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>
Stalag 13: the camp where the prisoners plot to get in, not out. Starring Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer and John Banner. (season 6)
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Did You Know?
A musician, especially a percussionist, from a young age, Bob Crane provided the drums for the show's theme song. His skills on the skins were featured early in the program, in season one, episode five, "The Flight of the Valkyrie", and in season six, episode twenty-three, "Look at the Pretty Snowflakes", where he performed the drum solo during "Cherokee". See more
Throughout the series, interior doors always have round door knobs. American doors usually have round door knobs. German doors almost always have a door handle (die Türklinke) rather than a round door knob. See more
Col. Hogan if you ever escape...
Be a good fellow and take me with you.
A cropped, high-definition version of the series, with a 1.78 : 1 aspect ratio, is currently showing on the Universal HD cable channel. (All programs are shown in a widescreen format on Universal HD.) At the time "Hogan's Heroes" was originally shown, there was no such thing as widescreen TV, and all television shows were presented in a 1.33:1 "Academy ratio" format. "Hogan's Heroes" was filmed in this aspect ratio, not in the current HD 16:9 television ratio so popular today. See more