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The Tick [2001] (2 discs)
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Composer:Ian Dye
Length:203 minutes
(3 hours 23 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Suggested Event Use:April Fools
Sorting Category:TV Show
IMDB Rating:7.6/10
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Comedy
  • Fantasy
  • Family
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Synopsis: A dim, blue giant fights crime in the midst of an otherwise average city life.


Reaction: Basically, it's Seinfeld with superheros. It is, however, a bit too mature at times for what would otherwise be its prime audience.


Personal Rating: 7/10


Highlights
"Arthur Needs Space" and "The Big Leagues"

Select Guest Cast
Armin Shimerman => The Terror (The Terror)
Lisa Arturo => Stripper (The Terror)
Peter Bergman => Metcalf (The Terror)
Beth Howland => Bea (Arthur, Interrupted)
Dave Foley => Francis (Arthur, Interrupted)
Lisa Fredrickson => Dot (Arthur, Interrupted)
Brad Maynard => Jimmy Carter (Pilot)
Carrick O'Quinn => Red Scare (Pilot)
Christopher Lloyd => Mr. Fishladder (Pilot)
Derek Mears => Comrade #2 (Pilot)
E.J. Callahan => Station Manager (Pilot)
Jeff Doucette => Bus Driver (Pilot)
Lisa Lu => Bartender (Pilot)
Ray Xifo => Mr. Ferret (Pilot)
William Newman => The Cape (Pilot)
Iqbal Theba => Dry Cleaner (The License)
Kari Coleman => Woman / Sibil Cyllum (The License)
Larry Poindexter => Man (The License)
Mari Morrow => Doris / Medusa (The License)
Yvette Freeman => Thelma Green (The License)
Jack Armstrong => Captain Comet (The Big Leagues)
Jonathan Penner => Steve Filbert / The Champion (The Big Leagues)
Lisa K. Wyatt => Darlene the Receptionist (The Big Leagues)
Robert Mailhouse => Sonic Boom (as Robert K. Mailhouse) (The Big Leagues)
John Dennis Johnston => General Thomas (Arthur Needs Space)
Missi Pyle => Stacy Waxman (Arthur Needs Space)
Simon Harvey => Liberty's Lawyer (Arthur Needs Space)
Kurt Fuller => Leonid Kusparov Destroyovitch / Destroyo (The Tick vs. Justice)
Steven Gilborn => Judge James Kenudson (The Tick vs. Justice)
Victor Raider-Wexler => Stanisloff (The Tick vs. Justice)
Meadow Sisto => Clarissa (The Funeral)
Richard Penn => General Fillmore (The Funeral)
Sam McMurray => The Immortal (The Funeral)
Patrick Breen => Friendly Fire (Couples)
Ron Perlman => Fiery Blaze (Couples)
Select Cast and Crew
Andrew Tsao => Director
Barry Sonnenfeld => Director
Bo Welch => Director
Boris Damast => Director
Craig Zisk => Director
Danny Leiner => Director
Dean Parisot => Director
Mel Damski => Director
Ben Edlund => Writer
Christopher McCulloch => Writer
David Sacks => Writer
Larry Charles => Writer
Lon Diamond => Writer
Richard Liebmann-Smith => Writer
Ross Venokur => Writer
Ian Dye => Composer
David Burke => Arthur
Liz Vassey => Captain Liberty
Nestor Carbonell => Batmanuel
Patrick Warburton => The Tick

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Both of Tick's antennae were remote controlled, and were independently operated on set by a puppeteer.
  • Tick's shoes would constantly change from a sleek pair of sculpted Tick feet for close-ups, to thicker versions with sneaker bottoms, to huge blue platforms, to increase Patrick Warburton's apparent height.
  • A new Tick suit was created for each episode, constantly improving on the quality and practicality.
  • The Pilot version of the Tick suit was a one piece foam latex bodysuit, with the cowl attached underneath the collar bone. All subsequent versions featured foam rubber Tick pants, with the cowl/torso extending to the cod piece, allowing Patrick Warburton to go to the bathroom, and simplifying his suit-up.
  • Modifications were made to Captain Liberty's costume between the pilot and the rest of the series, the most noticeable being her boots: in the pilot her boots go up to mid-thigh. They are replaced in the rest of the series by more practical knee-high boots.
  • Originally Tick and Arthur were supposed to always wear glasses that covered their eyes, as they did in the comic and cartoon series, but that was dropped when Patrick Warburton was cast, because of the way he was able to use his eyes.
  • Destroyo's costume was modified from the Red Scare's armor for budgetary reasons.