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>
By the way Bob Crane and his fellow prisoners act, it hard to tell who caught who. In color. (season two)
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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
[in an argument with a captain about safehousing a truck and cargo
I'm afraid I cannot accommodate you, Captain. Please take your truck and its cargo some other place.
I have orders.
[Hands over papers with orders to Klink
The only orders that I am interested in are my own orders.
[Klink in a casual tone starts reading to himself the captain's orders paper
"All ranks are ordered to extend complete cooperation, assist without question. Ahmmm. Failure... punishment execution by firing squad. ...
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
Referenced in NewsRadio: Presence