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?
'Ivan Dixon (I)' ('Kinch') left the series at the end of the fifth season (the only regular cast member to do so), stating that he was fed up with the posturings of Bob Crane
, Werner Klemperer
and Richard Dawson
. He was replaced by Kenneth Washington
for the final 24 episodes. Also, there was no mention of what happened to Kinch following Dixon's departure. See more
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
[a German truck flies by
There's never a cop when you need one
Referenced in ALF: Lies