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?
The ornate helmet that sits on the desk of Col. Klink, Werner Klemperer
is a pre-WW1 Prussian army Pickelhaube (Spiked Helmet), possibly a family heirloom as it is clearly one of his most prized possessions. As the helmet used in the show differs in several respects from museum examples it is probably a replica produced by the props department and not an actual antique. See more
Much of the action in the fifth season episode "The Well" takes place around a water well located to the right and slightly behind Klink's office. It is not there in any other episode. See more
No prisoner escapes from Stalag 13!
Referenced in Action: Love Sucks