The BEST Episodes of The Tick
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2020
After "crashing" the super hero convention, the blue-clad hero, the Tick, is deemed the protector of "the City." On his first mission he runs into Arthur, an accountant with a moth costume who aspires to superherodom. They soon strike up a hero partnership to protect the City from a host of nefarious villains such as Chairface Chippendale, El Seed and many more.
#1 - Heroes
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 11, 1995
A camera crew follows the Tick and Arthur around for a day of crime fighting as they do battle with a unique villain.
#2 - Evil Sits Down for a Moment
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 4, 1995
A villain who can animate furniture and make it do her bidding falls in love with Die Fledermaus and tries to take over The City, with hilarious consequences and sexy results.
#3 - The Little Wooden Boy and the Belly of Love
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 9, 1995
When Arthur goes off on a date with Carmalita on Hobby Night, Tick builds himself a new sidekick - Little Wooden Boy. Swiss Commandoes are after the notebook of Dr. Vahtoss, Carmalita's father and the inventor of Arthur's flight suit. And Blowhole, a giant long-distance running whale, accidentally swallows everyone, forcing the Tick to light up Little Wooden Boy to cause Blowhole to choke them up. Yep, just another day in The City...
#4 - Alone Together
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 16, 1995
The Tick is sent into space to blow the ""CHA"" out of the Moon from when Chairface tried to write his name in the moon. He blows the letter C up while he's inside it and gets sent through space. While in space he comes across a fantastically large alien named Omnipotus. The Tick befriends him and becomes a janitor on his body. But Omnipotus is an eater of planets and plans to eat the Earth when they get to it.
#5 - Tick vs. Filth
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 26, 1996
Sewer Urchin battles his arch enemy, the Sewer Czar, earning the respect of his fellow superheroes.
#6 - That Mustache Feeling
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 14, 1996
The Mustache, a U.S. secret weapon, escapes from the lab and tries to team up with its counterpart, the Russian Beard. In hot pursuit are Jim Rage and the Ladies of Project: Shave, so the Mustache takes refuge on the Tick's lip. Meanwhile, Dinosaur Neil and Dot plan for their marriage.
#7 - Ants in Pants!
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 18, 1995
Betty, Queen of the Ants, leads the ants of the City in revolt - it loses its major defender when the Tick is thoroughly creeped out and checks himself into Captain Sanity's Superhero Sanitarium. Betty and her minions capture the other heroes and lock them up in a giant People Farm, then collect enough glass to build a giant magnifying glass and use sunlight to fry them. Fortunately the Tick regains his (normal) sanity in the nick of time and saves the day.
#8 - Tick vs. Arthur
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 5, 1996
Arhtur is annoyed at his failed attempts to lose weight and dismayed at how much of a wimp he is. When he and Tick defeat a villain named Evil, Arthur takes Evil's strength-enhancing belt. When Arthur wears it, he gains confidence and likes seeing himself with a muscular physique. While dating Carmalita, Arthur picks a fight with two guys to show his new strength and confidence. The Tick is called in to end the fight and he tangles with Arthur. In the end, Arthur must get rid of his strength belt to save his and Tick's life. Arthur realizes the addiction the belt gave him and tosses it away so that he can be himself.
#9 - Tick vs. Reno, Nevada
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 10, 1996
When Reno entertainers Soren and Frederica lose their prized animal, a trained dolphin, they call upon Arthur (they know his parents), and he and the Tick come to their aid. Little do they know that the dolphin, The Fin, plans to rule the world with his newly-invented Fish Magnet, with which he plans to bury the city in fish. The Tick must cope with his newfound weakness - gambling addiction - but manages to overcome it and beat The Fin by holding his breath longer.
#10 - Tick vs. Science
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 9, 1996
The Tick and Arthur are invited to the Mad Scientist Fair to help Dr. Vahtoss try out his mind-transference device. Hilarity ensues when the two switch bodies. Chairface Chippendale moves in to try and steal the device and soon everyone is switching with everyone.
#11 - Armless But Not Harmless
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 23, 1995
The Tick and Arthur run afoul of Venus, a portly but alluring love goddess/villain, and her sycophantic sidekick, Milo. The villains successfully remove The Tick and Arthur's arms and attach them to a pair of crude lookalike robots. Venus begins a crime spree with the help of the heroes' arms, while The Tick and Arthur evade a police manhunt and try to reclaim their errant extremities and save the day.
#12 - The Tick vs. Dinosaur Neil
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 24, 1994
The Tick and Arthur go on a trip to a field park about dinosaurs. There they meet Dinosaur Neil, a scientist who shows the two that he has a real dinosaur cell, but it would grow if it isn't kept in a special substance. Neil accidently eats the cell and slowly turns into a half-man, half-dinosaur monster. Arthur realizes the ""special"" substance was merely aspirin, so he gets The Tick to feed a giant aspirin to the man-beast, turning him back into a human. In the end, Neil starts talking to and dating Arthur's sister, Dot.
#13 - The Tick vs. the Proto-Clown
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 4, 1995
The Tick gets knocked into space and into a self-exploratory journey by a giant genetically-enhanced clown. The remaining superheroes are forced to try to fight off the evil proto-clown until the Tick returns.
#14 - The Tick vs. the Idea Men
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 10, 1994
The super-strong but slow-witted and pretty much insane superhero called ""The Tick"" is assigned to defend ""The City"". Arriving there, he meets Arthur, a bank accountant who got fired for wearing his moth suit (that everyone mistakes for a bunny costume). The Tick asks Arthur to become his sidekick and reside in their headquarters: Arthur's apartment. Some criminals calling themselves ""The Idea Men"", guys who don't want to work anymore and are impossible to understand because of their full-face masks, rob a bank. They fail, thanks to the Tick, but manage to escape. They proceed to threaten to blow up the City's bank if they don't get a million bucks, so the Tick and Arthur go out once more to stop their evil ways.
#15 - Tick vs. Education
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 27, 1996
The Tick and Arthur are chosen to teach Superhero School and a classroom of unlikely heroes. They must rush into action to take on Uncle Creamy, a corporate mascot turned into a evil ice cream cone who strikes out at the company who made him. Meanwhile Uncle Creamy II attacks, trying to kill Uncle Creamy before he tells the heroes what the company is up to.
#16 - Grandpa Wore Tights
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 17, 1996
The Terror sends his so-so villainous son Terry to recover his Desire-O-Vac - he lost it in an epic battle against the Decency Squad decades ago. The Tick is there listening to the old-time Squadders' tales and eventually gets involved, but it's a rebellious Terry and the aged Decency Squad members who save the day.
#17 - The Tick vs. the Mole-Men
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 19, 1994
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.
#18 - Tick vs. Europe
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 2, 1996
The Tick is chosen for a superhero exchange program - he travels to Antwerp while Eclair comes to The City. While the Tick and Eclair's sidekick Blitzen foil a kidnap plot against the King of Belgium, Arthur and the lightning-blasting Eclair must defeat the Breadmaster and his Gingerbread men.
#19 - Tick vs. Dot & Neil's Wedding
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 21, 1996
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...
#20 - Sidekicks Don't Kiss
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 28, 1996
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.
#21 - The Tick vs. Brainchild
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 5, 1994
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!
#22 - The Tick vs. Arthur's Bank Account
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 11, 1995
The Tick blows Arthur's bank account to upgrade his apartment into their secret headquarters - when Arthur doesn't take it well, Tick moves out and forms his own HQ - a rather shaky ""Crime Tower."" Hearing that the Tick is out of action, the 115-year old Terror summons his allies, Stalingrad, the Human Ton and Handy, Tuun-La, and the Man Eating Cow, and forms a new League of Evil to kidnap the mayor. Desperate, American Maid and the Arthur send forth the Tick Signal and the Tick realizes it is his destiny to be with Arthur and fight crime - the League is no match for the assembled heroes.
#23 - Tick vs. the Big Nothing
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 3, 1996
An alien race called the ""Whats"" kidnap the Tick and Arthur to attempt to thwart their nemesis' the ""Heys"" from destroying the universe.
#24 - The Tick vs. the Breadmaster
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 8, 1994
The Breadmaster and his sidekick, Buttery Pat, plot to conquer The City by baking a giant Lemon Dessert Souffle and only The Tick and Arthur can stop him. The Tick uses the Human Cannon's cannon to fire himself, create a sonic boom, and collapse the Souffle before it can crush The City.
#25 - The Tick vs. Mr. Mental
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 1, 1994
The Tick's mind is taken over by an evil mind controller, Mr. Mental. (Yes, the Tick actually does have a mind). Mr. Mental uses the Tick to get a machine that will increase his mind abilities even more. It's up to Arthur and his other superhero friends to break the Tick out of Mr. Mental's control