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?
The familiar drum cadence heard throughout the show is virtually identical to the drum cadence played whenever the Nazis were shown, in The Longest Day (1962). See more
Major Hochstetter's collar insignia is that of a Standartenführer or the U.S. Army equivalent is a full colonel. See more
[Hogan and Newkirk pose as German officers in a Nazi building
Take this man's name down, have him transferred to the Russian front!
Jawohl, Herr General! Heil Hitler!
Might I assist you?
[pointing at officer
This man is to be court martialed and *shot!*
But Herr General, I've not even greeted you yet!
That's why! You're too slow!
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