The Incredible Hulk

Season 2 Episode 10

Stop the Presses

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 24, 1978 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When David's picture is taken by a tabloid photographer, he must stop the photograph from being published.

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  • Jack McGee is not bad at all

    Up until then in the series we only saw Jack McGee as the reporter who didn't care about the others and only wanted his story of the Hulk no matter what it took. However in this episode we see another National Register reporter who really does things "under the belt" to get at the top and make a lot of money. Jack confronts him and tells him he has what it takes to become a great reporter and he didn't need to go low and hurt people and destroy all of what they worked for. Jack also tells him at least I have friends and I sleep at night. I really enjoy the shows where they can develop Jack. And further in that season will see more of it in Mystery Man.moreless
  • Great storytelling.

    There are some episodes where you can tell the writer really loves to tell a story, and this is one of them. Fantastic storytelling, everything dovetails, no real lose ends or plot holes, and every minute moves the story forward, keeping you glued to your seat. Cleverly written, I enjoyed this episode.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Joe Arnold: Why do women insist on taking everything so personally?
      Karen: I guess you'd say I'm taking it personally, yeah! As a matter of fact, I don't see how you could get much more personal than that!
      Joe: Oh no? Try me.

    • Charlie: (to Joe, holding a jar containing cockroaches) You know, if I ever wrestle again, I think I'm going to call myself the Cockroach.

    • Jack McGee: Those photographs are logged and dated. I'd have to steal them. It's a violation of ethics.
      Karen: What would anybody working for the National Register know about ethics?

    • Fred: (after witnessing the Hulk) Auf Wiedersehen, girls.

    • Fred: (after Karen and Jill decide to go to the National Register to obtain the pictures taken by Joe Arnold) Uh, all I gotta say is, 'Good luck, kids.' I mean you got about as much chance as a snowball in July.

    • (Fred overhears a brief conversation between David and Karen)
      Fred: There's one.
      David: One what?
      Fred: One who is goin' bonkers over you, man. That's what.
      David: Inscrutable.
      Fred: (speaking with an Italian accent) That's-a what I thought.
      (Jill Norton arrives)
      Fred: And um, here's number two.

    • David: Takes a very special talent to run a restaurant and you've got it.
      Jill Norton: Well, I hope so. Otherwise, I gave up a budding newspaper career for nothing.

    • Guard Samuelson: Mr. Steinhauer may be a big shot. But between you and me, I wouldn't my daughter go out with him.
      Jill: You wouldn't?
      Samuelson: No way.

    • Fred: (to David) Boy, I sure hope they get those pictures back. I was just getting to like it here.

    • Printer: (after the Hulk breaks the printing machine) He stopped the presses!

    • Karen: (commenting about David) Listen, Jill, he may be great at helping us with the books. But if that man is a dishwasher, then I'm Greta Garbo.

    • Karen: I love brainy dishwashers.

    • Jack McGee: (to Charlie) The day I need you to keep my job is the day I retire.

    • Guard Samuelson: Do you folks really believe in that astrology stuff?
      David Banner: Oh yes, oh yes. For instance, did you know that Pisces are the most intelligent of all signs?

    • Jack McGee: How do you do it, Arnold?
      Joe Arnold: Do what? I do my job, it's as simple as that.
      Jack: No. You could be a good reporter. You're smart enough. You always take the cheap shot.
      Joe: Let me tell you something, McGee, there's a handful of reporters in this country that make big money...and I intend to be one of them.
      Jack: So that's it. Go for the bucks.
      Joe: Yeah.
      Jack: No matter who it hurts.
      Joe: Right. You want me to do it straight the way you do it and end up with nothing?
      Jack: Well, I sleep good, I shave with my eyes wide open, I have friends. Feel a little sorry for you, Joe.
      Joe: Save your sympathy, pal...for yourself.

    • Mr. Roberts: (to Jack McGee) You'll do what I say... or go back to freelancing. And you'll drop the Hulk story, until you can bring me something more than an out-of-focused photo of your green friend!

    • Charlie: (encountering the Hulk) I ain't gonna wrestle this guy.

  • NOTES (1)

    • The name of the National Register's unseen publisher, Robert Steinhauer, is an in-joke reference to the show's co-producer/unit production manager Robert Bennett Steinhauer.


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