My Favorite Magician


5 of season 3
Reza Badiyi
Sam Egan
Original airdate
October 26, 1979
David Barker
San Luis Obispo, Cal.
Preceded by
Followed by

My Favorite Magician is episode thirty-nine of the live-action TV series The Incredible Hulk. It originally aired on October 26, 1979, on CBS.


David finds work as the assistant of "Jasper the Great", a mysterious magician, and becomes mixed up in assorted hi-jinks involving Jasper's estranged daughter, her new fiance, and a former flame of the magician's.


  • Bill Bixby as David Banner
  • Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk
  • Ray Walston as Jasper Dowd
  • Joan Leslie as Lily Beaumont
  • Anne Schedeen as Kimberly Dowd
  • Scatman Crothers as Edgar McGee
  • Robert Alda as Giancarlo Corleone
  • Bob Hastings as Earl
  • Bill Capizzi as Ben
  • Fritzi Burr as Rose Brown
  • Archie Lang as Justice of the Peace
  • Franklin Brown as Maurie Brown


3-38 My Favorite Magician

Ending sequence (same as in "Vendetta Road", "Homecoming", and "Wax Museum")

  • It was great to see Bixby and Walston together again
  • When the water tank stunt goes wrong, triggering David's metamorphosis and the Hulk rampages on stage, the audience mistakenly believes that it is all part of Jasper's act, and applauds
  • A very funny scene in which a man and a woman meet the Hulk and ask for his autograph. Bemused, he poses for a photograph but is startled by the camera flash which enrages him and runs away.


The episode reunites Bill Bixby with his former co-star Ray Walston from My Favorite Martian (1963). Bixby also starred in a series in 1973 called The Magician.

This is the second appearance by Robert Alda in series. The first was "Terror in Times Square."

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