Worst & Best Incredible Hulk Episodes/List

Title: The Incredible Hulk
Genre: US Sci-Fi
Series: 5
Episodes: 83
Runtime: 45 min
First Transmission: 1977-1982
Channel: NBC

David Banner becomes a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress.

 

Episode Rankings

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The Incredible Hulk: The Complete Seasons 1-5 [DVD] [1977]

 

Best Episode #71

The First(2)David discovers the legend of another Hulk, and investigates. With the other Hulk re-awakened, Dr Banner races against time to synthesize an antidote. (1981)

Episode characteristics & General Consensus:
In this episode, we have a second Hulk. We also have David Banner finding a cure for his condition. These two things, including a showdown between the two Hulks, make this the best episode.

Fans Comments:
The confrontation between the two Hulks, while much anticipated, is a mismatch.
Bixby gives an exceptional performance.

 

Worst Episode #45

Babalo David assists Doctor Renee DuBois in New Orleans, where the locals believe in voodoo magic. (1979)

Episode characteristics & General Consensus:
Considered insulting to those folks who believe in Voodoo. Badly filmed and badly lit.

Fans Comments:
The worst episode I have seen on TIH.
The whole thing is ridiculous.


 

Full Episode Guide

Key:-
Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Series One

#1 The Incredible Hulk (1977) –
David Banner’s overexposure to gamma radiation cause him to turn into a rampaging beast in times of stress.
#2 Death in the Family (1977) –
David Banner tries to understand his condition.
#3 The Final Round (1978) –
David “Benson” is saved from some muggers by a boxer.
#4 The Beast Within (1978) –
David “Bradburn” researches control methods for animal aggression with a female doctor at a zoo. 
#5 Of Guilt, Models, and Murder (1978) –
David “Blaine” investigates the murder of a model that the Hulk is being blamed for.
#6 Terror in Times Square (1978) –
David “Blake” works at an arcade in Times Square.
#7 747 (1978) –
David “Brown” is flying from San Francisco to Chicago and there is trouble onboard.
#8 The Hulk Breaks Las Vegas (1978) –
David works as a card shill in Vegas when he learns his Casino owning boss is crooked.
#9 Never Give a Trucker an Even Break (1978) –
Banner is picked up by a young woman desperate to get her rig back from the men who stole it from her.
#10 Life and Death (1978) –
David “Barnard” subjects himself to an experimental DNA test.
#11 Earthquakes Happen (1978) –
Banner uses forged documents in order to get access to Gamma-ray inversion equipment.
#12 The Waterfront Story (1978) –
David “Barton” works in the kitchen of a tavern on the waterfront.

Series Two

#13 Married (1) (1978) –
David and Carolyn marry in Honolulu.
#14 Married (2) (1978) –
The two continue to work to find a cure for both their afflictions in a race against time.
#15 The Antowuk Horror (1978) –
The people of Antowuk resort community take advantage of a Hulk sighting.
#16 Ricky (1978) –
Banner works as a mechanic at a racetrack and befriends a retarded young man.
#17 Rainbow’s End (1978) –
David “Bishop” contacts a native American who has developed a herbal compound that might cure his condition.
#18 A Child in Need (1978) –
David “Baxter” suspects a schoolboy of being a victim of child abuse.
#19 Another Path (1978) –
David “Braemer” believes a Chinese philosopher’s nerve control techniques can help him control the Hulk.
#20 Alice in Disco Land (1978) –
David works as a barman and tries to help a teenaged alcoholic who is being exploited.
#21 Killer Instinct (1978) –
David “Burnett”, working as a ankle wrapper at the Colloseum, is interested in Dr. Stewart’s hypnotic therapy.
#22 Stop the Presses (1978) –
David’s picture is taken by a tabloid photographer – he must stop the photograph from being published.
#23 Escape from Los Santos (1978) –
David and a young widow are pursued by corrupt police officers who are trying to frame them for the murder of the woman’s husband.
#24 Wildfire (1979) –
David works as a roustabout on an oil rig which happens to be the target of a saboteur.
#25 A Solitary Place (1979) –
In Mexico, David “Baily” secludes himself from other people to keep his rage in check.
#26 Like a Brother (1979) –
David “Butler” works at a carwash in a black neighborhood.
#27 The Haunted (1979) –
David works as her gardener for a young woman when it turns out she is haunted by her past, namely her deceased twin sister.
#28 Mystery Man (1) (1979) –
A car accident leaves David with amnesia and his face covered in bandages.
#29 Mystery Man (2) (1979) –
After surviving a plane crash in the mountains, Jack McGee and a facially bandaged David must flee the area before a forest fire threatens their lives. 
#30 The Disciple (1979) –
David visits his friend Li Sung to hopefully find a cure to his transformations.
#31 No Escape (1979) –
David “Baron” is arrested as a vagrant but manages to escape with a mental patient.
#32 Kindred Spirits (1979) –
David investigates the existence of a Hulk-like being 30,000 years ago.
#33 The Confession (1979) –
An inexperienced reporter is assigned to help Jack McGee with his pursuit of the Hulk.
#34 The Quiet Room (1979) –
David ‘Balin’ works as an orderly at Valley View Sanatorium and becomes a patient. 
#35 Vendetta Road (1979) –
David “Brennan” inadvertently joins up with a couple who blow up gas stations in a bid to avenge the death of the male’s father.

Series Three

#36 Metamorphosis (1979) –
A rock star becomes suicidal after one of her fans is injured during a concert performance.
#37 Blind Rage (1979) –
An accident at a chemical warfare research station causes blindness for both David and a friend.
#38 Brain Child (1979) –
David “Barnes” meets Joleen, a 16-year-old genius who has escaped from an institute.
#39 The Slam (1979) –
David is thrown into prison for vagrancy and uncovers a diabolical scheme run by the warden and the sheriff.
#40 My Favorite Magician (1979) –
David works as a magician’s assistant.
#41 Jake (1979) –
David works as a medic for a rodeo.
#42 Behind the Wheel (1979) –
David becomes a taxi driver for a cab company whose owner is being exploited by a greedy loan shark.
#43 Homecoming (1979) –
David travels to Treverton, Grail Valley for Thanksgiving where his sister is having problems with a land developer.
#44 The Snare (1979) –
After being invited to a remote island, David becomes the quarry of a psychotic hunter.
#45 Babalao (1979) –
David assists Doctor Renee DuBois in New Orleans, where the locals believe in voodoo magic. 
#46 Captive Night (1979) –
David and his co-workers at a department store end up being held hostage by two brothers who want to rob the place.
#47 Broken Image (1980) –
David “Bowman” is mistaken for a criminal.
#48 Proof Positive (1980) –
McGee is under pressure to prove that the Hulk is real.
#49 Sideshow (1980) –
David “Burns” reluctantly becomes the stage manager for a carnival act.
#50 Long Run Home (1980) –
David is befriended by a motorcyclist, who inadvertently gets him mixed up in a gang-related conflict.
#51 Falling Angels (1980) –
David finds work at an orphanage.
#52 The Lottery (1980) –
David “Becker” befriends reformed con artist Harry Henderson.
#53 The Psychic (1980) –
A woman with psychic powers identifies David as the Hulk’s alter-ego.
#54 A Rock and a Hard Place (1980) –
David is caught in a tussle between two groups of people who are aware that he is the Hulk.
#55 Deathmask (1980) –
A serial killer is stalking the college where David is working.
#56 Equinox (1980) –
David works at a private island owned by a spoiled heiress.
#57 Nine Hours (1980) –
David has to save the lives of a reformed gangster and a kidnapped boy.
#58 On the Line (1980) –
David becomes an arson suspect, and is drafted to help extinguish a forest fire.

Series Four

#59 Prometheus (1) (1980) –
David is exposed to radiation that leaves him half-Hulk/half human.
#60 Prometheus (2) (1980) –
David is captured and sent to a lab for study.
#61 Free Fall (1980) –
David finds himself caught in a feud between a skydiver and the son of a crooked politician.
#62 Dark Side (1980) –
David’s experiments inadvertently release a darker personality, causing the Hulk to be more violent–and potentially capable of murder!
#63 Deep Shock (1980) –
David survives an electrical accident that gives him the ability to foresee events.
#64 Bring Me the Head of the Hulk (1981) –
A rival publisher of McGee’s newspaper hires a mercenary to kill the Hulk.
#65 Fast Lane (1981) –
David’s rental car is full of stolen loot, and the thugs want it back.
#66 Goodbye Eddie Cain (1981) –
Old fashioned Private Eye Eddie Cain narrates a tale.
#67 King of the Beach (1981) –
David “Beller” is working at a restaurant with weightlifter Carl Molino.
#68 Wax Museum (1981) –
David “Beckwith” takes a job at the Gamble Wax Museum.
#69 East Winds (1981) –
The apartment David is renting in San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood contains the gold that gangsters are seeking.
#70 The First (1) (1981) –
David discovers the legend of another Hulk, and investigates.
#71 The First (2) (1981) –
With the other Hulk re-awakened, Dr Banner races against time to synthesize an antidote.
#72 The Harder They Fall (1981) –
David is involved in an automobile accident, only to be paralyzed from the waist down.
#73 Interview with the Hulk (1981) –
A hapless reporter ends up getting an interview with David Banner.
#74 Half Nelson (1981) –
David travels to Baltimore where he befriends a midget wrestler who has a habit of telling tall tales. 
#75 Danny (1981) –
David tries to help free a woman and her infant son from a gang of thieves.
#76 Patterns (1981) –
David becomes business partners with the owner of a struggling clothing factory.

Series Five

#77 The Phenom (1981) –
David befriends a rookie baseball player who gets mixed up with a crooked sports agent.
#78 Two Godmothers (1981) –
David is kidnapped by a trio of convicts.
#79 Veteran (1981) –
David discovers evidence of a plot to assassinate a politician. He must warn the authorities.
#80 Sanctuary (1981) –
David works as a caretaker at a convent.
#81 Triangle (1981) –
An irate lumber baron tries to force David out of town.
#82 Slaves (1981) –
David is forced to work as a slave in a gold mine.
#83 A Minor Problem (1981) –
David enters a small deserted town that has been affected by bacteria and he needs to find an antidote for those who have been exposed – including himself.