A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress.

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Dr. David Banner is a brilliant scientist but, one day, a laboratory experiment that he is working on goes terribly awry. Since that time, whenever he is under extreme stress, his body undergoes a transmogrification and he morphs into the Incredible Hulk. The Hulk is about seven feet tall, hugely muscular and powerful, and has bright green skin. After destroying whatever threatens Dr. Banner, he morphs back to normal human form with only amnesia and tattered clothing as evidence of what just transpired. As you can well imagine, this situation is quite troubling for Dr. Banner and causes him a great amount of problems. All the while, he is pursued by Jack McGee, an investigative reporter who believes that the Hulk is a deadly menace whose exposure would enhance his career. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Trivia

Producer Kenneth Johnson wanted the Hulk's skin color to be red, believing that it would reflect the character's anger. However, Stan Lee rejected the idea. In fact, this is referenced in Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980). See filming connections. See more »

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In Death in the family when the hulk is fighting the bear some of the green makeup gets on the bear in a few shots. See more »

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David Banner: Damn! Car, you're making me angry, now if you get me angry, you know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna turn you into a tin sandwich!
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In the opening sequence, the lit up gamma ray display can be seen with the word "anger" on it, which is zoomed out to show the full word is "danger". See more »

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Referenced in Orange Is the New Black: Fool Me Once (2013) See more »

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You wouldnt like me when i'm angry!!!
9 August 2002 | by (Wales) – See all my reviews

I have such nostalgic memories of this growing up. I look back on it now and I think the series itself holds up really well. A few things I would like to comment on:

When David went back to himself after a change.....his clothes were always evenly ripped and cut....as if someone had cut them with scissors!!!

David Banner could have been one of the most talented guys on the planet. The amount of different jobs and trades he had were endless!!!

Where did he get those endless supplies of brown chords, checked shirts and beige coloured jackets???

He was the most gentle, helpful and polite guy ever and wherever he went, people could not wait to pick on him. They sort of saw him as a know all!!!

He pulled more women than 007!!!

Where did he get those fake surnames......Becker, Beamon, Beddiger, Beckham, Bannon, Bander.....etc????

All of this said...what a brilliant show it was and I am proud to have grown up with it. I loved the suspense when he changed and I also felt really sorry for Dave when he was alone, walking to a new town at the end with the famous tearjerking piano music in the background!!!

Respects to the late Bill Bixby. RIP.


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