The Incredible Hulk (1977–1982)
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Two Godmothers 

David becomes an unwilling accomplice when three inmates, one of whom is heavily pregnant, escape from a female prison to fled across the mountains.


Michael Vejar


Kenneth Johnson (developed for television by), Reuben Leder




Episode cast overview:
Bill Bixby ... Dr. David Banner
Jack Colvin ... Jack McGee (credit only)
Lou Ferrigno ... The Incredible Hulk
Kathleen Nolan ... Hackett
Suzanne Charny Suzanne Charny ... Barbara Davis
Sandra Kerns ... Sondra
Gloria Gifford ... Grubb
Penny Peyser ... Lannie
John Steadman ... Phil Giles
Gay Hagen Gay Hagen ... Matron


David becomes an unwilling accomplice when three inmates, one of whom is heavily pregnant, escape from a female prison to fled across the mountains.

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Gloria Gifford's first tv role after costarring in California Suite (Neil Simon) opposite Richard Pryor. See more »


In one scene, the Hulk, who is played by Lou Ferrigno, is seen sitting on a rock with a little white dog licking his wounded hand. As the camera filming him starts to fade out to the next scene, Lou Ferrigno can be seen breaking character and laughing hysterically, likely due to the dog cleaning his hand. See more »


Barbara Davis: That old man, where is he?
Dr. David Banner: I sent him out to for some water.
Barbara Davis: It's just like the movies. I never understood what water had to do with it. Anyway, too many shifts spoiled.
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References Three Godfathers (1936) See more »

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Chris say prison break Hulk, but Chris wrong! Hulk break prison! Rrrraaaagh!
30 November 2017 | by flarefan-81906See all my reviews

David's doing a laundry pick-up at a women's prison when three escaped inmates use him as their getaway lorry. Needless to say, David's fugitive status makes this quite a problem, made all the worse by the fact that one of the escapees is about nine months pregnant.

It's hard for me to sort out my thoughts on this episode. There are a lot of good moments, but they all spring out of a plot that is sometimes contrived to the point of being forced. The best example of this is the breakout ringleader Barbara. More than once she threatens to kill an innocent person, and we're given no reason to believe that she's bluffing. She leads the group (including the pregnant woman) right into a military blasting zone (by the way, what the heck is that doing in the middle of the road to the next town?), and shows a general recklessness with her companions' lives. Her about-face at the climax is thus not only unconvincing, but nonsensical. And yet, I can't deny that the final scene with Barbara and Sandra knitting baby clothes for their co-conspirator is endearing.

The action scenes here are superb. The Hulk taking on a rain of boulders is a new one for the series, and well-executed. The showdown with the police and wound-too-tight warden is thrilling and plays out naturally, without undue melodrama.

Ultimately, I liked this episode. While the interactions between David and the three inmates don't logically lead up to the "two godmothers" paradigm on which the episode ends, it makes for good drama, and the whole episode is full of engaging viewing so long as you keep disbelief suspended.

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9 October 1981 (USA) See more »

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