Herman's Head (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, ... 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)
Ken Hudson Campbell ...
 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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One of the show's writers used to hang out on a BBS forum for Fox shows when this was still on the air. He said that if the show had survived into a fourth season, there was going to be a second set of head characters introduced, this time for the "Heddy" character. This obviously never happened, as the show was canceled after its third season. See more »

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Heddy: Herman, aren't you afraid to be here alone?
Herman: No, not any more. Now that I have "Little Herman" here.
[Pulls out a gun]
Louise: Is that a real gun?
Herman: Yeah!
Louise: I can't believe you own a gun!
Heddy: I can't believe you call it "Little Herman."
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You've Got to Love Herman, He Has a Mind Just Like Yours !

For unexplained reason, this was being aired at nearly 3 Am on our national television. Maybe they had no empty time for a sitcom like it. Or maybe that was the perfect time for a sitcom about mind! Anyway, that gave me the chance to follow it peacefully in the depth of the night like a special treat, particularly when it was airing daily.

This is simply about Herman and his mind. His mind's residents are maybe the rarest group of characters in sitcom history; Angel (Sensitivity), Animal (Lust), Wimp (Anxiety) Genius (Intellect). You have to love a funny facing to your own thinking like this. I bet, it is the closest of what (Sigmund Freud) might have wanted from a sitcom !

I was waiting for any scene that got (Yeardley Smith) in it. She, as (Louise) the sidekick, was totally adorable; her magical voice, miniature features, perfect attitude, and tender charisma, all agglutinated me to my seat every single episode to enjoy her presence and performance. The best thing was that she smartly knew how to make you laugh at her or sympathy with her in the same time. The mind's inhabitants were beautifully selected, constantly comic and in harmony. On the contrary (William Ragsdal), as the title character, was flat, being the less talented amongst all the good cast.

While the main idea was genius, was it ready to continue ?! I mean the appearance of all our minds' rulers in conflict and discussion all the way was great imagination and cute fun apart, but with not many renewals, the show adhered to the same formula of having something happens to Herman, then some jokes about it from the crazy bunch in his head. That made the 4 "head" characters imprisoned in the same place, and case, just about every time !

Although cancellation is not always well news, but I think that helped the show to be a fine memory without any malformation or desperate desire to be on air by any cost. I read that if the show got a fourth season, there was going to be a second set of head characters introduced !! Thank got that that didn't happen. It's like adding a new "girl" car in the last season of (Knight Rider) beside the "male" car (K.I.T.T) because of some weariness hit badly. Here there would have been another 4 characters in another head ! Well, I believe every show has hypothetical age before its inevitable expiration date. And 3 seasons were enough age for Herman's Head before any possible dullness !

(Herman's Head) was a wonderful original sitcom. The writers pulled it off as a light comedy with exceptional perspective. It was great that it managed to survive for 71 episodes (at first it looked like the ones that last for only 13 !). And it was good also to stop at that number, otherwise we would have hated Herman, his Head, and their writers !

My memorable moments : (Herman) asks (Louise) for a hug as encouragement before hard work challenge, then after hugging him, she sighs to say "What a guy !". While (Herman) lives a hot moment of seduction, (Molly Hagan) as the forever tender and moral (Angel), takes her skirt off in front of the others, saying unconsciously "The heat here is unbearable !". (Animal) feels sudden zeal to ask eagerly "What's Happening ?" and the answer hits him "Heddy is kissing us" !

..That was uniquely funny.


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