Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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Happy Birthday, Dear Hogan 

For Colonel Hogan's birthday his crew decides to give him one ammunition dump freshly destroyed.



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For Colonel Hogan's birthday his crew decides to give him one ammunition dump freshly destroyed.

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22 March 1969 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This was the last episode to be filmed at Paramount Studios. See more »


When looking out of the barrack's window, Hogan points out the radio detector truck in the compound to the others. Shortly after, when Le Beau, Carter and Newkirk cut off Kinchloe's radio transmission, Newkirk says the detector truck is outside the compound. See more »


Maj. Wolfgang Hochstetter: Now, Klink, I'm going to try and be calm about this. I want you to tell me in your own words exactly how did the radio detector truck get put out of action?
Col. Wilhelm Klink: Major Hochstetter, you won't believe this.
Maj. Wolfgang Hochstetter: TRY ME!
Col. Wilhelm Klink: It was a million-to-one shot that the candles would have hit the truck.
Maj. Wolfgang Hochstetter: What candles?
Col. Wilhelm Klink: The candles from the birthday cake.
Maj. Wolfgang Hochstetter: Birthday cake? In the middle of World War II you give yourself a birthday party?
Col. Wilhelm Klink: Oh, no. It wasn't for me.
Col. Robert E. Hogan: The party was for me, sir.
Maj. Wolfgang Hochstetter: You give a birthday party for a ...
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Hoping for more out of the final episode from season four
2 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

Hogan has been warned that the Gestapo is watching Stalag 13. Major Hochstetter will provide some false information in order to try and catch the leak that has been alerting the allies. Hochstetter tells Klink that the radar guarding valuable areas is out of order. LeBeau overhears the conversation and thinks that this would be an excellent birthday prize for Hogan. Unknown to the gang, the Gestapo is listening to every transmission from the area. Hochstetter has his trap.

It will come down to a birthday cake that will change the tides of the situation. needless to say, Hochstetter will not be a happy camper.

For the final episode in season four, this turned out to be less than desirable. The script was not bad but it seemed to drag on making the show longer than expected. Here is hoping season five gets off with a bigger bang.

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