The Incredible Hulk: Season 1, Episode 2

Death in the Family (27 Nov. 1977)

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Dr. David Banner tries to find out why, when he is under stress or pressure, he turns into a giant, green, violent monster.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Jack Colvin ...
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Laurie Prange ...
Julie Griffith
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Margaret Griffith
John McLiam ...
Michael
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Sheriff
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Dr. John Bonifant
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Denny Kayle
Victor Mohica ...
Rafe
Robert Phillips ...
Phil
Ann Weldon ...
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Linda Wiser ...
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Janet Adams ...
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When David makes his way to a hospital that has a machine that might be able to help him with his problem--turning into the Hulk. He meets a young woman who's crippled and collapses. He brings her to her house and David can't help but notice that the treatment her doctor is giving her is strange. And when David starts asking questions, her step-mother tries to get rid of him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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The Hulk was inspired by Frankenstein. In this episode, Hulk meets and old drunk hermit, an encounter reminiscent of the monster's encounter with an old blind man who shows him kindness. That scene was also included in the film The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and parodied in Young Frankenstein (1974). See more »

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When the Hulk is bending over to pull the stump out of the ground, a portion of his lower back not covered with the green makeup is exposed. See more »

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Juliet Griffith: Hello, David.
Dr. David Bruce Banner: How are you feeling?
Juliet Griffith: Much better, thank you. You look a little better yourself.
Dr. David Bruce Banner: Well, I was pretty grubby before.
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Followed by The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989) See more »

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Great episode and great childhood memory
20 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode will always have a special place in my heart. I don't often get emotional over TV, especially nowadays but this episode gets me every time I see it. The performances by the main three people in this episode are wonderful. Bill Bixby is great. Laurie Prange who plays the crippled girl is perfect. Anytime I see her in anything else I remember her outstanding performance from this episode. She had such a sweet and gentle way about her. Finally John Mcliam as the old man who did not want to get involved until the end was fantastic. I have seen him in a lot of different TV shows over time and he's always great. The show as a whole always kind of makes me sad. David Banner always helps someone in need and then he has to leave in the end. The piano tune always plays at the end to keep the saddening mood. Still this is a very good show.


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