Thirty-three, Season Three
air date: 11/2/1996
Tick vs. Europe
classic! This episode features some of the best villainy in the
series catered in by The
Breadmaster. The basic premise is that The
Tick has been chosen to participate in a superhero exchange
program and he is sent to Antwerp in Belgium. To fill in for him
while he's gone, the Belgian superhero Éclair
is sent to The City.
is French for lightning, and she can fly and shoot lightning out
of her eyes. She and Arthur
make a great team. Tick is matched up with Éclair's sidekick,
Blitzen (German for lightning).
Blitzen drives him around on her motorcycle and takes him dancing
in the clubs.
European villainy isn't too great; it features a regal kidnapping
plot featuring the King of Belgium and several supervillains (Octo
Paganini, The Eastern
Bloc Robot Cowboy, and The
Fortissimo Brothers), but the American villainy features The
Breadmaster and his evil, wicked henchcookies, The
Superhero Exchange Program
the wrath of the Gingerbreadmen!
Gingerbreadmen are very crafty; they use guerilla tactics to attack
the heroes of the City. The nights were the worst; they tied up
Speak and used him to attack Arthur.
Die Fledermaus couldn't sleep for weeks. Unfortunately, due to
their lack of artificial preservatives, they eventually go stale
and stop fighting.
episode features these Superheroes:
The Tick, Arthur, Die
Fledermaus, Blitzen, Éclair,
episode features these Supervillains:
Octo Paganini, The Eastern
Bloc Robot Cowboy, The
Fortissimo Brothers, The
Buttery Pat, and The
shows off his moves!
on boy, dig my love!
Special Delivery! Oh, Arthur! The thrill of modern postism!
Unhand him, gingerfiends!
Ooh Hoo! My first day on the continent and already I've got an
Majesty Snatchers! Unhand that highness!
Let's see how you fare against two bits of flat, shiny America!
Brothers have the strength of 10 men! (Tick) Is that five men apiece
or twenty men altogether?
Éclair…my favorite creampuff. Tell me; what flavor is your filling?
Hey! a letter! Somebody loves Die Fledermaus!
again we find that you can't disguise the foul taste of evil with artificial,
or even natural sweeteners.