A Child In Need


5 of season 2
James D. Parriott
Frank Dandridge
Original airdate
October 20, 1978
David Baxter
Lincoln, Nebraska
Preceded by
Followed by

A Child In Need is episode seventeen of the live-action TV series The Incredible Hulk. It originally aired on October 20, 1978, on CBS.


While working as a groundskeeper for a public school, David discovers a young student who is being abused by his father. Can David remedy the situation before it becomes too late for everyone involved?



2-16 A Child in Need

Ending sequence

  • The scene in which the Hulk gives the abusive father a taste of his own medicine
  • The scene where he is walking up the lighted alleyway with a young boy as he turns from the Hulk back into David Banner
  • Hulk out 1: Going to all the houses in the neighborhood to tell them that the boy in the house next door is being beaten by his father, only to have everyone close their doors on him rather than help
  • Hulk out 2:  Being caught in a gym by the mean guy who’s been beating up his son, and then being beaten up by the guy and thrown out into the hallway

Trivia Edit

This episode was originally filmed for season one but was delayed to season two due to schedule issues.

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