This FOX comedy show starred Herman, a young fact checker. Whenever Herman had a thought, various conflicting aspects of his psyche were personified and interacted in a cluttered, ... See full summary »
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 Herman Brooks (72 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Jay Nichols (72 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Heddy Newman (72 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Louise Fitzer (72 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Angel (Sensitivity) (72 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Animal (Lust) / ... (72 episodes, 1991-1994)
Rick Lawless ...
 Wimp (Anxiety) (72 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Genius (Intellect) (72 episodes, 1991-1994)
Jason Bernard ...
 Mr. Paul Bracken (72 episodes, 1991-1994)
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This FOX comedy show starred Herman, a young fact checker. Whenever Herman had a thought, various conflicting aspects of his psyche were personified and interacted in a cluttered, attic-like room, meant to represent his mind. Predictably, the sophomoric humor was not subtle. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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The funniest thing about Herman is... what goes on inside his head! See more »

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8 September 1991 (USA)  »

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4x Herman  »

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The first ever condom commercial for the FOX TV station aired during this show in 1991. It was the first condom commercial to air at the national level and is often mistakenly thought to be the first condom commercial ever shown. (The first commercial was actually aired in 1975 by California station KNTV.) See more »

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Jay Nichols: Hey, as long as there are illegal aliens who want citizenship, Jay Nichols will have a date.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Duffless (1993) See more »

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fun premise
28 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Herman Brooks (William Ragsdale) is a lowly fact checker at a publishing house. He works under the encyclopedic Mr. Paul Bracken (Jason Bernard) along with selfish bitch Heddy Newman (Jane Sibbett) and awkward virgin Louise Fitzer (Yeardley Smith). His best friend is sleazy writer Jay Nichols (Hank Azaria). The show goes inside Herman's head with conflicting psyche; Sensitivity (Molly Hagan), Lust (Ken Hudson Campbell), Anxiety (Rick Lawless), and Intellect (Peter Mackenzie).

The premise of inside Herman's head has some good fun. On the other hand, the basic sitcom premise lacks needed romantic possibilities for Herman. I definitely don't want Herman with Louise. Heddy is such a bitch that any relationship is doomed from the start. It's not love-hate. It's just hate-hate. The show tries to put them together a couple times but in general, the coupling is horrible. The odd thing is that there is a perfect partner in the pilot. Connie is sleazy Jay's girlfriend when she falls for Herman. I really like the pilot and the show misses that character. Jay is such an annoying jerk that it actually detracts from my love of Herman. I don't see the friendship in them. The unique premise has some fun but ultimately, the chemistry in the sitcom isn't that good. Jennifer Aniston has a minor role as Herman's little sister.


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