Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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The Pizza Parlor 

To get a Italian officer to defect, they use pizza to tempt him.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Mr. Garlotti
Submarine Captain
Captain Henderson (as Jack Goode)
Tony Garlotti (as Joey Tata)
Elisa Ingram ...
ATS Sergeant
Bard Stevens ...
German Driver


To get a Italian officer to defect, they use pizza to tempt him.

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Comedy | War





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11 February 1966 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Cpl. Langenscheidt: The mess sergeant would like to know what you and your guest would like for dinner.
Major Bonacelli: [speaks Italian] Antipasto, minestrone, pasta al dente.
[Langenscheidt nods]
Col. Wilhelm Klink: Langenscheidt! We will potato soup, boiled potatoes, potato pancakes, sauerkraut, and sauerbraten.
Cpl. Langenscheidt: Ja, Herr Kommandant.
[he leaves]
Col. Robert E. Hogan: [to Bonacelli] Bon appetit.
[Bonacelli looks nauseated]
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References The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) See more »

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Amazing what pizza can do
18 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode an Italian Commandant, Major Bonacelli, is coming to Stalag 13 to study the way which the Germans run their prison camps. However, Bonacelli is more interested in defecting to Switzerland that to continue in the Italian army under Nazi control.

When Bonacelli gets to camp he is basically disinterested. he is ready to leave the war and live near a lake over the border. With the Germans making Bonacelli eat things like sauerkraut, Lebeau makes some pizzas that gets Bonacelli to confess to Hogan his real desire about the war. The Allies could use Bonacelli as a contact to free the Italian people of Nazi rule plus give them vital information for an invasion.

There are many good moments in this episode. Hans Conried does an excellent job of playing the Italian Major that wants nothing but rest in an Swiss city. Mr Conried play his part to perfection as his wit and looks made the show that much more enjoyable. This episode had all the things that make for a great show. Great actors doing their part and great writing made for one of the better shows in the collection.

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