I is for… Incredible Hulk #AtoZChallenge

I is for… Incredible Hulk

Today’s letter was one of those tricky ones that I had to google to find something relevant. Go on – you can all now tell me about all the other Supernatural, Sci-Fi or Fantasy shows that start with I (I had to have seen it for the purposes of this challenge though).

Anyway this was the show that stood out. I do vaguely remember watching some of the original The Incredible Hulk TV series  but I can’t remember which episodes just that sometimes Bruce Banner got very angry, turned green, got semi naked with ripped shorts and threw cars around.

Looking up the show on imdb it says it ran from 1978 − 1982 (between the years myself and my sister were born) – I must have been watching re-runs. Because that’s all I can remember I’m going to use today’s post for a little bit of promotion of a good cause because you know what – cancer makes me angry.

Someone else that was born in 1978 is Shiv Meaker a schoolfriend of mine. Shiv – in her own words – ‘had a little tussle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last summer.’ When she lost her hair she started dressing up – including for chemo sessions leading to the nurses placing bets about what she would turn up as. Now free and clear, Shiv is going to be cycling for her charities. She also started taking dressing up requests for donations.

Here is her Incredible Hulk

And the one I requested Sparkly Edward Cullen (she ordered the red contacts especially)

Do check out the tumblr we convinced Shiv to set up to archive these fantastic faces (There’s even grumpy cat! And I’m looking forward to the archived ones I haven’t seen yet)

Or you can follow the Twitter hashtag #TheLadyofManyFaces

If you do feel entertained enough to send a donation then the hulk won’t have any need to get angry.
Cancer Research
MacMillan

Which is your favourite of Shiv’s faces?
What makes you angry?

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Posted on April 10, 2013, in April A-Z Challenge, Film and TV Reviews and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. angelinetrevena

    I remember watching that show as a family too. I was born in 1980, so they must’ve done reruns later in the decade.
    angelinetrevena.blogspot.co.uk

    • Hi Angeline – I’m guessing they were probably on on a Sunday night – that’s when we tended to watch things as a family like Box of Delights and Chronicles of Narnia. Thanks for popping by.

  2. What an awesome thing your friend is doing! The Hulk pic is so funny, and Edward’s red contacts make me laugh. So glad that she is free and clear herself!

  3. Okay, so I’m old enough to have watched the Hulk TV show when I was young. It was one of my favorite shows on TV. For Christmas one year–possibly 1979–I got an inflatable Incredible Hulk. You pumped air into him and he ripped the Velcro on his shirt and burst out of a cage. *sigh* Good times. 🙂

    • The inflatable Hulk sounds very cool. What do you think about the new film versions? One of my fave scenes in the Avengers Assemble movie is where the Hulk punches Thor over although this video of it on repeat for 5 minutes could make it lose its appeal – http://youtu.be/1qfG_7CK1h4.

      • I’ve seen the two modern Hulk movies, and I thought the second was the best. Trying to bring the Hulk to the screen with CGI is very risky. Often CGI can look either too real or not real enough. I think that was one of the problems with the first movie. It’s been a while since I watched the second one, but I recall it had a good story.

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