The Incredible Hulk: Season 4, Episode 12

The First: Part 1 (6 Mar. 1981)

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David 'Barr' travels to Vissaria where another Hulk was sighted years before. He finds the lab where the creature originated, a man claims to have been the 'first' Hulk and most importantly, a cure.



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Episode cast overview:
Jack Colvin ...
Jack McGee (credit only)
Harry Townes ...
Lola Albright ...
Elizabeth Collins
Bill Beyers ...
Chip Frye ...
Kari Michaelsen ...
Jack Magee ...
Julie Marine ...
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David 'Barr' travels to Vissaria where another Hulk was sighted years before. He finds the lab where the creature originated, a man claims to have been the 'first' Hulk and most importantly, a cure.

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The names "Jeffrey Clive" and "Dell Frye" are tributes to actors Colin Clive and Dwight Frye, who played Dr. Frankenstein and his assistant Fritz in Universal's Frankenstein (1931). See more »


Dirt on the Hulk's pants suddenly disappears as Frye is leading him out of the forest. See more »


[Walt is at the front door of the Clive house]
Walt: I can't just break in.
Case: Who's gonna know?
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References Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) See more »

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Dell Frye
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David Banner(Bill Bixby) arrives in the small California town of Vissaria to investigate reports that a Hulk-like creature was spotted there back in the 1950's at the house of scientist Dr. Clive, whose former assistant Dell Frye(played by Harry Townes) approaches David to help. Now working as a gardener, Dell takes David to Clive's old flame Elizabeth Collins(played by Lola Albright) who leads them to Clive's old laboratory, where Frye confesses that it was he who turned into the first Hulk, and now wants to be the Hulk again, and David's first subject at synthesizing the old cure, who doesn't yet know about Dell's dark side... Memorable opening of this two-parter is both great fun and exciting, and a delightful throwback to the old Universal monster pictures of yesteryear.

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