Hogan's Heroes: Season 1, Episode 7

German Bridge Is Falling Down (29 Oct. 1965)

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When the Air Force can't knock out an important German bridge, Hogan decides to try to destroy it from the ground, but he's short on explosives. Carter's efforts to manufacture some only ... See full summary »



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When the Air Force can't knock out an important German bridge, Hogan decides to try to destroy it from the ground, but he's short on explosives. Carter's efforts to manufacture some only destroy some of the tunnels underneath the prison camp, so Hogan decides to steal gunpowder from the German ammunition hut by covering the building with graffiti and then breaking into it while his men repaint it. Written by David Bassler

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The title is from the nursery rhyme 'London Bridge is Falling Down'. See more »


In the scene where the prisoners are painting over the building graffiti ("Hess is a mess", etc.), you can clearly see a palm tree in the upper right corner of the shot. See more »


[a huge explosion rocks the tunnel]
Col. Robert E. Hogan: Carter? Carter? Are you OK?
Sgt. Andrew Carter: Oh, yeah. Boy, that stuff is really unstable! You've got to get that mixture just right. You gotta expect a few little explosions.
Col. Robert E. Hogan: Oh sure, sure.
Sgt. James 'Kinch' Kinchloe: You keep that up and Klink'll be down here in a minute and there goes the ball game!
Col. Robert E. Hogan: I think I have an idea on how to explain the noise. Carter, keep working... oh, you do have insurance?
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Hogan is given the task of destroying the Adolph Hitler Bridge.
15 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode the Allies have bombed a important bridge, the Adolph Hitler Bridge, in the area with hopes of destroying the link to where the cargo passes over the river. But the bombing mission failed and now it is up to Hogan and his men to see if they can bring the important target to a successful conclusion.

There are some scenes that could have been shortened which would have made room for some more comedy. The many explosions created by Carter and the long task of getting the ammo out of the building- took more time than needed. The episode is still trying to find its notch in the viewer's mind which may lead to more explanation that is necessary. But in the end the episode was entertaining enough to produce a fine show. Just was expecting more humorous lines in this comedy sitcom.

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