this was the last live episode of The Tick aired. It was
actually one of the first taped, though, so some of the
elements from the beginning of the show are back (The Panda,
The Cape) but there
isn't anything off chronologically. The premise of this
episode is that Arthur
has to tell his mother and sister (Dot) that he has chosen
to be a superhero and that he lives with the Tick.
continue the subtle insinuations that being a superhero
is roughly analogous to being gay, and that's pretty funny.
Mom and Dot eventually have Arthur committed by Francis
Peacock (Dave Foley), a superhero psychiatrist who can 'cure'
their 'addiction'. Peacock really just seems to have jealousy
issues and wants to destroy the heroes, but hey, no one's
rapidly goes (more) insane without Arthur and eventually
Liberty, and Tick bust him out.
funniest things in this episode are (1) hearing Tick say
'we're makin' gravy without the lumps! (an Evil
Midnight Bomber quote from The Tick
vs. The Tick) and (2) seeing Francis Peacock dancing
around in his office wearing Arthur's moth suit and listening
to the theme from 'Greatest American Hero'
episode features these Superheroes:
The Tick, Arthur,
Liberty, and The Cape
episode features these Supervillains:
breakfast looks a lot like someone...
Peacock tries to comfort Arthur