Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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Go Light on the Heavy Water 

Hogan convinces Kommandant Klink that the heavy water being stored at Stalag 13 is a youth potion.



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Episode complete credited cast:
John Stephenson ...
Captain Mueller
Sergeant Steinfeld
Eddie Firestone ...
POW Scotty


A truck with a mysterious cargo drives into camp. Hogan and his men sneak in and find out that the mysterious cargo is nothing more than a barrel of water. However, they soon find out that the water is actually heavy water to be used in research for the Nazis' atomic research program. Hogan soon comes up with a scheme where he convinces Klink that the water holds mystical properties that may help with the Commandant's baldness. Unfortunately, after Klink is caught taking the water Hogan must come up with another way of getting the barrel before the Germans can use it to manufacture an atomic bomb. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Comedy | War





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12 November 1965 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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While Col. Hogan is trying to convince Col. Klink that the water in the truck in the yard is spa water, Hogan's lip movement and the sounds briefly become mismatched, as if the audio was redubbed. See more »

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Who said water can't be funny.
15 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this humorous episode, we have a truck that seeks safe refuge from the Allied bombing in the prison camp of Stalag 13. The truck, which has Captain Mueller as the commander, is carrying cargo bound for Berlin. What we find out later, is that the cargo is one barrel of water. But not the regular water but heavy water that is used in making atom bombs. Hogan has got to find a way to stop that shipment from reaching Berlin.

The way Hogan and his men plan to take care of the water is to tell Klink that the water comes from a fountain of youth spa in Norway. Klink, of course, believes the falsehood and in some funny scenes drinks the water for that youthful hop in his step. Hogan plays along to the point of even telling Klink that the water is making him grow hair.

This episode contain more comedy than any episode so far in the production. The script was neatly written and the story interesting. Who thought that an episode about water would be so entertaining. Good watch.

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