Like a Brother

Like a Brother

13 of season 2
Reza Badiyi
Richard Christian Matheson, Thomas E. Szollasi
Original airdate
January 31, 1979
David Butler
Los Angeles
Preceded by
Followed by

Like a Brother is episode twenty-five of the live-action TV series The Incredible Hulk. It originally aired on January 31, 1979 on CBS.


While working at a car wash in a black neighborhood, David befriends a co-worker who is being exploited by a drug lord.


  • Bill Bixby as David Banner
  • Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk
  • Tony Burton as Taylor George
  • Ernie Hudson as Lee
  • Michael D. Roberts as D.J.
  • Carl Anderson as Oscar
  • Austin Stoker as Rev. Jack Williams
  • Maidie Norman as Mrs. Dennison
  • Stuart K. Robinson as Mike
  • Rana Ford as Fantine
  • Jesse Dizon as Jimmy
  • Dale Pullum as Bobby
  • Elisabeth Chauvet as Mother


2-24 Like A Brother

Ending sequence (same as in "Alice in Disco Land", "Earthquakes Happen", "Captive Night", "The Lottery", "The Disciple", and "Patterns")

  • A touching friendship between David and the two orphans
  • The first of two episodes which deal with racism (the other one is "Slaves")
  • Hulk-out 1:  Beaten up and placed on a car going through a car wash, and then being dragged under the car
  • Hulk-out 2: Placed in a small room with a ravenous black panther


  • Some footage from this episode was used in "Proof Positive"
  • Taylor George's pet black panther is named "Huey"; probably named after the Black Panthers' co-founder Huey P. Newton
  • Tony Burton and Stuart K. Robinson also appear in the film Rocky II
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