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Babalao 

David is assisting Doctor Renee DuBois in New Orleans, where the locals believe more in the voodoo magic of former con Babalao than regular medicine.

Director:

Richard Milton

Writers:

Kenneth Johnson (developed for television by), Craig Buck
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Bill Bixby ... Dr. David Banner
Jack Colvin ... Jack McGee
Lou Ferrigno ... The Incredible Hulk
Louise Sorel ... Dr. Renee DuBois
Bill Henderson ... Antoine Moray / Babalao
Michael Swan ... Luke
Paulene Myers ... Selene
Jarrod Johnson Jarrod Johnson ... Louie
Christine Avila ... Denise
Morgan Most ... Girl (as Morgan Hart)
John Gowans ... Local (as John D. Gowans)
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David is assisting Doctor Renee DuBois in New Orleans, where the locals believe more in the voodoo magic of former con Babalao than regular medicine.

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Trivia

Features a very realistic Voodoo ceremony, complete with candles, fire, trance music, drummers, chants and trance dancers. In reality, this religion is (or was) called Hoodoo, which is the name given in USA to the religion originating in Haiti, or Vaudou in French. Voodoo is a derivative from the French, originally strictly used in Hollywood productions, but nowadays has long made its way into mainstream culture to replace the word "Hoodoo". See more »

Goofs

When David Banner & Renee Dubois open their office to find a crowd gawking at the Voodoo artifacts left hanging on their doorway, the same frame showing the extras is reversed to make it appear that the crowd is larger than it actually is, showing the same extras first at right and then at left. This is repeated at least three times back and forth easily revealing this production money-saving goof. See more »

Quotes

Luke: You see, Renée ain't no Mambo. Renée is a medicine doctor. She's got less power in her whole clinic than the Babalao has in his little finger.
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Just plain offensive
17 August 2013 | by dewboy30816See all my reviews

This episode was disgusting. Apparently black followers of Voodoun are all stupid primitives, who don't know what fireworks are until the white man explains it to them.

Now, certainly I could go on about how silly the plot is, or how hammy the acting is, but it was The Incredible Hulk, and the 70s. Silly I can deal with. What I cannot deal with is such blatant racism and xenophobia directed at a disenfranchised minority religion.

Certainly, it could have been better. And I have no problem with religious leaders as villains (certainly there are plenty in real-life), but that doesn't make every person associated with the religion a drooling idiot.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1979 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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