Colonel Hogan leads a ragtag band of POW's caught behind German lines in this popular television comedy. The bumbling Germans give Hogan and his crew plenty of opportunities to sabotage their war efforts. Colonel Klink is more concerned with having everything run smoothly and avoiding any trouble with his superiors (especially anything that might result in his being reassigned and sent to the front) than with being tough on Hogan and his fellow prisoners. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
By the way Bob Crane and his fellow prisoners act, it hard to tell who caught who. In color. (season two)
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Did You Know?
Whenever Colonel Hogan wanted to butter up Colonel Klink, he would refer to him as "The Iron Colonel" or "The Iron Eagle". See more
The palms of Los Angeles are clearly visible in the treeline around Stalag 13 in some episodes. Date palms can be seen in outdoor scenes in 'The Well' for example. Very few palms grow outdoors in Germany, if any. Helps to use HD TV, I never would have seen this on the old B&W analog set. See more
[in an argument with a captain about safehousing a truck and cargo
I'm afraid I cannot accommodate you, Captain. Please take your truck and its cargo some other place.
I have orders.
[Hands over papers with orders to Klink
The only orders that I am interested in are my own orders.
[Klink in a casual tone starts reading to himself the captain's orders paper
"All ranks are ordered to extend complete cooperation, assist without question. Ahmmm. Failure... punishment execution by firing squad. ...