as well as show Arthur that his dreams of being a superhero weren't misplaced after all.
Guest Stars: Jeff Doucette as Bus Driver | Lisa Lu as Bartender | Brad Maynard as Jimmy Carter | Carrick O'Quinn as The Red Scare | William Newman as The Cape | Ahmad Stoner as Teenage Employee | Brian Turk as Comrade #3 | Billy Beck as Octogenarian | Derek Mears as Comrade #2 | Adam Drescher as Salesman | E.J. Callahan as Station Manager | Ray Xifo as Mr. Ferret | Doug Motel as Comrade #1 |
Uncredited: Christopher Lloyd (1) as Mr. Fishladder
Writer: Ben Edlund

2 :01x02 - The Funeral

Nov/15/2001
Captain Liberty is chosen by the city to escort a famous hero, The Immortal, as he makes an important visit to The City. But when things get heated between the two, The Immortal becomes... mortal. The group is forced to find a way to cover up the circumstances behind the beloved hero's demise.
Guest Stars: Sam McMurray as The Immortal | Meadow Sisto as Clarissa | Richard Penn as Five Star General | T.J. Thyne as Kevin | Darin Cooper as General's Aide | Maury Ginsberg as Cop #2 | Charley Rossman as Cop #1 | Casey McDonald as Paralegal
Director: Andrew Tsao

3 :01x03 - Couples

Dec/05/2001
The Tick and Arthur, on patrol, encounter Fiery Blaze and his sidekick, Friendly Fire. When Arthur discovers how badly Fiery Blaze treats his sidekick, he has a chat with the lad and starts to change his attitude. Meanwhile, the Tick gets some lessons in how to treat a sidekick properly from Fiery Blaze...
Guest Stars: Ron Perlman as Fiery Blaze | Antwon Tanner as Johnny Republic | Patrick Breen as Friendly Fire | Matt Champagne as Randolph | Michael Cornacchia as Kid Caboose | Todd Felix as Fish Boy | Ty Upshaw as Police Officer
Director: Danny Leiner
Writer: Ross Venokur

4 :01x04 - The License

Dec/06/2001
After battling a robot, The Tick, Arthur, Captain Liberty and Batmanuel must deal with the police - and The Tick gets a ticket because he lacks a license. The quest for that teaches him just how little he knows about himself. When he tries to find out more, a woman appears who claims she is his wife. But is she?
Guest Stars: Larry Poindexter as Man | Kari Coleman as Woman | Yvette Freeman as Thelma | Mari Morrow as Medusa | Iqbal Theba as Dry Cleaner | David Figlioli as Mugger | Teddy Lane, Jr. as Desk Sergeant | Charley Rossman as Cop #1
Director: Craig Zisk

5 :01x05 - Arthur Needs Space (aka Arthur Needs His Space)

Dec/13/2001
Arthur crosses paths with a woman he last saw in high school. She's impressed because now he's a superhero. Arthur comes to believe she's only interested in the suit, but his efforts to find out, and to pursue the relationship, are constantly thwarted by the Big Blue Bug of Justice.
Guest Stars: Missi Pyle as Stacy Waxman | John Dennis Johnston as General Thomas | Simon Harvey as Captain Liberty's Lawyer | Steven Hood as Hustler | Cici Lau as Asian Woman | Chuck Sloan as Prosecutor | James Wellington as Worker
Director: Bo Welch
Writer: David Sacks

6 :01x06 - The Big Leagues

Dec/21/2001
Arthur is ecstatic when he and The Tick are selected to join the League of Superheroes. While they are happy to become part of such an elite group, things get sticky when Batmanuel and Captain Liberty threaten litigation against the League for their lack of minorities and women.
Guest Stars: Jack Armstrong (1) as Captain Comet | Jonathan Penner as The Champion aka Steve Filbert | Robert Mailhouse as Sonic Boom | Randy Kovitz as Bill | Kevin Thompson as Tiny Man | Lisa K. Wyatt as Receptionist | Kelvin Yu as Tom
Director: Bo Welch
Writer: Lon Diamond

7 :01x07 - The Tick vs Justice

Jan/17/2002
During a trial for a notorious villain, The Tick finds himself in contempt of court. With The Tick incarcerated for the night, the rest of the group is left to fend off any of the villain's minions he has sent to destroy them.
Guest Stars: Kurt Fuller as Destroyo | Steven Gilborn as Judge Knutsen | Robert Clendenin as Cell Mate | Diana Morgan as Reporter #1 | Victor Raider-Wexler as Stanistoff | Lori Alan as District Attorney | Joe Basile as Guard | Leanza Cornett as Reporter #3 | Dan Sachoff as Reporter #2 | Ping Wu as Bailiff
Director: Mel Damski

8 :01x08 - Arthur, Interrupted

Jan/24/2002
Arthur's mother Bea and sister Dot come to town and Arthur decides to "out" himself as a superhero. They're less than enthusiastic, and call in a therapist who shanghais Arthur to an insane asylum for deprogramming. But what does that therapist do with the equipment he confiscates? And will the Tick ever learn what that toilet is trying to tell him?
Guest Stars: Dave Foley as Francis | Beth Howland as Bea | Lisa Fredrickson as Dot | William Newman as The Cape | Cyd Strittmatter as Receptionist
Director: Dean Parisot

9 :01x09 - The Terror (aka The Tick vs The Terror)

Unaired
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?
Guest Stars: Armin Shimerman as The Terror | Peter Bergman as Metcalf | Peter MacKenzie as Male Nurse | Lorna Scott as ER Nurse |
Co-Guest Stars: Lisa Arturo as Stripper | William Newman as The Cape | Joe Sabatino as Right Hand Man | Stan Sellers as Doctor
Director: Boris Damast
Writer: Ben Edlund
Warning: The Tick (2001) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: November 08, 2001
Ended: January 24, 2002
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