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Incredible Hulk, The

DR ‘DAVID’ BANNER, nebulously defined “strength” research, gamma rays, green skin, ripped shirts, slow-motion violence, back to normal, new shirt from nowhere, long trek down road, plaintive piano, “quest to control the raging beast that dwells wthin him”. BILL BIXBY and LOU FERRIGNO (“he eats 40 eggs a day!”) as before and after respectively.



  1. Cindylover1969

    May 28, 2009 at 6:53 am

    “…Lashing of Glen Larson-produced gallivanting…”

    The man they call Glen Larceny had nothing – repeat, NOTHING – to do with this show; you want fellow Universal TV veteran Kenneth Johnson (“The Bionic Woman,” the original “V” miniseries but not the followups, and the “Alien Nation” series). Come on, BBC2 even interviewed Johnson for “I Love The ’70s” about it!

    Larson did do a Marvel-inspired series of his own in the ’90s with “NightMan,” but the less said about that the better. Suffice to say it made “Manimal” look worthy of 30 Emmys and the odd BAFTA.

  2. TV Cream

    May 29, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Thank you, er, Cindylover1969. Larceny duly (some might say dully) removed. This new leaving-comments-system pays early dividends! Now, when is someone going to spot the Spider-man mistake?

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  4. Palimpsest

    August 5, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Not much of a pleasant existance. Wandering around the back roads of the Americas stealing clothes off people’s washing lines.

  5. Richard16378

    August 6, 2014 at 12:21 am

    One episode reused footage of the tanker from Duel.

  6. Sidney Balmoral James

    May 1, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Not perhaps much recalled these days, but was massive in its day, the whole world knew the line ‘You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry’. Bill Bixby was very good in this, and was there ever a more heartbreaking ending for a tv show – him sadly looking at his own gravestone as melancholy piano music tinkled away? First thing I recall seeing on television which really upset me. Well, that and The Enchanted Castle but that was not so much upsetting, as absolutely fricking terrifying.

  7. Richardpd

    May 1, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    I remember seeing a few repeats of this in the school holidays in the mid 1980s, about the same time CITV were showing the cartoon.

    A few years ago I was at an event in Liverpool where Lou Ferrigno was making a guest appearance.

    • THX 1139

      May 1, 2021 at 11:28 pm

      Lou Ferrigno has spent most of his life making guest appearances. If you want to see pre-international treasure Arnold Schwarzenegger being an arsehole, look at the way he treats Lou (who is deaf) in the documentary/promotional ad Pumping Iron.

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