The BEST Episodes of The Incredible Hulk

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 8, 2019

Network: CBS

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 (2)

#1 - 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 8.90
99 votes
Directors: Frank Orsatti
Writers: Andrew Schneider
The Incredible Hulk (pilot)

#2 - 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 8.63
161 votes
Directors: Kenneth Johnson
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
The First (1)

#3 - 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 8.48
126 votes
Directors: Frank Orsatti
Writers: Andrew Schneider
Death in the Family (aka The Return of the Incredible Hulk)

#4 - Death in the Family (aka The Return of the Incredible Hulk)

Season 1 - Episode 2

With the world believing him to be dead, David Banner is on the run, trying to find a way to be cured of his transformations into the Hulk. Meanwhile, David lands a job at a ranch, where he befriends a young heiress. He notices that the woman is being given a questionable drug by her physician. He then overhears a plot to kill her so that her stepmother could gain an inheritance; he also learns that the recent death of the young woman's father was no accident. Now, David must get the heiress to safety before it is too late.

star 8.06
89 votes
Directors: Alan J. Levi
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
Married (2)

#5 - 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 7.71
14 votes
Directors: Kenneth Johnson
Writers: Kenneth Johnson

#6 - 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 7.67
6 votes
Directors: Mark A. Burley
Writers: Diane Frolov
Prometheus (1)

#7 - 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 7.57
69 votes
Directors: Kenneth Johnson
Writers: Kenneth Johnson

#8 - 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 7.55
82 votes
Writers: Richard Christian Matheson, Thomas E. Szollosi
East Winds

#9 - 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 7.50
8 votes
Directors: Jack Colvin
Writers: Jill Sherman
The Waterfront Story

#10 - The Waterfront Story

Season 1 - Episode 12

Banner is working in a tavern on the docks in Galveston, Texas, where he befriends the owner, a Union President's widow, whose husband was killed under suspicious circumstances. The woman is being pestered by a shady businessman, running to become the new President, to endorse his election campaign and he is willing to go to any lengths necessary to win the election.

star 7.47
17 votes
Directors: Reza Badiyi
Writers: Paul M. Belous, Robert Wolterstorff
On the Line

#11 - On the Line

Season 3 - Episode 23

David becomes an arson suspect, and is drafted to help extinguish a forest fire.

star 7.38
8 votes
Directors: L.Q. Jones
Writers: Jill Sherman, Karen Harris
Bring Me the Head of the Hulk

#12 - Bring Me the Head of the Hulk

Season 4 - Episode 6

A rival publisher of McGee's newspaper hires a mercenary to kill the Hulk.

star 7.38
8 votes
Directors: Bill Bixby
Writers: Allan Cole, Chris Bunch
Broken Image

#13 - Broken Image

Season 3 - Episode 12

Thanks to look-alike criminal, David becomes a victim of mistaken identity, and is pursued by the police and a vindictive gang. An attempt to leave town is hindered by Jack McGee, who is shocked to discover that David Banner might still be alive!

star 7.36
11 votes
Directors: John McPherson
Writers: Jill Sherman, Karen Harris
My Favorite Magician

#14 - 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 7.33
42 votes
Directors: Reza Badiyi
Writers: Sam Egan
The Beast Within

#15 - 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 7.31
58 votes
Directors: Kenneth Gilbert
Writers: Jill Sherman, Karen Harris
Never Give a Trucker an Even Break

#16 - 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 7.28
47 votes
Directors: Kenneth Gilbert
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
Earthquakes Happen

#17 - 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 7.27
77 votes
Directors: Harvey Laidman
Writers: Jim Tisdale, Migdia Varela
The Snare

#18 - The Snare

Season 3 - Episode 9

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

star 7.27
71 votes
Directors: Frank Orsatti
Writers: Richard Christian Matheson, Thomas E. Szollosi

#19 - 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 7.25
8 votes
Directors: Mike Vejar
Writers: Andrew Schneider
The Slam

#20 - 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 7.25
40 votes
Directors: Nicholas Corea
Writers: Nicholas Corea
Prometheus (2)

#21 - 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 7.23
70 votes
Directors: Kenneth Johnson
Writers: Kenneth Johnson

#22 - 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 7.21
38 votes
Writers: Andrew Schneider
The Hulk Breaks Las Vegas

#23 - 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 7.21
81 votes
Directors: Larry Stewart
Writers: Justin Edgerton
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 7.20
41 votes
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Rick Rosenthal, Todd Susman

#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 7.20
41 votes
Directors: Richard Milton
Writers: Craig Buck