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The Incredible Hulk TV Series 40th Anniversary by mrentertainment The Incredible Hulk TV Series 40th Anniversary by mrentertainment
Today is the 40th Anniversary of the Incredible Hulk TV Series. The show first aired on this day back in 1978 on CBS with Bill Bixby as Dr. David Banner and Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk. The show first started 2 pilot movies in 1977. The name of the Hulk's alter ego was changed from Bruce Banner to David Banner because CBS thought the name Bruce sound to "gay-ish" according to Stan Lee and Lou Ferrigno. And unlike the comics and animated cartoon, the Hulk never did speak on the series, he just growled and roared. The reason why the Hulk never talked on the series was because producer and writer: Kenneth Johnson thought it would be silly if the Hulk spoke in the series and Stan Lee agreed with him. The series stayed on until May 12, 1982. When I watched the series when I was little (2 years old to be exact), I mostly watched the final season, but when i first got the Sci-Fi Channel, I started watching the early seasons. 6 years after the series ended, there were 3 reunion movies that aired on NBC: "The Incredible Hulk Returns" "The Trial of the Incredible Hulk" and "The Death of the Incredible Hulk". Then 6 years after "The Death of the Incredible Hulk", Lou Ferrigno respite his role as the Hulk again, this time as the voice as the Hulk on the 1996 Incredible Hulk animated series that aired on the defunct network: UPN on Sunday Mornings.

In celebration of the series, I do plan to make an Incredible Hulk TV series crossover fan fiction with the Loud House and maybe other cartoons as well.

The logo is courtesy of adamforeman from I added the words: Happy 40th Anniversary and TV Series.

I don't own the Incredible Hulk TV Series. All copyright material belongs to Marvel Entertainment, NBCUniversal, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Kenneth Johnson.
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