Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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Watch the Trains Go By 

By arranging a rendezvous between Klink and Burkhalter's sister, Hogan can slip out of camp and destroy a train.



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By arranging a rendezvous between Klink and Burkhalter's sister, Hogan can slip out of camp and destroy a train.

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1 February 1969 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This was the only time Kathleen Freeman did not play Gen. Burkhalter's sister. Alice Ghostley plays her instead. Somewhat curiously, the character's name on the end credits is spelled "Linkmaier," with an I instead of with a Y, as it is spelled in the episodes with Freeman playing her. See more »


Col. Robert E. Hogan: [after Newkirk and Carter have been caught escaping] They weren't really trying to escape.
Col. Wilhelm Klink: Yeah, yeah.
Col. Robert E. Hogan: They were going into town for a very good reason.
Col. Wilhelm Klink: yeah, yeah, yeah.
Col. Robert E. Hogan: To buy something. They would have come right back.
Col. Wilhelm Klink: yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Col. Robert E. Hogan: A birthday gift for you.
Col. Wilhelm Klink: For me?
Col. Robert E. Hogan: yeah, yeah ,yeah, yeah.
Col. Wilhelm Klink: I don't believe it.
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Just did not seem right without Kathleen Freemen
1 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode, Burhalter's sister, Gertrude Linkmeyer (this time played by Alice Ghostly), makes a return visit to camp with her loving eyes on Klink. And as always Klink is trying to think of way to dump this women but not make General Burkhalter upset. It's a balancing act that always needs the help of Hogan.

There is also a situation where Hogan and his men need to sabotage a railroad train that will be heading near the camp. They have already placed most of the explosions on the rails but it all needs to be hooked-up. Hogan will have to find a way to leave the camp and make ready the blast. He will have to use the problem with Klink to his advantage.

Even though most of the time when the General's sister makes a visit it means that the episode will have a high entertainment value. However, this time Gertrude is played by Alice Ghostly and not by the usual Kathleen Freeman. For what ever reason, Ms Ghostly just did not seem right for the part. Perhaps we have are accustom to seeing the larger frame Kathleen Freeman in the part and getting her way even by force if need be-- but Ghostly seemed out-of-place. Nothing really wrong with the story just did not set right with the casting.

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