Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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A Russian Is Coming 

A disagreeable Russian pilot wants to escape, but refuses to go first to London. He wants to head east to Mother Russia.



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Episode complete credited cast:
... Col. Hogan
... Col. Klink
... Sgt. Schultz
... LeBeau
... Newkirk
... Kinchloe
... Carter
... General Burkhalter
... Maurice Dubois
Bard Stevens ... German Officer
... Igor Piotkin (as Bob Hastings)


Dubois delivers a very suspicious Russian pilot to Hogan and his men. Hogan wants to send him to London, but the pilot named Igor wants to go back to Russia. Also, Burkhalter is on the hunt for the Russian as well. Hogan now must find a way to get Igor back to Russia before he blows Hogan's whole operation. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Comedy | War





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25 November 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the first episode to be filmed at Paramount Studios. (There was no change in location, the only change was that Lucille Ball sold Desilu to Paramount to avoid bankruptcy.) See more »


Maurice Dubois is misspelled Maurice Dubay in this episode's end credits though it was spelled correctly in the previous, Is General Hammerschlag Burning? This episode's credit creator evidently didn't know French or check for continuity from the previous, where it was spelled correctly, evidently in a rush, as usual for TV. See more »


References The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966) See more »

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This show seemed to drag at times.
26 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

The German have shot down a Russian plane and the pilot, Igor Piotkin, has been brought to Hogan by the underground. But this Russian is ill-tempered as he wants to return to Russia even before Hogan can get all the plans worked out.

But with a little skill on the telephone, Hogan gets Klink to believe that the Russian is a deserter from the German army. With hopes of Klink sending him to the Russian front, exactly where he wants to go.

Even though this was a fresh script, the production did not fair well on the screen. It just did not have the flair that most others episode offer and at time seemed to drag. Other than Klink sending out the guards to look for the Russian, there was not much comedy in this show. Not one of the better offerings.

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