Tick vs. The Big Nothing
Twenty-four, Season Two
air date: 2/3/1996
Tick vs. The Big Nothing
is another great episode. A large race of aliens (that all look
exactly like Arthur), called
The Heys, (the only word
in their language is Hey) is planning to destroy the Universe
by throwing a black hole into another black hole. Another race,
The Whats, (the only word
in their language is What) kidnap The
Tick to try to stop them.
Whats mistake Arthur for a Hey spy and interrogate him while The
Tick munches on space cookies. Unfortunately, the What spaceship
isn't fast enough to outrun the Heys dreaded ultimate weapon,
The Infinity Ball! With the Infinity Ball closing in, things looked
grim, because the What spaceship ran on fear and they were all
feeling confident with The Tick aiding them. Fortunately, they
had Arthur there to fill up the reserves...
the probing begin!
Tick, disguised as a Hey, battles the Infinity Ball
using Lint Warp to escape the Infinity Ball, the Whats managed
to send the Tick into the Hey mothership to stop them, where he
manages to defeat the entire Hey race, the Infinity Ball, and
the black hole all at once.
on Earth, Tick describes the entire adventure to Die
Fledermaus and Sewer Urchin
who of course don't believe him; and when asked for proof that
Tick saved the Universe Tick just says "Well, we're all still
here, aren't we?"
episode features these Superheroes:
The Tick, Arthur, Die
Fledermaus, The Whats,
and Sewer Urchin.
episode features these Supervillains:
to pull myself together!
Tick disguised as a Hey
guys haven't done this much, have you?
Oh, Hey Arthur! Lookee! I'm being abducted by space aliens!
Let the probing begin!
Whip out those weird instruments of science and probe away!
You guys don't have a clue, do you?
You guys are ugly with a capital UGH!
OH, man, that's the pits!
Science, Boring! Interest Fading!
We're going to save the Universe!
It's going to be boss!
Let me get this straight. You want us to go into the mouth of
a black hole, confront the entire population of Hey, and steal
or destroy their doomsday device…Piece of cake!
Hey, we've got those on Earth! We hit them into little pockets
with sticks! and we got higher numbers, too.
Well, come on, uglies; how do we spur this iron space-pony on?
Your ship runs on fear? Wiggy!
Here, try Arthur! He's an anxious little dude!
Take it easy, man; it's just a sandwich!
Must defy laws of physics!
And because I destroyed their most devastating weapon, which turned
out to be pretty lame, the entire population began to worship
me, like unto a god!
have trained myself to speak all Earth languages…except of course
for Esperanto…you could tell that one was going nowhere fast.
Well, Tick, I'd like to be able to say that on our planet we're
considered quite beautiful, but frankly, we're dogs.
Enjoy another space cookie.
Our race is the most squirrelly, easily frightened bunch of cowards
in the Universe. Centuries ago we learned to harness our fear
and use it as fuel.
Our fuel tanks are already full filled with fear, and I've never
seen anyone as scared as Arthur! We're going to have to use untested
technology to achieve the speed of lint!
Hey! (Nothing lasts forever) Hey! (Nothing is worth fighting
for) Hey! (Yes we have no bananas)
What interrogator has a short conversation with Arthur