Throwback Thursday: "THE TICK"
We made six live action episodes for Fox Network back in the day. I directed one of the original order, “The Funeral” with Patrick Warburton as The Tick. It also starred Nestor Carbonell, who I had directed in Suddenly Susan with Brooke Shields. Ambitious, a cult hit, but alas not a ratings darling. Still, it was a massive seller when the DVDs came out. Amazon has rebooted the big blue bug of justice again. Ticks just won’t go away.
In my episode, Captain Liberty (Liz Vassey) accidentally kills The Immortal (Sam Mc Murray) during a super hero hookup. My fondest memory of shooting the episode was Warburton’s incredible patience and professionalism: suiting up each day before dawn, overheating and suffering in it all day, and always coming to me at the end of the shoots asking if I got what we needed and thanking ME for my work. What a gentleman he is.
September 20, 2018