Herman's Head

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (40)

  • Louise: (answering the phone) Research. The ball on the end of a poodle's tail...what's it called? The word 'Stupid' comes to mind.

  • Jay: When you're 90, the only way you're going to get get hot with a woman is if you get cremated together.

  • (discussing impotence) Herman: Has this ever happened to you? Jay: You mean, when you're with a woman and you're going through hell 'cause your mind is willing and nothing else is, and you panic and you turn to her and say "Helen, I have to leave your apartment now, I'm having a brain hemmorhage? Herman: Yeah. Jay: No. No, that's never happened to me.

  • Louise: Heddy, I need your advice about men. Heddy: You don't have to give the ring back. It was a gift - it's yours.

  • Herman: You like him, huh? Louise: Like him!? I wanna see him naked in a tub full of jello - I wanna rub tomato sauce all over his body - I wanna eat ice cream off his chest! Herman: Louise??!?! Louise: Sorry - I haven't had lunch yet.

  • Herman: Jay, there are certain occasions when its better not to think about having sex with someone. Jay: Sure there are - family reunions.

  • Herman: Why would I look at her (breasts)? Animal: Maybe its because we were experiencing the thrill of Victoria on the wide world of cleavage. Genius: Maybe it's because you are a ignorant, vile, horny swine! Animal: I certainly wouldn't rule that out.

  • Victoria: Look, I'm on a deadline, I need that story. (pause) Don't give me alibis, Richard. So you had a stroke. Write with your left hand.

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Notes (8)

  • New second season opening credits are used here for th first time.

  • Introduces Elizabeth as Herman's semi-regular girlfriend.

  • Presumably actress Victoria Rowell from "Bracken's Daughter" wasn't available - Roxanne Beckford takes on the role of Susan.

  • Dawn Wells reprises her role as Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island.

  • Features the Fly Girls, who were on Fox's show "In Living Color." Not so coincidentally, Herman's Head was also on Fox.

  • Biting the hand that feed - in one bit the "brain" characters try to erase the Fox logo in the corner of the screen - at the time the network-logo intrusion had just started.

  • With this episode and the appearance of Herman's mother, we finally see all the members of his family.

  • The first and last time that the "brain" cast members get to fully interact with the "regular" cast members.

Allusions (4)

  • Title: Referencing the song "That's What Friends Are For" that Dionne Warwick released with the help of Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, and Elton John.

  • Title Referencing the '80's hard rock group Guns N' Roses.

  • Title Referencing the heavy metal group of the early '80s, known primarily for the anti-parent anthem "We're Not Gonna Take It."

  • Title: Referencing Harry Chapin's 1974 song "Cats in the Cradle," which deals with a father and son who don't have time for each other.