The BEST Episodes of The Head

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Network: MTV

The Head is the story of Jim, a trade-school student in New York City who awakens one morning to find that his cranium has enlarged to mammoth proportions. A week later, out bursts Roy, a little purple alien with an odd sense of humor who has taken up residence in Jim's head. Roy needed a place to stay to adapt to the Earth's environment while on a mission to save the world from a power-hungry alien named Gork. Aiding Jim and Roy are Jim's girlfriend, Madelyn; his personal physician, Dr. Richard Axel; and a group of "human anomalies." The theme of the story is to reinforce the value of diversity, tolerance, acceptance of differences, and working together to solve problems.

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The Date

#1 - The Date

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 26, 1994

Jim had forgotten that he had set up a date with Madelyn, which Roy encourages him to keep.

star 8.00
13 votes
The Mission

#2 - The Mission

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 2, 1995

Jim awakens to find that Madelyn has been possessed by Gork. Roy explains that the Gork race has made plans to invade the heads of Earthlings, and he came to Earth with a machine that could stop the invasion -- but it was broken into five pieces and scattered across the planet. Meanwhile, Dr. Elliott bursts in with his cronies to interrogate Dr. Axel. He tells of his childhood encounter with a Gork, then proceeds to kidnap the head specialist.

star 8.00
15 votes
Jim's Plan

#3 - Jim's Plan

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 23, 1995

Roy is dying, so Jim gathers the anomalies and the group hatches a plan to rescue the kidnapped Dr. Axel. But shortly after escaping, Jim has Dr. Axel return to meet Dr. Elliott, claiming that Elliott's outlandish childhood memory has merit. Meanwhile, Jim pays Madelyn a visit, knowing that he's being followed by the FBI.

star 8.00
8 votes
The First Piece

#4 - The First Piece

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 9, 1995

Roy spies the first piece of the anti-invasion machine lodged in the face of the Statue of Liberty. Roy hops on the Staten Island Ferry to retrieve the piece, but he finds himself hunted by sightseers who think he's an alien California Raisin. Meanwhile, Jim goes to a meeting of ""human anomalies"" and befriends the group -- but Jim and Roy's telekinetic link cuts their meeting short when Jim receives a cry for help. Jim enlists the anomalies' aid to help him save Roy from the angry mob.

star 7.92
12 votes

#5 - Rebellion

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 16, 1995

After a near-death experience whilst trying to get the orb, Elliott's henchmen blow him off and head to a cabin by the lake with the orb. Elliot becomes infuriated and Gork becomes increasingly deceptive. Roy discovers the location of the orb, so he and Jim set out to get it -- then wind up nearly getting blown up in the cabin by the lake.

star 7.75
4 votes

#6 - Rescue

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 23, 1995

As the anomalies prepare to rescue Roy, the Gork race prepares their invasion. But as Jim and the gang enter the compound, Gork escapes with the orb inside Dr. Elliott's head. Meanwhile, Ray learns that the lawnmower blade that's embedded in his skull wasn't an isolated case.

star 7.75
4 votes
The Museum

#7 - The Museum

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 16, 1995

Dr Elliott continues to interrogate the kidnapped Dr. Axel, but his session is cut short when he gets a call to examine an unusual meteor that just came into the museum. Meanwhile, Jim gets a phone call from Madelyn, who wants to see him. They have a brief meeting, which climaxes when the Gork wakes up and regains control of his host. Jim and Roy then head to the museum to regain the ""meteor,"" which is actually holds a gemstone which is a piece of the anti-invasion machine -- but it leads to an encounter with the inept FBI agents and the Gork. The Gork uses the meteor's stone to immobilize Roy.

star 7.70
10 votes
The Taste of Romance

#8 - The Taste of Romance

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 20, 1996

A pair of Siamese twins woo Raquel and propose to her. She's swept off of her feet... unaware that they're secretly evil.

star 7.67
3 votes
Legend of the Blues

#9 - Legend of the Blues

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 5, 1996

Jim awakens to find that his already gigantic head has grown even larger -- so large, in fact, that it's wedged in the four corners of his bedroom ceiling. A visit from Dr. Axel results in the draining of a green ooze from Jim's brain and a prescription for a stress free vacation. Jim, Roy, Ivan, Ray and Dr. Axel head out on a fishing trip to find the legendary giant blue fish. Shortly after their departure on the water, the gas tank gets punctured and the boat explodes, leaving them stranded on a remote island. Soon Axel and Ivan are kidnapped by an evil old man who breeds the blue fish... and they discover that the fish live off of human flesh.

star 7.67
3 votes
Mona's Secret

#10 - Mona's Secret

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 16, 1995

Jim and Roy hide the orb, but Dr. Elliott has his sights set on finding it. So when they reveal to the group that ""Einstein knows where it is,"" Elliott's spy leads him to it. Meanwhile, Roy finds a mutual attraction with Mona, so he spends a romantic evening at her house, where he learns that she has a tail... and that she's Elliott's spy. The evening ends with Elliott busting in and taking Roy prisoner.

star 7.50
4 votes
Nite Raid

#11 - Nite Raid

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 23, 1995

Now that Roy's been captured, Jim's skull has returned back to normal size, but his equilibrium is out of whack. So Jim pays a visit to Dr. Axel, who offsets the equilibrium damage by strapping an anvil to Jim's head. Meanwhile, Mona arrives declaring that she's in love with Roy, and she wants to help him escape from Elliott's evil clutches. So the anomalies and Dr. Axel set off to break Roy out of the FBI building. Meanwhile, Gork tries to convince Dr. Elliott that he's the good alien and Roy is the parasitic alien.

star 7.50
4 votes
The Jungle

#12 - The Jungle

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 9, 1995

Roy uses his telepathic abilities to find the next piece of the anti-invasion machine. He locates it in a jungle. So Madelyn, Jim and Roy are off to the forest, where their plane goes down and they're pursued by headhunters. Meanwhile, Gork convinces Dr. Elliott that the machine he has is to locate the other alien race's weapons.

star 7.40
5 votes
The Head Saves the Earth

#13 - The Head Saves the Earth

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 19, 1994

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.

star 7.39
56 votes
Directors: Ray Kosarin
Writers: Eric Fogel, Gordon Barnett
Return of the Spider

#14 - Return of the Spider

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 13, 1996

During a lunch with the human anomalies group, Chin reveals that he's been plagued by nightmares, so Jim suggests that he goes to China to confront his demons. Shortly after arriving, Chin vanishes on Jim and Roy, so they go into a bar looking for him, but instead discover his father. Meanwhile, Chin has been hypnotized by the evil Mr. Chang, his former captor, who makes Chin fight in a freakshow as The Spider. When they catch a commercial with Chin for an upcoming battle to the death, it's up to Jim, Roy and Chin's father (the original Spider) to save him.

star 7.25
4 votes
Hillbilly Town

#15 - Hillbilly Town

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 9, 1995

Jim and Roy are off to the small town of Shallow Ditch to recover another piece of the anti-invasion machine, as Elliott's FBI cronies are searching the sea for the black orb, the last piece. Jim finds himself playing King Arthur as he tries to pull the key (shaped like a sword) from a stone.

star 7.06
31 votes
The Invasion

#16 - The Invasion

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 30, 1995

Dr. Elliott finds that the tables have turned – he's now the captive strapped to a table. Jim and his friends try to develop the anti-invasion machine without the orb, and soon find that they're running out of time as the Earth is bombarded with Gorks. At the last minute, they get the machine working and thwart the attempts of the parasitic race to take over the world.

star 7.00
3 votes

#17 - Rats

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 19, 1996

star 6.50
2 votes
The Rise and Fall of Jim

#18 - The Rise and Fall of Jim

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 6, 1996

While playing basketball with Roy, Jim sees a baby that's about to be hit by a car so he rushes to save it -- resulting in press coverage for his heroic deed that's seen by a sinister agent. So when Jim appears at open mic night at a local bar, the agent arrives with contract in hand and turns Jim into an overnight celebrity. Jim gets a big head (so to speak), so Roy peruses the contract and discovers Jim has actually sold his soul to the devil. Madelyn and Roy make a deal with the prince of darkness. Can they beat an American Gladiators-style contest in Hell?

star 6.20
5 votes
The Bad Seed

#19 - The Bad Seed

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 12, 1996

An alien bearing a great resemblance to Roy breeched “the security of Technology Incorporated Laboratories and absconded with a container of dangerous experimental energy” (or anti-matter). Pasquale Mendoza alerts Jim and Roy to these events when he comes knocking, assuming that it was Roy who was responsible for the theft… but soon Jim and Roy spot another man with an unusually large cranium – which contains Roy’s baby brother, Mark. Mark is supposed to deliver the anti-matter to a race of nasty, green, humanistic aliens who need the substance for fuel, but a botched transaction on the moon leaves Roy as a hostage to the nasty aliens.

star 6.00
2 votes