The Best Episodes of The Incredible Hulk

Last Updated: Dec 9, 2018

David Banner is a research scientist trying to find a way to tap into the hidden strength that all humans possess. Then, one night in his labratory, an experiment went wrong, causing him to be overexposed to gamma radiation. Now, whenever angered or distressed, the mild-mannered scientist finds himself transforming into a powerful seven-foot green creature known as The Incredible Hulk. The Hulk is guided by David's personality, dealing with whatever distresses David. But unfortunately, David has no control over the creature's actions. Nor can he remember what he had done during his Hulkish states. He travels around the country in search of a cure, while taking various odd jobs under different aliases.

The First (1)

#1 - The First (1)

Season 4 - Episode 12

David discovers the legend of another Hulk, and investigates in the hope of creating a cure for himself.

star 8.50
12 votes
Directors: Frank Orsatti
Writers: Andrew Schneider
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The Snare

#2 - The Snare

Season 3 - Episode 9

After being invited to a remote island, David becomes the quarry of a psychotic hunter.

star 8.46
13 votes
Directors: Frank Orsatti
Writers: Richard Christian Matheson, Thomas E. Szollosi
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The First (2)

#3 - The First (2)

Season 4 - Episode 13

David's attempt at a cure is hindered by the other man's exposure to radiation, which revives the murderous Hulk persona the man was cured of many years before. Now, David must produce enough antidote to cure both himself and the other man before more carnage occurs.

star 8.43
14 votes
Directors: Frank Orsatti
Writers: Andrew Schneider
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Prometheus (2)

#4 - Prometheus (2)

Season 4 - Episode 2

Prometheus Part 2 of 2. David's half-Hulk/half-human condition leads a military group called Prometheus to believe that he is an alien, so they capture him, and then send him to a lab for study.

star 8.33
12 votes
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
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My Favorite Magician

#5 - My Favorite Magician

Season 3 - Episode 5

David works as the assistant of a magician, only to get mixed up in a situation involving the magician's estranged daughter and an ex-girlfriend with a questionable fiance.

star 8.18
11 votes
Directors: Reza Badiyi
Writers: Sam Egan
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Earthquakes Happen

#6 - Earthquakes Happen

Season 1 - Episode 11

Banner poses as a top doctor in physics to infiltrate a research complex, in order to access some gamma-ray equipment that may just be able to cure him of his green alter ego. He is about to start the attempt of reversing his condition when an earthquake strikes, blowing his cover, causing mass destruction and devastation, and setting off an impending core melt-down.

star 8.17
18 votes
Directors: Harvey Laidman
Writers: Jim Tisdale, Migdia Varela
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The Incredible Hulk (pilot)

#7 - The Incredible Hulk (pilot)

Season 1 - Episode 1

An accidental overdose of gamma radiation creates a mutation in David Banner's DNA, and, whenever he becomes angry, it causes him to metamorphose into a seven foot, 338-pound, green hulking creature. A reporter, Jack McGee, begins investigating claims of a giant monster; his investigation leads to Banner's laboratory. An explosion in the lab kills friend Elaina Marks; McGee, who dubs the creature "the Hulk", believes the Hulk killed David too. Unable to explain the truth, nor control his transformations, David leaves to try and find a cure for himself.

star 8.09
69 votes
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
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Patterns

#8 - Patterns

Season 4 - Episode 18

David becomes business partners with the owner of a struggling clothing factory in New York City. Unfortunately, however, the promotion spells trouble when loan sharks enter the picture.

star 8.00
7 votes
Directors: Nick Havinga
Writers: Reuben Leder
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Prometheus (1)

#9 - Prometheus (1)

Season 4 - Episode 1

Prometheus Part 1 of 2. After being exposed to the radiation of a meteor that had just crashed to the Earth, David's transformation back from the Hulk stops midway, leaving him half-Hulk/half human.

star 7.91
11 votes
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
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Equinox

#10 - Equinox

Season 3 - Episode 21

While working at a private island owned by a spoiled heiress, David is asked to join a masquerade party which Jack McGee attends uninvited. Meanwhile, someone is out to kill the heiress.

star 7.89
9 votes
Writers: Andrew Schneider
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Wax Museum

#11 - Wax Museum

Season 4 - Episode 10

With David's help, a woman tries to reopen her wax museum, which was nearly destroyed by a fire. But the task isn't easy, in part because the woman has hallucinations that are brought on by a questionable drug that she is taking.

star 7.83
6 votes
Directors: Dick Harwood
Writers: Carol Baxter
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Married (2)

#12 - Married (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2

David 'Benton' travels to Hawaii to meet Dr. Carolyn Fields (Mariette Hartley), a psychologist whose technique might help control the Hulk. However, Dr. Fields is in the terminal stages of a disease that the Hulk could help cure. With the pair working in close proximity, love begins to bloom with tragic results.

star 7.82
11 votes
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
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Life and Death

#13 - Life and Death

Season 1 - Episode 10

David helps a pregnant woman, and on their way to the hospital, they discover a plot to steal babies for DNA experimentation.

star 7.80
15 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Hayden
Writers: James D. Parriot
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Danny

#14 - Danny

Season 4 - Episode 17

David attempts to help free a woman and her infant son from a gang of thieves. But one of the thieves is not willing to let that happen.

star 7.80
5 votes
Directors: Mark A. Burley
Writers: Diane Frolov
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Never Give a Trucker an Even Break

#15 - Never Give a Trucker an Even Break

Season 1 - Episode 9

While working for a female trucker, David is involved in her quest for revenge against the hijacker that stole her fathers rig.

star 7.79
14 votes
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
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747

#16 - 747

Season 1 - Episode 7

David boards a flight to visit another doctor whom he thinks has information that might help him with his problem. But, when the pilot and stewardess drugs the rest of the crew in an attempt to bail out of the airplane with stolen property, David and a young boy named Kevin try to land the jetliner.

star 7.74
23 votes
Writers: Thomas E. Szollosi, Richard Christian Matheson
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The Hulk Breaks Las Vegas

#17 - The Hulk Breaks Las Vegas

Season 1 - Episode 8

While working in a casino, David helps a Las Vegas reporter with a gambling scandal, only to discover that the reporter is Jack McGee's partner.

star 7.73
22 votes
Directors: Larry Stewart
Writers: Justin Edgerton
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The Beast Within

#18 - The Beast Within

Season 1 - Episode 4

While working at a zoo, David finds a female scientist doing genetic research, which could help him stop his unwanted transformations into the Hulk.

star 7.73
22 votes
Writers: Jill Sherman, Karen Harris
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Final Round

#19 - Final Round

Season 1 - Episode 3

After a boxer named Rocky rescues David from muggers, Rocky gets David a job at his gym. David tries to help Rocky when he discovers that their boss is a drug dealer and using the unknowing Rocky to deliver the goods.

star 7.68
28 votes
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
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East Winds

#20 - East Winds

Season 4 - Episode 11

Unbeknownst to David, the apartment he is renting in San Francisco's Chinatown neighborhood contains the gold that gangsters are seeking.

star 7.67
6 votes
Directors: Jack Colvin
Writers: Jill Sherman
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Triangle

#21 - Triangle

Season 5 - Episode 5

An irate lumber baron becomes a threat to David's relationship with a young woman, and tries to force David out of town.

star 7.67
6 votes
Directors: Mike Vejar
Writers: Andrew Schneider
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Slaves

#22 - Slaves

Season 5 - Episode 6

After being captured by an ex-convict, David is forced to work as a slave in a gold mine.

star 7.67
9 votes
Writers: Jeri Taylor
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The Slam

#23 - The Slam

Season 3 - Episode 4

David is arrested for vagrancy, and is sent to a prison camp run by a cruel warden. But when the appearance of Jack McGee prevents David from exposing the conditions of the camp to the press, his fellow inmates turn against him.

star 7.67
9 votes
Directors: Nicholas Corea
Writers: Nicholas Corea
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Behind the Wheel

#24 - Behind the Wheel

Season 3 - Episode 7

David becomes a taxi driver for a cab company whose owner is on the verge of losing the business to a greedy loan shark.

star 7.67
12 votes
Writers: Rick Rosenthal, Todd Susman, Andrew Schneider
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Babalao

#25 - Babalao

Season 3 - Episode 10

In New Orleans, David works for a young physician who tries to convince everyone that a local witch doctor is a con artist.

star 7.67
12 votes
Directors: Richard Milton
Writers: Craig Buck
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