The Head

Season 1 Episode 1

The Head/The Date

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Aired Unknown Dec 19, 1994 on MTV - Music Television
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In "The Head," Jim awakens one morning to find that his cranium has more than doubled in proportion. Initially embarrassed, it takes Jim nearly a week to leave his apartment, and his first stop is a head specialist. But good Dr. Axel can offer no solid answers, so an irritated Jim heads out the door for home. On his way, he's cornered by a gang of thugs, who have absolutely no idea what's awaiting them. Jim's head splits in two and out jumps a little purple alien who attacks them. After beating up the aggressors, the alien pops back into Jim's head, which seals up behind him. Dumbfounded, Jim heads home and interrogates the alien. Turns out his name's Roy, and he's on a mission to save the Earth from a parasitic alien named Gork. Dr. Lucas Elliott, a disgruntled FBI agent, catches the thugs telling their story on Eye Witness News, and begins his pursuit of Jim. In "The Date," Jim had forgotten that he had set up a date with Madelyn, which Roy encourages him to keep. The two combine their talents to prepare dinner, then Roy slips back into Jim's head before Madelyn arrives. After an awkward start, Jim and Madelyn's meal seems to be going well, until Roy pops out of his head to alert them that Gork is about to attack. A moment later, Gork bursts through the ceiling, and winds up taking up residence in Madelyn's head. Meanwhile, Dr. Elliott kidnaps one of the thugs he'd seen on the news.moreless

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    Mike Judge

    Mike Judge

    Director/Creator/Various Voices

    Paul Williams

    Paul Williams

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    John DiMaggio

    John DiMaggio

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    John E. Andrews

    John E. Andrews

    Fish Face

    Chris Johnston

    Chris Johnston

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    Maia Danziger

    Maia Danziger

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    • TRIVIA (5)

      • The video version is missing the following scenes:

        From "The Head," during the Pasquale Mendosa news broadcast, it delves into a segment on demonic possession.

        From "The Date," there is an extended sequence in the interrogation room, where agent Marshall beats up agent Smithy. Dr. Elliot then arrives and gives a little more backstory on himself. In another scene, Dr. Axel argues on the phone with his receptionist, then gives some insight to his battle with alcohol (and a drunken incident at a Christmas party involving a dog).

      • On video, this episode is titled "The Head Saves the Earth." When the series first aired as part of "MTV's Oddities," it was simply titled "The Head." The video version is missing snippets from each episode, with a length of 118 minutes; minus commercials on MTV, the first season played out at around 130 minutes. Similar chops were made to the sister series, "The Maxx," when released on video to keep the running time under two hours.

      • Butthead makes a cameo appearance in the opening installment of "The Head."

      • The opening 3 minutes of this episode aired months prior to the premiere of the series, as a teaser during "MTV's Animation Festival Weekend."

      • Each 30 minute episode during the first season featured two 15 minute installments.

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    • NOTES (7)

      • From The Date, there is an extended sequence in the interrogation room, where agent Marshall beats up agent Smithy. Dr. Elliot then arrives and gives a little more backstory on himself. In another scene, Dr. Axel argues on the phone with his receptionist, then gives some insight to his battle with alcohol (and a drunken incident at a Christmas party involving a dog).

      • From The Head, during the Pasquale Mendosa news broadcast, it delves into a segment on demonic possession.

      • The video version is missing the following scenes:

      • On video, this episode is titled "The Head Saves the Earth." When the series first aired as part of "MTV's Oddities," it was simply titled "The Head." The video version is missing snippets from each episode, with a length of 118 minutes; minus commercials on MTV, the first season played out at around 130 minutes. Similar chops were made to the sister series, "The Maxx," when released on video to keep the running time under two hours.

      • The opening 3 minutes of this episode aired months prior to the premiere of the series, as a teaser during "MTV's Animation Festival Weekend."

      • Each 30 minute episode during the first season featured two 15 minute installments.

      • Butthead makes a cameo appearance in The Head.

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