The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
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Interview with the Hulk 

Emerson Fletcher, a colleague of Jack McGee at the Register steals a lead on the Hulk. Recognising David 'Butler' for who he really is, Fletcher blackmails Banner into giving him an interview.

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Emerson Fletcher, a colleague of Jack McGee at the Register steals a lead on the Hulk. Recognising David 'Butler' for who he really is, Fletcher blackmails Banner into giving him an interview.

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3 April 1981 (USA)  »

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When David Hulks-Out at the end, the boots being torn up by the Hulks feet are stamped size 13M inside. Mr. Bixby obviously did not wear a size 13 boot. For Lou Ferrigno or his stunt double Manny Perry, who probably do wear a size 13 boot, a larger boot would be needed for either one of them to rip out of. Just a little tidbit. See more »

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Jack McGee: Fletcher, we have to share this closet till they finish remodeling, so could you please refrain from poluting our air?
Emerson Fletcher: Oh, stop yelling. Have you ever heard of noise pollution? I think it's worse than my smoking.
Jack McGee: Fletcher, nothing is worse than your smoking, except maybe my spending $500 to quit smoking!
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The Hulk Tapes
5 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

David (Bixby) is working at a construction site when he's nearly crushed by a container - the Hulk saving the day, but not before the event is witnessed by a nosy neighbour (Sterling) who promptly contacts the newspaper to report her Hulk sighting. Meanwhile, the now laconically lazy former high-profile journalist Emerson Fletcher (Conrad) picks up Sterling's tip meant for Jack MacGee (Colvin) and ends up discovering that David Banner is indeed the Hulk.

While Fletcher initially coerces Banner into giving him an exclusive interview revealing the entire Hulk story, he gradually comes to respect and admire his strength of character, a quality absent in Fletcher's own existence for reasons that are later revealed. Conrad (the original desk sergeant from "Hill Street Blues") is dynamic as the burly, yet sensitive newsman with more underlying integrity than his actions suggest, and it's a great shame that he died prematurely only a couple of years after this episode first aired.

It's one of those vintage episodes where the appearance of the Hulk isn't obligatory (no offence to big Lou); the story and characters provide the stimuli to carry the show to its always poignant, and this case especially, fitting conclusion.


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