Wicked men... you face, The Tick!
So says eponymous protagonist The Tick (Patrick Warburton) during the opening credits of this short lived half hour superhero comedy series. The Tick is a dim witted but very powerful superhero who, in the pilot episode, moves to the big city and forms a crime fighting duo with Arthur (David Burke), an unimposing former accountant turned superhero. Together with fellow superheroes Batmanuel (Nestor Carbonell) and Captain Liberty (Liz Vassey), they fight evil some of the time (usually offscreen) but mostly deal with smaller scale, weird personal and domestic situations, and spend a lot of time quarreling or being confused. There's no action in this, it's more like a bizarre superhero sitcom, and it's pretty funny. The show looks great with its goofy bright colours and wacky costumes. Best of all are the performances by Patrick Warburton as the ridiculously thick but earnest Tick and Nestor Carbonell as the lascivious and somewhat dodgy Batmanuel, who are both laugh out loud funny. Only 8 episodes were produced before unjust cancellation, which is a shame. It may not be brilliant, but it is very good.