The Tick # 008
An departure-from-formula episode full of wonderful ideas.
- The best running gag here is the idea of the dimension-spanning super-villain having a surly roommate. Their odd relationship is the source of many good laughs over the course of the half-hour.
- Other humour is drawn from a successful parody of a that sci-fi/fantasy staple: the clone.
Both Arthur and the Tick have evil doppelgangers in this story.
- The lengthy battle at the end is good fun, too. While the Tick fights, Arthur runs around looking for a crucial device to help him and - then - for an extension lead to power the device up.