List of The Incredible Hulk (1978 TV series) episodes

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 May 31, 1978 CBS
2 22 September 22, 1978 May 25, 1979
3 23 September 21, 1979 April 11, 1980
4 18 November 7, 1980 May 22, 1981
5 7 October 2, 1981 May 12, 1982
Movies 3 May 22, 1988 February 18, 1990 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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11"The Incredible Hulk" (series pilot)Kenneth JohnsonKenneth JohnsonNovember 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 to find a cure for himself.
22"Death in the Family" (originally The Return of The Incredible Hulk)Alan J. LeviKenneth JohnsonNovember 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 'Benton' 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.
33"Final Round"Kenneth GilbertKenneth JohnsonMarch 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)
44"The Beast Within"Kenneth GilbertKaren Harris & Jill ShermanMarch 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.
55"Of Guilt, Models and Murder"Larry StewartJames D. ParriottMarch 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. The murder scene itself is re-enacted from three different perspectives.
66"Terror in Times Square"Alan J. LeviWilliam SchwartzMarch 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.
77"747"Sigmund Neufeld Jr.Thomas Szollosi & Richard MathesonApril 4, 1978 (1978-04-04)

David 'Brown' boards a Boeing 747 plane in San Francisco to travel across the country to Chicago 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 in Denver during one of his transformations into the Hulk.

Notes: Brandon Cruz, Bill Bixby's co-star on The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969–73), guest stars. Some of the plane scenes were also used in Airport 75. Jack Colvin does not appear.
88"The Hulk Breaks Las Vegas"Larry StewartJustin EdgertonApril 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.
99"Never Give a Trucker an Even Break"Kenneth GilbertKenneth JohnsonApril 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 (Jennifer Darling) 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. (Spielberg himself was deeply offended by the use of his movie as stock footage. Thereafter, he made certain none of his material would be so used again.) Jack McGee is not seen, but he is mentioned at the end of the episode as talking to people in the area who saw the Hulk.
1010"Life and Death"James D. ParriotJeffrey HaydenMay 12, 1978 (1978-05-12)
While on his way to volunteer for a DNA experiment in "Marysville, Oregon" (the pre-1853 name for Corvallis), 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.
1111"Earthquakes Happen"Harvey LaidmanJim Tisdale & Migdia VarelaMay 19, 1978 (1978-05-19)
A nuclear power plant in California contains powerful gamma radiation equipment, and David poses as Dr. Robert Patterson 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.
1212"The Waterfront Story"Reza BadiyiPaul M. Belous & Robert WolterstorffMay 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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131"Married"Kenneth JohnsonKenneth JohnsonSeptember 22, 1978 (1978-09-22)

David 'Benton' travels to Honolulu, 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.
142"The Antowuk Horror"Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.Nicholas CoreaSeptember 29, 1978 (1978-09-29)

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

Guest stars: Lance LeGault (Colonel Roderick Decker on The A-Team) and Bill Lucking.
153"Ricky"Frank OrsattiJaron SummersOctober 6, 1978 (1978-10-06)

David 'Beckman' befriends a mentally challenged young man "Ricky" (Mickey Jones) who is goaded into driving a defective car in a demolition derby in New Mexico.

Note: Gordon Jump (WKRP in Cincinnati) guest stars. Gerald McRaney makes his second appearance. Jack Colvin does not appear in this episode.
164"Rainbow's End"Kenneth GilbertKaren Harris & Jill ShermanOctober 13, 1978 (1978-10-13)
David 'Bishop' travels to San Remos Race Track, a horse racetrack in the southwestern United States and 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.
175"A Child in Need"James D. ParriottFrank DandrigeOctober 20, 1978 (1978-10-20)
Working as a groundsman at Lincoln Elementary School, David 'Baxter' takes matters into his own hands to help Mark (Dennis Dimste), a young boy who he suspects of being abused by his father (Sandy McPeak). Sally Kirkland plays the mother.
186"Another Path"Joseph PevneyNicholas CoreaOctober 27, 1978 (1978-10-27)

David 'Braemer' meets a blind Chinese philosopher from San Francisco 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.
197"Alice in Disco Land"Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.Karen Harris & Jill ShermanNovember 3, 1978 (1978-11-03)

David 'Balon' gets a job at a Discothèque and meets a young dancer, who is the daughter of a deceased colleague, 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.
208"Killer Instinct"Ray DantonWilliam M. Whitehead & Joel Don HumphreysNovember 10, 1978 (1978-11-10)

David 'Burnett' becomes an assistant to a football trainer with success in curbing aggression and must help a "Los Angeles Cougars" player (Denny Miller) with a violent past.

Note: Film of Dick Butkus of the Chicago Bears was used for the football scenes. Some scenes filmed at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
219"Stop the Presses"Jeffrey HaydenKaren Harris & Jill ShermanNovember 24, 1978 (1978-11-24)

While working at an Italian restaurant in Chicago, David 'Bernard' discovers that his photograph has been taken and that it is going to be printed in the National Register. When the Hulk shows up at the restaurant, this catches the attention of Jack McGee, who is prepared to hunt the Hulk down.

Guest stars: Pat Morita (The Karate Kid trilogy), Mary Frann
2210"Escape from Los Santos"Chuck BowmanBruce Kalish & Philip John TaylorDecember 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 in Arizona.

Guest stars: Shelly Fabares as Holly Cooper, W.K. Stratton as Deputy Munro, Lee de Broux as Mike Evans, Dana Elcar as Sheriff Harris
2311"Wildfire"Frank OrsattiBrian RehakJanuary 1, 1979 (1979-01-01)

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

Guest stars: John Anderson, Christine Belford and Billy "Green" Bush
2412"A Solitary Place"Jeffrey HaydenJim Tisdale & Migdia VarelaJanuary 24, 1979 (1979-01-24)
Hoping to avoid situations which leads to his transformation into the Hulk, David 'Bailey' isolates himself in a remote wilderness of Baja California, Mexico, 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.
2513"Like a Brother"Reza BadiyiRichard Matheson & Thomas E. SzollosiJanuary 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.
2614"Haunted"John McPhersonAndrew SchneiderFebruary 7, 1979 (1979-02-07)
David 'Barrett' helps a woman renovate her family's old house in New Hampshire. But strange events start to occur. Jack McGee does not appear in this episode.
2715"Mystery Man, Part 1"Frank OrsattiNicholas CoreaMarch 2, 1979 (1979-03-02)
Caught in a car accident,on his way to Santa Fe, New Mexico, 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. McGee hires a plane to take the pair to a specialist in Los Angeles.
2816"Mystery Man, Part 2"Frank OrsattiNicholas CoreaMarch 9, 1979 (1979-03-09)
With a slowly recovering David and McGee surviving a plane crash forty-eight miles from Eden, Arizona. They are forced to flee a forest fire and avoid a starving wolf pack. During their escape, David recovers his memory just in time to learn why McGee is so obsessed with capturing the Hulk.
2917"The Disciple"Reza BadiyiNicholas Corea & James G. HirschMarch 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. The episode was a failed backdoor pilot for Springfield.
3018"No Escape"Jeffrey HaydenBen MasselinkMarch 30, 1979 (1979-03-30)

After being arrested for vagrancy in Santa Maria, California, David 'Baron' encounters a mentally ill man (James Wainwright) 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.
3119"Kindred Spirits"Joseph PevneyKaren Harris & Jill ShermanApril 6, 1979 (1979-04-06)

David 'Barton' meets an old student working on an archaeological dig on a Navajo reservation in Arizona 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).
3220"The Confession"Barry CraneDeborah DavisMay 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 (Barry Gordon) claiming to be the Hulk in Santa Clara.

Guest star: Markie Post. The final episode in which Ted Cassidy voices The Hulk.
3321"The Quiet Room"Reza BadiyiKaren Harris & Jill ShermanMay 11, 1979 (1979-05-11)

David 'Balland' is working as an orderly at Valley View 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.

Note: The first episode with Charles Napier voicing The Hulk.
3422"Vendetta Road"John McPhersonJustin Edgerton & Michael McGreeveyMay 25, 1979 (1979-05-25)
David 'Brennan' encounters a "Bonnie and Clyde"-style couple in Arkansas enacting an explosive vendetta against a gas company.

Season 3 (1979–80)

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351"Metamorphosis"Alan J. LeviCraig BuckSeptember 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)
362"Blind Rage"Jeffrey HaydenDan UllmanSeptember 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
373"Brain Child"Reza BadiyiNicholas CoreaOctober 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. Guest stars: June Allyson and Robin Dearden
384"The Slam"Nicholas CoreaNicholas CoreaOctober 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.
395"My Favorite Magician"Reza BadiyiSam EganOctober 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.
406"Jake"Frank OrsattiChuck BowmanNovember 2, 1979 (1979-11-02)
While working with a rodeo in Gaston, Texas, David 'Benton' learns that the shows biggest star is performing with an illness that could cost him his life.
417"Behind the Wheel"Frank OrsattiRick Rosenthal, Todd Susman & Andrew SchneiderNovember 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
428"Homecoming"John McPhersonAndrew SchneiderNovember 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 (The Godfather) as D.W. Banner, David's father
439"The Snare"Frank OrsattiRichard Matheson & Thomas E. SzollosiDecember 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. This episode is just one of many adaptations of Matheson's classic short story, The Most Dangerous Game, and was close enough to merit screen credit.
4410"Babalao"Richard MiltonCraig BuckDecember 14, 1979 (1979-12-14)
David 'Beckman' helps a young New Orleans doctor (Louise Sorel) battle a corrupt voodoo healer who has a strong hold on a superstitious community.
4511"Captive Night"Frank OrsattiSam EganDecember 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)
4612"Broken Image"John McPhersonKaren Harris & Jill ShermanJanuary 4, 1980 (1980-01-04)

David 'Bowman' is a dead-ringer for a wanted criminal named Mike Cassidy, and becomes the prey of a vengeful gang.

Note: Bill Bixby also plays the role of Cassidy.
4713"Proof Positive"Dick HarwoodKaren Harris & Jill ShermanJanuary 11, 1980 (1980-01-11)

Jack McGee's new publisher forbids him to continue his search for the Hulk in Gary, Indiana, 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.
4814"Sideshow"Nicholas CoreaLen JenkinJanuary 25, 1980 (1980-01-25)
David 'Burns' lets go of his inner freak when he is hired as a stage manager for a carnival act with a mysterious reputation.
4915"Long Run Home"Frank OrsattiAllan Cole & Chris BunchFebruary 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.
5016"Falling Angels"Barry CraneEric Kaldor, D.K. Krzemien & James Sanford ParkerFebruary 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.
5117"The Lottery"John McPhersonAllan Cole & Chris BunchFebruary 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.
5218"The Psychic"Barry CraneKaren Harris & Jill ShermanFebruary 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)
5319"A Rock and a Hard Place"Chuck BowmanAndrew SchneiderFebruary 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.
5420"Deathmask"John McPhersonNicholas CoreaMarch 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.
5521"Equinox"Patrick BoyrivanAndrew SchneiderMarch 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.
5622"Nine Hours"Nicholas CoreaNicholas CoreaApril 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. Dennis Haysbert (David Palmer on 24) has a small role credited as "Guard."
5723"On the Line"L.Q. JonesKaren Harris & Jill ShermanApril 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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581"Prometheus, Part 1"Kenneth JohnsonKenneth JohnsonNovember 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 in Utah.

Note: Bodybuilder and professional wrestler Ric Drasin plays the half-transformed Hulk (uncredited).[1] This is Laurie Prange's second appearance in the series.
592"Prometheus, Part 2"Kenneth JohnsonKenneth JohnsonNovember 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 in Colorado. The scientists think the Hulk is an alien, but McGee tries to convince them he is actually a mutated human.
603"Free Fall"Reza BadiyiChris Bunch & Allan ColeNovember 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.
614"Dark Side"John McPhersonNicholas CoreaDecember 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.
625"Deep Shock"Reza BadiyiRuel FischmanDecember 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.
636"Bring Me the Head of the Hulk"Bill BixbyAllan Cole & Chris BunchJanuary 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.
647"Fast Lane"Frank OrsattiReuben LederJanuary 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.
658"Goodbye, Eddie Cain"Jack ColvinNicholas CoreaJanuary 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.
669"King of the Beach"Barry CraneKaren HarrisFebruary 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.
6710"Wax Museum"Dick HarwoodCarol BaxterFebruary 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.
6811"East Winds"Jack ColvinJill ShermanFebruary 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.
6912"The First, Part 1"Frank OrsattiAndrew SchneiderMarch 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
7013"The First, Part 2"Frank OrsattiAndrew SchneiderMarch 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.
7114"The Harder They Fall"Mike VejarNancy FaulknerMarch 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
7215"Interview with the Hulk"Patrick BoyrivenAlan CassidyApril 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
7316"Half Nelson"Barry CraneAndrew SchneiderApril 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.
7417"Danny"Mark A. BurleyDiane FrolovMay 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.
7518"Patterns"Nick HavingaReuben LederMay 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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761"The Phenom"Bernard McEveetyReuben LederOctober 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.
772"Two Godmothers"Mike VejarReuben LederOctober 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.
783"Veteran"Mike VejarReuben Leder & Nicholas CoreaOctober 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.
794"Sanctuary"Chuck BowmanDeborah DavisNovember 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.
805"Triangle"Mike VejarAndrew SchneiderNovember 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.
816"Slaves"John A. LibertiJeri TaylorMay 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)
827"A Minor Problem"Michael PreeceDiane FrolovMay 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 ReturnsNicholas CoreaNicholas CoreaMay 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 HulkBill BixbyGerald DiPegoMay 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 HulkBill BixbyGerald DiPegoFebruary 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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