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>
If you liked World War II, you'll love Hogan's Heroes!
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Did You Know?
In the German dubbed version, very often the salute "Heil Hitler" was changed to "Heil Kräuter!" (literally translated: medicinal herb). Also, when the show alluded to bombing and killing, the dialogue was often modified as well. For instance, when the Americans destroyed a munitions factory, the German version made it a toilet paper factory, and when Sergeant Schulz reported the Allies having bombed Hamburg, it was revised to the Royal Air Force dropping candy as a "propaganda maneuver". See more
On numerous occasions Eva Braun, Hitler's mistress, is mentioned either by Hogan's men or the Germans. Braun's association with Hitler was a closely guarded secret only known to Hitler's inner circle, and whose existence wasn't revealed until after the war. See more
[Hogan pretends to have passed out from drinking
... Disgraceful. Can't hold their liquor. Can't finish wars they start.