Watch the Tick on

March 27th, 2008 by

The TickThe entirety of The Tick (the live action series) is now available on When I first saw this version of the tick, it was at a thanksgiving family reunion, and we literally watched all nine episodes at least two or maybe three times that weekend. Hysterical stuff.

My only previous exposure to The Tick had been in my Latin courses at college. The professor was absolutely nuts for The Tick, and would quote it regularly. I think he even went so far as to bring in some clips from the animated series for us to watch. Then about two years ago I got into the Tick comics, and had to collect them all in Trade Paperback.

So… just to add some links to this post, and spruce things up a bit, I started googling for the Tick, hoping to find a cool weblog by the creator or something. Instead, I found out that Ben Edlund, the creator/artist for the comics, was also a writer/producer for Firefly and Angel, and furthermore has written episodes of The Venture Brothers! He also wrote Titan A.E., which I didn’t think was nearly as bad as everyone said it was). His latest writing/producing credits are on a show called Supernatural, which I haven’t heard of, (or if I had, I didn’t care at the time), and which I will now gleefully Tivo!

Here is a choice quote from an interview with Edlund that I found on slashdot:

The Tick is a work in stupid. Just as others may choose clay or stone or paint, I and my compatriots have chosen stupidity as our medium. But stupid must be worked and mastered like any other material; during this experimental stage, the viewer of the work may feel he or she is observing “perceptiveness” or “art.” This is simply an illusion.

2 Responses to “Watch the Tick on”

  1. Michael Says:

    I just found out about myself and was delighted to see the Tick on it, since I don’t have it on DVD. It’s also got BSG…both the new and the classic show! And if you’ve never read ane of Ben Edlund’s Tick comics, you’re missing out. I remember a great sequence where the Tick breaks out of an insane asylum, grabs a doctor, screams “WHERE AM I?!?” and the doctor replies “…Minnesota.” Hilarious.

  2. florence Says:

    I have a vivid memory of reading a Tick comic in my college dorm, borrowed from my friend Marieke. There was a scene in which hundreds of ninjas were stalking the Tick. They had lined up around his house, holding the occasional leafy twig, and when pedestrians passed by, they said, “Only a hedge. Nothing to see here, we are only a hedge.”

    This remains one of the funniest things I have ever read, and I make myself laugh quoting it on a semi-regular basis to people who have no idea what I am talking about.