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The Tick 

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An invulnerable, somewhat dim, superhero protects The City from all manner of evil-doers.

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Ben Edlund
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1996   1995   1994  
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Series cast summary:
Townsend Coleman ...  The Tick 36 episodes, 1994-1996
Rob Paulsen ...  Arthur / ... 34 episodes, 1994-1996
Cam Clarke ...  Die Fledermaus / ... 29 episodes, 1994-1996
Jess Harnell ...  Sewer Urchin / ... 29 episodes, 1994-1996
Kay Lenz ...  American Maid 25 episodes, 1994-1996
Pat Fraley ...  Mayor Blank / ... 19 episodes, 1994-1996
Roger Rose ...  Brian Pinhead / ... 19 episodes, 1994-1996
Kevin Schon ...  Feral Boy / ... 17 episodes, 1994-1996
Jim Cummings ...  Mr. Mental / ... 15 episodes, 1994-1996
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Storyline

After "crashing" the super hero convention in Reno, the nigh invulnerable blue-clad super hero, the Tick, is deemed the protector of "The City." On his first patrol he runs (more like "falls") into Arthur, an accountant in a moth costume. They soon strike up a partnership. When the villainous and muffled idea men threaten to flood The City, the Tick and Arthur come to the rescue. Along the way we meet Die Fledermaus, American Maid, and the Caped Chameleon. The Human Bullet cameos. Written by Kevin Gillease <gillease@scf-fs.usc.edu>

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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

New England Comics

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tick: The Animated Series See more »

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Runtime:

(36 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the Batman spoof Die Fledermaus is frequently misheard by viewers (who watch the un-subtitled version and thus have not seen the name spelled out) as "Deflator Mouse" and is listed as such in some Internet discussions. Die Fledermaus is an Austrian opera by Johann Strauss, where one character briefly wears a bat costume. "Die" means "The" and "Fledermaus" means "Bat". Technically this German word for bat means "flying mouse" or "mouse of the sky", as do the names of this animal in several other European languages. E.g. Russian "letuchaya muish", and Spanish "murciélago" (from an archaic dialect, of which the modern form would be "ratón del cielo"). Some German-speaking cultures have changed the animal name of "Fledermaus" to "Fledertiere" ("flying animal") to be more accurate, as bats are not closely related to mice. See more »

Quotes

Tick: You know, Arthur, when you spend two months riding around on a really big man, you start to learn a few things about yourself. You learn that it is a really great thing to stay on Earth and live in a place that has no arms or legs of its own. And most importantly, Arthur, you learn how to close your eyes and tell yourself that this just isn't happening to me.
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"And you don't eat crackers in the bed of your future..."
10 September 2003 | by grendelkhanSee all my reviews

Ah, the Tick. For those of us who were privileged enough to know the Tick before his Saturday Morning debut, this series was a delight. It perfectly captured the demented world of our favorite blue lunatic; and, we finally got to see some of the stuff that Ben Edlund never got around to.

The voice casting was perfect. Townsend Coleman gave Tick the right combination of heroic, but insane. I really preferred Mickey Dolenz to Rob Paulsen as Arthur, but, both were good. The additions of Die Fledermaus and American Maid were superb. The only parts I missed were Oedipus and Paul the Samurai.

This was a series that was too sophisticated for its environment. It didn't really fit in with the Saturday Moning kiddie fare and should have been shown in prime time. Still, it was worth getting up Saturday Morning to catch it.

It's hard to pick a favorite episode, there are so many good ones. A few of the best: Tick vs Tick, Thrakkorzog, Tick in Belgium, the Tick's hero class, and the Brainchild episodes.

Thankfully, this series is about to come out on dvd. Now we can relive those halcyon days. SPOOOOOOONN!!


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