Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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Colonel Klink's Secret Weapon 

To improve the camp's inspection rating, Klink transfers in a stern German sergeant who quickly makes life miserable for staff and prisoners alike with his overly strict and unwavering adherence to all regulations. All want him gone.

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After receiving a "poor" rating from the Inspector General of prison camps, Col. Klink brings in stern new sergeant to discipline the prisoners. How can Hogan and his men make sure the camp's ruthless "discipline machine" has the shortest reign possible? Written by Anonymous

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24 March 1967 (USA)  »

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The Lieutenant who leaves the tunnel at the beginning of this episode is the same one who escapes from "Camp 13" in the very first episode and changes places with Carter. Hogan called him their "outside man". See more »

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In the opening, Col Hogan is using the periscope to watch a German convoy pass and identifies the vehicles as ammunition carriers. We next see stock footage showing not ammunition carriers, but Puma armored cars. Col Hogan should have known the difference. See more »

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There's a new sergeant in town.
25 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When Klink's prison camp gets a poor rating by the Inspector General, Klink transfers in another sergeant with strict disciplinary procedures. Sergeant Reinhold Franks comes into the camp and starts quoting regulations to the point of making every sick of his presents. Even Klink gets sick of the sergeant when he has to file a report advising that Klink's paperwork is months behind. Now everybody, including Klink, wants this mad man gone.

With the Inspector coming back in a few days Hogan will have to come up with a plan where the new sergeant looks bad. With the help of LeBeau's sewing techniques, they just might accomplish the task.

There is another small semi-plot concerning an American flier getting out of camp but that really gave nothing to the story. The concept of the strict sergeant was a nice touch and needed no further sub-plots to enhance the story. The episode was enjoyable enough with the only minor flaw being the overacting of Milton Selzer in the part of the sergeant. But perhaps he was directed to be over-the-top in the role which was enjoyable enough to make for a nice show.


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