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Lou Ferrigno

Bruce Banner Was

Too Gay for Television

6/3/2013 7:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

060313_lou_ferrigno_launchDr. Bruce Banner became Dr. David Banner for the "Incredible Hulk" TV show back in the 1970s, and Lou Ferrigno says the name change came about because CBS thought the name Bruce was "gay-ish."

Our photog spotted Ferrigno at LAX this weekend and after hitting him up for some fitness tips, our photog asked him why the Hulk got the name change for the show. Ferrigno explained that back in 1977, CBS felt the name Bruce "was kinda gay-ish."

Clearly that's ridiculous ... if anything was gay about the show, it was a guy running around with jeans and no shirt on.

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bendernet    

Pumping Iron

416 days ago
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Blkboots    

Walking my dog.

416 days ago
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Meanie    

Enter protests at CBS from various special interest groups. Yawn.

416 days ago
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CJ    

That cameraman was annoying!

416 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Lou Ferrigno
Bruce Banner Was
Too Gay for Television.....................He is 110% Sure, i CAN'T wait to see MAN OF STEEL in 2D, 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D, I think it will be the BEST movie of 2013...

416 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Although i am Also Extremenly Excited about THOR: The Dark World in 2D and 3D, When you think about it THOR is The Equivalent Of SuperMan For Marvel..

416 days ago
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Dom The Mover    

I wish TMZ would publish who writes these stories so we can determine who is the real idiots behind TMZ

416 days ago
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Justsay Nohan    

Hey TMZ... The 80's called...they want their story back. Seriously, guys? This wasn't even news back then. I know you're hurting for stories with Lindsay in rehab but you're better than this.

416 days ago
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Donka Do Ball    

Must be Gay Monday at TMZ.

416 days ago
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JIMMY    

He's right,he's not being offensive or homophobic,it's just how it was back then and he knew the scoop.He had no power in writing the scripts or his acting ability,he played a non speaking part,ut collected a nice paycheck so he shut his mouth and did his job like any of us would have done.

416 days ago
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stu    

Bruce Jenner is not gay.

416 days ago
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Diane     

The name Bruce is not gay-ish - just ask my husband - if you DARE!!!!

416 days ago
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Donka Do Ball    

Only when it's pronounced "Bwuce".

416 days ago
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DTD    

Bruce is a "Gay" name??? S**t What am I supposed to call my dog now?

416 days ago
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thugzilla    

HEY, dont bash Lou. He didnt say Bruce was gayish. He stated that CBS thought it was. Bash CBS not Lou!!

416 days ago
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