!!!In General:
* CrazyAwesome:
** Who else but the Tick? The guy's NighInvulnerable 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.
* MemeticMutation:
** [[BigWordShout SPOOOOOONNNNNN!!!!!]]
** Oh, you terrible rabbit person!
** I can't read your moon language!
** Monkey out of nowhere!
* NarmCharm: The Tick's speeches. Ungodly hammy, sometimes nonsensical, and yet surprisingly inspiring in a weird way.
!!![[ComicBook/TheTick The Comic Book]]:
* GrowingTheBeard: 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 absurdity fans know and love really comes into play and The Tick becomes the tick we all know and love.
!!![[WesternAnimation/TheTick The Animated Series]]:
* AdaptationDisplacement: 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.
* EarWorm: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WII0B0J20QE Dum Do Dwee, Do Dum Dop Dwee, Dow!]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight! Yeah Baby! BOOM!
* GeniusBonus: [[BigBeautifulWoman Venus]] of the super-villain team [[TinyGuyHugeGirl Venus and Milo]] bears a strong resemblance to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Willendorf the prehistoric statuette known as "The Venus of Willendorf"]].
* HarsherInHindsight: "The Tick Vs. The Proto-Clown" opens up to an aerial shot of the city, with two very tall, identical skyscrapers near the ocean being knocked down into each other before collapsing. Even though The City isn't meant to represent any actual, real life city, it's still hard for older viewers not to notice the resemblance to the World Trade Center.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Chairface Chippendale laments that his namesake deformity made him an outcast from society. Not long after, his [[Creator/TonyJay voice actor]] played a villain who bullied another character for [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame exactly that reason]].
** In the episode "That Moustache Feeling" after the Tick's moustache [[ItMakesSenseInContext latches on to Sewer Urchin]], it starts running away by moving its hairs like tentacles, which is similar to a combo of ComicBook/{{Venom}} in ''VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan''.
** The final episode introduces a girl who can talk to squirrels as her superpower. This would before a certain other [[ComicBook/SquirrelGirl Marvel superhero]] would gain more prominence (despite being created three years prior, though Doreen was initially created as a one off joke before Great Lake Avengers gave her more notice in the mainstream).
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Like many superheroes of the era, The Tick received a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tick_(video_game) video game]] for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis and [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]]. Reviewers were split on how successful it was in capturing the series' signature humor, but its clunky BeatEmUp gameplay, low frame-rate and overall repetitive nature did not endear it to many critics or players. [=GameRankings=] gives the SNES version a score of [[http://www.gamerankings.com/snes/588790-the-tick/index.html 47.50%]], and the Genesis version [[http://www.gamerankings.com/genesis/586538-the-tick/index.html 46.25%]].
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: ''The Tick vs. Dot and Neil's Wedding'' sees a team up between Chairface Chippendale, El Seed, and the Breadmaster, refreshingly getting along and at no point trying to double cross one another. Unfortunately this is because the latter two disappear halfway through the episode.
!!![[Series/TheTick2001 The 2001 Live-Action Series]]:
-->[[YMMV/TheTick2001 See here]].
!!![[Series/TheTick2016 The 2016 Live-Action Series]]:
-->[[YMMV/TheTick2016 See here]].