Hogan's Heroes

Hogan's Heroes (1965)

86 mistakes in season 1

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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 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 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.

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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Request Permission to Escape - S1-E32

Continuity mistake: As Schultz starts to wet Klink, several big spots appear on the left of Schultz's jacket, then disappear a moment later.

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How to Cook a German Goose by Radar - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: As Tillman starts to talk to Hogan, he places his hand on, then removes, it from, Hogan's arm. A second later, he repeats removing his hand.

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Hogan's Hofbrau - S1-E13

Other mistake: After talking to the officers in the Höfbräu, the scene shifts to a closed business with Hogan talking to the waitress. As it shifts, the cameraman accidentally shakes the camera.

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The Scientist - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Newkirk calls "Heil Hitler", everyone in the lobby salutes. A second later, in the closeup of Hogan and Newkirk, everyone's arms are suddenly back by their sides, much too quickly to be real.

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Reservations Are Required - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: Hogan dumps a bucket of water on Barnes and Davis each, to make it look like they were the ones who hid in the tanker. They get big wet patches on their uniforms from it, but aren't completely wet through and through - which is to be expected, after all it's just a small bucket of water each. After the next cut however, they are completely soaked like they went swimming.

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