Monday, September 13, 2010

Classic Clip Monday: Incredible Hulk

Forget the movies, for me, "The Incredible Hulk" will always be Lou Ferrigno, with Bill Bixby as his alter ego, Dr. David Banner. The Wikipedia entry on the show has some fascinating factoids, including why Banner's name was changed to David from Robert/Bruce, and how the writer of the TV show really wanted the Hulk to be red, not green, but Stan Lee won out. And supposedly Ah-nuld Schwarzenegger auditioned to be the Hulk, but he was considered too short. (The Ferrigno entry says this isn't true, but Richard "Jaws in James Bond" Kiel did play the Hulk in the pilot.)

Seriously, how great was this opening sequence?

Someone on You Tube uploaded a bunch of clips where David Banner hulks out for really lame reasons. They're hilarious.

In this one, he hates traffic, just like the rest of us. In this one, a blonde girl decks him.

In this one, he's pissed off at a pay phone. I DON'T HAVE TWENTY-FIVE CENTS!!! HULK SMAAAASH!

Oh, and in this one, he fights a bear, and the green paint on Lou Ferrigno comes off on the bear's fur!

Now this next clip isn't from the TV series, but I had to share it, because holy cats, can there be a worse cartoon theme song than this one? If David Banner saw this, he would totally transform out of sheer embarrassment.

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