The four aspects of a man's personality help him get through different situations in life.
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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


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 <>

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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 »


Herman Brooks: Rebecca Woods. She was the most beautiful freshman on campus.
Jay Nichols: Did ya bag her?
Herman Brooks: Jay, I don't "bag" women.
Jay Nichols: I'm sorry. Did ya nail her?
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Spoofed in Roundhouse: Growing Up Too Soon (1993) See more »

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One of my All-Time favorite shows
17 October 2012 | by StevierenoSee all my reviews

Yeah, 10 stars. This quirky show had me blurting soup out of my nose once - after that I didn't dare eat soup while watching it, ever again. I have enjoyed reading the earlier user reviews, and everything they said about how funny it was I agree with. Mr Bracken would come out and say some of the most absurd things, but then would spout out facts like the script writers wrote them for him (LOL). Heddy was so hot, I would liked to have been Herman, but I would have shut up the girl and scared dude i his head. Lust would have won out, and why not? Heddy was so totally hot. Jane Sibbett played her to perfection. Jay was as shallow and callous as they could make him, and that was fine with me; it set up lots of funny scenes. I agree with some here about Louise - I thought she was also hot in her way. But the funniest character on the show was Mr Crawford. The way he couldn't get Herman's name right was always a hoot, and then he got himself into such ridiculous situations. I wish they had spun him off - a show based on him would have been hilarious. This is one show I totally wish they would put on the air SOMEWHERE. I loved it. Herman's Head and Northern Exposure.

Someone said Herman was a flat character, but that isn't possible, since he did have the four characters in his head and he was alternately devilish (read: horny) and angelic. At the same time, the least funny person on Seinfeld was Jerry. He was just a grounding character so everyone crazy around him would have a touchstone to (semi-) reality. Herman was the same.

10 stars out of 10. Heck, ten stars out of 5! I loved this show.

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8 September 1991 (USA) See more »

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