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Fantastic Four: Hard Knocks

Bruce Banner comes to town, looking for help from Reed Richards. Soon after he arrives, Bruce turns into the Incredible Hulk while on his little visit, leaving the Fantastic Four to take him out.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 004
Airdate: Saturday September 23rd, 2006

Director: Franck Michel
Writer: Joshua Fine

Guest Stars
Samuel VincentSamuel Vincent
voiced H.E.R.B.I.E.
Brian DrummondBrian Drummond
voiced Agent Pratt
Eli GabayEli Gabay
voiced Bruce Banner
Mark GibbonMark Gibbon
voiced The Hulk
Main Cast
Hiro KanagawaHiro Kanagawa
voiced Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic
Christopher JacotChristopher Jacot
voiced Johnny Storm / The Human Torch
Lara GilchristLara Gilchrist
voiced Susan Storm / The Invisible Woman
Brian DobsonBrian Dobson
voiced Ben Grimm / The Thing


Ben is cooking and having a pretty bad time with it, as Reed turned it into a “Super-grill.” Meanwhile, Susan and Johnny talk about a man who is visiting Reed. Ben comes out of the kitchen, and the three decide that Susan should see what they are doing. Susan agrees and prepares to make the floor transparent. However, they don’t need to spy on Reed as the building begins to shake, telling them that something is wrong. The three heroes go up to Reed’s lad and they see Reed unconscious and they see the Incredible Hulk standing above him...

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Episode Notes
The Hulk appears for the first time, as well as Agent Pratt.

H.E.R.B.I.E. returns in this episode.

Episode Quotes
Johnny: The Hulk. He’s real. I thought he was like Bigfoot or something.
Ben: His breath’s real enough!

Johnny: (to a woman he rescued) So, what’s your name…?
Ben: Johnny!
Johnny: Call me.

Reed: What happened? Where’s Bruce?
Sue: Reed, I’m sorry, but I think the Hulk ate your friend.

Johnny: Now when I said "Bigfoot" before, I wasn't trying to suggest that you're a hairy, ugly, smelly...
Hulk: Fire man talk too much!
Johnny: Yeah, I get that a lot.

Sue: How could you bring the Hulk into our home and not tell us? Now we're responsible for demolishing half the city!
Reed: It was only a few blocks, actually.
Sue: We put our trust in you every day. Why can't you do the same with us?
Johnny: (laughing) Sorry. I'm just glad she's not mad at me for once.

Episode Goofs
Johnny talks about how the Fantastic Four defeated the Mole Man, though the Mole Man has yet to appear in the show.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAvi Arad  |  Eric S. Rollman  |  Craig Kyle  |  Nicolas Atlan  |  Benoît Di Sabatino  |  Daniel Lennard  |  Suzanne Berman
Co-Executive ProducerStan Lee
EditorBertrand Martineau  |  Benoit Tricot  |  Valerie Chappellet  |  Sandrine Mercier
Line ProducerHermetine Vincent
First Assistant DirectorJulien Ballet
Second Assistant DirectorStephane Robert
Production AssistantFatima Hannat
Story EditorChristopher Yost
Voice DirectorKarl Willems
Creative ConsultantDavid Faure
Production ManagementJoanna Ruer
Based On The Works OfStan Lee  |  Jack Kirby
Script EditorCaterina Conelli  |  David Cox
ScoreNoam Kaniel
Assistant To The Executive ProducerKyla Kraman
Dialogue EditorTimur Kalyuzhnyy
Project ManagerDiana Gage
Legal AdvisorCatherine Lebailly  |  Emmanuette Heredia  |  Frederic Mondolfo
Recording EngineerMichael Iske
Development CoordinatorJoshua Fine
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