The Tick, Season 1Closed Captioning
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In a world where criminals rule the streets, evil has finally met its match. There is a new protector of the weak and oppressed, the hilarious blue defender of goodness, known as The Tick (Patrick Warburton, Seinfeld)! Together with his sidekick Arthur (David Burke, Party of Five) and their friends — the insatiable Batmanuel (Nestor Carbonell, Suddenly Susan), and the alluring Captain Liberty ( Liz Vassey, Push Nevada) — these heroes will prove they are more than just big, dumb guys in silly-looking suits. Produced by Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black I & II, Wild Wild West) and based on the hit comic book, these hysterical nine episodes span the entire series. So let this be a warning to naughty people everywhere, for you have met The Tick!
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoPilot||Having grown tired and bored with life as a mild mannered accountant, Arthur has decided that it's time for a change. Determined to put all the numbers, deductions and IRA's behind him, he tells his boss, Mr. Fishlighter, that he's giving up accounting in order to pursue a higher calling - being a superhero! And ignoring Fishlighter's warnings about the fate of a previous employee who cashed it all in to be a crimefighter, Arthur dons his Mothman flying suit, one that makes him look a lot like a giant bunny, and heads off to pursue "the noblest profession." Meanwhile, just as Arthur is embarking on his new career, a superhero calling himself The Tick arrives in town to fight crime. At a bar where he is explaining his dream of living the hero's life, Arthur overhears a pair of evil commandos plotting to revive an old Soviet super weapon - code name Red Scare - to uses against the US Postal System. But when the Red Scare commandos try to teach him a lesson he will never forget, Arthur is rescued by The Tick and his superhero friends, Batmanuel and Captain Liberty. And with Arthur by their side, The Tick and company resolve to stop the Red Scare. Now working under The Tick's wing, Arthur quickly realizes just how ill prepared he is to make the leap from accounting professional to Mothman. Though Arthur wants to quit, The Tick asks him to interrogate a captured Red Scare operative. And upon learning that the weapon was originally programmed back in the 1970's to kill then-President Jimmy Carter, The Tick presses Arthur into service to save the ex-president and thwart the Red Scare before the completion of its decades old mission.||21:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Terror||After being saved from a villainous, napalm-spewing cow, Arthur wakes to find himself in the company of a superhero known as The Tick. Impressed with Arthur's amateur crime library, The Tick wants him as part of a crime fighting team. However, noting the problems of a co-worker who traded in his day job for superhero stardom, Arthur isn't so sure he wants to. Meanwhile, with the help of fellow superheroes Batmanuel, The Cape and Captain Liberty, The Tick seeks an arch-villain to fight. Despite warnings from his colleagues, The Tick sets his sights on the biggest super-villain of them all, The Terror. After alerting Arthur to their mission, The Tick places a phone call to The Terror's mansion, goading the 112-year-old villain into a fight. However, it's Arthur who's in trouble when he learns that The Terror has identified him. But when The Terror falls victim to a heart attack, The Tick notes that any victory over evil is a good one, regardless of the circumstances. When Arthur's abandoning his post at the hospital allows The Terror to escape, Captain Liberty and Batmanuel arrive to help stop him. With Arthur distracted by Metcalfe, the co-worker whose shot at superhero stardom has left him incapacitated, The Terror abducts Batmanuel, leaving Captain Liberty and The Tick to bring the evil villain to justice. While saving Metcalfe from a potentially fatal attack, Arthur fails to stop The Terror. Yet, with The Tick's help, The Terror is defeated, boosting Arthur's confidence in his abilities as a crime-fighter, and giving The Tick added faith in his new partner as well.||22:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoArthur, Interrupted||Having agreed to join with The Tick and his crime-fighting team, Arthur must now tell his family. Arriving at their restaurant headquarters, he nervously prepares to debut his new superhero uniform for his mom, Bea, and sister Dot. When it appears that Arthur's explanation is failing to persuade them, The Tick steps in to help out, but it still fails to change their minds. And when Arthur heads to their hotel to try again, he's ambushed by Francis Peacock, a deprogrammer who specializes in rehabilitating people who think they are superheroes. Following a week of squaring off against an unruly clogged the toilet, The Tick realizes that Arthur hasn't come home. After sending a letter to his mom that makes clear his unhappiness with the situation, Arthur calls The Tick for help. And on the clogged and gurgling toilet's advice, The Tick rounds up Batmanuel and Captain Liberty to liberate his new partner. Meanwhile, from an office hiding place, Arthur sees Francis having trouble keeping his own superhero fantasies under control. As The Tick and company are assembling for an assault, Arthur's letter gives Bea a reason to change her mind and decide to rescue her son. When the deprogrammer's backsliding makes it impossible for her and Dot to see Francis, Bea is happy to join The Tick, Batmanuel and Captain Liberty in their mission. Fending off the facility's burly attendants, The Tick and Bea free Arthur from his cell before exposing Francis as a fraud and returning to their headquarters to resume their fight against evil.||22:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoThe License||When The Tick is cited for operating without a superhero license, Arthur offers to help him apply. But when he has no memory of his past or his real identity and the license is denied, Arthur must help The Tick uncover his true identity. Meanwhile, after seeing all the media coverage being given to The Weasel, Batmanuel decides to hire a PR firm. And tired of fending off romantic overtures sparked by her superhero costume, Captain Liberty is intrigued when a handsome stranger asks her out on a date when she's not in uniform. While everything from fingerprints to DNA fails to uncover anything, word from the police that a woman claiming to be his wife produces the first concrete lead in the search for The Tick's identity. And when the woman claims he is her missing husband, Ted Glick, Arthur accuses The Tick of deceiving him and then decides to return to life as an accountant. Meanwhile, Batmanuel warns Captain Liberty against keeping her superhero identity a secret from her new suitor. With the help of some family photos, the woman works to help The Tick remember his life as her husband. When Arthur realizes that her story is an elaborate ruse, he enlists Captain Liberty in an effort to save The Tick. And while he isn't any closer to knowing who he really is, The Tick happily returns to his life as Arthur's crime fighting partner, albeit with a fake license. Finally, as exposing her superhero status costs Captain Liberty her new boyfriend, Batmanuel's efforts at getting some good publicity backfire.||22:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoArthur Needs Space||While taking a break for coffee with The Tick, Arthur spots a high school classmate he once worshipped from afar. Though not wanting to be seen, Arthur is pleasantly surprised when Stacey Waxman says that she finds his new superhero status appealing. And when she suggests a dinner date, Arthur happily agrees. But when The Tick assumes he's invited, too, Arthur is forced to tell him otherwise. Meanwhile, Captain Liberty enlists Batmanuel's help to keep some nude photographs of her from appearing in a men's magazine. When Stacey is quick to reveal just how attracted she is to his superhero garb, a goodnight kiss makes Arthur realize that he just might have a chance to spend the night with her. But Arthur's dream date is brought to a grinding halt when The Tick arrives at home. Meanwhile, Batmanuel's ill-timed bathroom break keeps Captain Liberty from stopping the offending magazines in their tracks. But when her military colleagues call Captain Liberty to answer for the photos, it's Batmanuel who steps in to defend her. In the wake of his aborted first date with Stacey, Arthur does his best to make The Tick understand that he interfered. Running into Stacey at the laundromat, Arthur worries that, without his uniform, she won't find him attractive. When Stacey claims that the uniform isn't all she's interested in, Arthur's hopes for romance are revived. Yet, when a documentary on the sex lives of insects has The Tick worried about Stacey's motives, another confrontation leaves Arthur without a date once again. Finally, with the military's charges against her dropped, Captain Liberty returns to her life as a superhero.||22:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoCouples||After they jump in to help capture a fleeing criminal, The Tick and Arthur meet Fiery Blaze and his loyal sidekick Friendly Fire. At Blaze's request, The Tick agrees to get the two teams together over dinner. And while The Tick would like to adopt more of the pyrotechnic pair's teamwork, including a secret handshake, Arthur isn't so sure. Meanwhile, when the abundance of superhero teams leaves her feeling lonely, Captain Liberty decides to get a dog. But when she cannot convince a pet store owner to sell her the one she really wants, she turns to Batmanuel for help. Over Arthur's objections, he and The Tick arrive for dinner with Fiery Blaze and Friendly Fire. Blaze's thinly veiled contempt for his sidekick makes Arthur uncomfortable and he urges Friendly Fire speak up to make and his displeasure known. However, when Friendly Fire takes the advice, he ends up moving in with The Tick and Arthur. Meanwhile, though Batmanuel agrees to help get Captain Liberty a purebred dog, he returns with a mutt. When Friendly Fire's presence begins to wear on them both, The Tick insists that it is Arthur's job to get rid of him. But when Friendly Fire asks him to join a group of disgruntled sidekicks, Arthur refuses to become just another second banana who hates his superhero. Tracking him down on patrol, Arthur makes it clear just how much he values his partnership with The Tick. And when he finds that his superhero is nothing without him, Friendly Fire returns to Fiery Blaze, too. Finally, after Captain Liberty asks Batmanuel to help rein in her unruly dog, a hand grenade takes care of the pup's feisty personality.||21:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Funeral||Assigned to guard the Immortal during the press tour for his new autobiography, Captain Liberty warns the star struck Arthur and The Tick to steer clear of the aging superhero. When the Immortal expresses an interest in her, Captain Liberty is quick to take him back to her apartment. When he dies during sex, it's The Tick, Arthur and Batmanuel that Captain Liberty calls to help. And following an aborted funeral, Captain Liberty persuades Batmanuel to don the Immortal's costume in order to appease his many fans. As Arthur and The Tick work to hide the corpse, Batmanuel enjoys basking in the glory of the Immortal's fame. But when he's served with a subpoena in a paternity suit, he has second thoughts about continuing the ruse. For Arthur and The Tick, getting the dead body into the Immortal's hotel room proves more difficult than they thought. But once they do, they discover it's the wrong hotel. Accosted by a sinister man who claims they have a $30 million deal for some important documents, Batmanuel is caught in an FBI stakeout. Realizing that he's been implicated in the Immortal's illicit deal, Batmanuel heads off with the cash and his friends. Sensing that they are being followed, Captain Liberty makes an effort to lose the FBI agents. And with help from The Tick, she gets the corpse back to the hotel, allowing Batmanuel to claim he killed the Immortal just as the FBI arrives to arrest him.||21:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Tick vs. Justice||After being caught with a stockpile of nuclear weapons in the trunk of his limousine, the evil Destroyo is brought to trial. With Batmanuel, Arthur and The Tick all slated to testify against him, Captain Liberty is assigned the task of guarding Destroyo during the court proceedings. However, when Batmanuel is asked about the car accident that exposed Destroyo's deadly weapons cache, he's intimidated by the supervillain and quickly decides against doing anything that would put his own life in danger. Meanwhile, in an effort to undermine her confidence, Destroyo goes to work on Captain Liberty's psyche. Realizing that the only hope of putting Destroyo away rests with their testimony, Arthur gets to work on researching the supervillain's life, uncovering his past as a prospective ballet star in the former Soviet Union. However, when Destroyo convinces the judge that The Tick failed to exercise due process, the evidence against him is thrown out, leaving the case in jeopardy. And when The Tick complains, he's jailed for contempt of court. With all other witnesses in the case killed by Destroyo's henchmen, Batmanuel and Arthur worry about their own safety. Yet, when Destroyo's old ballet teacher arrives, Arthur sees a chance to win the case after all. After The Tick repels another last minute assassination attempt at the courthouse, Arthur is called to testify. And even though Destroyo tries to intimidate him, too, Arthur uses his fall from grace in the dance world to send the supervillain over the edge and convince the judge and jury of his guilt.||22:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Big Leagues||While Arthur and The Tick are both thrilled by an invitation to join the Legion of Superheroes, Captain Liberty notes the exclusive club's history of discriminating against women and minorities. Arriving at the Legion's stuffy headquarters where the Champion meets them, the awestruck pair soon find that Captain Liberty's accusations are true. But, while Arthur claims they will do whatever it takes to join the venerable institution. Captain Liberty is determined to break down the Legion's barriers to entry and enlists Batmanuel's lawyer, Steve Filbert, to sue -- unaware that he is actually the Champion! Following The Tick and Arthur's induction into the Legion, their attitude towards fighting crime changes. When Captain Liberty asks them to help investigate a crime, Arthur and The Tick refuse, claiming that simply being part of the Legion serves as a deterrent to crime. As a result, she forges ahead with her lawsuit, even as the Champion asks The Tick and Arthur to persuade her to back down. However, on their first assignment to a Legion foot patrol, the two newest members find that the exclusive club's members have eschewed any real crime fighting. While The Tick is determined to break the club's stodgy atmosphere, Arthur is reluctant to do anything that might put their membership in jeopardy. Hoping to convince Captain Liberty to drop her lawsuit, the Legion offers a huge financial settlement. While enjoying all the perks of being one of the Legion, Arthur is taken aback to discover just how much they hold his friends in disdain. So, when called to testify in the lawsuit, both The Tick and Arthur decide to help Captain Liberty's cause. Exposed as the Champion, lawyer Filbert finds the accusation impossible to deny and then tries to bury the case with an even larger settlement. But, as a result of the lawsuit, the Legion is forced to close their doors.||22:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
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The Tick is the funniest super hero parody ever made. It's nothing like the stupid kid's cartoon. Patrick Waturburton is the best. Long live the big blue bug of justice!!
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The Tick is a vary funny Tv show. Much like the TV show Red Dwarf this show makes me feel young. -Julian