The Confession

Hulk-The Confession

20 of season 2
Barry Crane
Deborah Dean Davis
Original airdate
May 4, 1979
David Benton / David Beamon
Preceded by
Followed by

The Confession is episode thirty-two of the live-action TV series The Incredible Hulk. It originally aired on May 4, 1979 on CBS.


Jack McGee gets a student reporter, Pamela Norris, assigned to be trained by him. Harold Milburn tells McGee and Pamela that he is the man who becomes the Hulk. Because of his experiences in the episode "Mystery Man", McGee is apt to disbelieve him. Pamela writes a story based on an interview in which she states that Harold is not the Hulk. The story is an instant success—but not for Harold, who is furious at her for denying his claims. Harold goes up a bell tower, threatening to jump. David tries to keep Harold from killing himself. David is then trapped there because he could not get away fast enough to avoid being seen (McGee is on the ground outside). So the bell starts ringing, and it is so loud that it makes David "Hulk out" (see image). Hulk walks over to the bell, pulls it off and throws it out of the tower onto the street.


  • Bill Bixby ... David Banner
  • Jack Colvin ... Jack McGee
  • Lou Ferrigno ... The Hulk
  • Barry Gordon ... Harold Milburn
  • Markie Post ... Pamela Norris
  • Elaine Joyce ... Waitress
  • John Armstrong Marshall ... Ernie
  • Angus Duncan ... Alan O'Neil
  • Michael Laurence ... Newsman
  • Fritzi Burr ... Gladys
  • Clint Young ... Night Guard
  • Hollis Irving ... Mrs. Goldsmith
  • Gloria Delaney ... Woman At Desk
  • Yusy Flanigan ... Girl
  • Kenny Davis ... Crewman
  • Ron Taft ... Man
  • Earl Colbert ... Harry
  • Walter Janovitz ... Carl
  • Charlie Picerni ... Man on Ladders (uncredited)


If you keep giving this guy [Harold] media exposure, you're setting him up for a hell of a disappointment. —Jack McGee


2-31 The Confession

Ending sequence (same as in "Life and Death", "Stop the Presses", and "Babalao")

  • Hulk out 1: While working as a janitor at a medical center, David injects himself with an experimental drug that drives his blood pressure up to the point where he's about to go into cardiac arrest
  • Hulk out 2: Somehow getting himself into a belfry and then realizing that a bell is there, just as it strikes the hour


  • This is the first of five episodes directed by Barry Crane
  • This was the last episode in which Ted Cassidy (who passed away on January 16, 1979, at age 46, due to complications from heart surgery) would use his basso-profundo voice to provide the Hulk's growls, snarls, howls, roars, and grunts