Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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How to Escape from Prison Camp Without Really Trying 

Hogan has trouble trying to get thirty prisoners out of camp.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Colonel Krueger
Edward Knight ...
Colonel Nikolas
Lyn Peters ...
Audrey St. Laurence
Chet Stratton ...
Jay Sheffield ...


Hogan has trouble trying to get thirty prisoners out of camp.

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Comedy | War





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2 March 1968 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The pen (orange with cap) that Col. Hogan hands to Col. Klink to sign a supply request at the very end of this episode, is the same 'explosive' pen that Carter develops in Season 3, Episode 7, "How to Win Friends and Influence Nazis." See more »


When Klink first comes down the stairs at the ski lodge the chair by the stairs is obviously empty. But as Klink is talking to the clerk, General Burkhalter appears sitting in the chair. See more »


Col. Wilhelm Klink: [addressing the prisoners] And while I'm on leave Col. Kureger will be in charge of Stalag 13. Now let me leave you with this warning, 'While the cats away the mice better not play'.
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One of the funniest episodes in the collection.
24 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At the beginning of this entertaining episode, we have Klink ready to take a holiday trip to a mountain ski lodge for some relaxation. But little does he know that the Gestapo wants to take over the Stalag so that they can be in charge of prisoner's of war. Hogan has to come up with a plan that makes the Gestapo appear unable to operate the camp.

So during Klink's absents, there is a massive escape. The Gestapo has to call in an SS division which will help the Allies war effort by penning down an entire unit while the Allied armies regroup. Klink's leave is canceled as he returns to the camp to find the escape prisoner.

But do not let the summary fool you. this episode is jammed pack with humor from start to finish. One of the best scenes in the entire series happens when Klink, at the ski lodge, has been bragging about his contribution to the war effort. Little does he know that General Burkhalter is sitting right behind him. That scene is is comedy gold as we learn that 'Killer Klink' is a nickname for our Stalag Colonel.

This is one of the better shows in the collection.

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