The Tick: The Animated Series is an American animated television series adaptation of the New England Comics superhero, The Tick. The series debuted September 10, 1994 on the Fox network's Fox Kids block and was responsible for introducing the satirical comic book character to a mainstream audience. Lasting three seasons, the final episode aired on November 24, 1996. Since then, The Tick has been syndicated by various networks, further increasing the show's cult following, and has been released on both VHS and DVD. A live-action series was created in 2001.
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The Tick and Arthur go on a trip to a field park about dinosaurs. There they meet Dinosaur Neil, a scientist who shows the two that he has a real dinosaur cell, but it would grow if it isn't kept in a special substance. Neil accidently eats the cell and slowly turns into a half-man, half-dinosaur monster. Arthur realizes the ""special"" substance was merely aspirin, so he gets The Tick to feed a giant aspirin to the man-beast, turning him back into a human. In the end, Neil starts talking to and dating Arthur's sister, Dot.
The episode was rated 7.58 from 99 votes.
The Tick falls prey to an uncommon cold and is a less then subtle sufferer - Arthur while tending him goes next door and is kidnapped by Thrakkorzog, evil ruler of Dimension 14B. Thrak plans to conquer Earth with an army of Tick clones, but all that an Arthur-clone can get in the way of Tick's cell samples is mucus from his handkerchiefs. This leads to the creation of Mucus Tick, whom The Tick must battle for the sake of the world!
The episode was rated 7.58 from 38 votes.
When Reno entertainers Soren and Frederica lose their prized animal, a trained dolphin, they call upon Arthur (they know his parents), and he and the Tick come to their aid. Little do they know that the dolphin, The Fin, plans to rule the world with his newly-invented Fish Magnet, with which he plans to bury the city in fish. The Tick must cope with his newfound weakness - gambling addiction - but manages to overcome it and beat The Fin by holding his breath longer.
The episode was rated 7.59 from 17 votes.
The Tick, American Maid, and Arthur go undercover as caterers to infiltrate Chairface Chippendale's party. Chippendale has gathered the City's criminal underworld to witness his latest scheme - employing Professor Chromedome to inscribe Chairface's name on the Moon! The Tick blows their cover but the trio escapes Chippendale's death trap and manages to stop him before he can carve more than the first three letters of his name on the Moon.
The episode was rated 7.60 from 120 votes.
Arhtur is annoyed at his failed attempts to lose weight and dismayed at how much of a wimp he is. When he and Tick defeat a villain named Evil, Arthur takes Evil's strength-enhancing belt. When Arthur wears it, he gains confidence and likes seeing himself with a muscular physique. While dating Carmalita, Arthur picks a fight with two guys to show his new strength and confidence. The Tick is called in to end the fight and he tangles with Arthur. In the end, Arthur must get rid of his strength belt to save his and Tick's life. Arthur realizes the addiction the belt gave him and tosses it away so that he can be himself.
The episode was rated 7.65 from 17 votes.
A camera crew follows the Tick and Arthur around for a day of crime fighting as they do battle with a unique villain.
The episode was rated 7.65 from 17 votes.
The Tick blows Arthur's bank account to upgrade his apartment into their secret headquarters - when Arthur doesn't take it well, Tick moves out and forms his own HQ - a rather shaky ""Crime Tower."" Hearing that the Tick is out of action, the 115-year old Terror summons his allies, Stalingrad, the Human Ton and Handy, Tuun-La, and the Man Eating Cow, and forms a new League of Evil to kidnap the mayor. Desperate, American Maid and the Arthur send forth the Tick Signal and the Tick realizes it is his destiny to be with Arthur and fight crime - the League is no match for the assembled heroes.
The episode was rated 7.68 from 22 votes.
Betty, Queen of the Ants, leads the ants of the City in revolt - it loses its major defender when the Tick is thoroughly creeped out and checks himself into Captain Sanity's Superhero Sanitarium. Betty and her minions capture the other heroes and lock them up in a giant People Farm, then collect enough glass to build a giant magnifying glass and use sunlight to fry them. Fortunately the Tick regains his (normal) sanity in the nick of time and saves the day.
The episode was rated 7.71 from 17 votes.
The Mustache, a U.S. secret weapon, escapes from the lab and tries to team up with its counterpart, the Russian Beard. In hot pursuit are Jim Rage and the Ladies of Project: Shave, so the Mustache takes refuge on the Tick's lip. Meanwhile, Dinosaur Neil and Dot plan for their marriage.
The episode was rated 7.72 from 18 votes.
A villain who can animate furniture and make it do her bidding falls in love with Die Fledermaus and tries to take over The City, with hilarious consequences and sexy results.
The episode was rated 7.72 from 18 votes.
The Tick gets knocked into space and into a self-exploratory journey by a giant genetically-enhanced clown. The remaining superheroes are forced to try to fight off the evil proto-clown until the Tick returns.
The episode was rated 7.75 from 36 votes.
Sewer Urchin battles his arch enemy, the Sewer Czar, earning the respect of his fellow superheroes.
The episode was rated 7.80 from 15 votes.
The Tick is sent into space to blow the ""CHA"" out of the Moon from when Chairface tried to write his name in the moon. He blows the letter C up while he's inside it and gets sent through space. While in space he comes across a fantastically large alien named Omnipotus. The Tick befriends him and becomes a janitor on his body. But Omnipotus is an eater of planets and plans to eat the Earth when they get to it.
The episode was rated 7.81 from 21 votes.
When Arthur goes off on a date with Carmalita on Hobby Night, Tick builds himself a new sidekick - Little Wooden Boy. Swiss Commandoes are after the notebook of Dr. Vahtoss, Carmalita's father and the inventor of Arthur's flight suit. And Blowhole, a giant long-distance running whale, accidentally swallows everyone, forcing the Tick to light up Little Wooden Boy to cause Blowhole to choke them up. Yep, just another day in The City...
The episode was rated 7.84 from 32 votes.
The Tick and the gang take Arthur's sister's car to a Superhero night club. Arthur can't get in because he's a sidekick so he has to wait in the sidekicks lounge. A pseudo-superhero calling himself the Tick comes to the club and he and The Tick battle. Also a skinny, tiny villian called the ""Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight"" tries to blow up the superhero night spot, with hilarious consequences.
The episode was rated 7.95 from 42 votes.
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