Colonel Hogan leads a ragtag band of POW's caught behind German lines in this popular television comedy. The bumbling Germans give Hogan and his crew plenty of opportunities to sabotage their war efforts. Colonel Klink is more concerned with having everything run smoothly and avoiding any trouble with his superiors (especially anything that might result in his being reassigned and sent to the front) than with being tough on Hogan and his fellow prisoners.
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
If you liked World War II, you'll love Hogan's Heroes!
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In many episodes something is dropped to the heroes by parachute. In almost every case when "something" leaves the plane it is obvious that it is a person since a pair of legs is clearly visible, yet usually when it comes down it is a box or some other container. See more
[Hogan pretends to be a Nazi sympathizer to get on German radio and discredit propagandist Leslie Smythe-Beddoes
You read Mein Kampf, I believe.
Oh, yeah. You know that guy, Hitler, who wrote it? A lot of people say that just because he wears that silly mustache the book's a big joke...
German broadcasts of the show differ from the original. For example, because Nazi symbolism had been outlawed in Germany, any time the German officers gave the Hitler salute and shouted, "Heil Hitler!", the German version dubbed in another, more bizarre line such as, "This is how high the cornflowers grow." Also, anytime the show alluded to actual bombing and killing, the dialog there was modified as well. For instance, when the Americans destroyed a munitions factory, the German version made it a toilet paper factory. And when Sgt. Schulz reported the Allies having bombed Hamburg, it was revised to the Royal Air Force dropping planeloads of candy as a "propaganda maneuver." See more