Tick, The (Animated)

Season 1 Episode 8

The Tick vs. the Uncommon Cold

Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Oct 29, 1994 on FOX
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The Tick vs. the Uncommon Cold
The Tick falls prey to an uncommon cold and is a less then subtle sufferer - Arthur while tending him goes next door and is kidnapped by Thrakkorzog, evil ruler of Dimension 14B. Thrak plans to conquer Earth with an army of Tick clones, but all that an Arthur-clone can get in the way of Tick's cell samples is mucus from his handkerchiefs. This leads to the creation of Mucus Tick, whom The Tick must battle for the sake of the world!moreless

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  • The Tick takes on Thrakkerzog and his evil plot to conquer Earth

    This episode is the first one i've seen of the Tick in a long while and I have to say that it brought me back. This episode is a perfect example of the mindlessness that is the Tick and his sidekick Arthur. His idiocy knows no bounds and makes for classic scenes. The plot was somewhat weak but thats forgivable in any cartoon. I dig the fight between the slimey Tick and the real Tick and how he ends up sucking him up his nose to defeat him, in a way. Thrakkerzog's roomate was an excellent addition to the episode with his disapproval of the two ticks fighting in the apartment for fear of losing their cleaning deposit.moreless
  • Ah-chooo!

    Why haven't they discovered a cure for the common cold?

    If the Tick doesn't hurry up, the cold may discover a cure for *him.*

    An evil creature with a very hard-to-pronounce name sneaks in from another dimension and announces he will conquer the world with an army of Tick drones. Only thing is, he needs some cells from the original in order to copy him. So his evil mock-up of Arthur pinches Tick's hanky-- and clear your sinuses for the yuckiest villain of all, Mucus Tick!

    It is up to the real hero to dispense the soft facial tissue of justice.

    Hilarious fight between the Tick and Thrakkorzog. If you can stifle your 'eeeeew' response, this is a great episode.moreless
  • this is so creepy I can barely write about it.

    This episode is so creepy I did not even watch it all!I was so scared I tried to get my mind off it despretly!It is SNOT a good episode!Really,it was heebie jeebies times pi!I cannot belive they put such a terrible,smelly,dumb,stinkaroonie,stupid,downright creepy to the nineteenth power episode in this great tv show!
  • The Ticks got a cold and an evil new neighbor

    The Ticks develops a cold and a new neighbor named Thraggazor, an alien from Diminesion 14B come to take over the world with an army of Tick clones. So first he captures Arthur and clones him(whcih is ridculus, since the clone doesn't even look like him) so he can get a tissue sample of the Tick to clone. Eventually he gets a cleanix that that the Tick snezzed on and takes it back to Thraggazor to create a clone of the Tick made intierrly out of mucus. This is probably one of the most known episode of the entire series. I love how the Arthur clone is green and can only say "I Arthur" and the Tick actually buys it.

    Evil Arthur Clone: "I Arthur."

    The Tick: "Yes I know, and I Tick."moreless
  • The Tick has a new neighbor, Thrakazog from dimension 14B! Thrakazog wants to create a clone army of Ticks with which he take over the world. But first, he needs a tissue sample.moreless

    Now THIS is what a Tick episode should be! Thrakazog is hysterical as the mild mannered alien with a salacious, sentient tongue constantly screaming “Brains!” He creates a clone of Arthur and has him steal a literal tissue sample from the Tick. And by tissue sample, I mean a Kleenex filled with Tick boogers. Thrakazog successfully clones him and the Tick (who has been nursing an uncommon cold) now has to fight a giant mucous version of himself! Life doesn’t get much better than this. Where else can you go to find giant green snot monsters!

    This episode is chock full of witty one-liners and hilarious moments of inanity. I proudly place The Tick Versus The Uncommon Cold in my Hall of Fame of all-time classics.

Townsend Coleman

Townsend Coleman

Wrestler Announcer

Guest Star

Micky Dolenz

Micky Dolenz

Evil Arthur Clone

Guest Star

Jess Harnell

Jess Harnell

Sewer Urchin

Recurring Role

Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When The Tick, Arthur, Thrakkorzogg and Tick's clone go to the roof to fight Arthur's clone does not show up with them. We never see what happened to him as only Thrakkorzogg and Tick's clone are sent to Dimension 14B.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Thrakkorzogg: Clone, go next door and fetch me a tissue sample from the Tick, got it? A tissue sample.
      Clone Arthur: I Arthur (nodding)
      Arthur: You'll never get away with this you overconfident blob. The Tick will be onto that flimsy fabrication in a second. He hasn't got a chance against the always weary eye of the ever alert Tick.
      (meanwhile in their apartment, Tick is snoring on the couch)

    • Thrakkorzoggs Roomate: Hey you guys aren't gonna fight in here, are ya?
      Thrakkorzogg: And why not? I pay half the rent.
      Thrakkorzoggs Roomate: We'll lose our cleaning deposit if any half gets messed up.
      Thrakkorzogg: Oh the cleaning deposit what was I thinking!

    • The Tick: Blast this uncommon cold anyway! Well only one thing to do now, wear this super cold down with many hours of daytime television.

    • The Tick: Mucus, the scourge of mankind!

    • The Tick: I've had enough chasing, it's your turn now Forest Smog
      Thrakkorzogg: Thrakkorzogg, Thrakkorzogg with a "k"! Boy are you ever rude!
      Thrakkorzoggs Tongue: Eat rude brain!
      The Tick: No brains today, were only serving humble pie, Whatchyamazog!
      Thrakkorzogg: Listen buddy, for the last time it's...
      The Tick: Thorax in a Bog
      Thrakkorzogg: Thrakkorzogg!
      The Tick: Ah Laxative Log
      Thrakkorzogg: No, no
      The Tick: Laps Lander Zog
      Thrakkorzogg: No
      The Tick: Four Yaks and a Dog.
      Thrakkorzogg: Thrack...
      The Tick: Sap Sucker Frog.
      Thrakkorzogg: No, no, no
      The Tick: Susan.
      Thrakkorzogg: Now you're doing it on purpose, how juvenile.

    • The Tick: Listen here, Whatchamazog!

    • Arthur: I know how to prove which one of us is the real Arthur. I'll tell you something only the two of us would know.
      The Tick: Uh, okay.
      Arthur: Tick, remember when my sister got me that V-neck sweater for my birthday and we tried to return to the store, but they only gave us store credit? And then at the diner, I ordered a cheeseburger, and it came with onions, even after I specifically told the waitress I didn't want any onions. Remember that day, Tick?
      The Tick: Indeed I do! (to Arthur Clone) Okay, your turn.
      Arthur Clone: I Arthur.
      The Tick: Can't argue with that.

    • The Tick: Mucal Invader! Is there no end to your oozing?!?

    • Thrakkorzog: Now, now, now - there'll be plenty of time for brain-eating after we conquer the Earth!

    • The Tick: I don't know the meaning of the word 'surrender'! (pause) I mean, I know it, I'm not dumb... just not in this context...

    • The Tick: So, foul gelatin, you would do battle with the nose of your birth?!?

    • The Tick: Smells like... ambush!!!

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