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|The Tick Vs Season Two|
Actors: Kay Lenz, Gail Matthius
Director: Hank Tucker
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
Evil-doers, check your rear-view mirror because justice is closer than it appears! Everyone?s favorite big blue hero, along with his trusty moth sidekick Arthur, is back for more hilarious adventures in THE TICK VS. SEASON... more »
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Again, missing an episode!
Paul J. Mular | San Carlos, CA USA | 05/16/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First let me say that this is a five star ***** season for a five star ***** series! I drop one star because of the DVD presentation and the high price. They are charging the price of a 24 episode season set for only 12 episodes!
Buena Vista has announced that episode 15 "Alone Together" will NOT be included in this set! The reason was not given.
#14 Little Wooden Boy and the Belly of Love (9/9/95) Villain: Swiss Commandos.
Arthur goes off on a date with Carmalita on Hobby Night, so Tick builds himself a new wooden side kick. Meanwhile the Swiss Commando's are after Dr. Vahtoss' notebook.
#16 Armless but not Harmless (9/23/95) Villain: Venus, the love goddess, & Milo.
Tick & Arthur's arms get removed and attached to crude look-a-likes for a crime spree.
#17 Leonardo da Vinci and His Fightin' Genius Time Commandos (10/7/05) villain: Leonardo.
Leonardo makes a time machine & goes back in time to kidnap the greatest inventors and re-invent everything.
#18 Coach Fussell's Lament (9/30/95) villain: Brainchild & The Idea Men.
Brainchild uses his 'Nanny of the Apocalypse' to capture The Tick and turn him into a bird to match his brain.
#19 Bloomsday (10/21/95) villain: El Seed.
The return of El Seed with his newest monster Rosebud.
#20 Evil Sits Down for a Moment (11/4/95) villain: The Ottoman Empress
A villain that can animate furniture tries to take over The City.
#21 Heroes (11/11/95) villain: various.
A camera crew follows The Tick & Arthur for a day of crime fighting.
#22 Ants in the Plants! (11/18/95) villain: Betty: Queen of Ants.
The Tick checks himself into Captain Sanity's Superhero Sanitarium, letting Betty capture the other superheroes and lock them into a giant people farm.
#23 Tick Loves Santa! (11/25/95) villain: Santa Clause.
A small-time bank robber, dressed as Santa, is chased into an electric billboard, giving him miraculous powers.
#24 Tick v.s. the Big Nothing (2/3/96) villain: The Whats.
The Whats, and alien race, kidnap The Tick and Arthur to thwart their nemesis the Heys from destroying the universe.
#25 Tick v.s. Reno, Nevada (2/10/96) villain: The Fin.
While performing in Reno, dolphin The Fin plans to rule the world with his Fish Magnet. Arthur & Tick come to the rescue only to find that Tick has a gambling problem.
#26 Grandpa Wore Tights (2/17/96) cillain: The Terror & Terry
An aging Terror sends his so-so villainous son Terry to recover his Desire-O-Vac from the aging Decency Squad.
Lets hope that when it comes time to release the shorter 10 episode 3rd season, the rights problems will be cleared and the missing episodes from seasons 1 & 2 will be included to make that a 12 episode set.
I found out that both omitted episodes from the season 1 & season 2 DVDs were written by the same screenwriter! These were the only ones he wrote for those seasons. Now I don't know for sure that he is the reason, this is just a common denominator of the two missing episodes. DO NOT BLAME HIM THERE IS NO OFFICIAL WORD ON THIS! This same screenwriter also wrote 4 of the 10 episodes for season 3.
Again, I am only looking at what these two episodes have in common."
Why are they doing this to us?!!!!!
David Cundiff | New Albany, Indiana United States | 08/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have been waiting for ten friggin' years for my absolute favourite cartoon to make it to dvd. What do I get for not just buying illegal bootlegs off of the internet? MISSING EPISODES!!!!!! Once again one episode is exempt, making this an incomplete set. No reason was given. I do not buy the copyright infringement rumour as parody is very legal. Every character on this show is a parody of an earlier character. This is a five star show and I cannot give it more than three for not giving fans what they want: the whole series. Shame on the makers of this dvd."
5-star season on a 2-star disc
Craig MACKINNON | Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada | 03/18/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Tick is still the gold standard when it comes to children's cartoons. Unfortunately several problems plague this disc, which makes it difficult to recommend purchasing it, in spite of the high quality and sheer fun of the show.
In this season we learn all about the origin of Arthur's suit in "The Little Wooden Boy and the Belly of Love". The villianous Venus steals Arthur and the Tick's arms and uses them on crime-committing robots in "Armless but Not Harmless". Die Fladermaus falls in love with a villianess in "Evil Sits Down for a Moment". The Tick and Arthur appear on a reality show, "Heroes". And we meet an entire alien race that looks just like Arthur in "The Tick vs. the Big Nothing". Of course, it is not the plots of the shows (summarised in other reviews) that is the fun of the show. No, it is the absurd villians, the even more absurd heroes, and the Tick's social commentary (mostly unwitting) and head-shaking malaproposes that gives the show it's enduring charm.
For me, the highlights of this season are threefold - (1) the battle between our heroes and the Deadly Bulb, caught on camera on the reality show "Heroes." It is especially fun for those old enough to remember Cops, as it is clearly meant to be a parody (or homage?) of that show. (2) the introduction of Carmalita as a love interest to Arthur in "The Little Wooden Boy and the Belly of Love" - this subplot plays out more in Season 3, but it's fun to see the Tick become jealous of Arthur seeing someone else on craft night. (3) My favourite episode of the season is far and away "The Tick vs. the Big Nothing" - two alien races are battling each other, one whose only word is "what" and the other whose only word is "hey" leads to a "Who's on First"-like moment where the Whats interrogate Arthur,
Interrogator (getting agitated): "Hey?!"
Arthur (getting frightened): "What??"
Interrogator (very angry): "HEY!!!"
Arthur (bewildered and very frightened): "WHAT!??!"
I guess it's funnier when you see it on the screen.
Unfortunately, all is not good in The City. There are a couple of almost unforgiveable problems with this DVD package. First is the lack of one episode, missing for no apparent reason. Second is the lack of extras - there is absolutely nothing on the discs but the episodes and the ads, which is the third problem. Yes, the ads. They go on forever. They cannot by skipped en masse (you can skip them, but each one individually). It is DVD packages like this that drive otherwise honest people to piracy - it's like the makers of the DVD are punishing us for actually buying the discs instead of downloading them episode-by-episode from some file-sharing site. Because the ads are at the beginning of disc one, someone like me who has to share his DVD player with 2 children (Thomas the Tank Engine and Bob the Builder keep appearing in it!) has to skip through the ads EVERY TIME he puts the disc in. It's simply unacceptable."
An astounding season for an astounding cartoon show
Smokescreen38 | CT USA | 08/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can still remember the day that my best friend introduced me to this cartoon show. I was amazed. At the age of fifteen, I had no idea how much brilliance could be packed into 22 minutes of animation until I saw The Tick. Season one was fantastic but by the time Little Wooden Boy and The Belly of Love aired as the season 2 premiere, I was completely hooked...and sore from laughing.
While the quality of the animation hints at the show's low budget, it is completely effective and enjoyable to look at. It has a warm and quaint hand-drawn quality that is sorely missing from today's CG aided shows.
The characters in this show are absolutely marvelous. Some are clever satires, others are utterly and hilariously original. The voicework by Coleman and others is absolutely top notch.
The lack of Alone Together is indeed a sad thing for this set. Unlike the Mindy Moleford episode that was omitted from the season 1 set, this episode was one of the best and an essential piece of Tick history.
It would also be nice if the publishers would see fit to have more special features...but as all Tick fans know, we should feel lucky to be getting episodes on DVD at all. We'll probably never see anything better.
I considered knocking a star off of my rating for this set (because of the sorely missing episode and lack of features) but the show is just so devastatingly wonderful, I couldn't make myself do it. It really deserves 5 stars.