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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In the pilot episode, Carter was a lieutenant and was only going to appear in that one episode. See more
Numerous episodes have Gen. Burkhalter appear at Stalag 13 and boss Col. Klink around as a direct superior would. Burkhalter is a Wehrmacht officer and Klink is a Luftwaffe officer, so they should have no contact, especially considering the well-known tendency of the Nazi military branches to resist consolidated command and operate with near-complete independence of one another. See more
[Newkirk and Carter are found near the camp fence
Schultz, into the cooler they go. Throw away the key.
Don't we get a trial or anything?
This is Germany. Although I do appreciate your sense of humor.