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 show was famous for recycling actors in different roles. For example: William Christopher
(best known as Father Mulcahy on M*A*S*H) played a POW, a German soldier and a British flier. Harold J. Stone
played both an American agent and a German General. Antoinette Bower
played Berlin Betty, a German scientist and an underground agent. See more
Group Captain Crittenden (incorrectly ranked Colonel) wears an incorrect cap. Group Captains in the RAF wear a cap that has a patent leather peak, and one row of gold oak leaves on the peak. The cap he wears is worn by officers only up to the rank of Wing Commander. See more
Those prisoners will be released over my dead body!
It's a deal!
Referenced in The Specials