Brain Child

Brain Child

3 of season 3
Reza Badiyi
Nicholas Corea
Original airdate
October 5, 1979
David Barnes
Caldwell, Cal.
Preceded by
Followed by

Brain Child is episode thirty-seven of the live-action TV series The Incredible Hulk. It originally aired on October 5, 1979 on CBS.


David meets a brilliant, but troubled teenage prodigy who has escaped from the scientific institute that was studying her extraordinary mental capabilities. With the authorities and the institute tracking their whereabouts, it is up to David to help them successfully avoid detection while simultaneously helping her work through her issues.


  • Bill Bixby as David Banner
  • Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk
  • Lynn Carlin as Elizabeth Collins
  • Robin Dearden as Joleen Collins
  • Joseph Mascolo as Mr. Arnold
  • Henry Rowland as Dr. Bruno
  • June Allyson as Dr. Kate Lowell
  • Tonyo Meléndez as Ramon Alvarez
  • Madeleine Taylor Holmes as La Bruja
  • Stack Pierce as Cop
  • Fred Carney as Frank W. Sanders
  • Tony Ramirez as Boy
  • Jonathan Williams as Federal Agent


3-36 Brain Child

Ending sequence (same as in "A Solitary Place", "Jake", "Interview with the Hulk")

  • Hulk-out 1: Being chained to a truck while his friend for the episode has been taken inside the trailer by the natives to be punished under the rites of La Culta de Cabeza Chocolata
  • Hulk-out 2: Being grazed in the face by a bullet while running after the bus carrying his friend's hysterical mother, and then running into the messy, overturned garbage cans


  • June Allyson was a movie star in the '40s and '50s
  • Shortly after this episode aired, Allyson was a judge on "The Gong Show," and a couple of people in the audience yelled, "Don't jump!"—which was a reference to a scene in this episode
  • This episode is sometimes billed as 'Odyssey' (possibly the original working title)
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