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>
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Did You Know?
The ornate helmet that sat on the desk of Colonel Klink, Werner Klemperer
was a pre-World War Prussian army Pickelhaube (Spiked Helmet), possibly a family heirloom, as it is clearly one of his most prized possessions. As the helmet used in the show differs in several respects from museum examples, it is probably a replica produced by the Props Department, and not a real antique. See more
In the episode with the gold bricks which Hogan and the gang make into steps, the following episodes have the steps back as wooden ones again. See more
[a German guard is fending off POW Newkirk from a restricted area
Oh no, must be half past ten by now.
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