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Complete series cast summary:
...  Herman Brooks 72 episodes, 1991-1994
...  Jay Nichols 72 episodes, 1991-1994
...  Heddy Newman 72 episodes, 1991-1994
...  Louise Fitzer 72 episodes, 1991-1994
...  Angel (Sensitivity) 72 episodes, 1991-1994
...  Animal (Lust) / ... 72 episodes, 1991-1994
Rick Lawless ...  Wimp (Anxiety) 72 episodes, 1991-1994
...  Genius (Intellect) 72 episodes, 1991-1994
...  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 <aberkoff@hq.caci.com>

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Release Date:

8 September 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

4x Herman  »

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(72 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Herman Brooks: Jay, there are certain occasions when its better not to think about having sex with someone.
Jay Nichols: Sure there are. Family reunions.
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Referenced in House M.D.: House's Head (2008) 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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