Hogan wants to kidnap Burkhalter and trade him for a captured underground agent and instead finds out that Klink is his hostage.



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Karl Wagner


Hogan wants to kidnap Burkhalter and trade him for a captured underground agent and instead finds out that Klink is his hostage.

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4 January 1969 (USA)  »

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The title parodies the popular term for the fossil evidence of the link between early apes and prehistoric man, the missing link. See more »


I thought I was seeing things with the 1960's cars at the very beginning of Hogan's Heros "The Missing Klink" so I rewound it to the beginning. It looked like a parking lot for the employees of the show that somehow got taped. See more »


Col. Wilhelm Klink: Like all of us, the general has his good points as well as his faults.
Sgt. Hans Georg Schultz: Yes.
Col. Wilhelm Klink: What do you think my faults are?
Sgt. Hans Georg Schultz: [after failure to keep a straight face] I wasn't talking about you, Herr Commandant.
Col. Wilhelm Klink: You know, Schultz, the trouble is you're afraid to say anything you think. Filled with fear, frightened to express any kind of opinion.
Sgt. Hans Georg Schultz: Oh, no, Herr Commandant. I talk about you all the time, when you are not around.
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Lot of laughs in this episode
31 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is one of the more funny scripts as Klink is mistaken for General Burkhalter and captured by the underground to be used as a hostage for release of an underground agent that is scheduled to be shot in a few days. The problem is that most do not care enough for Klink to be used for any type of prisoner trade.

It begins when Klink is to pick up Burkhalter at the train station. When the train arrives Burkhalter is not a passenger so Klink goes back to the camp. On the way, they are met by the underground who is expecting Burkhalter instead they get Klink. Burkhalter is to be used as a prisoner swap but now the underground has Klink.

Klink however becomes valuable to the Gestapo when a secret message is interrupted by Hochstetter. He now believes that Klink is a Allied agent that is wanted by the Gestapo. Hochstetter will do anything to get Klink back for trial, including swapping him for a prisoner.

Nearly everyone in the cast has some funny lines in this episode. Between Hochstetter and Burkhalter or Klink and the underground- you cannot go wrong with this show. Nice writing and nice acting combine for a wonderful show. In fact this may be the best episode in the collection.

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