The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk

  • Seasons:
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
David Banner (Bill Bixby) continues his struggle to keep his green-skinned alter ego at bay in the third season of this classic sci-fi series based on Stan Lee's popular Marvel comic book character. After working as a magician's assistant and a taxi driver, among other professions, the fugitive doctor eventually returns home to help his father save the family farm and mend a few broken fences in the process.
David Banner (Bill Bixby) continues his struggle to keep his green-skinned alter ego at bay in the third season of this classic sci-fi series based on Stan Lee's popular Marvel comic book character. After working as a magician's assistant and a taxi driver, among other professions, the fugitive doctor eventually returns home to help his father save the family farm and mend a few broken fences in the process.

Season 3 (24 episodes)

  • 1. Metamorphosis

    Original air date: 09/21/1979 Runtime: 48:18 min.

    Original air date: 09/21/1979 Runtime: 48:18 min. The audience thinks it's part of the act when the Hulk rushes on stage to save a rock star.

  • 2. Brain Child

    Original air date: 10/05/1979 Runtime: 48:16 min.

    Original air date: 10/05/1979 Runtime: 48:16 min. Dr. David Banner meets up with a runaway from school, whose brilliant education has not compensated for her need for a mother. Banner has the law chasing him as he and the girl race to find the mother before the authorities catch them.

  • 3. My Favorite Magician

    Original air date: 10/26/1979 Runtime: 48:19 min.

    Original air date: 10/26/1979 Runtime: 48:19 min. After an aging magician drafts him as his assistant for a benefit performance, David Banner discovers there are secrets as well as tricks up the performer's sleeve, which almost cost both of them their lives.

  • 4. Jake

    Original air date: 11/02/1979 Runtime: 48:16 min.

    Original air date: 11/02/1979 Runtime: 48:16 min. While working with a rodeo, David Banner discovers that one of the cowboys is performing with an illness which could cost him his life, and his brother is at the mercy of a group of cattle thieves. Banner almost loses his own life at the rustler's hands before the Hulk emerges to save the situation.

  • 5. Behind the Wheel

    Original air date: 11/09/1979 Runtime: 48:16 min.

    Original air date: 11/09/1979 Runtime: 48:16 min. Esther Rolle guest stars as the troubled owner of an endangered taxicab company who hires David Banner as a driver in the hope that he can help her fight a dope-smuggling operation. When the Hulk emerges and McGee gets on the trail, Banner has to do some fancy driving to help the owner and keep his identity a secret.

  • 6. Homecoming

    Original air date: 11/30/1979 Runtime: 48:16 min.

    Original air date: 11/30/1979 Runtime: 48:16 min. David Banner doesn't intend to contact his family, but runs into his sister and learns that his father is about to lose his land. Banner uses his skill as a biologist to develop a weapon to be used against the plague which is destroying the crops, but it takes the Hulk to make the cure effective.

  • 7. The Snare

    Original air date: 12/07/1979 Runtime: 48:16 min.

    Original air date: 12/07/1979 Runtime: 48:16 min. While waiting at an airport for a flight to Florida, David Banner accepts a ride from a man who offers to take him in his private plane. Unknown to David, his new friend, Michael Sutton (Bradford Dillman), has other ideas as he straddles the thin line of impending psychosis. Sutton instead flies them to a nearby uninhabited island where he tells David they are going to go hunting -- but the subject of the hunt is David Banner. Given just a few hours head start to hide in the island wilderness, David must be careful to avoid the different snares and traps that Sutton has set in an effort to kill him. In his often frustrating struggle for survival, David transforms into the Incredible Hulk (Lou Ferrigno) and manages to overcome the obstacle. However, once Sutton has seen the Hulk he wants the creature as his trophy and they meet in a final, harrowing confrontation.

  • 8. Babalao

    Original air date: 12/14/1979 Runtime: 47:48 min.

    Original air date: 12/14/1979 Runtime: 47:48 min. While helping a doctor gain a foothold in her community in an archaic section of New Orleans, David Banner is targeted for elimination by the rival voodoo healer. It takes the Hulk to reveal the truth of the healer's false claims.

  • 9. Captive Night

    Original air date: 12/21/1979 Runtime: 48:33 min.

    Original air date: 12/21/1979 Runtime: 48:33 min. David Banner is under suspicion at the department store in which he is working because of inventory discrepancies. The suspicions seem to be confirmed after the store is invaded by thieves while he is working overtime and he has to throw in with the would-be-robbers to protect two coworkers who are being held as hostages.

  • 10. Broken Image

    Original air date: 01/04/1980 Runtime: 48:20 min.

    Original air date: 01/04/1980 Runtime: 48:20 min. Mistaken for a look-alike hoodlum, David Banner has trouble evading a vengeful gang, the police and Jack McGee. Banner is set up by the man he resembles as a decoy so he can make a clean getaway. But the gangster has reckoned without the Hulk.

  • 11. Proof Positive

    Original air date: 01/11/1980 Runtime: 48:17 min.

    Original air date: 01/11/1980 Runtime: 48:17 min. As his paper tries to upgrade its image, McGee is ordered to abandon his stories on the Hulk. When the Hulk is again sighted, McGee quits his job to return to the trail and prove that the Hulk does exist.

  • 12. Sideshow

    Original air date: 01/25/1980 Runtime: 48:18 min.

    Original air date: 01/25/1980 Runtime: 48:18 min. David Banner is hired by an itinerant carnival act as a stage manager, but finds his true role is that of bodyguard for the all-girl cast, which has been ostracized because of a series of catastrophes following in its wake. A pretty mind reader, and the man who trails her, are the keys to the jinx reputation.

  • 13. Long Run Home

    Original air date: 02/01/1980 Runtime: 48:19 min.

    Original air date: 02/01/1980 Runtime: 48:19 min. David Banner experiences the ostracism and antagonism of being identified with a minority subculture after he is befriended by a motorcycle gang member. It takes the Hulk to free Banner and his new friend from the stigma of the gang identification and also from the law.

  • 14. Falling Angels

    Original air date: 02/08/1980 Runtime: 48:18 min.

    Original air date: 02/08/1980 Runtime: 48:18 min. While working with orphans, David Banner discovers that two of his favorite charges are under the influence of a Fagin-type thief. His efforts to free the youngsters are hampered by the appearance of McGee on the trail of the Hulk.

  • 15. The Lottery

    Original air date: 02/15/1980 Runtime: 48:14 min.

    Original air date: 02/15/1980 Runtime: 48:14 min. David Banner is the lucky winner of a lottery, but the Hulk destroys his winnings and the chance for a cure. Unable to collect his lottery winnings, David sends a friend who immediately sets up a scam without David's knowledge to make a bigger profit. When David stumbles into the midst of a scheme, a fake shooting changes him into the Hulk and, in trying to save his friend's life, allows all of the money to be lost.

  • 16. The Psychic

    Original air date: 02/22/1980 Runtime: 48:19 min.

    Original air date: 02/22/1980 Runtime: 48:19 min. A chance meeting with David Banner triggers Annie Caplan's vision of him as the Hulk, who is being sought as a murder suspect. After she meets with McGee, she is able through her psychic powers to foresee his own murder at the hands of the real killer and to send Banner to save him.

  • 17. A Rock And A Hard Place

    Original air date: 02/29/1980 Runtime: 48:16 min.

    Original air date: 02/29/1980 Runtime: 48:16 min. Taking a job as handyman for a little old lady puts David Banner in with a gang planning a big robbery. An avenging police officer catches David with one of the gang's contraband shipments and insists he keep him informed of the gang's activities. With both sides aware of his identity, Banner has to cooperate with each.

  • 18. Deathmask

    Original air date: 03/14/1980 Runtime: 48:16 min.

    Original air date: 03/14/1980 Runtime: 48:16 min. A series of young girls' deaths is attributed to David Banner after the Hulk saves one of the girls and she calls David's name in her delirium. His arrest goads the citizens of the town into vigilante action and Banner is left to their mercy by a cop who has his own reasons for needing a victim for the mob's justice.

  • 19. Equinox

    Original air date: 03/21/1980 Runtime: 48:18 min.

    Original air date: 03/21/1980 Runtime: 48:18 min. While working on the island estate of a strong-willed heiress, David Banner is forced to join a party where McGee is looking for him. During the evening an attempt on the life of the selfish woman is thwarted by the Hulk, which gives McGee the opportunity to try and capture his prey with the aid of a tranquilizing dart gun.

  • 20. Nine Hours

    Original air date: 04/04/1980 Runtime: 48:12 min.

    Original air date: 04/04/1980 Runtime: 48:12 min. While working in a hospital, David Banner has to race against time to save the lives of a young boy and that of a reformed crime figure. A patient in the hospital, waiting to turn his evidence of gang activities over to the government, is slated for murder. The hitmen get the cooperation of Banner by kidnapping a child he has befriended but are unaware that the Hulk and a former police officer will be working against them.

  • 21. On the Line

    Original air date: 04/11/1980 Runtime: 48:16 min.

    Original air date: 04/11/1980 Runtime: 48:16 min. David Banner is saved from a forest fire and then drafted to help put out the fire. With McGee on the scene and under suspicion of starting the fire, it takes the Hulk to save his alter ego after he is trapped on the fireline with a female firefighter who is also trying to overcome the prejudice and superstition of the other fighters.

  • 22. Prometheus, Part 1

    Original air date: 11/07/1980 Runtime: 48:18 min.

    Original air date: 11/07/1980 Runtime: 48:18 min. Laurie Prange and Roger Robinson guest-star in the first segment, in which David Banner is trapped in his metamorphosis to the Hulk while helping a newly blind young woman learn to cope with her life in a mountain wilderness. A large meteor, crashing into earth near them, exposes Banner to intense radiation which effects this transition to the Hulk and traps him half-way between his true self and that of the creature. A tracking team of government scientists discovers him in the vicinity of the meteor and take him and the girl to a research facility to study him as a possible extraterrestrial being which traveled on the meteor from outer space. Part 1 of 2.

  • 23. Prometheus, Part 2

    Original air date: 11/14/1980 Runtime: 47:57 min.

    Original air date: 11/14/1980 Runtime: 47:57 min. The Hulk is an unwitting subject for scientific study in the conclusion of this two-part episode in which David Banner has been suspended in the body of the creature. Laurie Prange, Monte Markham, Carol Baxter, Whit Bissell and Arthur Rosenberg guest-star. After having been taken to a secret research facility for study by government scientists who believe he is an extraterrestrial being, the Hulk's tremendous power enables him to penetrate the sophisticated cell in which he is held. But, it takes more than brute strength to escape from the underground labyrinth in which he has been imprisoned.

  • 24. Goodbye, Eddie Caine

    Original air date: 01/23/1981 Runtime: 48:15 min.

    Original air date: 01/23/1981 Runtime: 48:15 min. A veteran private eye, Eddie Caine, is called to the estate where David Banner is working as a gardener to investigate an extortion attempt on its owner. Banner is the most likely suspect, but eventually is able to prove his innocence and joins forces with Caine to find the real culprit. Their partnership almost proves deadly until the Hulk saves the partners from extinction.