The Tick

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Dec 05, 2001 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

The Tick and Arthur run into Fiery Flame and his sidekick, Friendly Fire. Arthur is shocked to see how badly Fiery treats Friendly. Friendly is also surprised to see that The Tick doesn't treat Arthur like his maid. After a little chat with Arthur, Friendly leaves Fiery, and temporarily moves in with Arthur and Tick. Arthur and Tick are having enough problems of their own – the toothpaste cap, for example – and Friendly suggests Arthur put his foot down regarding his relationship with The Tick. Friendly takes him out to meet other underestimated sidekicks, but Arthur insists he's not a sidekick; he's part of a duo. Finally, Fiery shows up drunk asking for Friendly to go back to him, and Tick and Arthur establish that no one wears the pants in their house. Meanwhile, Captain Liberty attempts to find a companion. She tries to buy a Chow puppy, but the store clerk won't sell it to her, so she asks Batmanuel to buy for her. He buys a bulldog, which not only destroys her house, but also has an unfortunate accident with her hand grenades.moreless

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  • For a silly comedy show, this episode actually had some thought-provoking superhero character development.

    The Tick, Arthur, Batmanuel and Captain Liberty meet superhero tandem Fiery Blaze and Friendly Fire. Blaze's poor treatment of his sidekick Fire gives the foursome pause about superhero couples.

    This was a surprisingly well done character development episode. Tick, Arthur, Batmanuel and Captain Liberty all go their separate ways after meeting with the fiery duo. Arthur gives up his superhero aspirations altogether. As the episode progresses, the four realize that they depend on each other to ensure that they can have successful lives as superheros.

    I really liked Patrick Breen's guest appearance as Friendly Fire. He was well used as a thought-provoker for the main characters.moreless
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    This episode is about our heros relationship together.After meeting Fiery Blaze (the guy who played hellboy) and his sidekick, Friendly Fire (who comes across a bit gay) - The Tick goes on a ego trip and view arthur as a side kick. The rest of the episdode is about that and Arthur helping Fiery Blaze's side kick- Friendly Fire- to overcome his bulley of a partner. Captain liberty buys a dog and gets blown up. and thats about it stroy wise-this is an ok episode but there are better tick episodes. 7 out of 10- worth a watch but there is bettermoreless

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