The Incredible Hulk (1977–2024)
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Never Give a Trucker an Even Break 

While hitchhiking, Banner is picked up by a young woman desperate to get her rig back from the men who stole it from her.


Kenneth Gilbert


Kenneth Johnson (developed for television by), Kenneth Johnson




Episode complete credited cast:
Bill Bixby ... Dr. David Banner
Jack Colvin ... Jack McGee (credit only)
Lou Ferrigno ... The Incredible Hulk
Jennifer Darling ... Joanie
Frank Christi Frank Christi ... Ted (as Frank R. Christi)
Grand L. Bush ... Mike (as Grand Bush)
Peggy Doyle Peggy Doyle ... Woman At Gas Station
Don Starr ... Storekeeper
Charles Alvin Bell Charles Alvin Bell ... Man At Gas Station


Having left Las Vegas, David Banner hitches a ride with a young woman named Joanie who uses him as a diversion to steal her truck back from a gang of thieves. Banner gets caught up in a highway duel between the giant rig and its pursuers, as he and Joanie alternate between driving the truck and the thieves' Plymouth. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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28 April 1978 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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One of the few episodes to end on an upbeat note for David. The end credits also play over a still of the uplifting scene instead of the usual shot of David either walking away into uncertainty or hitchhiking. See more »


When David dials the phone he says the number is scratched out and we see it all covered in black. But when he dials again the black is gone and we can see most of the number; (213) 783-xxxx. See more »


Operator: Please deposit 25 cents for the first 3 minutes.
Dr. David Bruce Banner: [shouting, as he begins to transform into the Hulk] I don't have 25 cents!
Operator: Then I can't make the call sir.
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Edited from Duel (1971) See more »

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The Trucker
18 November 2014 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

David Banner(Bill Bixby) is hitchhiking out of Las Vegas when he is picked up by a woman named Joanie(played by Jennifer Darling) who uses him as a diversion to steal her truck back from them, as they are a bumbling gang of big rig thieves out to use them for their own nefarious scheme, and now chase both of them to get her big rig back. Infamous episode for using footage of "Duel" to save on costs, that displeased director Steven Spielberg. Also uses much humor that proved unpopular with some fans, but I found this a most amusing episode, with both the pay phone and self-aware "I really need shirts that stretch!" scenes being highlights.

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