List of The Incredible Hulk (1978 TV series) episodes

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The following is a list of The Incredible Hulk episodes. The series began on March 10, 1978 and ended on May 12, 1982. It was created by Kenneth Johnson and produced by CBS. The series—which was preceded by three, two-hour made-for-TV movies, beginning in November 1977—ran for 82 episodes.

The Incredible Hulk follows the story of David Banner (played by Bill Bixby), a physician/scientist who, traumatized by the loss of his wife, douses himself with dangerously high levels of gamma radiation. He metamorphosizes into a giant, green hulk (Lou Ferrigno) whenever he becomes angry. The series chronicles Banner's attempts to find a cure for himself, as he is pursued across the United States by investigative newspaper reporter Jack McGee (Jack Colvin). The series was loosely based on the Marvel comic book of the same name.

After the cancellation of the series, three television movies aired on NBC (1988, 1989 and 1990). On July 28, 2006, season one was officially released on DVD. Season two was released in the United States on July 17, 2007. Seasons three and four were released in June 2008 to coincide with the release of the 2008 Marvel Studios film The Incredible Hulk.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired Network
1 12 November 4, 1977 (1977-11-04) May 31, 1978 (1978-05-31) CBS
2 22 September 22, 1978 (1978-09-22) May 25, 1979 (1979-05-25)
3 23 September 21, 1979 (1979-09-21) April 11, 1980 (1980-04-11)
4 18 November 7, 1980 (1980-11-07) May 22, 1981 (1981-05-22)
5 7 October 2, 1981 (1981-10-02) May 12, 1982 (1982-05-12)
Movies 3 September 25, 2009 (2009-09-25) May 21, 2010 (2010-05-21) NBC


Season 1 (1977–78)

The first two two-part episodes of the season were originally presented as made-for-television movies.
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1 1 "The Incredible Hulk" (series pilot) Kenneth Johnson Kenneth Johnson November 4, 1977 (1977-11-04)
An accidental overdose of gamma radiation creates a mutation in David Banner's (Bill Bixby) DNA, and, whenever he becomes angry, it causes him to metamorphose into a seven-foot-tall, 330-pound, green hulking creature. Tabloid newspaper reporter, Jack McGee begins investigating claims of a giant creature; his investigation leads to the laboratory that Banner was using. An explosion in the lab kills Banner's associate and friend Dr. Elaina Marks (Susan Sullivan); McGee, who dubs the creature "the Hulk", believes the Hulk killed David too. Unable to explain the truth, nor control his transformations, David leaves to try and find a cure for himself.
2 2 "Death in the Family" (originally The Return of The Incredible Hulk) Alan J. Levi Kenneth Johnson November 27, 1977 (1977-11-27)

David continues on the run from Jack McGee and the authorities, with everyone believing that he was killed along with Elaina. Still trying to find a cure, David accidentally finds himself in the middle of a plot to kill a young, crippled girl (Laurie Prange) so her unscrupulous family can inherit the fortune. He manages to save her life, and provide her with help so that she can walk again.

Note: Gerald McRaney makes his first of four guest appearances. William Daniels guest stars.
3 3 "Final Round" Kenneth Gilbert Kenneth Johnson March 10, 1978 (1978-03-10)
David 'Benson' finds his way into Delaware, and into the friendship of Henry "Rocky" Welsh, an aspiring boxer. David discovers that Henry, unknowingly, has been trafficking heroin for the boxing promoter. The promoter, in order to stay out of prison, arranges a deadly fight for Henry, whose high blood pressure would conveniently kill him in a fight. (Martin Kove guest stars)
4 4 "The Beast Within" Kenneth Gilbert Karen Harris & Jill Sherman March 17, 1978 (1978-03-17)
David 'Bradburn' begins working at a zoo where research is being conducted on animal aggression. David learns that a corrupt zoo official has been smuggling diamonds, within the animals, into the zoo. A young scientist is framed for the animal deaths, and David is locked in a cage with an aggressive gorilla.
5 5 "Of Guilt, Models and Murder" Larry Stewart James D. Parriott March 24, 1978 (1978-03-24)
After waking up from a transformation, at the scene of a murdered model, David 'Blaine' tries to piece together the events of the previous night. David is hired as an assistant to the model's employer (Loni Anderson), and he uses his new job to investigate the other models who may be linked to the murder.
6 6 "Terror in Times Square" Alan J. Levi William Schwartz March 31, 1978 (1978-03-31)
David 'Blake' begins working in a New York arcade, and quickly develops a friendship with the owner and his daughter. When the owner refuses to pay any further protection fees, the crime boss decides to make him pay.
7 7 "747" Sigmund Neufeld Jr. Thomas Szollosi & Richard Matheson April 4, 1978 (1978-04-04)

David 'Brown' boards a Boeing 747 plane to travel across the country in pursuit of a cure for his metamorphosis. The airline captain and a flight attendant have planned the theft of a priceless Egyptian exhibit from the plane's cargo hold. After dealing with the pilot and flight attendant, David is forced to land the plane during one of his transformations into the Hulk.

Note: Brandon Cruz, Bill Bixby's co-star on The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969–1973), guest stars. Some of the plane scenes were also used in Airport 75.
8 8 "The Hulk Breaks Las Vegas" Larry Stewart Justin Edgerton April 21, 1978 (1978-04-21)
When an investigative reporter is injured by the mafia for details about their illegal activities, David 'Benning' becomes his only chance at exposing them. David must deliver his evidence to Jack McGee, who is still tracking the Hulk's movements across the country.
9 9 "Never Give a Trucker An Even Break" Kenneth Gilbert Kenneth Johnson April 28, 1978 (1978-04-28)

A group of hijackers (led by Frank Christi and Grand L. Bush) steal a semi-truck from a young woman's father, and she makes plans to steal it back. David 'Bradford' becomes mixed up in her plans, and is forced to transform into the Hulk to save both of their lives.

Note: Much of the footage from the chase scenes was taken from Steven Spielberg's TV movie Duel.
10 10 "Life and Death" James D. Parriot Jeffrey Hayden May 12, 1978 (1978-05-12)
While on his way to volunteer for a DNA experiment, David 'Bernard' meets a young pregnant woman who is also hitchhiking. The two share a ride to the same town where the young woman explains her plans to give up her child for adoption. David learns the doctor involved in the illegal adoption is the same one experimenting on him, and that he is selling the babies on the black market.
11 11 "Earthquakes Happen" Harvey Laidman Jim Tisdale & Migdia Varela May 19, 1978 (1978-05-19)
A nuclear power plant contains powerful gamma radiation equipment, and David poses as a doctor to gain access to it. While experimenting with the machine, an earthquake occurs and causes massive cave-ins in the facility. With the reactor about to explode, David leads a group of survivors through the facility, before transforming into the Hulk and turning the cooling system on to cool the reactors.
12 12 "The Waterfront Story" Reza Badiyi Paul M. Belous & Robert Wolterstorff May 31, 1978 (1978-05-31)
Now in Texas, David 'Barton' is working as a bartender for a widowed boss. It turns out that the widow's late husband was murdered, because someone wanted to take control of a dock worker's union. David manages to find the true murderer, but must still leave town to avoid being found by Jack McGee.

Season 2 (1978–79)

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13 1 "Married" Kenneth Johnson Kenneth Johnson September 22, 1978 (1978-09-22)

David 'Benton' travels to Hawaii to meet Dr. Carolyn Fields (Mariette Hartley), a psychologist whose technique might help control the Hulk. However, Dr. Fields is in the terminal stages of a disease that the Hulk could help cure. With the pair working in close proximity, love begins to bloom with tragic results.

Notes: Originally was a two-hour episode; shown in two parts in syndication. Titled as The Bride of the Incredible Hulk on some video releases. Mariette Hartley won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Carolyn.
14 2 "The Antowuk Horror" Sigmund Neufeld, Jr. Nicholas Corea September 29, 1978 (1978-09-29)

After encountering David 'Barton's' alter ego the Hulk, the citizens of a struggling resort town invent their own "monster in the woods" as a tourist attraction, drawing the attention of Jack McGee and a merciless big game hunter.

Guest star: Lance LeGault (Colonel Roderick Decker on The A-Team).
15 3 "Ricky" Frank Orsatti Jaron Summers October 6, 1978 (1978-10-06)

David 'Beckman' befriends a mentally challenged young man who is goaded into driving a defective car in a demolition derby.

Note: Gordon Jump (WKRP in Cincinnati) guest stars. Gerald McRaney makes his second appearance.
16 4 "Rainbow's End" Kenneth Gilbert Karen Harris & Jill Sherman October 13, 1978 (1978-10-13)
David 'Bishop' meets a Native American man whose medicinal herb brew helped calm troubled race horse Rainbow's End in the hope it can help him, but somebody does not want the horse to race.
17 5 "A Child in Need" James D. Parriott Frank Dandrige October 20, 1978 (1978-10-20)
Working as a groundsman at an elementary school, David 'Baxter' takes matters into his own hands to help a young boy who he suspects of being abused by his father.
18 6 "Another Path" Joseph Pevney Nicholas Corea October 27, 1978 (1978-10-27)

David 'Braemer' meets a blind Chinese philosopher called Li Sung who may be able to help him control the creature, but encounters problems with a former student and friend of Li Sung who has perverted the old man's teachings.

Notes: This is the first time Banner refers to his alter ego as "the Hulk." Jack McGee does not appear in this episode. Mako makes his first guest appearance as Li Sung.
19 7 "Alice in Disco Land" Sigmund Neufeld, Jr. Karen Harris & Jill Sherman November 3, 1978 (1978-11-03)

David 'Balon' gets a job at a Discothèque and meets a young dancer who is under the influence of alcohol.

Note: Donna Wilkes (Jaws 2) guest stars. Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) makes his first guest appearance.
20 8 "Killer Instinct" Ray Danton William M. Whitehead & Joel Don Humphreys November 10, 1978 (1978-11-10)
David 'Burnett' becomes an assistant to a football trainer with success in curbing aggression and must help a football player (Denny Miller) with a violent past.
21 9 "Stop the Presses" Jeffrey Hayden Karen Harris & Jill Sherman November 24, 1978 (1978-11-24)

While helping out at an Italian restaurant, David 'Bernard' discovers that his photograph has been taken and that it is going to be printed in the newspaper. This catches the attention of Jack McGee, who is prepared to hunt the Hulk down.

Guest star: Pat Morita (The Karate Kid trilogy)
22 10 "Escape from Los Santos" Chuck Bowman Bruce Kalish & Philip John Taylor December 1, 1978 (1978-12-01)

David 'Brown' and a woman are wrongly accused of the murder of the woman's crime-fighting husband by a corrupt Sheriff.

Guest stars: Shelly Fabares as Holly Cooper, W.K. Stratton as Deputy Munro, Lee de Broux as Mike Evans, Dana Elcar as Sheriff Harris
23 11 "Wildfire" Frank Orsatti Brian Rehak January 1, 1979 (1979-01-01)

The oil rig which David 'Blakeman' is working on is set ablaze by a saboteur.

Guest star: Christine Belford
24 12 "A Solitary Place" Jeffrey Hayden Jim Tisdale & Migdia Varela January 24, 1979 (1979-01-24)
Hoping to avoid situations which leads to his transformation into the Hulk, David 'Bailey' isolates himself in a remote forest, and begins to live there temporarily. But his peaceful camping site is disturbed by the arrival of a female fugitive who was wrongly convicted of malpractice.
25 13 "Like a Brother" Reza Badiyi Richard Matheson & Thomas E. Szollosi January 31, 1979 (1979-01-31)

While working at a car wash in a black neighborhood, David 'Butler' befriends the younger brother of co-worker who is being exploited by a drug lord with a black panther as a pet.

Guest star: Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters) guest stars.
26 14 "The Haunted" John McPherson Andrew Schneider February 7, 1979 (1979-02-07)
David 'Benson' helps a woman renovate her family's old house. But strange events start to occur.
27 15 "Mystery Man, Part 1" Frank Orsatti Nicholas Corea March 2, 1979 (1979-03-02)
Caught in a car accident which badly injures his face and causes amnesia, a bandaged David is befriended by Jack McGee, who's unaware of "John Doe's" real identity.
28 16 "Mystery Man, Part 2" Frank Orsatti Nicholas Corea March 9, 1979 (1979-03-09)
With a slowly recovering David and Jack McGee surviving a plane crash, the pair are then forced to flee a forest fire. During their escape, David recovers his memory just in time to learn why McGee is so obsessed with capturing the Hulk.
29 17 "The Disciple" Reza Badiyi Nicholas Corea & James G. Hirsch March 16, 1979 (1979-03-16)

David 'Blaine' revisits Li Sung in San Francisco and must help his star pupil, a young police officer out for revenge after his father has been killed by a criminal.

Notes: Rick Springfield guest stars; Gerald McRaney makes his third appearance. Mako makes his second and final guest appearance as Li Sung. Jack McGee does not appear in this episode.
30 18 "No Escape" Jeffrey Hayden Ben Masselink March 30, 1979 (1979-03-30)

After being arrested for vagrancy, David 'Baron' encounters a mentally ill man who believe himself to be Ernest Hemingway. After accidentally freeing the man as the Hulk, David 'Baron' races to save him from hurting himself and others.

Note: Sherman Hemsley (The Jeffersons) guest stars. Jack Kirby, who co-created the Hulk character, has a cameo as a sketch artist.
31 19 "Kindred Spirits" Joseph Pevney Karen Harris & Jill Sherman April 6, 1979 (1979-04-06)

David 'Barton' meets an old student working on an archaeological dig on a Native-American reservation which has found evidence of a previous Hulk-like creature.

Guest stars: Kim Cattrall (Samantha Jones on Sex and the City), Whit Bissell and Don Shanks (Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers).
32 20 "The Confession" Barry Crane Deborah Davis May 4, 1979 (1979-05-04)

Jack McGee is unwillingly saddled with an inexperienced junior reporter, who discovers and writes a story about a small, timid man claiming to be the Hulk.

Guest star: Markie Post
33 21 "The Quiet Room" Reza Badiyi Karen Harris & Jill Sherman May 11, 1979 (1979-05-11)
David 'Balland' is working as an orderly at a sanatorium, when he discovers that a doctor is performing unethical experiments on the patients. Then, David is put in a straight jacket and locked up to keep him quiet.
34 22 "Vendetta Road" John McPherson Justin Edgerton & Michael McGreevey May 25, 1979 (1979-05-25)
David 'Brennan' encounters a "Bonnie and Clyde"-style couple enacting an explosive vendetta against a gas company.

Season 3 (1979–80)

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35 1 "Metamorphosis" Alan J. Levi Craig Buck September 21, 1979 (1979-09-21)

The audience at a rock concert thinks that it is part of the act when the Hulk takes center stage to save a troubled rock star.

Guest stars: Mackenzie Phillips (One Day at a Time) as rock star Lisa Swan; Gary Graham, who would star on another of creator Kenneth Johnson's TV series, Alien Nation (1989)
36 2 "Blind Rage" Jeffrey Hayden Dan Ullman September 28, 1979 (1979-09-28)

An accident at a chemical warfare research station sends David 'Blair' on a desperate search for an antidote that will save his friend's life.

Guest star: Lee Bryant
37 3 "Brain Child" Reza Badiyi Nicholas Corea October 5, 1979 (1979-10-05)
David 'Barnes' tries to reunite a gifted teenager who has run away from school with the mother who abandoned her.
38 4 "The Slam" Nicholas Corea Nicholas Corea October 19, 1979 (1979-10-19)

When he is arrested for vagrancy, David 'Brendan' is sent to a work camp, where he witnesses corruption in the prison system.

Note: Charles Napier makes his first guest appearance. Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) makes his second guest appearance.
39 5 "My Favorite Magician" Reza Badiyi Sam Egan October 26, 1979 (1979-10-26)

An aging magician who drafts David 'Barker' as his assistant for a benefit performance has some tricks up his sleeve that could prove to be deadly.

Note: Ray Walston, Bill Bixby's co-star on My Favorite Martian (1963–66), guest stars. The title combines two titles of series starring Bixby: My Favorite Martian and The Magician.
40 6 "Jake" Frank Orsatti Chuck Bowman November 2, 1979 (1979-11-02)
While working with a rodeo, David 'Benton' learns that the shows biggest star is performing with an illness that could cost him his life.
41 7 "Behind the Wheel" Frank Orsatti Rick Rosenthal, Todd Susman & Andrew Schneider November 9, 1979 (1979-11-09)

The owner of a taxicab company in danger of being taken over by drug smugglers turns to David 'Barret' for help.

Guest star: Esther Rolle
42 8 "Homecoming" John McPherson Andrew Schneider November 30, 1979 (1979-11-30)

David reluctantly returns to his childhood home when he learns that his father may lose his land. Once there, David must fight a crop-destroying plague...and resolve a bitter emotional issue.

Guest star: John Marley (Love Story)
43 9 "The Snare" Frank Orsatti Richard Matheson & Thomas E. Szollosi December 7, 1979 (1979-12-07)
After accepting a ride on a private plane, David 'Bennet' finds himself stranded on an island that is uninhabited—with the exception of a psycho Michael Sutton (Bradford Dillman) who is a hunter of men.
44 10 "Babalao" Richard Milton Craig Buck December 14, 1979 (1979-12-14)
'Ron Jeremy' helps a young New Orleans doctor (Louise Sorel) battle a corrupt voodoo healer who has a strong hold on a superstitious community.
45 11 "Captive Night" Frank Orsatti Sam Egan December 21, 1979 (1979-12-21)

During a robbery at the department store where he is working, David 'Bishop' is forced to join the thieves as a way of protecting his colleagues.

Guest star: Anne Lockhart (Lieutenant Sheba on Battlestar Galactica)
46 12 "Broken Image" John McPherson Karen Harris & Jill Sherman January 4, 1980 (1980-01-04)
David 'Bowman' is a dead-ringer for a wanted criminal, and becomes the prey of a vengeful gang.
47 13 "Proof Positive" Dick Harwood Karen Harris & Jill Sherman January 11, 1980 (1980-01-11)

Jack McGee's new publisher forbids him to continue his search for the Hulk, so the ace reporter decides to take matters into his own hands.

Note: David is portrayed by a stunt double, and Bill Bixby only appears in footage from previous episodes.
48 14 "SideShow" Nicholas Corea Len Jenkin January 25, 1980 (1980-01-25)
David 'Burns' lets go of his inner freak when he's hired as a stage manager for a carnival act with a mysterious reputation.
49 15 "Long Run Home" Frank Orsatti Allan Cole & Chris Bunch February 1, 1980 (1980-02-01)
A motorcyclist decides to give David 'Beller' a lift, but the ride takes him straight into the heart of a risky biker gang conflict.
50 16 "Falling Angels" Barry Crane Eric Kaldor, D.K. Krzemien & James Sanford Parker February 8, 1980 (1980-02-08)
While working in a seemingly innocent orphanage, David 'Bannister' discovers that some of the young inhabitants are involved in a reckless crime ring.
51 17 "The Lottery" John McPherson Allan Cole & Chris Bunch February 15, 1980 (1980-02-15)
Green might be the color of salvation when David 'Becker' wins a fortune through a lottery ticket, but he must first find a way to collect his winnings without his secret coming to light.
52 18 "The Psychic" Barry Crane Karen Harris & Jill Sherman February 22, 1980 (1980-02-22)

A young psychic has the ability to see the Hulk in David, but she puts him in a tough spot when she also predicts Jack McGee's death.

Guest star: Brenda Benet, Bixby's wife (at the time)
53 19 "A Rock and a Hard Place" Chuck Bowman Andrew Schneider February 29, 1980 (1980-02-29)
Caught between the law and a lethal gang, David 'Brennan' must play the part of both criminal and informant in order to survive.
54 20 "Deathmask" John McPherson Nicholas Corea March 14, 1980 (1980-03-14)

Accused of being a serial killer in a college town, David 'Brent' is threatened by an enraged lynch mob, a disturbed police chief and an ambitious mayor.

Guest stars: Marla Pennington (Small Wonder) and Gerald McRaney, who makes his fourth and final appearance.
55 21 "Equinox" Patrick Boyrivan Andrew Schneider March 21, 1980 (1980-03-21)
David 'Beldon' arrives at a masquerade ball with the ultimate costume—the Hulk—but his appearance gives McGee the perfect opportunity to use his tranquilizer gun.
56 22 "Nine Hours" Nicholas Corea Nicholas Corea April 4, 1980 (1980-04-04)

In a race against time, David 'Breck' must outwit a group of hit men in order to save the lives of a young boy and a reformed crime figure.

Note: Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) makes his third and final guest appearance.
57 23 "On the Line" L.Q. Jones Karen Harris & Jill Sherman April 11, 1980 (1980-04-11)
Sparks ignite when David 'Brown' comes under suspicion for starting a deadly forest fire, and it's up to the Hulk to save his alter ego when he's trapped in the blaze.

Season 4 (1980–81)

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58 1 "Prometheus, Part 1" Kenneth Johnson Kenneth Johnson November 7, 1980 (1980-11-07)

After being exposed to a radioactive meteorite, David finds himself trapped halfway into his metamorphosis to the Hulk while trying to help a young blind woman.

Note: Bodybuilder and professional wrestler Ric Drasin plays the half-transformed Hulk (uncredited).[1] This is Laurie Prange's second appearance in the series.
59 2 "Prometheus, Part 2" Kenneth Johnson Kenneth Johnson November 14, 1980 (1980-11-14)
Still trapped in mid-transformation, David is an unwitting subject for study by government scientists at a secret research facility. The scientists think the Hulk is an alien, but McGee tries to convince them he is actually a mutated human.
60 3 "Free Fall" Reza Badiyi Chris Bunch & Allan Cole November 21, 1980 (1980-11-21)
Working for a traveling skydiving show, David 'Blake' finds himself caught up in a conflict between the owner and a corrupt politician which sees him falling 12,000 feet (3,700 m) without a parachute.
61 4 "Dark Side" John McPherson Nicholas Corea December 5, 1980 (1980-12-05)
David 'Bernard's' self-experiments backfire and send him into a primitive state, creating danger for the family with whom he is boarding.
62 5 "Deep Shock" Reza Badiyi Ruel Fischman December 12, 1980 (1980-12-12)
During an accident at a power plant, David 'Benton' is subjected to electrical trauma that allows him to foresee events in the immediate future.
63 6 "Bring Me the Head of the Hulk" Bill Bixby Allan Cole & Chris Bunch January 9, 1981 (1981-01-09)
When David 'Bedford' falls for an elaborate trap set to kill the Hulk, he receives help from an unlikely ally.
64 7 "Fast Lane" Frank Orsatti Reuben Leder January 16, 1981 (1981-01-16)
David 'Brendan' drives a car across the country, not realizing that it contains hidden mob money that two sets of desperate criminals will do anything to get.
65 8 "Goodbye, Eddie Cain" Jack Colvin Nicholas Corea January 23, 1981 (1981-01-23)
A private detective pegs David 'Benedict' as the prime suspect in a blackmailing case, but once his innocence is proven the two join forces to find the real culprit.
66 9 "King of the Beach" Barry Crane Karen Harris February 6, 1981 (1981-02-06)

A struggling restaurant worker (played by Lou Ferrigno) enters a "King of the Beach" contest, not realizing who his unscrupulous competitors will be.

Note: Ferrigno plays a dual role in this episode.
67 10 "Wax Museum" Dick Harwood Carol Baxter February 13, 1981 (1981-02-13)

The Hulk feels right at home with the bizarre exhibits in a wax museum when David 'Beckwith' takes a job there, but a shifty relative of the owner could make the situation sticky.

Note: This is Christine Belford's second appearance in the series.
68 11 "East Winds" Jack Colvin Jill Sherman February 20, 1981 (1981-02-20)
A baffled David 'Barrett' finds himself the unwilling recipient of a mail-order bride seeking something hidden in his apartment, dragging him into the conflict between a brutal Chinese gang and a gruff beat-cop.
69 12 "The First, Part 1" Frank Orsatti Andrew Schneider March 6, 1981 (1981-03-06)

After hearing a legend about another Hulk, David 'Barr' searches for Dr. Jeffrey Clive, the scientist who could have discovered an antidote for his condition. Instead, he meets Del Frye, a bitter old man who had once been a Hulk—and wants the power back.

Guest star: Billy Green Bush
70 13 "The First, Part 2" Frank Orsatti Andrew Schneider March 13, 1981 (1981-03-13)
With David's unwitting aid, Frye uses the lab equipment to regain his Hulk power; but his bitter and aggressive personality makes his creature (Dick Durock) extremely dangerous, and David can only hope there's enough of Dr. Clive's cure left for both of them.
71 14 "The Harder They Fall" Mike Vejar Nancy Faulkner March 27, 1981 (1981-03-27)

Paralyzed from the waist down after an auto accident, a torn David 'Blackwell' must weigh up accepting life in a wheelchair or whether to risk intentionally transforming into the Hulk, whose incredible regenerative ability may repair the damage.

Guest star: Denny Miller
72 15 "Interview with the Hulk" Patrick Boyriven Alan Cassidy April 3, 1981 (1981-04-03)

Tracked down by a respected science reporter who realizes his true identity, David 'Butler' reluctantly agrees to an interview about the Hulk, unaware that the now disgraced and desperate reporter is reduced to working for the National Register and that Jack McGee is hot on his trail.

Guest stars: Michael Conrad, Jan Sterling, and Walter Brooke
73 16 "Half Nelson" Barry Crane Andrew Schneider April 17, 1981 (1981-04-17)
It's a small world after all when David 'Benley' befriends a midget wrestler, but a couple of crime syndicate enforcers could get in their way.
74 17 "Danny" Mark A. Burley Diane Frolov May 15, 1981 (1981-05-15)
David 'Betson' gets trapped with some conniving thieves when he and the Hulk step in to protect a young man, woman and child from her abusive in-laws.
75 18 "Patterns" Nick Havinga Reuben Leder May 22, 1981 (1981-05-22)

There is a major flaw in the story of a garment factory owner who claims David 'Benson' is his business partner, and it is up to the Hulk to deal with the loan sharks who come calling for cash.

Guest star: Eddie Barth

Season 5 (1981–82)

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76 1 "The Phenom" Bernard McEveety Reuben Leder October 2, 1981 (1981-10-02)
David 'Bedigger' catches a ride with a promising young pitcher, but it will take the strength of the Hulk to protect the young man from the dangers of an unscrupulous agent.
77 2 "Two Godmothers" Mike Vejar Reuben Leder October 9, 1981 (1981-10-09)
A special delivery makes for an amazing escape when David 'Bradley' is forced to help three prisoners from a women's institution—including one who is nine months pregnant.
78 3 "Veteran" Mike Vejar Reuben Leder & Nicholas Corea October 16, 1981 (1981-10-16)
David 'Barnes' anonymity is put in jeopardy when he tries to stop a Vietnam veteran from assassinating a prominent politician.
79 4 "Sanctuary" Chuck Bowman Deborah Davis November 6, 1981 (1981-11-06)
Banner finds himself on a mission with a higher purpose when he impersonates a clergyman in order to save an immigrant from some greedy smugglers.
80 5 "Triangle" Mike Vejar Andrew Schneider November 13, 1981 (1981-11-13)

Romance puts David 'Beller' in a shaky situation when he competes with a powerful lumber baron for the attention of a beautiful local girl.

Note: Charles Napier makes his second guest appearance.
81 6 "Slaves" John A. Liberti Jeri Taylor May 5, 1982 (1982-05-05)

Exposing the Hulk may be the only option for escape when David 'Becker' is captured by an embittered ex-convict and imprisoned in an abandoned ghost town.

Guest star: Jeffrey Kramer (Jaws, Jaws 2)
82 7 "A Minor Problem" Michael Preece Diane Frolov May 12, 1982 (1982-05-12)
David 'Bradshaw' is in a race against time when he arrives in an eerily deserted town that has been contaminated by a deadly bacterium.

Television movies

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
The Incredible Hulk Returns Nicholas Corea Nicholas Corea May 22, 1988 (1988-05-22)
It's been two years since his last transformation and David 'Banyon' has developed a new gamma transponder that he hopes will cure him of his inner monster forever. But when a former student unearths the frozen tomb of an ancient Norse warrior king, the Mighty Thor is unleashed upon 20th century society. Can the Hulk end the rampage of this mead-crazed barbarian, or will the two raging beasts become allies to save both the transponder and the woman Banner loves?
The Trial of the Incredible Hulk Bill Bixby Gerald DiPego May 7, 1989 (1989-05-07)
While trying to stop a subway mugging, David 'Belson' is arrested for assault and is defended by blind attorney Matt Murdock. But when the Hulk goes berserk and breaks out of jail, Murdock reveals his own secret to Banner: Blinded by toxic radiation, he stalks the night as the super-sensory acrobatic crimefighter, Daredevil. Can two men with uncommon power now join forces to defeat an international crime syndicate (led by Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin)?
The Death of the Incredible Hulk Bill Bixby Gerald DiPego February 18, 1990 (1990-02-18)
Desperately trying to rid himself of his monster-like alter ego once and for all, David 'Bellamy' sneaks into a government research lab run by Dr. Ronald Pratt hoping to find a solution. When Pratt discovers David's plight, he offers to help, but a beautiful spy who's out to steal Pratt's research for terrorists, forces Banner to choose between love and loyalty, good and evil, and ultimately, life and death.


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