The Human Ton may be a parody of the X-Men villain The Blob. His other personality, Handy the hand puppet, may be a parody of the Batman villian Scarface, a gangster dummy with a personality completely seperate from its ventriloquist.
This episode marks the last apearance of the Crusading Chameleon.
Handy: Even now, he (The Tick) sulks like Achilles in his tent.
Everyone stares blankly at him.
Handy: Achilles? The Iliad? It's Homer??? READ A BOOK!
Arthur: (distracting the bad guys) My name is Arthur, and this is my diversion.
Mayor Blank: Everytime we flash the Die Fledermaus signal, he disconnects his phone and leaves town for a week.
The Tick: Arthur? Arthur... oh, yes! I used to have a sidekick named Arthur! But he sidekicked me out of the apartment!
Handy: Don't just stand there! Eat his head!! See? He's eating your head and I can still talk! He's eating, I'm speaking! He's eating, I'm speaking! How do we do it??
The Tick: We need a battle-cry.
Arthur: A what?
The Tick: You know, a cool thing was say before entering battle.
Arthur: Oh, you mean 'Not in the face! Not in the face!'?
The Tick: Hmmm, lacks force, chum. What we need is something like... 'Spoon!'
Arthur: I don't get it.
Arthur: Whatever. I'm just the sidekick.
The first time The Tick shouts "Spoon!"
Repo Man: Arthur's "battle cry" of "Not in the face! Not in the face!" is a line from the 1984 movie Repo Man.