* AdaptationDisplacement: The comic has a strong cult following and is well-known amongst comic fans, it is still hard to find copies of the original series. The cartoon had a long run and was quite popular.
* SugarWiki/{{Awesome|Music}} EarWorm: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3xxZwQY0w8 Dum Do Dwee, Do Dum Dop Dwee, Dow!]]
* CrazyAwesome
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight! Yeah Baby! BOOM!*
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In the opening of the episode ''The Tick vs Proto-Clown'', you see what appears to be the World Trade Center Twin Towers in the background; they suddenly crash to the ground in a huge cloud of dust.
* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: Let's save ourselves some time here. 50% of The Tick is one, and the other 50% sets them up.
* GeniusBonus: [[BigBeautifulWoman Venus]] of the supervillain team [[TinyGuyHugeGirl Venus and Milo]] bears a strong resemblence to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Willendorf the prehistoric statuette known as "The Venus of Willendorf"]].
* HilariousInHindsight: Nestor Carbonell played Batmanuel (a parody of Franchise/{{Batman}}) in the live-action show. He would later play the Mayor of Gotham City in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
* MemeticMutation: [[BigWordShout SPOOOOOONNNNNN!!!!!]]
** Oh, you terrible rabbit person!
** I can't read your moon language!
** Monkey out of nowhere!
** READ A BOOK!
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: There was also a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tick_(video_game) video game]] based on the show released for SegaGenesis and SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem, but so much clunky punch-and-kick style has angered video game critics, giving the SNES version a score of [[http://www.gamerankings.com/snes/588790-the-tick/index.html 47.50%]] and the Genesis version a score of [[http://www.gamerankings.com/genesis/586538-the-tick/index.html 46.25%]] according to [=GameRankings=].
* UglyCute: Sewer Urchin and the Molemen