Tick, The (Animated)

Season 1 Episode 2

The Tick vs. Chairface Chippendale

Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Sep 17, 1994 on FOX

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  • Solid episode.

    The Tick and Arthur are patrolling the city to liberate "The City" from crime. Fortunately, they run into a group of generic thugs, but get badly beaten. American Maid comes by and is upset that The Tick has ruined her plan, but evidence has brought them to believe the mastermind is Charface Chippendale. Infiltrating his mansion, they find out he's going to carve his name on the moon to be remembered forever. However, The Tick, American Maid, and even the unlikely Arthur, bash the party and send Chairface Chippendale, along with his goonies, to prison.

    The story in this episode is as generic as you can get. A smaller event takes place that eventually leads into the central conflict, which is those three goons in the beginning stealing those extremely powerful lenses, followed by the protagonist group getting caught shortly after they raid the hideout, making an unlikely escape and putting the crime into place. However, it was how exactly these things were done, which were pretty ridiculous, that made this episode worthwhile. The Tick using his teeth to escape their death amongst a pit of alligators; Arthur easily penetrating to turn off the power of the ray in order to stall the writing on the moon; the antagonist himself, Chairface Chippendale, whose face is literally a chair. What could have been a generic watching is bumped a notch up because of the amusing aspects.
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