Hogan's Heroes: Season 2, Episode 19

Praise the Fuhrer and Pass the Ammunition (20 Jan. 1967)

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Hogan and his men are determined to create chaos during some staged war games a ruthless Nazi colonel has scheduled near Stalag 13. So what do you suppose would happen if the fake ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Frank Marth ...
SS Colonel Deutsch
David M. Frank ...
SS Guard (as David Frank)


Hogan and his men are determined to create chaos during some staged war games a ruthless Nazi colonel has scheduled near Stalag 13. So what do you suppose would happen if the fake explosives planned for the exercises were somehow replaced with live ammunition? Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | War






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20 January 1967 (USA)  »

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The title is from the song 'Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition' written by Frank Loesser in 1942. It is based on a true incident that occurred during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Chaplain Howell Forgy was aboard the USS New Orleans during the Japanese attack. The crew was passing ammunition to the guns in a "bucket brigade". The Chaplain said the phrase to them as a way of boosting morale during the fight. See more »


Col. Robert E. Hogan: [talking about the show for Klink] All right, now, the main thing is to keep them entertained till the job is done. We don't want our audience walking out on us.
Cpl. Louis LeBeau: I will personally hold them spellbound with my repertoire of songs, dances and snappy patters.
Col. Robert E. Hogan: I can hardly wait.
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Performed by Robert Clary
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German war games goes terribly wrong.
25 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At the beginning of this episode we learn that the SS is having some war games near the prison camp. The camp is visited by a ruthless SS Colonel named Deutsch. Deutsch has one of these personalities where dark cloud seem to gather wherever he wonders. Nevertheless, the uncaring Colonel is placed in charge of the war games and Hogan now has an idea about helping the war games play out to the Allied advantage.

If only Hogan and his men can get some live ammunition mixed into the fake games ammo then it will cause havoc among the SS troops and even delay or prevent the unit from being deployed. In order to get the live rounds into the games Hogan is going to need a diversion. And it just so happens to be Klink's birthday. Hogan has an idea.

This is an amusing story as the gang will put on a show for the Commandant's birthday. We get in on the song and dance show as the Heroes do their best as a diversion tactic. The story seemed fresh as the show was a new angle on causing problems for the enemy. It's nice to see the writers try new material that enhances the experience for the viewer. In this episode the material made for an entertaining show.

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