The Tick

10 Worst Episodes of The Tick

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 - S2E4

#10 - Coach Fussell's Lament (Season 2 - Episode 4)

The evil Brainchild returns and using his Nanny-of-the-Apocalypse, captures the Tick and transforms him into a two-headed bird that speaks bad French. Thus rendered powerless, The Tick is auctioned off by Brainchild, and it's up to the other heroes to sneak into the villain gathering and save him.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 23 votes.

The Tick - S1E11

#9 - The Tick vs. the Mole-Men (Season 1 - Episode 11)


The Mole Men come to the surface on vacation and the Tick ends up being their tour guide and protector - they meet supermodel Mindy Moleford and pursue her romantically. Complicating matters is the arrival of the Lava Man, who tries to kill the Mole King.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 29 votes.

The Tick - S1E9

#8 - The Tick vs. Brainchild (Season 1 - Episode 9)

While shopping, the Tick and Arthur run afoul of Charles, aka Brainchild - a 9-year old with his brain in a transparent dome on his head. Assisted by his cyborg dog Skippy, Charles uses his multi-mega-destructor cannon to smash the Moon into the Earth, and only the Tick can save the day!

The episode was rated 7.32 from 37 votes.

The Tick - S3E3

#7 - Sidekicks Don't Kiss (Season 3 - Episode 3)


The Deerfield Aztecs, a baseball team, crashed in Mexico and formed their own lost tribe of real Aztecs. They track their missing shortstop, Carmalita (Arthur's girlfriend) to America but grab Arthur instead. When the Tick and Carmalita pursue, the Aztecs and their leader Wally unleash ""Speak"", some kind of lowly animal that they intend to wed Arthur to. Tick takes a shine to ""Speak"" (as he names him) and he defeats the Aztecs and rescues Arthur.

The episode was rated 7.31 from 16 votes.

The Tick - S3E2

#6 - Tick vs. Dot & Neil's Wedding (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Dinosaur Neil, palaeontologist, curator of Dinosaur Grotto and one-time giant city-destroying mutant, is marrying Arthur's sister Dot. Chairface Chippendale, The Breadmaster and El Seed have other plans, though - plans which involve tampering with Neil's medication, man-eating bouquets, exploding wedding cake, and The Indigestible Man. And as if that wasn't enough, Neil's best man is... The Tick! It's up to our blue hero, Arthur and Dot to save Neil, with the aid of a submarine and 1,400 pounds of pungent raw meat...

The episode was rated 7.31 from 16 votes.

The Tick - S2E11

#5 - Tick vs. the Big Nothing (Season 2 - Episode 11)


An alien race called the ""Whats"" kidnap the Tick and Arthur to attempt to thwart their nemesis' the ""Heys"" from destroying the universe.

The episode was rated 7.25 from 16 votes.

The Tick - S1E10

#4 - The Tick vs. Pineapple Pokopo (Season 1 - Episode 10)

The government asks the Tick and Arthur to help when a space capsule with a monkey (with super smarts due to exposure with cosmic rays) crash lands in Pokoponesia - the heroes must recover the monkey. The two plus American Maid go there and find themselves in battle with the country's evil ruler, Pineapple Pokopo.

The episode was rated 7.20 from 35 votes.

The Tick - S2E5

#3 - Leonardo da Vinci and His Fightin' Genius Time Commandos! (Season 2 - Episode 5)


A flunky of air conditioner repair school makes a time machine and goes back and kidnaps the greatest inventors of all time so he can go back in time and reinvent everything.

The episode was rated 7.11 from 19 votes.

The Tick - S3E9

#2 - Tick vs. Prehistory (Season 3 - Episode 9)

The Tick and Arthur end up in the distant past and uncover a diabolical plot by the Hotel Manager, a man from the future using prehistoric man as staff for his Hotel at the beginning of the universe. They manage to defeat him and free man's ancestors from a life of low-paying minimum wage jobs.

The episode was rated 7.07 from 15 votes.

The Tick - S3E5

#1 - Devil in Diapers (Season 3 - Episode 5)


Mr. Mental steals a device from Dr. Pendecker that lets him hypnotize Arthur and the Tick into thinking he's a baby so they'll protect him. Unfortunately, Mental leaves the device in the taxi and has to recover it.

The episode was rated 6.81 from 16 votes.

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