The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders.
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 Col. Robert E. Hogan (168 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Col. Wilhelm Klink (168 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Sgt. Hans Georg Schultz / ... (168 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Cpl. Louis LeBeau (167 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Cpl. Peter Newkirk (167 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Sgt. Andrew Carter / ... (166 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Sgt. James 'Kinch' Kinchloe / ... (141 episodes, 1965-1970)
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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>

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By the way Bob Crane and his fellow prisoners act, it hard to tell who caught who. In color. (season two) See more »

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Comedy | War

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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17 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Ein Käfig voller Helden  »

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Col. Klink and Sgt. Schultz nicknamed Cpl. LeBeau "Cockroach", for his small height. See more »

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The Germans usually address each other by the U.S. equivalent of their ranks. Sergeant Schultz's rank is "Oberfeldwebel". Colonel Klink is "Oberst". Captain Gruber is "Hauptmann". The Gestapo and S.S. had their own rank system, which was different than the traditional military rank system, so Major Hochstetter should not be called 'Major'. See more »

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[while safecracking, the phone rings in Klink's office and Carter answers]
Carter: Hello? Oh, hi... I didn't mean to hang up on you before but you really do have the wrong number. This is a prisoner of war camp. Who am I? I'm a prisoner.
Hogan: Carter.
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Referenced in Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: Fast Food (2010) See more »

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Funniest TV show ever
9 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

Hogan's Heroes is, without a doubt, the funniest television show ever made. The way it makes fun of Nazis is perfection. One of my all-time favorite episodes is the one where Hogan and his men had Klink and Burkhalter convinced that there was such a device called a Gonkulator. Or the one where they convinced Klink and Hochstetter that the war was over. That is just absolute brilliance. Sure, there's a lot of plot manipulation going on in the show, but who cares. It's hilarious.


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