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Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)

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


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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17 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Ein Käfig voller Helden  »

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Among the recurring characters who appeared on the show were female French resistance fighter Tiger (played by Arlene Martel), Marya the White Russian (played by Nita Talbot) and the bumbling R.A.F. officer Colonel Crittendon (played by Bernard Fox). See more »


Major Hochstetter's collar insignia is that of a Standartenführer or the U.S. Army equivalent is a full colonel. See more »


Colonel Klink: [trying to demoralize Hogan after air-raid] ... No damage was done and your bombers suffered severe losses at the hands of our illustrious Luftwaffe.
Schultz: [walking in to the office introducing a Captain] Herr Kommandant, this is Captain Müller. He barely escaped the terrible raid!
Colonel Klink: That raid was a complete failure!
Schultz: No, Herr Kommandant! They knocked the stuffing out of the Messerschmitt factory and got away from the Luftwaffe!
Hogan: Illustrious Luftwaffe.
Schultz: Illustrious Luft...
Colonel Klink: Shultz!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Lost Continent (1990) See more »

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A very special series
7 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

"For security reasons I cannot tell you the exact location. The request was no names please, but somewhere in Germany an American officer is operating a sabotage and rescue unit from of all places, a POW camp. These men saved my life. For me they are among the unsung heroes of this war."

Bob Crane pacing in perfect step with a chimp -- an unforgettable image from an all-time TV classic.

I have seen more repetitions of Hogan's Heroes than I have seen cycles of any other TV series. Watching the entire series, viewers will see that most episodes were wacky and certainly unrealistic. Silly, zany comedy was the norm. However, other episodes were much more sober and more filled with tension and suspense (check out the "North Star" episode from one of the early seasons). Some episodes added twists upon twists upon twists. Most were story driven rather than simply character driven.

The cast was top notch and worked well together in front of the camera. Charisma and chemistry -- and mighty funny too! Check this series out.

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