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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 8, 2001
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  • Summary: Bounding from roof to roof in one single jump, the mysterious blue justice defender The Tick (Patrick Warburton) patrols The City, and his limited knowledge of human life doesn't interfere with his desire to protect society. The frustrated and well-behaved accountant known as Arthur (DavidBounding from roof to roof in one single jump, the mysterious blue justice defender The Tick (Patrick Warburton) patrols The City, and his limited knowledge of human life doesn't interfere with his desire to protect society. The frustrated and well-behaved accountant known as Arthur (David Burke) left his job to join The Tick as The Moth, and now they're a crime-fighting duo. Arthur has always secretly wished being a superhero. Well, not so secretly, since he used his moth outfit (which looks more like a bunny) to work. On this fight against injustice, The Tick also counts on Batmanuel (Nestor Carbonell), a Latino superhero who never promotes himself without a worthy cause. His kryptonite is Captain Liberty (Liz Vassey), the government's number one weapon on the battle against supervillains. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Action & Adventure, Fantasy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Ann Hodges
    Jun 10, 2015
    100
    The Tick made me laugh out loud enough to miss the next laugh line. And that doesn't happen often in these TV times of tired old, same old sitcoms. [4 Nov 2001, p.2]
  2. The show is a tour de farce for Warburton, who has the commanding gusto of a superhero and the deadpan style so appropriate for the material. [8 Nov 2001, p.D01]
  3. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Jun 10, 2015
    90
    Viewers looking for something different, and very funny, should latch on to The Tick and not let go. [8 Nov 2001, p.E1]
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Jun 10, 2015
    88
    It's cleverly written, slickly produced and features a sidesplitting star turn by Seinfeld's Patrick Warburton as the big, blue, well-padded superhero with scene-stealing antennae. But the best thing I can say also is the simplest: It made me laugh. A lot.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 10, 2015
    80
    The Tick"is a funny, creative show and a risk worth taking. It's disappointing Fox has so little faith in these oddball superheroes. [8 Nov 2001, p.E-4]
  6. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jun 10, 2015
    80
    The tone is satirical, and the look mixes noir with candy-colored latex; but the characters are sweet and extremely human. [8 Nov 2001, p.C20]
  7. Reviewed by: Adam Buckman
    Jun 10, 2015
    0
    The focus on excretory subjects makes you wonder if the show's writers aren't overdue for a tuneup at their shrinks.

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