YMMV: The Tick

  • Adaptation Displacement: Though 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.
  • Awesome Ear Worm: Dum Do Dwee, Do Dum Dop Dwee, Dow!
  • Crazy Awesome: Who else but the Tick? The guy's Nigh Invulnerable and has heart of pure gold. He's also a grown man in a tick costume that never comes off.
    • Other examples would include the Human Bullet, who constantly goes to the crime scene using a giant cannon, The Bread Master, a man who makes bread bombs, and The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight, a guy who was able to plant several bombs in a super hero night club while acting completely unsubtle while only getting caught by one person.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight! Yeah Baby! BOOM!*
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: 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.
  • Funny Moments: Let's save ourselves some time here. 50% of The Tick is one, and the other 50% sets them up.
  • Genius Bonus: Venus of the supervillain team Venus and Milo bears a strong resemblence to the prehistoric statuette known as "The Venus of Willendorf".
  • Growing the Beard: The Comic gets this over with quickly. The first issue is pretty rough, if not terrible, and the comedy isn't as played up. Some stubble grows in the second issue and by the third, the absurity fans know and love really comes into play and The Tick becomes the tick we all know and love.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Nestor Carbonell played Batmanuel (a parody of Batman) in the live-action show. He would later play the Mayor of Gotham City in The Dark Knight.
  • Memetic Mutation: SPOOOOOONNNNNN!!!!!
    • Oh, you terrible rabbit person!
    • I can't read your moon language!
    • Monkey out of nowhere!
    • READ A BOOK!
  • Narm Charm: The Tick's speeches. Ungodly hammy, sometimes nonsensical, and yet surprisingly inspiring in a weird way.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: There was also a video game based on the show released for Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It captures the series'signature humour but so much clunky punch-and-kick style has angered video game critics, giving the SNES version a score of 47.50% and the Genesis version a score of 46.25% according to GameRankings.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: The video game has been panned for its low frame rate, "tedious action and plain enemies" and "endless wave of the same enemies" and has been called "repetitive" and "boring".