|The Incredible Hulk (series)|
The Incredible Hulk was an American television series that ran from 1978 to 1982 based on the Marvel comic book character of the same name. The pilot for the show was a pair of TV movies on the CBS network in 1977. It starred Bill Bixby as "Dr. David Banner" and Lou Ferrigno as his monsterous alter ego "the Hulk". The concept was developed for television by Kenneth Johnson.
Dr. David Banner: physician; scientist. Searching for a way to tap into the hidden strengths that all humans have. Then an accidental overdose of gamma radiation alters his body chemistry. And now when David Banner grows angry or outraged, a startling metamorphosis occurs. The creature is driven by rage and pursued by an investigative reporter. (Bixby: "Mr. McGee, don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."--a clip from the first pilot) The creature is wanted for a murder he didn't commit. David Banner is believed to be dead, and he must let the world think that he is dead, until he can find a way to control the raging spirit that dwells within him.
Every week would find David in a new town, trying to stay under the radar and find a cure for his condition. Like clockwork at the 20 minute mark a situation would arise causing David to turn into the Hulk and again at the 45 minute mark. The Hulk's appearance usualy solved a problem facing and individual(s) problem with local criminals or corruption. The end of the episode would inevitably have David hitchhiking down the road accompanied by Joe Harnell's somber "The Lonely Man Theme"