Hogan's Heroes

Hogan's Heroes (1965)

89 mistakes in season 1

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The Gold Rush - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: Hogan and company use red painted gold bricks to replace the wooden stairs that they sabotaged. The steps after this episode should have been brick, but they went back to being wooden.

The 43rd, a Moving Story - S1-E23

Character mistake: When Klink explains the route of the trucks carrying the red cross packages to Kühn, he for once uses a map actually showing Germany. Unfortunately, the places he points to start near Luxemburg and track all across Germany. The spot he places Hammelburg at would be near Poznan in Poland.

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Hold That Tiger - S1-E2

Factual error: The tank used in the episode was not a tiger tank but an American M7 tank.

Anchors Aweigh, Men of Stalag 13 - S1-E16

Revealing mistake: When the "Boat" is loaded on a "trailer", you can see that it has very little ground clearance. The wheels of the "trailer" actually are hidden behind the boards like on a parade wagon. The boat has no keel and no hull below its freeboard. Besides the question of how the boat got onto the trailer if it is practically built around it, there remains the question of how it is supposed to stay afloat without a keel or a bottom.

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The Safecracker Suite - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: As Günther leaves the room, Klink touches his forehead and begins to sit down (or his knees are buckling, not relevant). After the next cut, he sinks down into a chair in a closeup. That same chair was behind Hogan before the cut.

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Request Permission to Escape - S1-E32

Character mistake: When ordering Schultz to finish cleaning his car, Klink salutes Schultz, his returning the salute with the garden hose in his hand leads to Klink being soaked. A salute is, except in rare circumstances, always initiated by the lower-ranking individual and returned by his superior, not the other way round. This rule is broken especially by Klink in several other places as well.

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The Flame Grows Higher - S1-E31

Visible crew/equipment: Toward the end of the episode, after the two women are taken out by the Gestapo, Shultz, Hogan, Lebeau, and Newkirk are standing having a drink. The camera goes in for a close-up on Shultz, there is a noticeable shadow of the camera on Shultz's coat, and right arm.

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The Gold Rush - S1-E18

Revealing mistake: When Le Beau holds up the gold painted brick and the "gold" brick, the ends reveal that they appear to be pieces of lumber. The ends seem to have grains consistent with lumber.

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Movies Are Your Best Escape - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: When Schultz is talking to Hogan and Le Beau, the guard outside walks past. As he does, you can see three shadows from him revealing the studio lighting, rather than him really being outside.

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Hello, Zolle - S1-E19

Revealing mistake: In the close ups of Maj. Zolle, it can be seen that the spectacles that he has on have no lenses.

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The Informer - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Hogan gives a birthday party when the prisoners capture a German plane. When it is taking off, it is an English Lancaster bomber with a twin tail. As it is flying overhead, it is an American B-17 with a single tail. Finally as it is shown flying, it is a German FW-200 maritime bomber.

German Bridge Is Falling Down - S1-E7

Character mistake: When counting the prisoners right at the beginning of the episode, Schultz counts to 15. However, including Hogan there are 19 men in formation.

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German Bridge Is Falling Down - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When we see the men lighting cigarettes, there are 25 people forming the arrow. When we are treated to an aerial view of it, there are 37 dots of light visible.

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German Bridge Is Falling Down - S1-E7

Plot hole: We see Hogan's men empty out the gunpowder from a lot of cartridges inside the armoury. What did they do with their empties? It's not like a mound of empty cartridge cases on the ground wouldn't draw some suspicion is it? Yes, I am aware some options come to mind, e.g. putting the bullets back in and stuffing them back into the belts, but none of that is actually shown or talked about - LeBeau even chucks one cartridge over his shoulder, implying they are not very concerned about hiding their tracks.

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German Bridge Is Falling Down - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: During his experiments to create explosives in the tunnels, Carter has a pretty extensive set of glassware on his workbench. Necessarily he would have to replace (most) of that after each explosion - not to mention various light bulbs, furniture and other non-blast-proof stuff by the way. A lot of that glassware is specialty equipment, it would not be easy to come by even one set of in peacetime for a free civilian. In wartime, for an allied prisoner (even with the heroes' connections) it should be nigh impossible, and totally impossible to have an inexhaustible supply of the stuff. So we can either assume a giant plot hole, or treat it (as I did) as a big continuity mistake.

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Happy Birthday, Adolf - S1-E17

Character mistake: The artillery officer asks "Does headquarters expect a squad of infantry to replace experienced artillery men?" Hogan only offered "his detachment", and he's wearing a Luftwaffe uniform (and so is LeBeau). Why does the artillery officer get the idea that the "detachment" would be infantry, that is to say, ground forces (Heer) troops? To avoid confusion: Yes, the Luftwaffe did have infantry units, but those would be viewed by other branches as Luftwaffe guards primarily, not as infantry.

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Kommandant of the Year - S1-E3

Factual error: A sharp brass cone has been put over the spike on Klink's Pickelhaube, so Hogan can pin the page torn from the Geneva Convention onto it. The real spike of a Pickelhaube has concave slopes, and it isn't pointy enough to pin a piece of paper onto it.

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The Scientist - S1-E12

Audio problem: Hogan knocks out his pipe against the Prussian helmet on Klink's desk. It makes a tinny, metallic sound. The Prussian Pickelhaube was made from compressed leather, not metal.

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Hogan's Hofbrau - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: LeBeau and Newkirk are on a building roof and the Nazi flag is blowing in the wind with great force. In the next shot a guard tower is shown with a Nazi flag that's hanging straight down and not blowing at all. (00:01:00)

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The 43rd, a Moving Story - S1-E23

Revealing mistake: As Carter and Newkirk sit by the wall catching their breath, a seam can be seen running vertically where two wall sections meet behind them.

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