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Hogan's Heroes 

TV-PG | | Comedy, War | TV Series (1965–1971)
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The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders.

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Bernard Fein, Al Ruddy
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Bob Crane ...  Col. Hogan / ... 168 episodes, 1965-1971
Werner Klemperer ...  Col. Klink / ... 168 episodes, 1965-1971
John Banner ...  Sgt. Schultz / ... 168 episodes, 1965-1971
Richard Dawson ...  Newkirk / ... 168 episodes, 1965-1971
Robert Clary ...  LeBeau / ... 167 episodes, 1965-1971
Larry Hovis ...  Carter / ... 166 episodes, 1965-1971
Ivan Dixon ...  Kinchloe / ... 142 episodes, 1965-1970
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Storyline

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. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Stalag 13: the camp where the prisoners plot to get in, not out. Starring Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer and John Banner. (season 6) See more »

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Comedy | War

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English | German | French

Release Date:

17 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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Hogan's Heroes See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Black and White (pilot)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Major Hochstetter's collar insignia is that of a Standartenführer or the U.S. Army equivalent is a full colonel. See more »

Quotes

Hogan: [Hogan and Newkirk pose as German officers in a Nazi building] Take this man's name down, have him transferred to the Russian front!
Newkirk: Jawohl, Herr General! Heil Hitler!
Germans: [frantically] Heil Hitler!
Officer: [approaches Hogan] Might I assist you?
Hogan: [pointing at officer] This man is to be court martialed and *shot!*
Officer: But Herr General, I've not even greeted you yet!
Hogan: That's why! You're too slow!
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: John Goodman/Faith No More (1990) See more »

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Hogan's Heroes as a show...
6 February 2005 | by brobartsSee all my reviews

What I liked about Hogan's Heroes is perhaps that it did show the Nazis as incompetent but it did so with tongue-in-cheek and also with an out and out finger poking. Werner Klemper was allowed to portray Col. Klink the way he wanted which was totally incompetent....he had stated he would portray him no other way. When you think about it that was a bold move for him back in 1965 as it could have backfired and ruined his career. My favorite character was Sgt. Schultz...I loved the fact that he was such a simple man who liked all people and didn't like being caught up in the situation he was in. The characters were in some ways very complex and they played off of each others strengths which helped the plots along and it also made viewers enjoy the fact that these men were very human and war was as hard for them as it was for those at home.


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