The Incredible Hulk: Season 1, Episode 9

Never Give a Trucker an Even Break (28 Apr. 1978)

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While hitchhiking, Banner is picked up by a young woman desperate to get her rig back from the men who stole it from her.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Jack Colvin ...
Jack McGee (credit only)
Jennifer Darling ...
Frank Christi ...
Ted (as Frank R. Christi)
Mike (as Grand Bush)
Peggy Doyle ...
Woman At Gas Station
Don Starr ...
Charles Alvin Bell ...
Man At Gas Station


Having left Las Vegas, David Banner hitches a ride with a young woman named Joanie who uses him as a diversion to steal her truck back from a gang of thieves. Banner gets caught up in a high way duel between the giant rig and it's pursuers, as he and Joanie alternate between driving the truck and the thieves' Plymouth. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Steven Spielberg was displeased to learn that Universal used footage from his movie _Duel (1971) (TV)_ in this episode. Unable to sue on the matter (due to the studio's ownership of both the film and Hulk series), he insisted that all his future contracts list a clause designed to protect his movies from being used as stock footage. See more »


Mike: [the Hulk is about to tear down a telephone pole to stop a truck coming at him] He's gonna try to hide behind that pole over there!
Ted: What the he-?
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The Trucker
18 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

David Banner(Bill Bixby) is hitchhiking out of Las Vegas when he is picked up by a woman named Joanie(played by Jennifer Darling) who uses him as a diversion to steal her truck back from them, as they are a bumbling gang of big rig thieves out to use them for their own nefarious scheme, and now chase both of them to get her big rig back. Infamous episode for using footage of "Duel" to save on costs, that displeased director Steven Spielberg. Also uses much humor that proved unpopular with some fans, but I found this a most amusing episode, with both the pay phone and self-aware "I really need shirts that stretch!" scenes being highlights.

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