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Did anyone watch The Tick?

POSTED BY: SIRI
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 04:38
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Saturday, November 11, 2006 8:49 AM

SIRI


I discovered this cancelled series after the fact and immediately bought the DVD. I don't know if it's really sci-fi - more like super hero spoof. Still I thought it was hilarious and couldn't imagine why it got cancelled. I don't have cable and totally missed it. Watched a couple of episodes at my brother's house and laugh every time I think about it.





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Saturday, November 11, 2006 9:00 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


I never saw the live-action version, but everyone I talked to who'd seen it said it paled in comparison to the animated version.

Thank the stars it's finally come out on DVD!

Amazon.com: The Tick Vs. Season One: DVD
http://www.amazon.com/Tick-Vs-Season-One/dp/B000FS9MVK/sr=8-1/qid=1163
271341/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-1007820-8433768?ie=UTF8&s=dvd


EDIT: And I'm sure you're aware that The Tick's creator, Ben Edlund, has done a few other things of interest to this board...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Edlund
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0249421/

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 9:00 AM

ROXYFREEFALL

Woman, you are completely off your nut.


I assume you're talking about the live action series and not the cartoon. I gotta say the live action one cracked me up. I loved that they picked Patrick Warburton from Seinfeld to be The Tick. Can't say I liked it as much as the cartoon cause the cartoon is one of THE most hillaious things I have ever seen. But the live action series was definitely a good laugh. Got that one on DVD myself.

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 9:05 AM

FINN MAC CUMHAL


SPOOOON!



Nihil est incertius vulgo, nihil obscurius voluntate hominum, nihil fallacius ratione tota comitiorum.

Nothing is more unpredictable than the mob, nothing more obscure than public opinion, nothing more deceptive than the whole political system.

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 9:15 AM

BSCPANTHERFAN


Check me on this, but the last time I looked, the DVD was missing an episode from Season 1. I think it's the "Mole Men" one, with the Cindy Crawford lookalike who falls in love with the Mole King.

KEEN!

Edit: I don't think you can find the dvds on eBay anymore, since they finally came out with them, but the talking Tick figures are out there sometimes.

So who is he?
He's my husband.
Well who in the damn galaxy ain't!

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 10:23 AM

PURPLEBELLY


IMHO It is impossible to appreciate Jaynestown fully without knowledge of The Tick. Same goes for Angel's choice of lethal flatware, of course.

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 10:53 AM

MSG


Loved the live action one and own it on dvd
Best Quote ( Bat Manuel looking out of the window after a ninja falls to his death)
"Another urban myth dispelled. Ninja's don't bounce"

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."- Albright



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Saturday, November 11, 2006 11:22 AM

SIRI


Yes, I was talking about the live action version. I've not seen the animated but heard about it. I also didn't realize there was an episode missing "Mole Men" huh?

One of my favorite lines was "No pun intended." "None comprehended." and "Crazy talk! Crazy talk!"

I'll have to check out the animated.



Siri

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 11:27 AM

PURPLEBELLY


And then there's the comic books, all the way back to 1988 ...

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 11:37 AM

FINN MAC CUMHAL


Hmm, the live action version? In that case, I must retract my previously tracted “SPOOON!” on the bases that the live action version was dumb. The cartoon, on the other hand, was golden. Pure golden.



Nihil est incertius vulgo, nihil obscurius voluntate hominum, nihil fallacius ratione tota comitiorum.

Nothing is more unpredictable than the mob, nothing more obscure than public opinion, nothing more deceptive than the whole political system.

-- Cicero

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 12:58 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


I loved the animated version. I didn't think I'd like the live action, but it grew on me. I think the concept was a bit too quirky for t.v.

People love a happy ending. So every episode, I will explain once again that I don't like people. And then Mal will shoot someone. Someone we like. And their puppy. - Joss

" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 2:17 PM

SIRI


OK - now I have to get the animated version so I can see what everyone is talking about. I'm gonna need a second job to pay for all this stuff I'm buying.

Got Browncoat and Serenity Tees this week. Waiting for soundtracks from FF and Serenity and thinking about how many of the series to buy for Holiday gifts this year.




"Yeah, but she's our witch."

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 4:50 PM

VETERAN

Don't squat with your spurs on.


Your money will be well spent. Both series were great. But what's this I hear about comic books?

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Sunday, November 12, 2006 7:07 AM

PURPLEBELLY


I don't know the comic myself, but here's a guy who does
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tick_Comic_Book

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Sunday, November 12, 2006 3:02 PM

SIRI


Thanks Purplebelly. Good synopsis.

Siri

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Sunday, November 12, 2006 3:48 PM

JOSSISAGOD


Watched it and LOVED IT! Both the live action series and the animated series. The live action series season one can be found on the TV links website that used to host Buffy.

right here: http://tvlinks.voodeedoo.org

SPOOOON!
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Sunday, November 12, 2006 4:07 PM

TENTHCREWMEMBER

Could you please just make it stranger? Stranger. Odder. Could be weirder. More bizarre. How about uncanny?


Best Comic Hero show ever!

I'm actually working on a card game idea based on the live action series.

"A secret message from my teeth!" - The Tick

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Saturday, June 20, 2009 2:31 PM

JAYNEZTOWN

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Saturday, June 20, 2009 10:26 PM

CLJOHNSTON108







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Sunday, June 21, 2009 6:52 AM

FREMDFIRMA


I can't believe a discussion of The Tick got this far without mention of like, the best villain EVER!

"One of these days... MILKSHAKE! BOOM!"

Man did I love that guy, there's crazy, there's batshit crazy, and then there's EMBWBAM.

Feel the awesome, baby.

-F

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 11:10 AM

OPTIMUS1998


The Evil Midnight Bomber who(what) bombs at midnight!!!!
YES!!!!!!!!!



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Sunday, June 21, 2009 4:11 PM

CYBERSNARK


Those who loved The Tick cartoon will want to check out Transformers: Animated. Sentinel Prime has a familiar voice actor.







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Monday, June 22, 2009 2:50 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Watched the live action and the toon. Dug them both and have them on dvd.

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Monday, June 22, 2009 4:28 AM

FREELANCERTEX


the cartoon version rocks XD wasnt a *huge* fan of the live action version, even though i absolutely love patrick warburton


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Monday, June 22, 2009 1:11 PM

DC4BS


I got the DVD set the day I found out it existed. I had not ever seen it on TV. Never really got into the cartoon though. I catch it once in a great while but it just never quite hooked me in.

Anyone else ever read the "Cerebus the Aardvark" comic books?

There was a character that showed up in those called "The Roach" that was done well before any mention of the "The Tick".

The similarities are striking.

Not complaining, mind you. Just observing while getting great laughs at both.

Bat Manuel rules!

And Warburton has long been one of my favorite actors. He's only on for a few seconds, but who else could play Hymie on Get Smart and nail the part quite so well?

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Monday, June 22, 2009 4:16 PM

RALLEM


The Tick, (live action) is on hulu.com



http://www.swyzzlestyx.com/index.html

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009 2:29 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Love The Tick, both versions, though I've STILL never found out why his trademark cry is ' SPOOOON! '.

*confused*



The T.Rex they call JANE!


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Wednesday, June 24, 2009 4:38 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Love The Tick, both versions, though I've STILL never found out why his trademark cry is ' SPOOOON! '.

*confused*


There was one episode where the Tick decided he needed a battle cry, and then soon after, sitting at the coffee shop, he was fascinated by his distorted reflection off the back of his coffee spoon.

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