Hogan's Heroes

Hogan's Heroes (1965)

71 mistakes in season 2 - chronological order

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Hogan Gives a Birthday Party - S2-E1

Factual error: When the crew in the plane gets ready to drop the bombs on the refinery, Hogan (in the pilot seat) tells Carter (who is looking through the bomb sight) exactly when to push the button. In fact, the pilot of a WW2 bomber had no way of even knowing when exactly to release the bombs - it was the job of the bombardier, looking through his targeting optics, to know that. Carter at the bomb sight should be telling Hogan how exactly to steer to get the bombs onto the target.

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The Schultz Brigade - S2-E2

Other mistake: Hogan is listening to Klink's office with the coffee pot, and the clear top is still on the basket that is the speaker, but you can hear Klink.

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Diamonds in the Rough - S2-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Le Beau signals the plane, the camera crew is reflected in the flashlight.

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Diamonds in the Rough - S2-E3

Character mistake: When Major Hagel is going down the list of his knowledge of Hogan's Heroes, he mentions that their code name is Goldilocks. Throughout the series, the code was also Mama Bear, but the most used code name was Papa Bear.

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Operation Briefcase - S2-E4

Other mistake: When the General arrives at Camp 13 and is greeted by Klink, he notices Hogan and ask Klink who he is. Klink only says he's the Senior POW, the General sends his Aide to get Hogan. The Aide addresses Hogan by name, but Klink never said Hogan's name. (00:07:40)

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Operation Briefcase - S2-E4

Character mistake: As Stauffen parts company with Col. Hogan at the road checkpoint, he salutes Hogan. While that is understandable under the circumstances - after all Hogan just saved his life, it would also be highly suspicious. Both Schultz and Stauffen's adjutant were watching them, so it can't be said they did it surreptitiously either. After all, Stauffen is a German general whereas Hogan is an allied prisoner officer of inferior rank. For an officer of higher rank to initiate the salute is a demonstration of great respect and/or thanks, which, as far as anyone besides Stauffen and Hogan knew, was not warranted in this situation.

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The Battle of Stalag 13 - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: When the scene transitions from Klink and Hogan to a night shot outside of the barracks, you can see palm trees above the roof line. Not normal for the area that's supposed to be represented.

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The Battle of Stalag 13 - S2-E5

Visible crew/equipment: As first Feldkamp, then von Kattenhorn, get in their respective staff cars, the camera crew and equipment is reflected on the doors and glass.

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The Battle of Stalag 13 - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: As Hogan leaves Klink to go to his barracks, there is a distinct lighting difference on the porch where Klink is. The area between the supports of the porch roof is lighter in color than to Klink's left, also the shadows of the trusses are at a different slant than the area to the right of the screen. And there are extra shadows of the light and the support to Klink's left.

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The Battle of Stalag 13 - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: Newkirk and Le Beau are getting the girl into the tunnel via the doghouse, while Hogan has Schultz distracted. Look over Schultz's left shoulder. The doghouse is in its correct position, as you can see the roof. When Schultz turns around, Le Beau and the girl are pulling the doghouse down, where it was down about one second earlier.

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The Battle of Stalag 13 - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: At the end, as the staff car leaves, the guard has the gate open. You see it's a single gate, suggesting the fence is a single, whereas in other episodes, you see two sets of wire. The gates are double, with a bar on the top to open both gates (inside and outside) at once.

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The Rise and Fall of Sergeant Schultz - S2-E6

Factual error: General Kamler awards Schultz what he calls "The Iron Cross Fourth Grade." There never was a version of the Iron cross called that. The Iron cross came in two ranks, called 2nd class ("zweiter Klasse") and 1st class ("erster Klasse"). The ranks higher than that were called the Knight's Cross ("Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes") and were never pinned to the chest but worn around the neck.

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The Rise and Fall of Sergeant Schultz - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: After Klink and Schultz chat, Klink offers him a cigar. When holding the box open, Klink's hands shift positions a couple of times.

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The Rise and Fall of Sergeant Schultz - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: General Kammler tells Klink to straighten his cap. After he does so, the camera cuts to Kammler, then back. Klink's cap is again at the familiar tilt.

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A Klink, a Bomb and a Short Fuse - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: Newkirk comes out of Klink's office with a code book, and passes it to Le Beau, who immediately holds it up and opens it. In the close up, Carter's hands bring up a book with a camera in it, and Le Beau brings the book out from his back and opens it again.

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A Klink, a Bomb and a Short Fuse - S2-E8

Visible crew/equipment: When Burkhalter gets out and goes toward the office, as the camera pans to follow, you can see the shadows of the film crew and equipment.

A Klink, a Bomb and a Short Fuse - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: Klink comes out to demand his code book be returned. In the wide shot, Hogan has a book in his right hand. In the close up, when he points at Klink with his right hand, the book is gone, and back in the wide shot.

A Klink, a Bomb and a Short Fuse - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: The lapels of Schultz's jacket have yellow rectangles where the insignia of rank are. Normally, he has four eagles on them meaning senior Sergeant. In the close ups close to the end, the top piece is missing on the right lapel.

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A Klink, a Bomb and a Short Fuse - S2-E8

Other mistake: After Burkhalter gives Klink the order to help disarm the bomb, the camera cuts to Hogan and Klink. Between them and over the barracks, you can see the Desilu water tower.

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A Klink, a Bomb and a Short Fuse - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: When Burkhalter is standing with Klink after he first arrives, Burkhalter's arms are by his side. When the camera cuts to a close-up, Burkhalter's arms are crossed behind his back, much too quickly than is possible.

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