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The Incredible Hulk 

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

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Wednesday, May 5, 1982

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

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Dr. David Banner / ... 82 episodes, 1977-1982
...  Jack McGee 82 episodes, 1977-1982
...  The Incredible Hulk / ... 82 episodes, 1977-1982
...  Hulk / ... 49 episodes, 1979-1982
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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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Trivia

At one point, in 1978, there were three superhero shows on the CBS prime time line up at the same time (and none on any of the other networks, ironically). Wonder Woman, The Incredible Hulk, and The Amazing Spider Man were all on the prime time lineup in the Fall of 1977 on CBS. 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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Jack McGee: Human interest stories do not make front page.
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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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Peter from "Family Guy": Hey, Brian! Play that sad, sad walking away music from "The Incredible Hulk!"
20 June 2003 | by See 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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