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 series was originally supposed to take place in a regular American prison. But creators Bernard Fein
and Albert S. Ruddy
rewrote the script when they heard that NBC was developing the pilot Campo 44
(1967) which took place in an Italian POW camp. See more
In the episode with the gold bricks which Hogan and the gang make into steps, the following episodes have the steps back as wooden ones again. See more
I see NOTHING! I know NOTHING!
Referenced in The Nanny: The Nanny-In-Law