Hogan's Heroes: Season 1, Episode 3

Kommandant of the Year (1 Oct. 1965)

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Knowing that the Allies won't bomb one of their own prisoner-of-war camps, the Germans store a secret rocket at Stalag 13 until its base on the Atlantic coast is completed. Hogan creates a ... See full summary »



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Knowing that the Allies won't bomb one of their own prisoner-of-war camps, the Germans store a secret rocket at Stalag 13 until its base on the Atlantic coast is completed. Hogan creates a phony "Kommandant of the Year" award as a diversion for his real plan to sabotage the weapon. Written by David Bassler

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1 October 1965 (USA)  »

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Col. Robert E. Hogan: Maybe it's some kind of new secret weapon.
Cpl. Louis LeBeau: Then why are they bringing it here?
Col. Robert E. Hogan: They know its safe. The Allies won't bomb a prisoner of war camp.
Cpl. Peter Newkirk: Now you see that wouldn't be cricket.
Sgt. Andrew Carter: Hey, gang! What if we find out what is is and if its important enough, we get London to bomb the camp? That'll be great!
Col. Robert E. Hogan: Carter. Out.
Sgt. Andrew Carter: Schultz says I might get shot.
Col. Robert E. Hogan: That's right.
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A well written script.
14 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is actually the first that will be the regular theme throughout the series run. In this show, we get the heroes out smarting the Germans and we get the comedy that the show is famous for producing.

The Germans have brought a new rockets into the prison camp where they think it is safe from Allied bombing. But Hogan is already on top of the matter and notifies London about the new rocket. They are going to drop some men in the area to study the weapon and report back to the Allies. But what is needed is a distraction. That is where the 'Commandant of the Year' medal comes into play.

This episode begins the trip into the heart of the series. A nice story with a well written script that takes the viewer on an adventure that is entertaining. A good episode for the third show of the series.

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