No Escape

No Escape Hulks

18 of season 2
Jeffrey Hayden
Benjamin Masselink
Original airdate
March 30, 1979
David Baron
Preceded by
Followed by

No Escape is episode thirty of the live-action TV series The Incredible Hulk. It originally aired on March 30, 1979, on CBS.


When David is arrested for vagrancy, he is placed in a police van where he encounters a man who envisions himself as the deceased writer Ernest Hemingway. But when a fight provokes David's transformation into the Hulk, our hero escapes, inadvertently freeing the mentally-ill man in the process. David must help find the man before he hurts himself or someone else.


  • Bill Bixby as David Banner
  • Jack Colvin as Jack McGee
  • Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk
  • James Wainwright as Tom Wallace
  • Mariclare Costello as Kay Wallace
  • Skip Homeier as Dr. Robert Stanley
  • Thalmus Rasulala as Dep. Chief Harry Simon
  • Sherman Hemsley as Robert
  • Tom Lowell as Mathews
  • Howard Brunner as 1st Officer
  • Lynn Randall as 1st Reporter
  • George J. Cooper as 2nd Reporter
  • Jerry Fitzpatrick as 2nd Officer
  • Chris Peterson as Steve
  • Andy Enberg as Jimmy
  • Jack Kirby as Sketch Artist (uncredited cameo; see below)

Highlights Edit

2-29 No Escape

Ending sequence

  • Hulk out 1: Locked in a drunk tank with a crazy person who insists he is Ernest Hemingway and then beats the stuffing out of David
  • Hulk out 2: Being tear gassed

Kirby appearance Edit

The police sketch artist is a cameo appearance by Jack Kirby, co-creator of the Hulk with Stan Lee. He is sketching a witnesses description of the creature. Upon examining his sketch closely, it looks like his Marvel character, done in the usual Kirby style. This is the first live-action cameo appearance of a Marvel creator in an adaptation of Marvel Comics.[1] Stan Lee appears in a cameo, for the first time, in 1989's Trial of the Incredible Hulk, and has continued this tradition into the present day.


  1. Jack Kirby makes a fleeting cameo appearance on ‘The Incredible Hulk’ TV series

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