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The Tick vs. Mr. Mental
Episode Four, Season One

Original air date: 10/1/1994
The Tick vs. Mr. Mental

The Tick vs. Mr. Mental is the first episode that really showcases The Tick's mightiness and his achilles heel (his mind). Mr. Mental hypnotizes The Tick and sends him to steal the Thinking Cap from Pendecker Labs. In route, The Tick crashes through explosion proof walls, swims through a toxic river, and battles a giant robot to acquire the cap; then he battles Arthur, the Caped Chameleon, and Sewer Urchin before giving the cap to Mr. Mental. In all the episodes, this one is really the only one where you really see The Tick battling and really kicking ass. Once Mr. Mental has the thinking cap, he releases the Tick (since he's no longer necessary) and the heroes have to try to get it back...

This episode also introduces another Tick favorite, the Evil Eye Cafe. The Evil Eye is a hangout where the supervillains and henchmen of The City congregate. There are many villains there, but no one recognizable...although there is a villain that looks a lot like the Evil Midnight Bomber.

Hypnotized Tick

It's Hypno-Tick!

The Tick's worst nightmare

A day job! In an office! My worst nightmare!

My favorite part of this episode is when Mr. Mental enters The Tick's mind and releases his worst nightmare to battle his mind into submission. It turns out that Tick's worst nightmare is to have a day job in an office! Classic...

This episode features these Superheroes:
The Tick
, Arthur, Die Fledermaus, Caped Chameleon, and Sewer Urchin.

This episode features these Supervillains:
Mr. Mental