Thirty-five, Season Three
air date: 11/16/1996
you ever read The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas
Adams? That story involves a restaurant that is chronologically
located at the end of the universe and the patrons travel there
via time machines to eat and witness the end of everything.
episode borrows a bit from that idea, featuring a restaurant located
about 3.5 million years ago. The
Tick and Arthur wind
up stuck in the distant past, but they're 'saved' when The
Hotel Manager kidnaps their tribe of human-ape ancestors and
takes them to the hotel to replace his waitstaff. Tick manages
to overthrow the hotel staff and return his tribe to freedom and
restore himself and Arthur to the 20th century.
it WAS a time machine...
He means to peal you like a grape!
funniest things about this episode are seeing how Tick and Arthur
adapt to their life in the ancient past. Tick adapts quickly and
continues his daily patrols (Sabertooth Tiger…you face the Tick!
The world's first superhero!) and he quickly manages to learn
the ape-men's language. Arthur, on the other hand, does not adapt
well at all, and spends most of his time screaming in frustration.
Either way, it's hilarious to watch.
episode features these Superheroes:
The Tick, Arthur, and
episode features these Supervillains:
The Hotel Manager
Bath Day. Isn't he cute?
Cleanliness is next to dogliness! Oh, I'm sorry boy! I didn't
bonds with the ape-man
Oh, he's just no good without his
at me! Look at me! I have speech! Aren't I special!
I'll get you for this!