The Tick (1994 TV series)

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The Tick is a comedic superhero, created by Ben Edlund in 1986, who has been featured in comic books, animation, and live action television series. These quotes are from all three media.


  • SPOON!!!
    • Battle cry of The Tick

Chairface Chippendale[edit]

I haven't always had friends like you, because I was born...different. Because I didn't fit in, society shunned me. All my life, the world's tried to forget my face, but after tonight, they will never forget my name!
[Chairface's birthday speech to his fellow villains before his attempt to carve his name into the moon.]

Chrome Dome[edit]

What good is science if no one gets hurt? [Addressing a Mad Scientist Convention]
WANNABES! All of you, spitpolishing your prosthetic limbs, und whitewashing your liverspots for this wretched back-patting, smarty-party! The true mad scientist does not make public appearances! He does not wear the ‘hello my name is” badge. He STRIKES from below like a viper! Or on high like a PENNY, dropped from the tallest building aroundt! He has only ze one purpose: do bad things, to good people, MIT SCIENCE!!!!
You're not mad scientists, you're a bunch of hippies! [The Tick vs. Science]

The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight[edit]

  • And so he says to me, he says, “You want to be a baaaaad guy?!” and I say, “Yeah, baby! I want to be bad!” I says, “Surf's up, Space Ponies! I'm making gravy without the lumps!” Ah ha ha ha ha haaaaa!
  • And he says to me, he says to me, “You got style, baby! But if you're gonna to be a real villain, you gotta get a gimmick!” And so I go, I says, “Yeah, baby! A gimmick, that's it! High explosives!” Ah ha ha ha ha ha!
  • Yeah! Keep playing with fire, superpants! You don't know how much fire you're playing with! Ah ha ha ha ha ha!
  • So he says to me, “You gotta do something smart, baby! Something big!” He says, “You want to be a super-villain, right?!” And I go, “Yeah, baby, yeah! Yeah! What do I gotta do?!” He says, “You got bombs! Blow up the Comet Club! It's packed with super-heroes! You'll go down in super-villain history!” And I go, “Yeah, baby! 'Cause I'm the Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight!” Ah ha ha ha ha ha!
  • And so he says to me, “You got legs, baby! You're everywhere! You're all over the place!” Yeah!
  • Hi! I just, uh, I just, uh, wanted to use, the, uh, – and so he says, “Evil's okay in my book! What about yours?!” And I go, “Yeah, baby, yeah! Yeah!” – I just wanted to, uh, wash my hands.
  • Oh, that's just, uh – Boom, baby, boom! I'm the Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight!
  • Eat my smoke, copper! Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
  • An object at rest, cannot be stopped!
  • Excuse me...excuse me...and then I says, “Tell me I'm wrong!” And he says, “I can't, baby, 'cause you're not!”
  • This could happen to you, baby! This could happen to anybody!
  • And so he says, “I don't like the cut of your jib!” And I go, I says, “It's the only jib I got, baby!”
  • Yeah, baby!
  • Ah ha ha ha ha ha! Sixty seconds till midnight! Sixty seconds to nowhere, baby! You have all become victims of the Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs...Hey! Pay attention!
  • Yeah, baby! And you've only got twenty seconds before you ceiling!
  • Yeah, baby! Oh, yeah!
  • You'll never prove a thing, copper, I'm just a part time electrician – Bad is good, baby! Down with government!
  • One of these days...Milkshake! Boom!

Mr. Mental[edit]

  • You know what I miss? I miss the old days, when I'd think up a sinister scheme for world domination and you'd show a little emotional support.
  • Don't mess with me, fool! I'm cooking with gas!


  • Merry Christmas! ... Spoon! – Santa Claus, from "The Tick Loves Santa"
  • Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I'm easily distracted by shiny objects. – The Tick's Mind from "The Tick vs. The Proto Clown" (To which the Tick responded, "Yeah, shiny objects are nice.")
  • "Oh don't worry about Tongue-Tongue he's just tasting you. On the other hand, don't resist, he can crush you quite easily. The tongue is the strongest organ in the human body. I'm Doctor Mung-Mung." – Dr. Mung-Mung
  • Release the nice moth man Tongue Tongue; here is an individually wrapped slice of processed cheese. – Dr. Mung Mung from "The Tick vs. Science"
  • "IT'S GREAT TO BE ALIVE!!!" – Mr. Excitment's battle cry
  • "Where's the jerk who calls himself the TICK?!" – Barry Hubris, the "other" Tick

"I am that jerk!" – The Tick

  • "You can't catch me, I'm filled with tinier men!" – The Living Doll (Grandpa Wore Tights)
  • "And towards the front of the plane you might be able to make out five people in costumes having a fight with some dining room furniture." – Airplane Pilot as the airplane approaches a fight on a flying carpet from "Evil Sits Down for a Moment"
  • "It's okay to play with dolls!" – Baby Bomerangutang's battle cry
  • "I'm not a villain. I'm vanilla." – Uncle Creamy

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