The BEST Episodes of The Incredible Hulk

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 9, 2020

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 - Aired Mar 13, 1981

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 First (1)

#2 - The First (1)

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 6, 1981

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
Married (2)

#3 - Married (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 22, 1978

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

#4 - Danny

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired May 15, 1981

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)

#5 - Prometheus (1)

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 7, 1980

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
Final Round

#6 - Final Round

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 10, 1978

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 7.53
135 votes
Directors: Kenneth Gilbert
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
The Waterfront Story

#7 - The Waterfront Story

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 31, 1978

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 7.50
16 votes
Directors: Reza Badiyi
Writers: Paul M. Belous, Robert Wolterstorff
East Winds

#8 - East Winds

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 20, 1981

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

#9 - 747

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 7, 1978

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 7.41
78 votes
Writers: Richard Christian Matheson, Thomas E. Szollosi
On the Line

#10 - On the Line

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 11, 1980

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

#11 - Bring Me the Head of the Hulk

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 9, 1981

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

#12 - Broken Image

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 4, 1980

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

#13 - My Favorite Magician

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 26, 1979

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
Never Give a Trucker an Even Break

#14 - Never Give a Trucker an Even Break

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 28, 1978

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

star 7.30
53 votes
Directors: Kenneth Gilbert
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
The Snare

#15 - The Snare

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 7, 1979

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

#16 - Triangle

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 13, 1981

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

#17 - The Slam

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 19, 1979

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)

#18 - Prometheus (2)

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 14, 1980

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

#19 - Equinox

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 21, 1980

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
Life and Death

#20 - Life and Death

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 12, 1978

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

star 7.21
81 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Hayden
Writers: James D. Parriot
Terror in Times Square

#21 - Terror in Times Square

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 31, 1978

David discovers a murder plot while working in a Time Square arcade, where the owner is being extorted to pay for protection.

star 7.21
87 votes
Directors: Alan J. Levi
Writers: William Schwartz
Behind the Wheel

#22 - Behind the Wheel

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 1979

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

#23 - Babalao

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 14, 1979

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

#24 - Patterns

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired May 22, 1981

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 7.19
36 votes
Directors: Nick Havinga
Writers: Reuben Leder
Of Guilt, Models and Murder

#25 - Of Guilt, Models and Murder

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 24, 1978

After a transformation as the Hulk, David awakens in a room with a dead model and fears he may have killed her.

star 7.19
90 votes
Directors: Larry Stewart
Writers: James D. Parriot