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>
Stalag 13: the camp where the prisoners plot to get in, not out. Starring Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer and John Banner. (season 6)
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Did You Know?
was never considered for the role of Colonel Hogan. The actor was a good friend of Hogan's Heroes co-creator and co-producer Bernard Fein. When Fein was trying to think of what to call the show and the lead character, he decided on "Hogan's Heroes" in honor of his friend. Robert Hogan guest starred in two episodes and was never upset that he wasn't considered to play the lead character. He was honored to have the series named after him. (Source: Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography, 2015) See more
Hogan and the other Heroes would never have been stationed together. There was a separate POW camp for officers. See more
[runs to the window and shouts outside
Schultz! Close the gates! The War is back on!
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