Tick, The (Animated)

Season 2 Episode 8

Heroes

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Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Nov 11, 1995 on FOX
9.1
out of 10
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Heroes
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A camera crew follows the Tick and Arthur around for a day of crime fighting as they do battle with a unique villain.

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  • If COPS was like this episode this World would be a much better place

    9.0
    The people of the hit t.v. show HEROS is doing an episode on The Tick, and how he saves the day. While filming they run into The Deadly Bulb, who has a lightbulb attached to his head and although he tries to hide it, a pig for a leg. He eventally kdinappes Arthur and the Camera people as they about him. While The Tick and American Maid try to rescue them. There are a couple of things I like in this episode. First I like who The Deadly Bulb beats up anyone who mentions the word pig or if someone asks him about his leg. The second one thing I like is all the footage The Tick gets on The Tick Cam, Like when he got mashed potatoes on it and the Camera guy said "Just like the monkeys." The Third thing I like is when The Tick climbs the roof and sees The Deadly Bulb's pigleg and says "Roof Pig, Most Unexpected."moreless
  • A top-notch parody of \"COPS\"

    10
    I happen to love this episode, having seen it for the first time the weekend of 6/18/2005. This episode, of course, parodies the famous telvision series \\\"COPS\\\", and it does it well. The Dirty Bulb/Pig Leg was a great villian, and the Tick was his usual self. Definately my fav episode to this point.
  • The Tick, wearing a patented head-cam so that he can contribute footage of his exploits to the docu-drama, “Heroes”, runs afoul of the illumination-friendly, Deadly Bulb! (Not his brightest adversary)

    5.9
    For the most part, this episode rings hollow of any true comedic value. The parody of the television show COPS is rather underplayed, and I think a lot of great potential went unused here. As per usual however, the Tick opens and closes the episode with one of his classic, patented monologues. The only other element of value aside from the monologue, is the fact that the Deadly Bulb has a rather bizarre malady. Instead of a right leg, he has in it’s place, a fully grown, live pig. In a somewhat predictable fashion, the Deadly Bulb soon abandons his nom de guerre in favor of his new moniker, PIGLEG!



    In all, “Heroes” is a rather dry, run-of-the-mill episode, but there are a few decent laughs to be had.

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Jess Harnell

Jess Harnell

Agrippa, Watt

Guest Star

Paul Eiding

Paul Eiding

Socket

Guest Star

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

The Deadly Bulb (Pigleg)

Recurring Role

Jess Harnell

Jess Harnell

Watt

Recurring Role

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen

Arthur (Season 2 - 3)/Captain Mucilage, The Caped Chameleon

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (5)

    • The Tick: What did you do? Step in a pig?

    • The Tick: Well, folks, there you have it. A day in the life of a superhero and his sidekick. It's a very long day, the tights are uncomfortable; I think we covered that before. Map light, convenient and essential. A lot of working of villain motifs. Crime has a Bossa Nova beat. Leap before you look. Remember denouement. Other French words: inconvenient, nonessential... oh... I could go on and on...But time's a-wasting and evil's out there making hand-crafted mischief for the swap meet of villainy. And you can't strike a good deal with evil. No matter how much you haggle. We don't need to look for a bargain; goodness is cheap because it's free, and free is as cheap as it gets. Cut! What was that pig about?

    • The Tick: Deadly Bulb! I'm about to write you a reality check! Or would you prefer the cold, hard cash of truth?

    • The Tick: I'm sure millions of viewers are out there just wondering what it's like to wear the tights of justice. Well, it's tingly. It's uncomfortable, but it gets the job done.

    • The Tick: Roofpig! Most unexpected!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Some of The City's other notable heroes are seen in the "Heroes" opening sequence. Among them: Jet Valkyrie (from "The Tick VS The Tick") can be seen flying past the camera; Mighty Agrippa (also from "The Tick VS The Tick") is shown hauling a handcuffed Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight into the paddy wagon; 3 of the Civic Minded Five (4-Legged Man, Capt. Mucilage and Jungle Janet) bust in on Chairface Chippendale and Prof. Chromedome; and Bigshot (first seen in "The Tick VS The Idea Men" and again in "The Tick VS The Tick") catches a falling puppy.

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