Herman's Head

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Herman's Head was a situation comedy on Fox which aired from 1991 to 1994. The storyline revolved around Herman, a young bachelor fresh out of college. Coming from a quiet life and large family in the Midwest, Herman lands his first job in New York City, a research analyst for a big firm called Waterton Publishing. Unknown to anyone else, scenes would often cut to inside Herman's head, where a "Greek chorus" would comment on situations at hand. Herman's head had four personas, Angel, his sensitive side, Genius, who handled responsibilities of life, Wimp, who worried about dangerous situations, and Animal, who represented Herman's party animal and gourmand side.


Narrator: This is Herman Brooks. Herman is just like the rest of us. Every day he has to make decisions, such as what to wear, whom to date..and when to panic. Now these decisions should be easy, but if you take a look inside Herman's head, you will see why sometimes he can have trouble making up his mind.
Genius: I am Herman's intellect. Without me he could not hold his job, pay his rent or tie his shoes.
Angel: I am Herman's sensitivity. Without me he could not feel tenderness or dear love; the good things in life.
Wimp: I am Herman's anxiety. I keep him out of trouble and believe me, there is trouble everywhere.
Animal: I am Herman's lust. Without me he would miss out on all the good stuff. You know, fun, food, babes!
Screen shows all four personas talking over each other
Narrator: Sometimes they agree. Usually, they do not. This struggle goes on inside all of us, but it is being showcased on Herman's Head.


Anxiety: Oh no, I feel a sneeze coming on.
Anxiety,Angel,Genius & Animal{in unison}: AH-CHOO!
Herman: AH-CHOO!
Jay: Gezhundheit.


Mr. Crawford: It says here "the average weight of a Danishman's testacles is 24 ounces". So you are telling me that right now in Denmark there are men with pound and a half testicles walking around?
Louise: I guess that is what they mean by the term "Great Danes".

Days of Wine & Herman[edit]

Mr. Bracken: Herman, have a drink.
Herman: Not sure if I should.
Mr. Bracken: It's my party and you will drink if I want you to!

My Brother's Keeper[edit]

Louise: Herman, call on Line 2.
Herman: Who is it?
Louise: Your brother Stan.
Herman's head
Animal: Hang up, hang up, HANG UP!
Wimp: He is right. I can still remember our childhood nickname thanks to Stan: Bongohead!
Angel takes phone receiver
Angel: It has been thirty years! Do you not think he has grown up?
Reality. Herman speaks with Stan for a while, then hangs up
Louise: Herman, I did not know you had a brother!
Herman: Did Abel have Cain?

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