The government lets any number of contracts each year, funding the latest research in science and defense. Sometimes, the resultant innovations make their way to the general public to become resources we use on a daily basis.
And sometimes, they attach themselves to your upper lip for dear life.
The latter calamity befalls the Tick when he is the refuge site of choice for the Mustache. That's a top secret U.S. project, trying to escape those who would destroy it. The facial hair is designed to unite with the Russian Beard. It may not make it there, unless the Tick can provide it with safe cover until the two can meet. With all this going on, Tick and Co. have all they can do to be on time for Dot and Dinosaur Neil's wedding.
It's one crazy frou-frou of justice.