Mar. 10, 1978
60 min.
CBS TV Network

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The Incredible Hulk (1978) - 04x13 The First (2)

4x13 The First (2)

First Aired: Mar. 13, 1981 on CBS
Summary: 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.

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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Dr. David Banner played by Bill Bixby
Jack McGee played by Jack Colvin
Dell Frye played by Harry Townes
Elizabeth Collins played by Lola Albright
Brad Wheeler played by Edward Walsh
Earl played by Cliff Emmich
Sheriff Carl Decker played by Billy Green Bush
Frye's Creature played by Dick Durock

Episode Quotes

Brad Wheeler: Dell, I've been thinking. Now, you've had a thing for Elizabeth for a long time. Why don't you get married. Make an honest woman of her... then, you two could go on a honeymoon and just stay there.
Dell Frye: I'm not looking for trouble.
Dr. David Bruce Banner: You might not have to.
Dell Frye: I'll take the risk. But you'd better not do anything against me... because you know, when I get mad, what I can do.
Jack McGee: Look sherriff, this is not just a local story. This creature has been spotted across this country.
Sheriff Carl Decker: Well, I don't care about the rest of the country.


  • Goof (continuity error): SPOILER: At the climax, when Frye's Creature throws the hypo with Banner's cure to smash against a wall, David screams "No!" with one open-handed arm outstretched, and his eyes have turned white (Bill Bixby's special contact lenses are in place) to indicate the initiation of metamorphosis into the Hulk. However, David now leans against a wall sobbing for many seconds, eventually showing his face, and more significantly his white eyes, at which point the Hulk-out sound effect plays and the metamorphosis truly begins. At the time of filming the team hadn't made up their collective mind as to which way was more dramatically effective so shot both, and somehow both ended up on the air.
  • Goof (continuity error): At the beginning of Part II, Frye's creature is running through the woods until eventually wearing down. After the creature "Hulks-In" back to normal, Frye is miraculously wearing shoes. This is impossible as the creature was barefoot.
  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): When Frye's Creature knocks down the tree, the prop line pulling the tree down is visible.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): Obvious stunt double each time Del Frye is being hit by Brad Wheeler.


  • SPOILER: In Andrew Schneider's original script, Banner does not transform into the Hulk until Frye's Creature destroys the x-ray machine. He then stops Frye when the creature lunges towards Elizabeth. This explains Elizabeth's line at the end about the Hulk saving her life. There was also originally a scene where Magee snoops through the Clive house and finds the laboratory, which explains how he knew about the lab.
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