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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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USA

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English

Release Date:

8 September 1991 (USA) See more »

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(72 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The first season's opening segment featured a voiceover which set up the show's premise. The voiceover was done by veteran character actor Dave Madden. See more »

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Genius: [From opening credits for Series 1] I'm Herman's intellect. Without me he couldn't hold his job, pay his rent or tie his shoes.
Angel: I'm Herman's sensitivity. Without me he wouldn't feel tenderness, honesty or love - the good things in life.
Wimp: Oh! I'm Herman's anxiety and I keep him out of trouble - and believe me, there's trouble *everywhere*!
Animal: I'm Herman's lust. Without me he'd miss out on all the good stuff. Y'know, fun, food - babes!
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Cute memories
14 April 2003 | by mk723See all my reviews

I was too young when I watched this show to really give a true critical assessment of it, but it definitely entertained me. Most of the jokes went over my little head, but the ones I did get were quite funny to me. I remember being especially disgusted by the character that represented Herman's lust and a bit annoyed by the feminine character in his brain. It was a clever idea, and I wish that it had a longer run.


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