As SkyCam 9 flew over the south suburbs surveying the extensive flooding that inundated Burbank and Oak Lawn yesterday, the WGN Morning News anchors were caught off-guard when the helicopter mounted camera focused on a large ‘Incredible Hulk’ statue in the backyard of a suburban residence.
Anchor Robin Baumgarten, who grew up in Burbank, and her WGN colleagues had a good laugh when a barefoot man came out of the house and posed for the video next to the Hulk statue.
Robin: “Is that the Hulk there in the backyard? I’m sorry I’m just getting distracted by this video.”
Reporter: “It’s Bill Bixby.”
Robin “Oh look, now someone’s (laughs)…here’s a guy coming .”
(Man comes out of house and strikes a Hulk-like muscle pose)
(Entire WGN crew breaks into laughter)
Robin: “That’s right, that’s right baby!”
Reporter: “You can’t make this stuff up.”
Robin: “This is the South[side], ‘just got a statue of the Hulk in my backyard’, that’s how we roll!”