3 of season 2
Frank Orsatti
Jason Summers
Original airdate
October 6, 1978
David Beckman
New Mexico
Preceded by
Followed by

Ricky is episode fifteen of the live-action TV series The Incredible Hulk. It originally aired on October 6, 1978, on CBS.


David takes a job at an auto-racing track, helping out an aspiring race-car driver and his mentally handicapped brother. Things turn ugly when a rival racing outfit tries to "guarantee" a second place finish for David's team.


  • Bill Bixby ... David Banner
  • Lou Ferrigno ... The Hulk
  • Robin Mattson ... Irene Shannon
  • Gerald McRaney ... Sam Roberts
  • James Daughton ... Buzz Detter
  • Mickey Jones ... Ricky Detter
  • Gordon Jump ... Mac
  • Eric Server ... Ted Roberts


2-14 Ricky

Ending sequence (same as in "A Minor Problem")

  • Micky Jones (who's also in "Long Run Home" and "Triangle") does a good job as Ricky
  • There's a humorous scene where Ricky teaches Hulk how to open a can of soda pop
  • Hulk-out 1: Finding out that his somewhat slow friend Ricky has locked himself in a shed in a car with the engine running, and then trying to break the lock with a shovel, only to have the rusty shovel snap and clobber his fingers
  • Hulk-out 2: Driving into the demolition derby because Ricky has driven a potentially explosive car into the derby, only to have his car bashed by the other cars on the field so that nobody can hear his frantic cries of “No! Ricky! RICKY!”


This was the first of 12 episodes directed by Frank Orsatti (more than any other director for the series). He was Bill Bixby's stunt double for season one, and also acted a part in "Killer Instinct".

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