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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Complete series cast summary:
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 Col. Robert E. Hogan (168 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Col. Wilhelm Klink (168 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Sgt. Hans Georg Schultz / ... (168 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Cpl. Louis LeBeau (167 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Cpl. Peter Newkirk (167 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Sgt. Andrew Carter / ... (166 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Sgt. James 'Kinch' Kinchloe / ... (141 episodes, 1965-1970)
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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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If you liked World War II, you'll love Hogan's Heroes!

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Ein Käfig voller Helden  »

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Werner Klemperer and John Banner worked together in the 1961 film "Operation Eichmann." Klemperer portrayed Adolf Eichmann and Banner played Rudolf Hoss. See more »

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The Gestapo did not wear black uniforms as seen in Hogan's Heroes. While it was certainly a nice touch of artistic license to differentiate the more sinister Gestapo like Major Hochstetter from the relatively benign Luftwaffe guards, this type of black uniform was a ceremonial uniform seen mostly on the guards at important buildings or at state functions. The appearances by the Gestapo in plain clothes and a Nazi party tie pin are closer to the truth. See more »

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Radio Host: [Hogan pretends to be a Nazi sympathizer to get on German radio and discredit a propagandist] You read Mein Kampf, I believe.
Hogan: Oh, yeah. You know that guy, Hitler, who wrote it? A lot of people say that just because he wears that silly mustache the book's a big joke...
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Referenced in Batman: It's How You Play the Game (1966) See more »

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Funniest TV show ever
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Hogan's Heroes is, without a doubt, the funniest television show ever made. The way it makes fun of Nazis is perfection. One of my all-time favorite episodes is the one where Hogan and his men had Klink and Burkhalter convinced that there was such a device called a Gonkulator. Or the one where they convinced Klink and Hochstetter that the war was over. That is just absolute brilliance. Sure, there's a lot of plot manipulation going on in the show, but who cares. It's hilarious.


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