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Pop culture influencers, TV stars, film actors, comedians, and musicians share inspirational stories about the road to success. Insightful conversations that are part comedy/part drama and always entertaining! With your host, described as “The Midwest Lounge Letterman,” Jeff Dwoskin.


episode 175: Don't Make Author Pat Jankiewicz Angry You Wouldn't Like Him When He's Angry

Renowned TV expert Pat Jankiewicz takes me on a guided tour of the groundbreaking The Incredible Hulk TV series (1977 - 1982) starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno

My guest, Pat Jankiewicz and I discuss:

  • Our shared Michigan roots!
  • His TV companion book to The Incredible Hulk TV series: You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: A Hulk Companion
  • The deep approach to storytelling that grounded the series and made it the flagship Marvel show that led the way for everything that followed
  • Ted Cassidy's role as the opening show narrator
  • The various actors that played Banner after Bill Bixby
  • Eric Allen Kramer - the original Thor
  • Kenneth Johnson's negotiations with Stan Lee on proposed character changes for the show
  • Others auditioned for the Hulk and the actor that originally landed the role (not Lou!)
  • Bill Bixby's divorce and losing his son during the run of the show
  • The background of 'The Lonely Man' theme
  • Why the original series ended
  • What brought the Hulk back
  • The She-Hulk that could have been

You're going to love my conversation with Pat Jankiewicz

Our Guest, Pat Jankiewicz

  • Hulk Companion Book
  • Buck Rogers Companion Book
  • JAWS Companion Book
  • IMDB

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