My Favorite Magician


5 of season 3
Reza Badiyi
Sam Egan
Original airdate
October 26, 1979
David Barker
Preceded by
Followed by


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


  • 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 applaud
  • 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."