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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Did You Know?
For the first five seasons, Sergeant Carter wore a distinctive leather flight jacket. The right sleeve and part of the front was white. This jacket was replaced in the sixth season with one that was all brown. See more
In numerous episodes, when it is supposedly winter with patches of snow on the ground, you can see leaves still on the trees and green grass on the ground in the background. See more
[while safecracking, the phone rings in Klink's office and Carter answers
Hello? Oh, hi... I didn't mean to hang up on you before but you really do have the wrong number. This is a prisoner of war camp. Who am I? I'm a prisoner.
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