The BEST Episodes of The Incredible Hulk

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 23, 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 8.92
101 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 8.47
128 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 8.00
17 votes
Directors: Kenneth Johnson
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
Prometheus (1)

#4 - 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 7.58
71 votes
Directors: Kenneth Johnson
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
East Winds

#5 - 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 7.56
9 votes
Directors: Jack Colvin
Writers: Jill Sherman
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 7.54
141 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 7.53
17 votes
Directors: Reza Badiyi
Writers: Paul M. Belous, Robert Wolterstorff
Broken Image

#8 - 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 7.42
12 votes
Directors: John McPherson
Writers: Jill Sherman, Karen Harris
747

#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 7.35
81 votes
Writers: Richard Christian Matheson, Thomas E. Szollosi
The Snare

#10 - 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 7.32
73 votes
Directors: Frank Orsatti
Writers: Richard Christian Matheson, Thomas E. Szollosi
Prometheus (2)

#11 - 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 7.27
71 votes
Directors: Kenneth Johnson
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
Life and Death

#12 - 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 7.24
82 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Hayden
Writers: James D. Parriot
Terror in Times Square

#13 - 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 7.22
90 votes
Directors: Alan J. Levi
Writers: William Schwartz
Wax Museum

#14 - Wax Museum

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 13, 1981

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 7.22
37 votes
Directors: Dick Harwood
Writers: Carol Baxter
Stop the Presses

#15 - Stop the Presses

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 24, 1978

When David's picture is taken by a tabloid photographer, he must stop the photograph from being published.

star 7.21
42 votes
Writers: Jill Sherman, Karen Harris
Babalao

#16 - 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 7.21
42 votes
Directors: Richard Milton
Writers: Craig Buck
Free Fall

#17 - Free Fall

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 21, 1980

David finds himself caught in a feud between a skydiver and the son of a crooked politician.

star 7.21
38 votes
Directors: Reza Badiyi
Writers: Allan Cole, Chris Bunch
King of the Beach

#18 - King of the Beach

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 6, 1981

A body-builder gets signed up in a body-building contest, only to be at odds with some questionable people who are involved in the competition.

star 7.21
38 votes
Directors: Barry Crane
Writers: Karen Harris
My Favorite Magician

#19 - 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 7.21
43 votes
Directors: Reza Badiyi
Writers: Sam Egan
Earthquakes Happen

#20 - Earthquakes Happen

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 19, 1978

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 7.21
77 votes
Directors: Harvey Laidman
Writers: Jim Tisdale, Migdia Varela
Homecoming

#21 - Homecoming

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 30, 1979

While visiting his sister and father for Thanksgiving, David must help salvage the family farm from a plague and a crooked developer; in addition, he tries to resolve the bitterness between himself and his father, whom he blamed for his mother's death many years before.

star 7.20
44 votes
Directors: John McPherson
Writers: Andrew Schneider
Nine Hours

#22 - Nine Hours

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 4, 1980

To save the lives of a reformed gangster and a kidnapped boy, David turns to an alcoholic ex-policeman for help.

star 7.17
40 votes
Directors: Nicholas Corea
Writers: Nicholas Corea
The Beast Within

#23 - The Beast Within

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 17, 1978

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 7.15
65 votes
Directors: Kenneth Gilbert
Writers: Jill Sherman, Karen Harris
Captive Night

#24 - Captive Night

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 21, 1979

While working the night shift at a department store, David and his co-workers end up being held hostage by two brothers who want to rob the place.

star 7.14
42 votes
Directors: Frank Orsatti
Writers: Sam Egan
Sideshow

#25 - Sideshow

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 25, 1980

David is hired as a stage manager at a carnival, and learns that the sideshow's mind-reader has been blamed for a series of misfortunes.

star 7.14
42 votes
Directors: Nicholas Corea
Writers: Len Jenkin