Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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How to Cook a German Goose by Radar 

A new prisoner in a corporal's uniform turns out to be a general with a mission for Hogan.



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Corporal Walter Tillman


A new prisoner in a corporal's uniform turns out to be a general with a mission for Hogan.

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Comedy | War





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4 March 1966 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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While the title is meant to be figurative and humorous it isn't far from the truth. After radar systems were first deployed, people noticed that birds that flew too close to the radars would be instantly killed and fall to the ground fully cooked. After the war engineers began to investigate using microwaves as a new way to cook food. In fact the first microwave ovens were called "radar ranges". See more »

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There something strange about that Corporal from the get-go.
18 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stalag 13 has just received a new prisoner, Corporal Walter Tillman, who is actually long in the tooth for a Corporal. Anyway Hogan and his men are leery about the new POW as his actions are very suspicious for someone that just got caught by the enemy.

After Hogan pulls a prank and blames it on Tillman, Klink is ready to transfer the guy to another camp. That is when Hogan learns that Corporal Walter Tillman is actually General Tillman Walters of the signal corp, and is there to place a radar device so that the Allies can properly bomb a rocket plant.

With little time before the air-raid is to take place, Hogan must get the radar device mounted and keep the General in the camp long enough to make sure the job is done. But when the plan looks like it is coming together, Hogan learns that the mount is six inches off. this will cause the Allied bombs to miss their target.

This is a nice story even with the fact that the Allies would have never sent over a General for such a dangerous task. But we forget that fact as we get into the story that was interesting and amusing. So what if the script is a bit far-fetch, its a TV comedy sitcom and we were entertained - and that is why we watch.

spoiler note--- When the General leaves the prison camp to get back to London, would that make Klink have an escape prisoner on his record since he was assigned to Stalag 13?

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