Rene and the Cafe staff prepare to welcome the invading British troops, and soon find that the invasion party includes a couple of old friends. Lieutenant Gruber and the Colonel are ordered by the General to stay and fight the invaders, rather than surrender. However, seeing as their defeat is almost certain, the two German officers decide to go AWOL, disguised in stolen British uniforms. The second half of the episode is set many years after the war ends. Gruber, the Colonel and Helga, now private German citizens, return to their old French garrison in search of the old friends they made there. Written by
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Gorden Kaye plays two roles, Renee and his son Renee Jr. See more
When Lt. Gruber and the Colonel come into Mama's bedroom, they just open the door and walk in. For the rest of the scene, the door is tipped, leaning against the wall. See more
[Upon occupying Nouvion, the British commander presents Rene with a medal
Ree-nee Ah-toys, in recognition of your daring work for the resistance, I'm empowered by his majesty, King George, to award you the MBF medal, or "Magnificent Brother of France."
Oh, Thank you!
[aside, to his 2nd in command
Don't tell him it really stands for "Mad Bloody Frog."