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Hogan’s Heroes

Title card
Format Sitcom
Created by Bernard Fein &
Albert S. Ruddy
Starring Bob Crane
Werner Klemperer
John Banner
Robert Clary
Richard Dawson
Ivan Dixon
Sigrid Valdis
Cynthia Lynn
Larry Hovis
Kenneth Washington
Leon Askin
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 168
Production
Running time 23 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 17, 1965July 4, 1971
External links
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Hogan’s Heroes was a satirical American television situation comedy that ran from September 17, 1965, to July 4, 1971, on the CBS network for 168 episodes. Starring Bob Crane as Colonel Robert E. Hogan, the show was set in a German prisoner of war (POW) camp during the Second World War. The program was a Bing Crosby production. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Hogan's_Heroes_Title_Card. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Albert S. Ruddy (Born: March 28, 1930) is a Canadian filmmaker. ... Bob Crane as Col. ... Klemperer as Colonel Klink on Hogans Heroes Werner Klemperer (March 22 1920Cologne – December 6, 2000) was an Emmy Award-winning comedic actor, best known for his role as Colonel Klink on the television sitcom, Hogans Heroes. ... John Banner (January 28, 1910–January 28, 1973) was a Jewish Austrian actor. ... Robert Clary Robert Clary (born March 1, 1926 as Robert Max Widerman) was a French actor of Jewish descent. ... Richard Dawson (born November 20, 1932) is a British-born American actor, comedian, game show panelist and host. ... Ivan Dixon, (born April 6, 1931 in New York City) is an American actor and director. ... Sigrid Valdis, whose birth-name was Patricia Olson, is most famous for playing Hilda, Colonel Klinks secretary on the television sitcom Hogans Heroes. ... Cynthia Lynn is a Croatian actress, born April 2, 1940 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. ... Larry Hovis (February 20, 1936 - September 9, 2003) was an American actor best known for playing a prisoner of war on the television show Hogans Heroes. ... Kenneth Washington (October 19, 1946) is an African-American actor who played Sergeant Richard Baker on Hogans Heroes. ... Leon Askin (left) and Paulus Manker in a café in Vienna. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... 1867 edition of Punch, a ground-breaking British magazine of popular humour, including a good deal of satire of the contemporary social and political scene. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Bob Crane as Col. ... For other uses, see Colonel (disambiguation). ... A Prisoner-of-war camp is a site for the containment of persons captured by the enemy in time of war. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ...

Contents

Premise

The setting was a fictional version of Stalag 13, a POW camp for captured airmen located near the town of Hammelburg and run by the Luftwaffe. It bore no resemblance to its real-life counterparts, Oflag XIII-B and Stalag XIII-C. German community and home during WWII of POW Camp Stalag XIII-C. http://taskforcebaum. ... The Deutsche Luftwaffe or   (German: air force, IPA: ) is the commonly used term for the German air force. ... OFLAG XIII-B was a WWII POW camp in Hammelburg. ... Stalag XIII-C was a German Army World War II prisoner-of-war camp built on what had been the German Army training camp Hammelburg, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany. ...


The show’s premise was that the POWs were actually active war participants, using the camp as a base of operations for Allied espionage and sabotage against the Nazis. The prisoners could leave and return almost at will via a secret network of tunnels and had radio contact with Allied command. They were aided by the incompetence of the camp commandant Colonel Klink and his aide Sergeant Schultz. Hogan would routinely manipulate the incompetent Klink and get Schultz to look the other way while his men conducted secret operations. Klink and Schultz were in constant terror of being transferred to the Russian Front, and Hogan took pains to keep the hapless German duo firmly in place. Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ... Spy and Secret agent redirect here. ... For other uses, see Sabotage (disambiguation). ... National Socialism redirects here. ... An escape tunnel is a form of secret passage used as part of an escape from captivity. ... Combatants Soviet Union,[1] Poland, Tannu Tuva (until 1944 incorporation with USSR), Mongolia Germany,[2] Italy (to 1943), Romania (to 1944), Finland (to 1944), Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Spain (to 1943, unofficial) Commanders Joseph Stalin, Aleksei Antonov, Ivan Konev, Rodion Malinovsky, Ivan Bagramyan, Kirill Meretskov, Ivan Petrov, Alexander Rodimtsev, Konstantin Rokossovsky...


Cast

Allies

Colonel Robert E. Hogan

American Army Air Forces Colonel Robert E. Hogan (Bob Crane), senior ranking POW officer, is the leader of the group. He was from Bridgeport, Connecticut and born in Cleveland, Ohio. He was shot down while on a raid on Hamburg in an operation masterminded by Colonel Biedenbender, who was promoted to General for this achievement. In contrast to Colonel Klink, he graduated third in his military class. The character was named by series creator Bernard Fein after his friend, the American soap opera and character actor Robert J. Hogan, who appeared in two episodes of Hogan’s Heroes. The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) was the aviation component of the United States Army primarily during World War II. The title of Army Air Forces succeeded the prior name of Army Air Corps in June 1941 during preparation for expected combat in what came to be known as... Bob Crane as Col. ... “Bridgeport” redirects here. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses, see Hamburg (disambiguation). ...


Staff Sergeant Kinchloe

American Staff Sergeant James (aka Ivan) “Kinch” Kinchloe (Ivan Dixon) is primarily responsible for radio, telegraph, and other forms of electronic communications. A talented mimic, Kinchloe easily imitates German officers speaking over the radio or telephone. When Hogan needed a strictly audio impression of Adolf Hitler, the men generally agreed that Kinchloe was the better choice for the job over Sergeant Carter. United States Military Staff Sergeant insignia (U.S. Air Force) Staff Sergeant is the fifth enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force, just above Senior Airman and below Technical Sergeant. ... Ivan Dixon, (born April 6, 1931 in New York City) is an American actor and director. ... Telegraphy (from the Greek words tele = far away and grapho = write) is the long distance transmission of written messages without physical transport of letters, originally over wire. ...


Following Dixon's departure from the show, the producers replaced his character with Sergeant Baker (Kenneth Washington). The tasks assigned to Sergeant Baker are identical to those of Staff Sergeant Kinchloe. Kenneth Washington (October 19, 1946) is an African-American actor who played Sergeant Richard Baker on Hogans Heroes. ...


Technical Sergeant Carter

American Technical Sergeant Andrew J. Carter (Larry Hovis) is in charge of ordnance and bomb-making. He also shows talent in chemistry and can produce formulas as needed. Carter is often called on to impersonate German officers and, most convincingly, Adolf Hitler. While bright and enthusiastic at his specialties, Carter often shows a lack of common sense otherwise. He formerly worked at a drug store in Muncie, Indiana. His awards include the Silver Star, Bronze Star , Purple Heart, Commendation Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Technical Sergeant insignia Technical Sergeant is the sixth enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force, just above Staff Sergeant and below Master Sergeant. ... Larry Hovis (February 20, 1936 - September 9, 2003) was an American actor best known for playing a prisoner of war on the television show Hogans Heroes. ... For other uses, see Bomb (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... Hitler redirects here. ... The Silver Star is the fourth highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of any branch of the United States Armed Forces. ... The Bronze Star Medal is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration and is the fourth highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service. ... For other uses, see Purple Heart (disambiguation). ... The Commendation Medal is a mid-level United States military award which is presented for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service. ... The Good Conduct Medal is one of the oldest military decorations of the United States military. ...


Corporal LeBeau

French Army Corporal Louis LeBeau (Robert Clary) is a chef. LeBeau is also a master of covert operations, and has taken the precaution of befriending the camp’s guard dogs. As a result, he is able to enter their compound through a secret entrance under a doghouse without the dogs raising the alarm. In many episodes, LeBeau bribes Schultz with food, especially LeBeau’s apple strudel. LeBeau also makes the occasional outfit or uniform. The French Army, officially the Armée de Terre (Army of the land), is the land-based component of the French Armed Forces and the largest. ... Robert Clary Robert Clary (born March 1, 1926 as Robert Max Widerman) was a French actor of Jewish descent. ... For other uses, see Chef (disambiguation). ... From The U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms - Joint Publication JP1-02 dated 05 January 2007: Covert Operation: An operation that is so planned and executed as to conceal the identity of or permit plausible denial by the sponsor. ... A guard dog, watch dog, or sentry dog is a dog employed to guard against, or watch for, unwanted or unexpected animals or people. ...


Corporal Newkirk

Royal Air Force Corporal Peter Newkirk (British actor Richard Dawson) is the group’s conman, pick-pocket, forger, and impersonator of German officers. He also is in charge of making uniforms and assisting in distracting the Germans to perform other sabotage. This series marked Dawson’s American debut. Dawson auditioned for the role of Hogan, but was told he didn't sound American enough. RAF redirects here. ... Richard Dawson (born November 20, 1932) is a British-born American actor, comedian, game show panelist and host. ... A confidence trick, confidence game, or con for short, (also known as a scam) is an attempt to intentionally mislead a person or persons (known as the mark) usually with the goal of financial or other gain. ... Eighteenth century engraving showing a pickpocket in action. ... Forgery is the process of making or adapting objects or documents (see false document), with the intention to deceive (fraud is the use of objects obtained through forgery). ...


Germans

Colonel Klink

Oberst (Colonel) Wilhelm Klink (Werner Klemperer) is an old-line Luftwaffe officer of aristocratic (Junker) Prussian descent, as well as a social climber. He has a pretentious coat of arms with the letter “K” in his living quarters. Klink is never mentioned as a member of the Nazi Party and is portrayed as a bumbling self-serving Prussian bureaucrat rather than someone evil. He is seen reading Mein Kampf, Hitler’s manifesto at times. ... For other uses, see Colonel (disambiguation). ... Klemperer as Colonel Klink on Hogans Heroes Werner Klemperer (March 22 1920Cologne – December 6, 2000) was an Emmy Award-winning comedic actor, best known for his role as Colonel Klink on the television sitcom, Hogans Heroes. ... The Deutsche Luftwaffe or   (German: air force, IPA: ) is the commonly used term for the German air force. ... Junkers (English pronunciation: ; German pronunciation: ) were the landed nobility of Prussia and Eastern Germany - lands which are often also called Eastelbia (Ostelbien in German - the land east of river Elbe). ... For other uses, see Prussia (disambiguation). ... A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ... Mein Kampf (English translation: My Struggle) is a book by the German-Austrian politician Adolf Hitler, which combines elements of autobiography with an exposition of Hitlers National Socialist political ideology. ... Hitler redirects here. ...


Sergeant Schultz

Feldwebel (Sergeant) Hans Schultz (John Banner) is Klink’s bumbling, highly unmilitary sergeant of the guard. Schultz is a basically good-hearted man who, when confronted by the shenanigans of the prisoners, will simply look away, repeating “I hear nothing, I see nothing, I know nothing!” or, more commonly as the series went on, simply “I see nothing, nothing!” in order to avoid becoming involved in any way. This eventually became a catch phrase of the series. In civilian life, he is the owner of a toy & novelty company. Feldwebel is a German military rank which has existed since at least the 18th century with usage as a title dating to the Middle Ages. ... John Banner (January 28, 1910–January 28, 1973) was a Jewish Austrian actor. ... For other uses, see Sergeant (disambiguation). ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ...


Helga and Hilda

Helga (Cynthia Lynn, 1965 to 1966) and Hilda (Sigrid Valdis, 1966 to 1971) served as secretaries to Colonel Klink. Both were portrayed as having an ongoing romantic relationship with Colonel Hogan. Both also assisted Hogan and his men in various ways, including providing tidbits of information or access to papers or equipment. Cynthia Lynn is a Croatian actress, born April 2, 1940 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. ... Sigrid Valdis, whose birth-name was Patricia Olson, is most famous for playing Hilda, Colonel Klinks secretary on the television sitcom Hogans Heroes. ...


Sigrid Valdis and Bob Crane were married in 1970. Bob Crane as Col. ...


Recurring characters

  • General der Infantrie Albert Burkhalter (Leon Askin), Klink’s superior officer who frequently tires of his incompetence and often threatens to send him to the Russian Front. Burkhalter was mystified by Stalag 13's perfect record, as no prisoners ever escaped under Klink's watch, and this helped assuage his taking further actions against Klink. Burkhalter affected to live a Spartan existence like a good German officer, but in reality loved the good life, even in war. He was scared to death of Mrs. Burkhalter, testifying to this several times during the series and after Hogan managed to get a few photos of the general with very attractive women. As the series progressed, he suspected Hogan's greater role at Stalag 13; however, in the end, Burkhalter, like the others, came to depend upon Hogan to get them out of trouble with the High Command when one scheme or the other ran off the tracks.
  • Major Wolfgang Hochstetter (Howard Caine) of the Gestapo. Hochstetter is an ardent Nazi who never understands why Hogan is often allowed to barge into Klink’s office at will. Hochstetter frequently demands “Who is this man?” or “What is this man doing here?!” with increasing stridency. Klink is justifiably afraid of him, but Burkhalter is not easily intimidated. In “War Takes a Holiday,” Hogan tricks Hochstetter into lending his car to several underground leaders (presented by Hogan as potential captains of industry), who use it to escape just as Hochstetter’s superiors arrive. Howard Caine played several other German officers in the show before becoming Major Hochstetter. Throughout the series, the rank insignia on Hochstetter's collar is that of a Standartenführer which translates to Oberst (Colonel) in the Wehrmacht.
  • Colonel Rodney Crittendon (Bernard Fox), DSO, CBE, MC and Bar, DFC, AFC an RAF Group Captain. In an early episode, Klink has him transferred from another camp because he is senior to Hogan, putting him in charge of the POWs. Crittendon believes that a POW’s only focus should be escape and spy-type work should be carried out by professional spies. Therefore, he promises more than once that he would report any spy-type work he might observe to the Nazis. Also known for developing and attempting to execute various forms of prison camp escapes that never worked. Also developed the secret “Crittendon Plan”, which turned out to consist of planting geraniums along the sides of runways to cheer up returning British pilots.
  • Marya (Nita Talbot), a Russian spy who works occasionally with Hogan, but whom he doesn't entirely trust. Her trademark line is an exaggeratedly drawled “Hogan, Dahling.”
  • Corporal Karl Langenscheidt (John Cedar), one of Klink’s men. Langenscheidt often informs the distraught Colonel Klink when an important guest arrives, much to Klink’s displeasure. Langenscheidt often arrives at the worst of times. In one episode Langenscheidt gets involved in one of Hogan’s schemes to forge a priceless painting which General Burkhalter intends to give to Hermann Göring. Klink sends Schultz and Langenscheidt to keep Hogan from escaping while they are in Paris.

Leon Askin (left) and Paulus Manker in a café in Vienna. ... The Eastern Front was the theatre of combat between Nazi Germany and its allies against the Soviet Union during World War II. It was somewhat separate from the other theatres of the war, not only geographically, but also for its scale and ferocity. ... ESkog 00:49, 25 August 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... The   (contraction of Geheime Staatspolizei: “secret state police”) was the official secret police of Nazi Germany. ... SS-Standartenführer insignia Standartenführer was a Nazi Party paramilitary rank that was used in both the SA and the SS. First created as a title in 1925, in 1928 the rank became one of the first commissioned Nazi ranks and was bestowed upon those SA and SS officers... Bernard M. Fox (born 11 May 1927) is a Welsh-born British film and television actor. ... The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) is the third level military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) ratings of the Royal Navy and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... The Military Cross (MC) is the third level military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Army and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries. ... The Distinguished Flying Cross is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the United Kingdoms Royal Air Force and other services, and formerly to officers of other Commonwealth countries, for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy... The Air Force Cross is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the United Kingdom Armed Forces, and formerly also to officers of the other Commonwealth countries, for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying, though not in active operations against the enemy. The... RAF is an three letter acronym for: Royal Air Force -- the Air Force of the United Kingdom (see also Air Ministry) Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion) -- a German terror organisation Rigas Autobusu Fabrika -- a factory making buses in Riga, Latvia Rapid Action Force in India Računarski Fakultet RAF... A Group Captains sleeve/shoulder insignia Group Captain (Gp Capt in the RAF, GPCAPT in the RNZAF and RAAF, G/C in the former RCAF) is a senior commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many other Commonwealth countries. ... Arlene Martel (Born: April 14, 1936 in New York City, New York, USA) is an American actress and acting coach. ... The Croix de Lorraine, the symbol of the resistance chosen by de Gaulle French Resistance is the name used for resistance movements during World War II which fought the Nazi German occupation of France and the collaborationist Vichy regime. ...

German popularity

The show was not broadcast in Germany over German TV until 1992. The original dubbed version was titled Stacheldraht und Fersengeld (Barbed Wire and Turning Tail); it was then re-dubbed and released in 1994 as Ein Käfig voller Helden (A Cage of Heroes), which gained considerable popularity (The show was broadcast over US Armed Forces Network in 1974 for about one week, but the German government strongly requested its removal, which was acted upon by the management of Armed Forces TV).


In the newer German version, the Germans speak in various different accents which makes it funnier to a German audience than Standard German would. It amplifies the contrast between Klink (who portrays the Prussian stereotype) and Schultz (who portrays the Urbayern Bavarian stereotype). Furthermore Klink’s choice of vocabulary and memorable quotes add jokes which would not be present in a direct translation of the English language original. Another major change is that Newkirk, who speaks with a British accent in the original, is changed to an exaggerated stutterer in the German version. Apart from that there are numerous deviations from the original plot, introducing elements which were not present in the original. Amongst other things it introduces a new character, Kalinke, who is Klink’s cleaning lady and permanent mistress. She is referred to, but never seen. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Television shows and stage plays sometimes include continuing characters who are never seen or heard by the audience, but only described by other characters. ...


Merchandise

In 1965, Fleer produced a 66 trading card set for the series. The Fleer Corporation, founded by Frank H. Fleer in the mid-19th century, was the first company to successfully manufacture bubblegum. ... Various trading cards A trading card (or collectible card) is a small card which is intended for trading and collecting. ...


Between 1966 and 1969, Dell Comics produced 9 issues based on the series, all with photo covers. Dell Comics was the comic book publishing arm of Dell Publications, which got its start in pulp magazines. ... Comics (or, less commonly, sequential art) is a form of visual art consisting of images which are commonly combined with text, often in the form of speech balloons or image captions. ...


In 1968, Robert Clary, Richard Dawson, Ivan Dixon, and Larry Hovis cut an LP record, Hogan’s Heroes Sing the Best of World War II, which included lyrics for the theme song. The record did not sell well and as a result is today considered a collector’s item. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Gramophone_record. ...


Series controversies

There are similarities between Hogan's Heroes and the 1953 feature film Stalag 17, a World War II prisoner of war film released by Paramount Pictures (which now owns the DVD rights to Hogan's Heroes).[citation needed] The producers of the film sued Bing Crosby productions for infringement; the suit was unsuccessful.[citation needed] January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... Stalag 17 is a 1953 war film which tells the story of a group of American G.I.s held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp who come to believe one of their number is a traitor. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ...

Hogan’s Heroes (book cover)

In 2002, TV Guide named Hogan's Heroes the fifth worst TV show of all time,[1] despite the fact that the series ran for 6 years and was three times nominated for the Emmy for Best Comedy Series.[2] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (440x665, 82 KB) Summary Book cover - visual reference Licensing This image is of a book cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned either by the artist who drew the cover or the publisher of the book. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (440x665, 82 KB) Summary Book cover - visual reference Licensing This image is of a book cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned either by the artist who drew the cover or the publisher of the book. ... TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ... TV Guide cover from the summer of 2002 that coincided with the list. ... An Emmy Award. ...


Series pilot

The pilot episode, “The Informer,” was produced in black-and-white. As with many pilot episodes, there are several continuity errors with the series proper, such as Burkhalter being introduced as a Colonel, instead of a general. But most continuity problems revolve around Larry Hovis' character of Carter. In the pilot, he was credited as a guest star and is shown as a lieutenant, rather than a sergeant. “Lt. Carter” had recently escaped from another camp and at the end of the episode, is en route to England. A television pilot is a test episode of an intended television series. ... Black-and-white or black and white) can refer to a general term used in photography, film, and other media (see black-and-white). ...


Leonid Kinskey appeared in the pilot episode as Vladimir Minsk, a Soviet POW who specializes in tailoring. Kinskey ultimately turned down his contract, contending that the subject matter was being treated too lightly. Leonid Kinskey (April 18, 1903 - September 8, 1998) was a Russian-born movie and television actor who enjoyed a long career. ... Soviet redirects here. ... A tailor attending to a customer in Hong Kong. ...


In the pilot, Klink’s secretary is actually part of Hogan’s team and had access to the tunnels. In the series, she is merely willing to look the other way in exchange for a kiss from Hogan or some other form of affectionate gesture. Eventually, during the series run, it is implied that she and Hogan have a running romance, especially when she hints at getting a diamond engagement ring in exchange for her help.


Series timeline

The exact chronology of the series was never established, but references are made in certain episodes.

  • The pilot gives the year as 1942
  • One episode is set at D-Day
  • One episode shows Hogan holding up a sign that reads "Colonel Klink and his magic violin presents: The Escapes of 1943."
  • Another episode involves Hogan providing a German with an explosive intended to kill Hitler, referencing Claus von Stauffenberg’s failed July 20 Plot of 1944.
  • In one case, Hogan makes reference to a kamikaze, which began operations in mid-to-late 1944.
  • In the episode "Monkey Business," a sign outside the barracks reads is dated December 13, 1944:

Land on Normandy In military parlance, D-Day is a term often used to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. ... Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf[1] von Stauffenberg (15 November 1907 – 21 July 1944) was a German army officer and one of the leading figures of the failed July 20 Plot of 1944 to kill Adolf Hitler and seize power in Germany. ... Claus von Stauffenberg The July 20 Plot was an attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler, the dictator of Germany, on July 20, 1944. ... USS Bunker Hill was hit by Ogawa (see picture left) and another kamikaze near Kyūshū on May 11, 1945. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

DVD Releases

CBS Home Entertainment has released all six seasons of Hogan’s Heroes on DVD in Region 1 as full season sets. The sixth and final season was released on June 5, 2007. [1] The series was previously released by Columbia House as individual discs, each with five or six consecutive episodes. CBS Home Entertainment (formerly CBS Video Enterprises) is the home video entertainment arm of CBS, Inc. ...

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
The Complete 1st Season 32 March 15, 2005
The Complete 2nd Season 30 September 27, 2005
The Complete 3rd Season 30 March 7, 2006
The Complete 4th Season 26 August 15, 2006
The Complete 5th Season 26 December 19, 2006
The Complete 6th Season 24 June 5, 2007

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Other Media

Colonel Wilhelm Klink and Sergeant Hans Schultz appear in the Robot Chicken episode "Metal Militia" voiced by Seth Green. In a segment that parodies this show, Hulk Hogan and other wrestlers were in the place of Colonel Robert E. Hogan and his inmates as they plan to make their escape at the time when Adolf Hitler pays a visit to Colonel Klink's Stalag 13 camp. Colonel Klink also appears on "The Simpsons" in the episode "The Last Temptation of Homer," where an angel in the form of Colonel Klink shows Homer what his life would be like without Marge. Robot Chicken is an Emmy award-winning American stop motion animated television series produced by Stoopid Monkey, ShadowMachine Films, Williams Street, and Sony Pictures Digital, currently airing in the US as a part of Cartoon Networks Adult Swim line-up, in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of... Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green (born February 8, 1974) is an American actor, comedian and television producer. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The Last Temptation of Homer is the ninth episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ...


See also

  • Stalag 17
  • The Great Escape
  • Stalag XIII-C
  • OFLAG XIII-B - real-life officers camp located outside Hammelburg

Stalag 17 is a 1953 war film which tells the story of a group of American G.I.s held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp who come to believe one of their number is a traitor. ... Stalag XIII-C was a German Army World War II prisoner-of-war camp built on what had been the German Army training camp Hammelburg, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany. ... OFLAG XIII-B was a WWII POW camp in Hammelburg. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/07/12/entertainment/main515057.shtml The Worst TV Shows Ever, CBS News, July 12, 2002
  2. ^ http://www.hogansheroesfanclub.com/awards.php Hogan's Heroes Fan Club - Awards

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Townhall.com::Hogans, heroes::By Diana West (1192 words)
When asked to apologize, her husband, County Commissioner Tom Hogan Sr., steadfastly echoed his wife's opinion: "Overall, worldwide, it certainly is," said Hogan, a founder of the county GOP.
When the GOP renounced the gutsy Hogans for voicing their apprehensions about Islam it also renounced key teachings on freedom of speech (not to mention logic), and that's frightening and hateful in itself.
To be sure, if the Hogans and Ginny Brown-Waite had agreed to mouth the mantra "Islam is peace," it would have made them good Republicans.
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