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!
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 Scientist", Carter states that he can't teach LeBeau any chemistry because he ran a drugstore, not a chemist's shop. But in the earlier episode "German Bridge Is Falling Down", he knew how to make explosive chlorine gas out of ammonia and bleach, and in the later episode "Hogan Springs", he mixed up a convincing batch of "mineral water" with no difficulty. See more
[Klink brags that he is in tip-top physical shape
General der Infanterie Albert Burkhalter
Physical fitness is one thing. Mental fitness, that's another.