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Complete series cast summary:
William Ragsdale ...  Herman Brooks 72 episodes, 1991-1994
Hank Azaria ...  Jay Nichols 72 episodes, 1991-1994
Jane Sibbett ...  Heddy Newman 72 episodes, 1991-1994
Yeardley Smith ...  Louise Fitzer 72 episodes, 1991-1994
Molly Hagan ...  Angel (Sensitivity) 72 episodes, 1991-1994
Ken Hudson Campbell ...  Animal (Lust) / ... 72 episodes, 1991-1994
Rick Lawless Rick Lawless ...  Wimp (Anxiety) 72 episodes, 1991-1994
Peter Mackenzie ...  Genius (Intellect) 72 episodes, 1991-1994
Jason Bernard ...  Mr. Paul Bracken 72 episodes, 1991-1994
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Herman Brooks is an aspiring writer working as a fact-checker at a publisher. While dealing with life in the big city, his inner thoughts are played out by four characters representing his intellect, fear, compassion, and lust. His "outer world" consists of a trivia-trove boss, two female co-workers, one mouse-ish and the other a social-climbing bombshell, and a best friend whose both a successful writer and a sexist pig. Written by <aberkoff@hq.caci.com>

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8 September 1991 (USA) See more »

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(72 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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There are several jokes referring to Louise sounding like that girl from The Simpsons (1989). Yeardley Smith is the voice of Lisa Simpson. See more »

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Louise: I know what you're thinking. You're thinking "Awww, who's going to go out with the virgin?" Well I'll have you know there are plenty of adult virgins who have active social lives.
Heddy: Oh yeah - all those Star Trek conventions.
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The high point of Fox's Experimental phase
19 July 2000 | by rlcsljoSee all my reviews

When the Fox Network went on the air, it seemed like it was trying to attract viewers with "something different". The result was shows like "Herman's Head".

Although it featured a "Dobie Gillis" like situation--an ambitious bombshell who was "unattainable" and an "ordinary" girl who was sweet, but really loved him, this show added something way out of the ordinary: A "Greek chorus" that revealed his "true" thoughts, instead of Herman giving asides to the camera.

A nice touch was including in the chorus a female to give his "feminine" side.

This nice touch pulled this rather ordinary sitcom out of the muck and gave it a nice spin that worked most of the time.

Its too bad Fox did not keep up this phase, because I believe television would have been much the better for it.


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