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

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Kenneth Johnson
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Bill Bixby ...  Dr. David Banner / ... 82 episodes, 1977-1982
Jack Colvin ...  Jack McGee 82 episodes, 1977-1982
Lou Ferrigno ...  The Incredible Hulk / ... 82 episodes, 1977-1982
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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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Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry See more »


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The first series as part of an agreement for Universal to produce a string of live action TV projects based on Marvel Comics characters. Producer Kenneth Johnson was given the choice of adapting any Marvel character he wanted, but with little interest and knowledge in the comic book genre initially turned the assignment down. He changed his mind after finding inspiration for plot elements from Hugo's Les Miserables. See more »

Goofs

When the Hulk breaks through a brick wall, (typically at the end of the show) the clothing that he wears changes between his approach to the wall, and to the view of him running down the alley, and this is repeated in several different episodes, which clearly looks like the same stock footage being re-used. See more »

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[opening sequence to the episode: "A Death in the Family"]
Narrator: Dr. David Banner, Physician/Scientist, searching for a way to tap into the hidden strengths that all humans have. Then an accidental overdose of gamma radiation interacts with his unique body chemistry. And now, when David Banner grows angry or outraged, a startling metamorphosis occurs.
[while trying to change a tire during a thunderstorm, David changes into the Hulk]
Narrator: The creature is driven by rage and pursued by an investigative reporter.
David Banner:
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

_Incredible Hulk, The (1977) (TV)_ (The pilot), _Incredible Hulk: Death in the Family, The (1977) (TV)_ and _Incredible Hulk: Married, The (1978) (TV)_, which all originally aired as two-hour TV-movies, are edited for syndication, allowing each installment to be seen as two-part episodes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dominick and Eugene (1988) See more »

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Peter from "Family Guy": Hey, Brian! Play that sad, sad walking away music from "The Incredible Hulk!"
20 June 2003 | by MulligaSee all my reviews

The famous "Lonely Man" theme from "The Incredible Hulk" is one of the saddest things I've ever listened to. Seeing Bill Bixby hitchhike away from another town the Hulk smashed was always dramatic.

Okay, sure this show is like "The Fugitive", but I don't see Richard Kimble turning into a green monster every week. Bill Bixby turns in the performance of a lifetime, and even Jack McGee (the reporter who's after him) is shown in a few episodes to be a decent guy at heart.

Every week, David Banner would search desperately for a cure, and every week he'd help some person in need (similar to other traveling angel shows like "Quantum Leap" and "The Pretender"). Lou Ferrigno is a great Hulk.


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4 November 1977 (USA) See more »

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The Incredible Hulk See more »

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(87 episodes)
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