The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character, the Hulk. The series aired on the CBS television network and starred Bill Bixby as David Banner, Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk, and Jack Colvin as Jack McGee.In the TV series, Dr. David Banner, a widowed physician and scientist, who is presumed dead, travels across America under assumed names, and finds himself in positions where he helps others in need despite his terrible secret: in times of extreme anger, he transforms into a huge, incredibly strong green creature, who has been given the name "The Hulk”. In his travels, Banner earns money by working temporary jobs while searching for a way to control his condition.The series was originally broadcast by CBS from 1978 to 1982, with 82 episodes over five seasons. The two-hour pilot movie, which established the Hulk's origins, aired on November 4, 1977. It was developed and produced by Kenneth Johnson, who also wrote or directed some episodes.After the series ended, the fate of David Banner was a cliffhanger until 1988. The franchise was purchased from CBS by rival NBC. They produced three made-for-television films: The Incredible Hulk Returns, The Trial of the Incredible Hulk and The Death of the Incredible Hulk. Since its debut, The Incredible Hulk series has garnered a worldwide fan base.
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Season 1Hulu | NBC | NBC | Yahoo View | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Nov 4, 1977
The Incredible Hulk Nov 4, 1977 An accidental overdose of gamma radiation creates a mutation in David Banner's DNA, and, whenever he becomes angry, it causes him to metamorphose into a seven foot, 338-pound, green hulking creature. A reporter, Jack McGee, begins investigating claims of a giant monster; his investigation leads to Banner's laboratory. An explosion in the lab kills friend Elaina Marks; 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.
S01 E01Nov 3, 1977
Pilot (Parts 1 & 2) Nov 3, 1977 The Incredible Hulk is based on the popular comic book tale of the metamorphosis of a scientist...
S01 E02Nov 27, 1977
Death in the Family (Part 1) Nov 27, 1977 With the world believing him to be dead, David Banner is on the run, trying to find a way to be cured of his transformations into the Hulk. Meanwhile, David lands a job at a ranch, where he befriends a young heiress. He notices that the woman is being given a questionable drug by her physician. He then overhears a plot to kill her so that her stepmother could gain an inheritance; he also learns that the recent death of the young woman's father was no accident. Now, David must get the heiress to safety before it is too late.
S01 E02Nov 4, 1977
Pilot (Part 2) Nov 4, 1977 After David Banner injects himself with gamma radiation, something goes wrong, and a reporter blames the Hulk for the ensuing disaster. Part 2 of 2.
S01 E02Nov 28, 1977
A Death in the Family Nov 28, 1977 With the world believing him to be dead, David Banner is on the run, trying to find a way to be cured of his transformations into the Hulk. Meanwhile, David lands a job at a ranch, where he befriends a young heiress. He notices that the woman is being given a questionable drug by her physician. He then overhears a plot to kill her so that her stepmother could gain an inheritance; he also learns that the recent death of the young woman's father was no accident. Now, David must get the heiress to safety before it is too late.
S01 E03Mar 10, 1978
The Final Round Mar 10, 1978 After a boxer named Rocky rescues David from muggers, Rocky gets David a job at his gym. David tries to help Rocky when he discovers that their boss is a drug dealer and using the unknowing Rocky to deliver the goods.
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S02 E01Sep 22, 1978
Married (1) Sep 22, 1978 Banner travels to Hawaii, where he falls in love with a psychiatrist who has a problem of her own.
S02 E02Sep 22, 1978
The Antowuk Horror Sep 22, 1978 David works at a hardware store in a resort town, where business is receding. But when an argument with the store's depressed, widowed owner, Harlan, brings on the Hulk's appearance, Harlan and his friend quickly see the possibilities of what the publicity could do for the town. So they set about re-creating their own ""monster"" to draw in the tourists. But the scheme ends up endangering Harlan's own young daughter.
S02 E02Sep 22, 1978
Married (Part 2) Sep 22, 1978 David finds romance with a lovely psychiatrist who tries to cure him of his affliction. Part 2 of 2.
S02 E03Sep 29, 1978
Ricky Sep 29, 1978 While working at a New Mexico race track, David helps a race car driver's retarded brother.
S02 E04Oct 6, 1978
Rainbow's End Oct 6, 1978 When David learns of a vitamin that supposedly calms wild horses, he gets a job at the San Remos horse track hoping it can help him too.
S02 E05Oct 13, 1978
A Child in Need Oct 13, 1978 David is working as a gardener in a suburban school, where he befriends a boy whom he notices is covered in bruises. The school nurse informs David that it's not the first time it's happened, and he soon suspects that one of the boy's parents is abusing him. With no-one willing to listen or help, David sets about putting the situation right himself.
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S03 E01Sep 21, 1979
Metamorphosis Sep 21, 1979 A rock star who sings for a Kiss-like group becomes suicidal after one of her fans is injured during a concert performance.
S03 E02Sep 28, 1979
Blind Rage Sep 28, 1979 An accident at a chemical warfare research station causes blindness for both David and a friend.
S03 E03Oct 5, 1979
Brain Child Oct 5, 1979 A gifted teenager runs away from a scientific institute, and approaches David for help in locating her mother.
S03 E04Oct 19, 1979
The Slam Oct 19, 1979 David is arrested for vagrancy, and is sent to a prison camp run by a cruel warden. But when the appearance of Jack McGee prevents David from exposing the conditions of the camp to the press, his fellow inmates turn against him.
S03 E05Oct 26, 1979
My Favorite Magician Oct 26, 1979 David works as the assistant of a magician, only to get mixed up in a situation involving the magician's estranged daughter and an ex-girlfriend with a questionable fiance.
S03 E06Nov 2, 1979
Jake Nov 2, 1979 As a medic for a rodeo, David discovers that an aging cowboy has a serious health condition that could prove fatal; meanwhile, the cowboy's younger brother is mixed up with a gang of cattle thieves.
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S04 E01Nov 7, 1980
Prometheus (1) Nov 7, 1980 After being exposed to the radiation of a meteor that had just crashed to the Earth, David's transformation back from the Hulk stops midway, leaving him half-Hulk/half human.
S04 E02Nov 14, 1980
Prometheus (2) Nov 14, 1980 David's half-Hulk/half-human condition leads a military group called Prometheus to believe that he is an alien, so they capture him, and then send him to a lab for study.
S04 E03Nov 21, 1980
Free Fall Nov 21, 1980 David finds himself caught in a feud between a skydiver and the son of a crooked politician.
S04 E04Dec 5, 1980
Dark Side Dec 5, 1980 In one of his latest experiments, David's attempt to control the Hulk backfires. He inadvertently releases a darker personality, causing the Hulk to be more violent--and potentially capable of murder!
S04 E05Dec 12, 1980
Deep Shock Dec 12, 1980 While working at a power plant, David survives an electrial accident that gives him the ability to foresee events--including violence by the Hulk. Meanwhile, as the plant faces possible lay-offs, David befriends a co-worker who has a heart condition.
S04 E06Jan 9, 1981
Bring Me the Head of the Hulk Jan 9, 1981 A rival publisher of McGee's newspaper hires a mercenary to kill the Hulk.
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S05 E01Oct 2, 1981
The Phenom Oct 2, 1981 David befriends a rookie baseball player who gets mixed up with a crooked sports agent.
S05 E02Oct 9, 1981
Two Godmothers Oct 9, 1981 David is kidnapped by a trio of convicts who have escaped from a women's prison. The situation becomes even more complicated when one of the women goes into labor.
S05 E03Oct 16, 1981
Veteran Oct 16, 1981 A disturbed man is plotting to assassinate a politician who was once a Vietnam war hero. So when David discovers evidence of the plot, he must warn the authorities before it is too late--even if it means risking his freedom.
S05 E04Nov 6, 1981
Sanctuary Nov 6, 1981 While working as a caretaker at a convent, David poses as a minister in order to protect a wounded boy who has been smuggled into the United States from Mexico.
S05 E05Nov 13, 1981
Triangle Nov 13, 1981 An irate lumber baron becomes a threat to David's relationship with a young woman, and tries to force David out of town.
S05 E06May 5, 1982
Slaves May 5, 1982 After being captured by an ex-convict, David is forced to work as a slave in a gold mine.